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October 30, 2018

At this tragic moment in time, an unconscionable act of hatred and evil against members of the Jewish Faith community, we as Religious leaders in the state of New Jersey wish to extend our heartfelt compassion and to stand in solidarity with...

October 19, 2018

The Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 26th Annual Mass for Law Enforcement Officers at 10:00 a.m. on November 8 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist. The Mass remembers with reverence the men and women who serve in the often-dangerous profession of protecting society, and honors in particular those who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year.

October 3, 2018

Marist High School, a Catholic, coed, college preparatory school located in Bayonne, NJ, will celebrate its 14th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, November 17th at 5:30pm in the Marist Gym. Each year, Marist High School honors members of the Marist Community for their extraordinary accomplishments by awarding the following awards: Spirit of Marist, Professional Achievement, Distinguished Service, Athletic Achievement and Team Achievement.

October 2, 2018

On October 2, faith leaders, clergy, advocates and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients will participate in a Jericho Walk in front of the Peter Rodino Federal Building in a march for the rights and dignity of all TPS recipients. The Jericho Walk is a silent interfaith prayer and act of solidarity drawing inspiration from the Battle of Jericho, in which the community marched around the city of Jericho seven times...

October 2, 2018

Julia Guthrie, a teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Palisades Park, NJ, is the recipient of the New Jersey Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Award for 2018 in a competition sponsored by the New Jersey Council for American Private Education (NJCAPE). This annual award will be presented on Tuesday, October 9, at a ceremony scheduled for noon at the N.J. Department of Education in Trenton.

October 1, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. Among those schools three from the Archdiocese of Newark were recognized as, “Exemplary High Performing Schools”: Christ the Teacher School in Fort Lee, Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Park Ridge, and Transfiguration Academy in Bergenfield. The award is based on overall academic excellence.

September 21, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, today advised the people of the Archdiocese that he will not attend the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, set to begin in Rome on Oct. 2 and conclude at the end of the month. Earlier this year, Pope Francis had requested the Cardinal’s attendance at this important event in the life of the Church.

September 18, 2018

On September 14, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin led the people of this local Church of Newark in an evening service of Prayer, Recognition and Hope in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Under the theme “Behold the Wood of the Cross,” the Cardinal, joined by hundreds of clergy, Religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese gathered in prayer for the survivors of clergy abuse, for their families, for the accused, and for the Church. A video of this service is now available.

September 7, 2018

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin has prepared a special video message to the people of the Archdiocese of Newark to provide both perspective on the recent revelations this Spring and Summer about Archbishop McCarrick and events such as the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and to speak of steps that are now underway in response to the news and the needs of the people of this local Church.

September 7, 2018

The last Sunday of October, Oct. 28, 2018, is designated as Priesthood Sunday, a one-day celebration of the priesthood calling all United States Catholics to show support for their priests with prayer, public recognition and dialogue. The annual celebration is organized by parish lay leaders and has been sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International, a worldwide Catholic lay organization, since 2005.


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