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Thursday, 09 May 2019 10:54

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05/11/19

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In March of 2019 the Center on Addiction, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting families struggling with substance use and addiction, published Uncovering Coverage Gaps II: A Review of Addiction Benefits in ACA Plans. A follow up to their 2016 report of the same name, this new report reviews and compares the addiction benefits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans for all 50 states.

This most recent report was an eye-opener, both for what coverage was available through the state plans, but even more so, what was omitted.

Here to further our understanding of the 2019 report, is the Center on Addiction health law and policy director, Lindsey Vuolo. Lindsey is the research lead on the adequacy of SUD benefits offered in the ACA health plans, an expert on federal and state responses to the opioid crisis, and author of (Ending the Opioid Crisis: A Practical Guide for State Policymakers).

Drawing on her extensive experience in legal, regulatory, and policy work related to addiction prevention and treatment, Lindsey shares her discoveries of the essential coverage gaps in the ACA plans nationwide, and provides her insights regarding the current state of addiction health care coverage and policy in America.

Listen to today’s podcast for an extra-informative episode on your state’s addiction coverage, featuring Lindsey Vuolo.

Monday, 06 May 2019 09:31

MAY 2019

Dear Friends,

We hope that all had a very Happy Easter! Thank you for all your prayers and kindness shown to us.  The Lord is indeed risen! He did not leave us orphans. The Holy Spirit came to be with us. Another person who did not leave us is Mary.  She was with the early Church and the Apostles as they began to spread the Good News. It was her job, as it is for any mother, to give encouragement, to pray for and to remind those early followers who Jesus was and what his message was.  The early days were difficult ones, needing a mother’s love present in their midst. But we too have Mary in our midst. She has come to us in her apparitions with the same message that she gave to the early Church: “Pray to my Son. Go to my Son.  Follow what my Son has told you.” What a loving God we have to give us a mother that is there to nurture us. All we have to do is ask. Mary is here at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. She is at all her Shrines. Come and pray with her.

 

With that in mind the Shrine once again began its Outdoor Season on Sunday, May 5th.  (See the schedule below) As always you remain in our prayers come and visit us also on Pasta dinner days Thursdays: May16th and June 20th.       

 

God, bless you,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity!  

 

Outdoor Season Sunday Schedule:

8:00 AM Mass in chapel

9:30 AM Mass (outside if possible)

Breakfast in dining room from 10:15 AM until 11:30 AM

Lunch in the dining room from 12:00 noon until 2:30 PM

3:00 PM Stations of the Cross

4:00 PM Rosary, Homily, Benediction

The Gift Shop is open every day from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Sunday from after the 8:00 AM Mass



PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

 

Holy Mary, you were so generous and immediate in giving your yes to God, inspire young women and men to follow your example by voicing their yes to God as you did. As a Mother, we respectfully request that you petition your Son for us, to awaken in the hearts of young people the courage and insight to follow His way of life as a Religious.  If we may be so bold, Dearest Mother, may we petition that these young people are guided to help carry on the work of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity. We ask this as we ask all things through your Son Jesus. Amen

 

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Monday, 06 May 2019 08:39

May 6 - Motivational Monday

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership USA 
Friday, 03 May 2019 09:14

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05/04/19

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The opioid epidemic has taken a deep toll on families throughout Appalachia. In Tennessee alone, over 1,631 people, (more than five per day), died from a drug overdose in 2016. To respond to such a massive loss of life, Tennessee state leaders developed a special program to unite faith-based communities and take coordinated action against substance abuse.
 
Faith communities have a long history in the struggle against substance abuse. By working together and building a Faith-Based Recovery Network, not only can the state of Tennessee provide educated, welcoming, and supportive places for individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), but also, they can increase outreach, and build more pathways to recovery.
 
Dr. Monty Burks, is the leader of Tennessee’s Faith-Based Recovery Network, and State Director of Special Projects and Faith-Based Initiatives. Fresh off his speech from the National Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Dr. Burks shares his insight into this program’s collaboration with Faith-based communities in Tennessee and beyond.
 
Listen to today’s podcast for a preview of Dr. Monty Burks, Fair-Based Recovery Network- empowering faith communities for substance abuse recovery.
Monday, 29 April 2019 08:51

April 29 - Motivational Monday

"Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity." Henri Nouwen

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership, USA.
Monday, 22 April 2019 08:47

April 22 - Motivational Monday

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”  Earl Nightingale

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership/Grategy.com
Friday, 19 April 2019 09:00

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 04/20/19

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Pharmaceutical companies spend billions annually on influencing physicians and other pharmaceutical providers, to write more prescriptions for their products. For most companies, the majority of their marketing budget is dedicated to direct contact with doctors, offering token gifts and free lunches, in tandem with information on their products. Many aspiring medical practitioners and physicians are unaware of the impact this can have on their practice and their patients, with recent studies revealing the full extent of this influence. 
 
Fortunately, there are those dedicated to preparing today’s students on where to draw the line when pharmaceutical reps come calling. Today, we talk with Dr. Elizabeth Gundersen, the Director of Ethics at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. An expert on physicians’ vulnerability to the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Gundersen’s ethics class helps prepare students for ethical challenges they face as future as practicing physicians. 
 
Listen to today’s podcast for the eye-opening truth about the pharmaceutical industry with Florida Atlantic University, Director of Ethics, Dr. Elizabeth Gundersen.

Getting deeper into Lent has, hopefully, led us to take a bit more time in prayer. We are approaching Holy Week.  Jesus laid out His ministry and message in three years, but in a period of three Holy Days a lot of action takes place.  We see sleeping, betrayal, denial, doubt, fear and abandonment, but we also see Christ leaving the Eucharist and His ultimate sacrifice because He loved us enough to suffer and die.  

 

Yes, many friendships and testimonies of faith were tested and most of the humans failed.  Mary, Jesus’ Mother, the other Marys and St. John remained faithful, but the other Apostles were found so lacking.  Wait a minute, didn’t Jesus pick those people? Didn’t he tell Simon that his name was Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church? Peter denied Jesus. Thomas doubted Him. Judas betrayed Him.  Everyone except for John ran away.

 

What happened to these mere mortals?  Peter begged for forgiveness and was forgiven.  He led the new Church until he too died like Christ.  Thomas regretted his doubt and asked for forgiveness. He too was forgiven and became the Apostle to India.  He was martyred for his faith in India. The other Apostles, all martyred except for John, asked for forgiveness for their lack of faith.  Judas, he committed suicide. What a shame, because we can speculate that Jesus would have forgiven him as well. What about us? Do we fail?  Of course, but all we need to do is ask for forgiveness. Have we done that? I hope so. In order to celebrate and participate in the Resurrection we need to go to God and ask pardon for our lack of faith in Him and express our gratefulness for all that God has done.  Like the Apostles we are charged with bringing the Good News to all.

 

Bible Vs. Matt. 16:15-16,18-19 “Simon Peter replied, You are Christ, the Son of the living God... And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.”  

 

Prayer:  Help me to be faithful all the time, but when I fail, like your most intimate followers, reach your hand to me to help me up.  I’ll get up and begin again and try not to fail you, but if and when I do, I will always ask for forgiveness. Help me also to give forgiveness as quickly and honestly as you do.  Amen

 

Highlights:  Come and celebrate the days of Holy Week at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.  Thursday, April 18 is the Mass of the Last Supper at 7:00 PM, Good Friday, April 19 is the Passion of Our Lord at 2:00 PM, Holy Saturday is the Easter Vigil at 7:30 PM and Easter Sunday Mass is at 8:00 AM.  Alleluia, the Lord is Risen!

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, Ohio 44117

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Monday, 15 April 2019 08:42

April 15 - Motivational Monday

"Time well-spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation." Zig Ziglar

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership, USA
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 11:12

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 04/13/19

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Each year, thousands of people from across the country go to Florida seeking treatment for drug addiction. Some find help and recover, but the vast majority relapse and continue to struggle with the disease, even after going through treatment many times. This population is vulnerable to insurance fraud through cooked treatment centers partnering with “body brokers” and operations of “sober homes” to find patients with good health insurance. Brokers and sober home owners offer those trying to get clean, free rent and grocery store gift cards, cigarettes and cell phones in exchange for going to a specific treatment center, which pays kickbacks for each client.
Today, we’ll talk with Filmmaker Pat McGee, the Producer of “American Relapse,” a story about two people fighting to make a difference against the devastating heroin epidemic that’s spawning a billion-dollar treatment industry. Against the odds, two recovering addicts spend their lives pulling needles out of the arms of addicts and assist in placing them in reputable treatment facilities.
 
The film features Frankie and Allie who live and work in Delray Beach, Florida, the Rehab Capital of America, now referred to by some as the Relapse Capital of America. They allowed the film crew all access for one weekend. What transpires over 72 hours is not only captivating and raw, but a heartbreaking rollercoaster ride.
 
Listen to today’s podcast for an incredible behind the scenes look into “American Relapse” with Award-Winning producer, Pat McGee.
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