Graduation 2023

Dear Class of 2023 Families,


Welcome to the 2023 Graduation pages. In order to provide our families with important information regarding the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement exercises, we have provided these pages for your review. Our administrative team is available to answer any questions you may have.


Please note: No tickets are required for admission to the Basilica for the Baccalaureate Mass or Graduation.


Melinda A. Hanlon



June 2, 2023
10:00 a.m.


Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
89 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ 07104


No tickets required. 

Graduation Information


  • The Baccalaureate Mass will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Graduation will immediately follow mass.
  • Seniors must arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.
  • Seniors must be dressed in cap and gown upon arrival.
  • No tickets are required for entry.
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is wheelchair accessible.

Senior Awards Ceremony 


  • The event will take place on Thursday, June 1st and will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
  • Seniors are to be accompanied by their parents
  • Each family will receive four tickets. Graduates do not need a ticket. Please remember to bring your tickets with you.
  • Tickets will be distributed to students at graduation practice.