Outreach to Divorced Catholics

Crossing Over the Bridge

When you get married, you believe that it will last a lifetime. Many marriages do but some fail to make it. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church is committed to outreach for Catholics who have gone through a divorce. Through our Education Commission’s New Evangelization movement, Linda Bukalski is coordinating an outreach to divorced Catholics in our local community.

Join us in Recovering from Divorce, a 13-session program that guides you step-by-step down the path to hope and healing.  Meeting with others also divorced, this book and videos will help you regain hope and restore peace to your life by helping you more fully tap into the power of your Catholic faith. Based 100% on Catholic teaching and doctrine, this program is in use by parishes throughout the United States and Canada.

Divorced Ministry

The Essential Keys to Recovering from Divorce

May 26, 2021, 7:00 pm

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Lake Ozark, Missouri

This FREE one-night workshop will help any divorced Catholic by giving a better understanding of how to cope with the emotional pain, providing key insights into how their faith can help them recover, and offering a variety of tips and techniques for dealing with life after divorce.

Register here:  Outreach to Divorced Catholics

Contact us

To find out more on participating or helping, please call the parish office at 573-365-2241 or email Linda Bukalski, who is coordinating this outreach through our Education Commission, at jayandlinda2@gmail.com.


Recovering from Divorce was created by Vince Frese who writes, speaks and coaches based on his personal experience as a divorced Catholic. It provides resources for individuals and  parishes.

Some of the topics covered include: grieving, fear, anger, dealing with your former spouse, helping your kids cope, the power of your faith to heal, and being single again. To learn more click here:

About Vince Frese


Help Wanted - Invitation from Monsignor Makarewicz

At this time, we are seeking parishioners who are interested and willing to assist in building out this important ministry. Prayerfully reflect on this crucial issue that impacts so many Catholics and our community and see how you can help build a bridge to those who need healing and assistance.

Or perhaps someone you know would benefit by directed outreach to a divorced person, and you would like to know more about this ministry to be able to refer someone to it. We would especially need a few people who would be willing to act as a facilitator for a study group, or just someone who would be a faith-filled friend to someone who has begun the journey of healing and reconciliation.  Please contact us if you can help.