Newark – Immaculate Heart of Mary

By | April 15, 2012

The old church was originally the South Baptist Church, then the Fifth Baptist Church. It was built by German immigrants in 1858.

In 1928 it became St. Joseph’s Church to serve a growing Spanish (Galician) and Portuguese population. In 1965, the name of the parish was changed to Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The layout of the church is a spread cruciform with a half-circle at the front that serves as the sanctuary. All the pews are angled to face the central altar. The entry is a Spanish-style portico, a triple arch trimmed in limestone. Above the portico there is a limestone tower that incorporates a mosaic of the church’s patron, the immaculate Heart of Mary

Of great interest are the “catacombs” under the former St. Joseph’s Church.



Immaculate Heart of Mary Building History

1966 -
  • Architect: Gerald Oakley
  • Architectural Style: Modern
  • Architectural Style: Postmodern
  • Current Status: In use
Interior Images
Exterior Images
Center map
Get Directions


Robert Wister on April 11, 2020 at 5:39 pm.

Sorry, but I don’t know.

William Noviello on April 11, 2020 at 5:33 pm.

What are the names of the saints inside the church? Thank you

Leave Your Comment

Your email will not be published or shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>