Archdiocese to Participate in Memorial Day “Serving God and Country Salute to Heroes”

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark will once again join with approximately 1,000 other Catholic cemeteries nationwide to celebrate “Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to our Heroes” on Monday, May 25, 2015 with a special public Mass at each of the seven Archdiocesan cemeteries located in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

All Masses begin at 11 a.m. In addition to the Main Celebrant listed below, guest clergy from the surrounding local parishes will concelebrate. Mass will be held rain or shine – canopies and seating will be provided.

The location of each cemetery, and the principal Celebrant at each Mass, are:

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ
(201) 997-1900
Principal Celebrant
Most Reverend John J. Myers, JD, DD
Archbishop of Newark
Maryrest Cemetery
770 Darlington Avenue
Mahwah, NJ
(201) 327-7011
Principal Celebrant
Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Nydegger, VG
Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, NJ
(973) 887-0286
Principal Celebrant
Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, JCL, JD, DD
Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark 
Holy Name Cemetery
823 Westside Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 433-0342
Principal Celebrant
Most Reverend Thomas A. Donato, DD
Regional Bishop of Hudson County
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Avenue
Colonia, NJ
(732) 388-0311
Principal Celebrant
Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, DD
Regional Bishop of Union County
Christ the King Cemetery
980 Huron Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ
(201) 891-9191
Principal Celebrant
Most Reverend John W. Flesey, STD, DD
Regional Bishop of Bergen County
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
125 Central Avenue
East Orange, NJ
(973) 678-3757
Principal Celebrant
Reverend Philip J. Waters, OSB
Pastor, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark

 For further information, the public may contact the individual cemetery office directly by phone.