Pastor Rick Warren

Worship Generation

"In today’s society, 
materialism is idolized,
immorality is glamorized, 
truth is minimized, 
sin is normalized, 
divorce is rationalized, 
and abortion is legalized.

In TV and movies, 
crime is legitimized, 
drug use is minimized, 
comedy is vulgarized, 
sex is trivialized,
the Bible is fictionalized,
churches are satirized, 
God is marginalized, 
and Christians are demonized.
The elderly are dehumanized,
the sick are euthanized, 
the poor are victimized, 
the mentally ill are ostracized,
immigrants are stigmatized, 
and children are tranquilized.

In families around the world, 
our manners are uncivilized,
speech is vulgarized,
faith is secularized, 
and everything is commercialized.

“Unfortunately, Christians, you and I
are often disorganized and demoralized, 
our faith is compartmentalized,
and our witness it compromised.

So what do we need? 
We need to revitalize our worship, 
minimize our differences,
mobilize our members, 
and evangelize the lost, 
and we need to re-energize our families."

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron’s Missionary Journey to England



Saint of the Day

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Image: Detail | Saint Ignatius with Madonna and Child | Lorenzo Lotto

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

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Parish Bulletin

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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!

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Online Giving

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Joseph,

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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

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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

Oct. 17 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr, Memorial

St. Ignatius is one of the great bishops of the early Church. He was the successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Antioch. He was condemned to death by wild beasts during the Emperor Trajan's persecution. On his way to Rome, he wrote seven magnificent letters, which we still have today, concerning the Person of Christ, his love for Christ, his desire for martyrdom and on the constitution of the Church and Christian life. His sentiments before his approaching martyrdom are summed in his word in the Communion antiphon, "I am the wheat of Christ, ground by the teeth of beasts to become pure bread."

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Oct. 16 Optional Memorial of St. Hedwig, religious; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin; St. Marguerite d'Youville (Canada), Opt. Mem.

Hedwig (1174-1243), the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, was married at an early age to Henry, Duke of Silesia. After their six children had been born, they both strove to advance in sanctity and to enrich Silesia and Poland with monasteries, hospitals, and leper asylums. When Henry died in 1238, Hedwig took the habit of the Cistercian nuns at Trebnitz (where one of her daughters was the abbess), but retained the administration of her property so that she could give personal relief to the suffering.

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Oct. 15 Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, virgin and doctor, Memorial

St. Teresa (1515-1582) was born in Avila and died in Alba, Spain. When only a child of seven, she ran away from home in the hope of being martyred by the Moors; in this way, she said she could come to see God. At the age of eighteen she joined the Carmelite Order and chose Christ as her heavenly Spouse. With the help of St. John of the Cross she reformed most of the Carmelite convents and founded new ones. She reached the highest degree of prayer and through prayer obtained such knowledge of divine things that in 1970 Pope Paul VI named her the first woman Doctor of the Church.

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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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Why Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)

Friends, in light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to fight—not violently, with the weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit. We need you.

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Bishop Barron Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Bishop Barron's thoughts on the McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Viganò.

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A New Apologetics: Bishop Barron’s Youth Synod Intervention

Today, Bishop Barron offered the following intervention at the Vatican during the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. For more Synod content from Bishop Barron, visit, where you'll find behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, commentaries, and more.

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Una nueva apologética: la intervención del obispo Barron en el sínodo sobre los jóvenes

Hoy, el obispo Barron ofreció la siguiente intervención en el Vaticano durante el Sínodo de 2018 sobre los jóvenes, la fe y el discernimiento vocacional. Para obtener más contenido del obispo Barron durante el Sínodo, visite, donde encontrará videos detrás de escena, entrevistas, comentarios y más.

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Tintoretto and the Reform of the Church

At the close of a long session of walking and musing through the National Gallery of Art, I was drawn by an empty and comfortable-looking couch situated at the end of one of the galleries. Plopping down to rest, I looked up at the picture right in front of me, which was Tintoretto’s depiction of Christ at the Sea of Galilee. The drama at the center of the composition is the Apostles’ boat, buffeted by choppy waves, and St. Peter taking a gingerly, tentative step onto the bounding main at the invitation of the Lord who beckons to him. My seated posture conduced toward contemplation, and I spent a good deal of time with this painting, first admiring the obvious technical skill of the painter, especially in the rendering of the water, but eventually moving to a deeper perception of its spiritual theme, of particular resonance today.

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Brother Isaiah’s “Love Song for the Bride” is balm for a wounded Church

The timely song is part of the Franciscan Friar of the Renewal's new album, 'Poco a Poco.'

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Why your kids need to hear you reminisce about your childhood

These memories are more powerful than you think -- for everyone.

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You can visit the monastery where St. Benedict’s cave is

The founder of the Benedictine order of monks spent three years in solitude on a cliff high in the mountains.

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Catholic World News

Some nuns press for women's vote at Synod (AP)

A religious sister participating in the Synod said, “I believe that in future synods—I will not say the very next synod—but in future synods we will probably see a change as to who votes.”

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$1.2M settlement for former Atlanta fire chief, dismissed for writing Bible study criticizing homosexual acts (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Kelvin Cochran, who served as US Fire Administrator during President Barack Obama’s first term, was dismissed from his position as Atlanta’s fire chief in 2015 after he criticized homosexual acts in a men’s Bible study book on marriage.

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Synod press brief: homosexuality, refugees, openness to change (Vatican News)

The heads of the Jesuit, Dominican, and Conventual Franciscan orders addressed the press on October 15, as did Ms. Silvia Teresa Retamales Morales, a Chilean youth who “said that young people say that the Church should not discriminate against minorities—especially people of different sexual orientations.”

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Catholic World Report

John Paul II, youth minister

Pole that he was, Karol Wojtyla had a well-developed sense of historical irony. So from his present position in the Communion of Saints, he might be struck by the ironic fact that the Synod on [...]

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In fight against hunger, Pope says ‘beautiful words’ must lead to collective action

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Feeding the hungry requires combined action and political will to provide real help for the poor, Pope Francis has said.


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‘We need to show young people what holiness looks like’ Gomez tells synod

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Young people should look to the “saints of our times,” as models of holiness, Archbishop José Gomez told the Synod of Bishops on Tuesday. The Archbishop of Los Angeles highlighted the exa... [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

General Audience: Pope Reminds How Precious Every Life Is in God’s Eyes

"We learn that there are other ways of 'killing' a person: anger, insult, scorn and indifference towards others can kill, perhaps not their physical bodies, but rather the unseen spirit within them"

The post General Audience: Pope Reminds How Precious Every Life Is in God’s Eyes appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Synod2018: Testimony of Percival Holt, Indian Catholic Youth Movement

'Youth are like fire. We flame, we bring light, give warmth but are also under the threat of getting extinguished.'

The post Synod2018: Testimony of Percival Holt, Indian Catholic Youth Movement appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Egypt: Pope Receives Grand Imam of Muslim al-Azhar Mosque

Prof. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyib

The post Egypt: Pope Receives Grand Imam of Muslim al-Azhar Mosque appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

First Man

First Man is Damien Chazelle’s third film in a row about special individuals whose quest to achieve great things is linked to emotional isolation from others.

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Operation Finale

It was the experience of reporting in Jerusalem on the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial for The New Yorker that led the philosopher Hannah Arendt to coin her famous phrase “the banality of evil.”

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The Darkest Minds [video]

The Hunger Games’ Rue is now Ruby: Amandla Stenberg takes the spotlight in another YA dystopia that runs its race, but doesn’t diverge enough from its peers to leave anyone hungry for whatever comes next.

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Commentary on the Culture

The secularization of Christ: A case study

Yesterday, in my seismographic essay on the Youth Synod, I argued that the crisis of the Church today was rooted in the secularization of Catholicism, that is, the secularization of the message of Christ in ways that please our dominant culture. “This is why,” I wrote, “so many Churchmen today find their moral high ground in the purification of the environment rather than in the purification of our bodies. Or in blaming sinful institutions rather than correcting sinful persons.”

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Measuring the Synod on Youth: Whose seismograph?

The Synod on Youth is destined to become a microcosm of the battle between Catholics who are rich in faith and those who have become secularized. Some readers bridle when I say things like this, but while secular attitudes affect all of us to some degree, the crisis of the Church in our time—that is, the chief problem which demands renewal—is that the institutional apparatus of the Church is so deeply infected by secular values.

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Bias in Artificial Intelligence? The irreplaceable riddle of man.

Because I run a website and depend on computers, I keep up with basic technology news. That’s how I know, for example, that so-called “smart” watches have provided data to help convict killers (see Fitbit Data Ties 90-Year-Old Man to Murder). A man visited his daughter-in-law and reported that she was fine when he left. But the woman’s FitBit data, combined with neighborhood video surveillance, proved that her heart rate had escalated dramatically, and then completely stopped, while his car was still parked outside her home.

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National Catholic Register

The Bishops That Never See Their Dioceses, Does a Rainbow Flag Belong in a Church, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | The Bishops Who’ve Never Seen Their Dioceses - Ned Donovan, Catholic Herald+++

Ten Tips to Conquer the Sin of Envy – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange

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On Meeting Pro-Life Pioneer and Catholic Historian Jack Scarisbrick

By K.V. Turley | There is never an easy time to start a pro-life charity.

For Dr. Jack Scarisbrick and his wife, Nuala, however, the passing of the British 1967 Abortion Act was the moment when they knew they had to do...

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Young Iraqi to Dismayed Catholics: Be Encouraged by the Example of Iraqi Martyrs

By Edward Pentin | The testimony given to the Youth Synod last week by Safa Al Alqoshy of Baghdad, Iraq, received the “most sustained applause” of any speaker so far, according to Bishop Robert Barron, one of the U.S. synod...

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