• Evening 1
    November 23, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 2
    February 22, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 3
    May 23, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 4
    August 22, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 5
    November 28, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The addiction & recovery masses at Saint James are oriented toward hope and confidence in the abundance of God’s grace for those who have journeyed, or may be journeying, through the isolation and darkness of addiction.

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Compass Mark’s mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.   On Monday, October 7th, Compass Mark hosted two of the original Freedom Writers, Tony Becerra, and Cynthia Ray, to share their stories with our community. The night was filled with messages of inspiration, empowerment, and resiliency. We celebrated both the 20th…

Recovery Month Celebrates Healing and Thriving Imagine having an illness that is often fatal, but can be recovered from—a highly stressful situation. Now imagine the general public not only believes that recovery is impossible but also blames you for having this illness. Beliefs are powerful, and can determine whether an illness is secret or shared;…

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Make Healthier Choices this Year with Help from Compass Mark The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for those who’ve lost a loved one to addiction.  It can also be a challenging time for people currently experiencing addiction or those who are watching their friends or family members struggle. For others, the alcohol at…

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“Fentanyl overdose survivors require little if any hospital treatment.” Study that sentence carefully. It’s the headline of an article describing results of a recently published Canadian study. Further on, the article states, “75 per cent of the fentanyl overdose patients were classified as “low-risk” upon arrival.” Compass Mark recognizes addiction as a medial disease; as…

Working in the helping professions isn’t easy. Doing so during an addiction epidemic is harder still. If hope doesn’t prevail, we cannot continue. Interventions for addiction fall along a continuum- from health promotion and prevention to treatment and finally, long-term support for recovery. We’d like to share hope today, and we find it at every…

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