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

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Saint of the Day

Saint Salvator of Horta

Image: The blessed Salvator à Horta of the Franciscan order | Etching | Wellcome Images

Saint Salvator of Horta

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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. 20 Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent, Weekday

The theme of life and light has colored the Liturgy of this week. Before leading the catechumens into the Mystery of Christ's Passion and Death, the Church presents Christ to them once more as the Light of the world who has power to open man's eyes to his Light. He will veil it for a while during his Passion but it will burst forth in full splendor again on Easter morning.

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Mar. 19 Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity

St. Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus, was probably born in Bethlehem and probably died in Nazareth. His important mission in God's plan of salvation was "to legally insert Jesus Christ into the line of David from whom, according to the prophets, the Messiah would be born, and to act as his father and guardian" (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy). Most of our information about St. Joseph comes from the opening two chapters of St. Matthew's Gospel. No words of his are recorded in the Gospels; he was the "silent" man. We find no devotion to St. Joseph in the early Church. It was the will of God that the Virgin Birth of Our Lord be first firmly impressed upon the minds of the faithful. He was later venerated by the great saints of the Middle Ages. Pius IX (1870) declared him patron and protector of the universal family of the Church.

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Mar. 18 Optional Memorial of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop, confessor and doctor, Opt. Mem.

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Try this simple (but not easy) exercise to maintain a peaceful state of mind

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Why raising mentally strong kids is essential for Christian parents

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Catholic World News

'Thy will be done' is theme of Pope's general audience (Vatican News)

The March 20 general audience took place in St. Peter’s Square (video). In 2018, Pope Francis devoted his Wednesday general audiences to the Holy Mass, the Sacrament of Baptism (April 11-May 16), the Sacrament of Confirmation (May 23-June 6), the Commandments (June 13-November 28), and the Our Father (beginning December 5). In his 2019 audiences, he has continued to reflect on the Lord’s Prayer.

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Kansas archbishop responds to criticism over school not enrolling child of same-sex couple (The Leaven)

“Frankly, I fail to see how admitting a child of same-sex parents to one of our schools is merciful or helpful to the child,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote. “In a culture that celebrates same-sex marriage as cultural progress and encourages gays to be proud of their lifestyle, our Church needs to uphold moral truth.”

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Australian bishops' conference calls for 5.6% increase in minimum wage (Australian Catholic Bishops Conference)

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Catholic World Report

Amid continued Midwest flooding, Catholic groups step up to help

Omaha, Neb., Mar 20, 2019 / 05:06 am (CNA).- As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both short-term aid and long-term rebuilding efforts.

“Please join Archbishop [George] Lucas in praying for all those displaced or otherwise affected by the ongoing flooding,” said the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska.

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Can We Turn Back the Clock?

Recently I’ve been complaining about technocratic society. I’ve also emphasized how deeply rooted its problems are. But if I’m right on the latter point, what good does complaining do? Can we really repeal the modern [...]

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Federal court reaffirms tax exempt clergy housing allowances

Chicago, Ill., Mar 19, 2019 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld tax-free housing allowances for clergy, a decision welcomed by pastors, religious organizations, and others who say the allowances make their ministries affordab... [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

General Audience: Pope: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Is Us As Children Knowing God Our Father Has a Loving Plan

'Our prayer, then, is offered by children who know their Father’s heart and are certain of His loving plan'

The post General Audience: Pope: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Is Us As Children Knowing God Our Father Has a Loving Plan appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Iraq: Chaldean Patriarch on Role of Laity in Eastern Churches

'Common Priesthood' Served by all the Baptized

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Philippines: Mission Priest Warns Extremist Groups Inciting Division

'They want to divide Christians and Muslims and take advantage of the situation to provoke chaos throughout the country and challenge its balance...'

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Fathers Know Best? Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Surprising Animated Dads

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Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Exhortation Will Take Form of Letter to Youth

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