Sunday Masses at Nativity

Sunday Masses at Nativity


Lenten Regulations

2021 Lenten Regulations

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.

2.  The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole, is a serious obligation.

3.  The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

4. . The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2018 to the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018.


*Canon 920, §1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.



Funeral Mass

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Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin will ordain 10 men to the priesthood on Sunday, June 21, 2020

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will ordain 10 men to the priesthood for service in the Archdiocese of Newark on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  The ordination will be livestreamed at noon from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on the Archdiocese of Newark’s YouTube Channel(


From Guam to Brooklyn, the 10 men have traveled diverse paths. This year’s local class features a former naval nuclear engineer, a farmer, and a reality TV show hopeful. In the latest edition of The Catholic Advocate, they describe when they answered the call to the priesthood – from the mountains of Poland to World Youth Day in Sydney. Their stories and biographical information are online at


Father Eugenio de la Rama, director of the Office of Priestly Vocations said, “This is an uplifting moment for the Archdiocese. In the face of civil unrest and uncertainty surrounding the global health pandemic, the ministerial priesthood is an opportunity to be a strong tower of hope that can pave the way for Jesus to heal and unite. It’s heartwarming to see these young men want to become priests.”


Under the direction and guidance of the Archbishop of Newark, the Office of Priestly Vocations serves the Archdiocese by striving to foster a culture of vocations. More information is available at