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The Spiritual Services We Offer

There are a number of ways to participate in spiritual services at Caron

1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:

2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old

graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

Activities Vary But the Feeling Is the Same

The spiritual activities and events we offer vary between Caron’s Pennsylvania Treatment Center and our Florida Renaissance Center, so we’ve described them separately below. Although the services themselves are somewhat different, they’re based upon the same foundation of inclusion, support, and connection.

Spiritual Services at Caron Pennsylvania

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.

Sunday Chapel

Chit Chat
Chit Chat Auditorium - Caron PA

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.

Friday Sabbath

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.

Guided Meditations

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
Spiritual Services at Caron Renaissance

At Caron Renaissance we blend the time-honored approach of Caron spirituality with our unique philosophy of fostering community-based involvement for patients and their families.

Spiritual Fridays

Caron Renaissance patients participate in Spiritual Friday groups led by members of a group of local religious leaders. These groups are led under the direction of Caron Renaissance’s Director of Spiritual Services. Each Friday these leaders take part in treatment programming where diverse issues relating to spirituality are explored.

Leaders of Spiritual Fridays represent a wide variety of faith backgrounds, including Judaism, Unity Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and Evangelical churches, among others. People of all faiths, and those who claim no particular faith, are equally welcome to attend Spiritual Fridays. Many patients also choose to attend churches and synagogues on their own, as well.

Within Spiritual Fridays, patients find a non-judgmental environment in which to share, discuss and explore their spiritual beliefs and experiences, and are exposed to a range of spiritual philosophies.

Other Spiritual Activities

In addition to Spiritual Fridays, we provide specific events and activities focused on:

  • spiritual feasting
  • drumming
  • sacred labyrinth
  • spiritual-focused art, such as creative writing and collage