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. 




Surviving Divorce: 12-Week Catholic Program for the Separated and Divorced – September 25 to December 11, 2024

Are you or anyone in your family Separated or Divorced? The Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Ministry to the Separated and Divorced will be hosting a twelve-session Surviving Divorce program that will bring hope and healing to those who are experiencing the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.

This program will run for 12 weeks, beginning on Wednesday, September 25th 2024 at the Saint Boniface Archdiocesan Centre. Register at:

The cost of the program for participants is $50 and includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic Church teachings.

For information, please contact Marie Brunet at; 204-594-0274 or Daniel Bahuaud at; 204-594-0277.

View an introduction to the program: 

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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