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June 18, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain 10 men to the priesthood for service in the Archdiocese of Newark on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  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 (www.YouTube.com/NwkArchdiocese).

June 18, 2020

Like so many people throughout our nation, I am so grateful for the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). In preventing the Administration’s attempt to terminate this valuable program, the Court recognizes the inherent dignity of all God’s children and their protection under the law.

June 18, 2020

Please be advised that the ordination of 23 permanent deacons scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020, is POSTPONED. The unexpected rescheduling is in an abundance of caution due to a candidate who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in a preparatory meeting for the forthcoming ordination at which other candidates were present.

June 11, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week that Phase Two of the Directives for Re-Opening Churches has been approved as part of the ongoing, three-phase reopening process for parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020, Archdiocesan parishes, which already have been reopened for private prayer, will now be reopened for the celebration of public weekday Masses... 

June 8, 2020

Join us as the Archdiocese of Newark will livestream its annual Chrism Mass tonight at 6 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark with only the Auxiliary Bishops and Episcopal Vicars...

June 3, 2020

The people of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark join with Catholic dioceses across the United States as well as all people of good will in condemning the senseless and brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. We extend our deep sorrow to his family and friends, who face soul-sapping grief because of his terrible death...

May 31, 2020

The promise is fulfilled. The Spirit is poured out on the whole world, not simply on the leaders and prophets of ancient Israel, not exclusively on the 120 apostles and disciples and the Mother of Jesus, who were assembled in Jerusalem, when the time for Pentecost was fulfilled. The experience of those 120 men and women signify the experience of all the disciples of Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and now at the right hand of the Father. Let us think for a moment about how we experience the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

May 29, 2020

As we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost this weekend, we acknowledge the urgent need for the many gifts that the Holy Spirit shares with us during this troubled time. Now, more than ever, we need Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord...

May 22, 2020

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide with the premiere of its annual Memorial Day Program “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes.” This year’s Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R...

May 22,2020

Recently I had to announce one of the most difficult decisions any bishop or pastor ever makes: to close a school. In this case, the closure and consolidation of nine elementary schools and one archdiocesan-sponsored high school here in the Archdiocese of Newark...

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