Knights of Columbus Father Joseph J. Comyns Council #9638

4801 Illchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043,,      

Many people can’t face addiction – the sight of someone they love struggling to maintain control of their lives can be overwhelming. Any parent, for example, will tell you that they don’t want to see their child in pain, but dealing with addiction is a difficult and painful time. 

Bob Hoopert and his wife live in Jarrettsville, Maryland and are parishioners at St. Mary's in Pylesville, Maryland.  In 2012, Bob started developing and sharing a presentation that is based on his son’s addiction to heroin and his recovery

Bob’s presentation is aimed at trying to help students and their families to avoid going down the path that his family went down.  The two main points of his presentation are that we all need to be aware of the dangers that surround us and that our children need to be encouraged to live their lives to the fullest without drugs and alcohol.

Sharing his family's story comes straight from his heart.  It isn't easy to do, but it is something that he knows needs to be done.  In an ongoing effort to learn more about addiction and alcoholism, Bob has attended over 75 addiction-related presentations, seminars, symposiums, and meetings over the past 7½ years.  Bob is also a member of the Mason-Dixon Anti-Drug Coalition and the Mason-Dixon Ministerium.  Both of these groups are trying to deal with the drug abuse problems that exist in southern Pennsylvania and northern Harford County.

Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Father Joseph J. Comyns Council #9638
Catholic Daughters Court #2313
Meeting Announcement

"A Father's View of his Son's Addiction...and Recovery"
By Bob Hoopert
Monday Evening, September 23, 2019
7:30 PM at OLPH Harrison Hall

Invite your family and friends, food and beverages served
Please Plan To Join Us!!!