It is with deep sadness that we inform you that John Brixie, Music Director of St. Joseph the Carpenter Church died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. We express our parish’s condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife Rosalind and family. Viewing at Dooley Funeral Home in Cranford, NJ on Monday, February 25th from 4:00PM—8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Saint Theresa's Church, in Kenilworth. John Brixie

“Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within us, forever in our hearts.” Unknown


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Chair of Saint Peter

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“The release of names of clergy with a credible allegation(s) of sexual abuse of a minor is part of our ongoing commitment to be transparent to help bring healing to the victims and to help restore trust in the leadership of Catholic Church. Additionally, the disclosure of the names is part of our ongoing commitment to protect our children and to ensure safe environments for minors.

The list is the result of an extensive review of the Archdiocese’s records by an Archdiocesan review team and outside legal counsel to identify allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese dating back to 1940. The disclosure of this list of names is not an endpoint in our process – it is a beginning.

We express genuine sorrow and regret to the victims who put their trust in a member of the Church only to have that trust so profoundly betrayed.

We must protect our children, first, foremost, and always.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., February 13, 2019

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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!

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.

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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

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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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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.


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

Feb. 22 Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle, Feast

This feast brings to mind the mission of teacher and pastor conferred by Christ on Peter, and continued in an unbroken line down to the present Pope. We celebrate the unity of the Church, founded upon the Apostle, and renew our assent to the Magisterium of the Roman Pontiff, extended both to truths which are solemnly defined ex cathedra, and to all the acts of the ordinary Magisterium.

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Feb. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor, Opt. Mem.

St. Peter Damian, a man of vehemence in all his actions who was brought up in the hard school of poverty, found that he had the vocation of a reformer. He exercised it in the first place against himself as one of the hermits of Fontavellana in about 1035, but he did not remain for long hidden in his cell: his colleagues soon made him their abbot (1043). In 1057, Stephen IX made him Cardinal Bishop of Ostia. By his preaching and writings he was one of the valuable collaborators of the eleventh century popes in their great work of reform. Pope Leo XII declared him a Doctor of the Church in 1823. His feast is celebrated on February 23 according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

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Feb. 20 Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto (Portugal), Weekday

Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The brother and sister who tended to their families' sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields of Fatima, witnessed the apparitions of Mary, now commonly known as Our Lady of Fatima. Pope John Paul II beatified Francisco and Jacinta May 13, 2000, on the 83rd anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. Both under 12 years old, they were the youngest non-martyrs to be beatified in the history of the Church.

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Bishop Barron on Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris

Over the Christmas break, I spent a fair amount of time binge-watching Jordan Peterson videos. Of the many Peterson videos, the ones that intrigued me the most featured his dialogues with Sam Harris, one of the “four horsemen of the new atheism” and perhaps the most strident critic of religion on the scene today.

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Bishop Barron on “Bird Box”

The film “Bird Box,” based on a British novel of the same name, started streaming on Netflix around Christmas time. Starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich, it is a taut thriller that manages, perhaps despite itself, to shed considerable light on the parlous spiritual condition of contemporary culture.

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Bishop Barron’s Discussion with Dave Rubin and Rabbi Wolpe

In case you missed it, here is my full conversation with Dave Rubin and Rabbi David Wolpe on “The Rubin Report.” The three of us had a fascinating conversation about how to deal with grief and suffering, what it means to be happy, and why God matters in a secular age.

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New York, Abortion, and a Short Route to Chaos

It was the celebration that was particularly galling. On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed into law a protocol that gives practically unrestricted access to abortion, permitting the killing of an unborn child up until the moment of delivery. As I watched film of Andrew Cuomo signing this repulsive bill into law, my mind drifted back to 1984 and an auditorium at the University of Notre Dame where Cuomo’s father, Mario—also Governor of New York at the time—delivered a famous address.

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Nueva York, el aborto, y un atajo hacia el caos

Fue la celebración lo que dolió especialmente. En el 46° aniversario de la decisión de Roe vs. Wade, el gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, convirtió en ley un protocolo que da acceso prácticamente irrestricto al aborto, permitiendo el asesinato del no nacido hasta el momento del parto. Mientras veía una grabación de Andrew Como firmando esta repulsiva ley, mi mente fluía de vuelta a 1984 y a un auditorio en la Universidad de Notre Dame donde el padre de Cuomo, Mario—también gobernador de Nueva York por entonces—emitía un famoso discurso.

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The Internet and Satan’s Game

By now the entire country has seen a video of a supposedly racist confrontation, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, between a grinning young high school student and a Native American elder, chanting and beating a drum. The immediate and ferocious judgment of the internet community was that the boy was effectively taunting and belittling the elder, but subsequent videos from wider angles as well as the young man’s own testimony have cast considerable doubt on this original assessment. My purpose in this article is not to adjudicate the situation, which remains, at best, ambiguous, even in regard to the basic facts. It is to comment, rather, on the morally outrageous and deeply troubling nature of the response to this occurrence, one that I would characterize as, quite literally, Satanic.

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The art (and science) of true happiness

Everyone wants to be happy, but it helps to know what that really means.

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6 Ways to tell a woman you love her

Men need to learn to speak the language women understand.

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What an entire neighborhood did to communicate with a 2-year-old girl

These neighbors' efforts demonstrate what it means to be a community.

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Catholic World News

Holy See permitted priest to work at highest Vatican court for 15 years after credible abuse allegation (CNS)

In 1995, Msgr. Joseph Punderson (earlier coverage) was named defender of the bond at the Apostolic Signatura. Rayanne Bennett, executive director of the Diocese of Trenton’s Office of Communications and Media, said that Msgr. Punderson “was credibly accused in 2003 of the sexual abuse of a minor 26 years earlier.” He submitted his resignation in 2004; “the Holy See, however, permitted him to continue in office,” said Bennett, with “specific restrictions regarding public acts of ministry.” After initially declining to comment on the case, Vatican spokesman Alessando Gisotti said that Msgr. Punderson retired from his position in late 2018.

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Urge Congress to stop infanticide, USCCB says in action alert (USCCB)

On February 25, the Senate is scheduled to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S.311), sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).

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Religious minorities in India 'attacked with impunity,' human rights groups report (UCANews)

The nation of 1.3 billion is 80% Hindu, 14% Muslim, 2% Christian, and 2% Sikh. According to the report, Muslims were targeted in the majority of incidents over the past decade, and Christians were victims in 14% of the attacks.

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Catholic World Report

Tagle: Confront the ‘stench of filth’ caused by abuse

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- An expert on abuse prevention offered “practical suggestions” to participants at a Vatican summit on child sexual abuse on Thursday, while two cardinals encouraged bishops to work together to su... [...]

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Day 1 of Vatican summit features peremptory points, harrowing testimonies

(February 21st, 2019 — Rome) The highest-level Catholic meeting on the most terrible ecclesiastical crisis in 500 years opened in Rome on Thursday in the almost surreal conditions created by a heady atmosphere of intense [...]

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Sodalit founder expelled from congregation

Lima, Peru, Feb 21, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has been formally expelled from the group, and forbidden from contacting any member of the Sodalitium, the group announced in a statement released on Feb. 20. Figari is also forbidden from returning to his native Peru.

On January 30, 2017, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life prohibited Figari from having any contact with members of the society after it was found that he had sexually and psychologically abused members and committed other abuses of power.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Archbishop Follo: To learn the Logic of Love

With the wish to understand that 'man does not enter into truth' (Saint Augustin).

The post Archbishop Follo: To learn the Logic of Love appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Cameroon: 170 Students of Catholic School Kidnapped, then Freed

English-Speaking Guerrillas

The post Cameroon: 170 Students of Catholic School Kidnapped, then Freed appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle: The Smell of the Sheep

'Knowing their pain and healing their wounds is at the core of the shepherd's task.'

The post Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle: The Smell of the Sheep appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The two sequels greatly expand the world and the mythology of the original Dragon. Yet our hero’s personal self-development was pretty much complete at the start of Dragon 2.

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2018: The year in reviews

2018 was a remarkable movie year — for family films, films with religious themes, and documentaries — but it was also a year of family men who weren’t there for their families.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse [video]

Chris Miller and Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Phil Lord / Do whatever Chris Miller and Phil Lord do.

Can they swing from a thread? / No they can’t, they’re Hollywood filmmakers.

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CNS Movie Reviews

Fighting With My Family

Alita: Battle Angel

Isn't It Romantic

Commentary on the Culture

The Church and ourselves: Changes for a more effective mission

The year of Our Lord 2019 promises to be momentous for the Catholic Church. My goal is to make it also the most effective year yet for’s mission of fostering authentic Catholic renewal. What do I mean by both of these statements?

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The “minor” prophets: Highly relevant today

The twelve so-called “minor prophets” under the Old Covenant are traditionally grouped at the end of the prophetic books, even though they range chronologically from the 8th to the 4th century before Christ. This is probably because they are short, anywhere from one to fourteen chapters. As such, for this series, a separate commentary on each would seem excessive.

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Sin Taxes: Is pornography next?

It has long been common in the United States to single out products regarded as “sinful” or “addictive” for higher taxes. The logic is that consumers who lack self control are a good source of government revenue. Classic examples include alcohol and cigarettes. Closely related are “luxury” taxes, such as you pay in many places when you eat at a nice restaurant or put up in a hotel. Gasoline taxes, by contrast, are more a matter of hitting people where they can’t afford not to pay.

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National Catholic Register

Overcoming a Credibility Crisis

By Janet Smith |

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Excommunication, Abortion and Catholic Lawmakers: What Can Be Done?

By Peter Jesserer Smith | Following the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in New York state, many Catholics have asked, “How can a Catholic lawmaker call him or herself a member of the Body of...

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What Can a Monastery Offer the Lay Faithful?

By Jim Graves | The Maronite Monks of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a monastic order of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles, purchased 65 acres of land in Castle Rock in the Southwestern region of the State of Washington...

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