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Country  United States
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Phone  +1 973-497-4000
Population - Catholics  1,319,558 (56.7%)
Rite  Roman Rite
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark

Territory  Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union, New Jersey
Ecclesiastical province  Metropolitan Province of Newark
Address  171 Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ 07104, USA
Cathedral  Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Auxiliary bishops  John Walter Flesey, Manuel Aurelio Cruz
Patron saints  Saint Patrick, Elizabeth Ann Seton
Territories  Essex County, New Jersey, Hudson County, New Jersey, Union County, New Jersey, Bergen County, New Jersey
Emeritus bishops  David Arias Pérez, Charles James McDonnell, John J. Myers
Similar  Catholic Youth Organizat, Catholic Charities of Newark N, Catholic Charities, Archdioc of Newark, Sacred Heart Cathedral

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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:

  1. † Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley (1853–1872), installed as Archbishop of Baltimore
  2. † Bishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1873–1880), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of New York
  3. † Bishop Winand Wigger (1881–1901)
  4. † Bishop John Joseph O'Connor (1901–1927)

Newark was elevated to an archdiocese in 1937.

  1. † Archbishop Thomas J. Walsh (1928–1952)
  2. † Archbishop Thomas Aloysius Boland (1953–1974)
  3. † Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety (1974–1986)
  4. Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986–2000), installed as Archbishop of Washington
  5. Archbishop John J. Myers (2001–2016)
  6. Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R. (2017–present)
Coadjutor Archbishop
  1. 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

Other bishops

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
  • † = deceased


  • Immaculate 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
  • Higher education

  • Seton Hall University
  • Caldwell College
  • Felician College
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Secondary schools

    Bergen County
  • 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)
  • Essex County
  • 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)
  • Hudson County
  • 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.
    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)
  • Union Catholic Regional High School (Scotch Plains)
  • Elementary Schools

    Bergen County
  • 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)
  • Essex County
  • 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)
  • Hudson County
  • All Saints Catholic Academy (Bayonne)
  • Hoboken Catholic Academy (Hoboken)
  • Union County
  • Holy Trinity Interparochial School (Westfield)
  • Cemeteries

  • 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
  • Parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark

    See: List of parishes at the Archdiocese of Newark website


    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark Wikipedia