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Office for Family Life Ministry

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.

Check out the Family Study Guide for Cardinal Tobin's Pastoral Letter here: Family Study Guide

Contact Us

Office of Family Life Ministries
Phone: 973-497-4327
Fax: 973-497-4317
familylife@rcan.org
 
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                       
Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Planificación Natural de la Familia (PNF)
 
John Kalinowski                              
Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing                                                          
973-497-4327