The Director of Diocesan Priest Personnel works closely with the Archbishop in the assignment of priests and the appointment of pastors. The Priest Personnel Policy Board also assists the Archbishop by interviewing and evaluating prospective pastors, making recommendations when pastorates become available and developing policies concerning pastoral assignments. Members of this Board are elected by the priests of the Archdiocese and serve for a term of two or three years. The Director of Diocesan Priest Personnel serves as the Archbishop's liaison to the Board.
Priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Newark who wish to exercise ministry outside the State of New Jersey may request a letter of suitability from the Office of the Vicar General.
Click this link to submit a request: Letter of Suitability Request Form
A note from Very Reverend Charles Pinyan, Vicar for Clergy:
"This document is the 2004 version of the Archdiocesan Priest Personnel Manual that is still in effect. We are making it available online pending the completion of an updated version anticipated later this year. Thank you for your understanding."