Thu, 5/2 –
Divorced & Separated Support Group
A new group for divorced and separated Catholics will begin March 7, 2019 at Holy Family Parish Caledonia. The group uses DVD’s with REAL LIFE divorce stories of hope and healing. They are young and old; their spouse left some of them. Others felt forced to file divorce. Regardless, no one wanted to end up this way. They are worried about their kids, money, the future, what others will say, and what the church says about state of life. Can they go to Communion? Are they excommunicated? Do they have to get an annulment? These are questions they had, and ones others may have, too. With each DVD there is then time for discussion, reflection and support. Whether you got divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. The group will meet at Holy Family on Thursdays at 6:30pm starting March 7, 2019 through mid-May. If you are divorced or separated, or know a Catholic who is - whether practicing the faith or away from the Church right now - please contact Christine Shafer, Director of Pastoral Care & Faith Formation, for more information at 616-891-9259 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of the participant guide; if a financial burden, assistance is available. Please pre-register for childcare at least one week ahead. Group contains Catholic material, but has benefitted Catholics & non-Catholics; all are welcome!