Pastor Rick Warren

Worship Generation

"In today’s society, 
materialism is idolized,
immorality is glamorized, 
truth is minimized, 
sin is normalized, 
divorce is rationalized, 
and abortion is legalized.

In TV and movies, 
crime is legitimized, 
drug use is minimized, 
comedy is vulgarized, 
sex is trivialized,
the Bible is fictionalized,
churches are satirized, 
God is marginalized, 
and Christians are demonized.
The elderly are dehumanized,
the sick are euthanized, 
the poor are victimized, 
the mentally ill are ostracized,
immigrants are stigmatized, 
and children are tranquilized.

In families around the world, 
our manners are uncivilized,
speech is vulgarized,
faith is secularized, 
and everything is commercialized.

“Unfortunately, Christians, you and I
are often disorganized and demoralized, 
our faith is compartmentalized,
and our witness it compromised.

So what do we need? 
We need to revitalize our worship, 
minimize our differences,
mobilize our members, 
and evangelize the lost, 
and we need to re-energize our families."

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron’s Missionary Journey to England



Saint of the Day

Saint Matthew

Image: St. Matthew and the Angel | Guido ReniSaint Matthew

Saint of the Day for September 21

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Parish Bulletin

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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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Online Giving

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Joseph,

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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

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.

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:

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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. 

Liturgical Year

Sep. 23 Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me (Mark 9:34-37)."

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Sep. 22 Saturay of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Thomas of Villanova, a great saint of the Spanish Renaissance and a good friend of Emperor Charles V. He was a man of infinite charity in word and deed and lived as frugally as the poor who benefited by his unstinted almsgiving. While provincial of his order in Castile, he sent the first group of Augustinians to the Americas. Establishing themselves in Mexico, they were integral in the growth of Christianity in the New World.

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Sep. 21 Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, Feast

At the time that Jesus summoned him to follow Him, Matthew was a publican, that is, a tax-collector for the Romans. His profession was hateful to the Jews because it reminded them of their subjection; the publican, also, was regarded by the pharisees as the typical sinner. St. Matthew is known to us principally as an Evangelist. He was the first to put down in writing our Lord's teaching and the account of His life. His Gospel was written in Aramaic, the language that our Lord Himself spoke.

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Why Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)

Friends, in light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to fight—not violently, with the weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit. We need you.

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Bishop Barron Q&A about the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Bishop Barron's thoughts on the McCarrick abuse crisis, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, and the recent report from Archbishop Viganò.

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The Pivotal Players: Flannery O’Connor (Behind the Scenes)

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes video commentaries and updates from the filming of the Flannery O’Connor episode of The Pivotal Players!

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Tintoretto and the Reform of the Church

At the close of a long session of walking and musing through the National Gallery of Art, I was drawn by an empty and comfortable-looking couch situated at the end of one of the galleries. Plopping down to rest, I looked up at the picture right in front of me, which was Tintoretto’s depiction of Christ at the Sea of Galilee. The drama at the center of the composition is the Apostles’ boat, buffeted by choppy waves, and St. Peter taking a gingerly, tentative step onto the bounding main at the invitation of the Lord who beckons to him. My seated posture conduced toward contemplation, and I spent a good deal of time with this painting, first admiring the obvious technical skill of the painter, especially in the rendering of the water, but eventually moving to a deeper perception of its spiritual theme, of particular resonance today.

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Why Remain Catholic? (With So Much Scandal)

Friends, in light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to fight—not violently, with the weapons of the world, but with the weapons of the Spirit. We need you.

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¿Por Qué Seguir Siendo Católico? (A Pesar De Tanto Escándalo)

Amigos, a la luz de los recientes escándalos, sé que muchas personas se preguntan si deberían permanecer en la Iglesia Católica. Y lo entiendo totalmente; la indignación está justificada. Pero en este momento de crisis, te ruego que no huyas, sino que luches—no violentamente, con las armas del mundo, sino con las armas del Espíritu. Te necesitamos.

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Discover the contagious humor and happiness of a mother of 5 (Photos)

The poetic and humorous photos of the Instagrammer She Plus Five are a touching homage to motherhood.

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Why we need to stop telling women to manage their stress

Women in the sandwich generation — raising small kids and caring for aging parents — need more than just meditation tips.

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Synod video: What do young people want from the Church?

A new video series on the upcoming synod reveals how the Church can reach out to young people.

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Catholic World News

Holy See, China reach accord on appointment of bishops (CWN)

The Vatican has signed an agreement with China, giving the Beijing government a role in the appointment of new bishops.

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Pope accepts resignations of 2 more Chilean bishops (Vatican Press Office)

In May, all 31 active Chilean bishops joined in a mass resignation; in June, Pope Francis accepted the resignations of four bishops. The Pontiff has now accepted the resignations of Bishop Carlos Pellegrín, 60, and Bishop Cristián Contreras, 71.

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Create good soil where God's call can take root, Pope tells Italian religious community (Vatican News)

The Figli di Santa Maria Immacolata (Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate) were founded by Venerable Giuseppe Frassinetti (1804-1868).

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Catholic World Report

In Lithuania, Francis tells priests to hear their people’s cries

Kaunas, Lithuania, Sep 23, 2018 / 12:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told priests and religious in Lithuania Sunday to listen to the cries of suffering that come from the People of God, who are looking to them for hope.

“The cry of our peop... [...]

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May Lithuania become model of fight for human rights, Pope prays at former KGB headquarters

Vilnius, Lithuania, Sep 23, 2018 / 11:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis prayed that Lithuania become an example of defense of human rights in a gathering Sunday with former 20th-century freedom fighters, political prisoners, exiles and their familie... [...]

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Gomez to Encuentro: Jesus sent disciples, Guadalupe sent Juan Diego, God sends you

Dallas, Texas, Sep 23, 2018 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the final Mass of the National V Encuentro gathering, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged Hispanic and Latino Catholics to go out into the world and be missionary disciples for the Church, like the many holy lay people before them.

“Our reading of today's Gospel begins with these words: ‘Jesus and his disciples They left from there and started a journey,’” he said, referencing Mark 9:30-37.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Faith and Freedom

Articles from September 23, 2018

The post Faith and Freedom appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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LITHUANIAN SPECIAL: The Hill of Crosses: Not Only Holy Place, But Symbolized Struggle to Keep the Faith Alive When Was Under Communism

Regardless of Communism's Repeatingly Destroying Site When in Control, Faithful Brought It Back to Life

The post LITHUANIAN SPECIAL: The Hill of Crosses: Not Only Holy Place, But Symbolized Struggle to Keep the Faith Alive When Was Under Communism appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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VILNIUS FEATURE: Freedom Came at a Cost, Inside the Museum of Occupation and Freedom Fights

'The Jerusalem of the North', Cathedral Was Concert Hall, Church Was a Museum of Atheism

The post VILNIUS FEATURE: Freedom Came at a Cost, Inside the Museum of Occupation and Freedom Fights appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

Operation Finale

It was the experience of reporting in Jerusalem on the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial for The New Yorker that led the philosopher Hannah Arendt to coin her famous phrase “the banality of evil.”

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The Darkest Minds [video]

The Hunger Games’ Rue is now Ruby: Amandla Stenberg takes the spotlight in another YA dystopia that runs its race, but doesn’t diverge enough from its peers to leave anyone hungry for whatever comes next.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [video]

The superhero movie to end all superhero movies? Or every superhero movie at once?

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CNS Movie Reviews

Life Itself

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

A Simple Favor

Commentary on the Culture

The removal of the Church’s Cone of Silence

In response to my commentary “In denial about not ordaining homosexuals?”, a reader insisted on an interesting point in Sound Off: “I don’t usually do this but—you’re wrong. The problem is not clerical homosexuals…. Secrecy is the problem.”

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Msgr. John Sanders, the priest who played with Duke Ellington

Earlier this week, I made a visit to Our Lady Queen of the Clergy Retirement Home in Stamford, CT to interview Msgr. John Sanders, who played with Duke Ellington for five years and then became a Catholic priest.

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The surpassing relevance of Mary’s Jewish roots

Brant Pitre just won’t quit, and we should be grateful. Image Books (Random House) has just sent me an uncorrected proof of the fourth in his series of books exploring the Jewish understanding of key Messianic texts at the time of Christ. The purpose of the books is to shed greater light on the central mysteries of the Catholic Faith. Pitre typically reviews the Jewish understanding of key Scriptural passages and episodes to explain the details of the Church’s Faith, details which resonate deeply with important themes, images, and prophecies under the Old Covenant.

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National Catholic Register

The Faithful Are Crying Out for Action. Will Church Leaders Listen?

By The Editors | Since the news of sex-abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and accusations of cover-up broke early this summer, laity across the United States — victims, angry...

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St. Jonah—A Saint Who was Reluctant to Accept a Difficult Call

By Theresa Doyle-Nelson | But the LORD sent a great fish to swallow Jonah, and he remained in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. ―Jonah 2:1

Jonah’s fascinating story took place during an unidentified time frame...

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The Holy Eucharist is Jesus — And I Will Never Leave Jesus

By Rebecca Hamilton | I’ve been treading water ever since the Church sex abuse scandal started touching the Throne of Peter.

I won’t go into all the charges and countercharges of this clerical he said/he said. I’m certainly not...

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