Bishop Search

Gracious God,

We, your people in the Diocese of Newark, give you thanks and praise for your work among us and through us, generation to generation. Lead us in the months ahead as we prayerfully search for our next Bishop. Raise up for us a steadfast steward who will embrace our broad and blessed diversity and uphold the apostolic heritage of your Church. Guide us to a faithful witness who speaks the Gospel truth in love and joy, and intimately knows your Word and world. Direct us, your disciples, in our discernment so our faith may increase and our works glorify your Name.

All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

 

Below are some links to the search for the 11th Bishop of Newark.

The Election of our new Bishop will take place May 19th.

Home Page:  https://dioceseofnewark.org/bishop-search

The Candidates:  https://dioceseofnewark.org/content/standing-committee-announces-candidates-xi-bishop-opens-petition-process

The Timeline:  https://dioceseofnewark.org/bishop-search/bishop-search-timeline-2017-2018

Bishop Walkabouts:

The candidates for the XI Bishop of Newark have been invited to participate in a "Walkabout" tour of our diocese. Walkabouts are intended to provide both candidates and diocesan members with opportunities to meet and get to know each other, and to allow the candidates to address concerns and questions from both laity and clergy.

A total of five Walkabouts are planned for May 4, 5 & 6, 2018 (see schedule below). To facilitate interaction with all, one is for clergy only, one is for lay only, and three are open to both lay and clergy.

The locations for the Walkabouts were selected based on their geographical location, meeting facilities, accessibility, and proximity to public transit and parking.

Friday, May 4 at Church of the Savior, Denville
9 AM - 12:30 PM for Clergy only
1:30 - 5 PM for both Lay & Clergy

Saturday, May 5 at Calvary Church, Summit
9 AM - 12:30 PM for Lay only
1:30 - 5 PM for both Lay & Clergy

Sunday, May 6 at St. Paul's Church, Englewood
1:30 - 5 PM for both Lay & Clergy

Bishop Walk Aboutshttps://dioceseofnewark.org/content/transition-committee-announces-schedule-locations-walkabouts

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