Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
Archdiocese of Newark
|Territory||Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union, New Jersey|
|Headquarters||Newark, New Jersey|
|Area||1,328 km2 (513 sq mi)|
|(as of 2016)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||July 29, 1853(became archdiocese, December 10, 1937)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR|
|Vicar General||Very Reverend John J. Chadwick, S.T.D.|
The Archdiocese of Newark is a Latin Church ecclesiastical jurisdiction, or archdiocese, of the Catholic Church in northeastern New Jersey in the United States.
The mother church of the archdiocese is the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. As of 2023, the archbishop of Newark is Gregory J. Studerus.
The Archdiocese of Newark is a metropolitan see with four suffragan diocese in its ecclesiastical province. The suffragan dioceses are:
The archdiocese contains the following counties:
1672 to 1780
As early as 1672 the records show that there were Catholics at Woodbridge and at Elizabethtown, and the Jesuit Fathers Harvey and Gage, Governor Dongan's chaplains in New York, visited them. Other priests came at a later period. Several of these pioneers were Alsatians who had come over with Carteret to engage in the salt-making industry. William Douglass, elected from Bergen, was excluded from the first General Assembly held at Elizabethtown, 26 May 1668, because he was a Catholic. Two years later he was arrested and banished to New England as a "troublesome person". The whole atmosphere of the colony was intensely anti-Catholic. The law of 1698 granted religious toleration in East Jersey, but "provided that this should not extend to any of the Romish religion the right to exercise their manner of worship contrary to the laws and statutes of England".
In West Jersey, the pioneers were Quakers and more tolerant. It is claimed that John Tatham, appointed Governor of West Jersey in 1690, and the founder of its pottery industry, was really an English Catholic whose name was John Gray. Father Robert Harding and Father Ferdinand Farmer (Steinmeyer) from the Jesuit community in Philadelphia, made long tours across the State in the eighteenth century ministering to the scattered groups of Catholics at Mount Hope, Macopin, Basking Ridge, Trenton, Ringwood, and other places. The settlement at Macopin (now Echo Lake) was made by some German Catholics sometime before the Revolution.
1780 to 1789
In early 1780, during the American Revolution, the Spanish envoy Don Juan de Miralles died suddenly at Morristown. His Catholic funeral service was attended by General George Washington and other officers of the Continental Army. Later in May, members of the Continental Congress attended a requiem mass for de Miralles at St. Mary's Church in Philadelphia.
The French envoy François Barbé-Marbois, writing from Philadelphia in 1785, estimated the Catholic population in the new States of New York and New Jersey at approximately 1700, with over half of them living in New Jersey. Many French refugees from the Haitian Revolution had settled in Princeton and Elizabeth. Fathers Vianney, Tissorant, and Malou traveled there from St. Peter's Parish in New York City to provide ministry. The opening of mines, furnaces, glass works, and other industries attracted more Catholic immigrants to New Jersey.
1789 to 1853
On November 6, 1789, Pope Pius VI raised the Apostolic Prefecture of the United States to Diocese of Baltimore, including all of the new United States. On April 8, 1808, Pope Pius VII erected the Diocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of New York, taking their territory from the Diocese of Baltimore.
- Sussex, Bergen, Morris, Essex, Somerset, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties in New Jersey became part of the Diocese of New York
- The rest of New Jersey became part of the Diocese of Philadelphia.
The first parish in New Jersey, St. Francis in Trenton, was established in 1814. The missionary Reverend Philip Larisey visited Paterson around 1821. In New Brunswick, the first mass was celebrated by Reverend John Power in 1825. In Paulus Hook, the first mass was celebrated in 1830. At Macopin, a small band of German Catholics built a church in 1829.
1853 to 1937
In 1853, Pope Pius IX erected the Diocese of Newark, taking all of New Jersey from the Dioceses of New York and Philadelphia. The pope named Reverend James Roosevelt Bayley as the first bishop of Newark.
Having little money to operated the diocese, Bayley appealed to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Lyons, France in 1854. The Society gave him approximately 19,000 francs. He also received material assistance from the Leopoldine Society in Vienna. In 1855, Bayley estimated the number of Catholics in the diocese at 40,000, for the most part Irish and Germans.
In 1856, Bayley opened Chegary Academy in Madison. The school moved in 1860 to South Orange, where it was incorporated in 1861 as Seton Hall College. The college also had a seminary.In 1857, a group of Benedictine Sisters arrived from Pennsylvania to establish schools in the diocese. The next year, Bayley sent five women to train with the Sisters of Charity. In 1872, Bayley became archbishop of Baltimore.
1873 to 1900
To replace Bayley, Monsignor Michael Corrigan of Newark became the second bishop of Newark, appointed by Pius IX in 1873. At that time, Catholic boys sent to state institutions were not able to attend mass. Corrigan offered clergy to provide that service, but the State of New Jersey refused He then established the Catholic Protectory in Denville, where boys were taught skills and trades. Corrigan also established a House of the Good Shepherd for girls in 1875 in Newark. In 1880, a group of Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration, from France arrived in Newark Corrigan became coadjutor archbishop for New York in 1880.
The next bishop of Newark was Reverend Winand Wigger of Newark, named by Pope Leo XIII in 1881. That same year, the pope erected the Diocese of Trenton, taking the southern portion of New Jersey from the Diocese of Newark. Shortly after his installation, Wigger remarked "In the Church of God there is no distinction of race, color or tongue." At the time of his consecration as a bishop, the diocese had 121 priests, 83 churches, 18,396 students enrolled in diocesan schools, and a catholic population of 145,000.
After surveying the church property in the diocese, Wigger negotiated a $2 million loan to cover the mortgages on many churches. In 1883, he removed the Catholic Protectory to Mount Arlington and established the Sacred Heart Union to aid in its maintenance. Wigger was fiercely hostile to alcohol abuse; in 1884 he ordered his priests to deny the last rites of the Church to anyone who sold alcohol to minors or those with alcohol abuse problems. The brewers were generally German and the saloon keepers predominantly Irish, but some viewed Wigger's hostility to alcoholic beverages as an anti-Irish bias.
Wigger also came in conflict with German-speaking Catholics who were attracted to non-Catholic societies and religions. He became involved in the controversy stirred by Peter Cahensly over the bias of Irish clergy towards German Catholics. Wigger insisted on having German parishes, with their own schools, for the preservation of German culture. Wigger held the fifth diocesan synod in November 1886, which enacted strict regulations on Catholic funerals and attendance at parochial and public schools. He even threatened excommunication against Catholic parents who sent their children to public schools. Wigger unsuccessfully attempted to introduce state legislation to secure the state's support for Catholic schools. In June 1899, Wigger laid the cornerstone for Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark.  Wigger died in 1901. By the time of his death, the diocese had 256 priests, 153 churches, 34,817 students, and 300,000 Catholics
1900 to 2000
In December 1937, Pope Pius XI took the following actions:
- Erected the Diocese of Paterson, taking Morris, Sussex, and Passaic counties from the Diocese of Newark
- Erected the Diocese of Camden
- Elevated the Diocese of Newark to the Archdiocese of Newark. The Dioceses of Camden, Paterson, and Trenton became suffragan sees of the new archdiocese.
In November 1981, Pope John Paul II erected the Diocese of Metuchen, designating it as an suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Newark. This action established the present configuration of the Metropolitan Province of Newark.
2000 to present
On September 24, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop of Gaylord 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.
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.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Myers on November 7, 2016, and named Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, then Archbishop of Indianapolis, to be the Archbishop of Newark. Newark, like Indianapolis, had never before been headed by a cardinal. His installation took place on January 6, 2017.
In September 2021, the archdiocese broke ground on a new St. Lucy's Homeless Housing and Support Services Site in Jersey City. The project was designed to provide emergency and transitional housing along with supportive services for homeless individuals and families.
Sexual abuse scandal
In August 2016, Reverend Kevin Gugilotta, an archdiocesan priest, was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography after detectives traced an upload of these materials to a chat room. Soon after his arrest, the archdiocese removed Gugilotta from public ministry. He pleaded guilty and in August 2017 was sentenced to an 11-year prison sentence. Gugliotta later told probation officers that he downloaded pornography because he was angry that God was causing him to lose at poker tournaments.
In 2018, Reverend Desmond Rossi, a priest with the Diocese of Albany, revealed that he had been sexually assaulted when he was a seminarian. He was allegedly attacked by two other seminarians in a Newark Church in 1988. Rossi said he filed a complaint with the Archdiocese of Newark in 2003. After an investigation, the archdiocese said that Rossi's complaint could not be proven and took no further action.
In March 2019, a New Jersey man sued the archdiocese, claiming that he had been sexually abused by Gugilotta at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish in Scotch Plains. The plaintiff noted that a man complained to the archdiocese about Gugliotta in 2003, claiming that he had sexually abused him as a boy wen he was a Boy Scout leader in the 1980s. However, since the alleged crime happened before Gugilotta entered the priesthood, the archdiocese allowed him to stay in ministry. 
In an August 2018 article, the Catholic News Agency said that six anonymous priests made the following claims about then Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and other priests in the archdiocese.
- That the archdiocese in 2014 removed Reverend Mark O'Malley as rector of St. Andrew's Hall Seminary after he secretly hid a camera in a priest's bedroom
- That McCarrick would invite young men to stay at his house on the Jersey Shore, or to spend the night in the cathedral rectory in central Newark
- That some priests in the archdiocese were involved in gay relationships
In response to the 2018 Catholic News Agency article, the archdiocese stated that neither the six anonymous priests nor anyone else "has ever spoken to Cardinal Tobin about a 'gay sub-culture' in the Archdiocese of Newark." Regarding O'Malley, the archdiocese stated that he had been "going through a personal crisis and received therapy after the incident at the seminary. Although he is not serving as a pastor, he has been deemed fit for priestly ministry and hopes to serve as a hospital chaplain."
In July 2018, it was reported that Catholic dioceses in New Jersey paid two former priests a total of $180,000 after they accused McCarrick of sexually abusing them. In September 2018, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced its investigation of McCarrick would include his tenure as archbishop of Newark.
In February 2019, the archdiocese released a list of 63 clergy with credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors since 1940. Cardinal Tobin also acknowledged that the alleged acts of abuse committed by the clergy listed were reported to law enforcement agencies. By 2020, the names of 86 accused clergy who served in the archdiocese were made public.
In December 2019, a new law went into effect throughout the state of New Jersey which resulted in some of McCarrick's victims filing lawsuits against McCarrick and the archdiocese. As of December 2019, eight lawsuits had been filed against the archdiocese.
In December 2019, the Washington Post revealed that McCarrick gave $600,000 to high-ranking church officials, including two popes, multiple priests, cardinals and archbishops, when he was Archbishop of Washington between 2001 and 2006 amid a sexual abuse probe. The Post article stated that "Several of the more than 100 recipients were directly involved in assessing misconduct claims against McCarrick, documents and interviews show." However, some of these recipients, including both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, had little oversight over these transactions. Robert Hoatson, a former Newark cleric who dropped out of the race for governor, described these payments as "hush money."
2020 lawsuits against archdiocese
By February 2020, according to a New Jersey attorney, the five Catholic dioceses in the state had paid over $11 million to compensate 105 claims of sex abuse committed by clergy. Of these 105 claims, 98 were compensated through settlements. It was reported that the archdiocese and two other New Jersey dioceses had been making secret payments to victims of abuse by McCarrick since 2005.
In July 2020, Northjersey. com reported that nine new sex abuse lawsuits had been filed against the archdiocese. The new lawsuits contained allegations of abuse by four archdiocese priests and three members of religious orders.
On July 23, 2020, it was revealed that a new lawsuit which had been filed against the Archdiocese of Newark, Diocese of Metuchen and Catholic schools an alleged victim attended claimed that a beach house which McCarrick owned served as common places priests and others under the control of McCarrick engaged in “open and obvious criminal sexual conduct”. The alleged victim maintained that McCarrick abused him with the assistance of other priests beginning in 1982 when he was 14. The lawsuit stated that boys were assigned different rooms in the house and paired with adult clergymen.
On September 9, 2020, a new lawsuit was filed which that in 1997, the archdiocese purchased one of two beach houses which then Archbishop McCarrick owned when he was serving as bishop of Metuchen and alleged that the house was in fact previously used as a sex abuse ring. The archdiocese was also revealed to have purchased and sold another beach house which McCarrick previously owned. and was also accused of using as a sex abuse ring, months before purchasing the second beach.
In August 2020, two men sued the archdiocese and Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus. The men alleged that they had been sexually molested by hockey coach Bernard Garris on school grounds and during athletic trips between 1986 and 1988, The lawsuit alleged that the archdiocese, the school and McCarrick covered up the abuse after they reported it. In October 2020, eight more former Paramus students filed similar lawsuits.
On December 1, 2020, it was revealed that the Archdiocese of Newark was among more than 230 sex abuse lawsuits filed within a period of one year against New Jersey Catholic Dioceses.
In December 2020, three Michigan men sued the archdiocese, accusing Reverend Miroslaw Krol of sexually abusing them. Although a priest with the Archdiocese of Newark, Krol had been serving as chancellor of the Catholic Orchard Lake Schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The men, all school employees, said that Krol would assault and constantly proposition them. When the men reported their allegations to the school board of trustees, they were fired.
2021 lawsuits against archdiocese
- In May 2021, a woman filed a $50 million lawsuit, claiming that Archbishop Gerety sexually abused her in a church rectory in 1976 when she was five years old.
- In September 2021, four former Archdiocese of Newark priests were named in new sex abuse lawsuits.
- In November 2021, Michael Reading, a former archdiocesan priest, accused McCarrick of sexually abusing him in 1986 during a stay at McCarrick's beach house. Reading also claimed that as a boy, he was sexually abused in 1978 by Father Edward Eilert, an archdiocesan priest.
As of 2021, the Archdiocese of Newark served approximately 1.3 million Catholics in 212 parishes. Jersey Catholic is the archdiocesan newspaper. The Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCOS) for the archdiocese offers support for Catholic scouting units chartered with archdiocesan parishes and schools.
Bishops of Newark
- James Roosevelt Bayley (1853–1872), appointed Archbishop of Baltimore
- Michael Corrigan (1873–1880), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of New York and subsequently succeeded to that see
- Winand Wigger (1881–1901)
- John J. O'Connor (1901–1927)
- Thomas J. Walsh (1928–1937), elevated to archbishop
Archbishops of Newark
- Thomas J. Walsh (1937–1952)
- Thomas Aloysius Boland (1953–1974)
- Peter Leo Gerety (1974–1986)
- Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1986–2000), appointed Archbishop of Washington
- John J. Myers (2001–2016)
- Bernard Hebda (coadjutor archbishop 2013–2016; concurrently Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis 2015–2016), appointed Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis
- Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R. (2017–present)
Current auxiliary bishops
- Manuel Aurelio Cruz (2008–present)
- Elias R. Lorenzo, OSB (2020–present)
- Michael A. Saporito (2020–present)
- Gregory J. Studerus (2020–present)
Former auxiliary bishops
- Thomas H. McLaughlin (1935–1937), appointed Bishop of Paterson
- William A. Griffin (1938–1940), appointed Bishop of Trenton
- Thomas Aloysius Boland (1940–1947), appointed Bishop of Paterson and later Archbishop of Newark
- Justin J. McCarthy (1954–1957), appointed Bishop of Camden
- Martin Walter Stanton (1957–1972)
- Joseph Arthur Costello (1963–1978)
- John Joseph Dougherty (1963–1982)
- Jerome Arthur Pechillo, TOR (1976–1991)
- Joseph Abel Francis, SVD (1976–1995)
- Robert Francis Garner (1976–1995)
- Dominic Anthony Marconi (1976–2002)
- David Arias Pérez, OAR (1983–2004)
- James T. McHugh (1987–1989), appointed Bishop of Camden and later Coadjutor Bishop and Bishop of Rockville Centre
- John Mortimer Smith (1988–1991), appointed Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee and later Coadjutor Bishop and Bishop of Trenton
- Michael Saltarelli (1990–1995), appointed Bishop of Wilmington
- Charles James McDonnell (1994–2004)
- Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio (1996–1999), appointed Bishop of Camden and later Bishop of Brooklyn
- Paul Gregory Bootkoski (1997–2002), appointed Bishop of Metuchen
- Arthur Serratelli (2000–2004), appointed Bishop of Paterson
- Edgar Moreira da Cunha, SDV (2003–2014), appointed Bishop of Fall River
- Gaetano Aldo Donato (2004–2015)
- John Walter Flesey (2004–2017)
Other archdiocesan priests who became bishops
- Robert Seton, appointed titular archbishop of Heliopolis in Phoenicia in 1903
- Peter Baldacchino, appointed auxiliary bishop of Miami in 2014, later became Bishop of Las Cruces
On May 7, 2020, the Archdiocese of Newark announced that it would close nine elementary schools and Cristo Rey Newark High School in Newark due to financial problems. The archdiocese also noted that the it would have to pay approximately $80 million to keep all of its remaining elementary schools open for only five more years.
- 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 Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary in Kearny, New Jersey
- Seton Hall University – South Orange
- Caldwell College – Caldwell
- Felician College – Rutherford
- Saint Peter's University – Jersey City
Primary and secondary schools
- 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 (closed 2017)
- St. Joseph Regional High School – Montvale
- St. Mary High School – Rutherford
- Christ the King Preparatory School – Newark (Closed 2020)
- 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 (closed 2020)
- St. Anthony High School – Jersey City (closed 2017)
- 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 (closed 2020)
- 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 (closed 2019)
- Union Catholic Regional High School – Scotch Plains
- 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
- Guardian Angel Parish – Allendale
- St. John Paul II Parish – Bayonne
- Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish – Bayonne
- St. Henry Parish – Bayonne
- St. Vincent de Paul Parish – Bayonne
- St. Peter Parish – Belleville
- St. John the Evangelist Parish – Bergenfield
- Little Flower Parish – Berkeley Heights
- Sacred Heart Parish – Bloomfield
- St. Thomas the Apostle Parish – Bloomfield
- St. Valentine Parish – Bloomfield
- St. Joseph Parish – Bogota
- St. Aloysius Parish – Caldwell
- St. Catherine of Siena Parish – Cedar Grove
- St. Agnes Parish – Clark
- Epiphany Parish – Clark
- St. Mary Parish – Closter
- St. Michael Parish – Cranford
- St. Therese of Lisieux Parish – Cresskill
- St. Joseph Parish – Demarest
- St. Mary Parish – Dumont
- St. Anthony Parish – East Newark
- Holy Name of Jesus Parish – East Orange
- Holy Spirit/O.L.Help of Christians Parish – East Orange
- St. Joseph Parish – East Orange
- St. Joseph Parish – East Rutherford
- Holy Rosary Parish – Edgewater
- St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Elizabeth
- St. Genevieve Parish – Elizabeth
- St. Hedwig Parish – Elizabeth
- St. Mary of the Assumption Parish – Elizabeth
- Immaculate Heart of Mary/St. Patrick Parish – Elizabeth
- Blessed Sacrament Parish – Elizabeth
- Holy Rosary/St. Michael Parish – Elizabeth
- Immaculate Conception Parish – Elizabeth
- Our Lady of Fatima Parish – Elizabeth
- St. Adalbert/Ss. Peter & Paul Parish – Elizabeth
- St. Leo Parish – Elmwood Park
- Assumption Parish – Emerson
- St. Cecilia Parish – Englewood
- St. Anne Parish – Fair Lawn
- St. Thomas More Parish – Fairfield
- Our Lady of Grace Parish – Fairview
- St. John the Baptist Parish – Fairview
- Holy Trinity Parish – Fort Lee
- Madonna Parish – Fort Lee
- Most Blessed Sacrament Parish – Franklin Lakes
- Most Holy Name Parish – Garfield
- Our Lady of Mount Virgin Parish – Garfield
- St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish – Garfield
- Church of St. Anne – Garwood
- St. Catharine Parish – Glen Rock
- Holy Trinity Parish – Hackensack
- Immaculate Conception Parish – Hackensack
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish – Hackensack
- St. Joseph Parish – Hackensack
- Holy Cross Parish – Harrison
- Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – Harrison
- Corpus Christi Parish – Hasbrouck Heights
- Sacred Heart Parish – Haworth
- St. John the Baptist Parish – Hillsdale
- Christ the King Parish – Hillside
- St. Catherine of Siena Parish – Hillside
- St. Luke Parish – Ho Ho Kus
- Our Lady of Grace/St. Joseph Parish – Hoboken
- St. Ann Parish – Hoboken
- St. Francis of Assisi Parish – Hoboken
- SS Peter & Paul Parish – Hoboken
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish – Irvington
- St. Leo Parish – Irvington
- Good Shepherd Parish – Irvington
- St. Patrick & Assumption/All Saints Parish – Jersey City
- St. Paul the Apostle Parish – Jersey City
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish – Jersey City
- St. Aedan: St. Peter's University Church – Jersey City
- St. Ann Parish (Polish) – Jersey City
- St. Anne Parish – Jersey City
- St. John the Baptist Parish – Jersey City
- St. Joseph Parish – Jersey City
- St. Nicholas Parish – Jersey City
- St. Paul of the Cross Parish – Jersey City
- Holy Rosary Parish – Jersey City
- Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – Jersey City
- Parish of the Resurrection – Jersey City
- St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Jersey City
- St. Mary Parish – Jersey City
- St. Michael Parish – Jersey City
- Christ the King Parish – Jersey City
- Our Lady of Mercy Parish – Jersey City
- Our Lady of Sorrows Parish – Jersey City
- Our Lady of Victories Parish – Jersey City
- St. Aloysius Parish – Jersey City
- Our Lady of Sorrows Parish – Kearny
- St. Cecilia Parish – Kearny
- St. Stephen Parish – Kearny
- St. John the Apostle Parish – Clark
Province of Newark
- LT John P. Washington – Chaplain, USA – one of the Four Chaplains killed during World War II
- Major Charles J. Watters, Chaplain, USA – killed in Vietnam War; awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously
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- Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark
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