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Marriage Enrichment

Online Marriage Enrichment

Newlyweds looking for some advice? Read some common topics and concerns here and in this list:

Six Tips for a Healthy and Happy Marriage

The Body Reveals What We Are Made For
Advice For Finances  

Milestone Anniversary Masses

Each year the Archbishop joyfully celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark to pay tribute to couples who are celebrating milestone years, as well as other couples who value the Sacrament of Matrimony. These Anniversary Masses are a way in which the Church can continue to honor and uphold these sacramental unions, and, at the same time, the celebrating couples can be re-energized in their marriages. If you or someone you know is celebrating a milestone year of marriage or would simply enjoy attending an Anniversary Mass, please contact your home parish to register to attend the Mass and to receive an anniversary certificate.

2023 Anniversary Mass schedule:

Sunday April 16, 2023 3 p.m.  50th Anniversaries

Sunday May 7, 2023 3 p.m.  5th & 25th Anniversaries

Check out media coverage of the 2022 Golden Anniversary Mass!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Looking for a way to increase the love and romance in your marriage?  Do you need time just for the two of you? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience may be the answer!

FOR MORE INFO: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Webpage


Counseling and other Referrals

The Family Life Office is able to make referrals to Catholic licensed mental health professionals for individual, marriage and family therapy.  We can also help with referrals to Archdiocesan and outside programs that can assist families with specific needs, such as, troubled marriages, same sex attraction, pornography, substance use disorders, post-abortion healing, healing the wounds of physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse.

Please call 973-497-4327 or email to inquire about referrals.  

Retrouvaille: A Program That Gives Hope to Struggling Marriages

Unhappy Marriage

This program is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider the Retrouvaille Program. The Retrouvaille program is for husbands and wives and is not designed nor intended for couples in a co-habitating relationship. 

See the website for more details:       


Contact Us

Brian Caldwell                               
Jennifer Ferraioli
Associate Director, Marriage Preparation
Yamilka Genao, M.E., M.A.P.M.
Associate Director                       
Hispanic Life Ministries / Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Marriage Preparation / Enrichment
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Ministry of loss & Healing
John Kalinowski                              
Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing