News and Events

Holy Triduum Schedule

posted Apr 5, 2017, 11:03 AM by Augustine Curley


the Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey


the Community of St. Mary’s R.C. Church







Holy Thursday, April 24

6:00 am Vigils and Lauds

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration of the Eucharist until midnight


Good Friday, April 25

7:00 am Vigils

9:00 am Lauds

3:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death


Holy Saturday, April 26

7:00 am Vigils

9:00 am Lauds

5:00 pm Vespers

8:00 pm Easter Vigil


Easter Sunday, April 27

8:00 am Lauds

10:30 am Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

3:00 pm Solemn Vespers




Newark Abbey and St. Mary’s Church are on Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd just south of the Essex County Courthouse.


Newark Abbey

520 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Newark, N.J. 07102


Brs. Simon Peter and Asiel Maria to profess simple vows

posted Mar 26, 2017, 4:50 AM by Augustine Curley

Brs. Simon Peter Clayton and  Asiel Maria Rodriguez will profess simple vows in the abbey church this Monday, March 27. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue on the road to solemn (perpetual) vows which they will profess, God willing, in three years.  

Br. Maximilian ordained to the diaconate

posted Mar 26, 2017, 4:46 AM by Augustine Curley

Br. Maximilian Buonocore was ordained to the diaconate last week by Bishop Paul Bootkoski, retired bishop of Metuchen, and an alumnus of St. Benedict's Prep. He will be ordained to the priesthood on June 22 by Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R..

Fr. Augustine in Cameo Role in "The Black Monk"

posted Mar 12, 2017, 2:52 PM by Augustine Curley

Fr. Augustine has a cameo appearance in the short film "The Black Monk" by directors Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno, producers of "The Rule."

Christmas Schedule

posted Dec 22, 2016, 12:53 PM by Augustine Curley

Christmas Eve


6:00 a.m. Morning Prayer


8:45 Mass of December 24


11:50 a.m. Noon Prayer


5:00 Vespers


8:00 p.m. Vigil Mass of Christmas



Christmas Day


8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer


10:30 a.m. Day Mass of Christmas

3:00 Vespers of Christmas    

Fr. Albert's Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

posted Dec 9, 2016, 7:42 PM by Augustine Curley

Fr. Albert presided Mass for the students and faculty of St. Benedict's Prep. Read his homily.

Monkfest 2016

posted Jul 3, 2016, 12:07 PM by Augustine Curley

Monkfest 2016



This year’s Monkfest will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 2:00 to 6:00.  Please come and join with the monks and our friends for an afternoon of food and fellowship. Monkfest will end with the celebratipon of Vespers. Admission is free. Please bring a food item to share. Tours of the monastery will be offered, and we will have a small amount of religious items and books for sale.


New Vocation Video

posted May 24, 2016, 12:11 PM by Augustine Curley

Check out the new vocation video produced by Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno, producers of The Rule. 

Open House

posted Apr 25, 2015, 5:43 PM by Augustine Curley   [ updated Apr 26, 2015, 7:45 AM ]

We will have an Open House on Saturday morning, May 16. We will begin with 8:45 Mass, and end with Midday prayer at 11:50. The morning will include a tour of the first floor of the monastery, exhibits, a chance to speak with the monks, and refreshments.

New Webpage

posted Apr 2, 2015, 12:37 PM by Augustine Curley

We are working on a new webpage.

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