Information about Annulments

An annulment is a declaration by the Church that at least one of the elements seen as essential for a binding marriage was not present.

The word "annulment," when used by the Diocesan Tribunal (the office which studies the marriage in order to determine if an annulment is possible) refers to the spiritual bond of marriage, not the civil bond. Advocates help the process by meeting with individuals in the parish who wish to explore an annulment and possibly proceed with the process for any of several reasons.

If you are divorced and would like to pursue an annulment of your previous marriage or would like some information concerning annulments, please contact the parish office.