He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds
– Psalm 147:3
You are not alone. We all face moments in our life that are challenging. Whatever storms come your way let our church walk with you through the trials of life.
An Annulment (or Declaration of Nullity) is a declaration by a Church tribunal (a Catholic church court) that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union.
Though often misunderstood, the annulment process can, in fact, be a source of healing after a broken marriage.
– From the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website
What are the Church Teachings regarding Annulments? How long is the process? If a marriage is declared null, does it mean that the marriage never existed? Get the facts to these questions and more at For Your Marriage, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Fr. Jason Bedel
Bereavement and Funeral Ministry
The Bereavement and Funeral Ministry responds to families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Bereavement Team members listen to the needs of the family and help them plan the Mass of Christian Burial so that the liturgy reflects the wishes and needs of the family. The Bereavement Minister will be present at the funeral to be a supportive presence for the family.
We are a group of experienced mothers who provide support to the mothers of new babies in our parish. Whether you are a new mom or welcoming your tenth child, we are here to make this blessed time a little easier.
PLUS: Prayerful, Loving, Understanding, Support
The Pregnancy Loss Ministry provides caring support to those who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS through information, group support meetings, liturgical activities, and prayer.
Grieving parents find comfort and support among peers -- within a Christ-centered environment. Volunteers have also experienced loss and are able to share a personal experience to the extent that it provides support to others.
The St. Margaret Prayer Chain Ministry prays for those experiencing a special need or emergency situation.
They are a great comfort to anyone who feels alone when facing a time of crisis. You are welcome to be included in this special ministry, or if you have prayer intentions or requests, our prayers can be offered for you.
The Respect Life group at St. Margaret of York promotes education and awareness of pro-life issues and the necessity of respect for all life from conception until natural death.
We have partnered with Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine to provide monetary and material donations through various collections. Additionally, our group sponsors two prayer days at Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic during the 40 Days for Life campaign in the Spring and in the Fall. These prayer events are peaceful and prayerful. Respect Life encourages participation in legislative action by petitioning lawmakers on the local, state, and federal level to promote a culture of life. Members also participate in the annual March for Life in Washington DC and Cross the Bridge for Life in Cincinnati. Respect Life also helps connect post-abortive men and women with organizations such as Project Rachel and other appropriate counseling and healing programs in a loving and non-judgemental way.