The Office of Family Life Ministry provides support and encouragement to "hurting" members of the Church community. The Church shows concern and embraces all her members by offering support groups throughout the diocese. In addition, the Family Life Office, with assistance from the Tribunal, sponsors informative programs dealing with the process of securing church annulments.
Groups serving in the diocese act as beacons of hope and sources of strength for those overwhelmed with the pain and fear associated with the dissolution of a marriage relationship. The groups provide the setting for hurting people to verbalize and share their anxieties and feelings with others who are in similar circumstances. All sessions and participation are confidential.
We are offering the Catholic Divorce Survival program in a number of sites around the diocese. This is a 12-week program which meets once a week. The meetings include a 30-minute video, a discussion of the content of the video and conversation among the participants. For more information, please contact Steve Tartaglia at (315) 393-2920.
The Catholic Divorce Ministry (CDM) is an organization that is dedicated to developing and expanding a peer ministry offering compassion, encouragement, support, and education to families who experience separation and divorce while affirming Catholic teaching and tradition.
If you are interested in learning more about Catholic Divorce Ministry or becoming a member, click here.
We hold an annual Catholic Men’s Retreat. Usually this is in early June at the Guggenheim Lodge in Saranac Lake. The retreat begins on Friday night and ends Sunday afternoon, and includes recitation of prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, opportunity for Confession, listening to spiritual talks, opportunities for recreation and relaxation, and shared fellowship with other Catholic men. The cost of the retreat is $100 and includes meals and materials. Please check back in February for more details or contact Steve Tartaglia at email@example.com or (315) 393-2920.
Director of Family Life
Phone: (315) 393-2920 Ext. 1420