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Saint of the Day

Saint John of Capistrano

Image: Saint John Capistrano | Stained glass window in the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. | photo by Lawrence OP

Saint John of Capistrano

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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
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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. 23 Optional Memorial of St. John of Capistrano, priest, Opt. Mem.

John was a native of Capistrano, in Italy. He became a Franciscan and was one of the great organizers of the struggle against the Mohammedans in the 15th century, when they threatened to overrun the whole of Europe. Mohammed II had taken Constantinope and was already marching against Belgrade, when Pope Callixtus III called St. John to preach the crusade; assisted by the Hungarian John Hunyadi, he gathered a strong Christian army, which defeated the Turks in the great battle of Belgrade (1453). He died in 1456.

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Oct. 22 Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Opt. Mem.

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion of the optional memorial of St. John Paul II in the proper calendar of the dioceses of the United States for today.

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Oct. 21 Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

And James and John, the sons of Zeb'edee, came forward to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you." And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" (Mk 10:35-38).

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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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Mystic, stigmatist, visionary, and victim of the demonic: Meet Blessed Maria Bolognesi

She died in 1980, a modern-day witness of Christ's love for souls.

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Surely this must be the brother of the year? (VIDEO)

Take 30 seconds to enjoy sibling love at its best.

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The best cure for anxiety: The “surrender prayer”

Jesus tells a soul: "Why are you upset and agitated? Leave your cares to Me and all will be fine."

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Catholic World News

Pope, at weekday Mass, contrasts leaven of the Pharisees, Holy Spirit (Vatican News)

On October 19, Pope Francis preached on Ephesians 1:11-14 and Luke 12:1-7, the readings of the day.

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Synod groups issue reports on 3rd part of working document (Vatican Press Office)

Fourteen groups—four of which conducted discussions in English, three in French, three in Italian, two in Spanish, one in German, and one in Portuguese—commented on the third part of the instrumentum laboris (working document). Click here and here for the groups’ reports on the first and second parts of the working document.

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'Dumbed-down Catholicism' has been 'pastoral disaster,' Bishop Barron says at Synod (Vatican News)

The Los Angeles auxiliary bishop said that the testimony of persecuted Christian youth at the Synod has helped other participants “to get us out of our first-world preoccupations.”

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Catholic World Report

Archbishop Stankevics of Riga: “Let us move the accent from sociological issues to faith”

After welcoming Pope Francis in Latvia some weeks ago, the Archbishop of Riga, Zbignevs Stankevics, is taking part in the Synod in Rome focused on “young people, the faith and vocational discernment”. In this recent conversation [...]

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Viganó’s critics and the end of history

There has been much commentary on Archbishop Carlo Viganó’s recent bombshell letters, including from many who have strongly criticized both Archbishop Viganó’s motives and the contents of his testimonies. My interest here is to draw [...]

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U.S. attorney for D.C. announces federal hotline for victims of clergy sex abuse

Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2018 / 04:40 pm (CNA).- Following the launch of a federal investigation into several Catholic dioceses last week, federal prosecutor Jessie K. Liu has announced the opening of a hotline for victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the District of Columbia.

The hotline, announced Monday, is being launched in collaboration with the Superior Court Division’s Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section and the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Relics of the True Cross

Guidelines for Exposition and Blessing

The post Relics of the True Cross appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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India: First National Youth Conference Hears Pope’s Message

'Make Your Lives Fruitful'

The post India: First National Youth Conference Hears Pope’s Message appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Archbishop Auza Statement at UN on Nuclear Disarmament

'A nuclear war would be a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.'

The post Archbishop Auza Statement at UN on Nuclear Disarmament appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

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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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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CNS Movie Reviews

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

Bishop McElroy Defends Himself in San Diego, Archbishop Coleridge Unsure if Jesus is King, and More!

By Tito Edwards | Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego Defends Himself at a “Listening Session” - California Catholic Daily+++

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane is Unsure if Jesus is King –  Archbishop...

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Asia Bibi Appeal, A Mom Speaks at a School Board Meeting over LGBT Indoctrination, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | Asia Bibi Death Sentence Appeal: Pakistani Christians Call for a Day of Fasting & Prayer - David V. Barrett, Catholic Herald+++

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick Lives in Comfort Near a...

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To Serve God and Spouse Out of Love

By John Grondelski | The themes of humility and service have been prominent in the Gospels for the past several weeks. Just recently, we read three Sunday Gospels about children: how we should be like them, not scandalize them,...

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