Divorced & Separated

During this time of pandemic many can be experiencing stress and filled with worry. We turn to our faith in God in these moments and sometimes talking and praying with a brother or sister in faith is just what we need to ease our mind when we are struggling. The sharing of our faith and the accompaniment of one another on the journey is a core value of the Archdiocese. If you would like to talk, pray or otherwise faith share with a representative of our Local Church, please respond to the email address below and leave your contact information with a preference of time to be called. One of our prayer team members will reach out to you. May God bless you and ease your suffering.  We are here for you and look forward to connecting.

Please contact us at: [email protected] 


Healing Service -

To Be Announced




Surviving Divorce


For Parishes:

BEHOLD Ministry - Surviving Divorce Program Training

  • Donna O’Donnell will provide training Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center in the Kenrick Board Room. 
  • The Surviving Divorce Facilitator Training is for people who have gained some distance and healing from their own divorce and separation, and would like to facilitate a small group for others to do the same. The cost of the training is free, but Guides and Workbooks are available for purchase.
  • If you are interested in this ministry for your parish and need more information contact Jane Guenther at [email protected] or 314-792-7734.
  • Please RSVP to attend the training to Mary Jo at [email protected] or 314-792-7414.



Divorced & Separated Ministry

BEHOLD, is a ministry for separated and divorced members of the body of Christ.  Through the use of the image of the Ecce Homo during this 12 week program, each person may be met through the Church in Encountering Christ’s Compassionate Embrace. Compassion mornings will be offered on topics that will bring healing to participants.  Other opportunities for BEHOLD groups will be mini conferences and morning reflections on navigating the holiday seasons and significant family events.


Mary, Mother of the Church (Mattese)

5901 Kerth Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128 (in the Annex)

New sessions start April 12, 2022,  7pm to 9pm

Contact: Ellen Adams at [email protected] or Kim Thomas at [email protected]





FOR A LIST OF GROUPS and other information/resources about Divorced & Separated, please go to the Office of Marriage and Family Life with the following link:

Marriage & Family Life - Divorced & Separated


 For additional information contact Jane Guenther at 314.792.7734 or [email protected].