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May 20, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, six men will be ordained to the priesthood for service to the Archdiocese of Newark. The Ordination will take place beginning at 10 AM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street in Newark. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the main celebrant. The six Ordinandi, who range in age from 25 to 50, will join more than 700 priests who currently serve the 1.5 million Catholics of the Archdiocese—as well as Catholics...

May 17, 2019

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the annual Memorial Day Program, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes," and will celebrate Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 27, at 11:00 A.M. at local cemeteries and parishes. The program honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces and recognizes both military veterans and active duty military personnel serving...

May 13, 2019

While we disagreed on specific elements of this legislation, the Catholic community, the legislature, and the Governor sincerely agree on one key position - the need to restore justice for the victims of sexual abuse in New Jersey. The Catholic community is confident that the Independent Victims Compensation Program established by the five dioceses in New Jersey is a significant step towards restoring justice for those who, as minors, were abused by ministers of the Church. Further...

May 11, 2019

The Most Reverend David Arias, O.A.R., D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Newark, entered eternal life on Thursday, May 9, 2019. He was 89 years old. Upon hearing the news of Bishop Arias’ passing, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, said, “Today this local Church of Newark mourns a remarkable and trusted shepherd who guided the faithful wisely, well and with great pastoral care. When he was ordained a bishop in 1983, he chose a motto that reflected his love for and...

May 9, 2019

RENEW International, a recognized leader for Catholic small-group resources, is partnering with its home Archdiocese of Newark, NJ to implement RENEW’S most recent process, Healing Our Church/Sanando Nuestra Iglesia. This process helps Catholic laity address the twin crises of clergy sexual abuse and the coverup by church leaders. Healing Our Church/Sanando Nuestra Iglesia is part of a larger...

May 9, 2019

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio earlier today. The Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), is a worldwide order to the Church from the Pope, in response to the evil of sexual abuse. The new law...

May 2, 2019

The 39th Annual Judge Roger W. Breslin Cornerstone Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Cedar Hill Country Club located at 100 Walnut Street in Livingston, NJ. Registration along with lunch is at 11 a.m., golf to start at 12:45 p.m. Established in 1980, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology's annual golf event bears the name of its founder, the late Honorable...

April 26, 2019

On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Relic Pilgrimage of St. Jean Vianney’s Incorrupt Heart will visit the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the mother church of the Archdiocese. The Incorrupt Heart of St. Jean Vianney is a First Class relic and has remained intact for more than 150 years. The pilgrimage is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus through a generous loan from the Shrine of Ars, France. All are invited to venerate this relic of St. Jean, whose holiness and integrity is a model for...

April 26, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. has appointed Maria Margiotta as the Director of the Office of Communications and Public Relations of the Archdiocese of Newark effective April 15, 2019. Margiotta has served as the Acting Director of Communications and Public Relations since January of 2019. When he announced this appointment, Cardinal Tobin said, “Maria Margiotta has the professional formation, vast experience and the mature faith to serve in this crucial role for the...

April 21, 2019

How tragic that on Easter morning, where we profess the Lord's victory over sin and death, that so many in Sri Lanka were killed at the celebration of Easter masses. Just when they were hearing the Easter message of peace, violence yet again forced itself onto the global stage. We, in the Archdiocese of Newark, join our prayers with people of good will throughout the world, who have expressed solidarity with the victims of these attacks and in our condemnation of senseless violence manifested...


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