NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST. GERARD
118 Seventh Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
Monday - Friday
7:00AM, 7:30AM, 8:00AM, 8:30AM, 9:00AM, 9:30AM, 5:30PM
7:00AM, 7:30AM, 8:00AM, 8:30AM, 9:00AM, 9:30AM, 6:00PM
8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:30AM, 5:30PM
Welcome to our web site. St. Lucy's was but an idea before its incorporation in 1891, but work immediately began to make the parish a reality. While many persons were involved, the great inspiration and day-by-day leadership came from Monsignor Perotti who guided the parish through its infancy into a major force within the Archdiocese and the city.
St. Lucy's it seems, was favored with outstanding leaders. Father Gaetano Ruggiero succeeded Monsignor Perotti as Pastor. Many present today knew Father Ruggiero and his work and his spirit still are alive in our memories. Under this pastorate the parish continually grew and its needs became more and more complex. Anxious to meet the needs of his people, Father Ruggiero was dedicated to the religious needs of his people and the salvation of their souls.
We open the doors of St. Lucy's to all - we welcome all God's children. The first one hundred years of St. Lucy's are over. But we here today are in the process of writing the history for the next one hundred.