The Recovered Alcoholic Clergy Association (RACA) is a working fellowship of the clergy of the Episcopal Church. We do enjoy ecumenical contacts with recovering ordained persons from other traditions even though membership is limited to Episcopal clergy.
Any bishop, priest, deacon, member of a religious order, or seminarian who has a desire to stop using mood altering chemicals is eligible for membership. RACA is always willing offer support and counsel to ordained members of other religious traditions who want to discover the miracle of recovery as we have experienced it.
RACA's purpose is three-fold:
- Mutual self-help
- Pastoral concern for clergy with a drinking problem and their families.
Our Director may be reached by telephone at
706-338-3246 (cell) or 706-546-5281 (home: after 9/15/2013)
When you call, please say "This is a RACA call". Father Courtney's postal address is:
127 Inverness Road
Athens, GA 30606
RACA's annual retreat will be held October 21-23, 2013 at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration for the retreat: Send $50.00 and your name and address to Fr. Henry A., 621 Mayflower Rd #204, Claremont CA 91711
His email is: email@example.com
You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations at a very reasonable cost of per night which includes the resort fee (in 2012 $35.00). Meals are taken either in the hotel or in nearby restaurants. The retreat is AA- based under Fr. Henry's leadership.
Part of our outreach is to lay leaders who are concerned for their clergy and their chemical health. We are happy to offer referral and other suggestions to these faithful servants.