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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...

September 5, 2019

Today I stand in solidarity with my fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ to decry the treatment of our children who bear the trauma wrought by immigration enforcement raids, separation from their families and indeterminate detention. These draconian measures are NOT a solution to our broken immigration system. They are a violation of human dignity and are contrary to religious...

August 7, 2019

On August 4, 2019, Pope Francis marked the 160th anniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, by addressing a letter to all priests throughout the world. In the letter, the Holy Father acknowledges the pain and suffering that the Church has experienced because of the sexual abuse scandals and cover-up, while expressing his solidarity with priests who...

August 5, 2019

Last weekend, I joined much of our nation in watching reports from El Paso and Dayton. As details emerged about these latest mass shootings, many of us asked a simple, anguished question – how long must we wait? How many people have to die from unspeakable violence until our legislators act on gun control legislation? Twenty-five years ago the U.S. Bishops wrote, "Our families are torn by violence. Our communities are destroyed by violence. Our faith is tested by violence. We have...

July 31, 2019

Human compassion fills our hearts with sadness when we hear about an individual who wishes to end his or her life to escape the pain and suffering of illness, disability, or disease. The fear associated with such devastating human conditions is real and legitimate. However, as Pope Francis has noted, we must be careful not to yield to a false sense of compassion. Our Holy Father reminds us that we must never take a human life—even, or especially, our own, since “this is a sin against...

July 19, 2019

This Saturday, July 20th, St. Mary’s in Elizabeth will host its All Class Reunion and Homecoming Celebration to support the Save St. Mary’s High School Fund. Alumni of all years are invited to reunite and celebrate their alma mater with a day-long schedule of homecoming events. Activities for children will be provided from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the full event concluding at 9:00 pm.


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