ENCOUNTER > GROW > SERVE

Since its foundation in 1850, St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral has opened wide its doors to the City of Newark. In the spirit of this tradition, we seek to create a culture of encounter that enables people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and become His disciples.


ENCOUNTER

I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.
— John 10:10

We Invite You To Encounter Jesus Here

What does it mean to be a member of our Church? The Church is a community of people who have encountered Jesus Christ in a powerful and life-changing way. The Church is also a place for those who haven’t encountered Jesus yet and are curious, have questions, or maybe just a little rough around the edges. We want to invite every person in Newark to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.

Opportunities to encounter Jesus and the Gospel


GROW

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
— Matthew 28:19

Grow As A Disciple of Jesus

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Every time Jesus encounters people in a profound way, He invites them to follow Him, to become His disciple. By becoming a disciple, or student, of Jesus we can grow into maturity as a Christian.

Opportunities to Grow as a Disciple

  • Connect in a Small Group

  • Bible Studies

  • Social Ministries

  • Ongoing Catechesis


SERVE

In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples.
— Evangelii Gaudium #120

We Are Called To Serve

What do we do as a Church? We believe the health of our Church is measured by its sending capacity, not its seating capacity. We believe that God wants every member of our Church to serve others in the Church through ministry. We also believe that God calls His disciples to be a sent outside the Church on mission. We believe in a Church where every member is a minister and every disciple is a missionary.

Opportunities to Serve in Ministry

Opportunities to Serve on Mission

  • Mission Trips

  • Newcomer’s Ministry

  • Outreach Volunteer

  • Hospitality Ministry

  • Hospital/Grief Ministry

  • Respect Life Ministry