Lazarus Journey

This parish ministry was named Lazarus Journey in recognition of the resurrection and new life that Jesus gave to his good friend, Lazarus. -John 11:1-44 

The goal of Lazarus Journey is to provide resources for parishioners in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, to help maintain their sobriety and to support their loved ones. Lazarus Journey’s work is focused on providing education, support and referral in a confidential manner. Nothing destroys a family or relationship faster than addiction. Oklahoma ranks #2 in the nation in the number of individuals with substance abuse disorders–about 11.9% of the adult population. Our Parish began Lazarus Journey to provide a supportive, familiar and confidential environment for healing. It is modeled after work developed by the Calix Society and several other Catholic, faith-based substance addiction ministries. We believe in the benefits gained from 12 Step programs like Alcoholic Anonymous, Al-Anon and Narc-Anon and it works to complement these programs with deeper spiritual development. Our work is aimed at helping participants enrich their spiritual life, which statistically enhances success in the neverending fight against their addiction.

Lazarus Journey meetings are held weekly at Christ the King Parish on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the St. John Paul II Room on the second level of the new Sacred Heart Evangelization Center.These meetings are open to anyone. Lazarus Journey meetings are designed to complement and not replace counseling, treatment, or participation in a 12-step program. These meetings incorporate scripture readings, prayer, and Catholic faith based readings. 

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View the Lazarus Journey Brochure here.