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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.

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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

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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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. 15 Memorial of St. Bonaventure, bishop and doctor, Memorial

St. Bonaventure was born in Italy in 1221. He joined the Franciscan Order and went to Paris for his studies. He was made General of his Order and deserves to be reckoned its second founder for his work in consolidating an institution that was as yet ill-defined in nature. St. Bonaventure died at Lyons in 1274 during the general Council between Greeks and Latins held in this city. Dante had already included him among the inhabitants of his "Paradise". He is known as the Seraphic Doctor.

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Jul. 14 Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him (Luke 10:33-34).

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Jul. 13 Saturday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Henry; St.Clelia Barbieri, foundress (Italy), Opt. Mem.

Henry II, successively Duke of Bavaria, King of Germany and Emperor, devoted himself to the spread of religion by rebuilding churches and founding monasteries. Until the end of his life he displayed the virtues of a great saint. Together with his wife, St. Cunegunda, he founded the bishopric of Bamberg and, at his death in 1024, was buried in the cathedral there; his holy wife was laid by his side fifteen years later. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, St. Henry's feast is celebrated on July 15.

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The hospital boat ‘Pope Francis’ will meet medical and religious needs in the Amazon

The floating hospital will serve 11 communities, roughly 700,000 people.

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HHS reminds hospitals of obligation to treat infants “born-alive” after abortion 

Agency outlines the rights of premature babies and abortion survivors to same medical care available to everyone.

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Meet the first judoka with Down syndrome to obtain her black belt in Canada

Now, she wants to become her teacher's assistant.

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Catholic World Report

Teens encounter Christ by serving homeless persons in DC

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- It is an overcast day with threatening rain clouds overhead, but the mood in the basement of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Northeast Washington is downright sunny. Here, a group of Catholic teens are hard at work helping to prepare the “Holy Foods Market” food pantry for one of its monthly openings, and then later in the day they would make and distribute bagged lunches to some of DC’s homeless population.

The teens, under the supervision of adult volunteers, were participating in Encounter the Gospel of Life’s Service Camp, a weeklong program that place groups of teenagers with nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area, where they serve during the day. At night, there are keynote speeches, concerts, prayers, and community building.

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Reflections on authority in liturgy today

Editor’s note: This essay was presented in a slightly different form as a plenary address to the Colloquium of the Church Music Association of America in Philadelphia on July 3, 2019. Introduction In some Anglican [...]

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A timely appeal to those in holy orders: “Suffer the coming of God’s love!”

My experience of reading and praying with Deacon James Keating’s Remain in Me was not unlike that delayed ‘pow!’ one gets when enjoying certain single-malt scotches. I would read a few lines or a paragraph, [...]

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Decent Films

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tony, Tony, Tony. How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

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Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 does not continue the story of the first three films, but casts about for new things to do in this world with the sprawling cast of characters in Bonnie’s orbit, most of whom once revolved around the now-absent figure of Andy.

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<em>Emanuel</em>: Racial violence and Christian forgiveness

Forgiveness in the face of murderous violence is a radical act that remains as shocking and controversial today as it was when a Second Temple–era Palestinian prophet commanded his disciples to love and to pray for those who persecuted them and ended his mortal life praying for divine forgiveness for his own executioners.

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CNS Movie Reviews




Commentary on the Culture

Self-serving apologies: Not the Catholic way

If you want to seize the contemporary moral high ground, I suggest you apologize for something your ancestors or your organization or your country did hundreds of years ago, checking first to ensure that the behavior in question is universally excoriated in our own more enlightened times. Above all, do not apply an absolute standard to the contemporary conduct of your country, your organization, or yourself, lest you must apologize for some sin that everybody else believes to be good—some evil for which the world hates not the sin but the apology itself.

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The diplomat and theologian: On the Truth and the limits of inclusivity

Two stories in last Friday’s news caught my attention precisely because of the potential for contradiction in the treatment of the principles they represent. The first, headlined “Vatican diplomat: Foster tolerance, inclusivity to counter attacks on religious believers”, favors the promotion of mutual respect as a matter of simple prudence, that is, to keep Catholics and other religious believers from being negatively targeted. This is understandable in the diplomatic context, especially when addressing cultures hostile to Christianity. But the second, entitled “Eternal salvation is the Church’s concern, papal theologian emphasizes”, more clearly identifies the horizon against which the principles governing the first must be understood. Let me explain.

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In York with a martyr: The challenge of Margaret Clitherow

National Catholic Register

Colombian Bishop Uses Holy Water to ‘Drive Out the Devil’

By Patti Armstrong | A Colombian bishop’s determination to exorcise a violent, crime-ridden city in his diocese by pouring holy water from the air, was executed instead by a fire engine. As reported by La República, Bishop Rubén...

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks

By Kathy Schiffer | When I was in elementary school, my parents splurged on a membership to the Catholic Youth Book Club. I was an avid reader, and we lived quite a distance from the library – so each month I’d thrill to tear...

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Summertime Camp Adventures: Outdoor Fun With a Catholic Focus

By Roxanne King | Catholic summer camps provide youth and families the opportunity to experience the beauty of God’s creation while enjoying fellowship and fun and deepening one’s faith. Here is a sample...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Drought Emergency Strikes Angola

2.3 Million People in State of Food Insecurity; 490,000 are Children

The post Drought Emergency Strikes Angola appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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ACN Welcomes Vital Review into Persecution of Christians

Report Commissioned by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The post ACN Welcomes Vital Review into Persecution of Christians appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Filipino Elected First Asian Head of Dominicans

Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III: 'Mission is not what we do, mission is who we are'

The post Filipino Elected First Asian Head of Dominicans appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Cardinal vicar of Rome calls on each parish to create 12-person missionary team (CNS)

“Don’t go looking for those who have shown they are prudent, measured, and detail-oriented,” said Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of Rome since 2017. “We do not need competent and qualified professionals.” Instead, he called for the inclusion of “people who draw outside the lines, people whom the Holy Spirit has made passionate about imperfection ... [who] are able to dream, to infect others with their dreams and want to experience something new.”

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Chile removes statute of limitations on child sex abuse (Reuters)

In 2018, the national prosecutor’s office announced a wide-ranging probe into priestly sexual abuse.

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Deacon attacked at Trappist abbey in Oregon (Catholic Sentinel (Portland))

The deacon, who serves as the abbey’s facilities manager, then “vigorously resisted and subdued the attacker when he tried to run away,” according to the report.

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