Alcoholism Annual Report January 2013
Submitted by Father Andrew Harrison.
We continue to have three self-help groups meeting at St. Luke, Sunday at 5:30PM, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM. The CODA (Codependents Anonymous) has 8 members who regularly attend. They begin at 5:30PM on Sunday with Step Study. At 7PM they begin the regular meeting. The Little Christmas AA Group celebrated its 30th year. They have 26 regularly attending. The How it is Done AA Group meets on Wednesday at 8PM. They have 15 who attend regularly. There has been an increase in attendance in all three groups. They are pleased with the facilities at St. Luke. All groups give donations to help cover heating and electricity.
I was part of a two week mission team with Floyd Franz and Felice Stewart lecturing on Alcoholism and the family in Bukoba, Tanzania to about 50 priests. As part of the program the clergy were introduced to Alcoholics Anonymous. AA meetings were organized in two parishes and in several homes. I was invited to attend an AA meeting in Nairobi, Kenya as a guest.
A Twelve Step spiritual path around the church building is in the process of completion. It begins at the Gazebo and ends at the memorial garden in the front of the church. This is an Eagle Scout project organized by Nicholas Lisowski. Those on the construction team are David Huismen, Dennis Dandeles, and George Poulos.