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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:15

October News from Our Lady of the Lourdes Shrine






                                                                                    October, 2018

Dear Friends,

We continue with the topic good advice from Mary the Mother of Jesus.

Last month we talked about how Mary tells us to do whatever Jesus tells us to do.  This month we ask the question: How do we know what God wants us to do?  Again, Mary comes to the rescue.  Let’s look at scripture. In Luke 1: 26-38 the angel Gabriel said to Mary: “Hail full of grace the Lord is with you.”  Gabriel does not call her by her given name.  He gives her a title.  The title is “full of grace.”  What does that mean?  That means that Mary was full of God because grace is the life of God within us.  So even before the Holy Spirit overshadowed her the life of God, grace, was within her.  How does one get the life of God to be within them?  The answer is prayer.  Prayer is conversation with God.  It is inviting God to live within us.  We must give God permission to abide in us.  He will not barge in and invade our space.  He is very respectful of our free will.  Mary gave God permission to dwell within her in a very special way.  She would be the Mother of Jesus, but not until her words of approval were spoken.  She says to the angel: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.”

Can we do that too?  Can we allow God to speak to us in prayer so that we know what His will for us might be?  Try it.  See what happens.

October 7st, we will be celebrating Rosary Sunday.  That is our Fall Festival.   If you can, it would be a perfect time to visit. Masses are at 8:00AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00AM as well as the regular services and a candle light procession. The festival begins after the 9:30 AM Mass. You will find a bake sale, handmade craft items, prizes on wheels, a lot of food and of course our gift shop. On Friday, October 26 we will have a 4:00 PM rosary and prayers for priests.  Help us to support our priests through prayer.  Please join us! 

Although the weather is changing please remember that we are open and have the 9:30 AM Mass until October 28th. We have many activities scheduled during the winter season so please do not forget us.  The Spring and Summer schedule will resume the first Sunday of May, but don’t forget us during the winter.  Come and visit.  Thank you from the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity.

Please remember that October is the month of the Rosary and try to say it every day and encourage someone to join you, even for only a decade. November is the month dedicated for the deceased.  Below you will find a form to pray for your deceased loved ones for the month of November.

Please remember that if you can not make it to the Shrine to light your candles for the Blessed Mother we will gladly do this for you for four days a month for a donation of $20.00 or 16 days for 6 months for $100.00.

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Please include my loved ones in the Masses during November.


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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:33

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 09/22/18

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In late 2013, many of Northeast Ohio’s leading institutions joined forces to formulate a Community Action Plan, a document to serve as a master plan for communities as they move forward in their fight against the opioid epidemic. The Action Plan was divided into four categories which eventually morphed into four subcommittees: Education and Prevention, Healthcare Policy and Treatment; Law Enforcement; and Data and Analysis. This group that formulated the Action Plan continued to meet every month as part of what became known as the U.S. Attorney’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force. 
In the first episode of this two part series, Greg shares highlights from the conference that was held in Cleveland on September 6th called “Opioids: A Crisis Still Facing Our Entire Community” where the group reconvened to review their progress and revise the Community Action Plan. 
Listen to today’s podcast to learn about the innovative programs that are making a difference in the opioid epidemic here in Northeast Ohio.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:46

Motivational Monday September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Make joy your perspective

Joy is not the result of any particular possession, experience, or situation. Joy arises out of the way you choose to see the situation and to live the experience.

Joy is available all the time, in every moment. What you must do is see it, live it, give it, be it.

Don’t strive to arrange the details in a specific fashion in the hope that they will cause joy. Be yourself the cause of joy, and allow the details of experience to flow from that joy.

There is joy in the moment when you give joy to the moment. The time, the place, the experience and those who share it are special when you see, with joy, how special they are.

Let go of judgments and assumptions. See if you can allow joy to be your perspective.

Here is where you can make new joy. Now is when.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#9sfbp0Qmk6CcorTA.99 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 11:06

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 09/15/18

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One of the major contributing factors to the opioid epidemic has been linked to the over-prescribing of opioids for pain relief. Treatment methods, such as chiropractic care, have been offered in many states as an alternative to prescribing opioids. Chiropractors practicing in Ohio participated in a recent survey regarding coverage from Ohio’s largest payers. The results were alarming. According to the statistics, both public and private payers favor opioid prescriptions over alternative treatments, which can very well contribute to the ongoing epidemic. 
Greg is joined by Dr. Aaron McMichael and Dr. Vern Saboe on this podcast and the three discuss alternative pain methods and why it is vital to get insurance companies behind non-drug treatments. The state of Oregon recently revised their guidelines after many successfully lobbied to get these larger healthcare payers to extend their coverage to non-pharmacologic methods. Hear how alternative pain treatment can be a key component to lessen the dependency on pharmaceuticals and combat the growing crisis.
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 09:08

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 09/08/18

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We’ve profiled many programs on our series that are designed to get people into treatment for substance use disorder. We’ve done episodes on QRT teams in Colerain Ohio, the DART program in Toledo, the PAARI program from Gloucester, Massachusetts, Safe Stations in Manchester, New Hampshire and AnchorED in Providence, Rhode Island. The goal of each of these programs is to get people get into treatment. But what if they’re not ready? Today Greg interviews Brendan Cox, the Director of Policing Strategies for LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion), a program that begins before someone is ready for treatment. 
L.E.A.D offers multiple support services, including transitional housing or even drug treatment, to offenders to get them on a guided path towards behavioral change. This form of treatment is in response to various public health issues, such as untreated mental illness, addiction, poverty and homelessness. In loosening the dependence on the justice system, programs such as LEAD have increased the effectiveness of treatment and provided additional opportunities to individuals that previously they may not have had.
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:48

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 09/01/18

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The impact of the opioid epidemic continues to change faces and affect our nation. One area that has been devastated by the crisis specifically is corporate America. With the economy growing, it has been a struggle to fill all the available positions with qualified candidates who can pass a drug test. An organization in Richmond, Indiana has taken a new approach to this issue. 
In February 2018, Belden, Inc. launched an innovative new work program to offer treatment to applicants who initially failed the drug screening process. The Belden program Pathways to Employment assists participants in a personalized drug rehabilitation program that leads to an employment opportunity once the program is completed. This helps support each individual through their treatment and encourages a lifestyle of sobriety. Joining Greg to discuss the story and launch of Pathways is Doug Brenneke and Leah Tate of Belden. Hear how innovative programs, such as Pathways to Employment, are changing lives and establishing a future for those seeking help.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:48

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 08/25/18

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Completing over 200 podcasts, Cover2 Resources has had many fascinating guests over the years who represent organizations and programs that are making a difference fighting the opioid crisis. Whether these organizations use the judicial system, personalized treatment or support groups, they are designed to bring hope to those suffering from addiction and start them down the path of recovery. 
In this episode, we look back at various podcasts that discuss a variety of treatment programs and methods. Many are finding innovative new ways to reach more victims of opioid abuse and encourage them down the path of recovery. Listen to this special collaboration of podcasts that speak on Drug Courts, Quick Response Teams, harm-reduction programs, treatment locating websites, support groups and even innovative technology that can successfully share patient data. With these tools and the passion of those behind the programs, we can help make a difference in the opioid epidemic. Thank you, our devoted listeners, for tuning in each week to help us get our message out and be a resource to help those who are fighting the battle of addiction and to their loved ones.
Monday, 20 August 2018 08:10

Motivational Monday 8-20-18

Savor the journey

Don’t let yourself become too obsessed with hurrying to get there. While you’re on the way, savor the journey.

Go fast enough to get it done, but slow enough to do it well. Do what you must to achieve the goal, while enjoying all the richness you find in the effort.

Sometimes the road is more interesting and fulfilling than the destination to where it leads. Often what you learn along the way is more valuable than what you find when you get there.

Rushing ahead of everyone else is not an indication of how enlightened or important someone is. It’s actually a sign of ignorance and insecurity.

Be confident enough to make the journey at an enjoyable, sustainable pace. Be smart enough to understand how much value can be created and collected along the way.

Keep going, steadily, and you’ll get there. As you do, savor the journey, every step of the way.

— Ralph Marston

Read more at http://greatday.com/#FCmK2y0rbfiUwvcr.99 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:02

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 08/18/18

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In the second half of 2016, the opioid epidemic ravaged Northeast Ohio as bad as anywhere in the country. It was said that 130 Summit County residents per week sought help after overdosing. On this podcast, Greg met with Raynard Packard, founder of the Packard Institute. Launching in 2007, the aim of the Packard Institute was to change the shape and form of recovery. 
Packard grew tired of the failing treatment plans that facilities provide for their patients. These traditional programs follow the same outlined treatment for everyone and being a recovering addict himself, Packard knew why these plans often failed. Recognizing each person’s unique needs and struggles, the approach of the Packard Institute is to customize treatment based on the individual. This model integrates family, community and a tribe into the recovery journey to help support each person and ensure their success.
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