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Continuing Education and Formation of Priests
Adjunct Clergy Personnel
Ministry to Retired Priests
The Delegate for the Religious
The Office of Delegate for Religious is structured to maintain a bond between Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, and members of Religious Institutes and other forms of Consecrated Life. Click here to visit her page.
The Archdiocese of Newark currently has almost 200 retired priests. Many of these priests continue to be involved on a regular basis in pastoral ministry. In 1982, the Saint John Vianney Residence in Rutherford opened as a facility for retired priests who choose the communal style of living. In 1998, the Msgr. James F. Kelley Residence opened in Caldwell as a second facility for retired priests. A quarterly Newsletter is prepared and published by retired priests. They also offer Days of Recollection for retired priests from the entire State of New Jersey. The Director of the Ministry to Retired Priests also makes regular visits to those retired priests who are hospitalized or reside in nursing homes.
The Office of Adjunct Clergy Personnel has the responsibility for the approximately 75 extern priests who minister in the Archdiocese. These priests, in most cases, minister to the diverse and growing number of immigrants who have come to the Archdiocese. While the large majority of these immigrants come from Central and South America, there are also significant numbers from Portugal, the Philippines and Poland, as well as some from Korea, India and Vietnam. The availability of priests who can minister to these communities in their native language and are aware of their culture has had a positive impact on the spiritual life of the many immigrant Catholics who come to the Archdiocese.
This Office arranges Study Days for the clergy to enrich and update their theological studies, Annual Retreats, Pastor Preparation Programs, Mentor Programs for newly ordained priests, as well as programs to enhance the pastoral skills of the clergy.
Very Rev. Charles Pinyan
Vicar for Clergy
Vicar for Clergy
Administrative Assistant to the Vicar for Clergy and Clergy Personnel
Priest Sabbaticals and Continuing
Formation for Priests
Rev. Stanley Gomes
Director, Ministry to Retired Priests and Ministry to Adjunct Clergy
Ministry for Retired Priests & Delegate for Religious