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Press Releases/Statements

March 25, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., will lead the people of the Archdiocese of Newark in a Lenten Prayer Service for the survivors of sexual abuse and for the people of our Church on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. All are invited to come together in Lenten prayer for healing, strength, and forgiveness. Under the theme, “Create in Me a Clean Heart...

March 21, 2019

Preparations are moving forward for the special program commissioned by the five Catholic Dioceses in New Jersey that will compensate eligible victims who were sexually abused as minors by clergy. In the months since the Independent Victim Compensation Program was announced by the New Jersey bishops, the program’s Administrators have set up a dedicated website (, posted a Draft Protocol delineating how the program will operate and opened a...

March 21, 2019

As a periodic reminder, there has been an increase in the number of fraudulent emails across the country. Financial losses can exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars and are often uninsured. Recently we have received notification of email and text scams that will use the name of a pastor to solicit funds in the form of gift cards or cash donations. The email usually includes no recipients’ name, and asks for financial help for a worthy cause. The pastor’s name concludes the request.

March 20, 2019

Along with His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin in attendance, the Annual Gala is a gathering of SFIC’s most loyal friends and supporters, past Honorees, successful business executives and community leaders alike to gather, “break bread” and celebrate individuals, families, foundations and major corporations for their unwavering support of Catholic education and dedication to helping those...

March 19, 2019

On February 11, 2019 the Archdiocese of Newark, and the Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen, Trenton and Paterson (collectively the "Dioceses") announced the formation of the Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) to pay reparations to victims of clergy sexual abuse of minors by clergy of the Dioceses. The Dioceses have retained Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille Biros to serve as Administrators of the IVCP and to begin work to implement the Program.

March 18, 2019

The name of God and of humanity were desecrated today in Christchurch, New Zealand when people filled with hate violated the sacred precincts of two mosques and murdered 49 innocent people during prayer. We grieve with the bereaved families of the victims and their communities, and we condemn in the strongest terms possible these barbaric acts of premeditated violence and murder. Today we must all see ourselves as Muslims. We must see ourselves as Muslims because...

March 15, 2019

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, the Office of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark in collaboration with ProjectEngin will host the third annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center located at 499 Belgrove Drive in Kearny, New Jersey. Projects from hundreds of Catholic elementary school students from 37 elementary schools in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties will be on...

March 14, 2019

This Lent I’ve been focusing on the seven sorrows of Mary, which span Jesus’ infancy through his death and burial. The scene that comes back to me over and over in prayer is that of Mary cradling her deceased Son on her lap – the image known as the pieta. I think it’s a natural reaction, when someone dies, for loved ones to want to see and touch the body of the deceased. In our mission caring for the elderly...

March 13, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark has a long tradition of honoring with a special liturgy those couples in the Archdiocese celebrating 5, 25 or 50 years or more of Christian Marriage. These annual liturgies take place in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the mother church of the Archdiocese. On Sunday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m., Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the celebrant of Mass for couples marking 50 or more years of marriage. On Sunday...

March 8, 2019

The Catholic Men’s Commission is celebrating its eleventh annual New Jersey Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event is expected to attract thousands of attendees seeking to strengthen their spiritual faith, and engage in fellowship. All men from the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as neighboring Dioceses, are invited to attend.


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