12 Step Calix & Courage


Where: St. John Vianney Church Basement

46 N. Wolf Rd. Northlake IL . 60164

When: One Saturday of the Month, 9:00am-12:00pm 

For more info call Ellen at 847-583-0274.

Fr. Charlie 815-385-1575


“COURAGE is a spiritual support group of Catholic lay men and women who aspire to live chaste lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality. Established with the endorsement of the Archdiocese of New York, COURAGE meets each week in a parish setting, where members come for a session of prayer and of discussion.” (Courage Handbook)

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT COURAGE’S WEBSITE- www.couragerc.net For information on our Chicago Courage Meeting: Email: couragechicago@yahoo.com



Community Cenacolo is an International Church approved organization that assists those with addictions and certain other adult adjustment difficulties to discover healing and change through living a Catholic Christian Community Life which includes prayer, work and friendship. Community Cenacolo is free and is supported by free will donations ie. God’s Providence. Usually a 3+ year commitment is requested due to Mother Elvira’s (Foundress) experience over the past 25 years in dealing with these type of issues. Come discover true joy, friendship and love in overcoming addiction through God and neighbor! Please visit the Florida Community at www.hopereborn.org with links to the Motherhouse in Saluzzo, Italy. Listen to podcast: Addictions and a Catholic Perspective


The society was founded in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1947 by a group of five men, all recovering alcoholics, who saw their faith as a sure path to serenity without alcohol. “Calix” is Latin for “chalice”, and these men accepted the idea that they were substituting “the cup that sanctifies for the cup that stupefies”. The “Credo” of the society succinctly tells the story: “Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Calix is no substitute for A.A.. In fact, faithful attendance at A.A. or Alanon meetings is strongly recommended. This is definitely no attempt to establish a Catholic A.A.. And by all means we must continue to respect A.A.’s nondenominational position. However, as Christians we often feel our response to the 11th Step is less than satisfactory. It is in this area that Calix can offer a positive program; one that not only applies to all the steps but also leads us to a better understanding of our Higher Power, who for us is Jesus Christ. “He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2: 3)

Where: St. John Vianney Church Basement 46 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake, IL. 60164 When: One Varying Saturday per Month

9:00am to 10:30am, (8:00am Parish Mass, optional)

(Meetings include: Opening Prayers, Step Discussion from a Catholic Perspective, opportunities for Sacramental Confession)

Fr. Charles Becker, Chaplain, 815-385-1575.

Contacts: Ellen K. 847-583-0274 or Joanne R. 847-540-9219.

For next scheduled mtg call answering machine at 847-540-9219.

Please do not call St. John Vianney Church. TY.