Separation and Divorce Ministry
Support for adults and children who are experiencing separation/divorce in their family and a program helping separated/divorced parents improve their co-parenting relationship.
A 15-week non-denominational, peer support program for those who are separated / divorced. Participants meet once a week to reflect on and discuss topics outlined in a handbook. Individuals have the opportunity, if they wish, to share their story with others. Issues presented by participants during the meetings are held in confidence.
Topics of discussion include: “The Process of Divorce”; “Self Image/Self Esteem”; “Dealing with Stress, Anger, Guilt, Blame & Loneliness”; “Forgiveness”; “Fractured Families Can Be Whole”; “Growth after Divorce”; “Single Again—But Still a Parent”; “Children in Blended Families”; “The Declaration of Nullity” (annulment process). Transitions is offered twice a year, beginning in September and in February. The group size is limited to 20 participants and 4 facilitators.
Our next program will be held on Wednesdays, beginning October 10, 2018 at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 - 17th Avenue SW.
A non-denominational, educational program for separated and divorced parents to help raise their children through this difficult time and increase the understanding of needs of children for developing self-esteem and security. It will offer skills about managing diverse shared parenting situations and provide strategies for improving communication, resolving conflict, and managing day to day children’s issues between parenting partners.
Parents are encouraged to attend separately.
The next 5-week program will be offered 7 pm - 9 pm, during the Fall 2018 at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, 120 - 17th Avenue SW, Calgary.
- Register online here
- Register by phone. Please call 403-218-5505. We accept cash, cheque, Visa and MasterCard.
- Payment via cheque can be made to: Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary (120 - 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB T2S-2T2)