Separation and divorce are some of the most devastating losses. What began as a joyful building of family has
disintegrated into pain, separation and loneliness. So many emotions add to confusion and pain; many times it is difficult to get through the day.
Your faith and the love of God can provide help, healing and wholeness. Taking the first step is all important. There are various resources in the Diocese of Palm Beach and community that can help.
Please contact the Office of Marriage and Family.
If you have questions about the annulment process or Church law, please contact the Tribunal Office.
Information Night on Church Annulments: Hope for a New Beginning
This Information Night on Church Annulments will be held on Tuesday April 26 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Mt. Carmel Banquet Hall at St Jude Church located at 21689 Toledo Road in Boca Raton, FL 33433. Reverend Albert Dello Russo, J.C.L., Tribunal Judge of the Diocese of Palm Beach, will provide clear and accurate information about annulments in the Catholic Church. Prior registration is not necessary. For more information about this event, please contact Cathy Loh at the Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Marriage & Family Life at 561-775-9557.
Retrouvaille is a program for troubled marriages. Retrouvaille comes from a French word meaning "to rediscover" and the program is designed to help couples rediscover a loving marriage relationship. This intense weekend retreat has helped thousands, many of those on the verge of divorce, to restore trust and build lasting happy marriages.
- To see if Retrouvaille is right for you, please go to retrouvaille.org
New ministry to those who have suffered divorce: The Catholic’s DIVORCE SURVIVAL Guide from Ascension Press is a 12-week program featuring weekly 30-minute DVD segments covering topics such as anger, guilt, forgiveness, money, co-parenting, the ex-spouse, annulment, sexuality, spirituality, finding peace, and more, followed by small group discussion.
Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, this program can provide valuable insight and a path to healing for you. The Catholic Church is not here to condemn but to console and to help you find peace, power, and renewed passion for life.
Please contact the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 561-775-9557 to find a program near you.
For more information on the Catholic's DIVORCE SURVIVIAL Guide, go to www.catholicsdivorce.com/
For those who prefer one-on-one counseling, Catholic Charities can provide help.
- Please contact the Office of Marriage and Family for referrals.
For those who are going through separation or divorce, life can be emotionally overwhelming.
Catholic Divorce Ministry--North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics has many helpful resources for education and healing. Check out their sections on retreats, awareness, books and more at www.nacsdc.org
Get enough sleep every day
Eat healthy foods
Avoid excessive alcohol
Exercise a few times a week
Don't dwell on what you could have done or should have done
Take time to heal before you start dating again
Pray for strength to get through this difficult time
Ask for help from friends and family
Seek the help of a counselor or group for support
Remember that you will heal
Below are messages from Jesus that are messages to live by.
"I will be with you always until the end of time."