The Archdiocese of Newark has a long tradition of honoring with a special liturgy those couples in the Archdiocese celebrating 5, 25 or 50 years or more of Christian Marriage. These annual liturgies take place in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the mother church of the Archdiocese.
On Sunday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m., Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will be the celebrant of Mass for couples marking 50 or more years of marriage.
On Sunday, June 2, beginning at 3 p.m., Cardinal Tobin will offer a special liturgy for couples celebrating 5 or 25 years or more of marriage.
Registration to attend these two special Masses is required in order for the Archdiocese to extend appropriate recognition to their Vocation of Marriage. All interested couples are encouraged to contact their local parish or the Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark by Wednesday, April 17 for the Mass for 50 years or more of marriage. Couples interested in attending the Mass for 5 or 25 years or more of marriage should register by May 20. The contact number for the Family Life Ministries Office is 973-497-4323.
The Archdiocese of Newark comprises all Roman Catholic churches in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is located at the corners of Clifton Avenue and Victoria Avenue, Newark.