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May 11, 2020

"Ascension of the Lord" is a letter from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. regarding his approval of the transfer of the observance of the Ascension of the Lord from Thursday, May 21, 2020 to Sunday, May 24, 2020.

May 11, 2020

As painful as the decision was to suspend all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Newark, during the Covid 19 pandemic, the process was straight-forward and necessary for the common good. As we see numbers flatten and decrease, we are beginning to sense the situation improving. In the interest of the common good, we do not want to contribute to a second wave that could disrupt our liturgical life...

By Kelly Marsicano and Melissa McNally

By brother priests from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary 

With respect and permission from the families, we give this tribute.

May 7, 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I write to you to share the sad and deeply troubling news of the closing of nine elementary schools and one archdiocesan-sponsored high school in the Archdiocese of Newark. Today’s announcement will cause special distress to the students and families, teachers, staff, administrators, pastors, and parishioners most directly affected by these difficult decisions.

May 7, 2020

The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools at the end of this school year, the result of archdiocesan strategic planning efforts to strengthen the overall school program and ensure a sustainable future for Catholic education in the Archdiocese. 

May 4, 2020

Updated directives regarding Catholic Cemeteries have been approved by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., for the Archdiocese of Newark. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, all archdiocesan cemeteries will be open for visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open for visitation every Sunday, thereafter...

May 1, 2020

Today the Archdiocese of Newark joins the Catholic Church across the United States and Canada in renewing the consecration of our nations to Our Lady under the title of Mary, Mother of the Church. Our prayer is an expression of communion with the dioceses of the United States and unites us in solidarity...

May 1, 2020

In his homily for Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis said, “Now, while we are looking forward to a slow and arduous recovery from the pandemic, there is a danger that we will forget those who are left behind.” He went further and said that after coronavirus...


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