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The Diocese of Paterson is a diocese
Diocese
A diocese is the district or see under the supervision of a bishop. It is divided into parishes.An archdiocese is more significant than a diocese. An archdiocese is presided over by an archbishop whose see may have or had importance due to size or historical significance...

 of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church, with over a billion members. Led by the Pope, it defines its mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, administering the sacraments and exercising charity...

 in the United States
United States
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, which includes three counties in northern
North Jersey
North Jersey is a colloquial term, with no precise consensus definition, for the northern portion of the U.S. state of New Jersey. A straightforward, noncolloquial term for the region is northern New Jersey.- Two-portion approaches :...

 New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

: Passaic, Morris
Morris County, New Jersey
Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about west of New York City. According to the United States 2010 Census, the population was 492,276. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Morristown....

, and Sussex
Sussex County, New Jersey
The County of Sussex is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. It is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 Federal decennial census, 149,265 persons resided in Sussex County...

. The city of Paterson
Paterson, New Jersey
Paterson is a city serving as the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 146,199, rendering it New Jersey's third largest city and one of the largest cities in the New York City Metropolitan Area, despite a decrease of 3,023...

, third-largest in the state of New Jersey, was chosen as the episcopal see
Episcopal See
An episcopal see is, in the original sense, the official seat of a bishop. This seat, which is also referred to as the bishop's cathedra, is placed in the bishop's principal church, which is therefore called the bishop's cathedral...

, even though the vast majority of diocesan territory lies west of the city. The diocese is a ceremonial suffragan
Suffragan bishop
A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop or diocesan bishop. He or she may be assigned to an area which does not have a cathedral of its own.-Anglican Communion:...

 of the Archdiocese of Newark
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of the Catholic parishes and schools in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex .-History:Originally established as the Diocese of...

, and is part of Region III of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is the episcopal conference of the Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1966 as the joint National Conference of Catholic Bishops and United States Catholic Conference, it is composed of all active and retired members of the Catholic...

.

The diocese was established by Pope Pius XI
Pope Pius XI
Pope Pius XI , born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, was Pope from 6 February 1922, and sovereign of Vatican City from its creation as an independent state on 11 February 1929 until his death on 10 February 1939...

 on December 9, 1937, the same day that the Dioceses of Camden, New Jersey
Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden is a particular church or diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, located in New Jersey, United States, and presides over Roman Catholic parishes and schools in the six southern New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,...

 and Owensboro, Kentucky
Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro is a Roman Catholic diocese in Kentucky. It was founded on December 9, 1937. It is currently a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Louisville...

 were established. The new Diocese of Paterson was created by taking territory formerly part of the (then) Diocese of Newark
Newark, New Jersey
Newark is the largest city in the American state of New Jersey, and the seat of Essex County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Newark had a population of 277,140, maintaining its status as the largest municipality in New Jersey. It is the 68th largest city in the U.S...

. Bishop Thomas J. Walsh, the bishop of Newark, was made the Archbishop of a newly-elevated Archdiocese of Newark the next day, December 10, 1937.

One week later, Walsh's auxiliary bishop Thomas H. McLaughlin
Thomas H. McLaughlin
Thomas Henry McLaughlin was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as President of Seton Hall College and Bishop of Paterson .-Biography:...

 was appointed as the first bishop of Paterson, and the former parish church of St. John the Baptist in Paterson was established as the Diocesan Cathedral.

Patrons of the Diocese of Paterson are St. Patrick and St. John the Baptist. The Proper Feasts for the Diocese of Paterson are March 17 (Feast of St. Patrick), June 24 (The Birthday of St. John the Baptist) and June 30 (The Dedication of the Cathedral Church).

As of 2004, there were 211 diocesan priests
Diocesan priests
A diocesan priest is a Roman Catholic priest who commits himself to a certain geographical area, and is ordained into this service of God's people within a diocese. This includes serving the everyday needs of the people in parishes, but their activities are not limited to that of their parish...

, 161 religious priests, 192 permanent deacons, 199 male religious
Consecrated life (Catholic Church)
In the Roman Catholic Church, the term "consecrated life" denotes a stable form of Christian living by those faithful who feel called to follow Jesus Christ in a more exacting way recognized by the Church...

 and 816 female religious
Consecrated life (Catholic Church)
In the Roman Catholic Church, the term "consecrated life" denotes a stable form of Christian living by those faithful who feel called to follow Jesus Christ in a more exacting way recognized by the Church...

 ministering in the diocese, which had a Catholic population of 420,172 out of a total (Catholic and non-Catholic) population of 1,124,058 people. At that time, the Diocese of Paterson was the 44th largest U.S. diocese in terms of population.

Bishops

  • Arthur J. Serratelli
    Arthur J. Serratelli
    Arthur Joseph Serratelli is the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson in northern New Jersey.-Early life:...

    , S.T.D., S.S.L.
    Divinity (academic discipline)
    Divinity is the study of Christian and other theology and ministry at a school, divinity school, university, or seminary. The term is sometimes a synonym for theology as an academic, speculative pursuit, and sometimes is used for the study of applied theology and ministry to make a distinction...

    , D.D.
    • June 1, 2004 (transferred from Auxiliary Bishop of Newark) to Present
  • Frank J. Rodimer
    Frank Joseph Rodimer
    Frank Joseph Rodimer is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Paterson from 1977 to 2004.-Biography:Frank Rodimer was born in Rockaway, New Jersey, and ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 1951...

    , J.C.D., D.D.
    • February 28, 1978 (previously elected Diocesan Administrator) - June 1, 2004 (retired, now serving as Bishop Emeritus)
  • Lawrence B. Casey
    Lawrence B. Casey
    Lawrence Bernard Brennan Casey was the fifth Roman Catholic Bishop of Paterson .-Biography:...

    †, D.D.
    • March 9, 1966 (transferred from Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester
      Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester
      The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Greater Rochester region of New York State in the United States. The region that the Diocese comprises extends from its northern border on the south shore of Lake Ontario through the Finger Lakes region to its...

      ) - June 13, 1977 (resigned, died June 15, 1977)
  • James J. Navagh†, LL.D., D.D.
    • February 12, 1963 (transferred from Bishop of Ogdensburg
      Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg
      The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg is a Roman Catholic diocese in New York. It was founded on February 15, 1872.On February 23, 2010, the Most Reverend Terry R...

      ) - October 2, 1965 (died)
  • James A. McNulty
    James A. McNulty
    James Aloysius McNulty was an American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Paterson and Bishop of Buffalo .-Biography:...

    †, D.D.
    • April 5, 1953 (transferred from Auxiliary Bishop of Newark) - February 12, 1963 (appointed Bishop of Buffalo
      Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo
      The Diocese of Buffalo is a Catholic diocese headquartered in Buffalo, New York, USA. The current Bishop is the Most Rev. Edward U. Kmiec.The Diocese of Buffalo was established 23 April 1847. It consists of Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties...

      )
  • Thomas A. Boland†, S.T.D.
    • June 21, 1947 (transferred from Auxiliary Bishop of Newark) - November 15, 1952 (appointed Archbishop of Newark
      Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
      The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of the Catholic parishes and schools in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex .-History:Originally established as the Diocese of...

      )
  • Thomas H. McLaughlin
    Thomas H. McLaughlin
    Thomas Henry McLaughlin was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as President of Seton Hall College and Bishop of Paterson .-Biography:...

    †, S.T.D.
    • December 16, 1937 (transferred from Auxiliary Bishop of Newark) - March 17, 1947 (died)

* dates signify date of appointment through the cessation of the bishop's ordinary powers.


Before the establishment of the Diocese of Paterson, governance over the territory that is now the Diocese of Paterson was exercised by the Ordinaries of Newark
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of the Catholic parishes and schools in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex .-History:Originally established as the Diocese of...

 from 1853-1937, the Ordinaries of New York from 1808-1853 and the Ordinaries of Baltimore from 1789-1808.

Leadership

  • Ordinary
    Ordinary
    In those hierarchically organised churches of Western Christianity which have an ecclesiastical law system, an ordinary is an officer of the church who by reason of office has ordinary power to execute the church's laws...

    : Most Rev.
    Most Reverend
    The Most Reverend is a style applied to certain religious figures.*In the Roman Catholic Church , all bishops are styled "The Most Reverend", as well as monsignors of the rank of protonotary apostolic de numero.*In the Roman Catholic Church , archbishops are styled "The...

     Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D.
  • Vicar General
    Vicar general
    A vicar general is the principal deputy of the bishop of a diocese for the exercise of administrative authority. As vicar of the bishop, the vicar general exercises the bishop's ordinary executive power over the entire diocese and, thus, is the highest official in a diocese or other particular...

     and Moderator of the Curia
    Moderator of the Curia
    A moderator of the curia, under the authority of the bishop of a diocese in the Catholic Church, coordinates the exercise of the administrative duties and oversees those who hold offices and minister in diocesan administration. He must be a priest. The office has been variously described as...

    : Rev. Msgr. James T. Mahoney, Ph.D.
    Ph.D.
    A Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy, an academic degree.Ph.D. may also refer to:* Ph.D. , a 1980s British group*Piled Higher and Deeper, a web comic strip*PhD: Phantasy Degree, a Korean comic series* PhD Docbook renderer, an XML renderer...

  • Episcopal Vicars:
    • Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kurtyka, J.C.D., P.A.
      Protonotary apostolic
      In the Roman Catholic Church, protonotary apostolic is the title for a member of the highest non-episcopal college of prelates in the Roman Curia or, outside of Rome, an honorary prelate on whom the pope has conferred this title and its special privileges.-History:In later antiquity there were in...

      , Judicial Vicar
      Judicial vicar
      In the Roman Catholic Church, a judicial vicar is an officer of the diocese who has ordinary power to judge cases in the diocesan ecclesiastical court...

    • Rev. Paul Manning, Vicar for Education
    • Rev. Msgr. William Stober, Vicar for Pastoral Administration
    • Rev. Eugene (Geno) Sylva, S.T.D., Vicar for Evangelization
  • Chancellor
    Chancellor (ecclesiastical)
    Two quite distinct officials of some Christian churches have the title Chancellor.*In some churches, the Chancellor of a diocese is a lawyer who represents the church in legal matters....

     and Delegate for Religious: Sr. Mary Edward Spohrer, S.C.C.
    Sisters of Christian Charity
    Sisters of Christian Charity, , officially called Sisters of Christian Charity, Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic papal congregation of consecrated religious sisters founded in Paderborn, Germany in 1849 by Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt for...

  • Vice Chancellor and Priest-Secretary to the Bishop: Rev. Peter S. Glabik
  • Vice Chancellor: Rev. Marc A. Mancini, J.C.L.
    Licentiate of Canon Law
    Licentiate of Canon Law is the title of an advanced graduate degree with canonical effects in the Roman Catholic Church offered by pontifical universities and ecclesiastical faculties of canon law...


Deaneries


The 111 parishes of the Diocese are split organizationally into twelves deaneries spanning the three counties:

The City of Paterson
Paterson, New Jersey
Paterson is a city serving as the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 146,199, rendering it New Jersey's third largest city and one of the largest cities in the New York City Metropolitan Area, despite a decrease of 3,023...

  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Our Lady of Pompeii
  • Our Lady of Victories
  • St. Agnes
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • St. Bonaventure
  • St. Casimir
  • St. George
  • St. Gerard Majella
  • St. John the Baptist Cathedral
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Mary Help of Christians
  • St. Michael the Archangel
  • St. Stephen
  • St. Therese


The City of Passaic
Passaic, New Jersey
Passaic is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 69,781, maintaining its status as the 15th largest municipality in New Jersey with an increase of 1,920 residents from the 2000 Census population of 67,861...

  • Holy Rosary
  • Holy Trinity
  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Mary
  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Stephen


The City of Clifton
Clifton, New Jersey
Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,136. The 2010 population represented an increase of 5,464 residents from its population of 78,672 in the 2000 Census, making it the state's 11th largest...

  • St. Andrew the Apostle
  • St. Brendan
  • St. Clare
  • SS. Cyril & Methodius
  • St. John Kanty
  • St. Philip the Apostle
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Paul


Mid-Passaic County

  • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Wayne
    Wayne, New Jersey
    Wayne is a Township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than from midtown Manhattan. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 54,069....

    )
  • Holy Cross (Wayne)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary (Wayne)
  • Our Lady of Consolation (Wayne)
  • Our Lady of the Holy Angels (Little Falls
    Little Falls, New Jersey
    Little Falls is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the township population was 10,855. It is located about from New York City....

    )
  • Our Lady of the Valley (Wayne)
  • St. Anthony (Hawthorne
    Hawthorne, New Jersey
    Hawthorne is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 18,218.Hawthorne was originally part of the now-defunct Manchester Township, which was later subdivided to create Hawthorne, Haledon, North Haledon, Prospect Park,...

    )
  • St. James of the Marches (Totowa
    Totowa, New Jersey
    Totowa is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the borough population was 9,892.Totowa was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1898, from portions of the now-defunct Manchester Township and Wayne...

    )
  • St. Paul (Prospect Park
    Prospect Park, New Jersey
    Prospect Park is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,779....

    )


Northern Passaic County

  • Our Lady Queen of Peace (Hewitt
    Hewitt, New Jersey
    Hewitt is an unincorporated area within West Milford in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07421. It is named after Abram S. Hewitt....

    )
  • St. Anthony (Butler
    Butler, New Jersey
    Butler is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 7,539.Butler was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 13, 1901, from portions of Pequannock Township.-Geography:Butler is located at...

    )
  • St. Catherine of Bologna (Ringwood
    Ringwood, New Jersey
    -Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there are 12,396 people, 4,108 households, and 3,446 families residing in the borough. The population density is 491.0 people per square mile . There are 4,221 housing units at an average density of 167.2 per square mile...

    )
  • St. Francis of Assisi (Haskell
    Haskell, New Jersey
    Haskell is an unincorporated area of Wanaque Borough, in Passaic County, New Jersey. The area is served by the United States Postal Service as part of ZIP Code 07420. The community is located in suburban Northern New Jersey....

    )
  • St. Joseph (West Milford
    West Milford, New Jersey
    West Milford is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 25,850.-History:...

    )
  • St. Mary (Pompton Lakes
    Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
    Pompton Lakes is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 11,097....

    )


Eastern Morris County

  • Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel (Cedar Knolls
    Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
    Cedar Knolls is an unincorporated area located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey. It is part of Hanover Township along with Whippany.For details on Cedar Knolls, see Hanover Township....

    )
  • Our Lady of Mercy (Whippany
    Whippany, New Jersey
    Whippany is an unincorporated area located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey. Whippany's name is derived from the Whippanong Native Americans, a tribe that once inhabited the area...

    )
  • St. Ann (Parsippany)
  • St. Catherine of Siena (Mountain Lakes
    Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
    Mountain Lakes is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,256....

    )
  • St. Christopher (Parsippany)
  • St. Peter the Apostle (Parsippany)
  • St. Rose of Lima (East Hanover
    East Hanover, New Jersey
    East Hanover Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 11,393. The town was incorporated in 1928. The headquarters of the Nabisco company and the pharmaceutical company Novartis are located in East...

    )
  • St. Virgil (Morris Plains
    Morris Plains, New Jersey
    Morris Plains, billing itself "the Community of Caring," is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,236....

    )


Northeastern Morris County

  • Holy Spirit (Pequannock)
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel (Pompton Plains)
  • Our Lady of the Magnificat (Kinnelon
    Kinnelon, New Jersey
    Kinnelon is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 10,248. It is a low density, suburban community, with many parks and trails....

    )
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Boonton
    Boonton, New Jersey
    Boonton is a town in Morris County, New Jersey that was chartered in 1867. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town population was 8,347. The town was originally called "Boone-Towne" in 1761 in honor of the Colonial Governor Thomas Boone....

    )
  • SS. Cyril & Methodius (Boonton)
  • St. Joseph (Lincoln Park
    Lincoln Park, New Jersey
    Lincoln Park is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,930....

    )
  • St. Pius X (Montville)


** Our Lady of Fatima Traditional Latin Mass Chapel, located in Pequannock, is not considered a parish of the Diocese of Paterson. Instead, it is a chapel of ease
Chapel of ease
A chapel of ease is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently....

 administered by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a traditionalist Catholic Society of Apostolic Life of priests and seminarians in good standing with the Holy See.-Canonical status:...

.


Northern Morris County

  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (Dover
    Dover, New Jersey
    Dover is a town in Morris County, New Jersey on the Rockaway River. Dover is west of New York City and west of Newark, New Jersey. As of the United States Census, 2000, the town's population was 18,188.-Geography:...

    )
  • Sacred Heart (Dover)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Rockaway
    Rockaway, New Jersey
    Rockaway is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 6,438.Rockaway was formed as a borough on June 19, 1894, from portions of Rockaway Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous...

    )
  • St. Bernard (Wharton
    Wharton, New Jersey
    Wharton is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the borough population was 6,298.What is now Wharton was originally incorporated as the borough of Port Oram by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 26, 1895, from portions of Randolph...

    )
  • St. Cecilia (Rockaway)
  • St. Clement Pope and Martyr (Rockaway Township
    Rockaway Township, New Jersey
    Rockaway Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 24,156....

    )
  • St. Mary (Denville
    Denville, New Jersey
    Denville is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 16,635. Denville is known as the "Hub of Morris County" for its location along major transportation routes at the center of the county...

    )
  • St. Mary (Dover)
  • St. Simon the Apostle (Green Pond)


Southeastern Morris County

  • Christ the King (New Vernon
    New Vernon, New Jersey
    New Vernon is an unincorporated area located in Harding Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The village is within the boundaries of Harding Township along with a portion of Green Village. It is the location of the governmental offices for Harding Township...

    )
  • Corpus Christi (Chatham Township
    Chatham Township, New Jersey
    Chatham Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 10,452.Chatham Township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1806, from portions of Hanover Township and Morris Township, based on...

    )
  • Holy Family (Florham Park
    Florham Park, New Jersey
    Florham Park is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 8,857, which had grown to 12,389 as of the Bureau's 2008 estimate....

    )
  • St. Patrick (Chatham
    Chatham Borough, New Jersey
    Chatham is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 8,962.The village that now is Chatham first was settled by Europeans in 1710 in Morris Township, within the Province of New Jersey...

    )
  • St. Thomas More (Convent Station
    Convent Station, New Jersey
    Convent Station is an unincorporated area within Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey, east of Morristown.-History:The community is named after, and contains, the railroad station established during the 1870s to serve the complex of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, a Catholic school operated...

    )
  • St. Vincent Martyr (Madison
    Madison, New Jersey
    Madison is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population was 16,530. It also is known as "The Rose City".-Geography:Madison is located at ....

    )
  • St. Vincent de Paul (Stirling
    Stirling, New Jersey
    Stirling is an unincorporated area within Long Hill Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07980....

    )


Southwestern Morris County

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Morristown
    Morristown, New Jersey
    Morristown is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town population was 18,411. It is the county seat of Morris County. Morristown became characterized as "the military capital of the American Revolution" because of its strategic role in the...

    )
  • Our Lady of the Mountain (Schooleys Mountain)
  • Resurrection (Randolph
    Randolph, New Jersey
    -Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 24,847 people, 8,679 households, and 6,804 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,185.2 people per square mile . There were 8,903 housing units at an average density of 424.7 per square mile...

    )
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Flanders
    Flanders, New Jersey
    Flanders is an unincorporated area located in Mount Olive Township and parts of Roxbury Township, in southwest Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Flanders is served by the United States Postal Service as ZIP Code 07836....

    )
  • St. Joseph (Mendham
    Mendham, New Jersey
    Mendham is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,097.While New Jersey was an English colony, Mendham Township was formed on March 29, 1749 as a new governmental entity, from portions of Hanover Township, Morris Township,...

    )
  • St. Lawrence the Martyr (Chester
    Chester, New Jersey
    Chester is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 1,649.Chester Township was established as a separate political entity on April 1, 1799, including the area of both the Township and the downtown Village area which came...

    )
  • St. Luke (Long Valley
    Long Valley, New Jersey
    Long Valley is an unincorporated area located within Washington Township, in Morris County, New Jersey. Known as German Valley since its foundation during the colonial era, the community was renamed in response to anti-German sentiment during World War I...

    )
  • St. Margaret (Morristown)
  • St. Mark the Evangelist (Long Valley)
  • St. Matthew the Apostle (Randolph)


Western Morris County

  • Our Lady of the Lake (Mount Arlington
    Mount Arlington, New Jersey
    -History:While Mount Arlington is now mostly a suburban residential community, it was once a thriving resort town. In the era before the world wars and the advent of air travel, it was a welcome respite for the residents of nearby New York City and Newark....

    )
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea (Lake Hopatcong [Jefferson Township
    Jefferson Township, New Jersey
    Jefferson Township is the northern-most township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 21,314....

    ])
  • St. Jude (Budd Lake
    Budd Lake, New Jersey
    As of the census of 2000, there were 8,100 people, 2,851 households, and 2,169 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 534.6/km2 . There were 2,994 housing units at an average density of 197.6/km2...

    )
  • St. Jude (Hopatcong
    Hopatcong, New Jersey
    Hopatcong is a Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 15,147.The area had been called "Brookland" in the 19th century and the lake that was expanded to become Lake Hopatcong had been known as "Great Pond" or "Brookland...

    )
  • St. Michael (Netcong
    Netcong, New Jersey
    Netcong is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,580. Its estimated population in 2006 was 3,292...

    )
  • St. Therese (Succasunna)
  • St. Thomas the Apostle (Oak Ridge
    Oak Ridge, New Jersey
    Oak Ridge is an unincorporated area within West Milford in Passaic County and Jefferson Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07438....

    )


Sussex County

  • Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (Sparta)
  • Good Shepherd (Andover
    Andover, New Jersey
    Andover is a Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 606.Andover was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 25, 1904, from portions of Andover Township.-Geography:Andover is located at ...

    )
  • Immaculate Conception (Franklin
    Franklin, New Jersey
    Franklin is a Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 5,045.Franklin, known as the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World," is located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and...

    )
  • Our Lady of Fatima (Highland Lakes)
  • Our Lady of the Lake Church (Sparta)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Swartswood [Newton
    Newton, New Jersey
    Newton is a town in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 8,244. It is the county seat of Sussex County....

    ])
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace (Branchville
    Branchville, New Jersey
    Branchville is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 841. The borough is located in the northernmost region of Sussex County....

    )
  • St. Francis de Sales (McAfee
    McAfee, New Jersey
    McAfee is an unincorporated area within Vernon Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07428....

    )


Sussex County (continued)

  • St. James the Greater (Montague)**
  • St. John Vianney (Stockholm
    Stockholm, New Jersey
    Stockholm, New Jersey is an unincorporated area, located in the southeastern part of Hardyston Township in Sussex County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its ZIP Code is 07460...

    )
  • St. Joseph (Newton
    Newton, New Jersey
    Newton is a town in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 8,244. It is the county seat of Sussex County....

    )
  • St. Jude the Apostle (Hamburg
    Hamburg, New Jersey
    Hamburg is a Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the borough population was 3,277.In 1753, when Sussex County was formed, Hamburg was part of New Town; on February 25, 1762, it became part of the newly established Hardyston Township...

    )
  • St. Monica (Sussex
    Sussex, New Jersey
    Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 2,130.Sussex was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on October 14, 1891, as Deckertown, from portions of Wantage...

    )
  • St. Thomas of Aquin (Ogdensburg
    Ogdensburg, New Jersey
    Ogdensburg is a Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,638.The borough was formed based on an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1914, from part of Sparta Township, based on the results of a referendum...

    )
  • St. Thomas the Apostle (Sandyston)


** St. James the Greater Parish is sometimes considered part of a stand-alone Western Sussex Deanery, of which St. James the Greater is the only member parish. The pastor of this parish is traditionally also the pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Sandyston.

Colleges

  • Assumption College for Sisters
    Assumption College for Sisters
    The Assumption College for Sisters is a two-year Roman Catholic women's college in Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey, from New York City.Founded in 1953 through an affiliation with nearby Seton Hall University, Assumption is run by the Sisters of Christian Charity and is housed in their...

    , Mendham
    Mendham, New Jersey
    Mendham is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,097.While New Jersey was an English colony, Mendham Township was formed on March 29, 1749 as a new governmental entity, from portions of Hanover Township, Morris Township,...

     (operated by the Sisters of Christian Charity
    Sisters of Christian Charity
    Sisters of Christian Charity, , officially called Sisters of Christian Charity, Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic papal congregation of consecrated religious sisters founded in Paderborn, Germany in 1849 by Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt for...

    )
  • College of Saint Elizabeth
    College of Saint Elizabeth
    The College of Saint Elizabeth is a private Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college for women. It is located in an unincorporated community called Convent Station, in Morris Township, New Jersey...

    , Convent Station
    Convent Station, New Jersey
    Convent Station is an unincorporated area within Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey, east of Morristown.-History:The community is named after, and contains, the railroad station established during the 1870s to serve the complex of the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, a Catholic school operated...

     (operated by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
    Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
    The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth are a Roman Catholic apostolic congregation of pontifical right, based in the Convent Station area of Morris Township, New Jersey. The stated purpose of the order is to show the love of Jesus Christ in serving those in need, especially the poor...

    )

Diocesan High Schools

  • DePaul Catholic High School, Wayne
    Wayne, New Jersey
    Wayne is a Township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than from midtown Manhattan. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 54,069....

  • Morris Catholic High School
    Morris Catholic High School
    Morris Catholic High School is a four year comprehensive Roman Catholic regional high school located in Denville, New Jersey, USA. It was founded in 1957 and is part of the Diocese of Paterson...

    , Denville
    Denville, New Jersey
    Denville is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 16,635. Denville is known as the "Hub of Morris County" for its location along major transportation routes at the center of the county...

  • Pope John XXIII Regional High School
    Pope John XXIII Regional High School
    Pope John XXIII Regional High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Sparta Township, New Jersey. The school was founded in 1956, originally as Our Lady Of The Lake School, and is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson...

    , Sparta

Other Catholic High Schools

  • Academy of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station (operated by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth)
  • Delbarton School
    Delbarton School
    Delbarton School is a private all-male Roman Catholic college preparatory school in Morristown, New Jersey, educating young men from 7th to 12th grade. Delbarton is a Catholic independent school directed by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey....

    , Morristown
    Morristown, New Jersey
    Morristown is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town population was 18,411. It is the county seat of Morris County. Morristown became characterized as "the military capital of the American Revolution" because of its strategic role in the...

     (operated by the Benedictine monks of Saint Mary's Abbey)
  • Mary Help of Christians Academy
    Mary Help of Christians Academy (New Jersey)
    Mary Help of Christians Academy is a Salesian all-girls, Roman Catholic high school in North Haledon, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States...

    , North Haledon
    North Haledon, New Jersey
    As of the census of 2000, there were 7,920 people, 2,626 households, and 2,077 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,300.6 people per square mile . There were 2,675 housing units at an average density of 777.0 per square mile...

     (operated by the Salesian Sisters
    Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco
    The Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco or Daughters of Mary Help of Christians are the sister order of the Salesians of Don Bosco. They were founded by Saint Maria Mazzarello in 1872 to work alongside Saint John Bosco in his teaching projects in Turin and continue to be a teaching order worldwide.On...

    )
  • Villa Walsh Academy
    Villa Walsh Academy
    Villa Walsh Academy is a private, grades 7-12, Catholic college preparatory school for girls located in Morristown, New Jersey, United States, conducted by the Religious Teachers Filippini. The school operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson...

    , Morristown (operated by the Religious Teachers Filippini
    Religious Teachers Filippini
    The Institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini, commonly known as the Religious Teachers Filippini, the Sisters of St. Lucy Filippini, or simply the Filippini Sisters, is a Catholic religious institute devoted to education...

    )

Former Diocesan High Schools

  • Pope Pius XII High School, Passaic
    Passaic, New Jersey
    Passaic is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 69,781, maintaining its status as the 15th largest municipality in New Jersey with an increase of 1,920 residents from the 2000 Census population of 67,861...

     (closed at the end of the 1982-1983 academic year)
  • Neumann Prep High School, Wayne (closed at the end of the 1989-1990 academic year)
  • Paul VI Regional High School, Clifton
    Clifton, New Jersey
    Clifton is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,136. The 2010 population represented an increase of 5,464 residents from its population of 78,672 in the 2000 Census, making it the state's 11th largest...

     (closed at the end of the 1989-1990 academic year)
  • Paterson Catholic High School
    Paterson Catholic High School
    Paterson Catholic High School was a private four year Catholic high school located in Paterson, New Jersey that served students from 9th through 12th grade. It was under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson...

    , Paterson (closed at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year)

Catholic Hospitals

  • Saint Clare's Health System (part of Catholic Health Initiatives
    Catholic Health Initiatives
    Catholic Health Initiatives is a faith-based, non-profit health system. It is the second largest Catholic health system in the United States and the fifth largest US health system overall....

    )
    • St. Clare's Hospital/
      Saint Clare's Hospital at Boonton Township
      Saint Clare's Hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives, in Boonton, New Jersey, is a psychiatric facility. It has 100 beds. The hospital has children crisis intervention services , adult crisis intervention services , alcohol & chemical dependency unit , and psychiatric intensive care unit . The...

      Boonton
      Boonton Township, New Jersey
      Boonton Township is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 4,263....

       (formerly Riverside Hospital)
    • St. Clare's Hospital/Denville
    • St. Clare's Hospital/Dover
      Dover, New Jersey
      Dover is a town in Morris County, New Jersey on the Rockaway River. Dover is west of New York City and west of Newark, New Jersey. As of the United States Census, 2000, the town's population was 18,188.-Geography:...

       (formerly Dover General Hospital)
    • St. Clare's Hospital/Sussex
      Sussex, New Jersey
      Sussex is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 2,130.Sussex was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on October 14, 1891, as Deckertown, from portions of Wantage...

  • St. Joseph's Healthcare System (operated by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth):
    • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson
    • St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Paterson
    • St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital (formerly Wayne General Hospital)
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic (operated by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth)

Geography


Because of its location in Passaic, Morris and Sussex Counties, the Diocese of Paterson contains a wide spectrum of natural landmarks. The Diocese contains the highest portion of the state of New Jersey in the Skylands Region
Skylands Region
The Skylands Region is a marketing area of the State of New Jersey located in the Northern and Central part of the state. It is one of six tourism regions established by the New Jersey State Department of Tourism, the others being the Gateway Region, Greater Atlantic City Region, the Southern...

 of Sussex County, as well as the largest lake in the state (Lake Hopatcong
Lake Hopatcong
Lake Hopatcong is the largest freshwater body in the state of New Jersey, USA, approximately 4 square miles in area. The lake is located in the mountains of northern New Jersey, north of Netcong and along the border between Sussex and Morris counties.The lake is within the borders of four...

), the Great Falls of Paterson
Great Falls (Passaic River)
The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County in northern New Jersey in the United States. The Congress authorized its establishment as a National Historical Park in 2009...

 and the Great Swamp
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. Established in 1960, it is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System.The refuge was declared a National Natural Landmark in May 1966...

 in Morris County. As for man-made landmarks, the Diocese of Paterson contains one of the parishes claiming to be the oldest Catholic parish in the state, namely Saint Joseph Parish in West Milford.

Geographically, the Diocese of Paterson is bordered by four other dioceses: The Archdiocese of Newark (east), the Diocese of Metuchen
Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen is a Roman Catholic diocese in New Jersey, centered in the borough of Metuchen. It was erected on November 19, 1981, from the territory of the Diocese of Trenton....

 (south), the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, of which St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is the mother church, consists of 11 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, United States....

 (west) and the Archdiocese of New York
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York covers New York, Bronx, and Richmond counties in New York City , as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties in New York state. There are 480 parishes...

 (north).

Books on the Diocese of Paterson

  • Kupke, Raymond J. "Living Stones: A History of the Church in the Diocese of Paterson." Clifton. 1987

See also

  • List of the Catholic cathedrals of the United States
  • List of the Catholic dioceses of the United States
  • Plenary Councils of Baltimore
    Plenary Councils of Baltimore
    The Plenary Councils of Baltimore were three national meetings of Roman Catholic bishops in the 19th century in Baltimore, Maryland.During the early history of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States all of the dioceses were part of one ecclesiastical province under the Archbishop of Baltimore...

  • Roman Catholicism in the United States
    Roman Catholicism in the United States
    The Catholic Church in the United States is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, the Christian Church in full communion with the Pope. With more than 68.5 registered million members, it is the largest single religious denomination in the United States, comprising about 22 percent of the population...

  • Catholicism and American politics
    Catholicism and American politics
    Members of the Catholic Church have been active in the politics of the United States since the mid 19th century. The U.S. has never had an important religious party...

  • History of Roman Catholicism in the United States
    History of Roman Catholicism in the United States
    Catholicism first came to the territories now forming the United States with the Spanish explorers and settlers in present-day Florida , Georgia , and the southwest...


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