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Archbishop of Newark

Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin,
C.Ss.R., D.D.


Archbishop of Newark John J. Myers, J.C.D., D.D

Archbishop of Newark

Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., D.D.



Archdiocesan News

December 12, 2019

Our entire Archdiocese is saddened by a devastating fire that completely destroyed the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes during the early hours of Wednesday, December 11. A person of interest is in custody and police authorities will release an official press statement today regarding the arrest. We are thankful for the efforts of the police, firefighters, and public safety workers who immediately responded to calls and battled the blaze during frigid conditions to...

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.