Please postpone your visit to Caron’s campus for chapel services, family education or other reasons if you are sick with the flu or experiencing flu-like symptoms.
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Caron Pennsylvania’s Sunday chapel service is like no other church or temple service you've probably ever experienced. The service has become a hallmark of Caron’s treatment programs in Pennsylvania, setting us apart from other treatment facilities by providing a venue for patients and their families to meet and be together and by introducing chapel to people with addiction who have little or no connection to a Higher Power.
The weekly, interfaith service integrates 12-Step traditions with elements of several faiths, including Christian worship. The service typically includes testimonials from patients, alumni, or family members; poetry; music; and messages of hope from Caron staff members.
Aspects of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting are also incorporated into the Sunday Chapel Service, focusing on the 8th and 9th Steps of recovery, which deal with the willingness of a person in recovery to make amends to any person he or she has hurt while using.
The Sunday Chapel Service is open to the public and families of patients. Caron alumni are also welcome to return to campus and attend. People of all spiritual traditions are welcome.
Pennsylvania's Chapel Service begins at 9:00 a.m. each week; please plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m.
Whether Judaism is expressed within a particular family system in terms of heritage, or in Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox affiliation, Caron Pennsylvania offers specialty services to facilitate faith-sensitive addiction treatment for Jewish individuals and their families.
Most Jewish patients at Caron Pennsylvania attend special Friday night Sabbath services as soon as their medical condition allows. Friday services include both synagogue prayers and a full, family-style Sabbath dinner. Observant Jewish patients also enjoy Kosher food and observance of major holidays.
Meditation is an express component of the Twelve Step spiritual traditions. Chaplains provide guided meditations for any group, as demand and schedules permit. In addition, regular meditation is offered in for specific groups.
Other Spiritual Activities
Patients are frequently encouraged to undertake spiritual tasks as part of their treatment at Caron Pennsylvania, including:
- Attendance at Sunday Chapel Service
- Sabbath services on Fridays
- Participation in grief and loss, anger, or other specialty groups
- Meditation or yoga
- Journal exercises
- Spiritual consultations by credentialed spiritual counselors
- 12-Step work
- Art, music, or other spiritual disciplines and experiential techniques