Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 11 a.m. Mass at the
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer to celebrate women and men in consecrated life. Since then the universal Church celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day – the day on which candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So, too, are those in consecrated life called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all people.
Please join with our Cardinal, Joseph W. Tobin CSsR and the Church of Newark at an 11 a.m. Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, to celebrate those in consecrated life and in particular those Sisters, Brothers and Priests who are celebrating their anniversaries this year. This invitation is extended in a special way to the members of every parish as a means of supporting and thanking the consecrated men and women of our Archdiocese for their selfless gift of service to our local church.