Catholic Recovery Fellowship

The Catholic Recovery Fellowship was founded as a way of understanding and working the Twelve Steps through Christian principles, the sacraments, and the witness of those of the Body of Christ – the experience of the Christian mystics, saints, and people of the Church who have found healing through surrender and living their lives in Christ.  Although the paths of those who have come before us may be different, the goal is still the same – a spiritual awakening and a union with the Divine.  As St. Louis de Montfort once wrote,

“What steps will you take to reach the high level to which God is calling you?  These means are: sincere humility, unceasing prayer, complete self-denial, abandonment to divine Providence, and obedience to the will of God.” [1]

It is our hope that within our fellowship we can come together and share our experience in the person of Jesus Christ as lived out in the principles of the Twelves Steps of recovery.

“The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.  Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts.  For theirs is a community composed of men.  United in Christ, they are led by the Holy Spirit in their journey to the kingdom of their Father, and they have welcomed the news of salvation which is meant for every man.  That is why this community realizes that it is truly linked with mankind and its history by the deepest bonds.” [2]  

[1] St. Louis de Montfort, “The Secret of Mary,” in God Alone: The Collected Writings of St. Louis de Montfort (Bay Shore, New York: Montfort Publications, 1987), 265.


[2] From the Preface of Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Promulgated by His Holiness, Pope Paul VI, on December 7, 1965.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love.
Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created; and You shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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 hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with forever in the next. Amen.
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Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

(Closed Noon to 12:45 pm)


1 Enders Island
PO Box 399
Mystic, CT 06355

Home to the Southeastern Connecticut Office of the

Phone: (860) 536-0565

Fax: (860) 572-7655


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