Father Peter Iwuala, Celebrates 10thAnniversary as a Priest

Celebration marked with special mass and reception attended by many

Belleville, NJ – A special mass attended by several hundred guests was held on Friday, August 16th at Blessed Sacrament Church in Newark to celebrate the 10th Priestly Anniversary of Father Peter Iwuala. Immediately following the Mass, a reception in Father Peter’s honor was held at Sacred Heart Church in Irvington.

Father Peter is currently Resident Priest at Blessed Sacrament-St. Charles Borromeo Church in Newark. A priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, Father Peter was first ordained on May 23, 2009.

Father Peter, a chaplain in Belleville at Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, has served as Parochial Vicar at the following Parishes: Our Lady of Peace in New Providence, St. Lucy’s Church in Newark, and Sacred Heart Parish in Bloomfield.

From Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, Father Peter earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy; and he earned a Master of Arts in Divinity and a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

About Clara Maass Medical Center
Located in Belleville, NJ, Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, provides a complete continuum of care to residents of northern New Jersey. Clara Maass recently completed state-of-the-art campus expansion project featuring a new four-story 87,000 square foot building with a private, 32-bed Intensive Care Unit, new Main Entrance and Lobby, Retail Pharmacy, Patient Registration Area and designated new space to accommodate our future Emergency Department expansion.  Clara Maass’ services include: The Cancer Center, Center for Breast Health and Disease Management, Radiation Oncology, Infusion Therapy, Cardiac Services Elective and Emergency Angioplasty and Cardiac Rehabilitation, The Pain Management Center, The Joint & Spine Institute, a Vascular Lab, The Vein Center, The Wound Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders, The Bariatric Surgery Center, Rehabilitation; Therapy Services which includes, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, The Eye Surgery Center, Maternity Services and Parent Education, Pediatrics, Center of Excellence for Latino Health, and the Health and Wellness Center.  Clara Maass has been recognized with twelve Grade ‘A’ scores for patient safety and quality by The Leapfrog Group. It is listed by the American Hospital Association as one of Healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals. In 2016-17 Clara Maass has received the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award and the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. Clara Maass received Disease Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Congestive Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Advanced Certification in Palliative Care. Clara Maass earned Clara Maass’ steadfast commitment to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves is exemplified through award winning programs including the nationally recognized HELP Volunteer program, recipient of the American Hospital Association 2017 HAVE Award, and the Wellness Assessment Van for Elders (WAVE) which was recognized as the New Jersey Hospital Association’s 2017 HRET Community Outreach Award.  For a physician referral or more information about Clara Maass, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.rwjbh.org/claramaass.