Opioid resources

provided by the Opioid Task Force of the Diocese of Erie:

Click here for a county-by-county reference resource that includes:

  • Steps to take during an overdose emergency
  • A brief video overview about opioids
  • 2016 statistics
  • Help for families
  • Quick assessment tools
  • Referrals and references

Next steps for pastors and pastoral leaders

Pastoral prayer resources in response to the opioid crisis

Questions? Contact the Office for Divine Worship of the Diocese of Erie

  1. Ritual Prayer for the Sick
  2. Order for the Blessing of a Person Suffering from Addiction…(modified)
  3. A Service of Anointing Outside of Mass
  4. A Healing Service
  5. A Whole Community Prayer Model (with stories)
  6. Ecumenical Service and Interfaith Service Outline
  7. Intercessions
  8. Additional Prayers
  9. Scripture Suggestions
  10. Music Suggestions

Prayer Card

Prayer Booklet

Prayer booklet for friends and families of those suffering from addiction available from the Diocese of Erie

Thanks to a grant from the Evangelization Endowment of the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania, the Diocese of Erie has printed special prayer booklets designed for those who are involved with a person suffering from addiction. The booklets, available at all parishes, are accompanied by a letter from Bishop Persico and a holy card with the Divine Mercy image and chaplet. They may also be requested through the Communications Office by calling 814.824.1161.

For more information about ordering copies of Meditations and Prayers, please contact Annie Moks, circulation manager, in the Office of Communications, amoks@ErieRCD.org or call 814.824.1161. Those interested in ordering multiple copies can click here.