2019 Lenten Services


                8:00 A.M.


Every Friday during Lent 8:30 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.; 8:00 P.M. Spanish


                Monday-Friday 7:45 A.M.

                Saturdays 4:00-4:30 P.M.


                April 5, at 7:30 A.M.


                April 6, at 8:30 A.M.


                March 9 -16 at 8:30 A.M.

                Sunday, March 10 and March 17 at 1:00 P.M.


                8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M, 7:00 P.M., 8:00 P.M. Spanish

SATURDAY, MARCH 9th—11:00 A.M.
First Reconciliation for First Communion Children 
and Confirmation Candidates
and their Families and Sponsors.




                5:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M. (In Spanish)


                Mass 8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 12:00 NOON


                No Morning Mass

                Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 P.M.


                No Morning Mass 

           Liturgy of the Passion & Death of the Lord: 3:00 P.M.,

                8:00 P.M. (In Spanish)

                Living Stations of the Cross: 6:30 P.M.


                No Morning Mass 

                Blessing of Food in Church: 11:30 A.M.

                Easter Vigil Mass: 8:00 P.M.


                Mass 8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 12:00 NOON,

                2:00 P.M. (In Spanish)



MONDAYS:  March 11, 18, 25,  and April 1, 8  at 6:00 P.M.

                       in the School Cafeteria


  1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence. On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity,. Those between the ages of 1 and 59 are obliged to fast. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.
  2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially”, or as a whole, is a serious obligation.
  3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat, some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.
  4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 10, 2019 to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 16, 2019.

*Canon 920, §1.   All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.


Parish Pictorial Directory

Our Church is doing a new pictorial directory! We want everyone to get a new picture made so that our new directory will be complete. IT WON’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU! You can make your appointment at church on the sign-up sheets, or, you can click on the link below and make your appointment on-line. Please go ahead and do that now. 

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WEEKENDS OF:  March 16th & 17th (LAST CHANCE!)


Wednesday, March 27th; Thursday, March 28th; Friday, March 29th; Saturday, March 30th and
Tuesday, April 2nd in  Bethany Hall.

Please allow approximately 1 hour for your appointment. You will have a professional photography session, see your proofs immediately on computer and have the opportunity to purchase extra portraits for family and friends. 

Parish Bulletin

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The St. Joseph Phone App is now available! Download the APP on your phone and get the latest news of the Parish as well as daily readings, bulletin, Mass schedules, Sacramental information and forms, and upcoming events at the Parish.            

Please text the following to get the APP:

SJC1 to 555888 for Apple phones

SJC2 to 555888 for Android phones

Saint of the Day

Saint Catherine of Genoa

Image: Detail | Stained glass of Saints Lucy, Catherine of Genoa, Pope Leo the Great | Sainte Anne de Detroit Catholic Church, Detroit, MI | photo by Nheyob

Saint Catherine of Genoa

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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.

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.

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

Vacant, 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

Mass Time for Travel

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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

Parish email:

Special Intention / In Memory of Your Loved One

Weekday Mass Intention    Donation $15
Weekend Mass Intention   Donation $20
Bread & Wine   Donation $25
Sanctuary Candle   Donation $25
Altar Flowers   Donation $50

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

Mar. 26 Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent, Weekday

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