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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
Archdiocese of Newark
Archidioecesis Novarcensis
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.svg
Country United States
Territory Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union, New Jersey
Ecclesiastical province Newark
- Catholics

1,319,558 (56.7%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 10, 1937
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Co-cathedral St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral
Patron saint St. Patrick
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin
Auxiliary Bishops
Vicar General
  • Thomas P. Nydegger
  • Michael A. Andreano[1]
Emeritus Bishops
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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart; Newark, New Jersey

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).[2]


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.[3]

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.[4][5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Myers on November 7, 2016 and named Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, then Archbishop of Indianapolis, to be the Archdbishop of Newark. Newark, like Indianapolis, had never before been headed by a cardinal. His installation took place on January 6, 2017.[8][9][10][11][12]

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:

Retired (auxiliary bishop emeritus)
Former auxiliary bishops
Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

+ = deceased

Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark


Higher education

Secondary schools

Bergen County
Essex County
Hudson County
* Alternative school financially independent of archdiocese.
Union County

Elementary Schools

Bergen County

Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Franklin Lakes)

Essex County
Hudson County
Union County


Parishes of the Archdiocese of Newark

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bayonne
See parishes by location and county here: List of parishes at the Archdiocese of Newark website

Province of Newark

See also


  1. ^ "Nydegger, Andreano Named Vicars General of Archdiocese". Archdiocese of Newark Press Office. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ 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 (1,330 km2) 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."
  3. ^ "About Us: College History". St. Anselm College. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved 2010. 
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  7. ^ Powell, MIchael (February 19, 2014). "A Church So Poor It Has to Close Schools, Yet So Rich It Can Build a Palace". New York Times. 
  8. ^ Goodstein, Laurie (November 7, 2016). "Pope Francis Names Joseph Tobin to Lead Archdiocese of Newark". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016. 
  9. ^ McElwee, Joshua J. (November 7, 2016). "Francis appoints Indianapolis' Tobin as archbishop of Newark, first cardinal in archdiocese's history". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ Mueller, Mark, "Who is Newark's new cardinal? An introduction to Joe Tobin", NJ Advance Media for, November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
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  12. ^ McElwee, Joshua J. (November 7, 2016). "Francis appoints Indianapolis' Tobin as archbishop of Newark, first cardinal in archdiocese's history". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ "Bishop David Arias Pérez, O.A.R." David M. Cheney. Retrieved 2015. [self-published source]
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