Are you a Catholic who has experienced a divorce? Have you felt abandoned and unsupported by the Catholic Church?
“‘For many divorced Catholics, the church’s approach [to the indissolubility of marriage] raises an existential question,’ said Helen Alvaré, a law professor at George Mason University: ‘What is my place in the church, and do I feel welcomed?’” At St. Thomas More, we want to help you answer this question by discovering your place in the Church and feel welcomed in the parish.
The Office of Marriage and Family Life sponsors a ministry for divorced Catholics. We follow a program developed by Rose Sweet, titled The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide. The Catholic Church takes seriously her responsibility to support every family with their unique challenges of living the Catholic faith and raising Catholic children, regardless of circumstances or family structure. This program offers lessons about the challenging issues that arise in divorce including anger and forgiveness, finances and family, romance and dating, all in light of Catholic teaching and the encounter with Jesus Christ.
A new session begins January 13, 2016 on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in Peregrine Hall. The cost for the program and materials is $25. Childcare is available and reservation is required. For further information, contact email@example.com or Lori Ugran in Marriage and Family Life at 303-221-9235.