Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, “pairs his personal story with compassionate straight talk to show Catholics how to bridge the commonly felt gap between the Higher Power of 12 step programs and the merciful God who is at the heart of the sacraments.” He deals specifically with the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. One of the ideas that he keeps reinforcing is that a person cannot move into recovery and stay in recovery alone. He takes time to show how each of the sacraments fits into the process of recovery. The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments is filled with many stories of individuals to make it more personal and there is an appropriate prayer at the end of each chapter and questions to help an individual continue moving in a positive direction.

The book is available in the lobby of the Parish House