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Healing Retreats & Events

Learn How to Avoid Frustrating Parenting

The Archdiocese of Newark’s Family Life Office is sponsoring a special event to encourage & support single parents on Wednesday, April 24, 2018, at 6:45pm to 8:30pm at Notre Dame RC Church, 359 Central Ave, N. Caldwell, NJ. 
If single parenting leaves you feeling overwhelmed or inadequate some days, or overlooked in terms of your needs, join Loyla Louvis from Mothers in Training, LLC. as we explore the ABC’s of effectiveness in parenting so you can gain cooperation and avoid frustration. Loyla Louvis is a parenting coach, a mentor, a public speaker, and last but not least, a mother and wife. If you are a single parent, were raised by a single parent, a grandparent raising children or have ever been a single parent you are welcome to come! Babysitting and Dinner Provided. Free of charge!
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For more info contact Lauren Egan 973-497-4327 or email

RETROUVAILLE Ministry for Troubled Marriages

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 Spring 2019. See the website for more details:

Contact: Lauren Egan 973-497-4327 or email:

32nd 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 next on May 3, 2019 and begins at 7:30pm. Pre-registration is requested.

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For more info contact Lauren Egan 973-497-4327 or email:

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents: Annual Retreat Day for Bereaved Parents:

Next Retreat: June 8, 2019
Notre Dame RC Church
359 Central Avenue
North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Cost: $25.00 per person or 40 per couple

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