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Family Life

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:

Upcoming Events

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.

Please visit our page here for resources regarding World Marriage Day and National Marriage Week.

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.


Prayer and Relationship with Christ






Contact Us

Office of Family Life

Theodore Musco, Director, Office of Family Life

  • 646-794-3186

Jeanne Travis, Associate

  • 646-794-3181

Office of Family Life
1011 1st Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022


Lisa Del Valle, Bilingual Family Life Support Specialist

  • 646-794-3188

Yorleni Tavarez-Sanchez, Bilingual Family Life Support Specialist

  • 646-794-3199
Fertility Awareness/ NFP

Cassie Moriarty, Fertility/NFP Educator/Consultant

  • 803-606-2121

Vinny DaSilva, Associate Director – Office of Family Life

  • 646-794-3168

Sue DiSisto, Parenting/Family Life Coordinator

  • 646-794-3191

Vincent DaSilva,Associate Director – Office of Family Life

  • 646-794-3168

Sue DiSisto, Emmaus Ministry Retreats for Grieving Parents

  • 646-794-3191
Separated and Divorced

Carmen Noschese, Coordinator

  • 646-794-3194
Programas En Espanol

Yorleni Tavarez-Sanchez, Bilingual Marriage & Family Life Specialist

  • 646-794-3199

Lisa Del Valle, Registración para el Programa de Preparación Matrimonial

  • 646-794-3188