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Press Releases/Statements

December 11, 2019

Our Sacred Heart School in Jersey City remains closed today. The school will reopen tomorrow, and counselors will be onsite to assist students and staff. We are grateful for the immediate response by staff in handling this terrifying situation with all the students. All the children are safe, and parents were notified yesterday in a timely fashion. We reiterate our gratitude to all the first responders in safeguarding the public during this deadly incident. As a Catholic community, we continue to grieve...

December 10, 2019

There are no words to adequately describe the horrible and tragic events in Jersey City today. Our prayers are with the slain victims, the fallen police officer, and their families, as well as with all law enforcement agencies. We are grateful to all the first responders for their selfless acts of courage in safeguarding the public during this terrifying event. And we are grateful for the safety of all the students and staff of the schools in the vicinity including Sacred Heart School. Student safety is always a...

November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to reflect on what brings us together to celebrate that most American of holidays. Is it the food? The fellowship? The parades? The football? Are we gearing up for Black Friday? In our very hectic society, we often can lose focus of the true message of Thanksgiving: to give thanks to God for all of God’s blessings and gifts. Click here to view Cardinal Tobin's video message.

November 7, 2019

The Chief Operating Officer is an important contributor in creating, together with the Cardinal Archbishop, an environment conducive to the vibrant spiritual life and religious mission of the Archdiocese of Newark. Click here to view the role description and application instructions.

October 31, 2019

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., the Archbishop of Newark, recently announced six new leadership appointments that will significantly contribute to the mission of the Archdiocese of Newark and support his new pastoral vision Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead. Over the past three years, under the Cardinal’s leadership, the Archdiocese has taken significant steps to enhance—and even transform—its Chancery in a way that matters most to the mission of our church...

October 31, 2019

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 10:00 A.M., the Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate its 27th Annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, at Clifton Avenue and Victoria Avenue, in Newark, NJ.  Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist. This Celebration of Law Enforcement or Blue Mass, as it has come to be known, is held each year to honor the dedication and sacrifices made by all active, retired and...

October 29, 2019

"Strolling down Clifton Avenue in Newark is an otherworldly experience that leaves a lasting impression on those who pass through the Lower Broadway neighborhood in New Jersey’s largest city. For one, it is just a stone’s throw from the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in America—a spectacle of its own in the spring—but what you will find amid the ever-changing metropolis is something that is often seen yet rarely appreciated to the fullest extent. It’s a structure that stands steady..."

October 15, 2019

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 3-9, 2019.  During this week, dioceses across the U.S. lead the effort in parishes and schools to uphold and encourage the fostering of vocations among the faithful and to pray for those currently discerning a call to marriage, ordained ministry, or consecrated life. In his message for the 2019 World Day of...

September 27, 2019

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for many different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for their challenges and increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. For 2019, Pope Francis has chosen the theme “It is not just about migrants” to make sure no one remains excluded from society, whether a long-time resident or someone newly-arrived. Our local celebration will...

September 24, 2019

The Archdiocese of Newark announced this weekend the appointment of Monsignor Robert E. Harahan, S.T.D., as the new pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills effective October 18, 2019. Monsignor Harahan has served as the Headmaster at Seton Hall Preparatory School for the past five years. He is a seasoned pastor with many years of service across the Archdiocese with experience in adult education, religious formation, parish schools, and youth group ministries...


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