The Mychal Judge Center for Recovery


SAS-FSCM2Is someone you love struggling with alcohol and/or other drugs? St. Anthony Shrine wants to help! Through the Father Mychal Judge Center for Recovery, a substance abuse counseling and retreat ministry, counseling is offered for individuals and families as they journey toward recovery from addiction. Professional counselors provide consultation and treatment referrals to those in need of intervention. Individuals can choose to participate in either individual or group substance abuse counseling at the Center located on the mezzanine level at St. Anthony Shrine. The Center also offers pastoral support and assistance for individuals seeking to complete Fifth Step work. We provide recovery retreats for 12 Step groups covering various topics including recovery spirituality, mindful meditation and relapse prevention.

What do we do?

We offer group and individual outpatient substance abuse counseling services, educational services, family counseling, counseling and support services for adult children and children of persons with substance abuse/dependence problems, pastoral counseling and Fifth Step work, recovery retreats and relapse prevention services.

Support Groups

Is someone you love struggling with alcohol and/or other drugs?

Is it affecting how you live and feel? WE CAN HELP! Contact us at the Mychal Judge Center for Recovery and ask for Anthony. The Mychal Judge Center for Recovery is a substance abuse counseling and retreat program at St. Anthony Shrine.

The center offers counseling for individuals and families seeking recovery from various addictions. The staff is available to provide treatment referrals and consultations to those in need of intervention. Additionally, the Center will offer life skills and relapse prevention workshops.

12-Step Programs

Twelve-step programs are open to those in recovery at these times:

AA Step Meeting

Mondays: 5:45 – 6:45 PM

AA Open Meeting

Tuesdays: Noon – 1 PM

AA Open Discussion Meeting

Wednesdays: 5:45 – 6:45 PM

AA Big Book Meeting

Thursdays: 5:45 – 6:45 PM

SLAA Meeting

Thursdays: 12 – 1 PM

OPEN OA Meeting

Mondays: 12 – 1 PM
Fridays: 12 – 1 PM

Rediscovery (Not active yet.)

Tuesdays: 4:40 – 5:30 PM

All 12-step meetings are held in the auditorium (lower) level of the shrine. There are stairs and an elevator to the auditorium level, both to the left as you enter the shrine from Arch Street.


Anthony Andreottola, LMHC, is the director of the Fr. Mychal Judge Center for Recovery. To make an appointment or contact the center please email: [email protected] or call: 617-542-6440 Ext. 183 Athony Andreottola.