We associate “joy” with Christmas. Do we know what joy is? Have we experienced it lately? According to Pope Francis: "To be full of joy is the experience of the highest consolation, when the Lord makes us understand that this is something different from being cheerful, positive, bright...No, it is another thing; it is an overflowing joy that really hits us. Receiving the joy of the Spirit is a grace.”
Jesus is our j-o-y. When we place Him first, others second and ourselves third, everything falls into proper perspective. Jesus Christ is the greatest Christmas gift, the source of all real joy. He is the gift of God the Father, who became one of us in all things but sin by the power of the Holy Spirit. This amazing gift was first given...
The Mercy House, a resource and referral center operated by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office, will distribute approximately 1,000 new and unwrapped toys to families in need during its annual Christmas Toy Giveaway on Friday, December 17, at 11 a.m.
Our contemporary culture tends to view God as absent, remote and disconnected from our world and from us. This is not the Christian view. We are Advent people, women and men who await the Blessed Hope every day. We believe that our God draws near to us, that he is closer to us than we are to ourselves...
The Mercy House, a resource and referral center run by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office, distributed nearly 200 turkeys to families in need during its annual Thanksgiving giveaway on November 23 at its base in Newark’s Clinton Hill section.
"Gratitude truly is contagious. When we say 'thank you' we touch the hearts of others, and with them we embrace the healing power of God’s love. When we say 'thank you' we look beyond our own selfish wants and fears..."
The latest edition of Cardinal Joseph Tobin’s newsletter to the faithful, Rejoice in the Lord, which includes a special Thanksgiving message to all, is available to read in English or Spanish.
One year ago, in October 2020, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, published his encyclical Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship). In the latest edition of Rejoice in the Lord, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., reflects on the third chapter of Fratelli Tutti, “Envisaging and Engendering an Open World."
On Thursday, November 4, at 10 a.m., the Archdiocese of Newark will celebrate the 28th Annual Blue Mass honoring the dedication and sacrifices of all active, retired, and deceased New Jersey law enforcement personnel. The liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
The Archdiocese of Newark joined dioceses throughout the world in celebrating a special Opening Mass on October 17 to launch “Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church,” a two-year re-examination of the way the Catholic Church is listening to and walking with its parishioners.
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