With the best intentions in the world, some marriages do not work. Instead of being a place of love, care, and support, they become a place of fear and violence and isolation. In some cases, the physical and emotional well-being of a family demands that the couple separate. Mercy and gentleness are needed for those who have suffered a broken marriage.
St. Paul's offers several programs for people who have experienced this loss, and volunteers are always needed to keep the programs going and fully-staffed. Contact Heidi Clark, Director of Adult Faith Formation, for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-333-3891, ext. 328.
This book study and support group is offered two to three times each year. With mentors who have "been there and done that," the group serves as a wonderful opportunity to help you pick up the pieces--whether your marriage ended recently or even a long time ago. Participants meet weekly for approximately three months.
An annulment is an official determination by an ecclesiastical tribunal that what appeared to be a valid marriage may have been civilly valid but not sacramentally valid. In finding a marriage null, the Church does not cast blame on either or both parties, even if one of them acted in a blameworthy manner. A declaration of nullity simply states that a sacrament did not exist. St. Paul's has trained and certified annulment case sponsors who will walk you through the process. Contact Heidi Clark for more information: email@example.com or 281-333-3891, ext. 328.