There are few topics more challenging in the Church today than divorce. Not only is the reality of divorce incredibly painful for those involved, but few seem to understand what the Catholic Church teaches on the topic.
As a result, many stop attending Mass or leave the faith altogether.
Whether they experienced divorce years ago or are in the midst of it right now, they often feel rejection and shame. Many also fear being judged by their communities. They have questions, and it seems that many of us who minister to the laity are paralyzed when we attempt to give meaningful answers.
SURVIVING DIVORCE: Hope and Healing for the CATHOLIC Family is a proven, 12-week program of hope and healing. It offers answers and guidance to the many issues surrounding divorce, annulments, remarriage, parenting, and more. It brings the divorced through emotional healing, the power of forgiveness, and into a more vibrant relationship with Christ and the Church.
• Discover how to work through the emotions of separation and divorce.
• Experience personal healing and hope.
• Gain wisdom and comfort from others who share your experiences.
• Address questions of forgiveness and new family dynamics.
• Obtain an understanding of the annulment process.
Each session of this program, which runs for twelve weeks (only the first three are posted on Meetup), begins with a 30-minute video presentation addressing a specific topic, followed by small group discussion. Participants receive a Personal Survival Guide workbook that contains all the points shared and discussed throughout the program.
NOTE: This program is absolutely FREE to attend!
Please RSVP so that the planners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help can be sure to have enough books and materials. For more information, contact:
Marti Hurd, Director of Pastoral Ministry
614-875-3322 Ext. 318
or Keith Luscher, 614-205-0830, email@example.com.