WHAT the Church Teaches: An annulment (declaration of invalidity) may be granted for any number of reasons. “The Church, after an examination of the situation by the competent ecclesiastical tribunal, can declare the nullity of a marriage, i.e., that the marriage never existed” CCC #1629.  The annulment process never begins without a formal divorce decree first being issued by the county court.  Anyone attempting to marry after a divorce, and without an annulment, is automatically in an invalid marriage and should contact a priest or deacon (below) to validate the marriage in question.

Catholic Resources for learning more:
a. Information Pamphlet from the Cleveland Tribunal
b. Catholic Divorce Ministry


You do not have to be alone in the choice to validate an invalid marriage
   or to seek an annulment. The Catholic Church is here for you through 
   the ministry of the priest and deacon.  Please contact them below.


Name Phone Email
Fr. Kawalec 330-699-5086 x.1000
Deacon Dennis 330-699-5086 x.1015