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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!
Diocese of OaklandDiocese of SacramentoArchdiocese of San Francisco
Diocese of San JoseDiocese of Santa RosaDiocese of Stockton
Diocese of Oakland
Most Reverend Alex J. Brunett, Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Oakland
2121 Harrison St., Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612-3788
Telephone: 510-893-4711      FAX: 510-893-0945
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Department of Evangelization and Catechesis
2121 Harrison St., Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612-3788
Telephone: 510-893-4711
Keith Borchers, Director, 510-267-8340
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Marriage and Family Life
Department of Evangelization and Catechesis
Ed Hopfner, Director, 510-267-8392
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Widowed, Separated or Divorced
Marriage and Family Life
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Support Services:
The Widowed, Separated or Divorced Ministry web page provides links to information on annulments, current contact information for an active group of widowed, divorced and/or separated Catholics that has been meeting in Contra Costa County for nearly 40 years, and more.
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Diocese of Sacramento
Most Reverend Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento
Pastoral Center: 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2541
Telephone: 916-733-0100      FAX: 916-733-0195
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Office of Family, Youth and Young Adults
Department of Evangelization & Catechesis
2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2541
Telephone: 916-733-0123      FAX: 916-733-0195
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Separated, Divorced, Widowed Catholics
Steve Patton, Assoc. Dir of Family and Respect Life Ministries
Department of Evangelization & Catechesis
2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2541
Telephone: 916-733-0133      FAX: 916-733-0195
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Single Adult Ministry (Department of Evangelization & Catechesis)
Contact: MaryLee Barcena
Telephone: 916-419-9845
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Support Services:
Family Life offers resourcs for the separated and divorced through its Separated, Divorced, Widowed Ministry, and also through its Single Adult Ministry.  Beginning Experience is among the resources mentioned, as are several single adult groups and activities.  For details, please visit the links above or contact Family Life.
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Archdiocese of San Francisco
Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco
Chancery Office: 1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109-6602
Telephone: 415-614-5500      FAX: 415-614-5601
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Office of Marriage and Family Life
1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109-6602
Telephone: 415-614-5680      FAX: 415-614-5658
Betty Riechmann, Coordinator
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Support Services:
The Diocese's Office of Marriage and Family Life oversees ministry to separated and divorced but no direct mention of available ministry services to separated and divorced is found on the diocesan website.  Please contact the diocese for more information.
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Diocese of San Jose
1150 N. 1st St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966
Telephone: 408-983-0100      FAX: 408-983-0295
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Office of Social Ministries
1150 N. 1st St., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112-4966
Linda Batton, Director
Telephone: 408-983-0158      FAX: 408-983-0295
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Support Services:
The diocese has offered Retrouvaille (for troubled marriages) and Rainbows (a support group for children going through death, divorce or separation from a loved one) though no other mention of Ministry to Separated and Divorced is found on the diocese website. Please contact the diocese for more information.
San Jose—New Horizons. New Horizons exists under the auspices of the Holy Family Catholic Church, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose, CA 95136. Holy Family Parish New Horizons provides support for the divorced, separated and widowed. The group offers a variety of social activities and events and meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 6:30 P.M. in the Community Center.
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Diocese of Santa Rosa
Chancery: 320 Tenth St., Santa Rosa CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 1297, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1297
Telephone: 707-545-7610      FAX: 707-542-9702
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Support Services:
At the time of this writing there is no direct reference to diocesan ministry for divorced and separated, though there is a support group reference in the parish directory section (see below). Please contact the diocese for more information
Napa—Single and Divorce Group. A search of the diocesan website turns up this single reference to ministry—at the St. Apollinaris Church, 3700 Lassen St., Napa, CA 94558. No further details are provided. Please contact the church via email or at 707-257-2555 for up-to-date information.
Other information on support services is still under construction.
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Diocese of Stockton
Chancery Office: 1105 N. Lincoln St., Stockton, CA 95203
Telephone: 209-466-0636      FAX: 209-941-9722
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Support Services:
Portions of the diocese website are under construction.The diocese's School of Ministry assists in the formation of lay ministers for the diocese. It's listing of availible training used to include Ministry to the Divorced, but that reference no longer appears in the list. No other references to ministry with separated and divorced are found on the website. Please contact the diocese for more information.
Other information on support services is still under construction.
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