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March 23, 2017

Seton Hall University today voted unanimously to appoint Mary Meehan, Ph.D., a highly respected higher education and healthcare leader, as well as a former Seton Hall administrator and university alumna, as its interim president, effective April 11. Meehan’s appointment allows Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban to focus full time on the transition to his new position as president of DePaul University.

March 22, 2017

The plaintiffs in the pending lawsuit against the Archdiocese and St. Theresa’s Church in Kenilworth have filed a motion asking the court to permit them to add new claims and parties to the case.

March 22, 2017

After consultation with the Archdiocese of Newark’s Education Office, it is with great sadness that the Board of Trustees of Marist High School announces the closing of the high school at the end of the current academic year. 

March 20, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, the Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Newark, in collaboration with ProjectEngin, will host the first annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center located at 499 Belgrove Drive in Kearny, New Jersey. 

March 16, 2017

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has invited all 214 parishes of the Archdiocese to ring their bells on the morning of Sunday, March 19 in opposition to the incredible fear that is being generated worldwide toward immigrants and refugees.

March 9, 2017

Clergy leaders with Faith in New Jersey, a member of PICO National Network, the largest grassroots and faith-based organizing network in the nation, will gather for a second time in support of Catalino Guerrero, an undocumented immigrant facing deportation under the new administration...Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, is expected to accompany Mr. Guerrero and his lawyer inside the ICE building.

March 8, 2017

When the pipers begin leading thousands of marchers and spectators down Morris Avenue in Union at the 21st Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m., there will be even more to celebrate than Irish heritage and the tradition of St. Patrick. Beginning at 9 a.m., Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the principal celebrant of a Parade Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth at 215 Court Street in Elizabeth.

March 6, 2017

On behalf of the people of the Archdiocese of Newark, I express my sorrow at the tragic loss of life and the injuries that numerous residents and firefighters suffered in the fire that ravaged several buildings, including the worship space at Ss. Joseph and Michael Church, in the early hours of Saturday, March 4.

February 28, 2017

The Archdiocese of Newark has a long tradition of honoring annually with a special liturgy those couples in the Archdiocese celebrating 5, 25 or 50 years or more of Christian Marriage. These liturgies take place in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the mother church of the Archdiocese. 

February 27, 2017

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will mark the beginning of Lent 2017 with the celebration of Mass and distribution of Ashes at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark on Wednesday, March 1, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

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