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Archbishop of Newark

Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin,
C.Ss.R., D.D.


Archbishop of Newark John J. Myers, J.C.D., D.D

Archbishop of Newark

Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.



A Message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin shares the crucial decisions made by the Catholic bishops of the
United States at the 2019 USCCB Spring General Assembly.

Archdiocesan News

June 24, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark and St. Mary of the Assumption Church announced today that St. Mary of the Assumption High School, which serves students in grades 9-12 in Elizabeth, Union County, will close June 30, 2019. Despite a valiant effort by faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders of the storied urban Catholic high school, the closure is necessary due to a steady decline in enrollment in past...

June 14, 2019

Beginning June 15, 2019, the New Jersey Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) will begin accepting claims related to the sexual abuse of minors by diocesan priests or deacons of the Roman Catholic dioceses of Newark, Paterson, Metuchen, Camden, and Trenton. The IVCP is administered by Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, two noted victims’ compensation experts who have designed and administered similar compensation programs for the Catholic Dioceses in...

June 3, 2019

It’s the end of an era for Catholics in New Jersey. The longest serving priest in the archdiocese of Newark is set to retire. Pastor James Pagnotta has spent 47 of his 50 years as a priest at St. Joseph’s Church in the Hilltop section of Jersey City. The 75-year-old Hudson County native came to the parish from Hoboken in 1972 and never left. “Here so long it becomes your life and your parishioners become your friends,” Pagnotta said. He’s embraced the changing community, welcoming new Filipino...