"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Special Programs 

Holiday Helps for the Divorced & Separated
December 6, 14, 2016 and January 3, 10, 2017

Holiday Helps for the Divorced & Separated, a 4-week mini-group, is a drop-in support series during the holiday season when many divorcing adults need extra support. Come for one week, two or all four sessions.

Discussion group

First Step Annulment Program
- May 16, 2017 - St. Mary Church, Chardon

If you are attempting to pick up the pieces of your life after the tragedy of divorce and are asking the question does the Church still care about me? The answer is “yes” and it begins with the First Step program offered by the Diocesan Tribunal which handles matters of divorce and broken marriages.  There are absolutely no fees attached to the program or the annulment procedure as mandated by Bishop Richard Lennon.

If you are wrestling with questions such as :

• Am I allowed to go to Mass?
• Can I receive Communion?
• How can the Church help me to heal?
• If I decide to marry again, what do I have to do?

Take the “First Step” and you will receive answers. The First Step program helps individuals navigate the path of healing and closure of which the annulment process is an important aspect.  For more information click here for the Tribunal website:http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/tribunal or call: 1-800-869-6525 ext. 4000. Join us on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at St. Mary Church, 401 North Street, Chardon, from 7-9 PM, for the First Step Annulment Program. 


The Importance of Forgiveness in Health and Healing


Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7-9 PM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 9114 Lake Shore Blvd., Mentor, as Fr. Tim Plavac facilitates this special evening dedicated to seeing forgiveness as an important aspect for moving on after separation/divorce.  To register, contact Karen at 440-352-8282 or email at kjubeck@st-gabriel.org. 

The Im"It’s the best thing I’ve done for myself. It changed me from being bitter and angry to forgiving. It has allowed me to move forward with my life."