When your Marriage is struggling

If your marriage is struggling, please know that you are not alone.

This page offers a few suggestions to help you with your relationship problems.

If you would like to speak with a priest or deacon in a confidential setting, please call
(619) 427-0230




If your marriage needs assistance, give this weekend experience a try. It’s designed for couples who are anxious about their marriage relationship, alone from their partner, bored in their marriage, do not have time to communicate, angry or hurt with their partner, unable to change their situation.

Confidential Phone Number: 1-800-470-2230
Website: www.retrouvaille.org

Counseling Services

Couples should never have to deal with their problems on their own when their are trained professionals available to help them when their marriage is suffering. This year, resolve to improve the important relationships in your life. The church offers three counseling sessions for married couples and families, at no charge. Typical issues addressed include: enhancing communication, managing anger/stress, and negotiating family rules and responsibilities. Bring more peace and joy into your life this year. For more information and scheduling, please call Amy Torn, MFT Intern, at 619-427-0230 ext 160. Weekday evening and Saturday appts. available in the parish office.

Catholic Community Services

Visit this site for
counseling services in the San Diego area:

When there is Domestic Violence

We have often heard that anger is a feeling. Anger is neither good nor bad. However, all feelings must be managed. If you believe that you have an anger problem and that it is out of control, please call the parish office for an appointment with our priest or deacon.

If you are in a marriage or a relationship where verbal or physical abuse has occurred, please see the Catholic Church’s response to Domestic Violence by visiting this site:



Recent studies show that the number of Catholic divorces in the United States is at roughly 21%. This is according to the Barna Research Group which interviewed 3,854 adults from the 48 continental states, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent.

Of major Christian denominations, Catholics and Lutherans have the lowest divorce rate at 21 percent, according to Barna.

It is important to know that . . .
·Divorced Catholics are not ex-communicated.
·Divorced Catholics may receive Eucharist and Reconciliation.

·Divorced Catholics are full members of the Catholic church and can participate fully in the life of the church.
·Children will not be illegitimate if a divorced Catholic is granted an annulment.

·Before a divorced Catholic can remarry in the Church, an annulment must be granted on the previous marriage. For information on annulments, please call the parish office at 427-0230 or email us at parish@strosecv.com

If you are recently divorced and would like counseling assistance from our parish, please call 427-0230. If you are separated or considering separation or divorce, we invite you to call us as well. Our marriage and family life counselor, deacons and priests are available to assist you.

Annulment in the Catholic Church

Jesus said, “What God has joined, we must not divide.” For that reason the Catholic Church holds marriage as a sacred institution. It is not to be entered into or abandoned lightly. As a result, the Church does not grant divorce. However, the Church recognizes that some marriages were not valid in the first place and that there may be grounds for annulment. For information on Catholic Annulments visit this popular Catholic website: St. Anthony Messenger

Please feel free to call the parish at 427-0230 to set up an appointment with a deacon or priest to apply for an annulment.

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