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Saint of the Day

Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

Image: Ecstasy of Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi | Alessandro RosiSaint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi

Saint of the Day for May 24

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Daily Readings

Gethsemane - Claire Ryann at 3 Years Old

Gethsemane - Claire Ryann at 3 Years Old

ST. JOSEPH THE CARPENTER APP

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

Welcome

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!

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
Reconciliation:
Monday - Friday after 8 AM Mass
Saturday 4:00 - 4:30 PM

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
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parish email:
parishoffice@stjosephroselle.com

Special Intention / In Memory of Your Loved One

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Weekend Mass Intention   Donation $20
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Altar Flowers   Donation $50

Invitation


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

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Liturgical Year

May. 24 Thursday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time: Australia: Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians; Bl. Louis-Zepherin Moreau (Canada), Weekday

Today the Church in Australia celebrates the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians. Mary Help of Christians was adopted as patron of the new Church of Australia in 1844, at a significant time in their history. British settlement was just over fifty years old, the transportation of convicts was coming to an end, and the first elections in Australian history had been held in 1843. Issues of land, immigration and education had begun to surface and the Church was involved in these social problems. The Holy See confirmed the patronage in 1852.

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May. 23 Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

Historically today is the feast of St. Julia of Corsica, also known as Saint Julia of Carthage, and more rarely Saint Julia of Nonza, was a virgin martyr. The date of her death is most probably on or after AD 439. She, along with Saint Devota, are the patron saints of Corsica. Saint Julia was declared a patroness of Corsica by the Church on August 5, 1809; Saint Devota, on March 14, 1820. Both were martyred in pre-Christian Corsica under Roman rule.

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May. 22 Optional Memorial of Saint Rita of Cascia, religious, Opt. Mem.

After eighteen years of married life, St. Rita lost, by death, her husband and her two sons. Called afterwards to the religious state, she professed the Rule of St. Augustine at Cascia her native town, in central Italy. In a life-long and terrible malady her patience, cheerfulness, and union by prayer with almighty God, never failed her. Jesus imprinted on her brow the mark of a thorn from His crown. She died May 22, 1456, and both in life and after death has worked many miracles. This optional memorial is new to the USA liturgical calendar.

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Aleteia

Religious freedom: A human right in danger

Violent persecution because of religious belief has become a global emergency.

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5 Ways to strengthen your son’s relationship with his dad

Nothing replaces a father in a child's life -- here's how to foster that all important bond.

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“Truth suffers, but never dies.”

St Teresa of Avila

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BISHOP BARRON'S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Bishop Barron on St. Peter and Salvation

St. Peter's sermon in the fourth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles proposes a very serious challenge to the inclusiveness and non-judgmentalism that is taken for granted in our culture today. The chief of the Apostles says, “He is the stone rejected by you the builders, which has become the cornerstone. There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” Stay with how uncomfortable this is—because in a way, that’s the point.

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Bishop Barron on “A Quiet Place”

I went to see “A Quiet Place,” John Krasinski’s new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just wanted a fun evening at the movies. How wonderful when a film surprises you!

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Bishop Barron on “The Shape of Water”

The title of this year’s Best Picture winner, “The Shape of Water,” gives away the game, for the one thing that water does not have is shape. Its very essence is fluidity, formlessness, and freedom from structure. But a film that celebrates this freedom—produced by someone who, by his own admission, hates structure—is sadly emblematic, I fear, of a society that is in danger of losing its ontological balance.

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BISHOP BARRON'S ARTICLES

Michelle Wolf and the Throwaway Culture

At this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the comedian Michelle Wolf joked about "knocking around" unborn children, in order to abort them. Her shameless endorsement of abortion places her in line with Friedrich Nietzsche, who had a special contempt for the Christian values of sympathy and compassion for the vulnerable and believed all morality was relative. But if Wolf and Nietzsche are right—if good and evil are merely relative states of affairs—then there is nothing to hem in and control the tendency of cultural elites to dominate others. When objective moral values evanesce, armies of the expendable emerge.

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The Most Unexpectedly Religious Film of the Year

I went to see “A Quiet Place,” John Krasinski’s new thriller, with absolutely no anticipation of finding theological or spiritual themes. I just wanted a fun evening at the movies. How wonderful when a film surprises you!

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Paul Tillich and “The Shape of Water”

The title of this year’s Best Picture winner, “The Shape of Water,” gives away the game, for the one thing that water does not have is shape. Its very essence is fluidity, formlessness, and freedom from structure. But a film that celebrates this freedom—produced by someone who, by his own admission, hates structure—is sadly emblematic, I fear, of a society that is in danger of losing its ontological balance.

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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.

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.

Catholic World News

Report: Pope concerned that Chilean bishops may have entrusted seminaries to 'priests suspected of active homosexuality' (L'Espresso)

At the conclusion of the Pope’s meetings with Chilean bishops last week, the Vatican released a brief letter to Chile’s bishops. Il Sismografo—whose editorial director is a Chilean journalist who once worked for Vatican Radio—has published what purports to be the full text of a May 15 letter from the Pope to Chile’s bishops. In footnote 25, Pope Francis reportedly referred to “serious accusations against some bishops or superiors who are believed to have entrusted these educational institutions to priests suspected of active homosexuality.”

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Pope Francis grants indulgences for World Meeting of Families (Vatican News)

The World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin from August 21 to 26.

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Benedictine monastery celebrates 1000 years (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Anders Arborelius of Sweden as his representative to the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England.

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Catholic World Report

‘The most welcoming place’: How the Church can reach out to the LGBT community

The Church, says Daniel Mattson, must have “that welcoming message of Christ that says 'I do not have any condemnation for you, but go and [...]

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Foreign bishops respond to German intercommunion proposal

Philadelphia, Pa., May 23, 2018 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Several bishops from outside Germany have critiqued a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some limited circumstances, citing the proposal’s effects on their own local Churches.

The proposal has been championed by Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, who announced in February that the German bishops’ conference would publish a pastoral handout that allows Protestant spouses of Catholics "in individual cases" and "under certain conditions" to receive Holy Communion, provided they "affirm the Catholic faith in the Eucharist”.

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China may lift its two-child policy – here’s what that could mean

Beijing, China, May 23, 2018 / 04:29 pm (CNA).- Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of a possible law change, and the effects it would have.

According to Bloomberg, the ... [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Pope Meets with “Clericus Cup” Soccer Players at the General Audience

He Is Given the Jerseys of Two Finalist Teams

The post Pope Meets with “Clericus Cup” Soccer Players at the General Audience appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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FORUM: Archbishop Chaput on the Importance of Amendment 8

Archbishop of Philadelphia: 'From the start, Amendment 8 has been targeted by abortion-rights activists both in Ireland and abroad because it explicitly recognizes the humanity of the unborn child'

The post FORUM: Archbishop Chaput on the Importance of Amendment 8 appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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SOON TO BE CARDINAL: Iraq: Patriarch Sako’s Cardinalate Is “a Stimulus to Hope”

An Encouragement to Go Forward in the Country’s Reconciliation

The post SOON TO BE CARDINAL: Iraq: Patriarch Sako’s Cardinalate Is “a Stimulus to Hope” appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Wim Wenders, whose eclectic career has embraced arthouse dramas, documentaries, music videos and concert films, approaches the subject of his latest nonfiction film from an unusual perspective: the significance of an unprecedented papal name.

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Avengers: Infinity War

Six years ago I described The Avengers as “awesomeness squared”; Infinity War strives with all its might for awesomeness cubed and even tesseracted. It wants to leave you texting your friends “MIND. BLOWN.” It might succeed — but there’s a catch.

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The Devil and Father Amorth

I am only a permanent deacon and a film critic, not a priest and certainly not an exorcist, but if Cristina’s voice hasn’t been digitally tweaked, for my money the devil needs a new sound design team.

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CNS Movie Reviews

Deadpool 2

Book Club

First Reformed

Commentary on the Culture

God made you like that, and I do not care.

In today’s news story about a sex abuse victim’s understanding of the personal counsel of Pope Francis (Chilean abuse victim: Pope said I should be happy as a homosexual), we have Juan Carlos Cruz quoting the pontiff as saying: “God made you like that and he loves you like that and I do not care.” I do not intend to argue that this is what Pope Francis actually said, nor to clarify what Pope Francis must have meant if he said it. We cannot know either of these things.

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Crosses on public buildings: Yes or No?

I would not single out this issue, since it comes from a correspondent I had already mentioned, except that in this case we have a good question. In response to our story on the German State of Bavaria’s decision to put crosses on public buildings, we received an email stating categorically: “I am a proud Catholic, but crosses DO NOT belong on public buildings anywhere.”

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Authentic religion: Not what we want, what God has revealed

In my recent foray into weird emails (Mercy vs. Truth: The mark of hypocrisy), I said I wanted to illustrate “the most important problem with religious belief in the modern West”, which is that “people very frequently make up their own religion to suit their own predilections”. Just in case you don’t believe me, I have another stellar example for you.

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National Catholic Register

The Dark Secret of St. Mary’s Col., Animals Do Go to Heaven, Saints Who Were Doctors and More!

By Tito Edwards | The Dark Secret of Saint Mary’s College - Kate Arenchild, First Things+++

Animals Do Go to Heaven – Edward Monti, Catholic Stand 

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Archbishop Gomez: ‘Take Mary Into Your Homes, Into Your Lives and Into Your Hearts’

By CNA/EWTN News | LOS ANGELES — The archbishop of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to love the Blessed Virgin Mary as their mother during a Mass commemorating a newly proclaimed Catholic feast day.

“Jesus...

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Why Is Mexico the Deadliest Place to Be a Priest?

By Kathleen Naab | On April 19, 2018, a 50-year-old priest walking into church to celebrate a 6:30pm Mass was stabbed to death.

On April 20, 2018, a 33-year-old priest hearing confessions was attacked...

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