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Marriage and Family Life Contact:

Dan Thimons
Director
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Office for Marriage & Family Evangelization & Discipleship
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131

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Divorce

Loneliness and other difficulties are often the lot of separated spouses, especially when they are the innocent parties. The ecclesial community must support such people more than ever. It must give them much respect, solidarity, understanding and practical help… -Familiaris Consortio p 83.


If you are a Catholic who is newly divorced, or soon to be divorced, you may be going through a tough time right now. First off, we want you to know that there is no reason you should have to feel isolated or cut off from your Catholic Church. We are right here to offer the support and ministry you need and deserve.

There are a few common misconceptions and questions about divorce as it relates to Catholics. We encourage you to read this Divorce FAQ Sheet which has been made available by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)




BEGINNING EXPERIENCE 

A grief recovery weekend serving those who have lost a relationship due to death of a spouse, divorce or separation.  It is designed to be a time of closure on the past and renewed hope for the future. Those who come should be beyond the initial feelings of anger and despair which usually follow the loss of a loved one. They should be at the point of wanting a new beginning and ready to work to make that desire a reality.

March 9-11, 2018

Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning

4400 Shakertown Rd, Dayton, OH 45430

WEBSITE



SUPPORT GROUPS AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE

Offering support around the Archdiocese to those who have experienced or are experiencing a divorce.

Good Shepherd, Montgomery “New Visions” Mondays 7-8:30pm For more information call (513) 489-8815

St. Dominic, Delhi Contact person is Deacon Mark, deaconmark@stdominicdelhi.org

St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville “Divorce Care” 2 times annually For information call (937) 312-1157

St. Patrick, Troy “Divorce Care” For information call 937-335-2833

St. Michael, Ft. Loramie “Divorce Care” For information call (937) 295-2891



DIVORCE SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Surviving Divorce was created to offer specific books, DVDs, websites, and other timely media to help in the healing of the human family.  Regardless of where you are after a divorce or separation, we’ll help you and your family find answers to the questions you have.

Surviving Divorce Locations

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Divorce Care: 13 weeks, held on Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm from September 15 to December 15 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH. Cost: is $25 per person.  Scholarships are available.  For more information, or to register, call Marcelle Toma at (937) 312-1157 or mtoma@woh.rr.com.