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Newark – Saint Augustine

This simple brick church in Romanesque style was built by German-American parishioners. Through the years it has served and continues to serve Catholics of many ethnic backgrounds. Today it is the home in Newark of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

Two exterior photos by Adam Elmquist.

General Contractor: George Doane McCarthy

About The Building


  • John V. King

Architectural Style

  • Romanesque Revival

Fabricator(s) of Windows

  • Franz Meyer


  • 1923 - Four Bells from Baltimore
  • 1923 "Saint Augustine's Jubilee Bell" - 3,800 lbs. - "Laudate Deum Omnes Gentes!; Laudate Eum Omnes Populi!" - Psalm 116, 1 Verse. Golden Jubilee Bell, October, 1874 - October, 1924. Consecrated on Sunday, September 9th, 1923. Rev. Rudolph Huelsebusch, Pastor of St. Augustine's Church, Newark, N.J.
  • 1893 - St. Georgius - 1,627 lbs. - "ecclesia Sancti Augustini Rector: Rev. George Niedermayer, April, 1893
  • 1897 - "St. Johannes" - 900 lbs. - "Jesus! Maria! Joseph! Johannes! - "Ego Vox Clamantis in Deserto: Parate Viam Domini" Saint John, Chapter 1, Verse 23"
  • 1897 - "St. Joseph" - 500 lbs. - "Vivos Voco! Mortuos Plango!

Notable Works of Art

  • Windows by Franz Meyer of Munich Altar rail of Bottocino marble Cornerstone contains stone from Lourdes


  • 1964 - Ilario Panzironi supervised redecoration

Current Status: In use

Interior Pictures

Exterior Pictures

Year Opened: 1923


  1. Michael Santos
    Michael Santos March 26, 2021

    Got it thank you.

  2. Robert Wister
    Robert Wister March 26, 2021

    Contact Newark Archdiocesan Archives at or 973-497-4000

  3. Michael Santos
    Michael Santos March 25, 2021

    Good afternoon,
    I attended St. Augustine between 1962 to 1967. Are there any old photographs that the church/school has of old students?
    Michael Santos

  4. Robert Wister
    Robert Wister October 15, 2019

    Contact the Missionaries of charity at
    170 Sussex Ave
    Newark, NJ 07103

  5. Cynthia Adams
    Cynthia Adams October 15, 2019

    My name is Cynthia Adams. My church is having a water distribution day on Saturday, November 9th. I would like to speak to someone at your parish about possibly helping your homeless shelter or giving to its residents. Please contact me at the email below. Thanks.

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