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Saint Philip Neri

Image: The Madonna Appearing to Saint Philip Neri | Sebastiano ConcaSaint Philip Neri

Saint of the Day for May 26

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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

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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

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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

May. 26 Memorial of St. Philip Neri, priest, Memorial

St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) was born in Florence and died in Rome. He lived a spotless childhood in Florence. Later he came to Rome and after living for fifteen years as a pilgrim and hermit was ordained a priest. He gradually gathered around him a group of priests and established the Congregation of the Oratory. He was a man of original character and of a happy, genial and winning disposition. A great educator of youth, he spent whole nights in prayer, had a great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and burned with an unbounded love for mankind. He died on the feast of Corpus Christi.

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May. 25 Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, Opt. Mem.

St. Bede was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monks." His writings were so full of sound doctrine that he was called "Venerable" while still alive. He wrote commentaries on Holy Scripture and treatises on theology and history. He died at Jarrow, England.

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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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Aleteia

Eight years ago, he forgave a debt … and now that kindness has sparked a movement

A music store owner's understanding of tough times is still touching lives.

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Can watching ’13 Reasons Why’ help you be a better parent?

There are still plenty of reasons not to watch this show, now available on Netflix, but there are some good lessons to draw from it also.

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Norbert McAuliffe: The newest “venerable” from the United States

Pope Francis recently confirmed the "heroic virtues" of this American missionary.

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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

Pope dedicates weekday Mass to the 'noble Chinese people' (Vatican News)

During his May 24 homily, Pope Francis preached on poverty and attachment to riches.

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Bishop criticizes UK Government for spending billions renewing Trident nuclear submarine (Scottish Catholic Observer)

“We believe in the dignity and right to life of every human being and that nuclear weapons violate that dignity and threaten that life,” said Bishop William Nolan, who leads the Scottish bishops’ justice and peace commission. “The decision by Parliament to spend billions of pounds renewing the UK’s arsenal of mass destruction in times of austerity is not a commitment to peacebuilding.”

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'Choose life for mothers and babies,' Archbishop Martin pleads (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh is Primate of All Ireland.

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Catholic World Report

The splintering of social manners and the need for heroic generosity

If our response to real or perceived injustice is itself uncivil, are we actually promoting positive cultural change? [...]

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Letter to George Clooney: Help stop frivolous ‘hate group’ charges

Los Angeles, Calif., May 25, 2018 / 03:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Southern Poverty Law Center is wrongly targeting social conservative organizations as “hate groups,” and George Clooney, a major financial supporter of the law center, shoul... [...]

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Papal agency raises funds to help Christians remain in the Middle East

Ottawa, Canada, May 25, 2018 / 03:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Canada is launching a fundraising campaign to help Christians in the Middle East remain in their homelands.

The fundraising campaign launched May 16 is known as “Christians Can't Survive Without You”.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Pope Francis Visits the Elisa Scala Comprehensive Institute of Rome

'Fridays of Mercy' Program Reflects Holy Father's Outreach to People

The post Pope Francis Visits the Elisa Scala Comprehensive Institute of Rome appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Ecumenical Event Unites Chapel Royal and Sistine Chapel Choirs

Concert at Buckingham Palace Raises Money for Aid to the Church in Need

The post Ecumenical Event Unites Chapel Royal and Sistine Chapel Choirs appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Marriage ‘Silently Preaches’ That ‘Love Is Possible’

During Morning Mass, Francis Praises Couples Who Stay Together, Laments Christian Marriage Is Not 'News'

The post Pope’s Morning Homily: Marriage ‘Silently Preaches’ That ‘Love Is Possible’ appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Watching Disney’s Rogue One and Solo, the two stand-alone “Star Wars Story” movies that come without episode numbers and opening crawls, is a little like watching the legendary Dutch boy trying to plug the leaks in the dike with his fingers … as new leaks burst all around him.

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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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CNS Movie Reviews

Batman Ninja

Update: Show Dogs

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Commentary on the Culture

Suffering in the Psalms

In the previous installment I stressed that the Psalms are first and foremost a collection of prayers.* As such they inescapably reveal the general themes which are uppermost in the minds and hearts of those who pray: Concern about present suffering and a better future, the thirst for God and the desire to understand His will, and our own ultimate end. Since the Psalms are part of Divine Revelation, we should not be surprised that they incorporate messages of Divine love and Divine justice, hints of God’s plan of redemption, and even some fairly specific references to Christ, which we can understand fully only since His coming.

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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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National Catholic Register

The Suicide of the West, The Most Beautiful Representations of the Virgin Mary, and More Links!

By Tito Edwards | The Suicide of the West: A Tale of Two Miracles - John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine+++

The Most Beautiful Representations of the Virgin Mary – Fr. Michael Rennier & Marzena Devoud,...

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Casting for Christ and the Blessed Mother: Sculptor’s Latest Project Focuses on Rosary

By Joseph Pronechen | Sculptor John W. Gilliam recently completed an epic project spread over 18 years — sculpting all 20 Mysteries of the Rosary in bronze.

Like all his sculptures, this project comes...

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Defenders of the Faith: G. K. Chesterton vs. Prince Charles

By Joseph Pearce | On Nov. 24, 1521, Pope Leo X bestowed the title of Fidei Defensor (Defender of the Faith) on King Henry VIII. The honour was granted to the English king in recognition of his book Assertio Septem...

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