The Women’s Commission is celebrating its annual 2018 Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 3, at Seton Hall University. The daylong prayerful event, which is expected to attract thousands of attendees, asks women to become “Alive in Christ,” while renewing the values of the Catholic family. Women in the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as neighboring Dioceses, are all invited.
Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will mark the beginning of Lent 2018 with the celebration of Mass and distribution of Ashes at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Newark on Wednesday, February 14, beginning at 12:15 p.m.
The 8th Annual Catholic DeaFest will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny. The DeaFest will begin at 9 am, and includes free admission and lunch. The event is sponsored by the NJ Pastoral Workers with the Deaf: Archdiocese of Newark, Dioceses of Camden, Metuchen and Paterson.
The Archdiocese of Newark welcomes questions about the high priority that we place on the protection of children and young people. However, we believe that the story released today by NJ Advance Media and its reporter, Erin Banco, contains serious errors of fact and process. I want to set the record straight.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will honor Joseph Sheridan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Wakefern Food Corp., and John T. Niccollai, President of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 464A, at the Cardinal’s 25th Annual Business & Labor Recognition Reception on Wednesday, March 7, 2017 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ.
Over many decades, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey consistently called for the abolishment of the death penalty. Thank God, on December 17, 2007, New Jersey became the first state in forty years to enact a law to eliminate the death penalty. Groups across the globe hailed the enactment of New Jersey’s law as a victory for the dignity of life.
Throughout my pastoral visits and deanery town hall gatherings that have taken place this year, one topic has come up in every meeting — your concern for the future of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese. It is a concern I share as well. My siblings and I are products of Catholic schools. I served in parishes with Catholic schools as a parish priest and pastor.
After a glance at the headline of this essay, you may have: 1) shaken your head (in disbelief or puzzlement); 2) rolled your eyes; 3) muttered (maybe) something under your breath that this publication would not normally print; 4) All of the above. “What’s he talking about? It’s Thanksgiving. Of course, God is listening. It’s part of the drill. We pray to the Lord on Thanksgiving, and then we have our meal.”
Catholics in the Archdiocese of Newark will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to be held Dec. 2-3. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office, the annual appeal benefits 32,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose congregations lack adequate retirement funding.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark is pleased to announce a $20,000 toy donation from the Kefalas-Pinto Foundation along with Discovery Toys, which will provide an array of age-appropriate educational toys for hundreds of children involved with their programs throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.