‘Friends of Cuan Mhuire’ a new nation-wide network to support people in recovery from addiction, opened a centre in Tralee last night. See Photos.
Bishop Ray Browne, who made the initiative one of the Special Projects for the ‘Year of Mercy’ in the Diocese of Kerry said he hopes that the new centre will the first of many across the County.
Thanking Bishop Browne for his support, Sr. Consilio said: “Every town in Ireland is impacted by addiction, the Recovery Program is only half the battle. Remaining in recovery, day by day, can be a challenge and people need a lot of encouragement and support’
The new Centre at 11 Highstreet (Beside Down-syndrome Ireland) will be a ‘home from home’ – providing a welcome, a listening ear and hospitality. It will also reach out to those still in addiction and to their families.
Sr. Consilio expressed her huge gratitude to the people of Kerry who, she said, had provided constant and long standing support – people like Paddy O’Connor and our many other friends – who have helped us make such a difference to peoples lives for almost 50 years. The new Centre will be Volunteer-led. The Sisters of Mercy in Tralee will be very much a part of the support network.
’11 Highstreet’ will be a beacon of Hope and Positivity for people in recovery and for their Families at the very heart of their own community here in Tralee’. Bishop Browne will say Mass on Monday Evening and the new service will be available to people from half nine every day until late.