Substance Addiction Ministry

Holy Cross

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

~Reinhold Niebuhr

Upcoming Events

Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) - Recovery Mass - September 7, 2016 - Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House

A Recovery Mass, celebrated by Msgr. Paul Koetter and sponsored by the Substance Addiction Ministry, will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House (5353 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226) at 7:00 pm. Reception with refreshments will follow the mass. For more information, please contact Joni LeBeau at (317) 236-1475 or

Save the Date - More information to come

  • November 6, 2016 - Indiana Catholic Youth Convention - Booth

Substance Addiction Ministry ("SAM")


New parish SAM teams are forming all of the time. If you would like to bring SAM to your parish, please contact Joni LeBeau RN, Health Ministry Coordinator, Office of Pro-Life and Family Life at (317) 236-1475 or, to discuss the requirements and opportunities.
It is essential 1) to have the support of one’s pastor or PLC, and 2) to participate in a team training session before engaging in Substance Addiction Ministry.

Substance Addiction Ministry
SAM Resources
The following links provide information to AA, Nar-anon, and Al-anon Meetings

Fr. Ralph Pfau

Fr. Ralph Pfau (1904-1967)

The founder of the National Catholic Council on Alcoholism and Related Drug Problems (NCCA) and a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.


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