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Local Weekend Virtual Conference & Retreat for the Divorced or Separated 
September 11-12     
“Your road to a life of abundant Love and Hope begins here:” Join us on Friday, September 11 at 5:30 pm to kick off a free weekend virtual retreat of healing and hope for people who have suffered the pain and isolation of divorce. The event continues with a virtual conference on Saturday, September 12.  Learn how you can find Love and Joy again at our New Beginnings' online summit. The Exclusive event is FREE, your assistance and support with donations are appreciated. Presentations will be in English with simultaneous Spanish translation. Find details about speakers and schedule, and REGISTER, at the website above. Promotional video by “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” author John Gray (not OUR John Gray!) can be viewed HERE on Facebook.

NOTICIA- Conferencia y Retiro virtual para personas Divorciadas o Separadas
Viernes 11 y Sábado 12 de Septiembre
“Tu camino hacia una vida de abundante amor y esperanza comienza aquí:” Únete a nosotros el viernes 11 de Septiembre a las 5:30 pm (PST) para comenzar un fin de semana de sanación y esperanza para las personas que han sufrido el dolor y el aislamiento de la separación y el divorcio. El evento continuará con una conferencia virtual el sábado 12 de septiembre. Aprende cómo puedes encontrar el amor y la alegría nuevamente en nuestra conferencia virtual:https://www.newbeginningsevents.org/  Se aprecian tu asistencia y apoyo (registrate GRATIS). Somos un grupo de divorciados que ha donado su tiempo, recursos y creatividad para traerte este evento único y exclusivo.  Las presentaciones serán en inglés con traducción simultánea al español. Encuentra detalles sobre los oradores y el horario, y regístrate en el sitio web de arriba. El famoso escritor del libro “Los hombres son de Marte, las mujeres de Venus”, John Gray, abrirá este maravilloso encuentro de sanación. Lo puedes ver AQUÍ en Facebook.(See Video)

Catholic Divorce Ministry needs Representatives to help spread our 45 year old ministry to bring support within our Church to those suffering the grief of the end of a marriage.  If not yourself, do you know of someone who has survived divorce, is an active Catholic, and wants to support others beginning the painful process of separation and divorce?  Don’t be awed by the title "Regional Representative!"  A rep can start slowly—ideally working within one diocese to get support groups opened. CDM can grow faster if only we can find blessed volunteers willing to serve.  If you cannot serve as Regional Representative, are you willing to participate on the regional-level board? Please contact Central Office. 
And we really need donations to keep this ministry alive!

Meet Our Bishop's Liaison: 
The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD

Bishop of the Diocese of Orange is CDM's Episcopal Liaison.

Bishop Kevin W. Vann is the Episcopal Liaison, also known as Episcopal Moderator, between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and CDM.  In this capacity he represents the conference on CDM's board and will help the two organizations to collaborate on matters of concern.  In his May 2010 acceptance letter to CDM he wrote “I am very happy to accept the role of Episcopal Moderator for Catholic Divorce Ministry.  This is a good fit, given my background in Parish and Tribunal ministry and now my position on the USCCB Laity, Family Life, Youth Ministry and Marriage Subcommittee.  Rick McCord of the USCCB staff was very happy to hear this and I will be informing Cardinal George of this matter as well.  I look forward to working with you and hope I can be of assistance to you.

”Bishop Vann is a gift of God to Catholic Divorce Ministry and we humbly thank him for his generous service to this ministry.