Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark

The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in northern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of the Catholic parishes and schools in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex (where the city of Newark is located). [ [ Newark Archdiocese is diverse and densely populated] , Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed July 24, 2007. " Archbishop John J. Myers is moving from the plains of Illinois to the geographically smallest diocese in the United States; but its 513-square miles encompass about 1.3 million Catholics. It is one of the busiest, largest and most diverse dioceses in the nation. The Archdiocese of Newark encompasses the northeastern New Jersey counties of Bergen, Essex, Union, and Hudson and the population totals 2.8 million people."]


Originally established as the Diocese of Newark in 1853 by Pope Pius IX, it was elevated to Archdiocese in 1937 by Pope Pius XI.

The Archbishop of Newark presides from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

The Archdiocese is currently led by Archbishop John J. Myers. Myers is metropolitan for all of the New Jersey dioceses which include Newark, the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton. On October 7, 2004, the Archdiocese agreed to pay $1.1 million to nine people who sued the diocese over alleged sexual abuse by priests. [ [ "Newark Archdiocese Settles Over Sexual Abuse"] , "The New York Times", October 9, 2004. Accessed July 15, 2008.]

Bishops & Archbishops of Newark (terms of service)

#Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley (1853–1872)
#Bishop Michael A. Corrigan (1873–1880)
#Bishop Winand M. Wigger (1881–1901)
#Bishop John Joseph O'Connor (1901–1927)
#Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh (1928–1952)
#Archbishop Thomas Aloysius Boland (1953–1974)
#Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety (1974–1986)
#Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986–2000)
#Archbishop John J. Myers (2001–present)

chools in the Archdiocese of Newark

Higher education

* Seton Hall University
* Caldwell College
* Felician College
* Saint Peter's College

econdary schools

Bergen County
* Academy of the Holy Angels (Demarest, New Jersey)
* Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell)
* Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Ramsey, New Jersey)
* Immaculate Conception High School (Lodi)
* Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township)
* Paramus Catholic High School (Paramus)
* Queen of Peace High School (North Arlington)
* St. Joseph Regional High School (Montvale)
* St. Mary High School (Rutherford)Essex County
* Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair)
* Lacordaire Academy (Upper Montclair)
* Marylawn of the Oranges High School (South Orange)
* Mount Saint Dominic Academy (Caldwell)
* St. Benedict's Preparatory School (Newark)
* St. Vincent Academy (Newark)
* Seton Hall Preparatory School (West Orange)Hudson County
* Caritas Academy (Jersey City)
* Holy Family Academy (Bayonne)
* Kenmare High School (Jersey City)
* Marist High School (Bayonne)
* St. Anthony High School (Jersey City)
* St. Dominic Academy (Jersey City)
* St. Joseph of the Palisades High School (West New York)
* St. Mary High School (Jersey City)
* St. Peter's Preparatory School (Jersey City)Union County
* Benedictine Academy (Elizabeth)
* Mother Seton Regional High School (Clark)
* Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child (Summit)
* Oratory Preparatory School (Summit)
* Roselle Catholic High School (Roselle)
* St. Mary of the Assumption High School (Elizabeth)
* St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth)
* Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains)


* Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City
* Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange
* Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee
* Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah
* Christ The King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes
* Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington
* Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover
* Saint Gertrudes Cemetery, Colonia

Churches in the Archdiocese of Newark

Guardian Angel (Allendale)

Our Lady of the Assumption
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Andrew
St. Henry
St. Joseph (Slovak)
St. Mary Star of the Sea
St. Michael (Lithuanian)
St. Vincent de Paul

St. Anthony (Italian)
St. Peter

St. John the Evangelist

Berkeley Heights
Little Flower

Sacred Heart
St. Thomas the Apostle
St. Valentine

Bogota - Clark
St. Joseph, Bogota
St. Aloysius, Caldwell
St. Catherine of Siena, Cedar Grove
St. Agnes, Clark

Cliffside Park
Church of the Epiphany

Closter - Edgewater
St. Mary, Closter
St. Michael, Cranford
St. Therese of Lisieux, Cresskill
St. Joseph, Demarest
St. Josphy (Korean), Demarest
St. Mary, Dumont
St. Anthony, E. Newark
Holy Name of Jesus, E. Orange
Holy Spirit & Our Help of Christians, E. Orange
St. Joseph, E. Orange
St. Joseph, E. Rutherford
Holy Rosary, Edgewater

Blessed Sacrament
Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary & St. Michael's
St. Adalbert (Polish)
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Genevieve
St. Hedwig
St. Mary of the Assumption
St. Patrick
SS. Peter & Paul

Elmwood Park - Fairview
St. Leo, Elmwood Park
Assumption, Emerson
St. Cecilia, Englewood
St. Thomas More, Fairfield
St. Anne, Fairlwan
Our Lady of Grace, Fairview
St. John the Baptist, Fairview

Fort Lee
Holy Trinity
Church of the Madonna

Franklin Lakes - Guttenberg
Most Blessed Sacrament, Franklin Lakes
Most Holy Name, Garfield
Our Lady of Mt. Virgin (Italian), Garfield
Our Lady of Sorrows, Garfield
St. Stanislaus Kostka, Garfield
St. Anne, Garwood
St. Catherine, Glen Rock
St. John Nepomucene, Guttenberg

Others can be found at []


External links

* [ Official Web Site]
* [ St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (Bloomfield, NJ)]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.