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Press Releases/Statements

February 22, 2016

The Archdiocese of Newark is collecting new and gently used communion outfits for its inner city parishes, families in need, and any parishioner in need of one for their child. First Communion is a special day for families, and the archdiocese wants to help make sure financial hardship doesn't stand in the way. 

February 17, 2016

The Men’s Commission of the Archdiocese of Newark invites all men to the 2016 Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 5 at Seton Hall University. All men are encouraged to participate in this exciting annual event, which features inspirational talks in both Spanish and English.

February 11, 2016

The Women’s Commission is excited to invite the women of the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond to the 2016 Day of Reflection, February 27, at Seton Hall University. We are calling all women to become “Alive in Christ” as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

February 9, 2016

Newark Archbishop John J. Myers will mark the start of Lent in the Archdiocese on Ash Wednesday, February 10, by celebrating Mass and distributing ashes at the 12:15 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark. St. Patrick Pro-Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in New Jersey.

January 29, 2016

Alexander Gerardo and Joseph Demark, Jr. will be honored by Newark Archbishop John J. Myers at the 23rd Annual Business & Labor Reception on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ.

January 28, 2016

Governor Chris Christie recently signed a proclamation designating the week of January 31 – February 6, 2016, as Catholic Schools Week in New Jersey and acknowledging the contributions of Catholic schools to the public welfare of all New Jerseyans.

January 27, 2016

Pope Francis calls the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year a favorable time to listen to God’s word and practice both the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. 

January 26, 2016

The Archdiocese of Newark has introduced a short video highlighting the significance of the Church’s funeral rituals to help Catholics during one of the most difficult and often confusing times in life -- the death of a loved one. “Many Travelers, One Journey”  serves as a guide for the three principal parts of the Catholic funeral liturgy – the Vigil, Funeral Mass and Committal Service – known as the Order of Christian Funerals. 

January 21, 2016

Due to the forecasted snowstorm in Washington, DC, and out of a concern for safety, the Archdiocesan Respect Life Office is canceling its participation in this year’s national March for Life.

January 19, 2016

Representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress will present $25,000 in scholarships to 25 students of Italian heritage from 18 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.


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