My Friends,

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Fr. Kris

Saint of the Day

Saint Fabian

Image: Detail from Saint John the Baptist, Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian | Miguel Ximénez

Saint Fabian

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The St. Joseph Phone App is now available! Download the APP on your phone and get the latest news of the Parish as well as daily readings, bulletin, Mass schedules, Sacramental information and forms, and upcoming events at the Parish.            

Please text the following to get the APP:

SJC1 to 555888 for Apple phones

SJC2 to 555888 for Android phones

Daily Readings


Located at the corner of East Third Avenue and Walnut Street in Roselle, New Jersey the parish was founded in 1895 and has served the people of Roselle and Roselle Park ever since. The parish also has an elementary school, serving the community since 1913, providing classes from Pre-K through the 8th Grade. Our Rectory is located at 157 East Fourth Avenue, behind the church, our school is next to the church on East Third Avenue. We invite you and your family to join us because we are

More Than a Church, We are a Pilgrim People!

If you would like to join the parish please click on the Parish Registration Form box below. Follow the directions to register your family and become a part of the Saint Joseph's Roselle family!

Online Giving

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Joseph,

You can now make your recurring or one-time donations to St. Joseph online, not only from your PC or Mac, but also right from your tablet or Smartphone. By becoming a member of online givers and supporters of our parish, you also can change the method of your payment, credit card or bank account information, view your entire giving history, and edit your personal information and password.

Want to take a look? Want to help the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter? Simply click the icon above for a step-by-step walkthrough.

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Krzysztof K. Maslowski, Pastor

Rev. Luis M. Garcia, Parochial Vicar

Halina Pieklo, Parish Office Administrator 908-241-1250

Deborah Biddulph, CCD Coordinator 908-245-6560

Anthony Esposito, RCIA Coordinator 908-241-1250

John Brixie, Music Director 908-241-1250

Patrick Mullen, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560

Mass Times

Daily (Monday to Saturday) 8:00 AM
Saturday Vigil Masses:
5:00 PM, 7:00 PM in Spanish
Sundays: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12 Noon
First Friday Adoration - 8:30 AM
First Saturday Devotion - 8:30 AM
Holy Days - As Announced
Monday - Friday after 8 AM Mass
Saturday 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Mission Statement Of The Archdiocese Of Newark

Archdiocese of Newark

We, The Church in the Archdiocese of Newark, are Catholic Christians who recognize and acknowledge in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, the expression of the Father’s gift of love for all people. Empowered by the Spirit of the risen Christ, we are called, as individuals and as a community, to be living witnesses of Christ’s presence and His ongoing mission in our society. (1 John 4:9:11). Click here to go to our website.

General Info

Church Location
160 East 3rd Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey 07203

Parish Office
157 East 4th Ave.
Roselle, NJ 07203
Tel: 908-241-1250
Fax: 908-241-6311

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parish email:

Special Intention / In Memory of Your Loved One

Weekday Mass Intention    Donation $15
Weekend Mass Intention   Donation $20
Bread & Wine   Donation $25
Sanctuary Candle   Donation $25
Altar Flowers   Donation $50

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We welcome all who join us for worship and invite you to become part of our parish family. We encourage you to full and active
participation in our parish life. New members are asked to register by contacting the parish office. Registration to our parish is necessary for admission to our Religious Education program and reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance, First Eucharist, Confirmation and Matrimony, and also for anyone needing letters of sponsorship for Baptism or Confirmation. You can download Registration Form right here. 

Liturgical Year

Jan. 19 Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of Sts. Marius, Martha, Audivax and Abachum, a group of Persian martyrs of the third century who died for the faith in Rome. St. Canute was king of Denmark; he was put to death out of hatred of his faith and his zeal in working for its extension in his kingdom. He was killed in St. Alban's Church in Odense.

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Jan. 18 Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome and the commemoration of St. Prisca, virgin and martyr. The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on February 22.

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Jan. 17 Memorial of St. Anthony, abbot, Memorial

In both calendars the Church commemorates the abbot from the 3rd century. St. Anthony, the father of monks, retired to the desert at about the age of eighteen in order to live in perfect solitude. He laid the foundations of community life, and gave to his disciples that profound broad and sane instruction, the mature result of solitude and prayer, which forms the surest basis of Christian asceticism.Almighty ever-living God, who were pleased to shine forth with new light through the coming of your Only Begotten Son, grant, we pray, that, just as he was pleased to share our bodily form through the childbearing of the Virgin Mary, so we, too, may one day merit to become companions in his kingdom of grace. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.and ever.

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Bishop Barron’s Discussion with Dave Rubin and Rabbi Wolpe

In case you missed it, here is my full conversation with Dave Rubin and Rabbi David Wolpe on “The Rubin Report.” The three of us had a fascinating conversation about how to deal with grief and suffering, what it means to be happy, and why God matters in a secular age.

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Bishop Barron’s Interview with Ben Shapiro

In case you missed it on December 16, here is my full conversation with Ben Shapiro (from Daily Wire) for his “Sunday Special” show. We sat down for a thoughtful dialogue about God, culture, Judaism, and Christianity.

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Bishop Barron’s Missionary Journeys

I'm excited to share with you these recaps of our recent missionary journeys to Ireland, Scotland, and England, created by the gifted team at Spirit Juice Studios. Our missionary journeys have come to an end, but the Word on Fire movement is just getting started. Join us on a new evangelistic mission to Christify the world:

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“Birdbox” and Spiritual Warfare

The film “Birdbox,” based on a British novel of the same name, started streaming on Netflix around Christmas time. Starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich, it is a taut thriller that manages, perhaps despite itself, to shed considerable light on the parlous spiritual condition of contemporary culture.

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Talking to Some Young Jesuits About Social Justice and Evangelization

While I was in Chicago for the Christmas break, I had a wonderful meeting with around thirty young Jesuits. They were massively impressive people: smart, articulate, passionate about their work, and dedicated to the Gospel. Toward the end of our time together, one of the men posed a question that, he warned, would “put me on the spot”—and the discussion then became especially lively and illuminating.

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Spinoza, Secularism, and the Challenge of Evangelization

During this Christmas holiday, I’ve been reading Anthony Gottlieb’s breezy and enjoyable history of modern philosophy, entitled “The Dream of Enlightenment.” I found his chapter on Spinoza extremely clarifying and indeed useful as a foil for what I take to be a properly religious view of things. Answering him point by point is a good exercise for anyone who would aspire to evangelize the culture today.

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6 Conversation starters for breathing new life into your marriage

Consider these topics and questions to help refresh your marriage this year.

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Everyone needs to listen to this song dedicated to Our Lady

"I want to remind listeners that we all have a spiritual mother," said The Vigil Project's John Fynch of their new song "Oh Mother."

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The miraculous story of a Colombian church’s mysteriously carved crucifix

Pilgrims flock to Cartagena de Indias to see the striking image carved in wood more than 250 years ago by an unknown artist some say was an angel.

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Catholic World News

Italian bishops refine anti-abuse guidelines without victim input (Crux)

Francesco Zanardi, head of an Italian organization of clerical abuse victims, said, “You would think that pedophile priests don’t exist in Italy! ... 18 years after the scandals broke, the problem is still unresolved.”

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Pope, Council of Europe's leader discuss sexual abuse of minors (Council of Europe)

The human rights organization has 47 member states; the organization’s leader, Thorbjorn Jagland said he and the Pope discussed efforts to combat the sexual abuse of minors.

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The Word of God is not an ideology, Pope preaches at weekday Mass (Vatican News)

At a Mass celebrated in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae on January 17, Pope Francis warned against stubbornness of heart.

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Catholic World Report

‘Every life is worth protecting,’ President Trump, VP Pence tell March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2019 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- The March for Life again gathered myriad pro-life advocates to mark the anniversary of legalized abortion in America, and in a surprise appearance Vice President Mike [...]

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Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations

Detroit, Mich., Jan 18, 2019 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and assistant professor of theology, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices under her charge in the 1970s.

“In recent days, information came to my attention regarding inappropriate conduct over fifty years ago by Sr. Mary Finn,” Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness, the rector and president of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, said in a statement published Wednesday.

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Knights on parade: With the Knights of Columbus at the March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- Their activism has sparked controversy in recent months, after a U.S. senator called the Knights of Columbus and their pro-life work “extreme.” But the Knights of Columbus say their work in the pro-life movement is a part of their Catholic identity, and that they’re proud of their long-standing involvement in the annual March for Life  

In fact, according to Supreme Knight and CEO Carl A. Anderson, when the March for Life began in the early 1970s, the Knights of Columbus was one of the first groups to lend a hand.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Colombia: Bishops Deplore Terrorism and Violence

In Wake of Bombing at National Police School

The post Colombia: Bishops Deplore Terrorism and Violence appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Central African Bishops Charge UN Not Protecting Civilians

Note Breakdown of May Civil and Military Functions

The post Central African Bishops Charge UN Not Protecting Civilians appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope Francis Presides Over Vespers to Begin 52nd Week of Christian Unity

Theme: 'Justice and only Justice You Shall Follow'

The post Pope Francis Presides Over Vespers to Begin 52nd Week of Christian Unity appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

2018: The year in reviews

2018 was a remarkable movie year — for family films, films with religious themes, and documentaries — but it was also a year of family men who weren’t there for their families.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [video]

Chris Miller and Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Phil Lord / Do whatever Chris Miller and Phil Lord do.

Can they swing from a thread? / No they can’t, they’re Hollywood filmmakers.

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Mary Poppins Returns [video]

And so does Dick Van Dyke — but if you want the return of Julie Andrews, the movie to see is Aquaman.

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Commentary on the Culture

Beyond abortion: Responding to the deeper crisis

The day of the March for Life in Washington, DC always prompts reflection. While the grave evil of abortion is an important civilizational rallying point, the recognition that abortion is wrong does not begin to exhaust the moral crisis of our time. Our civilization was once rooted in an understanding, through both natural law and Divine Revelation, of the fundamental givenness of all that is, including our own nature, our own being. But to receive graciously requires humility. So now we find ourselves in rebellion against that givenness.

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The Catholic Faith: Are we looking for challenge or change?

I admit it: I am getting so jaded that I initially misread one of yesterday’s Catholic World News headlines: CDF, Asian bishops to discuss challenges to Catholic doctrine. I thought it said “CDF, Asian bishops to discuss CHANGES to Catholic doctrine”. Perhaps this suggests a certain accuracy in the recent Gallup report that confidence in the “honest and ethical standards” of clergy is down among American Catholics, plummeting from 61% in 2008 to 31% today.

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Love of God is known by the courage of correction, against the world

In his homily at daily Mass today, Pope Francis preached on the reading from the first Letter of John which emphasizes that whoever loves God must also love his neighbor. He contrasted genuine love with the spirit of the world, which creates division, and he offered three signs of a lack of such love:

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National Catholic Register

‘Every Life Is Worth Protecting,’ President Trump, VP Pence Tell March for Life

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — The March for Life again gathered myriads of pro-life advocates to mark the anniversary of legalized abortion in America, and in a surprise...

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Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Religious Tests for Federal Officials

By Ed Condon/CNA | WASHINGTON — The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be “unconstitutional” to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying criteria for public office....

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President Trump: Religious Liberty Is Innate to Every Human Person

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON — Religious freedom is innate and must be protected, U.S. President Donald Trump said in his proclamation for Religious Freedom Day, which was observed...

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