Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.S.s.R., Archbishop of Newark, announced today that he has dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.
Additionally, he has suspended the public celebration of Mass for Saturday evening, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, 2020. Any new determination will be announced next week.
Catholic schools in the Archdiocese will be closed next week, Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, March 20, 2020. The situation will be re-assessed by the Task Force to determine if an extension is needed.