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February 26, 2018
DIVORCE AND BEYOND
Divorce and Beyond is for people who are already divorced or have filed for divorce. It examines what happens to most husbands and wives going through the break-up of their marriage. It helps participants understand what they are going through and that others have gone through the same things. Finally, it suggests activities for making divorce a growth experience.
03/14/2018 REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM INTRODUCTION:
- Registration will take place in the St. Joseph Room at
7:00 PM, Our Lady of Peace Parish.
- A fee of $20.00 for the class and book will be collected.
- Support Group Guidelines will be outlined.
- Each participant will have a chance to share.
- Group will end by 9:00 PM each evening.
03/21/2018 -- Session One-The Process of Divorce
03/28/2018 -- Session Two-Self Image
04/042018 -- Session Three-Stress
04/11/2018 -- Session Four-Anger
04/18/2018 -- Session Five-More on Anger
04/25/2018 -- Session Six-Blame and Guilt
05/02/2018 -- Session Seven-Loneliness
05/09/2018 -- Session Eight-Forgiveness
05/16/2018 -- Session Nine-Happiness
05/23/2018 -- Annulment Process (Father Chris Bakey)
05/30/2018 -- Session Ten-Pathways to Growth (Rituals and Refreshments)
For more information please contact: Debbie-856-881-4133 home, 856-889-3224 cell or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Charlotte-609-221-7759
Below please find the statement of Bishop Sullivan regarding yesterday’s Motu Proprio of Pope Francis which simplifies the procedures for the annulment process in the Church.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2015
Office of Communications
Statement of Bishop Dennis Sullivan Regarding Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus
On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis promulgated a letter entitled The Lord Jesus, Gentle Judge, which revised the canonical procedures for Catholics seeking a declaration of nullity (annulment) for a marriage.
The Holy Father made it clear that the Church’s law and pastoral life are ordered to the practice of charity and mercy and ultimately the salvation of souls. In fact, Pope Francis made it clear that he is “not promoting the nullity of marriage, but the quickness of the processes, as well as a correct simplicity” of annulment procedures. These changes have resulted from the world-wide consultation for last year’s Extraordinary Synod and the recommendations of a commission of canonists impaneled by the Holy Father to review annulment procedures and the Church’s law.
In the coming months new procedures and policies will be developed. I have asked the Diocesan Tribunal to prepare presentations for priests, deacons and the faithful before the beginning of December. In this way the Diocese of Camden will be ready on December 8th to implement the changes made by the Motu Proprio. On that day, we, together with the Church throughout the world, will joyfully commence the Jubilee of Mercy.
The Diocese of Camden serves approximately 475,000 Catholics in 65 parishes in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. The Diocese serves the South Jersey community through faith, education and social services. Most Reverend Dennis Sullivan, D.D., eighth bishop of Camden, was installed on Feb. 12, 2013.