Annual Memorial Mass and Cemetery Sunday Concert honoring deceased clergy

Each November, during the month of All Souls, members of the archdiocesan community, including bishops, priests, deacons, religious women, men, and lay faithful, gather to remember all priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Newark who died in the past year.

The Memorial Mass for 2023 will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 8, at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. Archbishop of Newark, will be the principal celebrant. All are invited to attend the Mass. For more details, go to

Priests and deacons serving in the Archdiocese are invited to participate in the Mass. Clergy members planning to participate in the Mass are asked to R.S.V.P to Graceann DelMauro by email to

Free Memorial Concert, Cemetery Sunday, November 5

Sunday, November 5, 2023 is Cemetery Sunday, a day to remember our beloved deceased. Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark invites you to celebrate your faith in eternal life by visiting one of its cemeteries in a spirit of faith, prayer and remembrance. Catholic cemeteries are fitting places to visit – to pray, to remember, to grieve, to heal, and to console one another. It is important always to remember and to give thanks for Jesus’ promise of eternal life, which is at the heart of our Catholic faith

All are invited to A Memorial Concert in Honor of the Faithfully Departed on Sunday, November 5 at 3 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. This concert titled, “Lux Aeterna” by Morten Lauridsen (with the Cathedral Choir, Soloists, Orchestra, John Miller as the Conductor, and Kristin Dabaghian as the Organist), is intended to provide comfort and consolation for all who have lost a loved one. Anita Foley will present a brief pre-concert lecture to the bereaved at 2:20 p.m. in the Lady Chapel in the Cathedral.

Upon entering the Cathedral Basilica, guests are invited to inscribe the names of their beloved deceased in a Book of Remembrance. The concert is open to the public and tickets are not required. A free-will offering will be received.

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