Resources and Support for Marriages Seeking Healing, Catholics who are Separated or Divorced, and their Families


 

 

 

Being & Belonging

A retreat for separated and divorced catholics

September 9 - 11, 2022

This retreat offers a safe place to wrestle with your feelings about divorce and find ways to heal and grow. Discover anew that God is with you in your struggles and in your hope. Listen to the stories of those who have walked the path of divorce and healing before you.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House

5353 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46226
(317) 545-7681

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Are your parents divorced, separated, or otherwise not together?

Are you struggling with the effects of that and looking for guidance?

Life-Giving Wounds, a Catholic apostolate dedicated to supporting adults from broken homes, is running an online retreat from Sept. 29 to Nov. 10.

During seven Thursday evening sessions, retreatants will meet others who “get” the pain of having your parents split up, and will hear from fellow adult children of divorce or separation on dealing with anger, anxiety, family boundaries, forgiveness, and more.

You are not alone! Cost (which includes a Retreat Guide and journal):

$185 early-bird, $225 after Sept. 18; $95 early-bird college students/consecrated, $125 after Sept. 18.

More information and registration here: https://www.lifegivingwounds.org/onlineretreat2022

 

Declaration of Marriage Nullity (Annulments)

Annulment Support Group Meeting at Holy Spirit Parish - September 29th at 7PM

Are you considering seeking an Annulment?  Not sure where to start, or feeling overwhelmed by the process? There is a support group at Holy Spirit Church on the east side of Indianapolis.  Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday,September 29th at 7:00 PM. We will meet out behind the church at the Rose Garden Shelter. In case of inclement weather we will meet in the Parish Meeting Center (use the front Parish Center entrance). Dinner is provided. For questions contact Kate Halter

 katehalter@comcast.net or Holy Spirit Parish (317) 352 1243


Information from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:

Who to Contact:

The process of seeking a declaration of marriage nullity (commonly called an annulment) is directed by the Office of the Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. If you would like more information about the process, or need an update on the status of a case, please contact the Office of the Tribunal.

Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal
Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Phone: (317) 236-1460

Email: tribunal@archindy.org

Web: https://www.archindy.org/tribunal/index.html


For any of the items below, please contact the providers directly, as options may have changed.

 

 

Resources:

  • Catholic Divorce Ministry - CDM.

  • Receive Daily Inspiration and Free Online Workshops- Divorced Catholic

  • National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers - NACFLM


Resources for marriages seeking healing:

  • Indianapolis Retrouvaille A retreat for separated or hurting marriages looking to heal. Talks are presented by coupels who faced adversity, overcame, and now share their story. After the weekend retreat, follow-up sessions
    are available to continue the healing process.

    Upcoming dates:

    • August 25, 2022 Virtual Online
    • September 9-11 at Cincinnati

  • To learn more and register please visit www.helpourmarriage.org or email retrouindy@gmail.com

    Jerry and Mary Kaye Area Coordinators
    Retrouvaille of Indianapolis

     

    *. For more information contact Mike and Cathy McNamee 513 922 6045

     

     

  • The Third Option is an on-going skills based group program to build better marriages. 

    It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options painful endurance or divorce, The Third Option means reconciliation. Couples may attend a single session or all sessions, even if the series has already started. The group meets in person in Carmel, IN or couples can join virtually on Zoom. This ministry is open to couples in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. For more information, visit http://carmelthirdoption.org/web/

    Next Sessions:

    January 23, 2023


 

Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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