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
Retrouvaille: A program that gives hope to struggling marriages
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.
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.
Hispanic Life Ministries / Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Marriage Preparation / Enrichment
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Ministry of loss & Healing
Associate Director, Marriage Preparation
Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing