Bishop Robert Barron

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Saint Albert the Great

Image: Saint Albert the Great | Vincenzo Onofri | photo by sailko

Saint Albert the Great

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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

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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

Nov. 15 Optional Memorial of St. Albert the Great, bishop, confessor and doctor, Opt. Mem.

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Albert the Great, son of a German nobleman, who was studying at Padua when the Master General of the Dominicans, Jordan of Saxony, succeeded in attracting him to that Order. He was to become one of its greatest glories. After taking his degrees at the University of Paris he taught philosophy and theology at Paris and then in Cologne. St. Thomas Aquinas was among his pupils. His knowledge was encyclopedic. In 1260 he was named Bishop of Ratisbon and devoted himself zealously to the duties of his office. But soon resigned in order to continue his teaching and research. St. Albert died in Cologne on November 15, 1280.

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Nov. 14 Wednesday of the Thirty-Second 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. Josephat, a Catholic of the Ruthenian rite. He was an apostle of the return of the Orthodox schismatics to the Church of Rome. At the age of twenty he became a Basilian monk, and while still young was made superior of his monastery, then archimandrite of Vilna and finally Archbishop of Polotsk. The young Archbishop's zeal for the cause of the "uniates" aroused the hatred of the schismatics, and he was murdered by a mob at Vitebsk in 1623 at the age of forty-three. His prayer contained the conversion of his murderers. He is one of the patrons of Poland. His feast in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated on November 12.

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Nov. 13 Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin (USA), Memorial

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. She is the first American citizen to be canonized. December 22 is her feast day in the Extraordinary Rite.

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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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Stephen Hawking: Great Scientist, Lousy Theologian

“Is There a God?” This is the title of the first chapter of Stephen Hawking’s final book, “Brief Answers to the Big Questions.” To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention to Hawking’s musings on the subject the last several years, his answer is no. The problem is that one can be exceptionally intelligent in one arena of thought and actually quite naïve in another. This, I’m afraid, is the case with Stephen Hawking, who, though uniquely well-versed in his chosen field, makes a number of blunders when he wanders into the domains of philosophy and religion.

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Stephen Hawking: Gran Científico, Terrible Teólogo

¿Existe Dios? Este es el título del primer capítulo del libro final de Stephen Hawking, “Breves respuestas a las grandes preguntas.” Su respuesta—que no puede sorprender a nadie que haya estado al tanto de las reflexiones de Hawking al respecto los últimos años—es que no. El problema es que uno puede ser excepcionalmente inteligente en un campo del pensamiento y bastante ingenuo en otro. Me temo que este es el caso con Stephen Hawking quien, aunque es excepcionalmente bien versado en su especialidad, mete la pata cuando se aventura en los dominios de la filosofía y la religión.

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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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Struggling with a life-altering decision? Try a “premortem”

This method could replace your pros and cons list for good.

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The Church gives fruits “without fuss,” says Pope Francis

Good news and martyrs doesn't make the news, and the Bride of Christ is oriented to silence, not sounding trumpets like the Pharisees

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Vatican takes on growing problem of addiction with 1st conference

Including video game addiction in plan of discussion

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Catholic World News

Christians investigated for 'forced conversions' in Uttar Pradesh (AsiaNews)

The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (map) is 80% Hindu and 19% Muslim; only 0.2% of its population is Christian.

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FBI: 73 anti-Catholic hate crimes in 2017 (FBI)

Click here for links to different sections of the FBI’s report.

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In China, 4 underground priests subjected to 'brainwashing' for over a month (AsiaNews)

The four were taken into custody by police because they refused to join the government-run Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.

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Catholic World Report

Vatican, US bishops face class-action lawsuit from victims of clergy sex abuse

Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2018 / 02:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops' conference and the Holy See face a class action lawsuit filed by six men who claim they were sexually abused by Catholic clergy during their childhoods. They are seeking financial damages as well as public contrition and reparation from the Church.

The 80-page suit filed Nov. 13 claims that the Vatican and the bishops knew about - and covered up for - the “endemic, systemic, rampant, and pervasive rape and sexual abuse” of the plaintiffs and others at the hands of active members of the clergy, religious orders, and other Church representatives.

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Missouri bishops go against the grain in pointed letter to USCCB

The statement by all five bishops in Missouri is direct and blunt. So is their cover letter to Timothy L. Doherty. Doherty, bishop of Lafayette in Indiana, is the chairman of the U.S. Conference of [...]

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Celebrations begin for 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile, Nov 15, 2018 / 10:56 am (ACI Prensa).- A Eucharistic procession through the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas launched the 500th anniversary commemorations of the first Mass celebrated in Chile.

Friar Pedro de Valderrama, the chapla... [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

US: Cardinal Ends Bishops Assembly with Hope Grounded in Christ

'Brothers, I opened the meeting expressing some disappointment. I end it with hope.'

The post US: Cardinal Ends Bishops Assembly with Hope Grounded in Christ appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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President of the PMS: Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019

Extraordinary Occasion to Renew the Proclamation of the Gospel

The post President of the PMS: Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope Francis’ Letter to Fr. Lombardi Supporting the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation (Full Text)

'I hope that the high-level academic Symposium that is about to be held, drawing inspiration from the thought and magisterium of our beloved Pope Emeritus, will be able to contribute with courage and profundity to enlighten a fundamental problem for the protection of the dignity of the human person and his integral development'

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Decent Films

The Grinch

Replacing Karloff-ian malice and spite / Cumberbatch-ian grousing makes this one Grinch-lite. / It’s a kinder and gentler tale than we’ve seen / Of course he’s not nice, but this Grinch is less mean.

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Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

Gosnell is subtitled The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (echoing the similar subtitle of the book by producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney) — but notorious abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell isn’t the only one on trial here.

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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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Commentary on the Culture

The problem with “human dignity” as a moral argument

Pope Francis’ revision to the Catechism on the death penalty says, among other things, that “there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the human person is not lost even after the commission of very serious crimes” and that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”. Earlier, Pope John Paul’s initial revision to the Catechism had said that public authority should limit itself to “bloodless means”, if they are sufficient to protect human safety, “because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.”

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A modern lamentation, or jeremiad, on Church governance

When I am not lamenting how tough it is to raise funds for (which is all too frequent this time of year), I’m lamenting the governance of the Catholic Church. As Hilaire Belloc told the Anglican bishop William Temple, it is a sign of the Church’s divine character that “no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight.”

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Send The Smoke of Satan to your bishop. Really. Do it.

Phil Lawler’s new book, The Smoke of Satan, is more than a superb analysis of what has gone wrong in the Church that has led to our current crisis. It also gives you something simple you can do all by yourself to help right the barque of Peter. And you really should take advantage of that. The subtitle of the book explains why: “How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful...and What Can Be Done About It”.

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National Catholic Register

Would Jesus Recognize Catholic Worship?

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker | You’ve seen pictures of splendid traditional Catholic worship. The clergy and servers are robed, the incense is billowing, the church building is magnificent. Would Jesus recognize such worship?


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Blowing the Whistle on Mishandling Diocesan Sex Abuse

By Peter Jesserer Smith | A lifelong, devout Catholic from Buffalo, Siobhan O’Connor found herself living a disciple’s dream: working with her bishop to help build up Christ’s Church in their diocese. Three years later, having...

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Reasons for the Sunday Mass Obligation

By Dave Armstrong | It seems to me that most serious Catholics are not going to Mass every Sunday in abject fear of mortal sin or losing their salvation (i.e., as their primary or main reason), but rather, because they love it;...

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