Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries nationwide in the annual Memorial Day Program, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes," and will celebrate Memorial Day Mass on May 28, at 11:00 A.M. at local cemeteries and parishes. The program honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces and recognizes military veterans and active duty military personnel serving our country.
At the request of Bishop Richard Pates, Episcopal Liaison to the Catholic Climate Covenant, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, and the Archdiocese have signed the US Catholic Climate Declaration. The Declaration reads “As Catholic communities, organizations, and institutions in the United States, we join with state, tribal, and local governments...to declare that we are still in on actions that meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.”
On Thursday May 3, 2018, Faith leaders, clergy, advocates, immigrants and other community members will participate in a Jericho Walk in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building in Newark, where immigrants appear on a daily basis before the Immigration Court and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Jericho Walk is a silent interfaith prayer and act of solidarity.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark will hold its All Are Welcome Gala celebration on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. The celebration will be held at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, N.J. Proceeds from the Gala go to support the programs and services of Catholic Charities, Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Health and Mount Carmel Guild Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.
On Tuesday, May 1, representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress will present $25,000 in scholarships to a group of students of Italian heritage from 25 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in the Auditorium of the Archdiocesan Center, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 25, Dr. Margaret Dames, Superintendent of Archdiocese of Newark Catholic Schools, will discuss education and teaching morality on NJTV's "A Matter of Faith with A Bishop, An Imam and A Rabbi." The episode will air at 8pm, and will also feature Professor Bernard Freamon of Seton Hall Law School.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. will deliver the keynote address at the 64th commencement ceremony for Seton Hall University School of Law on Thursday, May 24 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. At this year’s ceremony, Cardinal Tobin will address students receiving Juris Doctor degrees, Master of Science in Jurisprudence degrees, and Master of Laws degrees.
The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) will have a piece of “The Rock” in attendance when it hosts its 35th Annual Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, and many loyal supporters and friends of the SFIC, will present Hugh Weber with the Vitae Discimus (“We Teach By Our Lives”) Award for the organization’s support of inner-city education.
On Saturday, April 14, the Office of Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark, in collaboration with ProjectEngin, will host the second annual STEM EXPO at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, New Jersey. Projects by hundreds of Catholic elementary school students from 29 elementary schools on display are the result of a year-long initiative between the Archdiocese and ProjectEngin...
On Friday, February 23, the Archdiocese received word that a federal judge had ruled against it in a suit challenging the validity of a New Jersey law banning religious institutions from selling inscription rights on monuments for parishioners buried in its cemeteries. The deadline for the Archdiocese to appeal this decision was set for Monday, March 26. We continue to believe that the law is unjust.
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