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Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St, Newark, New Jersey 07104 USA

30 Reviews
Free to Visit
Open Now
Mon 7:30a-5:30p
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    not Accepted
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi
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“The fifth-largest cathedral in North America”

On June 11, 1899 at the laying of the cornerstone for the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Bishop Bernard McQuaid spoke of Newark's great Cathedral as "a fitting monument to the faith". It is this key thought which permeates all aspects of the Cathedral project, from its inception in 1859 by the Most Rev. James Roosevelt Bayley, Newark's first bishop, to its dedication in 1954 by Archbishop Thomas A. Boland. For a Cathedral is more than stone and mortar...much more than multi-colored glass and delicate woodcarving. In the words of the late Pope Paul VI: "The secret of a Cathedral is an expression of the unity of believers." In its totality, a Cathedral is a symphony of praise to Almighty God!

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I came across this cathedral while taking a stroll through branch brook park . It is very unique Gothic style reminiscent of the churches in Europe . It is also the largest church in NJ . The... Read more

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Thought I would stop by the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart yesterday (in the driving rain, no less. The entrance I'd at 89 Ridge St (Rectory Entrance) and was " buzzed in" by the friendly,... Read more

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Many people travel for an important reason: to savor new experiences that delight all of the senses. If you're an experienced traveler, you often appreciate destinations of social, cultural, and... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St
Newark, New Jersey
07104 USA
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Open now until 5:30 pm
  • Sun: 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
  • Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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