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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. The office serves as the liaison between all archdiocesan entities and the media, and the director serves as the primary spokesperson for the Cardinal Archbishop, the archdiocese, and archdiocesan parishes and Catholic schools.

JerseyCatholic.org

JerseyCatholic.org is the official English and Spanish online news site of the Archdiocese of Newark, covering the archdiocesan Catholic communities in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties. As an evangeliziation and information source, JerseyCatholic.org supports the Cardinal Archbishop and 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 stories, announcements and updates for publication consideration.  Email news ideas to submissions@rcan.org.  Notify the Office of Communications about events as far in advance as possible.  


Media Guidelines for interviews, photographs, and videos

The Office of Communications works to deliver timely and accurate information, coordinate interview requests, and facilitate media responses as appropriate.
 
All media inquiries should be directed to Maria Margiotta, Director of Communications, at maria.margiotta@rcan.org.
 
Reporters and photographers may cover celebrations of Mass and archdiocesan events with advance permission from a representative of the Office of Communications.
  • With proper advance clearance, photography without flash and video are permitted inside a church during Mass.
  • On-duty reporters, photographers or videographers must maintain a respectable distance from the altar and must not stand in the church's center aisle, front row, or the space between the sanctuary and the congregation.
  • The privacy of individuals receiving Holy Communion must be respected at all times and photos/videos are generally not permitted.

Please direct further questions to the Office of Communications.


Follow us on our social media channels for links to stories, announcements and news:

Facebook                              Twitter                              Instagram                              Youtube  

For information about social media guidelines, click here


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. The archdiocese 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. It 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 Contacts

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