BECOME CATHOLIC

Would you like to find out about becoming Catholic? Do you have questions about what it means to be Catholic? Maybe you have been a Christian in another Christian tradition. Maybe you have no formal Christian background. Perhaps you were baptized as a baby in the Catholic Church or in another Christian denomination but that is the extent of your Christian formation.

We would like to invite you to participate in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initation) class!

RCIA time and dates will be announced in the Fall!

If you grew up Catholic and are interested in coming back, contact us! Also, check out Catholics Come Home. This ministry is an awesome resource for those looking to come back home.

VocationS

"Whoever opens his heart to Christ will not only understand the mystery of his own existence, but also that of his own vocation; he will bear the abundant fruit of grace." - St. John Paul II

Simply put, a vocation is a call from God - so everyone has a vocation! Regardless of our current vocational state (student, married, dating, in religious formation, single, etc), God calls each of us to holiness in our own unique way (CCC 825). It is up to each of us to follow wherever God is calling us each day.  It is through these small acts of faith that we will be able make the big decisions in our lives and discern our vocation.

If you are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, please contact Fr. Eugenio (Gino) de la Rama, Director of the Vocations Office for the Archdiocese of Newark at (973) 313-6190 or at newpriestnj@gmail.com.

If you are interested in pursuing a vocation to Religious or Consecrated Life within the Archdiocese of Newark, please contact Fr. Emaka Okwuosa, S.D.V., Director of the Office for Religious Life of the Archdiocese of Newark, at (973) 497-4368 or at  okwuosem@rcan.org.

Prayer & Discernment Resources

Priestly Vocations

Married & Family Life

Religious/Consecrated Life

COURAGE

Are you searching for the Love that surpasses all love?

Are you being called from loneliness, confusion, or isolation to fellowship, truth, and friendship?

Are you seeking the peace the world cannot give?

Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions. Courage offers spiritual support for Catholic men and women with same-sex attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

To learn more about Courage, please contact us at or visit their website here.

NEWMAN LIBRARY

Newman Catholic's library has hundreds of volumes of books for reference and checkout. Books cover theology, philosophy, biblical studies, the Church, apologetics, spirituality, saints, Mary, morality, church teachings, history, fiction and more. There is also a computer available for use.

We will be eventually subscribing to obtain Catholic magazines and CDs. We are also working on a database of all our holdings which you can search up what you're looking for. 

To check out a resource or book, just sign out the book on the sheet next to the St. Jude statue. Please return it within 3 weeks. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out with the Newman Library, please contact us!