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

Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

Image: Saint Andrew Kim Taegon and Companions | CNS PhotoSaints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

Saint of the Day for September 20

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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

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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
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Liturgical Year

Sep. 20 Memorial of St. Andrew Kim, priest and martyr, St. Paul Chong, martyr, and Companions, martyrs, Memorial

During the 17th century the Christian faith was brought to Korea through the zeal of lay persons. From the very beginning these Christians suffered terrible persecutions and many suffered martyrdom during the 19th century. Today's feast honors a group of 103 martyrs. Notable of these were Andrew Kim Taegon, the first Korean priest, and the lay apostle, Paul Chong Hasang. Also among the Korean martyrs were three bishops and seven priests, but for the most part they were heroic laity, men and women, married and single of all ages. They were canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 6, 1984.

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Sep. 19 Optional Memorial of St. Januarius, bishop & martyr, Opt. Mem.

Little is known about St. Januarius. He was Bishop of Benevento in Campania. He died near Naples, about the year 305, martyred under the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Around the year 400 the relics of St. Januarius were moved to Naples, which honors Januarius as a patron saint. He supposedly protected Naples from a threatened eruption of the volcano Mt. Vesuvius. The "miracle of Januarius" has world-wide fame. At least three times a year--on his feast day, December 16 and the first Sunday of May--the sealed vial with congealed blood of the saint liquifies, froths and bubbles up. This miraculous event has occurred every year, with rare exceptions. Popular tradition holds that the liquefaction is a sign that the year will be preserved from disasters. (In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the blood did not bubble up.)

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Sep. 18 Tuesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was born at Cupertino, Italy, and died in Osimo. He was of lowly origin and had little formal education. In his youth he was employed as an apprentice to a shoemaker. He joined the Conventual Franciscans as a lay brother but was later ordained a priest. He was noted for his great austerities, his angelic purity, his great devotion to Our Lady and especially for his ardent love of God. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is his feast.

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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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The Pivotal Players: Flannery O’Connor (Behind the Scenes)

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes video commentaries and updates from the filming of the Flannery O’Connor episode of The Pivotal Players!

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The Pivotal Players: Fulton Sheen (Behind the Scenes)

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes video commentaries and updates from the filming of the Fulton Sheen episode of “The Pivotal Players”!

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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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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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¿Por Qué Seguir Siendo Católico? (A Pesar De Tanto Escándalo)

Amigos, a la luz de los recientes escándalos, sé que muchas personas se preguntan si deberían permanecer en la Iglesia Católica. Y lo entiendo totalmente; la indignación está justificada. Pero en este momento de crisis, te ruego que no huyas, sino que luches—no violentamente, con las armas del mundo, sino con las armas del Espíritu. Te necesitamos.

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Former Australian governor-general, a lifelong atheist, becomes Catholic

Bill Hayden attributes reversal to the Christian example of a nun working in healthcare.

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No end in sight for the exodus from Venezuela

It's estimated that at least 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country.

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Creative grandma makes items for homeless from plastic bags

She's using waste to create something that help others.

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Catholic World News

Brooklyn diocese reaches record $27.5M settlement with 4 victims of abuse (NBC News)

When they were teenage boys, the plaintiffs were abused by a layman who was his parish’s director of religious education.

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Vatican newspaper highlights: Syria, general audience, carbon dioxide emissions, Kenyan hospital (CWN)

L’Osservatore Romano (September 20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to the following stories:

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Pope reflects on 'Honor your father and mother' (Zenit)

In recent months, Pope Francis has devoted his Wednesday general audiences to the Sacrament of Baptism (April 11-May 16), the Sacrament of Confirmation (May 23-June 6), and the Commandments (beginning June 13). The September 19 audience, devoted to the Fourth Commandment, took place in St. Peter’s Square (video).

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Catholic World Report

Commentary: Getting to forgiveness

Denver, Colo., Sep 19, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).-

I have spent most of this summer angry with Christ’s Church.

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Bishop Cozzens: The light shines in the darkness

St. Paul, Minn., Sep 19, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a column in The Catholic Spirit last week, Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Saint Paul and Minneapolis reflected on the light being shone on sins committed by members of the Church, and God's ability to bring good out of evil.

“As the psalms teach us, we should not be afraid to acknowledge our deep feelings to God in prayer,” Bishop Cozzens wrote Sept. 13. “Acknowledging our feelings is the first step to bringing them into the light of God, so we can begin to see with his eyes. As we keep praying, we will begin to see how God is bringing good. We will receive from God his way of seeing.”

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USCCB admits “great harm” caused by “some bishops”; outlines steps to address crisis

The bishops, for the first time, frankly acknowledge that there is a general corrosion of moral culture within the ranks of the Church’s clerical and [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Pope has Visit from Pop Star Bono

U2 Lead Singer Supports Scholas

The post Pope has Visit from Pop Star Bono appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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US Bishops Concerned About Government’s Refugee Limits

Government Sets Limit of 30,000 for 2019

The post US Bishops Concerned About Government’s Refugee Limits appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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US Bishops Announce Actions to Address Abuse Crisis

Want Full Investigation of Situation Around Archbishop Theodore McCarrick

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Decent Films

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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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [video]

The superhero movie to end all superhero movies? Or every superhero movie at once?

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CNS Movie Reviews

Commentary on the Culture

Msgr. John Sanders, the priest who played with Duke Ellington

Earlier this week, I made a visit to Our Lady Queen of the Clergy Retirement Home in Stamford, CT to interview Msgr. John Sanders, who played with Duke Ellington for five years and then became a Catholic priest.

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The surpassing relevance of Mary’s Jewish roots

Brant Pitre just won’t quit, and we should be grateful. Image Books (Random House) has just sent me an uncorrected proof of the fourth in his series of books exploring the Jewish understanding of key Messianic texts at the time of Christ. The purpose of the books is to shed greater light on the central mysteries of the Catholic Faith. Pitre typically reviews the Jewish understanding of key Scriptural passages and episodes to explain the details of the Church’s Faith, details which resonate deeply with important themes, images, and prophecies under the Old Covenant.

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The Wisdom of Solomon: Written for the 21st century?

Although I jumped into the Book of Sirach briefly to make a point about the abuse crisis, my intermittent series on the books of the Bible saw its last installment—on the Song of Solomon—back in July. It is time now for the Wisdom of Solomon, usually referred to simply as Wisdom.

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National Catholic Register

The Smoke of Satan in the Catholic Church, 10 Way to Fall in Love With the Eucharist, and More!

By Tito Edwards | The Smoke of Satan in the Catholic Church - Taylor Marshall Ph.D.,

10 Way to Fall in Love With the Eucharist – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange

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There’s Only One Way Out from Here

By Matthew Archbold | The Church in America is in crisis. The lowest of lows. But I believe it's going to get worse. A lot, lot, lot, lot worse.

We just had the Pennsylvania attorney general's report show credible allegations...

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Become a Catholic Community Organizer

By Jennifer Roback Morse | The continuing revelations about clergy sex abuse and cover-up have shaken faithful Catholics everywhere. Many people feel powerless to do anything constructive. At the...

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