iThirst Spiritual Companionship Training
The Archdiocese of Boston’s Opioid Task Force invites you to answer the Church’s call to be a beacon of a hope to those suffering from the scourge of addiction. Please consider becoming a Spiritual Companion. As a Spiritual Companion, you will provide spiritual consolation and recovery resource information to the afflicted and their families, and you will work with your pastor to develop (or supplement) a recovery ministry that fits the needs of your parish.
iThirst’s Spiritual Companionship Training is a 48-hour interactive and engaging training program that will be offered remotely, so that you may participate from the comfort of your home. Participants will be academically certified through both iTHIRST and Seton Hall University and will receive 4.8 Continuing Education Units.
All sessions are VIRTUAL and will be scheduled every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Excluding the Wednesday of Thanksgiving Week). Start date: October 14, 2020. End date: December 9, 2020. Please download a flyer here: ITHIRST Virtual Training.
Please view this brief video message from the iThirst Initiative’s Executive Director and Instructor, Keaton Douglas:
Cost is $250 per person and includes a printed copy of the ithirst Spiritual Companionship manual, an important resource for those working in this ministry. All participants must submit a letter of endorsement from their pastor that addresses their commitment to completing the training and being a resource to their parish.
To register for this training, please call Madeline Ostdick at 617-866-9942, or go to this LINK.