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Finding Hope

Finding Hope

by learning

the facts about


A non-denominational program

Bringing hope to patients, survivors,

caregivers & loved ones

Held at St. Patrick Church, 409 E. Main Street, Troy, OH  45373

(937) 335-2833



We invite you to the St. Patrick Parish Cancer Support Group for those who are patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends.

Father Michael Samala and Dr. Carlos Machicao offer spiritual and medical advice and support for our group.  With their help and the help of our facilitators, we offer educational sessions once a month for dealing with cancer questions and concerns.

All are welcome to these learning opportunities, whether to just listen or to share experiences with others.  Come to a topic of your interest or come to them all!


January 18  -  Nutrition & Well Being

How to eat healthy to help your body stay strong and fight disease

Eliminating toxins & living healthier

February 8  -  Cancer Side Effects

Types of treatment side effects and how to manage them

March 8  -  Medical Massage, Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Benefits of massage therapy

How to use aromatherapy and essential oils

April 12  -  Healthy Alternatives

Using herbals and supplements to help with stress, sleep issues and overall health

*This is an ongoing monthly group.  Watch for upcoming topics in  the future.


Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center, Room #3 at 444 E. Water Street, Troy, OH 

For Questions or more information contact Pat Smith in the Parish Office, (937) 335-2833 ext 105 or [email protected]

If you are in need of a one on one consultation for support call:

Dr. Carlos Machicao, MD (937) 231-6370

Fr. Michael Samala (937) 335-2833 ext. 121