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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 BellevilleArchdiocese of ChicagoDiocese of Joliet

Diocese of PeoriaDiocese of RockfordDiocese of Springfield in Illinois





Diocese of Belleville





The Chancery:
222 South Third St., Belleville, IL 62220
Telephone: 618-277-8181      FAX: 618-277-0387
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Worship and Family Life Ministry (Pastoral Services Dept.)
Catholic Pastoral Center, 2620 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, IL 62221
Sue Huett, Director
Telephone: 618-235-9601 ext. 144      FAX: 618-235-7416
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Support Services:





Next Chapter?Shiloh. Next Chapter is a support group dedicated to individual recovery and rebuilding following a separation or a divorce.  Painful though it is this experience is a gift from God which may be used to come to a more perfect understanding of oneself, a greater maturity, and a closer union with the Giver.  Meetings are each Tuesday, 7:00?8:30 P.M., at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 206 Rasp St., Shiloh, IL 62269.  Enter at the side door of the community center immediately across from the new church building.  Visit the Next Chapter website for more information and their excellent monthly newsletter.





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Archdiocese of Chicago





Mailing Address for Archdiocesan Centers:
PO Box 1979, Chicago, IL 60690-1979

Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611-2030
Telephone: 312-534-8200

Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60653-1402
Telephone: 312-534-8200
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Family Ministries Office
Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60653-1402
Telephone: 312-534-8351      FAX: 312-534-3858
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Divorce and Annulment Support Ministry
Family Ministries Office
Maryvel Torres, Coordinator
Telephone: 312-534-8202      FAX: 312-534-3858
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Support Services:





The Divorce and Annulment Support website has a wealth of excellent information, including many links?to upcoming events, a list of support groups, and more. Please visit the website or contact Divorce and Annulment Support Ministries for more information.





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Diocese of Joliet





Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet





Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL  60403-8719
Telephone: 815-221-6100
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Office of Family Ministry
Dr. James Healy, Director
Desirée Marciani, Associate Director
Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL  60403-8719
Telephone: 815-838-5334      FAX: 815-834-4045
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Support Services:





The Office of Family Ministry maintains a list of active support groups plus a Hurting and Healing web page with descriptions of many support services including peer support group training, Retrouvaille, Rainbows, and annulment support.  For more information contact Desirée Marciani at the Office of Family Ministry.





Single Through Loss - Catholic Networking ? Initiated and Endorsed by the Center for Family Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet, Single through Loss is an inter-parish committee of the Diocese of Joliet.  Committee members include peer support group leaders of "Divorce and Beyond," "Joyful Again" and other self-help groups in the diocese.  Their mission is to provide spiritual, enrichment and networking opportunities for those with a Catholic faith foundation who have lost a signficant relationship due to divorce or death.  Visit their website for more information.





St. Isidore?Bloomingdale.  St. Isidore Catholic Church offers an ongoing support group that meets every other Monday.  Several times per year St. Isidore, in conjunction with Corpus Christi parish in Carol Stream, also offers "Divorce & Beyond," a ten-meeting divorce peer support group.  For more information contact Ané Berg St. Isisdore Parish office at 630-295-6890.





Remembering the Past, Re-membering the Future
 Divorced and Widowed Conference





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Diocese of Peoria





607 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
Telephone: 309-671-1550      FAX: 309-671-5079
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Office of Pastoral Services
Jeanne Whalen, Director
Sheen Pastoral Center
412 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
Telephone: 309-671-1550      FAX: 309-671-1595
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Support Services:





The Office of Pastoral services oversees a Widowed & Divorced Diocesan Advisory Board which meets monthly to give oversight and to implement the diocesan outreach to the widowed and divorced. The diocese also offers an annual Diocesan Mass for Widowed & Divorced celebrated by the Bishop for all widowed and divorced individuals. Please contact the Office of Pastoral Services for more informatuion on these and other services.





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Diocese of Rockford





Diocesan Administration Center (by appointment only)
555 Colman Center Drive, Rockford, IL 61108
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125-7044
Telephone: 815-399-4300      FAX:
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Office of Family Life
P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL 61125-7044
Telephone: 815-399-4300      FAX:
Mrs. Lorrie Gramer and Mr. Donald Gramer, Directors
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Support Services:





Ministries within the Family Life Office include ministry to the Divorced and Separated.  Family Life supports weekend retreats, days of healing, and similar programs.  Details are not always found on the diocesan or retreat center websites.  Please contact the Office of Family Life for details.





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Diocese of Springfield in Illinois





Catholic Pastoral Center
1615 W. Washington St., Springfield IL  62702-4757
Telephone: 217-698-8500      FAX: 217-698-0802
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Office for Marriage and Family Life
1615 W. Washington St., Springfield IL  62702-4757
Carlos Tejeda, Director
Telephone: 217-698-8500 x132      FAX: 217-698-0802
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Divorce Recovery (a ministry of the Office for Marriage and Family Life
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Support Services:





The Family Life Office offers two programs to help you as you enter the process of dealing with the aftermath of your divorce. The first is a divorce support group that meets weekly for ten consecutive weeks entitled The Divorce Recovery Workshop. The second is a weekend retreat experience entitled the Divorced and Separated Koinonia or DASK for short. Both programs are entirely staffed and facilitated by others who have been through the divorce process.  Visit the Family Life Office web page, or contact the office for more information.





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