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St. Lucy's Church, Newark

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St. Lucy's Church is a historic church at 19-27 Ruggiero Plaza at the intersection of Seventh Ave.in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is home to the American National Shrine Of Saint Gerard Majella.

It was built in 1925 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

The church is in the Old First Ward near Branch Brook Park, a historically Italian parish in what was Newark's Little Italy, features an annual October procession and festival for St. Gerard Majella, the patron saint of childbearing, that is heavily attended by the New Jersey Italian diaspora. The October Feast of St. Gerard "became so popular and so widely-known for producing miracle babies for hitherto childless women that in 1977 the National Conference of U.S. Bishops made St. Lucy's the National Shrine of St. Gerard."
The church holds a monthly mass in honor of St. Gerard at which expectant parents and others hoping to become expectant venerate the saint.
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  • This was a beautiful stop for me to create a memory for myself. It was well worth my time and the words to describe how beautiful the experience was is undefinable. I felt so at peace there and I... 
    This was a beautiful stop for me to create a memory for myself. It was well worth my time and the words to describe how beautiful the experience was is undefinable. I felt so at peace there and I...  more »
  • The beautiful church is worth visiting. It rivals some of the smaller churches I visited in Rome. The painted ceiling and walls will make you think you’re in Italy 🇮🇹. 
    The beautiful church is worth visiting. It rivals some of the smaller churches I visited in Rome. The painted ceiling and walls will make you think you’re in Italy 🇮🇹.  more »
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  • Wow an amazing beautiful church in Newark NJ! Where many Italians lived in row houses on this church’s street! They all were baptized, got married here too!
  • It's beautiful to Pray alongside so many Brothers and sisters from different parts of the country's. States. city'.We all are there to Receive our Heavenly Lord God Creator of Heaven and Earth.The old mighty. Father The alpha and amiga. And to be able to go to Saint Lucie's And Feel the true presence. It's truly a great feeling and an honor for the doors to be open to search a singer like myself. To be able to confess all my sins and receive that grace Of forgiveness it Make me feel so refresh and clean Deep inside. Let's all remember tomorrow is not promised to no one so if I'm giving the opportunity. and the doors are open to receive such blessings why not Go in.so thank you Dear father in heaven for Such a blessing. Give me the opportunity to attend.St Lucie's one of your many houses of Prayers that I can go to receive Your blessings Freely. And that's just one of my take away from St Lucy's Roman Catholic church 10 stars÷ Please don't wait Until it's too late Tomorrow is not promised to NO one. Then is too late. Thank you. St Lucy's for your doors to Be open to all. God-bless us all and God-bless America. The greatest country. In Christ's name we pray Amen🙏

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