Healing

Separation and divorce are some of the most devastating losses. What began as a joyful building of family has

Healing Resources

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.



Retrouvaille

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
 

 



Support Groups

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.

External resources:

RainbowsNACSDC North American Conference for Separated Divorced Catholics
 

 


 

Take Care of Yourself!

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

Helpful Tips:

  1. Get enough sleep every day

  2. Eat healthy foods

  3. Avoid excessive alcohol

  4. Exercise a few times a week

  5. Don't dwell on what you could have done or should have done

  6. Take time to heal before you start dating again

  7. Pray for strength to get through this difficult time

  8. Ask for help from friends and family

  9. Seek the help of a counselor or group for support

  10. 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."


"My peace I bring you. My peace I leave
with you."


"Come, follow me. Do not be afraid."