St. Mary's Parish

"To know Christ and to make Him known..."

 

St. Mary's Catholic Church
8 Church St
Holliston, MA 01746
Rectory 508∙429∙4427 or 508∙879∙2322
Religious Education
508∙429∙6076
FAX 508∙429∙3324
 

Alcoholic's Anonymous at St. Mary's

Mission: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Meetings: There is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every Sunday night at St. Mary's Church at 8 Church Street in Holliston. The meeting is held from 8 - 9 PM in the downstairs hall beneath the church. The hall is handicap accessible through an elevator on the side of the church by the main parking lot.
Membership: This is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous where anyone can attend, yet what you hear here, stays here.
Contacts: Staff @ 508-429-4427. Please feel free to call with any questions.

The AA Twelve Steps:

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.