Welcome to the Office of Family Life of the Archdiocese of New York
The Office of Family Life of the Archdiocese of New York collaborates with the parishes of the archdiocese and recommends programs and resources that prepare and enrich engaged and married couples; educate, form, support and strengthen families; build and promote a culture of life; and provide a healing and comfort to those struggling with loss, grief, or brokenness.
The four pillars of marriage and family life found in the United States Conference of Bishops document Called to the Joy of Love: The National Pastoral Framework for Marriage and Family Life Ministry are: Prayer and Relationship with Christ, Formation, Accompaniment, and Advocacy. They form the foundation on which we continue to build and support programs and initiatives for use by parishes.
Know that the entire Office of Family Life staff are ready to serve your needs and look forward to hearing from you.
Theodore J. Musco
Director, Office of Family Life
The National Eucharistic Revival
The Eucharist is source and summit of our faith, allowing our families to grow and prosper.
Learn more about deepening your relationship to the Eucharist through the Eucharistic Revival by visiting: archny.org/eucharisticrevival
Against the Odds: The Key to Raising Faithful Catholic Kids
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Join Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak for their free webinar “Against the Odds: The Key to Raising Faithful Catholic Kids”
World Marriage Day
Special celebrations for World Marriage Day will take place throughout the Archdiocese of New York. Visit the event listing here for the list or download the flyer below.
Lenten Evening of Reflection
All clergy, religious, and families of the Archdiocese are invited to attend this evening of evening prayer, reflection, and fellowship. This is an opportunity to pause and spend time with our Lord.
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 7 PM – 8 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
268 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Safe Haven Sunday
On March 11-12, 2023, the Archdiocese of New York will celebrate Safe Haven Sunday. Safe Haven Sunday is an annual weekend set aside by dioceses and parishes to directly address the harms of pornography.
Throughout the country, arch/dioceses and parishes are able to provide teaching and resources that will support and protect individuals, marriages and families in making all homes a safe haven.
This awareness day will give us an opportunity to address the harmfulness of pornography in marriages, families, and culture as a whole, while providing helpful resources to both individuals and families.
Family Life Conference
Save the date for the first Annual Family Life Conference! Learn more by visiting the eventbrite page here or by downloading the flyer below.
Attention all priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay leaders, and parishioners interested in exploring pastoral ways to focus on concrete ways to assist our parishes and families in new and exciting ways. There will be time for small group sharing and opportunities to learn about initiatives such as Strong Catholic Families, Communio – A Program for Parish Renewal, Covenant Eyes, and the Marriage Catechumenate.
Strong Catholic Families
To continue the discussions initiated at our Engage – Educate – Encourage meetings held these past few months, the Office of Family Life urges all pastors, priests, deacons, religious, catechetical and pastoral leaders, family life coordinators, and all interested parishioners to attend one of the following gatherings where Strong Catholic Families – Partnering with Parents will be explained further.
Prayer and Relationship with Christ
Theodore Musco, Director, Office of Family Life
Jeanne Travis, Associate
Office of Family Life
1011 1st Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Lisa Del Valle, Bilingual Family Life Support Specialist
Yorleni Tavarez-Sanchez, Bilingual Family Life Support Specialist
Fertility Awareness/ NFP
Cassie Moriarty, Fertility/NFP Educator/Consultant
Vinny DaSilva, Associate Director – Office of Family Life
Sue DiSisto, Parenting/Family Life Coordinator
Vincent DaSilva,Associate Director – Office of Family Life
Sue DiSisto, Emmaus Ministry Retreats for Grieving Parents
Carmen Noschese, Coordinator
Yorleni Tavarez-Sanchez, Bilingual Marriage & Family Life Specialist
Lisa Del Valle, Registración para el Programa de Preparación Matrimonial