Annulments

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. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
b. Infromation Pamphlet from the Cleveland Tribunal
c. Catholic Divorce Ministry
d. Divorce Support Groups
e. Catholic Divorce Recovery Program

 

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.

 

Contacts:
Name Phone Email
Fr. Kawalec 330-699-5086 x.1000 father@nativityofthelord.org
Deacon Dennis 330-699-5086 x.1015 dlslions@yahoo.com