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


Resources for Catholics who are separated or divorced:

 

 

 

Declaration of Marriage Nullity (Annulments)

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

A Collaborative Effort:

While the official process of seeking a declaration of marriage nullity is directed by the Office of the Tribunal, there is pastoral support available through collaborative efforts from the Office of Marriage and Family Life and parishes of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

 

Annulment Information Evening

Are you curious about how the annulment process works, in the midst of a divorce, or getting ready to begin the annulment process?  You are cordially invited to attend the annual Annulment Information Night sponsored by the Metropolitan Tribunal of in collaboration with the Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

This event is held every fall at The Catholic Center (1400 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN) where the privacy of all attendees is respected. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. Light snacks and beverages are provided.

  • Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not able to host a live gathering for October 2020 as had been planned. If you would like to learn more about the marraige nullity process, please contact the office of the Tribunal.

Annulment Support Group

The Annulment Support Group is composed of people going through the process, those who have completed the process and offer encouragement, and volunteer "Field Associates" who have been trained by the Tribunal to offer accompaniment to those going through the marriage nullity process. Meetings are every other month, typically at Holy Spirit parish on the East-side of Indianapolis, but locations may vary. This is an ongoing group open to everyone in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who is seeking an annulment.

The next meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall located at 1040 N. Post Road on December 10, 2020 at 7pm. Contact the Marriage and Family Life office to get connected with this group.

 

 


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

 

Men’s Divorce Support

St. Susanna offers a monthly divorce support group for men.  The goal is to help men cope with the trauma of divorce, grow in their Catholic faith, and nurture relationships with their children.  There will be readings and discussion, videos, useful resources, companionship and comradery.  All men are invited and may join the group at any time.  The group will meet in Avon. For more information and meeting location, please call or text Al Chlupacek (317) 750-4290.

 

 

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:

    • March 4-6, 2022
    • August 12-14, 2022
  • 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/

     

 

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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