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The Addictions Recovery Ministry
of the
Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
announces its
35th Annual Weekend
for men and women who are
or who want to be in recovery

Becoming a
Transformed Person

August 3 - 5, 2018

Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
Loranger, Louisiana

The Addictions Recovery Ministry of the Diocese
of Louisiana announces its 33rd annual weekend
for women and men who are or who wish to be in
recovery. The weekend will take place at the Solomon
Episcopal Conference Center in Loranger,
Louisiana, August 5-7, 2018.

Retreat Theme

Becoming a transformed person:  A spirituality of recovery, based on the 12 Steps, which leads one to a more healthy and peace-filled life.  How can honesty, gratitude, forgiveness, and serenity change your life and lead you to knowing, really knowing, that you are a beloved child of God .

Our Retreat Leader
Our facilitator is Fr. Tom Newton, who currently is Pastor of Catholic Community of Christ Our Light in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Fr. Tom has an MDiv and a Masters of  Public Administration from Rutgers. Fr. Tom also serves as an advocate for priest Health and Wellness and  president of Catholic Charites Board of Trustees in Camden, NJ along with several other  boards and councils. He has extensive experience with 12 step retreats.

The weekend begins with supper at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August  3 and ends on Sunday,  August 5 about noon, following a  12-Step Holy Eucharist Service.  You  may check in on Friday after 3:00 p.m.   However, you may arrive at SECC  as early as 1:00 p.m. on Friday.    
A 50 % non-refundable deposit is required and must be paid in full no later than July 31, 2016.

Our Conference Center

All rooms at the Conference Center are double occupancy (shared rooms). You may be request a private room, but we can not guarantee their availability. Private rooms are not assigned until after all registrations are received and we know the total attendance. We assign private rooms on a “first come, first served” basis; but no one will be turned away in order to provide private rooms.

There are handicap accessible rooms and an electric wheelchair available. Please let SECC know if you have any special dietary needs.

There are two ways to register:  (1.) To pay using a credit or debit card, please register on-line at  (2) To pay by check, please complete the attached registration form and mail the completed form and your check to the address indicated.

Make your check payable to Solomon Conference Center with “ARM Retreat”  on the memo line.

The Brother James Mark Eddy and The Rev. Daryl Canfill Memorial Scholarship Fund can help defray up to 50 percent of the cost of a double occupancy room. To apply, contact Dcn. Jay Albert  at
(985) 643-4752 . 

The ministry pays the costs of the facilitator and scholarships as well as the rooms and food for clergy, spiritual directors, and musicians.  Your additional contributions will help cover these costs and enable the ministry to continue its work.  Donations are tax deductible.           Thank you.

Copy/Paste the following for

Registrations by Mail
(for payments by check)
SECC Event # E02580

If "Sharing with" is left blank, the retreat coordinator will assign
a roommate for you.
                                       Total Cost
_____Private Room……    $239.00
____ Shared Room .......   $195.00        

Sharing with:

  Total Enclosed…………$_________

Your name
E-mail address
Daytime phone (with area code)
Evening phone (with area code)

Your street address or P.O. Box
Your city, state, zip code

Is a handicap accessible room required?_______
Special Dietary Needs
Church Affiliation

Circle One:           Male                Female

Mail your completed registration and check to:
    Solomon Conference Center
    54296 Hwy. 445
    Loranger, LA  70446

Questions:  Dcn. Jay Albert (985) 643-4752 or

     Reminder:  Make your check payable to Solomon Conference Center with “ARM Retreat”  on the memo line.


From New Orleans:
Cross the Causeway. Take I-12 towards Hammond. Exit at Robert and turn right onto La. Hwy. 445. Travel north on La. Hwy. 445 for approximately 12 miles. The Conference Center sign and entrance are on the right side of the road.

From Baton Rouge:
Take I-12 through Hammond and exit    at Robert (Exit 47). Turn right onto       La. Hwy. 445 and travel north for approximately 12 miles. The Conference Center sign and entrance are on the right side of the road.

The Addictions Recovery Ministry (ARM) of the Episcopal Church helps recovering Christians find a home within the Church. ARM seeks to provide education, guidance, and support for families struggling with, or wishing to learn more about addiction.
Our desire is not to be dogmatic or exclude anyone in their spiritual search, but to live out the acceptance and love taught by Jesus.

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