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Saint Anselm

Image: Stained glass of Saint Anselm in Chester Cathedral cloister | photo by Mum’s taxi

Saint Anselm

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Daily Readings

Gethsemane - Claire Ryann at 3 Years Old

Gethsemane - Claire Ryann at 3 Years Old


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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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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

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

Parish email:

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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

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Liturgical Year

Apr. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Anselm, bishop & doctor, Opt. Mem.

St. Anselm (1033-1109) was born in Aosta, Italy, and died in Canterbuy, England. St. Anselm's services to the Church are principally the following: First, as Archbishop of Canterbury he defended the rights and liberties of the Church against the encroachments of the English kings, who plundered the Church's lands, impeded the Archbishop's communications with the Holy See, and claimed the right to invest prelates with ring and crosier, symbols of the Church's spiritual jurisdiction. Second, as a philosopher and theologian he developed a method of reasoning which prepared the way for the great thinkers of the Middle Ages. Third, he had a great devotion to Our Lady and was the first to establish the feast of the Immaculate Conception in the West.

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Apr. 20 Monday of the Third Week of Easter (Optional Memorial of St. Beuno in Wales), Weekday

The Church in Wales is celebrating the feast of St. Beuno, one of its greatest saints. He was a wonder-worker and aristocrat, monk and master of monks, patriot, challenger of tyrants -- that was the medieval picture of the man which is reflected in his Life, and which survives, carved in stone on the fourteenth century pulpit of the Black Monks of Shrewsbury.

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Apr. 19 Thursday of the Third Week of Easter, Weekday

Historically today is the feast of St. Leo IX, a cousin of the emperor Conrad the Salie, born in Alsace, and baptized Bruno. He was made bishop of Toul in 1026 and constrained to accept the papal office in 1048. He took his spiritual adviser, Hildebrand, the future Gregory VII, to Rome and began the reform of the Roman curia. Leo combated simony, condemned Berengarius, and strove to prevent the schism between the Eastern and the Western churches then being engineered by the emperor Michael Coerularius. While at Benevento, a city belonging to the Holy See, he was taken prisoner by the Normans. He was released, but shortly after died before the high altar in St. Peter's.

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6 Amazing real-life dogs immortalized in film

Don't miss these movies in which "man's best friend" show us why we love them so.

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6 Young women in literature every girl should know

These classic great reads, starring admirable female characters, are ideal to give our daughters.

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4 Saints for 4 desperate situations, and prayers to them

These saints are powerful intercessors when you need God the most.

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Bishop Barron at YouTube's HQ

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the headquarters of both YouTube and Google, where I delivered a talk on “Religion and the Opening of the Mind.” In this brief video, I offer a few reflections on how important YouTube has been to Word on Fire in its mission of evangelization.

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Bishop Barron on Women in the Church

America magazine recently published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like, in this video, to offer a fuller response to their findings.

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Bishop Barron on the Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham, arguably the greatest Christian evangelist of the past hundred years, died last month at ninety-nine, and it’s difficult to overstate his impact and importance.

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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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A Case for Priestly Celibacy

Everything in this world—including sex, family, and worldly relationships—is good, but impermanently so. But while the non-ultimacy of worldly realities can and should be proclaimed through words, it will be believed only when people can see it. This is why, the Church is convinced, God chooses certain people to be celibate: in order to witness to a transcendent form of love.

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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

German bishops' spokesman denies report that Vatican has rejected intercommunion policy (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)

Referring to the “pastoral guide on inter-confessional marriage and common participation in the Eucharist,” Matthias Kopp said that “news that the document has been challenged by the Pope or by the Vatican departments is false.” The news site Kathnet had reported that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had rejected the policy. The president of the German bishops’ conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, will reportedly with Pope Francis to discuss the matter.

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Macron seeks Merkel's support for EU reform in Berlin talks (France 24)

L’Osservatore Romano (4/20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

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German bishops devote ecumenical pro-life week to prenatal diagnosis (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)

The initiative’s goal is “to encourage parents to accept their child unreservedly” when faced with a diagnosis of a birth defect. “Diseases and disabilities of the newborn are diagnosed without risks during pregnancy, but no mention is made of related therapeutic treatment,” said Bishop Stephan Ackermann of Trier.

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Catholic World Report

How a Catholic congressman agreed to be part of a pope documentary

Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2018 / 02:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is not shy about his Catholic faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has spoken openly about his beliefs.

Recently, he was featured on CNN’s new miniseries, Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. Fortenberry spoke to CNA about his experience with filming, and his thoughts on balancing his faith with being a public figure.

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English bishop calls for ‘new forms of witness’ by the People of Life

Portsmouth, England, Apr 16, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has encouraged Catholics, as the “people of life”, to be positive and confident in sharing the good news of life.

“There is now in society great confusion and conflict about what it means to be human, about relationships, sexuality and love, but also, most seriously, about the actual value and dignity of human life itself from conception to natural death,” Bishop Egan wrote in an April 15 pastoral letter.

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US promises $16 million to aid Venezuelan refugees

Washington D.C., Apr 16, 2018 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela deepens, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States will provide nearly $16 million in aid to Venezuelan refugees.

Pence made the a... [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Archbishop Follo: The Shepherd Good and Beautiful: True.

'With the invitation to follow Christ, good Shepherd who with love guides us to truth and freedom.'

The post Archbishop Follo: The Shepherd Good and Beautiful: True. appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Vatican Hospital is Ready to Care for Alfie Evans

Rome’s Bambino Gesu Pediactric Hospital Would Bear Expenses

The post Vatican Hospital is Ready to Care for Alfie Evans appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope’s Homily in Molfetta: We Are to Celebrate That Every Mass We Feed on Bread of Life & Word That Saves

Praising Example of Don Tonino Bello, Reminds That After Meeting the Risen One, We Cannot 'Postpone' Being Bearers of Easter Hope

The post Pope’s Homily in Molfetta: We Are to Celebrate That Every Mass We Feed on Bread of Life & Word That Saves appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

Jeannette is a dialogue, and a mutual cross-examination, not only among the main characters of the drama, and above all between man and God, but also between the poet Péguy and the filmmaker Dumont, and even between Péguy the Socialist unbeliever of 1897 and Péguy the believing Catholic of 1910.

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A Quiet Place

While A Quiet Place is a terrific film just the way it is, I can’t help wishing there were more families like this in other kinds of movies.

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Ready Player One

The sell for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a little like the sell for Jurassic Park, except instead of dinosaur shock and awe, it’s pop-culture nostalgia shock and awe.

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CNS Movie Reviews

Super Troopers 2

You Were Never Really Here

I Feel Pretty

Commentary on the Culture

Holiness, always personal and over against the world

On almost any day of the year, we will hear reports that religious leaders have urged political leaders to recognize the moral imperative to take particular positions on contested prudential issues. (Urgent appeals to oppose intrinsic evils are actually far less common, but that is not my topic today.) In today’s news, a classic example is found in this headline: Faith leaders call for urgent climate change action.

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Seven spiritual mistakes of “good Catholic parents”

A few weeks ago I wrote that the greater part of what is wrong with young people today is parents (see A Church of kids: Will the Synod on Youth get it backwards?). I also touched briefly on some key elements of sound Catholic parenting, particularly in education. But it would be wrong to give the impression that I know how to raise your children.

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The war against Africa: Ideological colonialism

I have long been convinced that those who seek political office are, as a general rule, morally unfit to rule. We could make an example of almost any historical regime to illustrate this thesis, for nearly every ruling group, whatever good it may have done, has deliberately led (not followed) those under its control and influence in ignoring one moral principle or another in pursuit of its own self-interest.

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National Catholic Register

The Little Boy With Down Syndrome Who Helped Jesus Carry His Cross

By John Clark |


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The Name of Jesus Assures Us That God Saves — and That He Is the Good Shepherd

By Dominican Sister Mary Madeline Todd | Sunday, April 22, is the Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year B). Mass Readings: Acts 4:8-12; Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29; 1 John 3:1-2;...

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Confirmation Perfects Your Baptismal Grace

By Sherry Antonetti | My eighth-grade son came to me worrying about whether he gets enough understanding to be confirmed. He’s struggled with finding a confirmation sponsor for fear of making a mistake. I explained, “You will...

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