Marriage Annulment Process

Without his help man and woman cannot achieve the union of their lives for which God created them ‘in the beginning.’

                                                                        Catechism of the Catholic Church, No 1608

What is an annulment?

An annulment is a declaration by the Catholic Church that after careful investigation, flaws were discovered in the relationship that prevented it from becoming a marriage.  An annulment is concerned mainly with the personal and spiritual aspects of marriage.  It does not “erase” the civil contract, and it does not render the children illegitimate.  It merely states that after a thorough investigation, the Church has decided that a marriage, as the Church understands marriage, was not valid.

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Annulments:  What the Church Teaches

For information or to seek an annulment, please contact the Parish Office (231-0671)