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December 11, 2018

Some 22 months after a devastating and fatal fire in Union City on March 4, 2017, the Catholic community of Ss. Joseph and Michael Parish in Union City will celebrate its first Mass in a completely rebuilt church building. Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will consecrate the altar and rededicate the church at an inaugural Mass set to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. 

December 10, 2018

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, has announced that representatives of the New Jersey Catholic Conference will meet with Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros on Tuesday, December 11 to plan the implementation of the Victim Compensation Program to be funded by the five Catholic dioceses of New Jersey.

November 30, 2018

On Friday, November 30, the people of the Archdiocese of Newark will continue their journey to acknowledge publicly the sins of sexual abuse, and to rebuild trust in the leadership of the Church. Beginning at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin again will lead the faithful of this Archdiocese in a second prayer service, titled "Longing for Light...We Wait in Darkness." To view the live stream, visit facebook.com/NwkArchdiocese at 7:30 PM.

November 19, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today that the Archdiocese of Newark and the Dioceses of Camden, Trenton, Paterson and Metuchen are committed to the establishment of a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program. The details and mechanics of this Program will be finalized after consultation with - and input from - all stakeholders, and will be released when they are available.

November 4, 2018

Dear Members of the Archdiocese of Newark: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe ran a joint article today on the state of sexual abuse in the Church, claiming that as many as 50 bishops have handled sexual abuse cases since 2002 improperly. While the information must be verified, even one situation in which a bishop violated our Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People or did not put victims’ needs first is a grave concern. The tragedy of this crisis is twofold…

October 31, 2018

Dear Parishioners: The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishops’ General Assembly, when we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With my brother bishops across the nation, I will be dedicating myself to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold...

October 30, 2018

At this tragic moment in time, an unconscionable act of hatred and evil against members of the Jewish Faith community, we as Religious leaders in the state of New Jersey wish to extend our heartfelt compassion and to stand in solidarity with...

October 19, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 26th Annual Mass for Law Enforcement Officers at 10:00 a.m. on November 8 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist. The Mass remembers with reverence the men and women who serve in the often-dangerous profession of protecting society, and honors in particular those who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year.

October 3, 2018

Marist High School, a Catholic, coed, college preparatory school located in Bayonne, NJ, will celebrate its 14th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, November 17th at 5:30pm in the Marist Gym. Each year, Marist High School honors members of the Marist Community for their extraordinary accomplishments by awarding the following awards: Spirit of Marist, Professional Achievement, Distinguished Service, Athletic Achievement and Team Achievement.

October 2, 2018

On October 2, faith leaders, clergy, advocates and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients will participate in a Jericho Walk in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building in a march for the rights and dignity of all TPS recipients. The Jericho Walk is a silent interfaith prayer and act of solidarity drawing inspiration from the Battle of Jericho, in which the community marched around the city of Jericho seven times...

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