Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

Saint JosephWith the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021.


Saint Joseph is the guardian of the Holy Family, the Church, and laborers everywhere.

At the conclusion of his Letter, Pope Francis adds another prayer to St Joseph, which he encourages all of us to pray together:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.  Amen.


2021 Annual Appeal

To view video in English, click here.

The 2021 Annual Appeal will fund essential programs and ministries at the heart of our Catholic mission in our four counties – namely to proclaim the gospel, to pass on the faith to future generations, particularly through the celebration of the sacraments, and to care for the poor and those on the margins. Now more than ever, especially during this health crisis, our ministries and programs need your support.

Will you prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal?


To view video in Spanish, click here.

Su respuesta a la Llamada Anual apoya diversos ministerios de la Arquidiócesis de Newark.  Gracias por su apoyo.  

The pandemic has presented so many of us with unprecedented and difficult challenges. We are so grateful to all the generous individuals who continue to support the mission of our local Church. If you would like to contribute to the 2021 Annual Appeal, please visit rcan.org/sharing to make a gift today. With gratitude for your stewardship, The Office of Development and Stewardship.


Livestream Liturgies



III Domingo Ordinario
23 de enero, 2021
Missa 7PM
Ayuda de la Adoración


St. Joseph's Super 600 Drawing - January 23, 2021

You are welcome to join us for our Super 600 at 8:50 PM for our drawing of the winner for this Super 600.



Funeral Mass for Frank Renales Jr. 71 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:00AM
Frank Renales Jr 71, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina after a brief illness. Frank was born September 28, 1949 in Newark, New Jersey.

Arrangements are being handled by Walter Johnson Funeral Home, Clark, NJ. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral Mass for Frank on Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00AM at St. Joseph the Carpenter Church, Roselle, NJ. Please observe all safety regulations in church during the pandemic.
Frank Renales' Livestream Link will be available on the day of the funeral.


Every month we celebrate Eucharistic Adoration and Devotion to Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. You can join us on First Friday and First Saturday of each month in person or pray with us online on our YouTube Channel. 
First Friday Devotion - February 5, 2021
Mass at 8AM and Devotion following the Mass
“I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.”  Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary
First Saturday Devotion - February 6, 2021
Mass at 8AM and Devotion following the Mass
The Five First Saturdays devotion is one of the principal points of the Fatima message. It centers on the urgent need for mankind to offer reparation and expiate for the many injuries that the Immaculate Heart of Mary suffers from the hands of both impious and indifferent men.


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Novena for Life - Jan 21-29

9 Days for Life Logo 2020 Montage

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Visit www.9daysforlife.com to sign up for daily prayers sent January 21-29 by email or text message, or download the free mobile app!



NJ bishops call for prayer and fasting
to end abortion

Dioceses across USA participating in nationwide prayer vigil for life, Jan. 28-29



The National Catholic Bioethics Center

The National Catholic Bioethics Center

The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. 

The National Catholic Bioethics Center believes the Catholic reverence for human life can help shape societal attitudes and public policy for the benefit of all, particularly for those who are weak and vulnerable.


The 2021 Exodus starts on January 4th


Exodus 90 is a ninety-day spiritual exercise for men based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. All three of these pillars are essential aspects of the Christian life. It is for this reason that taking up this spiritual exercise requires taking up all three of these pillars humbly.



St. Joseph Church is opened for daily 8AM Mass and for regular Sunday Eucharistic Celebrations.

We are livestreaming Sunday
7PM Spanish Mass
and 10AM English Mass.


- Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church. 
- Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church.
- Restroom facilities will be closed, so plan accordingly.
- In accord with national, state and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to an infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days. 


Header - Confession the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on SATURDAY's,
in Priestly Sacristy from 4:00PM until 4:30PM. 
Social distancing will be maintained by those waiting for the sacrament and attention be given to maintaining the seal. Masks must be worn by confessor and penitent.

Giving Online

I just wanted to say thank you so much to all who made generous donation to our parish in this difficult time for everyone. Please, be assured, that I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope, that upcoming Christmas will bring you all the joy and blessings of the Newborn Emmanuel. 
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If you are considering making a tax-deductible contribution to our parish, please visit our parish GoFundMe or use our We Share site, or simply mail your envelopes to the Parish Office.
Thank you


Once you downloaded the app, please choose our parish by typing: Roselle, and then selecting: Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter (not St. Joseph the Carpenter).

125 Years of Service to the Lord

On July 24, 2020, St. Joseph’s celebrated 125 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE LORD IN ROSELLE!

We are grateful to God that it has been more than 125 years since the cornerstone of the first church has been laid and that the Catholic population of Roselle was given the chance to worship in their own building. We pray, that the coming generations will embrace our beautiful tradition and continue to bring all people to worship our Savior and welcome any stranger with the love of our Lord Jesus Christ in their heart. 

For the brief history of our Parish Community, please click here.

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Diocesan

January 17, 2021
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19
1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20
Jn 1:35-42


GROW: Have you ever seen The Good Place? While clearly not theologically accurate, it is a thought-provoking Netflix comedy that focuses on four good but flawed characters who meet in the afterlife. I can relate to the character of Chidi, who strives to live a moral life but is crippled by indecisiveness. Do I buy the brown shoes or the black ones? Should I order the salad or the salmon? And I still can’t decide on a career! So I’m amazed at John and the disciples in today’s Gospel. John immediately recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God. Hearing this, do the disciples ask for a second opinion or draw up a pros and cons list? Nope. They follow him. They recognize the Messiah and act. Their response of faith challenges me to think less and do more, to worry less and pray more. We may not see Jesus in his human form walking by, but we can see his image in others, and hear him through the Scriptures and at Mass. Let us pray for the grace to respond wholeheartedly.

GO: Everyone loves an invitation, though perhaps we’ve forgotten what those are like during these months of pandemic. Today’s readings remind me that, pandemic notwithstanding, we all have a standing invitation from God; it’s up to us to respond. When Samuel heard God’s voice in the night, he listened. In today’s responsorial psalm, we hear, “Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.” And the Gospel tells us how the disciples dropped everything to follow Jesus. Through prayer, we, too can listen for God’s voice and respond. And, just as Eli realized God was calling Samuel and John encouraged the disciples, we can accompany others. By sharing our experience and inviting others to share the way Jesus has spoken to them, we can encourage one another as we seek to turn our lives over to God.

STUDY: Many of us slow down a bit during these wintry months after the holidays. Why not use our “down time” to listen to God’s word, not only by attending Mass in-person or online, but through popular apps like iMissal and Word on Fire. Invite friends to do the same and then hold each other accountable by initiating an online group to discuss each week's readings.

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PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON​, a documentary film about Father Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” is in select theaters nationwide now. ​PRAY​ is produced by ​Family Theater Productions​, the same Hollywood organization founded by Father Patrick Peyton, and distributed by ​ArtAffects​.


Watch the ​PRAY​ trailer: ​https://youtu.be/eS8G3c9CJds​.

Parousia: The Bible and the Mass, coming Lent 2021

Coming Lent 2021

Why return to Mass? Our very lives depend on it. It’s the summit of God’s plan for our salvation.

It’s time to wake Catholics up to the awesome power, the incredible gift, that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The alternative is unthinkable.

Enter Parousia: The Bible and the Mass, coming Lent 2021.

In our latest Journey Through Scripture study, get ready to join host Scott Hahn to uncover how and why all of God’s action, in creation and redemption, is ordered to the Mass.

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Rejoice in the Lord by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark

Rejoice in the Lord

"Rejoice in the Lord is an instrument of communication for our Archdiocese. The purpose of this newsletter is to strengthen relationships with you and all the people of the Archdiocese. We hope that Rejoice in the Lord will serve as an important means of keeping you informed about important matters of concern to this Archdiocese and, when appropriate, to the Church in the U.S. and throughout the world.

- Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.

"La Regocíjense en el Señor es un instrumento de comunicación para nuestra Arquidiócesis. El propósito de este boletín es fortalecer las relaciones con usted y todas las personas de la Arquidiócesis. Esperamos que Regocíjense en el Señor sirva como un medio importante para mantenerlos informados sobre asuntos importantes que preocupan a esta Arquidiócesis y, cuando sea apropiado, a la Iglesia en los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo.

The latest edition of Rejoice in the Lord, Cardinal Tobin’s newsletter to all the faithful in the Archdiocese is now available.


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!

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:
[email protected]


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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

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Krzysztof K. Maslowski, Pastor

Halina Pieklo, Parish Office Administrator 908-241-1250

Arthur Kazmierczak, Receptionist 908-241-1250

Deborah Biddulph, CCD Coordinator 908-245-6560

Anthony Esposito, RCIA Coordinator 908-241-1250

Salvador Alberto Montalvo, Music Director 908-267-7853

Patricia Cymbaluk, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560

Early Childhood 908-245-0569




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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.            


Daily Readings

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


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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