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.
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.
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.
The Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office is hosting “Life is Good,” a pro-life youth rally on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center. The event includes multiple speakers, including Dr. David Hajduk, the Campus Ministry Director at Delbarton High School, and Michael Craig, a parent and pro-life advocate.
The Women’s Commission is excited to invite the women of the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond to the annual 2017 Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 11, at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event calls all women to become “Alive in Christ as Missionary Disciples,” and to strengthen their spiritual faith.
Dynamic speakers and spiritual fellowship are on tap for the ninth annual Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Seton Hall University hosted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The daylong prayerful event is expected to attract thousands of attendees seeking to strengthen their spiritual faith and engage in fellowship.
This year, the celebration of the Feast of St. Patrick -- March 17, 2017 -- falls on the Friday of the Second Week of Lent. After due consideration of a number of requests, I dispense the people of the Archdiocese of Newark from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17, 2017.
While the unfortunate situation at Saint John’s School in Clark has affected many, the Archdiocese of Newark has special concern for the students involved – the two girls and the boys on the Saint John’s JV Black team, and all other students participating in the league – who have been upset through no fault of their own.
This past weekend, as people in America and throughout the world began to see the effects of the recent executive actions on immigration and refugee resettlement, Catholics heard a different message during the celebration of the Eucharist: “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who have observed His law; seek justice, seek humility. Perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.” (Zep. 2:3).
Parents and guardians of every student at St. Theresa School receive a Parent and Student Handbook at the beginning of each school year.