your marriage is struggling, please know that you are not alone.
page offers a few suggestions to help you with your relationship
you would like to speak with a priest or deacon in a confidential
setting, please call
your marriage needs assistance, give this weekend experience a
try. It’s designed for couples who are anxious about their
marriage relationship, alone from their partner, bored in their
marriage, do not have time to communicate, angry or hurt with
their partner, unable to change their situation.
Phone Number: 1-800-470-2230
should never have to deal with their problems on their own when
their are trained professionals available to help them when their
marriage is suffering. This year, resolve to improve the important
relationships in your life. The church offers three counseling
sessions for married couples and families, at no charge. Typical
issues addressed include: enhancing communication, managing anger/stress,
and negotiating family rules and responsibilities. Bring more
peace and joy into your life this year. For more information and
scheduling, please call Amy Torn, MFT Intern, at 619-427-0230 ext 160.
Weekday evening and Saturday appts. available in the parish office.
this site for
counseling services in the San Diego area:
there is Domestic Violence
We have often heard that anger is a feeling. Anger is
neither good nor bad. However, all feelings must be managed. If
you believe that you have an anger problem and that it is out
of control, please call the parish office for an appointment with
our priest or deacon.
If you are in a marriage or a relationship where verbal or physical
abuse has occurred, please see the Catholic Church’s response
to Domestic Violence by visiting this site:
studies show that the number of Catholic divorces in the United
States is at roughly 21%. This is according to the Barna Research
Group which interviewed 3,854 adults from the 48 continental states,
with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.
Of major Christian denominations,
Catholics and Lutherans have the lowest divorce rate at 21 percent,
according to Barna.
It is important to know that . . .
·Divorced Catholics are not ex-communicated.
·Divorced Catholics may receive Eucharist and Reconciliation.
·Divorced Catholics are full members of the Catholic church
and can participate fully in the life of the church.
·Children will not be illegitimate if a divorced Catholic
is granted an annulment.
·Before a divorced Catholic can remarry in the Church,
an annulment must be granted on the previous marriage. For information
on annulments, please call the parish office at 427-0230 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are recently divorced and would like counseling assistance
from our parish, please call 427-0230. If you are separated or
considering separation or divorce, we invite you to call us as
well. Our marriage and family life counselor, deacons and priests
are available to assist you.
in the Catholic Church
Jesus said, “What God has joined, we must not divide.”
For that reason the Catholic Church holds marriage as a sacred
institution. It is not to be entered into or abandoned lightly.
As a result, the Church does not grant divorce. However, the Church
recognizes that some marriages were not valid in the first place
and that there may be grounds for annulment. For information on
Catholic Annulments visit this popular Catholic website: St.
Please feel free to call the parish at 427-0230 to set up an appointment
with a deacon or priest to apply for an annulment.
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