Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin has prepared a special video message to the people of the Archdiocese of Newark to provide both perspective on the recent revelations this Spring and Summer about Archbishop McCarrick and events such as the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and to speak of steps that are now underway in response to the news and the needs of the people of this local Church.
Through this special message, the Cardinal also calls the people of the Archdiocese to join in a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence on Friday, September 14, 2018, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The day will culminate in a special prayer service in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart beginning at 7:30 p.m., under the theme Behold the Wood of the Cross: A Service of Prayer, Recognition and Hope. All people of this local Church of Newark are invited to attend this service.
Cardinal Tobin’s video message shown below in English. A link to the video in Spanish is also provided below.
Link to the Spanish version of the Cardinal’s video message:
Mensaje de Cardenal Jose W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Arzobispo de Newark
Our community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will hold a parallel service on the same theme at the same time in our church. Our newest Deacon, Anthony Armstrong, O.Carm., will lead the service of prayer and Benediction. Deacon Lex will offer a reflection and Andrea Covais will be present to lead the music.
We hope you will consider joining either one of these services.