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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 2018:

Sunday, April 29, 2018
All Counties - 5th and 25th Anniversaries

Sunday, May 6, 2018
All Counties – 50th Anniversaries

Retrouvaille: A Program That Gives Hope to Struggling Marriages


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


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 to inquire about referrals. All calls & communications are confidential.