Archdiocese of Newark to open new Mercy House location in Hackensack

Archdiocese of Newark to open new Mercy House location in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark’s Respect Life Office will soon open a new Hackensack location for Mercy House, a resource and referral center that supports pregnant women, people struggling with addiction, those in abusive relationships and others in need. Mercy House Hackensack is expected to launch late this summer within Holy Trinity Convent […]

Archdiocese of Newark welcomes five new priests

Archdiocese of Newark welcomes five new priests

NEWARK, NJ — Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark, ordained five new priests into service in the Archdiocese of Newark during a Rite of Ordination Mass on May 29 in Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. As the Mass began, the men were presented to the cardinal and were met with applause by […]

Archdiocese of Newark celebrates six new deacons, including Nutley man

Archdiocese of Newark celebrates six new deacons, including Nutley man

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark welcomed five transitional deacons — including Ashton Francisco Wong, of Nutley — and one permanent deacon during the Rite of Ordination at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on Sunday, May 23. The transitional deacons — Wong, Matthew Gonzalez, David Hinojosa, Roberto Moreno and Peter […]

Archdiocese to celebrate 500 years of Catholicism in the Philippines

Archdiocese to celebrate 500 years of Catholicism in the Philippines

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark, in conjunction with the Diocese of Paterson, is honoring the 500th anniversary of the first Mass in the Philippines with a year-long Jubilee Celebration consisting of a special pilgrimage and several other cultural festivities that will enable Filipino parishioners to celebrate their faith. Those participating in the pilgrimage […]

SFIC, Archdiocese of Newark to award $150,000 in scholarships

SFIC, Archdiocese of Newark to award $150,000 in scholarships

NEWARK, NJ — The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, which provides students in need with an opportunity to receive high-quality, values-based education in a nurturing and safe environment, has launched the “We Are Living Stones” Catholic Tuition Assistance Program for the 2021-2022 school year. In partnership with, and funded by, the Archdiocese of Newark, this […]

Congregants at area churches come together to celebrate Easter

Congregants at area churches come together to celebrate Easter

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark commemorated the resurrection of Jesus on April 3 by celebrating the Easter Vigil, the holiest observance of the Christian religious calendar, marking Easter’s official start. The Mass began with the lighting of the Paschal candle, which was processed through the darkened Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in […]

School hosts successful shoe drive fundraiser

School hosts successful shoe drive fundraiser

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — St. Thomas the Apostle School in Bloomfield accomplished an amazing feat — collecting more than 2,500 pairs of shoes for its first-ever shoe drive fundraiser. St. Thomas’ Home and School Association worked with the organization Funds2Orgs to collect gently worn, new or used shoes that will be donated to people in developing […]

Archdiocese of Newark increases church attendance capacity

Archdiocese of Newark increases church attendance capacity

NEWARK, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark announced Sept. 1 that the attendance limit for its 212 churches in Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties has increased. Based on the latest New Jersey official guidelines, the number of faithful now permitted indoors for public liturgies, baptisms, weddings and funerals has increased to 150 participants or […]