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Office of Communications and Public Relations

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. 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, 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.  

MEDIA Guidelines for interviews, photographs, and video

The Office of Communications and Public Relations works to deliver timely and accurate information, coordinate interview requests, and facilitate media responses as appropriate.
All media inquiries should be directed to Maria Margiotta, Director of Communications and Public Relations, at
Reporters and photographers may cover celebrations of Mass and archdiocesan events with advance permission from a representative of the Office of Communications.
  • With proper advance clearance, photography without flash and video are permitted inside a church during Mass.
  • On-duty reporters, photographers or videographers must maintain a respectable distance from the altar and must not stand in the church's center aisle, front row, or the space between the sanctuary and the congregation.
  • The privacy of individuals receiving Holy Communion must be respected at all times and photos/videos are generally not permitted.

Please direct further questions to the Office of Communications and Public Relations.

About the Archdiocese of Newark

The Archdiocese of Newark serves approximately 1.3 million Catholics in northern New Jersey through faith, education, and social services. The archdiocese encompasses 212 parishes, 73 primary and secondary Catholic schools, and numerous ministries within Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. Established by Pope Pius IX in 1853, the archdiocese is the ninth largest diocese by Catholic population in the United States. It is led by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., who was installed as the sixth Archbishop of Newark on January 6, 2017.

The Archdiocese of Newark is called to share in the saving mission of Jesus Christ and to be living witnesses of Christ’s presence and His ongoing mission in our society. The Church in the Archdiocese of Newark responds to this call  by teaching and witnessing the Word of God, building community among His children, and serving whoever is in need every day.


Communications/Public Relations Contacts

Maria Margiotta
Sean Quinn
Public Relations Specialist
Joe Jordan
Social Media Specialist
Alexandra Rojas
Website Content Manager
Donna LaBadie
Administrative Assistant
For inquiries not related to communications or media relations, please refer to the department telephone directory available here