The Office of Communications and Public Relations serves to inform, educate and inspire the faithful by promoting the work and services of archdiocesan offices, schools, ministries, and programs, and sharing the story of the Archdiocese of Newark and the Catholic Church. The office serves as the liaison for all archdiocesan entities and the media and the director serves as the primary spokesperson for the Archbishop and the archdiocese.
JerseyCatholic.org is the official English and Spanish online news site of the Archdiocese of Newark, covering the Catholic communities in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties. As an evangeliziation and information source, JerseyCatholic.org supports the Archbishop and our local Church to share relevant and timely reflections and teachings, news, and updates with our Catholic communities and beyond. We want to hear what is happening in your parish community and school. Please share your archdiocesan ministry, parish or school community stories and events with us so we can publish your good works on our news site, through our social media channels, and with local news media. Notify us of archdiocesan events and activities as far in advance as possible.
For News Media
The Office of Communications works to ensure a clear, consistent message as we coordinate media requests and facilitate media responses as appropriate. To ensure this happens, all media inquiries should be directed to:
Director of Communications
Covering Archdiocesan Events
Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover celebrations of the Mass and archdiocesan events, but we ask that you notify us in advance. With proper clearance, photography is permitted inside a church during Mass, but please refrain from using a flash. Photographers and videographers must stay a respectable distance from the altar and not stand in the center aisle, front row, or the space between the sanctuary and the congregation. Additionally, we ask that you respect the privacy of individuals receiving Communion. Please direct all questions to the Office of Communications and Public Relations at (973) 497-4190.
About the Archdiocese of Newark
The Archdiocese of Newark serves approximately 1.3 million Catholics who reside in the 511 square miles of the four counties it serves: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. Comprised of 212 Catholic parishes and 74 primary and secondary Catholic schools, the Archdiocese is shepherded by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., who was appointed Archbishop of Newark on November 7, 2016, elevated to Cardinal by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on November 19, 2016, and installed as the sixth Archbishop of Newark on January 6, 2017.