Parishioners invited to join Cardinal Tobin for Mass livestream at 6pm
Newark, NJ – The Archdiocese of Newark will livestream its annual Chrism Mass on Monday, June 8, 2020, at 6 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark with only the Auxiliary Bishops and Episcopal Vicars.
Faithful awaiting the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and parishioners are encouraged to participate by viewing the livestream which will be available on the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/NwkArchdiocese.
The Chrism Mass is the yearly renewal of priestly promises. Holy Oils will also be blessed for distribution to parishes at a later date. Parishes may continue to use the Holy Oils, which were blessed in 2019, until these oils are received.
On Sunday, May 24, at noon, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will celebrate Mass in observance of the Ascension of the Lord via livestream from the Lady Chapel in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Parishioners are encouraged to join via livestream by going to www.rcan.org/parishsupport. Local parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Newark are also livestreaming Mass, and a full guide can be found at www.rcan.org/parish-mass-livestreams-and-more.
Although the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days has been suspended, there is an understandable urgency to livestream liturgies for the faithful. To ease the pastoral work of livestreaming during this difficult time, Cardinal Tobin has transferred the observance of the Ascension of the Lord from Thursday, May 21, to Sunday, May 24, 2020. This directive can be found at: https://www.rcan.org/cardinal-tobin-approves-transfer-observance-ascension-lord
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Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education;Online Distance Learning Continues Through End of School Year
NEWARK, NJ – 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. Cristo Rey Newark High School, a member of the Cristo Rey Network®, also will close due to lack of operational viability, as per a resolution adopted by the school’s Board.
November 4, 2015, Newark, NJ – Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, recently celebrated a special Mass for its deceased Archbishops, Bishops and Priests, especially those who died during the past year.
Restored artwork preserves faith within Hudson County Community
Thirteen stained-glass windows will be unveiled in their new home at the Holy Name Mausoleum in Jersey City on Saturday, November 6th. These artifacts, which are valued over $525,000, were removed from Saint Boniface Parish Church and have undergone a rigorous restoration, uncovering the true beauty of their nineteenth century craftsmanship.
“These fragile artifacts represent how our community has expressed its faith over the years,” said Andrew Schafer, Executive Director, Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of Newark. “While the stained-glass pieces have a significant monetary value, they hold an even stronger sacramental worth to the Catholic Church and its generation upon generation of followers in Hudson County.”