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Annulment Info Nights
Parishes/vicariates may host an informational evening on the annulment process. The event is targeted toward separated/divorced Catholics and friends/relatives of divorced Catholics who are either seeking an annulment or seeking clarity on the annulment process. The evening should have a pastoral focus and considerable time for Q&A. It is important to have a speaker who is not only knowledgeable in the annulment process and but also pastoral in his/her approach. It is an opportunity to dispel misconceptions about participating in the sacramental life of the Church and an opportunity to welcome those who feel unwelcome.The evening may include an opportunity for healing prayer. A list of priests/deacons/lay ministers who are trained and available to assist in the annulment process may be provided to the participants. Organizers may consult the AOD Marriage and Family Office for more annulment information.