Annulments or Declaration of Nullity
If you are divorced we invite you to explore the possibility of a declaration of nullity for your marriage. Although people normally enter marriage with good intentions, it is also true that some marriages fail. The Catholic Church is sensitive to the pain and stress that a failed marital relationship brings to all involved. St. Martha Parish is here to help. A case sponsor will assist interested persons who would like to petition for a possible annulment.
Who can begin this process?
Any civilly divorced person, whether Catholic or not, may initiate the process.
How do I begin?
You may call Francine at the parish office, 281-358-6637 to set up an appointment with a case sponsor. The case sponsor will serve as an informational source, guide, and emotional support for you throughout this process. The case sponsor will determine what type of petition to complete.
Your petition will be treated in a professional manner with the utmost respect, maintaining strict confidentiality.
How long does the process take?
It is impossible to predict how long it will take to conclude your petition. Canon Law suggests a formal nullity petition must be processed within 18 months. But there is never a guarantee. Some times it takes less time. Some times it takes more. The Tribunal attempts to process each petition in a timely manner.
We invite you to contact:
Francine at St. Martha Catholic Church