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July 13, 2020

Thanks be to God, effective June 20/21, our churches have entered Phase III of the reopening process, and we are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. We shouldn’t kid ourselves, however. The pandemic remains a serious—deadly— problem especially for those who are most vulnerable...

July 11, 2020

In response to the publication of a national news story on Catholic churches receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Archdiocese of Newark has issued the following statement: "Although the Archdiocese of Newark did not accept the entirety of funding assistance for which it was eligible under the law, many of our archdiocesan parishes and schools did apply for and receive vital financial assistance via SBA Paycheck Protection Program funding..."

July 9, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain 22 permanent deacons for service in the Archdiocese of Newark on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  The ordinations will be celebrated during two separate Masses, which will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the archdiocesan YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/NwkArchdiocese.  

July 7, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today announced that he has appointed Reverend Hong-Ray Cho, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Candidate), Ph.D., to serve as the new Rector of the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at St. Andrew's Hall. 

 

June 26, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain Bishops-Elect Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B., Michael A. Saporito and Gregory J. Studerus at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, D.D. and the Most Reverend John W. Flesey, S.T.D. will be co-consecrators. The Episcopal Ordination will be livestreamed on the archdiocesan YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/NwkArchdiocese

 

June 26, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today announced that he has appointed Reverend John J. Chadwick, S.T.D., to the post of Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Newark. Father Chadwick, currently Rector of the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at St. Andrew's Hall since 2014, will assume the post of Vicar General on August 1, 2020.

June 24, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain five transitional deacons who are preparing for the priesthood on Saturday, June 27.  The ordination will be livestreamed at noon from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube Channel.

June 21, 2020

Because Diego, Kamil, John Paul, Dražen, Edmond, Jae, Anthony, Preston, Darren and Nicholas, who are your relatives and friends, are now to be ordained to the priesthood, I invite you to consider in the light of the Word of God we have just heard the sacrament that they will receive. As you well know, the Lord Jesus is the one and only great high priest of the New Testament; but in him, God has made his entire holy people a royal priesthood. All of us!

June 19, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week that Phase Three directives have been approved as part of the ongoing, three-phase reopening process for parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Beginning on June 21, 2020, Archdiocesan parishes, which have already been reopened for weekday Masses, funerals, baptisms and weddings, will now be reopened for the celebration of public Sunday Masses...

June 19, 2020

This month, we have the rare privilege of celebrating the ordinations of new bishops, priests and deacons. It is a time of great joy for our Archdiocese which both invites and challenges us to reflect on what the sacrament of Holy Orders means—and doesn’t mean—in the life of the Church here in northern New Jersey...

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