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Second Annual Father Vince O'Brien Retreat is May 24-26 [Deadline extended to May
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Training & Conference June 21-22 in Pasadena, Maryland
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"Spiritual Reflections 2003-2012"
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Pictures from SDC
Events or SDC Participants at Other Groups’ Events
The 2007 SDC Annual Mass
with then Archbishop Wuerl as Celebrant
from Father Vince O'Brien’s Funeral on May 7, 2012
from the SDC Memorial Mass for Father Vince O'Brien on May 26, 2012
Pictures of Father Vince O'Brien through the Years
May the Lord, His Angels and Father Vince watch over you this day
and all the days of your life. Amen.
Cardinal [then Archbishop] Wuerl's
Blessing of the SDC Ministry
Vince, we'll always remember your smile"
“Fr. Vince O’Brien, S.J., Avenue of Grace, City of Love,
Heaven” by Sherri DiCarlo
"Called to Life" by the Late Joan Pahl Morris
the “SDC PRAYER” by Mark Boruta
the SDC Prayer Request Page
of Incorporation for Separated and Divorced Catholics of the Archdiocese of
History of Separated and Divorced Catholics of the Archdiocese of Washington
Deceased Members and Supporters of Separated and Divorced Catholics of
the Archdiocese of Washington
Who founded SDC?
The SDC Process
SDC’s mission is
“to actively encourage the unique ministry of separated and divorced Catholics
to each other (for example, to minister to the spiritual, emotional, and social
needs of separated and divorced Catholics through personal interaction) and to
call upon the Church to lend counsel and support to this ministry. ” While each experience with SDC is unique, a
natural progression of the supporting activities is available to all SDC
members. Here are those activities:
meetings are information-gathering forums in a setting that ministers to the
spiritual and emotional needs through personal interaction. Facilitators present topics of interest or
the SD&B program (see below).
Currently regular monthly meetings are being held only in Montgomery [temporarily suspended], Charles and Calvert Counties.
Separation, Divorce, and Beyond (SD&B). An series of workshops of structured
healing developed by Brother James Greteman, CSC and
Leon Haverkamp, MSW, helps us work through the
mourning period with others who know, understand and share our special problems
and frustrations. This program helps us
gain a healthy perspective on our separation and/or divorce, understand some of
our emotional responses, and find ways of coping that will lead to growth and
the eventual restructuring of our lives. The program provides a safe place to
meet other separated & divorced Catholics who are working toward the same
goals.è 2013 Annual
Retreat will be based on SD&B.
Together We Can Make It. Similar to the
above but presented in Charles County.
Sessions. Rap sessions
provide opportunities to share thoughts and feelings in an atmosphere of
friendship and understanding. These sessions
are especially valuable to new members.
The only current active rap sessions are held in Calvert County.
for Children. Please call Deacon David Barnes (301)261-3573 for
info about Rainbows, a program designed to help children recover from the
loss of a love one—through divorce or death.
Also Lynn Cassella's Faith Journeys Foundation, Inc
Retreat is a weekend designed to help the separated and divorced achieve
closure on the past and move forward. Next Retreat: May 24-26 2013 at Loyola Retreat House Loyola website
May 19th at 7:30 pm
Directions: From beltway, take Rt. 4
S. to Prince Frederick. Turn L. at the Rt. 231 intersection onto Church St. Go
to the stop sign & turn R. onto Main St. Go about ½ miles. At St. John Vianney Church turn L. and follow Holy Family Drive to the
Parish Center. For info call Jerry 410-257-3267 (email@example.com).
Map to St. John Vianney's Church
Visit St. John Vianney's Website
at 7:30 pm
Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church at 100 Village Street Waldorf,
will be hosting a new SDC support group for those in the OLHC and surrounding
parishes every Friday beginning Friday, April 5, 7:30-8:30pm. Anyone who has experienced the pain of a
separation or divorce during the past 24 months is invited to attend. Childcare may be available. If you have any questions, please contact
Mary Pearson at Cell: 301-922-0084, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Map to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Visit Our Lady Help of
Christians Catholic Church 's Website
Separation, Divorce, and Beyond sessions have terminated. However, we are planning a new series of monthly
meetings with a different format.
Order the Book "Divorce and Beyond"
SITES FOR SEPARATION
North American Conference of Separated and Divorced
Guidance for the Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore and the Diocese of
Catholic Single Again Council of Baltimore
Rebuilding in Northern Virginia
Hope, a separated and divorced group in Northern Virginia
Alumni Club of Washington
Alumni Club of Baltimore
Time Single Catholics of Northern Virginia
Other Singles Groups' Web Sites
"Well Life Coaching & Counseling" website
Lynn Cassella's Faith Journeys
Foundation for the Children of Divorce
Divorce Web Site
Family Schedule Coordination
Hughes' Singles Wholeness and Abundant Living Counseling in Washington, DC
OTHER CATHOLIC SITES
Considering separation or divorce, but want to stay
married - Catholic Retrouvaille Program
Contact POST CANA,
the Washington Archdiocese Peer Ministry to Widows and Widowers
Are You or Your Family in a CRISIS Situation? Check
with Catholic Community Services
Archdiocese of Washington
St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home
Archdiocese of Baltimore
The Catholic Standard
El Pregonero, un semanario católico
de la comunidad hispana del
área metropolitana de
Bill O'Brien's Nathaniel Center for Spiritual Growth
Father Joe Breighner's Website
Sacred Space: Irish Jesuit website to enhance one's
prayer life and reduce stress.
Curator: Greg Becker . . . . Site last