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Mission and Staff

Please note that due to the ongoing health crisis, we are unable to celebrate the Anniversary Masses at the Cathedral Basilica or the Mass for Bereaved Parents at this time.

Important Note: For inquries regarding upcoming programs amid COVID-19, please contact us via familylife@rcan.org 

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

Family Life Staff

 

 

   

 

 

Brian Caldwell                                

Director                                                             

973-497-4324                                                   

Brian.Caldwell@rcan.org

 

Lauren Tamara BA, CADC

Associate Director

973-497-4327

Lauren.Tamara@rcan.org

 

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                               

Yamilka.Genao@rcan.org

     

Linda Alexander

Secretary                    

973-497-4323

LAlexander@rcan.org