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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 AlexandriaDiocese of Baton RougeDiocese of Houma-Thibodaux

Diocese of LafayetteDiocese of Lake CharlesArchdiocese of New OrleansDiocese of Shreveport





Diocese of Alexandria





St. Joseph Catholic Center
4400 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71301
Telephone: 318-445-2301
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Catholic Community Services and Social Ministry
P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306-0417
Telephone: 318-445-2401      FAX: 318-448-6121
Sister Mary Bordelon, C.D.P., Director
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Support Services:





From the web page describing Catholic Community Services' Marriage and Family Programs: "Programs for Divorced/Separated/Widowed/Singles—Programs focusing on pastoral and healing topics are offered. A newsletter with events in local parishes and the diocese is published." A Calendar of Events posted on the CCS main web page lists some events for singles. Additional details are not provided on the diocese website. Please contact Catholic Community Services for more information.





Other information on support services is still under construction.





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Diocese of Baton Rouge





Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2028, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028
Telephone: 225-387-0561      FAX: 225-336-8789
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Separated/Divorced/Widowed Ministry
Very Rev. Frederic A. Youngs, Ph.D., V.F., Director
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Catholic Community Services
The Catholic Charities Agency of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

1900 S. Acadian Thruway, P.O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1668
Telephone: 225-336-8700      FAX: 225-336-8745
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Marriage and Family Life Ministries, Catholic Community Services
1900 S. Acadian Thruway, P.O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1668
Telephone: 225-336-8700      FAX: 225-336-8745
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Support Services:





The diocese website mentions Separated/Divorced/Widowed Ministry and provides the contact noted above, but does not provide any further information. Please contact the Separated/Divorced/Widowed Ministry for details.





The Marriage and Family Life Ministries program of Catholic Community Services lists among its major programs: Beginning Experience; and Redeeming State, a four-week peer ministry program preparing couples for a second marriage. Please contact CCS for details on these programs.





Other information on support services is still under construction.





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Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux





Pastoral Center: 2779 Hwy 311, Schriever, LA 70395
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 505, Schriever, LA 70395-0505
Telephone: 985-868-7720      FAX: 985-868-7727
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Office of Family Ministries
P.O. Box 505, Schriever, LA 70395
Telephone: 985-850-3129      FAX: 985-850-3215
Mrs. Catherine Klingman, MSW, LCSW, Director
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Support Services:





The Office of Family Ministries offers services to assist in developing support groups for Separated/Divorced and is actrively trying to develop more groups. A group listing is not provided on the diocesan website. Family Ministries also strongly supports the Retrouvaille program for couples with marital problems. Please visit the Family Ministries web page or contact Family Ministries for more information.





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Diocese of Lafayette





Immaculata Center
1408 Carmel Ave. Lafayette, LA 70501
Telephone: 337-261-5652
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Family Life Ministry
1408 Carmel Dr., Lafayette, Louisiana 70501-5298
Telephone: 337-261-5653      FAX: 337-261-5635
Barbara McCarroll Walley, LPC, Director
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Support Services:





The Family Life Ministry web page describes several services for separated and divorced. Family Life's Single Again Ministry offers Beginning Experience and a weekly support group called Circle of Friends (details below). Family Life also offers DivorceCare, a special weekly video seminar and support group. For the latest and most accurate information, visit the Family Life web page or contact Family Life directly.





Lafayette—Circle of Friends. According to the Family Life web page, Circle of Friends is a program designed to help those suffering from separation, divorce or death of a spouse. Guest speakers address topics such as: pain of loss cycle, self-acceptance, helping children adjust after loss, financial and legal adjustments, new relationships, dealing with feelings, trust and forgiveness, single parenting, annulment and remarriage questions and being divorced and Catholic. As of this writing the support group meets every Monday from 7:00–9:00 P.M. at Immaculata Center, 1408 Carmel Drive, (Breaux Bridge Highway) Lafayette, and the contact is Wilda Bergeron, 337-984-2439. It may be prudent to check the Family Life web page of contact Family Life for the most up-to-date information.





Other information on support services is still under construction.





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Diocese of Lake Charles





414 Iris St., Lake Charles, LA 70601
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3223, Lake Charles, LA 70602
Telephone: 337-439-7400      FAX: 337-439-7413
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Family Life
411 Iris St., Lake Charles, Louisiana LA, 70601
Telephone: 337-439-7426 ext. 23      FAX: 337-439-7428
Mrs. Kathy Owen, Director
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Support Services:





The diocese website includes a fairly thorough section on Annulments, which includes a detailed description of a successful support program offered at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church. The description is offered as a template for other parishes or groups. The diocese website does not include additional information on ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the Family Life office for more information.





Other information on support services is still under construction.





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Archdiocese of New Orleans





7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125-3496
Telephone: 504-861-9521      FAX: 504-866-2906
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Family Life Apostolate
7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125-3496
Telephone: 504-861-6243      FAX: 504-866-2906
Deacon Drea J. Capaci, Director
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Support Services:





The Family Life Apostolate provides services for Singles/Separated/Divorced (currently Beginning Experience weekends, offered four times per year) and Annulment Writing Workshops. Dates and contacts for upcoming offerings can be found on the Family Life Apostolate Calendar, or by contacting Family Life Apostolate.





Other information on support services is still under construction.





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Diocese of Shreveport





Catholic Center
3500 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104
Telephone: 318-868-4441      FAX: 318-868-4605
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Support Services:





The diocese's department of Canonical Services offers Annulment Workshops, but otherwise the website does not mention ministry to separated and divorced. Please contact the diocese for more information.





Other information on support services is still under construction.





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