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Year of the Family

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Faith Alive @ Home Synod on Synodality for Families

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Keeping Faith Alive @ Home


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Check out the USCCB Year of the Family Resources here:

What to Expect from the Year of the Family | USCCB

Mission Statement


The office for Family Life Ministry is committed to placing the Christian family at the heart of the Church’s mission to strengthen families as the basic foundation of both Church and society. Toward this end, we offer resources, training, and opportunities for spiritual growth throughout the vibrant parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark. Our mission is to advocate for the sanctity of life and the importance of a strong Christian family unit. We strive to prepare engaged couples for happy, holy, and successful marriages as well as encourage a spirit of healing for families struggling with loss through grief and separation. We seek to build up families in prayer that they may be beacons of Christ’s love to a broken world.


Family Life Staff






Brian Caldwell                                




Jennifer Ferraioli

Associate Director, Marriage Preparation



Yamilka Genao, M.E., M.A.P.M.                       

Associate Director                                                     

Hispanic Family Life Ministries/                                            

Pastoral Familiar Hispana                                                                

Planificación Natural de la Familia (PNF)                                                          



John Kalinowski                               

Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing