Support Groups

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Separated and Divorced
Support Groups

The following are available for those Catholics who are seeking support after their separation or divorce has become final.

  • Hope that there is a life after divorce
  • A place to come and share your story and learn from others
  • A place to further the spiritual, emotional, educational and social welfare of Separated and Divorced Catholics and their families.
Separated, Divorced, and Widowed Support Groups
OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS REGION
Phoenix Ministry

 

St. Monica, Santa Monica (Meets on Wednesday 7pm-8:30pm)
Contacts: Delis Alejandro (310) 566-1530 or delis@stmonica.net and Steven Ministry (310) 566-1575

 

SAN FERNANDO REGION
New Leaf 

 

St. Joseph the Worker, Canoga Park (2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:30pm), Parish Center
Contact: Bill Sparks (818) 883-7810 or bill@sjwchurch.com

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Newhall (1st & 3rd Thursdays), Conference Center Room 2
Contacts: Joyce L’Heureux (661) 296-7622 or cresthome@att.net and Bob Maryon (661) 225-1452

 

St. John Eudes, Chatsworth (2nd & 4th Fridays at 8:oopm), Grill Hall Room C
Please contact Kathy Tickner (818) 349-9335 for more information

 

SAN GABRIEL REGION
Healing Hearts 

 

Immaculate Conception, Monrovia (1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:oopm), Room 1A
Contact: Julie Auzenne (626) 357-6508 or jmonell@la-archdiocese.org

 

Holy Family, South Pasadena (Thursdays at 7:00pm)
Beginning Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00pm-9:oopm
Meeting in the Manning Room (Upstairs) in the Holy Family Pastoral Center
Holy Family Pastoral Center (626) 799-8908
Please contact Charles Cerutti at cpcjr2@gmail.com for more information.

 

SAN PEDRO REGION

 

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Lomita (1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:00pm-8:30pm)
Contacts: Judith Garvey (310) 326-3364 or Marcella Keyes (310) 483-8169

 

American Martyrs, Manhattan Beach (1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm)
Contact: Jenny Attanasio (310) 545-5651 or jattanasio@americanmartyrs.org

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Downey (Thursdays at 7:00pm-9:00pm), Spanish
Contact: Maria Paredes (562) 397-6444 or mariadp90241@me.com

 

St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes (2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm-8:30pm)
Contact: Cathy Alessandra (310) 283-5271 or cathy@cathyalessandra.com

 

St. Dominic Savio, Bellflower (Please Call for Date & Time) English & Spanish
Contact: Maria Paredes (562) 397-6444 or mariadp90241@me.com

 

SANTA BARBARA REGION
New Horizons

 

Padre Serra Parish, Camarillo (1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00pm-8:30pm)
Contact: Jett Clyne at jettclyne@gmail.com and Teresa Runyon at teresa@padreserra.org; (805) 482-6417 ext 322

 

St. Louis de Montfort, Santa Maria
Contact: Jerry Kipper (895) 938-5338



Peer to Peer Support Groups
These groups provide:
  • Hope that there is a life after divorce
  • A place to come and share your story
  • Help in how a once-married person functions within the Church
  • Available resources to help in the process of recovery
  • A place to come and learn from others
  • A place to further the spiritual, emotional, educational and social welfare of Separated and Divorced Catholics and their families.
Support Groups for Children

Rainbows for all Children: Guiding Youth Through the Storms of Life

Rainbows for All Children is dedicated to being the premier source of support for all youth as they navigate grief and heal from lost, whether from death, divorced, deployment, or other trauma.
https://rainbows.org

If interested in starting a support group in your parish, with free training, contact:

Julie Auzenne
Separated and Divorced Consultant
(213) 637-7249

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