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What is Vine and Branches?

Article announcing launch of ‘Vine and Branches’ initiative 
The Archdiocese of Newark will launch its new Vine and Branches campaign on Sunday, Oct. 10, to inspire Catholics in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties to return to Mass now that most pandemic-related restrictions have been lifted. Spearheaded by Auxiliary Bishop Michael A. Saporito and priests of the Archdiocese, the Vine and Branches initiative will see parishes host numerous special events and online engagement throughout the year to reconnect with congregation members who stopped attending Mass due to COVID-19. [READ ARTICLE]

Q&A With Bishop Michael A. Saporito
This initiative seeks to inspire our faith community to come back. It also aims to reach out to people who have not been engaged within the parish community but who, at this moment, are in need of faith, prayers, as well as a connection to Christ and one another. [READ ARTICLE IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH]

Bishops introduce new initiative at prayer services
The Archdiocese of Newark’s four auxiliary bishops presided over Eucharistic prayer services in each of their counties on Oct. 4 to engage with local parishioners and introduce them to the Archdiocese’s Vine and Branches back-to-church initiative, which launches Oct. 10. [READ ARTICLE]