Diocese of Paterson, NJ



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The Diocese of Paterson includes the three counties of Passaic, Morris, and Sussex in northern New Jersey, under the leadership of Bishop Arthur Joseph Serratelli .
The diocese is blessed with urban, suburban, and rural parishes.  Our parishes, schools, agencies, hospitals, and ministries help to serve the 425,000 Catholics who live in the diocese.

First Beatification In U.S.: New Jersey’s First Blessed
October. 4, 2014 marks an historic moment in the life of the Catholic Church in the United States. For the first time ever, the Rite of Beatification will take place on American soil. In this ceremony, the Church officially recognizes the heroic sanctity of someone who has died and allows the faithful to honor this person with devotion on a local level and to pray to this person for their needs.

Protest ‘Black Mass’
The source and summit of our faith is the Eucharistic sacrifice made at every Catholic Mass in which Jesus Christ becomes truly present as the priest consecrates the gifts of bread and wine for reception by the faithful as the Body and Blood of Christ.  Any denigration of the holy sacrifice of the Mass is not only an assault on all who profess the Catholic faith but also a sacrilege.  Such a sacrilege is being planned Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City, where a Satanic group is scheduled to hold a “black mass” at the Civic Center Music Hall.
Bishop’s Annual Appeal supports work of Catholic Charities agencies
PATERSON Each year, tens of thousands of people step through the doors of Catholic Charities agencies in need of assistance. Sometimes it is for food to feed their family; at other times, they need help to overcome substance abuse or they are looking for support for a disabled adult.

Sister Miriam Teresa joins a very select group. Only 12 Americans (five men and seven women) have been canonized, and only two American men are currently among the beatified. Of that group of 14, Sister Miriam Teresa will be only the third (along with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Katherine Drexel) to have been born and lived her entire life in the United States.

Bishop celebrates Mass with Filipino community to honor martyr-saints
CLIFTON Bishop Serratelli was the main celebrant of a Mass honoring Filipino saints and martyrs, St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod, in St. Paul Church here, Sept. 13. The Mass was sponsored by the diocesan Commission for Catholic Filipino Ministries and Filipino Americans from around the diocese filled the church for the Mass. During the celebration, the commission received a blessing from the bishop.

Bishop visits OLF parish; celebrates Mass for Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
PASSAIC Bishop Serratelli made a pastoral visit to Our Lady of Fatima (OLF) Parish here Sept. 14. During his visit, he celebrated Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Marian Shrine Tower in Wayne, Stepping Stone Rosary in Long Valley have strong followings
For more than a half-century, the Marian Shrine Tower that rises high above a steep and grassy bend of Ratzer Road in Wayne has stood tall as an impressive beacon of faith, attracting and welcoming Catholics from the Packanack Lake area, and beyond to IHM, a suburban Passaic County community.

Bishop Serratelli's Letters and Catechesis

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Diocesan Social Media Policy
Policy for Communications with Minors
Via Social Media And Other Electronic Communications
Revised Edition March 2013

Annual Financial Report
COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TOGETHER WITH REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - CHANCERY OFFICE AND AFFILIATES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PATERSON - June 30, 2013Please find attached the Diocese of Paterson audit for the year ended June 30, 2013.  A commentary is also available on this audit at the end of this section.  If you have any questions about the Diocesan audit, please contact Brad Watson, CFO at 973-777-8818 or by email at bwatson@patersondiocese.org
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A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey on Marriage as a Union of One Man and One Woman
Marriage as a union of man and woman existed long before any nation, religion, or law was established. Marriage which unites mothers and fathers in the work of childrearing is the foundation of the family and the family is the basic unit of society.

Advance Directives for Health Care
Advance Directives for Health Care
A Catholic Perspective
- approved by the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, October 20, 2011
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Media Resources
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New Jersey’s Adoption Law has changed
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