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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 soon we can return to our regular way of worship. Please, stay safe and healthy, and continue to pray the Rosary, so through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may be saved from coronavirus disease and protected by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God Bless You! 
Fr. Kris
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Activists for tolerance sink fundraiser for Christian bakers

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Religious Education Registration 2020-2021 School Year

Our CCD classes will begin on October 18, 2020 for First Communion children at 3:00PM in the Church.

Confirmation students will begin classes on October 25, 2020 at 3:00PM in the Church.

All other classes from grades 3-6 will begin in November and students will be notified by their catechists of the start date. 

 Due to Covid-19 all children attending classes in the Church must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Social distancing and masks are required.


*If your child has not been baptized, please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements at: (908) 241-1250.
If you have any questions,
please contact Mrs. Biddulph via email at [email protected]   

Fees:   First Child $60     

            Family $100

Religious Ed K-8th


Fr. Kris’ CCD Teaching Schedule

SUNDAYS at 3PM in the Church:

10/18/20           – First Communion Class     - Rosary Devotion

10/25/20          – Confirmation Class            - Rosary Devotion

11/8/20              – First Communion Class     - Mass

11/15/20            – Confirmation Class            - Mass

2/21/21              – First Communion Class     - Movie Night

2/28/21              – Confirmation Class            - Movie Night

3/7/21                – First Communion Class     - Stations of the Cross

3/21/21              – Confirmation Class            - Stations of the Cross


First Communion on May, 2, at 2PM.

Confirmation on April 18, at 3PM.

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.

October - Month of the Holy Rosary

The month of October (Overview - Calendar) is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others.

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Respect Life Month



The Respect Life reflection unpacks this year's theme, "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life." It explains that life is gift from God and the various challenges we encounter—especially when our lives are most vulnerable—are opportunities to grow closer to God through the virtue of Christian hope.​

View and download the reflection as a PDF or Word document.

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A Catholic Vote Must Be a Moral Vote




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

We are going to continue to livestream 7PM Spanish Mass and 10AM English Mass.

- During opening hours, a parish staff member will be physically present in the church to ensure social distancing and sanitizing.
- No gatherings are permitted. 
- 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.

Saint of the Day

Saints Simon and Jude

Image: San Simón | Jusepe de Ribera / Image: Saint Jude Thaddeus | Georges de La Tour

Saint of the Day for October 28

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Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem

Image: Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem | in Caractâeristiques des saints dans l’art populaire | photo by Internet Archive Book Images

Saint of the Day for October 29

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Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

Image: Detail | Vision of Alphonsus Rodriguez | Francisco de Zurbarán

Saint of the Day for October 30

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Liturgical Year

Oct. 28 Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles, Feast

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Apostles Saints Simon and Jude. Their names occur together in the Canon of the Mass and are also celebrated on the same day. They may be paired together because they both preached the Gospel in Mesopotamia and Persia where it is said they had both been sent, but in actual fact we know nothing for certain about them beyond what is told us of their being called as Apostles in the New Testament. St. Jude is the author of a short Epistle which forms part of the New Testament.

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Oct. 27 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

Called "Abuna" or "the father" of Ethiopia, St. Frumentius was sent to that land by St. Athanasius. Frumentius was born in Tyre, Lebanon. While on a voyage in the Red Sea with St. Aedesius, possibly his brother, only Frumentius and Aedesius survived the shipwreck. Taken to the Ethiopian royal court at Aksum, they soon attained high positions. Aedesius was royal cup bearer, and Fruementius was a secretary. They introduced Christianity to that land. When Abreha and Asbeha inherited the Ethiopian throne from their father, Frumentius went to Alexandria, Egypt, to ask St. Athanasius to send a missionary to Ethiopia. He was consecrated a bishop and converted many more upon his return to Aksum. Frumentius and Aedesius are considered the apostles of Ethiopia. Historically today is his feast.

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Oct. 26 Monday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

"This is a Saint who strove for the truth, even unto death, and feared not the words of sinful men, forasmuch as he was founded upon a sure foundation." -- Antiphon for Vespers

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Grow+Go Digital Content

October 11, 2020 
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 25:6-10A
Phil 4:12-14, 19-20
Mt 22:1-14 OR 22:1-10




GROW: I would guess we’ve all experienced lean times along with better times. Ramen noodles and boxed mac and cheese in college, fine dining with “rich food and choice wines” once we got real jobs, then back to pizza and beer when balancing school tuition, car payments, and kids’ growing feet. Paul has seen it all and much worse; after all, he is writing from a prison cell! Yet, rather than focus on his own troubles, he expresses gratitude for the support of the Philippians and assures them that God will provide. Paul is not writing about food, fine wine, or financial security, but the “glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” No matter our circumstances, we, too, can trust that God will give us what we need.

GO: Imagine Paul, stuck in a prison cell – hungry, thirsty, and probably in pain. And yet he seeks to bolster the Philippian Church, assuring them, “I can do all things in him who strengthens me,” and thanking them: “Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress.” What a powerful faith, and a witness to gratitude of God’s gifts – including the gift of people who love us. I’ve been fortunate to have met people who, facing a chronic disease, the loss of a loved one, or physical challenges, still seem to be looking out for everyone else. Nearly to a person, they say they draw on their faith – and I’ve had the rare opportunity to hear their stories as an editor for a Catholic magazine. They inspire me to keep talking to God every day, so when that next challenge comes – and it will – I, too, can turn to my faith for strength. And it doesn’t stop there. By our example, we can accompany those around us as they carry their burdens, assuring them that they don’t face their trials alone.

ACTION: St. Paul says: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” Keep a gratitude journal and write down the ways God has provided for you. Thank God, and then reach out and thank the people who have supported you when things got tough.

The Rosary: Our Spiritual Weapon

Pick of the Week

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.

As you are aware, in past months especially, our Church has been confronted with a series of complex, controversial issues that have caused pain and confusion to many throughout the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond. Our efforts to communicate our actions, and the rationale behind our decisions, have not always been as effective as we hoped. Hence, we have developed this new way of communicating with you."

- 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.

Como ustedes saben, durante los últimos meses especialmente, nuestra Iglesia se ha enfrentado a una serie de temas complejos y controvertidos que han causado dolor y confusión a muchos en toda la Arquidiócesis de Newark y más allá. Nuestros esfuerzos por comunicar nuestras acciones, y la justificación detrás de nuestras decisiones, no siempre han sido tan eficaces como esperábamos. Por lo tanto, hemos desarrollado esta nueva forma de comunicarse con usted."  - Cardenal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Arzobispo de Newark.

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]


FORMED Daily Flyer

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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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. 

Crisis Magazine

Wilton Gregory Is the Deep Church

No one should be surprised by the recent revelation that Pope Francis believes that civil unions between same-sex couples ought to be legal. Just as no one should be surprised by the promotion of Wilton Gregory—Archbishop of Washington, D.C., oligarch, and political activist—to the College of Cardinals this past Sunday. The two are intimately connected, […]

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For Catholics, There’s Only One Choice

As the grandson of immigrants, I was raised to think that to be Catholic automatically meant being a Democrat; after all, it was the Democratic Party that had been so involved in assisting the newly-arrived with possibilities for financial security and upward mobility. The first presidential election in which I could vote (as a seminarian […]

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Joe Biden’s 800-Pound Gorilla

We’ve been hearing a great deal of noise lately from Democrat politicians about Judge Amy Coney Barret, in whose dark soul they are horrified to find that “the dogma lives loudly…” So intolerable is the threat she poses, they tell us, that in thwarting her nomination to the Supreme Court they are engaged in the […]

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Couple believes “God has a sense of humor” after surprise second set of twins

Couple prays God will be a helping hand as their second set of identical twins arrive.

Couple believes “God has a sense of humor” after surprise second set of twins

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Why it’s beneficial for your child to make their First Confession at a young age

Teaching a young child to go to confession offers them a jump start on their entire sacramental life.

Why it’s beneficial for your child to make their First Confession at a young age

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Which apostle are you most like?

Each of the Twelve had a distinct personality, and you might see yourself in one of them.

Which apostle are you most like?

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Catholic World Report

Abortion and Racism: Conversations with three black, pro-life leaders

As this past summer of protests and racial unrest was heating up, I began hearing increasing criticism directed at the American pro-life movement. An extreme, but telling example came from Rolling Stone Magazine’s Jamil Smith [...]

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Is “same-sex love” really a thing?

“Gay Catholic” writer Eve Tushnet has done it again—in an October 24th commentary in the Washington Post, Tushnet repeats her years-long promotion of “same-sex love,” asking in the piece’s title “What, exactly, does Pope Francis [...]

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Louisiana voters will decide whether to amend constitution to exclude ‘right to abortion’

Denver Newsroom, Oct 27, 2020 / 04:21 pm (CNA).- Voters in Louisiana will decide Nov. 3 on a constitutional amendment, authored by a pro-life Democrat, which would prevent Louisiana’s courts finding a “right to abortion,” or to public abortion funding, in the state’s constitution.

Under Amendment 1, also known as the “Love Life Amendment,” the Louisiana constitution would be updated to state that “nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

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Decent Films


At this point it seems pretty clear that the kiss of death, creatively speaking, for Disney’s new line of live-action/CGI remakes is a Broadway musical.

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Marco Pontecorvo’s Fátima is the first screen version of the Marian apparitions at Fátima and the “Miracle of the Sun” I’ve seen that feels like the characters are living through the story’s events in the present tense.

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Words on Bathroom Walls

Halfway through I found myself rooting for the film to be the best version of itself, a sign that a film is working even when it’s not completely successful.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Charity Teams with Parents in Fight to Release Kidnapped Pakistani Girl

Victim of Forced Conversion to Islam

The post Charity Teams with Parents in Fight to Release Kidnapped Pakistani Girl appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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National Vocation Awareness Week to be Celebrated November 1-7, 2020 in United States

Encouraging Trends Despite Pandemic

The post National Vocation Awareness Week to be Celebrated November 1-7, 2020 in United States appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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‘Keep heart, Be heart, Give heart!’

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns, Ireland

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Bishop Barron on Why Being Good Is Not Enough

No indication whatsoever is given in Scripture that the moral prescriptions are somehow more important than the liturgical prescriptions. Being a good person is not enough—it’s crucially important to be aligned to God in his divine splendor through ritual and ceremony. My concern is, as our churches begin to open, that some may forget the vital importance and essentiality of the Mass.

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Bishop Barron on Canceling Padre Serra

The entire effort to erase the memory of St. Junípero Serra is from a historical standpoint ridiculous and from a moral standpoint more than a little frightening. When we see mobs of people tearing down and desecrating statues of a great Catholic saint, how can we not see the ugly specter of anti-Catholicism raising its head? Be sure to read the Word on Fire St. Junípero Serra FAQ page >>…

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Bishop Barron on King, Aquinas, and Our Nation’s Future

The political nests within the moral, which nests within the sacred. We know that there are social wrongs which need to be made right, but our civic engagement must have a spiritual and moral center, grounded in the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Aquinas.

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Four Principles for Catholics during Election Season

Every four years, Catholics face an intense dilemma in regard to the vote. There are ardently Catholic Democrats who wonder how their co-religionists could possibly choose a Republican candidate, and there are ardently Catholic Republicans who express precisely the opposite opinion. And both sides, typically, look with eagerness to their bishops and priests to resolve the tension. Each presidential election cycle, the Church endeavors to clarify the issue, usually to the satisfaction of very few. However, under the rubric of “once more unto the breach, dear friends,” let me try to provide some direction by articulating four basic principles. First, Catholic social teaching clearly goes beyond the split between Republican and Democrat, between liberal and conservative, and therefore corresponds perfectly with neither political camp. Anyone who says that either of our political parties perfectly, or even adequately, represents Catholic social thought is simply misinformed. Broadly speaking, the Democratic Party advocates…

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Cuatro principios para los católicos durante la temporada electoral

Cada cuatro años, los católicos se enfrentan a un dilema intenso con respecto a la votación. Hay demócratas ardientemente católicos que se preguntan cómo otros católicos pueden elegir un candidato republicano, y hay republicanos ardientemente católicos que expresan precisamente la opinión opuesta. Y ambos lados, típicamente, miran con ansias a sus obispos y sacerdotes para resolver la tensión. Cada ciclo de elecciones presidenciales, la Iglesia se esfuerza por aclarar el tema, generalmente para la satisfacción de muy pocos. Sin embargo, bajo la rúbrica de “una vez más a la brecha, queridos amigos”, permítanme tratar de proporcionar alguna dirección mediante la articulación de cuatro principios básicos. Primero, la doctrina social de la Iglesia Católica va claramente más allá de la división entre republicano y demócrata, entre liberal y conservador, y por lo tanto no se corresponde perfectamente con ningún campo político. Cualquiera que diga que cualquiera de nuestros partidos políticos representa…

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Acknowledging an Abyss; Finding a Bridge

One of the most remarkable differences between the social protests of the 1960’s and those of today is that the former were done in concert with, and often under the explicit leadership of, religious people. One has only to think of the crucially important role played by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and so many of his colleagues and disciples in the civil rights demonstrations fifty and sixty years ago. But we don’t find today the same concert between those agitating for social change and the religious leadership. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. Perhaps the most important is simply that the number of people who subscribe to religion, especially in the ranks of the young, has precipitously dropped in our society. But I also think that there is something subtler at play as well, and I have to put on my philosopher’s hat to articulate it. In…

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