Pastors back then “ruled” their parishes those were the days and protected their turf. Today, the international character of the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Newark, which was so evident at our priests’ convocation last June, and the changing demographics in Hudson County, now show a marked break from the past.
For example, the Rev. Peter Vinh Quang Nguyen has become the first Vietnamese pastor in the archdiocese at St. Vincent’s in Bayonne (in 2011).
(Excerpt from (Author: Rev. Alex Santora, Pastor of Church of Our Lady of Grace & St. Joseph, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken, 07030, (201) 659-0369, fax (201) 659-5833, e-mail: