FOR THE ELDERLY
State of Ohio has a program to help older adults and adults with
disabilities keep cool this summer. The HEAP Summer Crisis Program
can assist with cooling needs which may include a fan, air conditioner or
payment toward and electric bill. For more information, call the Cleveland
Department of Aging at 216-544-2189.
FIRST STEP PROGRAM
Attempting to pick up the pieces of one’s life after the tragedy of divorce
is an area that can impact a person’s relationship with God and the Church.
One of the significant issues that a person faces is their place in the
Church. Does the Church still care about me even though I am divorced? Am I
allowed to go to Mass? Can I receive communion? How can the Church help me
heal? If I decide to marry again, what do I have to do?
The Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland offers its First Step Program
to help individuals deal with these questions in order to renew and/or
strengthen their relationship with God and the Church. This program can help
everyone, especially those who have experienced divorce, to learn more about
Catholic teaching regarding marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
Everyone is welcome and invited to:
Deepen their knowledge of the Church’s teaching on marriage
Learn about the Church’s ministry to the divorced/ separated in the
Hear about the annulment process and how to submit a case
Discover a path to healing after divorce in order to strengthen and/or
renew a relationship with God and the Church
any endeavor, taking the “first step” is always the most difficult. The
First Step Program helps individuals navigate the path of healing and
closure. Please refer to the Tribunal
about the program from past participants.
The First Step
Program will be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 7:00pm at St.
Ambrose Parish, Brunswick, Representatives from
the Ministry to the Divorced Office of the Department for Marriage and
Family Ministry will also be present to explain the resources they offer to
Note that the Diocese of
Cleveland no longer requires any fees for this process. For more information
check our website or call the Tribunal at 216-696-6525/800-869-6525, ext.