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September 30, 2014

Triduum in Honor of St. Therese, the Little Flower

A three day Triduum in honor of St. Therese, at St. Albert the Great Church, 4855 Parker Street, Dearborn Heights, MI, 48215. Confessions start at 6:00 pm, Rosary starts at 6:30, and Mass starts at 7:00. The theme is “Act of Giving”. Conducted by Father Dan Zaleski.

Start: September 30, 2014 6:00 PM
End: September 30, 2014 8:00 PM
Cost: no cost

September 29, 2014

Triduum in Honor of St. Therese, the Little Flower

Three evenings of Mass and devotions in honor of St. Therese, with confessions starting at 6:00, Rosary starting at 6:30, and Mass starting at 7:00. Located at St. Albert the Great Church, 4855 Parker Street, Dearborn Heights, 48125. Starts on September 29, and ends on October 1.

Start: September 29, 2014 6:00 PM
End: September 29, 2014 8:00 PM
Cost: no cost

October 9, 2014

Paco Gavrilides on Prayer and Adoration

Paco will talk on Prayer and Adoration.

October 9, 2014
7:00-8:30pm

St. John Catholic Church
2099 N. Hacker Rd, Howell, MI
St. John presents:
Paco Gavrilides
on Prayer and Adoration

Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides is currently serving as
Homiletics Instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary,
Detroit, MI. Paco has been active in the apostolic and
evangelistic ministry for many years. As a convert to the
Catholic Church since 1968, Paco has dedicated his life
to serving Christ in the Church with a passion to share the
Gospel. He is a teacher, speaker and evangelist. As a
frequent conference speaker, with bilingual skills in
English and Spanish, he gives retreats and missions on
faith and conversion, spiritual growth and prayer, and
spiritual leadership and family life. With his wife, Inez, he
gives retreats and workshops for married couples. Paco
and Inez have three children and reside in Ypsilanti,
Michigan.

Start: October 9, 2014 7:00 PM
End: October 9, 2014 8:30 PM
Cost: Free Will Offering

October 11, 2014

KofC Council 3230 Octoberfest

Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening,with social hour and donation cash bar at 6:00pm, exquisite German buffet dinner at 7:00pm, and the Luke Schaible Band, “The Beautiful sounds of Germany” playing live for your dancing pleasure from 8:00pm – 10:00pm.

Start: October 11, 2014 6:00 PM
End: October 11, 2014 10:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 Per Person

October 28, 2014

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery

“Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday October 28, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Research supports mindfulness practices as effective techniques to support sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and review the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: October 28, 2014 7:30 PM
End: October 28, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost: free

October 21, 2014

Addiction Recovery Management

“Addiction Recovery Management” will be presented on Tuesday October 21, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Kevin T. McCauley, MD; cofounder of the Institute on Addiction Study; author of the award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven;” nationally-recognized leader in the field of addiction treatment. Addiction is a lifelong, potentially relapsing disorder more effectively managed with a chronic model of care than the acute care model that is most commonly employed. Learn from a renowned expert in this field about how the chronic care model applies to addiction and other illnesses and why disease management programs (such as recovery management programs for impaired health care professionals) are a sustainable model for the future of addiction treatment. Dr. McCauley will discuss the implications what he calls, “the most important question about addiction: “Is it really a “disease?,” define acute and chronic models of care and the benefits and drawbacks of each, discuss disease management and outline the elements of an effective recovery management program, including examples with proven efficacy. There will be a reception preceding the presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with light food, beverages and the opportunity to meet and socialize. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: October 21, 2014 6:30 PM
End: October 21, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost: free

September 30, 2014

Chemical Dependency and the Family

“Chemical Dependency and the Family” will be presented on Tuesday September 30, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D.; Director, Eastern Michigan University 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Chemical dependency is often described as a family disease. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: September 30, 2014 7:30 PM
End: September 30, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost: free

September 23, 2014

Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America?

“Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America?” will be presented on Tuesday September 23, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm by Dr. Jeffrey P. Berger, MD, FASAM. Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” by CDC Director Thomas Frieden and “an urgent public health crisis” by US Attorney General Holder. Local and national leaders and media headlines echo and highlight this concern. How did we get this way? What can we do? This presentation will be a historically based look at the medical use of opiates, especially in American society. It will focus on the development and use of narcotic medications against the background of the three opiate epidemics in America. The presenter will discuss the history of opiates in medicine, opiate addiction as a brain disease, issues in the use of opiates to treat chronic pain and the medical treatment of addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: September 23, 2014 7:30 PM
End: September 23, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost: free

September 16, 2014

Addiction 101

“Addiction 101” will be presented on Tuesday September 16, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and provide an overview of the process of recovery. Learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain an understanding of the basic process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and tools utilized to treat addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each program. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Mark Albulov LLMSW, Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Start: September 16, 2014 7:30 PM
End: September 16, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost: free

October 8, 2014

ST. NICHOLAS INSTITUTE GALA AWARDS BANQUET

Join gala banquet M.C., Teresa Tomeo (Catholic Connection/ Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC), as we honor the 2014 Award Honorees, who include: Tom Monaghan (Domino’s Pizza Founder), Paul W. Smith (WJR – AM Radio), Joe Kocur (ex-Detroit Red Wing’s “Bruise Brother”), Maureen O’Hara (star of 1947 Christmas Classic, “Miracle on 34th Street”).

Annual gala event honors outstanding individuals from a variety of backgrounds who live the “Christmas Spirit” every day of the year. See complete list of awardees at: http://www.stnicholasinstitute.org/2014-award-winners.htm

Gourmet dining. Live musical entertainment by extraordinarily gifted vocalist, Rennie Kaufmann.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ONLY! $40 Per person. See: http://www.stnicholasinstitute.org/st-nicholas-institute-awards-banquet-reservations.htm

Start: October 8, 2014 6:00 PM
End: October 8, 2014 10:00 PM
Cost: $40 Per Person (ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ONLY!)
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