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The Gaudete Society

The Gaudete Society recognizes men and women of the Archiocese of Newark who have made significant contributions to the mission of this local Church. The name Gaudete Society reflects Pope Francis' teaching on the Joy of the Gospel, the need for Christian joy, even in times of crisis, and finally, Cardinal Tobin's coat of arms, Gaudete in Domino (Rejoice in the Lord).

Members of the Gaudete Society of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark support the Vision and Priorities of the Cardinal and Archdiocese. As Individuals and as a group, they commit to doing their best to provide sustainable immediate and long term funding for the present and ongoing needs of the Catholic Church in northern New Jersey.

Members of the Gaudete Society are invited to:

  1. Pray for Cardinal Tobin, pastors, clergy, religious and lay leaders who serve God's people in our parishes, schools and archdiocesan ministries.
  2. Advocate for the mission of the Church: to preach the Good News in Word and Sacrament, to pass on the faith to future generations, and to care for the poor and vulnerable.
  3. Generously share by committing to a leadership gift in support of the programs and ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark.

The Gaudete Society is comprised of three giving levels:

Sacred Heart Leadership Circle Annual gifts of $5,000 or higher
Legacy Circle Planned Gifts of $1,000 or more disclosed to the Archdiocese
Stewardship Circle Annual gifts from $1,000 - $4,999

Please consider becoming a charter member of the Gaudete Society. You may make a gift or pledge through your parish or online by going to