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June 24, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain five transitional deacons who are preparing for the priesthood on Saturday, June 27.  The ordination will be livestreamed at noon from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube Channel.

June 21, 2020

Because Diego, Kamil, John Paul, Dražen, Edmond, Jae, Anthony, Preston, Darren and Nicholas, who are your relatives and friends, are now to be ordained to the priesthood, I invite you to consider in the light of the Word of God we have just heard the sacrament that they will receive. As you well know, the Lord Jesus is the one and only great high priest of the New Testament; but in him, God has made his entire holy people a royal priesthood. All of us!

June 19, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week that Phase Three directives have been approved as part of the ongoing, three-phase reopening process for parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Beginning on June 21, 2020, Archdiocesan parishes, which have already been reopened for weekday Masses, funerals, baptisms and weddings, will now be reopened for the celebration of public Sunday Masses...

June 19, 2020

This month, we have the rare privilege of celebrating the ordinations of new bishops, priests and deacons. It is a time of great joy for our Archdiocese which both invites and challenges us to reflect on what the sacrament of Holy Orders means—and doesn’t mean—in the life of the Church here in northern New Jersey...

June 18, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain 10 men to the priesthood for service in the Archdiocese of Newark on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  The ordination will be livestreamed at noon from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube Channel (www.YouTube.com/NwkArchdiocese).

June 18, 2020

Like so many people throughout our nation, I am so grateful for the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). In preventing the Administration’s attempt to terminate this valuable program, the Court recognizes the inherent dignity of all God’s children and their protection under the law.

June 18, 2020

Please be advised that the ordination of 23 permanent deacons scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020, is POSTPONED. The unexpected rescheduling is in an abundance of caution due to a candidate who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in a preparatory meeting for the forthcoming ordination at which other candidates were present.

June 11, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week that Phase Two of the Directives for Re-Opening Churches has been approved as part of the ongoing, three-phase reopening process for parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020, Archdiocesan parishes, which already have been reopened for private prayer, will now be reopened for the celebration of public weekday Masses... 

June 8, 2020

Join us as the Archdiocese of Newark will livestream its annual Chrism Mass tonight at 6 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark with only the Auxiliary Bishops and Episcopal Vicars...

June 3, 2020

The people of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark join with Catholic dioceses across the United States as well as all people of good will in condemning the senseless and brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. We extend our deep sorrow to his family and friends, who face soul-sapping grief because of his terrible death...

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