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Saint Bridget of Sweden

Image: Saint Bridget of Sweden | Line engraving | Wellcome ImagesSaint Bridget of Sweden

Saint of the Day for July 23

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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

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

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Liturgical Year

Jul. 23 Optional Memorial of St. Bridget, religious, Opt. Mem.

Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing him eight children. St. Catherine of Sweden was their daughter. After her husband died, Bridget founded the Order of the Most Holy Savior, erecting at Vadstena a double monastery for monks and nuns. Following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, she later went to Rome, where she worked for the return of the Popes from Avignon. She died of natural causes in 1373, at the age of seventy-one. This Scandinavian mystic is famous for her Revelations concerning the sufferings of our Redeemer.

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Jul. 22 Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves. Now many saw them going, and knew them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns, and got there ahead of them. As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things (Mk 6:32-34).

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Jul. 21 Optional Memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor, Opt. Mem.

St. Lawrence, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor, was born in 1559 at Brindisi, a town located on the Adriatic coast of the heel of Italy. Educated from his youth by the Conventual Franciscan Friars, he acquired great facility in languages and is considered the greatest linguist among the Doctors of the Church. His fields of labor were many: army chaplain, diplomat, leader of the Counter-Reformation in Austria and Bohemia, teacher of Sacred Scripture, exegete and mariologist. St. Lawrence offers priests a wonderful model for their studies and preaching. He was canonized in 1881 by Leo XIII.

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Here’s what you need to know about the World Meeting of Families in Ireland

The event is already setting records and is gearing up to be a momentous occasion for Catholic families around the world.

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Desperate to find a spouse? Try this …

The secret to finding true love is something we often don't do when we're pining for it.

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How NFP reminds me that pregnancy is a not a solo endeavor

Using Natural Family Planning helps to bring home the fact that fertility is something my husband and I navigate together.

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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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Vista Previa de la Serie “La Misa”

La Misa es un gran llamado y respuesta entre Cristo como cabeza y su cuerpo místico. La Iglesia es una comunidad que ha sido llamada salir del mundo. A salir del reino del pecado, del odio, y de la violencia, para entrar en un mundo nuevo, el cuerpo místico de Jesús, donde reinan el amor, el perdón y la no violencia. Hemos sido transfigurados al estar en el monte santo, escuchando la palabra de Cristo, respondiendo con formándos en su cuerpo místico. El cristianismo no es en essencia una filosofía, no es un sistema moral, ni una forma de sociología o una ideología. Es una relación con Jesús. Podemos relacionarnos con El Señor de muchas formas, aunque ninguna es más intensa y priviligiada que La Misa.

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Getting out of the Sacristy: A Look at Our Pastoral Priorities

For the past several days, I’ve been with my Word on Fire team, filming for the Flannery O’Connor and Fulton Sheen episodes of our “Pivotal Players” series. Our journey has taken us from Chicago to New York to Washington, DC, and finally to Savannah and Millidgeville, GA. At every step of the way, we have met numerous people who have been affected by Word on Fire materials: sermons, podcasts, YouTube videos, and the “CATHOLICISM” series. Many have told me that their exposure to Word on Fire started a process that led them back to the Church. Now I’m telling you this not as an advertisement for my media ministry, but rather as an occasion to muse about what I consider to be a needful change in the way the Church thinks about its essential work.

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Salir de la Sacristía: Una mirada a nuestras prioridades pastorales

Desde hace varios días, he estado con mi equipo de Word on Fire, filmando los episodios de Flannery O’Connor y Fulton Sheen para nuestra serie The Pivotal Players. Nuestro viaje nos ha llevado de Chicago a Nueva York a Washington DC, y finalmente a Savannah y Millidgeville. A cada paso del camino nos hemos encontrado con personas a las que les ha llegado el material de Word on Fire: homilías, podcasts, videos de Youtube y la serie CATOLICISMO. Muchos me han dicho que su contacto con Word on Fire empezó un proceso que les ha traído de vuelta a la Iglesia. Y no les digo esto para hacer propaganda de mi ministerio en los medios, sino como una ocasión para reflexionar acerca de lo que considero debe ser un cambio en la forma en la que la Iglesia piensa acerca de su labor más esencial.

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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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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.

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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

Priest dies from bullet wounds in Cameroon (Cameroon News Agency)

The African nation of 25 million is 38% Catholic, 26% Protestant, 21% Muslim, and 6% animist.

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4 arrested following attack on parish in Pakistan (AsiaNews)

Four armed men entered a parish in Faisalabad, Pakistan’s third-largest city, and beat parishioners.

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Latin America's Catholics pray for Nicaragua (CELAM)

The Latin American Episcopal Conference (Spanish-language link) asked Catholics in all parishes to pray for Nicaragua during Sunday Mass on July 22.

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Catholic World Report

An Open Letter to Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

We need leaders who will not mislead us and scatter us. We cry out for shepherds who will shepherd us, so that we need no [...]

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Making which America great? And how?

Every person, including our political, ideological, and cultural adversaries have God-given dignity, freedom, and responsibilities, which cannot be abrogated by any human agency, cherished by [...]

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“One man can make a difference”

Laura S. Gossin’s biography, One Man Perched on a Rock: A Biography of Dr. Warren Carroll, is an engaging account of conversion, belief, struggle, and [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

ETHIOPIA: Vatican Official Urges AMECEA Bishops to Embrace Integral Human Development

Develop Must be for Whole Person, not Just Material Gain

The post ETHIOPIA: Vatican Official Urges AMECEA Bishops to Embrace Integral Human Development appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Medjugorje: Retired Archbishop Begins Second Mandate

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, Former Archbishop of Warsaw-Prague in Poland

The post Medjugorje: Retired Archbishop Begins Second Mandate appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Vatican Cricket Team Meets Queen Elizabeth During Its 4th Light & Faith Tour in the UK

This tour by St Peter’s Cricket Club sought to build bridges between cultures and religions through a shared love of sport

The post Vatican Cricket Team Meets Queen Elizabeth During Its 4th Light & Faith Tour in the UK appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Decent Films

The <em>Dark Knight</em> trilogy: The inconclusive battle for Gotham&#8217;s soul

I’m struck by the extent to which Christopher Nolan’s celebrated Dark Knight trilogy (of which the monumental second chapter, The Dark Knight, was released 10 years ago this week), watched back-to-back, can be fruitfully considered as an extended comic-book riff on the story of Abraham and God’s judgment on Sodom in the Book of Genesis.

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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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CNS Movie Reviews

Commentary on the Culture

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity: Ecclesiastes

The Book of Ecclesiastes offers fascinating insights into what the Jewish intellect had grasped of the purpose of life two or three hundred years before Christ. The voice of the book is that of Ecclesiastes, or “the Preacher”, who was King over Jerusalem, and who may be construed in some sense as a representation of Solomon. The Preacher recounts how he has devoted himself to acquiring every form of knowledge and wisdom, and to pursuing the good things of the world, only to find again and again that everything is “vanity and a striving after wind” (e.g., 2:11).

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A challenge to the Vatican from America&rsquo;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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National Catholic Register

Scottish Bishop: Humanae Vitae ‘Is More Acutely Relevant Today Than Ever’

By K.V. Turley | Bishop John Keenan became bishop of the Diocese of Paisley, Scotland, in 2014.

During his priestly ministry, Bishop Keenan served as a parish priest, a university chaplain and a lecturer...

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8 Victims of Sex Scandals in the Church

By Patti Armstrong | “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:22-26)

For faithful Catholics, our esteem for priests as in persona Christi pains us...

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Msgr. Melina: Applying a ‘Paradigm Shift’ to Humanae Vitae Would Distort Its Meaning

By Edward Pentin | The teaching contained in Humanae Vitae belongs to the natural moral law and is therefore “a definitive truth that the Church cannot change,” a former president of the Pontifical Pope St. John Paul II...

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