Cascia Center Ministries

The Cascia Center can assist you in seeking growth and healing through Pastoral Counseling or Spiritual Direction. These are resources for opening one’s heart and growing in Christ’s message of forgiveness and reconciliation.

These ministries exemplify the virtues of our patroness Saint Rita, patron saint of healing and reconciliation. To learn more about either of these ministries, call the Shrine Office at: 215.546.8333.

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Spritual Direction

How can I explore God’s activity in my life? Am I seeking a guide to help me live a more centered and aware life, growing in virtue? Do I need help discerning where God is calling me? Do I desire to focus more on what is true, what is important, and what is life-giving? One-on-one spiritual direction meetings occur monthly for an agreed-upon period of time. In dialogue with a Spiritual Director, listen deeply to God’s voice in the journey of your life.

To learn more, call our office at 215.546.8333, or leave a message for Fr. Jim Paradis, O.S.A. at 215.546.8333 x 14

 
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Pastoral Counseling

 

Using the resources of spirituality and psychology, pastoral counseling is a way to address specific issues or challenges in your relationships and life - anywhere you’ve gotten “stuck.” Set goals and work on how to meet them with your counselor. Counseling can last for a few sessions or a longer period of time, depending on your needs and goals. Individuals, couples or families are welcome. Find a way through a difficult time with the insights of faith and psychotherapy.

To learn more, call our office at 215.546.8333, or leave a message for Fr. Jim Paradis, O.S.A. at 215.546.8333 x 14


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Men’s Group

This group is geared toward men who are struggling with issues such as pornography use, infidelity, sexual compulsions and temptations. You will see that you are not alone. There are others who are facing similar challenges that cause pain in their lives and rupture to their marriages and relationships. There is hope in knowing that change and freedom is possible with the help of God and the companionship with others. There is healing with time and commitment.

All are welcome. For more information, please call 215.546.8333 or leave a message for Fr. Jim Paradis, O.S.A. at 215.546.8333 x 14.

 
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Supervision Group

for Pastoral Ministers

Join a group of peers for prayerful professional support in your ministry. This monthly group of 4 to 6 participants will meet at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia, and will be facilitated by Fr. James Paradis, OSA. Open to pastoral ministers of all religious traditions, this group will give peer support, consultation and supervision within a confidential setting to help you in the many demands of pastoral ministry. The suggested offering is $50 per session.

To learn more, call our office at 215.546.8333, or leave a message for Fr. Jim Paradis, O.S.A. at 215.546.8333 x 14.