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April 12, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, Christians around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week, the final preparation for the celebration of Easter. Here in the Archdiocese of Newark, the nearly 1.5 million Catholics worshiping in the 212 Catholic parishes in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties will mark the days leading to Easter Sunday with a full range of liturgies—Mass, Stations of the Cross, prayer services and more. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart—the Mother Church of the...

April 4, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark offers warm congratulations and best wishes to Archbishop Wilton Gregory as the seventh Archbishop of Washington, D.C. We promise our prayerful support for Archbishop Gregory as he shepherds the people in our Nation's Capital.

April 3, 2019

It is with a profound sense of sadness that I have read about the proposed cutoff of humanitarian aid to the Northern Triangle countries of Central America. I continue to be amazed that some still do not understand what forces people to leave their home country. Most are escaping extreme violence and poverty. The decision to leave one’s home does not come easily or without sacrifice. Who would think that the best way to solve the problem of extreme poverty is to cut off humanitarian aid?

April 2, 2019

The release of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation today is “a wonderful summons to the Church to more vigorously invest in youth and young adults, especially those on the peripheries and those disconnected from the Church,” said the President and committee chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB). Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the...

April 1, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., led the people of the Archdiocese of Newark in a Lenten Prayer Service for the survivors of sexual abuse and for the people of the Church on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Under the theme, “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God,” the Cardinal was joined by clergy, Religious, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese.

March 28, 2019

State residents are being urged to contact Gov. Phil Murphy after a bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives passed the state Legislature March 25. “Hope is slim, but there is one last important thing you can do,” reads a call to action on the website of the New Jersey Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops. Click Here to contact Gov. Murphy “Please call the Governor’s Office at (609) 292-6000, give your name and tell the aide you oppose the...

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 (www.NJDiocesesIVCP.com), 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...

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