CIR Retreat

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

3224 County Road 548, Hanceville, AL 35077

Strengthen your recovery or begin your journey to find help in overcoming addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments at this healing retreat!

Beginning Friday June 2, 2023, at 6:00 pm ET and ending Sunday June 4, 2023, at 1:00 pm ET

Share this event with a friend – download and print this SMBS CIR-Retreat Handout.

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Pay registration fee and meals on the online form below. Payment will be made to Catholic in Recovery. The cost is $175. New deadline for registration is Saturday, May 27th.

You can reservation accommodation in one of the guest houses or hotels. See “Accommodations” section below.

The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be hosting a Catholic in Recovery (CIR) Retreat June 2 to 4, 2023. This three-day retreat will offer hope and healing for individuals in recovery from a variety of addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments, those who are seeking to find freedom from the grip of addiction, and family members impacted by their loved one’s addiction. Catholic in Recovery is a community of men and women who overlap 12-step recovery with the sacramental life of the Catholic Church.

When in the grips of addiction, it can be difficult to seek God’s help. But the power of God is more than a concept–it’s a real, personal force of love and grace that can free us from the shackles of darkness and give us new life! Participants will be encouraged to encounter and grow in the Lord through various talks, reflections, prayer, meetings, and opportunities for fellowship grounded in a Catholic sacramental approach to the Twelve Steps of addiction recovery. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist will be available during the weekend.


Please make accommodations by making a phone call to one of these guest houses or hotels near the Shrine. Click Shrine Guest Houses.  Maria (owner of guest houses) still have vacancies; give her a call at (256) 527-2433. 


Meals will be served cafeteria style. Food will be simple and nutritious which should serve for any food plan. If you have specific food allergies, please note this on the registration form at the bottom of this page.



Whether traveling alone or with loved ones, stop by and rest for awhile in the peaceful quiet of the grounds and in the magnificence of the Church. Visitors are welcome to join the regularly scheduled activities or explore the grounds on their own. Shrine Activities.

You can fly into Birmingham (BHM International) or Huntsville (HSV International). Birmingham to Hanceville is 44 miles and Huntsville to Hanceville is 64 miles away. 

Register today!

Registration Deadline is Saturday, May 27, 2023.

Cancellation Policy 

  • Cancellations made up to 10 days prior to the event – 100% refund provided
  • Cancellations made 9 – 3 days prior to the event – 50% refund provided
  • Cancellations made 48 hours or less prior to the event – 0% refund provided