Family Life

A couple renews their wedding vows at the Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversary Celebration held on September 17, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen. 
(Michael Ehrmann/The Catholic Spirit, photo)

The Office of Family Life resources and supports ministries of welcome, formation and pastoral care for members of families, throughout the life cycle, as they strive to be disciples of the Gospel and faithful witnesses to Christ-centered life within their particular family as well as the larger families of their ecclesial  community and society.

Formation: Marriage Preparation, Natural Family Planning, Senior Bible Study

Enrichment: Retrouvaille for Couples in Troubled Marriages, Silver & Gold Wedding Anniversary CelebrationMarriage Encounter Weekends

Pastoral Care: Bereavement MinistriesCatholic Ministry to Persons with Same-Sex AttractionSeparated & Divorced, Opioid Epidemic


•  Oct. 17, 2017: A letter from Bishop Checchio, "Marriage is grace-filled sign of God's love for his people"
•  Jan. 20, 2012: Statement on Marriage by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey


•  2019 Couples Guide to Marriage Prep: 2019 Couples Guide to Marriage Prep [PDF]
•  For Your Marriage:
•  Por Tu Matrimonio: