Ministry to Divorced and Separated

“I earnestly call upon pastors and the whole community of the faithful to help the divorced, and with solicitous care to make sure that they do not consider themselves as separated from the Church, for as baptized persons they can, and indeed must, share in her life.” – Saint John Paul II (Familiaris Consortio, 84)

The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface's Ministry to Divorced and Separated offers support and ressources to divorced and separated Catholics so that they may experience the Church as a place of healing and know that they are welcomed as an essential part of the faith community. 





Did you know?

  • Divorced Catholics are full members of the Church and are encouraged to participate in its activities.

  • Divorced Catholics in good standing with the Church, who have not remarried or who have remarried following an annulment, may receive the Eucharist and other sacraments. Catholics remarried without an annulment should meet with a pastor to clarify their situation.

  • In the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, there is no charge for the annulment process.

  • A declaration of nullity has no effect on the legitimacy of children.

  • A declaration of nullity does not deny that a relationship existed. It means that a marriage that was thought valid and appeared valid was found not valid canonically. 

For more information, please see the Saint Boniface Marriage Tribunal FAQs page.

Marie Brunet




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