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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.


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

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

Patrick Mullen, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560

Donna Crowley, Early Childhood 908-245-0569

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:
[email protected]

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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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Liturgical Year

Sep. 16 Memorial of Sts. Cornelius, pope and martyr and Cyprian, bishop and martyr, Memorial

Today the Church commemorates two friends in the service of Christ and his Church. Cornelius, a Roman, was the twenty-first Pope during the reign of the Emperor Gallus and Volusian. He had to oppose Novatian, the first anti-pope, who believed that apostates who repented could not be forgiven. Helped by St. Cyprian, Cornelius confirmed his papal authority. He was beheaded in exile at Civitavecchia, Italy in 253. Saints Cyprian and Cornelius are mentioned in the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I) of the Mass.

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Sep. 15 Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

"Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son." But his father ordered his servants, "Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found."

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Sep. 14 Memorial of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Feast

This feast was observed in Rome before the end of the seventh century. It commemorates the recovery of the Holy Cross, which had been placed on Mt. Calvary by St. Helena and preserved in Jerusalem, but then had fallen into the hands of Chosroas, King of the Persians. The precious relic was recovered and returned to Jerusalem by Emperor Heralius in 629.

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Bishop Barron on St. Paul’s Masterclass in Evangelization

In this new video I reflect on St. Paul’s address on the Areopagus in Athens, found in the seventeenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. It’s a sort of masterclass in the evangelization of the culture, and anyone engaged today in that essential task should read it with care.

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Bishop Barron on George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”

George Will gets some important things right in his new book, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong.

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Bishop Barron on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

I’m a big fan of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. At the heart of a lot of them is a moral vision; the characters are compelled, under extreme duress, to make a moral choice. His latest film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” struck me the same way. It’s a rather extraordinary showing of a morally upright person at work in the world.

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The Word on Fire Retreat and God’s Wonderful Providence

Something on clear display in the Bible and in the history of the Church is that a mission that is authentically from God tends to draw people to itself. When Peter and his companions were overwhelmed by the miraculous draught of fishes, other fishermen rushed to the scene to help them. When Mother Teresa made her way into the streets of Calcutta to care for the sick and dying, she was joined, within weeks, by many of her former students. One of the great privileges of my life has been my involvement with the Word on Fire apostolate. Something I have watched with fascination and deep spiritual joy is that so many people from around the country have been drawn by God’s providence into this ministry. This past week, for the first time ever, we gathered in Santa Barbara all twenty-five members of the Word on Fire team for days…

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El retiro de Word on Fire y la Maravillosa Providencia Divina

Algo que se ve claramente en la Biblia y a lo largo de la historia de la Iglesia es que una misión que viene auténticamente de Dios tiende a arrastrar a la gente hacia ella. Cuando Pedro y sus compañeros se vieron superados por la pesca milagrosa, otros pescadores se apresuraron a ayudarles. Cuando la Madre Teresa se adentró en las calles de Calcuta para atender a los enfermos y moribundos, se le unieron, en cuestión de semanas, muchas de sus antiguas alumnas. Uno de los grandes privilegios de mi vida ha sido haberme unido al apostolado de Word on Fire. Algo que he observado con fascinación y gran alegría espiritual es que tantas personas de todo el país hayan sido arrastradas por la Providencia Divina a este ministerio. La semana pasada, por primera vez, reunimos en Santa Bárbara a los veinticinco miembros del equipo de Word on Fire para…

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One Cheer for George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”

I have been following George Will’s thought for a long time. I’m old enough to remember when his column occupied the last page of Newsweek magazine every other week and when he sat in the chair of conservative thought on David Brinkley’s Sunday morning political talk show. I have long admired his graceful literary style and his clipped, smart manner of speech. Will was always especially good when, with lawyerly precision, he would take apart the sloppy thinking of one of his intellectual or political opponents. When I taught an introductory course in political philosophy at Mundelein Seminary many years ago, I used Will’s book Statecraft as Soulcraft to get across to my students what the ancients meant by the moral purpose of government. And so it was with great interest that I turned to Will’s latest offering, a massive volume called The Conservative Sensibility, a book that both in…

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News from Vatican

Safeguarding must be imbedded into Church life across the globe

The 11th Ordinary Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors concludes in Rome, stressing the need to incorporate the safeguarding of minors into the life of the Church on a global level.

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Nicaragua Bishops appeal for reconciliation

Nicaragua's Bishops Conference appeals for reconciliation between the Government of President Daniel Ortega and the protesting Opposition, in order to build a better future for each and every citizen. The appeal comes in a statement issued on Sunday, as part of National Independence Day Celebrations.

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Pope to Italian State Railways: be more appealing, sustainable, inclusive

Pope Francis on 14 September received in audience in the Vatican, some 400 managers and employees of the Italian State Railways.

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Read the pope’s short reflection on Sunday’s Gospel and find yourself filled with hope

This little meditation on the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and prodigal son will remind you of the Father's love for you

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This 9th century church is one of the most beautiful examples of pre-Romanesque architecture

But it also includes some other architectonical elements that made it a pretty avant-garde building in its day and age.

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Pope: We have to do more than insult our politicians. We have to pray for them

Does our patriotism reach our prayer? Are we willing to pray for politicians of all stripes?

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Catholic World Report

Prince Charles to attend Newman’s canonization in Rome

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2019 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman next month.

The heir to the British throne will travel to Rome to witness the canonization Mass of the first non-martyr Eng... [...]

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Three questions for Catholic opponents of capital punishment

Pope St. John Paul II favored the abolition of capital punishment. However, the catechism he promulgated nevertheless taught that the death penalty can be legitimate “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending [...]

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Suicide is on the rise – What can the Catholic Church do to help?

Denver, Colo., Sep 15, 2019 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- This past week marked National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, a week where mental and public health advocates share tips and advice on suicide [...]

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Decent Films

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood [video]

Quentin Tarantino’s gifts are impossible to deny, but while I often find his set pieces mesmerizing, I have yet to fully buy into one of his films. This might be the closest one yet, though.

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Midsommar [video]

Why does Robin Hardy’s disquietingly cheery 1973 British folk-horror classic The Wicker Man work better than this sophomore film from the writer-director of Hereditary?

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The Farewell [video]

Fans of NPR’s This American Life already knew that Lulu Wang had an extraordinary story. What we now know is that she is also an extraordinary filmmaker.

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CNS Movie Reviews


The Goldfinch

It: Chapter Two

Commentary on the Culture

Hearts and minds: Next generation changes to

I have done a good deal of soul searching about the future of, as is only appropriate for a 71-year-old founder. Some of this involves adding appropriate expertise to our staff as my own ability to wear multiple hats diminishes. For example, we need to add a social media manager and additional help in both fundraising and programming to prepare for the time when I will have to cut back. But the main new developments we intend to pursue are related less to my age than to the changing situation in the Church today. Without diminishing our current strengths, I believe there are two additional areas in which we need to excel going forward.

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Cardinal control: Is the Church’s future at stake?

Not being God, my interpretation of what God Himself is accomplishing through the current pontificate may at the very best illuminate a tiny portion of the Divine plan, and could well be utterly worthless. Nonetheless, I am moved to this exercise by a desire to offer consolation in the wake of today’s perceptive commentary by Phil Lawler, “The new cardinals: Pope Francis bids for ‘irreversible change’”.

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On Providence (or) Reflections on a trashed cookie

Two of our children with young families gave us a “Frameo”. It is one of those electronic picture frames which displays a sequence of images that can be updated easily from smart phones wherever our children happen to be. At last count, my wife and I have fifteen grandchildren, which reveals the main point of the Frameo enterprise.

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National Catholic Register

Eastward Ho! Thomas Aquinas College Launches First School Year in New England

By Joseph O’Brien | NORTHFIELD, Mass. — As students attend classes this year at Thomas Aquinas College, some are seeing the usual crop of live oaks on the school’s California campus give way to dense...

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‘Unleash the Eucharist’: How Real Presence is Key to Renewal

By Peter Jesserer Smith | DETROIT – Jesus Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist stands at the center of the Catholic faith. And it is also the “source and summit” of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s pastoral vision for Catholic...

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New Details Emerge About Bishop Bransfield’s Life of Luxury

By Catholic News Agency |

WHEELING, W. Va. — New details have emerged about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by disgraced Bishop Michael Bransfield. Bishop Bransfield spent nearly $1 million on private...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Pope’s Message for Community of Sant’Egidio’s 33rd International Prayer Meeting for “Peace Without Borders” (Madrid, September 15-17, 2019)

In the “Spirit of Assisi,” with Collaboration of Archdiocese of Madrid (Zenit English Is on the Ground)

The post Pope’s Message for Community of Sant’Egidio’s 33rd International Prayer Meeting for “Peace Without Borders” (Madrid, September 15-17, 2019) appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope Francis Meets with President of Malta

Focused on Importance of Religious Values in Culture and Life of Maltese People

The post Pope Francis Meets with President of Malta appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope Expresses 3 Wishes for Italian State Railways Group

'I would like to express my wish for the Italian Railways with three qualities: that they may be increasingly attractive, sustainable and supportive'

The post Pope Expresses 3 Wishes for Italian State Railways Group appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Hong Kong auxiliary bishop weighs in on protests (AsiaNews)

AsiaNews describes Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing as “among the personalities closest to the youth” taking part in the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests.

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Ex-priest and Air Force chaplain, once a fugitive in Morocco, sentenced to 30 years for abuse (Albuquerque Journal)

“This is the worst case that I have ever handled and ever seen,” US District Judge Martha Vazquez said as she sentenced 81-year-old Arthur Perrault to 30 years in prison. “The FBI’s goal in this case was to make sure justice was served, regardless how long it took or how many miles we had to travel to make it happen,” an FBI special agent said upon Perrault’s conviction.

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Jury returns small verdict in Knights of Columbus lawsuit (AP)

A federal jury awarded $500,000 to List Interactive, which had sought $100 million in what the Knights described as a “garden variety contract case.”

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