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Resources are organized by diocese. Diocesan offices responsible for ministry to divorced and separated are listed, if known. You may navigate to your diocese or elsewhere on this page with the links below. Complete accuracy is a rarely attainable goal! Please check with the contacts provided. If you are aware of additional resources, changes, or errors please contact the NACSDC Central Office. We intend to add additional content as the development of our web site continues. Please visit often!

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Archdiocese of Boston





Pastoral Center
66 Brooks Dr., Braintree, MA 02184-3839
Telephone: 617-254-0100      FAX: 617-783-4564
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Marriage Ministries
Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Dr., Braintree, MA 02184-3839
Telephone: 617-746-5801
Kari Colella, Coordinator
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Marriage Ministries supports Retrouvaille and the Archdiocese offers WINGS — Women in God's Spirit.  WINGS welcomes women of all ages; single, married, separated, divorced, widowed, or in religious life, from the Christian community, who want to grow in their relationship with God and each other.  No other specific mention of ministry to divorced and separated is found on the archdiocese website.  Please contact Marriage Ministries or the Archdiocese for more information.





The Paulist Community Center in Boston has sponsored a Divorced Catholics Group in the past and still lists a DCG group on its groups web page, but no details are provided. Please contact the Paulist Center for more information.





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Diocese of Fall River





Chancery Office
450 Highland Ave., PO Box 2577, Fall River, MA 02722
Telephone: 508-675-1311      FAX: 508-730-2447
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Family Ministry Office/Office of Faith Formation
Catholic Education Center
Mrs. Claire McManus, STL, Director
423 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720
Telephone: 508-678-2828      FAX: 508-675-3864
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Divorced and Separated (Office of Faith Formation)
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The Office of Faith Formation's Divorced and Separated web page provides a list of active groups and a contact for information on marriage annulments. Please visit the web page or contact the Office of Faith Formation for details.





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Diocese of Springfield





Chancery:
65 Elliott St., PO Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01101-1730
Telephone: 413-732-3175      FAX:
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Family Life Office, Office of Pastoral Ministry
Sr. Mary V. Petisce, SSJ, Director of Family Life
Telephone: 413-452-0614      FAX: 413-452-0618
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Ministry to the Separated and Divorced, Family Life Office
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The Ministry to the Separated and Divorced offers a wealth of services, including Beginning Experience, talks on Annulments, and groups for Christian Singles, Single Parents, and Separated and Divorced. As of this writing (1/4/2006) Separated and Divorced Support Groups are listed in Florence, Agawam, Chicopee, and Lee. Please check the Separated and Divorced Ministry website for the latest meeting times and locations. Or contact the Family Life Office for more information.





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Diocese of Worcester





49 Elm St., Worcester, MA 01609
Telephone: (508) 791-7171      FAX: (508) 753-7180
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Office of Marriage and Family
49 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Mrs. Allison LeDoux, Director
Telephone: 508-929-4311      FAX: 508-753-7180
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The only reference to ministry for divorced and separated is found on the Office of Marriage and Family's Pastoral Support webpage, where the reader is referred to services in other dioceses. For more information please contact the Office of Marriage and Family.





Hopedale—Sacred Heart Church.   Sacred Heart's Support Group for Separated and Divorced Catholics will continue to meet weekly on Monday evenings at the Sacred Heart Parish House, located at 187 Hopedale St, Hopedale, MA, at 7:00 p.m. during the summer months.  We just began to read and discuss Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition by Dr. Bruce Fisher and Dr. Robert Alberti.  Those interested may purchase the book wherever they wish.  Please contact Mary Cockroft at 508-581-0874 or Anne Keay, 508-478-2807 for further information.  Meetings provide a confidential and safe environment where spirituality, humor, healing and growth takes place.





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