The Diocesan Council
Ministry to the Divorced & Separated
Tucson, Arizona


The Diocese of Tucson, responding to Pope John Paul's wish that a ministry to divorced and separated Catholics be established, formed in 1986 the Diocesan Council for Ministry to Divorced and Separated Catholics. Since that time the Council has promoted parish groups and programs and acted as a liaison between the Bishop of Tucson, and the clergy of the Diocese of Tucson.

Members of the Council represent programs and parishes within the Diocese of Tucson. To further our goals as stated in the document " The Church As Healer" Council members are asked to:

1. Act as a parish contact person to answer inquiries from the divorced and separated and other interested persons, and to keep the Pastor of that parish informed of the work of the council.

2. See that announcements for the Annual Bishop's Mass, Annual Retreat for the Divorced and Separated are published in their parish bulletin.

3. Attend periodic council meetings and assist in input to our Council web page.

4. Serve as a Diocesan Council committee, i.e. Publicity, Annual Retreat, Bishop's Annual Mass, Parish Outreach Groups, Annulment Workshops and Other Programs.

If you are interested in this Ministry, and are a practicing Catholic please send email to:

Diocesan Council

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