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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!

Archdiocese of DetroitDiocese of GaylordDiocese of Grand Rapids

Diocese of KalamazooDiocese of LansingDiocese of MarquetteDiocese of Saginaw





Archdiocese of Detroit





Chancery Building:
1234 Washington Blvd. Ste 1, Detroit, MI 48226-1800
Gabriel Richard Building:
305 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226-2631
Telephone: 313-237-5800      FAX: 313-237-4644
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Office for Family Ministry
305 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226-2605
Ms. Kathleen Tomaszewski, Director
Office Director: 313-237-5894
Office Facilitator: 313-237-5892
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Metro Detroit—Bethany.   Several Bethany chapters in the Metro Detroit area offer a wealth of support options and activities.  Chapters include East, Suburban West, South, Rochester, North Oakland, and South Oakland.  Please visit the Bethany web page or contact the Family Life Office for up-to-date meeting and contact information.



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Diocese of Gaylord





611 W. North St., Gaylord, MI 49735
Telephone: (517) 732-5147      FAX: (517) 705-3589
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Marriage Enrichment
611 W. North St., Gaylord, MI 49735
Arlene Bennett, R.S.M., Director
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The Marriage Enrichment website contains links to Beginning Experience and Retrovaille programs. Additional details of ministry to separated and divorced are not provided. Please contact Marriage Enrichment for more information.





Harbor Springs—Holy Childhood of Jesus.   Do you know someone who is struggling with a divorce or feels separated from the Church due to marriage or annulment issues?  Please consider joining us for a special meeting at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, December 9, 2010, at Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, 150 W. Main St., Harbor Spring, and let us help you tap into some of the wonderful resources that await you and/or your loved ones.  The goal for this ministry is to bring healing, reconciliation, and new life to the separated and divorced in the Diocese of Gaylord.  For more information, please don't hesitate to contact Cynthia C. Statler, M.D. by phone at 231.838.8055 or via email.





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Diocese of Grand Rapids





Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4501
Telephone: 616-243-0491      FAX: 616-243-4910
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Family, Youth, and Young Adult Ministry
Office of Faith Formation
Mark Mann, Director
360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4501
Telephone: 616-475-1243      FAX: 616-551-5638
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The diocese maintains a list of affiliate ministries that are active in the diocese, including Beginning Experience (retreat for recently divorced and widowed persons), New Life Ministry (support for the separated, divorced, widowed and never-married), and Retrovaille (retreat experience to help couples rebuild a troubled or broken marriage). Please visit the web page or contact the Family, Youth, and Young Adult Ministry for more informtion.





The diocese web page "Community Life - Adults, Married Couples" includes links to organizations dedicated to supporting adult singles.





Grand Rapids—New Life Group.  The Catholic Information Center, a community center of the Paulist Fathers, hosts the New Life Group, a support group which ministers primarily to separated, divorced, widowed and never married Catholics — including a New Life Divorce Support Group which hosts ten-week sessions.  Visit their webpage for more information.





Grand Rapids—The Good News Community offers a variety of Divorce Recovery Seminars at various times throughout the year and varied locations around Grand Rapids.  Visit their webpage for more information..





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Diocese of Kalamazoo





Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley, Bishop of Kalamazoo





Bishop Donovan Diocesan Pastoral Center
215 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3760
Telephone: 269-349-8714      FAX: 269-349-6440
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Secretariat for Parish Life and Lay Leadership
Socorro Truchan, Associate Director — Domestic Church
215 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3760
Telephone: 269-903-0199
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The Domestic Church office of the Secretariat for Parish Life and Lay Leadership offers "resources, community, and support to all households and every person in a household," including the divorced. The Diocesan Tribunal offers the online booklet A Time for Healing - Procedures of the Diocesan Tribunal. No further mention of ministry to divorced and separated is found on the diocesan website. Please contact the Domestic Church office for more information.





Portage—St. Catherine of Siena Parish offers a mentoring program for Catholics who are in the midst of a divorce, support groups for Catholics to process and pray about their experiences, on-going educational programs, healing services and an annulment presentation.  Programming is open to any Catholic. For more information, please call St. Catherine Parish at 269-327-5165.





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Diocese of Lansing





300 West Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48933-1577
Telephone: (517) 342-2440
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Catholic Charities of Jackson
407 S. Mechanic St., Jackson, MI 49201
Telephone: (517) 342-2440
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Separated and Divorced Ministry (part of Catholic Charities - Jackson)
407 S. Mechanic St., Jackson, MI 49201
Vince Gale, Coordinator for Separated and Divorced
Telephone: 517-782-4430
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The Separated and Divorced Ministry web page list only contact information — ministry detials are not provided. For more information please contact the Coordinator for Separated and Divorced.





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Diocese of Marquette





1004 Harbor Hills Dr., PO Box 550, Marquette, MI 49855-8897
Telephone: 906-225-1141      FAX: 906-225-0437
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Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula
Deacon Dan Powers, Executive Director
347 Rock St., Marquette, MI 49855-4783
Telephone: 906-227-9119      FAX: 906-228-2469
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Family Life Office, Catholic Social Services
Colin Jenkins, Coordinator
347 Rock St., Marquette, MI 49855-4783
Telephone: 906-227-9178      FAX: 906-228-2469





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Ministry to separated and divorced is not mentioned on the diocesan site nor the Catholic Social Services site. Please contact the Family Life Office for more information.





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Diocese of Saginaw





5800 Weiss St., Saginaw, MI 48603-2799
Telephone: (989) 799-7910      WATS (800) 453-2081      FAX: (989) 797-6670
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Marriage Ministry/Grief Ministry/Social Ministry
Sandy Buza
5800 Weiss St., Saginaw, MI 48603-2799
Telephone: (989) 797-6652 or (800) 453-2081 ext. 652      FAX: (989) 797-6670
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At this writing only the Marriage Ministry has its own web page. The page provides information on the Retrouvaille program for couples that are separated, divorced, or in troubled marriages, but does not specifically mention ministry to separated or divorced individuals. Please contact the Ministry office for more information.





Shields—Holy Spirit Parish, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw 48609-6864. The parish hosts a support group for divorced and separated every Thursday from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Contact Mary Jo at (989) 781-2947 for details.





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