Statement of Purpose:
The purpose of the St. Jude Catholic Church Catholic Alcoholism and Addictions Ministry (CAAM) is to:
- Serve as a resource to Parish Staff by identifying organizations designed to assist the Alcoholic or Addict and their family, friends, and associates. To maintain contact information for these organizations.
- Serve, when requested by parish staff, as immediate contacts for sufferers of these diseases and their family, friends, and associates. To provide references for both Catholic and non-Catholic resources designed to assist the alcoholic or addict and their family, friends, and associates.
- Increase Parish awareness of the disease nature of Alcoholism and Addiction, through literature and sponsorship of forums, as well as through visible assistance and aid to suffering Alcoholics or Addicts and their family, friends, and associates.
St. Jude 12-Step Meeting
St. Jude sponsors a weekly 12-Step meeting for parishioners on Saturdays at 9:15am in the Formation Room, (PC401). This meeting is an open meeting for any person who may feel they or someone they know has an alcohol or addiction problem. While we operate similar to the AA traditions, we are not affiliated with AA, NA or other addiction-specific organization and we strongly encourage attendance at these addiction-specific meetings in addition to attending the St. Jude 12-Step Meeting. For more information, contact Matt at 214.734.5334.
St. Jude CAAM Ministry – Call for information and referrals:
Matt – 214.734.5334
Diocese of Dallas Family Life Director:
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Dallas
3725 Blackburn St.; Dallas, Texas 75219
Phone: 214 528.2240; Fax: 214.526.1743; email@example.com
Providing Help...Creating Hope to those in need, regardless of faith.
Professional counselling for families and individuals – alcoholism, addictions, family counselling.
Rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church to serve each other, our services extend the ministries of parishes throughout the distinct and diverse communities of the Diocese of Dallas.
- Fulfilling the gospel mandate of welcoming strangers, supporting the weak, serving those in need and celebrating the gifts of every individual and family.
- Sharing the joy of service by treating every person with respect, dignity, patience and compassion.
- Enhancing the quality of life for all families and empowering individuals and families to become more self-sufficient.
- Providing tools and resources to help individuals and families live as productive and responsible members of the community.
- Calling the community of faith and the community at large to participate in its work through volunteerism, financial support and advocacy.