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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • School Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Half Days: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Pre-K Half Day: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. • Pre-K Full Day: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

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Message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark:

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our Holy Father will give an extraordinary blessing "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) this FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (6:00 p.m. Rome time).

All the faithful and other Christians in our local Church and beyond are invited to participate in the special prayer with Pope Francis, which will be broadcast by Mondovision and live-streamed on the Vatican News website at The Holy Father will grant to all participants in the livestream a Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.
The Apostolic Nunciature has requested the assistance of our local Church to promote this event through all means, especially social communications. I urge you and your communities to amplify this announcement and to translate the content wherever possible into other languages for our Archdiocese and promote and advance this invitation to all the faithful via your website and social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).
As an Archdiocese, we are committed to helping our people in whatever ways we can including by live-streaming Masses and other prayers and devotions. To the extent that we can, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to grow in faith and receive the consolation of the Word of God and the Church’s prayer.
As Pope Francis has said, "To the pandemic of the virus we want to respond with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness. Let us stay united. Let us make those who are alone and tested feel our closeness."
I pray it will be so.

During Pandemic, Cardinal Tobin Encourages Parishioners to Aid Local Churches and Ministries

NEWARK —Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, has announced an unprecedented fundraising initiative specifically aimed at supporting continued outreach and archdiocesan parish communities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The effort, coordinated with GoFundMe, a global online fundraising platform, will enable parishioners to provide direct support to local churches throughout this challenging time. A dedicated website, at, has been established for this program.
“The first place people often go in time of need is the local parish,” said Cardinal Tobin. “Under the current conditions brought on by the coronavirus epidemic, parishes are limited in the services they can offer to the faithful and those in need. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to our special Parishes in Need fund, which will be used to support those communities struggling to pay their employees, conduct outreach, and cover church utility bills through this crisis.”
Catholic parishes rely on weekly contributions from parishioners, known as the offertory collection, to support the work of each community, including staff wages and daily operations. In addition to Masses, many parishes provide services beyond their membership, such as counseling, meeting spaces, and charitable drives for families in need. While some churchgoers send contributions by mail, many prefer to place donations in collection baskets each Sunday during worship services.
All public celebrations of Mass throughout the Archdiocese of Newark are temporarily suspended during the crisis, and the Archdiocese and many community parishes have transitioned to live-streaming services online.
Cardinal Tobin emphasized that all donors can designate their contributions specifically to benefit of their own parish, and that all monies raised will be sent directly to those churches for which they are earmarked. The Archdiocese will temporarily waive its assessment (an administrative fee charged to parishes to support archdiocesan operations and ministries), and GoFundMe will charge only a small fee per donation to cover payment processing, as is typical for online fundraising platforms.
The Archdiocesan-wide parish support initiative, specially focused on supporting local parishes, is the first of its kind. Cardinal Tobin hopes that other dioceses and ministries will follow suit.
“The faithful may also contribute through their usual channels, such as mailed envelopes, other online giving, and, especially, our Annual Appeal which is now in progress,” the Cardinal said, adding that many within the Archdiocese have already reached out with generous offers of support and questions about how to give. “Together we will navigate these uncharted waters, provide assistance to those in need, and secure the road ahead for the Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Newark. We are grateful for the generosity of our faithful, and we will work together in prayer to move past this and prevent the suffering of the most vulnerable among us.”
To learn more and contribute online, visit
For the most up-to-date resources and information about the Archdiocese of Newark’s continued handling of the COVID-19 crisis, visit
About the Archdiocese of Newark
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., was appointed Archbishop of Newark on November 7, 2016, elevated to Cardinal by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on November 19, 2016, and installed as the sixth Archbishop of Newark on January 6, 2017.
Together, the Cardinal and auxiliary bishops shepherd the approximate 1.3 million Catholics who reside in the 511 square miles of the Archdiocese of Newark, comprised of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. The Archdiocese includes 212 Catholic parishes and 92 primary and secondary Catholic schools. For more “Facts and Figures,” click on the “About Us” tab at



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Children gain a competitive edge at St. John the Apostle School, an academic facility committed to serving all, regardless of race, nationality, or religion. Our faculty prepares students to become responsible adults in a fast-changing world. We pursue academic excellence and instill spiritual, moral, and social values.

All parents and guardians must first check in at the school office through the Ridgeview Terrace entrance. Parents and guardians are not permitted to come upstairs without permission from the office. 

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Inspiring mind and soul, Saint John the Apostle School is a faith-centered, academic community based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. We're a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and Middle States Association accredited school. We are committed to serving all, regardless of race, nationality, or religion. Our goal is to focus on academic excellence as well as to instill spiritual, moral, and social values to prepare students for the future.

The people of Saint John the Apostle School community form the cornerstone of its success. From the moment you enter the doors of the school, you feel the presence of God's love. This is particularly apparent in the main building of the campus, as the church is located within the school. The spiritual nature of the school is enhanced by its traditions that strengthen its roots and heritage.

The strengths of the administration, faculty, and students together form a bond unique to St. John the Apostle School. Over 26 faculty members cumulatively have an average of 16 years of teaching experience. This "strength in numbers" is believed to have a profound effect on the outcome of student achievement. Aware that no two children learn alike, differentiated instruction of various modalities enhances the learning environment for the student.

I encourage you to explore our website to see what unique opportunities St. John the Apostle School offers to its students and families. If you require further assistance or would like to arrange a visit, please contact us.

— Dr. Deborah Egan


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Hours of Operation
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
School Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Half Days:
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Pre-K Half Day:
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Pre-K Full Day:
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

571 Valley Rd, Clark, NJ 07066

Service Area
Linden, Clark, Union, and Rahway, NJ, and All Surrounding Areas

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