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Marriage Enrichment

Wedding Anniversary Masses

Each year the Archbishop joyfully celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark to pay tribute to couples who are celebrating milestone years, as well as other couples who value the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Marriage is a vital structure and institution in our society. These Anniversary Masses are a way in which the Church can continue to honor and uphold these sacramental unions, and, at the same time, the celebrating couples can be re-energized in their marriages. 

If you or someone you know is celebrating a milestone year of marriage or would simply enjoy attending an Anniversary Mass, please contact your home parish to register to attend the Mass and to receive an anniversary certificate.

The Dates of the Anniversary Masses for 2019:

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 3pm
All Counties - 50th Wedding Anniversaries

Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 3pm
All Countie - 5th and 25th Wedding Anniversaries
 


Retrouvaille: A Program That Gives Hope to Struggling Marriages

Unhappy Marriage

This program is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider the Retrouvaille Program. There is always hope of reviving your relationship.

Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the program.

Many lawyers and judges send couples to Retrouvaille as a prerequisite to filing for a divorce or rendering final decisions. Many marriage and family therapists send their clients to Retrouvaille as a prerequisite to counseling. These professionals know that the tools of communication in marriage taught in the program are often what couples need.

The Retrouvaille program is for husbands and wives and is not designed nor intended for couples in a co-habitating relationship. This program is currently being offered in the Diocese of Metuchen and will be held next in February. See the website for more details:   www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Next retreat: Spring 2019

Contact: Lauren Egan 973-497-4327 or email: Lauren.Egan@rcan.org           


Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Marriage Enrichment . . . for all our Years!

Looking for a way to increase the love and romance in your marriage?  Do you need time just for the two of you?

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience may be the answer!

Instead of simply listening to lectures about how to improve your marriage, you will actually learn a practical
communication technique and have an opportunity to rediscover your hopes and dreams for your marriage. 

FOR MORE INFO: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Webpage

FIND A LOCAL WEEKEND BY CLICKING HERE.


Counseling and other Referrals

The Family Life Office is able to make referrals to Catholic licensed mental health professionals for individual, marriage and family therapy.  We can also help with referrals to Archdiocesan and outside programs that can assist families with specific needs, such as, troubled marriages, same sex attraction, pornography, substance use disorders, post-abortion healing, healing the wounds of physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abuse.

Please call Lauren Egan at 973-497-4327 or email at Lauren.Egan@rcan.org to inquire about referrals. All calls & communications are confidential.