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Office of Communications

The Office of Communications serves to inform, educate and inspire the faithful by communicating the mission, work and services of the Cardinal, bishops, and archdiocesan parishes and ministries, as well as the stories of the Archdiocese of Newark and the Catholic Church. is the official English and Spanish online news site of the Archdiocese of Newark, covering archdiocesan Catholic communities in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties. supports our local Church to share relevant and timely news, updates, reflections and teachings with our Catholic communities and beyond. Archdiocesan ministries and parish and school communities are encouraged to share story ideas and noteworthy announcements for publication consideration. Email suggestions to or post information to the news site’s Events page as appropriate. Notify the Office of Communications about events as far in advance as possible.  

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Media Inquiries and Guidelines  

The Office of Communications handles all media inquiries regarding archdiocesan entities. Media inquiries should be directed to Maria Margiotta, Director of Communications, at The director serves as the primary spokesperson for the Cardinal, bishops, and archdiocesan ministries, parishes and Catholic schools.

News media and photographers may cover celebrations of Mass and archdiocesan events with advance clearance from a representative of the Office of Communications, and in accordance with archdioceswan media guidelines available here.  Please direct further questions to the Office of Communications.

Filming Requests

There is a general prohibition of film, video, movie or television work on parish or school property in the Archdiocese of Newark. The Archdiocese will consider, on a case-by-case basis, participating in projects and will grant exceptions when the project has a special religious, historical, or civic significance or link to the Archdiocese. This includes requests to use any archdiocesan property for/by a production crew working on a film within the vicinity. All requests must be submitted in writing to Maria Margiotta, Director of Communications, at

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About the Archdiocese of Newark

The Archdiocese of Newark serves approximately 1.3 million Catholics in northern New Jersey through faith, education, and social services, and encompasses 212 parishes, 73 primary and secondary Catholic schools, and numerous ministries within Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. Established by Pope Pius IX in 1853, the Archdiocese is the ninth largest diocese by Catholic population in the United States, and is led by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., who was installed as the sixth Archbishop of Newark on January 6, 2017.

The Archdiocese of Newark is called to share in the saving mission of Jesus Christ and to be living witnesses of Christ’s presence and His ongoing mission in our society. The Church in the Archdiocese of Newark responds to this call  by teaching and witnessing the Word of God, building community among His children, and serving whoever is in need every day.


Office of Communications Staff

Maria Margiotta*
* media inquiries
Jaimie Winters
Communications Manager/Editor  
Alexandra Rojas
Website Content Manager
Sean Quinn*
Public Relations Specialist
* media inquiries
Jessica Miano
Communications Specialist
Joe Jordan
Social Media Specialist
Donna LaBadie
Administrative Assistant
For inquiries not related to communications or media relations, please refer to the department telephone directory available here.