The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northeastern 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).
Originally established as the Diocese of Newark in 1853 by Pope Pius IX, it was elevated to Archdiocese in 1937 by Pope Pius XI.
Newark's Saint Mary's Abbey was instrumental in the 1889 founding of Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, Benedictine college in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
The Archbishop of Newark presides from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. He is metropolitan for all the New Jersey dioceses, with the suffragan sees being the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton.
On September 24, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop of Gaylord, Michigan, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, positioning him to succeed Archbishop John J. Myers when the latter retired, resigned, or died. However, after Pope Francis appointed Hebda Apostolic Administrator of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in June 2015, concurrent with Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, he then named Hebda Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on March 24, 2016, ending any possibility that Hebda would succeed Myers.
In February 2014, the New York Times reported Archbishop Myers planned to retire to a 7,500-foot "palace" expanded at his direction in Pittstown, New Jersey.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Myers on November 7, 2016. On November 7, Pope Francis named Joseph W. Tobin the Archbishop of Newark, a see which has, like Indianapolis, never before been headed by a cardinal until this year with Tobin's elevation and quick subsequent transfer. His installation is scheduled for January 6, 2017. The installation of Tobin as his successor is scheduled for January 6, 2017.
Ordinaries (and Coadjutor)
The lists of the bishops and archbishops and their years of service:Bishops
- † Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley (1853–1872), installed as Archbishop of Baltimore
- † Bishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1873–1880), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of New York
- † Bishop Winand Wigger (1881–1901)
- † Bishop John Joseph O'Connor (1901–1927)
Newark was elevated to an archdiocese in 1937.
- † Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh (1928–1952)
- † Archbishop Thomas Aloysius Boland (1953–1974)
- † Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety (1974–1986)
- Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986–2000), installed as Archbishop of Washington
- Archbishop John J. Myers (2001–2016)
- Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R. (2017–present)
- Archbishop Bernard Hebda (2013–2016), Coadjutor cum jure successionis, but was subsequently named Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis instead, ceasing as coadjutor in Newark.
† = deceased
The lists of the auxiliary bishops and their years of service, followed by list of other priests of this diocese who became bishops:Active auxiliary bishops
As of September 24, 2015, there are two auxiliary bishops:Manuel Aurelio Cruz, D.D. (2008–present)
John Walter Flesey, D.D. (2004–present)
Retired (auxiliary bishop emeritus)
David Arias Pérez, O.A.R., D.D. (1983-2004)
Dominic Anthony Marconi, D.D. (1976-2002)
Charles James McDonnell, D.D. (1994-2004)
Former auxiliary bishops
† Thomas Aloysius Boland (1940–1947) Appointed bishop of Paterson in 1947; appointed archbishop of Newark in 1952.
Paul Gregory Bootkoski (1997–2002) Appointed bishop of Metuchen in 2002.
† Joseph Arthur Costello (1963–1978) Died on September 22, 1978.
Edgar Moreira da Cunha, D.D. (2003-2014) Appointed bishop of Fall River on July 3, 2014.
Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio (1996–1999) Appointed bishop of Camden on June 8, 1999; appointed bishop of Brooklyn on August 1, 2003.
† Gaetano Aldo Donato, D.D. (2004–2015) Died on August 25, 2015.
† John Joseph Dougherty (1963–1982) Died on March 20, 1986.
† Joseph Abel Francis, S.V.D. (1976–1995) Died on September 1, 1997.
† Robert Francis Garner (1976–1995) Died on December 25, 2000.
† William A. Griffin (1938–1940) Appointed bishop of Trenton.
† Justin J. McCarthy (1954–1957) Appointed Bishop of Camden; died on December 26, 1959.
† James T. McHugh (1987–1989) Appointed bishop of Camden in 1989; appointed coadjutor bishop of Rockville Centre on December 7, 1998, effective February 22, 1999; became bishop by right of succession on January 4, 2000; died on December 10, 2000.
† Thomas Henry McLaughlin Appointed first bishop of Paterson in 1937.
† Jerome Arthur Pechillo, T.O.R. (1976–1991) Died on January 1, 1991.
† Michael Saltarelli (1990–1995) Appointed bishop of Wilmington on November 21, 1995; retired 2008; died on October 8, 2009.
Arthur Serratelli (2000–2004) Appointed bishop of Paterson on June 1, 2004.
John Mortimer Smith (1988–1991) Appointed bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee on June 25, 1991; appointed coadjutor bishop of Trenton on November 25, 1995; became bishop by right of succession on July 1, 1997; retired as Bishop of Trenton on December 1, 2010.
† Martin Walter Stanton (1957–1972) Died on October 1, 1977.
Other priests of this diocese who became bishops
Peter Baldacchino appointed auxiliary Bishop of Miami in 2014
† Robert Seton appointed titular Archbishop in 1903; died 1927
† = deceasedImmaculate Conception (Archdiocesan Major Seminary) at Seton Hall University in South Orange
Saint Andrew's Hall College Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange
Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Kearney
Seton Hall University
Saint Peter's University
Academy of the Holy Angels (Demarest)
Bergen Catholic High School (Oradell)
Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Ramsey)
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)
Christ the King Preparatory School (Newark)
Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair)
Lacordaire Academy (Upper Montclair)
Mount Saint Dominic Academy (Caldwell)
St. Benedict's Preparatory School (Newark)
St. Vincent Academy (Newark)
Seton Hall Preparatory School (West Orange)
Holy Family Academy (Bayonne) (CLOSED)
Hudson Catholic Regional High School (Jersey City)
Marist High School (Bayonne)
St. Anthony High School (Jersey City)
St. Dominic Academy (Jersey City)
St. Peter's Preparatory School (Jersey City)
Kenmare High School* (Jersey City)
* Alternative school financially independent of Archdiocese.
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)
Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains)
Academy of Our Lady (Glen Rock)
Academy of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Tenafly)
Academy of St. Paul (Ramsey)
Academy of St. Therese (Cresskill)
Christ the Teacher Interparochial School (Fort Lee)
Corpus Christi School (Hasbrouck Heights)
Notre Dame Interparochial School (Palisades Park)
Our Lady of Grace School (Fairview)
Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Park Ridge)
St. Anne School (Fair Lawn)
St. Elizabeth School (Wyckoff)
St. John's Academy (Hillsdale)
St. Joseph's School (Oradell)
St. Joseph's Academy (Bogota)
St. Leo's School (Elmwood Park)
Aquinas Academy (Livingston)
Blessed Pope John XXIII School (closed) (West Orange)
Good Shepard Academy (Irvington)
Good Shepard Academy (Nutley)
Ironbound Catholic Academy (Newark)
Lacordaire Academy (Lower Division) (Upper Montclair)
Our Lady Help of Christians School (East Orange)
Our Lady of the Lake School (Verona)
Our Lady of Sorrows School (South Orange)
St. Cassian School (Upper Montclair)
St. Catherines of Siena School (Cedar Grove)
St. Francis Xavier School (Newark)
St. Joseph School (East Orange)
St. Mary School(Newark)
St. Michael School(Newark)
St. Peters School (Belleville)
St. Rose of Lima Academy (Short Hills)
St. Thomas the Apostle School (Bloomfield)
Trinity Academy (Caldwell)
All Saints Catholic Academy (Bayonne)
Hoboken Catholic Academy (Hoboken)
Holy Trinity Interparochial School (Westfield)
Christ The King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover
Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington
Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange
Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee
Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah
Saint Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia
Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Lyndhurst
See: List of parishes at the Archdiocese of Newark website