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Saint of the Day

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Image: The Virgin of the Carmelitas | unknown Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Saint of the Day for July 16

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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

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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

Jul. 16 Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opt. Mem.

Sacred Scripture celebrated the beauty of Carmel where the prophet Elijah defended the purity of Israel's faith in the living God. In the twelfth century, hermits withdrew to that mountain and later founded the Carmelite order devoted to the contemplative life under the patronage of Mary, the holy Mother of God.

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Jul. 15 Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he said to them, "Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them (Mk 6:7-11)."

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Jul. 14 Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin, Memorial

Kateri was born in 1656 near the town of Auriesville, New York, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She was baptized by Jesuit missionary Fr. Jacques de Lambertville on Easter of 1676 at the age of twenty. She devoted her life to prayer, penitential practices, and the care of the sick and aged in Caughnawaga near Montreal (where her relics are now enshrined). She incurred the hostility of her tribe because of her faith. She was devoted to the Eucharist, and to Jesus Crucified, and was called the "Lily of the Mohawks." She died in 1680 and was beatified June 22, 1980 -- the first native American to be declared "Blessed." She was canonized on October 21, 2012.

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How the “zero-waste” trend can help you live ethically and save money

Minimalism has come to our kitchens, not just as a fad, but as a way of life.

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A surprise: Pope Francis is going to officiate your marriage. Is that ok?

A surprise for the couple and for the priests who participated in the ceremony in the Vatican. And this is not the first time!

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The Japanese secret to finding joy and purpose at work

Don't follow your passion, find your "ikigai" instead.

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“The Mass”: Live Q&A with Bishop Robert Barron

I recently hosted a live Q&A on Facebook, answering questions from people about the Mass. Learn more about our new film series, "The Mass," by visiting

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Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Virtue Ethics

I recently finished a paper on chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which I was asked to talk about at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. While many have focused on chapter 8 of this exhortation, I was really struck by the Pope's comments on moral formation, communication technology, and sex education in the previous chapter.

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Bishop Barron on Priestly Celibacy

Everything in this world—including sex, family, and worldly relationships—is good, but not ultimate. 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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What “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Gets Right and Wrong

The original “Jurassic Park” film from twenty-five years ago rather inventively explored a theme that has been prominent in Western culture from the time of the Romantic reaction to the Enlightenment—namely, the dangers of an aggressive and arrogant rationalism. But what is bothersome in the latest film, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is the emergence of a new and much more problematic motif.

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The Question Behind the Question

On the afternoon of June 14, a rather spirited, fascinating, and unexpected debate broke out on the floor of the USCCB spring meeting about the use of videos rather than texts. I will confess that as this lively discussion unfolded, a smile spread across my face, for I have believed for some time that the issue of how we communicate is perhaps as important as what we communicate—that is, if we are interested in moving the conversation beyond a very narrow circle.

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Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind: A Reflection on the Irish Referendum

I will confess that as a person of Irish heritage on both sides of my family, I found the events in Ireland last week particularly dispiriting. Not only did the nation vote, by a two-to-one margin, for the legal prerogative to kill their children in the womb, but they also welcomed and celebrated the vote with a frankly sickening note of gleeful triumph. Accompanying the entire process, of course, was the subtext of the Catholic Church’s cultural impotence, even irrelevance, in the wake of the great crimes of the last several decades. Is there a way forward for Ireland?

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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.

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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

'Look to your roots,' Pope tells Caribbean youth (Vatican News)

Pope Francis addressed his remarks to a youth assembly of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

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Despite Trump's Kavanaugh nomination, overturning Roe remains difficult, pro-life analysts caution (National Catholic Register)

Bahrain's cathedral to become the heart of the Catholic community in Arabia (AsiaNews)

The Arab nation of 1.4 million is 70% Muslim, 15% Christian, 10% Hindu, and 3% Buddhist, according to statistics from the Pew Research Center.

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Catholic World Report

Read Vatican guide to consecrated virginity with discernment, canonist says

Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2018 / 01:56 pm (CNA).- A new Vatican instruction on the role of consecrated virginity has drawn criticism from an American group, which says that a key paragraph of the document could lead to confusion. At issue is whether ent... [...]

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Federal appeals court sides with Texas bishops in privacy case

Austin, Texas, Jul 16, 2018 / 01:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court of appeals sided with the Texas Catholic bishops in a July 15 ruling blocking a request from abortion groups to access the bishops’ private communications regarding abortion.

“Hitting churches with subpoenas to win the culture wars was a bad idea from the start,” said Eric Rassbach, vice president and senior counsel at Becket, which represents the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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James Faulker on playing St. Paul: “This role was a game changer for me…”

"Paul’s faith is one that has love at the very heart of it," says the noted English actor in discussing Paul, Apostle of Christ, "a love [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Haiti: Monsignor Launay Saturne Appointed Archbishop of Cap-Haitien

He Is President of the Episcopal Conference

The post Haiti: Monsignor Launay Saturne Appointed Archbishop of Cap-Haitien appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Addis Ababa: Archbishop Rugambwa Stresses Evangelization

Address to Participants in 19th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA)

The post Addis Ababa: Archbishop Rugambwa Stresses Evangelization appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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The Church Doesn’t Want to ‘Clericalize’ the Laity, Says Cardinal Farrell

Don’t Concentrate on ‘Negative Things’

The post The Church Doesn’t Want to ‘Clericalize’ the Laity, Says Cardinal Farrell appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

I’m not thrilled about the lack of worthy romantic leading men in recent Hollywood animation, but I prefer the theme in Frozen, about needing to get to know someone before deciding to get married, to this series’ magical, inexorable “Zing” moment.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

In some ways Ant-Man and the Wasp is the kind of movie I wanted Ant-Man to be: namely, a refreshing antidote to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Apparently velociraptor is the cowbell of dino design and the filmmakers are Christopher Walken.

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CNS Movie Reviews

Commentary on the Culture

A challenge to the Vatican from America’s consecrated virgins

The recent Vatican Instruction “Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago” on the “Ordo virginum” has caused considerable distress among consecrated virgins in America, and presumably elsewhere. This is evident in a preliminary statement issued today by the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins, which concluded its annual convention today in Miami, Florida.

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Discouragement is not an option: Weigel on the fragility of order

In the midst of the disturbing now of a crazy Summer (see, for example, Phil Lawler’s two latest posts on political priests and Italian influence in the Curia)—in the midst of this disturbing now, I say, perhaps it is time to refresh ourselves with calm and studied reflections on the life of the Church over the past century or two.

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Six books to tell you what you need to know

The sad truth is that I do not have time to keep up with all the sound Catholic books being published today. How different this is from the 1970’s when I got my start, a time in which nearly every Catholic publisher deliberately undermined the teachings of the Church! Moreover, the books I most need to read to fill gaps in my own knowledge and spirituality are seldom those that would be most useful to a broad audience.

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National Catholic Register

What Does it REALLY Mean to be Pro‑Life?

By Steven D. Greydanus | Within the last week, the term “pro-life” has come under crossfire from two Catholic writers coming from almost diametrically opposed perspectives.

“The Pro-Life...

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Is Masturbation Always Wrong?

By E. Christian Brugger | Q. I am 78 years old and have been married to my wife for 53 years. Lately I have begun to experience periodic impotence. My doctor recommends masturbation as he thinks my problem is psychological....

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In Britain’s ‘Chafing Heat,’ God’s Grace Falls Like a Rain Shower

By Joanna Bogle | Britain recently found itself sizzling in a heatwave. Parks and gardens began drying up, lawns turning brown, farmland and crops endangered. A massive fire swept the moors in the Peak District. There was talk...

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