Empowering the Church to be a Resource for those Suffering from Addictions and Their Families.
iTHIRST is an initiative of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, a community of Catholic men religious seeking to accompany those on the margins.
Find out more about how these life-saving programs could assist people in your diocese.
Witness a positive, life affirming change in the Church
The iTHIRST programs reach dioceses, individuals in treatment, the incarcerated, and those who are seeking aftercare programs.
There is a spiritual component of the disease of addiction that cannot be met by clinical professionals, but only by the spiritual consolation and guidance that the Church can provide.
Together, we can focus on the unique human dignity of every suffering individual and their family members.
The iTHIRST Initiative in conjunction with Seton Hall University
Feb 21, 2023
The iTHIRST Initiative in conjunction with Seton Hall University invites you to answer the Church’s call to be a beacon of hope to those suffering from 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 Companion program 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. 2023 Sessions: February 21st to April 18th. All sessions are VIRTUAL and will be scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Except for Holy Thursday For course registration: http://www.shu.edu/ithirstprogram For further information, please contact the Department of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at Seton Hall University by clicking the link, email CEPS@shu.edu or call (973) 761-9087 for more details.