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Healing Retreats & Events

33rd Annual Liturgy for Parents Whose Child Has Died


There is no loss like that of one's child. Parents whose children have died will experience grief that is harder, longer and more complicated than other bereaved people. In an effort to offer another step in the ongoing process of healing, the Family Life Office plans a Eucharistic Liturgy each spring for those whose children have died. During the mass, each child will be mentioned by name during the intercessions. A personal witness will be given after the mass.This Mass is being offered in May of 2020.  Pre-registration is requested

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 7:30pm
Location: St. Aloysius, 219 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006

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For more info contact Lauren Tamara 973-497-4327 or

Annual Retreat Day for Bereaved Parents


June 13, 2020

St. John Paul II Retreat Center

499 Belgrove Avenue

Kearny, NJ 07032  

9:30am to 5:00pm

Cost: $25.00 per person or 40 per couple

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CLICK HERE for more information about Emmaus Ministry and their other retreats being offered. 

Surviving Divorce: A 3 Day Retreat

Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family

The Archdiocese of Newark is sponsoring a 3 day retreat for the separated/divorced. The dates of the retreat are Saturday, September 28th, October 26th & November 16th. Each session runs from 9am to 1pm. Each day features a different presentations that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness and much more. The itinerary includes video presentations and small group discussions. Participants will hear personal testimonies of Catholic men and women who have experienced the breakdown of their families who witness to the healing power of Christ in their lives. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, this program offers valuable insight & support. Refreshments & lunch will be provided at each session. We are also offering a fourth optional session on Saturday, December 7th covering related topics such as: dealing with the family & children, finances, & moving forward. The cost of the entire retreat is $20.00 and includes the cost of the personal guide book, refreshments & lunch.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER To register by phone or if you have any questions call Lauren Tamara 973-497-4327 or 

Retrouvaille: A Lifeline for Married Coples

The Retrouvaille Program helps couples struggling in their marriage to put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. It is a Christian program, Catholic in origin, and couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend. It is primarily a practical program about improving communication, building a stronger marriage, and helping couples rediscover the love they had for each other. This program is currently being offered in the Diocese of Metuchen and will be held next in August 2019. See the website for more details:

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