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Mission and Staff

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

 

 

 

Deacon James Detura                                

Director                                                             

973-497-4324                                                   

Deacon.James.Detura@rcan.org

 

Lauren Egan BA, CADC

Associate Director

973-497-4327

Lauren.Egan@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                               

genaoyam@rcan.org

 

Nancy Delli Santi

Pre Cana Coordinator             

973-497-4328                       

Nancy.DelliSanti@rcan.org                                   

 

Jill Cherrey, M.E.                                            

Coordinator:                                                 

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage                                

Natural Family Planning (NFP)                                                       

973-497-4325                                                  

jillc@joyfilledmarriagenj.org                                  

Jill.Cherrey@rcan.org

 

Linda Alexander

Secretary

Engaged Encounter Coordinator                    

973-497-4323

LAlexander@rcan.org