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Religious Vocations

Could God be calling you to religious life?

If you are interested in learning about the Office of Vocations for Religious Life, contact Sr. Patricia M. Wormann, O.P., Delegate for Religious (Sr.Patricia.WormannO.P@rcan.org).

Read this brochure for more information: Religious Life Brochure


 2019 Personnel Serving In The Archdiocese
Archdiocesan priests
375
Active outside the Diocese
30
In Foreign Missions
16
TOTAL ACTIVE ARCHDIOCESAN PRIESTS
421
Retired, sick, or absent
193
TOTAL Archdiocesan priests
614
 
 
RELIGIOUS SISTERS
708
RELIGIOUS PRIESTS
135
PERMANENT DEACONS
135
BROTHERS
61

The Retirement Fund for Religious

The Retirement Fund for the Religious is an annual collection for elderly, retired Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests—known collectively as women and men religious. The annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious is taken from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2022 in most US Catholic parishes and helps hundreds of religious communities provide for the current and future needs of senior members. Learn more here.


Congratulations to our 2022 Jubilarians! (Click here for the full list.)

(Click image below to download the Mass worship aid)

(Click image below to read or print the Prayer for Vocations)


Contact Us

Office of Vocations for Religious Life
Archdiocese of Newark
171 Clifton Avenue 
PO Box 9500
Newark, NJ 07104-0500

Phone: 973-497-4582
Fax: 973-497-4369

Sr. Patricia Wormann, O.P.
Delegate for Religious
Sr.Patricia.WormannO.P@rcan.org