We plant seeds of hope for the addicted and those who love them.

Addiction Recovery Ministry provides opportunities for Education, Enrichment & Support. Do you need someone to talk to, who will listen to you, without judgment? We will be there for you.

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Addiction Recovery Ministry was started by Reverend Michael W. Decewicz, former pastor of Saint Juan Diego Parish and current Parochial Vicar of the Lower Allegheny Valley Grouping. Father Mike is a recovering alcoholic and his vision as Director of the ministry is to help combat the current drug epidemic in our region, especially opioids.

About Us


Not Alone

Father Mike is not alone in this mission. He is supported by an Addiction Recovery Ministry Team comprised of people who are in recovery, loved ones of those in recovery, clergy and counselors, and rehabilitation experts.

Meet Our Staff

Not Alone

Our Mission

To provide support, encouragement, and education to all those struggling with addiction and recovery.


Our Methods

We offer a variety of pathways to recovery to help guide people through difficult times in their lives and find renewed hope in the future.


Beyond 12-Steps

Our ministry works to supplement existing recovery programs and connect with people on a deeper, more spiritual level.


May 11, 2020

Reflection on Step 1

Father Michael will present a weekly reflection on the 12 Steps, 12 Promises and 12 Traditions on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook Live. https://www.fac... A Facebook account is not needed to view these videos.

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July 1, 2020

Step 8 Presentation

https://www.fac... You do not need a Facebook account to view this video

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June 24, 2020

Holy Hour

Beginning on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the CALIX Society (A Catholic recovery program,) will sponsor a Holy Hour starting at 7:00 p.m. in Madonna of Jerusalem Church, 201 9th Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215. We welcome anyone who wises to gather and pray with us. The Holy Hour will consist of: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, […]

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June 23, 2020


The “Credo” of the society succinctly tells the story: “CALIX is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our first concern is to interest Catholics with an alcoholic problem in the virtue of total abstinence. Our second stated purpose is to […]

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