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.

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.



That, during this Year of St. Joseph, we may care for one another the way Joseph cared for Jesus, the Son of God. We pray:

That all fathers may be inspired during this Year of Saint Joseph to imitate him as loving husbands and parents to their families. We pray:

That all refugees may be consoled during this Year of Saint Joseph by the saint who cared for his family when fleeing danger. We pray:

For all who labor to earn their daily bread; may they be strengthened during this Year of Saint Joseph, and may they receive a just wage. We pray:

For all those who quietly minister in the Lord’s vineyard. May they be inspired by Joseph, the silent saint, to work humbly for God. We pray:

For all families, that during this Year of Saint Joseph they may grow together in joy and love, as did Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We pray:

For unborn children and their parents;
For the elderly and the seriously ill;
For those on death row and all victims of violence; may all life be protected through the intercession of Saint Joseph. We pray:


Livestream Liturgies

You are welcome to watch and share with others our pre-recorded Stations of the Cross.


Every Friday during Lent 8:30A.M; 7:00P.M; 8:00P.M (in Spanish)



Transfiguration of Christ

Source:    Wikimedia
Artist:     Unknown - circa 1600


Second Sunday of Lent
February 28, 2021

Mass at 10 AM
Worship Aid

II Domingo de Cuaresma
Febrero 27, 2021


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 - March 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 - March 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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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.



The Search Episode 3 Teaser

Now explore the depths of that purpose and what it means for you. Watch The Search, a beautiful new video program that explores life’s big questions.

Access Episode #3 at FORMED.org. Not signed up on FORMED.org? Visit www.FORMED.org/signup and search for our parish by name or Zip code.

The Story of The Search

Do any of these situations or stories sound familiar?

  • You get the big promotion, but it doesn’t make you happy for more than a day or two.

  • You buy the fancy car, but the thrill is over by the time you pull into the garage.

  • Your team wins the Super Bowl... and you all you have to show for it was an expensive jersey with someone else’s name on it.

  • The things we expect to fulfill us don’t...

  • Why is life this way? Why are we here?

    Not just here in these bodies on this planet and in this year. But why do we exist? Why are we filled with longing?

Our friends at the Augustine Institute have created an award-winning video-based series that’s turning heads as it explores fundamental questions and mysteries like these. It’s called The Search, and the national reception to it has been so enthusiastic that we are bringing it here, to our parish, for all our spiritual benefit and growth.

The Search is a multi-part video based spiritual experience from the producers of the FORMED online platform many of us use for faith formation at our parish. The production is beautiful. None of this rec room or fake library feeling to it. The well-known Catholic evangelist Chris Stefanick hosts The Search.

Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about. And when all is said and done, life’s questions demand to be answered.

Are you ready for The Search?



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

We say thank you so much to all who made generous donation to our parish in this difficult time for everyone. Please, be assured, that our Parish Community will keep you and your family in constant prayers at our daily Rosary.
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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).


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]


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. 

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

Rev. Juan Pablo Esteban, Priest in Residence

Halina Pieklo, Parish Office Administrator 908-241-1250

Arthur Kazmierczak, Receptionist 908-241-1250

Deborah Biddulph, CCD Coordinator 908-764-5838

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


FORMED Daily Flyer

Special Intention / In Memory of Your Loved One

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Grow+Go Digital Content

February 21, 2021
First Sunday of Lent

Gn 9:8-15

1 Pt 3:18-22

Mk 1:12-15


 GROW: Even amid the forced slowdown of a pandemic, distractions abound: Netflix bingeing, online shopping, even positive pursuits like home organizing and personal fitness. I confess I indulge in all of these (except for home organizing). Lent challenges me to let go of the unnecessary distractions and dare to make friends with solitude, which can be a daunting proposition because it means keeping company with my own thoughts. Jesus, our human and divine Savior, faced the desert and was tempted by Satan. But he also emerged from the desert, and announced himself and the Gospel to the people of Galilee. He goes on to accept his death on a cross for the sake of our salvation, the fulfillment of the covenant between God and his people. As we enter Lent, as we enter our desert, we pray for the fortitude to forego temptation, opening our hearts to God’s will for us, and ready to proclaim it to the world.

GO:  What are you doing for Lent this year? I ask our kids that every Ash Wednesday around the dinner table, and one or more of us often scramble for a plan. “Umm … candy! I’ll give up candy except Snickers.” “No Netflix!” Or we take the “do good” route: “I’ll pray more.” “I’ll help with chores.” “I’ll volunteer or donate to charity.” All good things. Whatever “the plan,” however, today’s Gospel challenges me to be quiet and listen. While a plan gives us accountability and can lead to growth, sometimes less truly can be more. This year, I’d like to spend less time planning and more time listening for God’s voice in the silence, which I find personally challenging. For others, the desert may look quite different. However we decide to approach Lent, let us pray that these 40 days bring us closer to God and our lives more in line with his will for us.  

PRAY: “One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” The verse before today’s Gospel caught my attention. What can I pare away from my daily life to make room for the word of God? For those of us whose minds tend to wander when praying silently, perhaps listening to the daily readings can be a good way to start or end the day.

Liturgical Year

Feb. 26 Friday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of St. Porphyrius, a wealthy Greek who became a hermit first in the desert of Skete in Egypt and then in Palestine on the banks of the Jordan. Much against his will he was raised to the see of Gaza, which he ruled with extraordinary energy, ability and success. He almost completely uprooted the remnants of paganism in his diocese. His biography written by his deacon Mark is one of the most valuable historical sources of the fifth century.

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Feb. 25 Thursday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

According to the Roman Martyrology today is the feast of St. Walburga, sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald. She became a nun at Wimborne in Dorset under St. Tatta and followed St. Lioba to Germany at the invitation of St. Boniface. She died abbess of Hiedenheim, whence her relics were translated to Eichstatt.

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Feb. 24 Wednesday of the First Week of Lent, Weekday

But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his wife), and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate" (Mark 10:5-9).

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Saint of the Day

Saint Maria Bertilla Boscardin

Image: Statue of Santa Bertilla | facade of Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Cagnano, Italy | photo by Threecharlie

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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.

Crisis Magazine

Pushing the Elderly Out of Sight

It is both an underappreciated detail and a morbid irony that, as it celebrates the presidential inauguration of a man nearing his ninth decade on earth, the American Left shows more scorn than ever for the elderly and old age. Take, for instance, Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and the brother of Obama’s White House chief […]

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Why Catholics Should Care About Bitcoin

It’s been a predictable cycle over the past few years: the price of Bitcoin rapidly rises, and news feeds are filled with Bitcoin-related articles. Heck, I even wrote one of those articles for the Federalist four years ago when Bitcoin was trading around $1,000. Then the price falls or is stable, and Bitcoin returns to […]

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The Bishop Crisis with Dr. Janet Smith

Dr. Janet Smith talks with Crisis Magazine Editor Eric Sammons about the current crisis in the Church, particularly among our bishops. She pulls no punches in calling out our shepherds for their lack of faith! Listen to the podcast above, or watch it on YouTube:

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Pick of the Week

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.


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.


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​.


Retreat houses offer COVID-era spiritual direction online

Stress, isolation of pandemic leading people to reexamine faith life.

Retreat houses offer COVID-era spiritual direction online

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Cardinal Cantalamessa’s 1st Lent 2021 sermon: Repent and believe

3 Components of conversion as seen in the three references of the New Testament.

Cardinal Cantalamessa’s 1st Lent 2021 sermon: Repent and believe

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Why Lent is a matter of priorities

St. Ignatius gives some helpful criteria for making decisions, which is actually a very Lenten practice.

Why Lent is a matter of priorities

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Catholic World Report

Australia’s Catholic bishops issue plenary council working document

CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2021 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Australia’s Catholic bishops on Thursday issued a working document ahead of the first assembly of a landmark plenary council in October.

The text, released on Feb. 25, will inform discussions ... [...]

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Head of German Catholic bishops: ‘I do not deny Communion to a Protestant who asks for it’

CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- The president of the German Catholic bishops’ conference said on Thursday that he would continue to give Holy Communion to Protestants who ask for it.

Bishop Georg Bätzing told journalists at a pre... [...]

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As Fr Pfleger abuse inquiry continues, Chicago archdiocese counters ‘misconceptions’ of priest’s supporters

Chicago, Ill., Feb 25, 2021 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- Defenders of outspoken activist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger are wrong to claim an investigation has cleared him of decades-old sexual abuse allegations or to claim that the priest was singled out, the Archd... [...]

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Liturgy Q&A: More on Pro Populo Masses

And Update on This Liturgy Column

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Zenit English Thanks Readers and Supporters

Operations Suspended Today

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Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri in South-East Nigeria Kidnapped

Bishop Moses Chikwe

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Decent Films

Christopher Plummer, the cross, and the swastika

“That damn movie follows me around like an albatross,” Christopher Plummer once fumed about the one film for which — despite a prolific, varied, successful career in film, television, and theater — he would always be best known.

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SDG’s top films, 2000 – 2020

21 years. That’s how long I’ve been at this. A film list 21 years in the making. 21 top films. 21 runners-up. 21 honorable mentions.

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Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 is bonkers in a way that superhero movies these days don’t have the nerve to be.

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