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Family Life

Mission Statement

 

The Catholic Church has historically been an advocate for strong family life. In keeping with this role, the Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark:

  • Is committed to placing the Christian family at the center of the Church's work and worship because the family is the basic foundation of both Church and society
  • Helps prepare engaged couples for happy, holy and successful marriages as well as aids those going through difficult times
  • Offers spiritual, educational, supportive and remedial programs to families
  • Intends to be the model for Family Life ministries in Archdiocesan parishes, and at the same time, provides pastoral ministers and Family Life resources for the parishes to implement programs
  • Provides occasions of prayer and celebration
  • Offers all these services in both English and Spanish

Contact Us

Brian Caldwell                               
Director                                                            
973-497-4324                                                  
 
Jennifer Ferraioli
Associate Director, Marriage Preparation
973-497-4328
 
Yamilka Genao, M.E., M.A.P.M.
Associate Director                       
Hispanic Family Life Ministries/Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Planificación Natural de la Familia (PNF)
973-497-4326                                               
rcan.org/PastoralFamiliarHispana                              
 
John Kalinowski                              
Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing                                                          
973-497-4327                                                  

 

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