Annulment Advocates

An annulment 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. The annulment process is frequently misunderstood.

The Annulment Advocate Program is a ministry where parishioners, trained by the Archdiocesan Tribunal and acting as advocates, are available to assist those seeking a declaration of nullity of a former marriage.  Our advocates provide emotional support, information, and assistance throughout the process. If you would like to speak to a Saint Jude the Apostle parish representative for more information or to apply to the Archdiocese for an annulment, please contact us via email at and you will be contacted by an Advocate.

For more information on Annulments or to become an advocate, contact the Annulment Advocate Program

These Annulment FAQs explain who needs an annulment, the process, and its effects.

For more information about the Church’s teaching about divorce, see Divorce FAQs.