All the following Masses and devotion are being streamed live and then are posted onto the St. Joseph the Carpenter YouTube channel:
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,
If you are considering making a tax-deductible contribution to our parish, please visit our parish GoFundMe page: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/st-joseph-the-carpenter-church to make your contribution, or use our We Share site, or simply mail your envelopes to the Parish Office.
Office of Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Newark
Holy Week in Time of Covid 19 (3/26/20)
The following has been prepared by the Office of Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Newark for Holy Week in accordance with the Decree issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship, “In time of Covid-19” protocol number 153/20.
Lent and the Time Leading Up to Holy Week - Church Visitation
With the closing of all churches, church buildings should be locked. No public celebrations of the liturgy, devotions or exposition of the Blessed Sacrament may be held.
IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK, ALL PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS OF HOLY WEEK, INCLUDING PALM SUNDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY, HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.
Churches may not be open for public prayer during the Paschal Triduum; no public liturgies or events may be scheduled. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is not permitted during the Paschal Triduum. This year, the Eucharist should remain in the tabernacle for the duration of the three days.
5th Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020
St. Joseph's YouTube Channel
A Message from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, April 1, 2020
Spiritual Closeness in a Time of Social Distancing: Seven Suggestions
As Christians, we encounter Jesus in his people—our families and friends, our neighbors and fellow parishioners, our co-workers and school mates, even people we don’t know personally (strangers) who we come in contact with as we go about our daily lives. Jesus tells us that we find him in the “least of these” brothers and sisters (cf. Mt 25: 31-46), so being close to them means being close to him.
Un mensaje del Cardenal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Arzobispo de Newark, Abril 1, 2020
Cercanía Espiritual en un Tiempo de Distanciamiento Social:
Siete Sugerencias, Como cristianos, encontramos a Jesús en su pueblo—nuestras familias y, amigos, nuestros vecinos y miembros de la comunidad parroquial, nuestros compañeros de trabajo y de escuela, incluso en las personas que no conocemos personalmente (extraños) con quienes entramos en, contacto a medida que desarrollamos nuestra vida diaria. Jesús nos dice que lo encontramos en los "más humildes" hermanos y hermanas (cf. Mt 25: 31-46), por lo que estar cerca de ellos significa estar cerca de él.
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.
Rejoice in the Lord by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark
We should not distance ourselves from solidarity with each other.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
For me, the decision to suspend all public celebrations of the Mass, schools and other gatherings in the Archdiocese of Newark due to the coronavirus was a painful one. As you’re aware, Catholics have been dispensed from their Sunday obligation, and all public forms of worship are suspended, including previously scheduled confirmations, first communions and penitential services. Baptisms, funerals, burials and previously scheduled weddings must be postponed until further notice. All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until further notice. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until further notice.
We suspended on-site operations in our Catholic elementary and high schools, shifting to online teaching. So far, the reports from parents and staff have been positive. We are committed to paying teacher salaries and not eliminating any jobs during this temporary shutdown.
-- Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.
Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo,
Para mí, la decisión de suspender todas las celebraciones públicas de la Misa, escuelas y otras reuniones en la Arquidiócesis de Newark debido al coronavirus fue dolorosa. Como ustedes saben, los Católicos han sido dispensados de su obligación dominical, y todas las formas públicas de adoración ahora están suspendidas, incluyendo confirmaciones previamente programadas, primeras comuniones y servicios penitenciales. Bautizos, funerales, entierros y bodas previamente programadas, tienen que ser pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso. La oración privada en cualquier edificio parroquial debe interrumpirse hasta nuevo aviso.
Hemos suspendido las operaciones in situ en nuestras escuelas Católicas primarias y secundarias, cambiando a la enseñanza en línea. Hasta ahora, los informes de los padres y el personal han sido positivos. Estamos comprometidos a pagar los salarios de los maestros y no eliminar ningún trabajo
durante este cierre temporal.
-- Cardenal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Arzobispo de Newark.
The Archdiocese of Newark’s Coronavirus Task Force NEW DIRECTIVES effective March 25, 2020
The Archdiocese of Newark’s Coronavirus Task Force continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic situation and to aggregate guiding information from federal, state and local officials. Based on the latest information shared publicly, the following are the new directives issued by Cardinal Tobin for the Archdiocese of Newark and a reminder of his prior directives still in effect.
NEW DIRECTIVES effective March 25, 2020:
· Wakes and funerals must be postponed until further notice. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group. Burials may take place with only the priest.
· All baptisms must be postponed until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.
· All weddings are postponed until further notice.
· The Sacrament of Reconciliation is suspended until further notice with the exception of an extreme emergency.
· All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until further notice. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until further notice.
· Parish offices must be closed until further notice. Employees who provide essential services should be limited and on staggered schedules.
· Pastors should see that the Blessed Sacrament is renewed in tabernacles regularly from celebrations of private Masses.
The following directives REMAIN IN FORCE since March 18, 2020:
· All public celebrations of daily and Sunday Mass suspended until further notice.
· All public celebrations of the Sacraments and other public forms of worship suspended until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, previously scheduled Confirmations, celebrations of First Communion, penitential services, Communion services, and Liturgies of the Word.
· Anointing of the Sick: A priest may use a cotton-tipped swab or cotton ball as an instrument to anoint the sick person.
· Holy Water should be removed from all fonts.
· Celebrations of Mass should continue via live-streaming. Contributions also are gratefully accepted through usual channels including mailed envelopes, other online giving, Annual Appeal, etc.
· The Archdiocesan Center remains closed with limited and staggering of hours.
· Catholic Schools remain closed as directed by the State of New Jersey.
· All Archdiocese of Newark Catechetical education and events sponsored by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) are suspended.
Anyone who has had direct exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 is advised to carefully follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine protocols.
Archdiocesan employees will continue to work remotely, and should consult their supervisors for further guidance and to determine work assignments.
We encourage you to continue to visit https://covid19.nj.gov for accurate and updated information available to the residents of New Jersey. Also, please monitor our website at www.rcan.org/covid-19 and follow the Archdiocese of Newark’s social media channels @NwkArchdiocese for archdiocesan related announcements.
We continue to keep all affected individuals, families, first responders, and especially those on the front lines in our prayers throughout the coming days. Thank you.
FROM PASTOR'S DESK
My Dear Parishioners,
With steadfast prayer and thanksgiving,
“We glory in tribulations” (Rom. 5:3). Spiritual Resources from the Internet.
You may have heard the term spiritual communion used frequently in recent weeks. This term means that through our prayers we express our relationship with Christ and our desire for a deeper union with him. This understanding has long been a part of our Church's tradition. Through baptism, we are already united with Christ as sons and daughters of God. In the Eucharist, we experience a unique union with Christ, by receiving him both physically and spiritually into ourselves. To read more go to LPi website.
For: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF FRANCE go to First Things.
To read “We Glory in Tribulations” – Living the Faith When Public Worship is Prohibited, please go to Gloria Dei site.
Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19 from Cardinal Burke go to the official site of His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.
Juan Diego's Our Lady of Guadalupe Tilma
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe offered by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
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!
160 East 3rd Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey 07203
157 East 4th Ave.
Roselle, NJ 07203
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pick of the Week
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
Saint of the Day
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
Patrick Mullen, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560
Donna Crowley, Early Childhood 908-245-0569
Knights of Columbus
For more info ON ROSELLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ST. JOSEPH THE CARPENTER COUNCIL #3946 please click here or on the logo.
Our COUNCIL MEETINGS are held on 2ND Tuesday of the month, at 7:30PM in Bethany Hall (next to the Rectory), located at 157 E. 4th Ave, Roselle, NJ 07203.
DAILY MASS on April 3 and 4 at 10:00 A.M. - livestream
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION:
April 3, at 10:30 A.M. - livestream
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION:
April 4, at 10:30 A.M. - livestream
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5th:
Mass 10:00 A.M., 12:00 NOON in Spanish - livestream
HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 9th:
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 P.M. - livestream
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 10th:
Stations of the Cross at 12NOON - livestream
Liturgy of the Passion & Death of the Lord: 3:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M. (In Spanish) - livestream
HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 11th:
Easter Vigil Mass: 8:00 P.M. - livestream
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12:
Mass 10:00 A.M., 12:00 NOON (In Spanish) - livestream
ST. JOSEPH THE CARPENTER APP
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.
Mission Statement Of The 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.
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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Apr. 2 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent; Optional Memorial of St. Francis of Paola, hermit, Opt. Mem.
04/02/20 12:00 am
St. Francis was born at Paula in Calabria; after living as a hermit for five years (from the age of fourteen to nineteen) he gathered around him some companions with whom he led the religious life. This was the origin of a new order, to which he gave the name of Minims, that is "the least" in the house of God. Pope Sixtus IV sent him to France to help Louis XI on his deathbed. He remained there and founded a house of his Minims at Tours.Read More
04/01/20 12:00 am
"One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. (Mk 12:28)."Read More
03/31/20 12:00 am
Like the Pharisees we are quick to condemn the faults of others, often as a means of justifying ourselves. We cannot expect Christ to approve self-righteous indignation at our neighbor's weakness. He gives us the example of prudent silence and the incontrovertible principle: "He that is without sin . . . let him first cast a stone." In the face of these words and the consciousness of our own sinfulness, do we dare to condemn another? We have need to remember that only God can read the heart of man and that He alone can judge the guilt or merit of an action.Read More
BISHOP BARRON'S YOUTUBE VIDEOS
04/01/20 8:00 pm
The coronavirus and other catastrophes are but dramatic examples of a general truth about the nature of things, a truth that we all know in our bones but that we choose, typically, to cover up or overlook.
03/25/20 8:00 pm
The Church recommends three great spiritual practices for Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. But the readings during Lent suggest a fourth great practice: the forgiveness of one’s enemy.
03/18/20 8:00 pm
Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” This Pascalian “mot” has come to my mind a good deal in recent days as our entire country goes into shutdown mode due to the coronavirus. Perhaps we could all think of this time of semi-quarantine as an invitation to some monastic introspection, some serious confrontation with the questions that matter—some purposeful sitting alone in a room.
BISHOP BARRON'S ARTICLES
03/30/20 8:00 pm
I have lived in Santa Barbara, California for the past four years. In that brief time, my neighbors and I have experienced a number of real tragedies. Just over two years ago, the terrible Thomas Fire broke out in my pastoral region, in the vicinity of Thomas Aquinas College (hence the name). For a frightening month it made its devastating way from Santa Paula through Ventura, Carpenteria, Montecito, and eventually commenced to devour the foliage on the hills just north of my home. As I was standing one Saturday morning on my front lawn, staring uneasily at the flames, a retired fire captain stopped his car and yelled out the window, “Bishop, what are you still doing here? Embers are flying everywhere; this whole neighborhood could go up.” We were all relieved when, just days later, rains finally came and doused the flames. But that welcome rain became, in short…Read More
03/30/20 8:00 pm
He vivido en Santa Bárbara, California, durante los últimos cuatro años. En ese breve tiempo, mis vecinos y yo hemos experimentado una serie de tragedias reales. Hace poco más de dos años, el terrible incendio Thomas estalló en mi región pastoral, en las cercanías del Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino (en inglés Thomas Aquinas College, de ahí el nombre). Durante un mes espantoso hizo su devastador camino desde Santa Paula a través de Ventura, Carpenteria, Montecito, y finalmente comenzó a devorar el follaje de las colinas justo al norte de mi casa. Un sábado por la mañana, mientras estaba de pie en mi jardín delantero, mirando fijamente las llamas, un capitán de bomberos retirado detuvo su coche y gritó por la ventana: “Monseñor, ¿qué hace todavía aquí? las brasas están volando por todas partes; todo el vecindario podría incendiarse”. Todos nos sentimos aliviados cuando, unos días después, las lluvias finalmente…Read More
03/16/20 8:00 pm
Blaise Pascal said, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” The great seventeenth-century philosopher thought that most of us, most of the time, distract ourselves from what truly matters through a series of divertissements (diversions). He was speaking from experience. Though one of the brightest men of his age and one of the pioneers of the modern physical sciences and of computer technology, Pascal frittered away a good deal of his time through gambling and other trivial pursuits. In a way, he knew, such diversions are understandable, since the great questions—Does God exist? Why am I here? Is there life after death?—are indeed overwhelming. But if we are to live in a serious and integrated way, they must be confronted—and this is why, if we want our most fundamental problems to be resolved, we must be willing to spend time in a…Read More
04/02/20 1:24 pm
In today's world, Pope Francis notes, addictions have expanded into the "dangers of virtual space"Read More
04/02/20 10:48 am
Infectious Diseases chief credits Jesuits for helping him explain complex situations in lay terms.Read More
04/02/20 10:00 am
You thought there were already enough online spiritual resources, but the Dominicans of the Thomistic Institute have another idea.Read More
Catholic World Report
04/02/20 3:59 pm
Star Trek hasn’t been very good for decades, and it got much worse in 2017, when CBS made an attempt to go woke with the series Discovery. The show had all the strong female protagonists, [...]Read More
04/02/20 1:31 pm
CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2020 / 10:02 am (CNA).- St. John Paul II was the most traveled pope in history, logging some 700,000 miles and visiting nearly 130 countries. One of the first countries the [...]Read More
04/02/20 1:00 pm
Vatican City, Apr 2, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Pope St. John Paul II embraced suffering with love, even during his illness, a cardinal and the archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica said on the 15th anniversary of the saint’s death.
The spread o... [...]Read More
04/02/20 5:00 pm
In the last few weeks, articles about movies to stream while sheltering in place during your coronavirus quarantine have proliferated across the internet almost as fast as the virus has spread around the world. What makes this article different?Read More
04/02/20 5:00 pm
The Way Back blends the beats of two familiar genres, the underdog sports movie and the addiction and recovery movie, in the process finding a rhythm that feels at once familiar and not quite like anything I’ve seen before.Read More
04/02/20 5:00 pm
Pixar’s movies tend to play as metaphors for the creative rise and fall of Pixar itself. When someone says “Maybe this place isn’t as adventurous as it used to be,” it’s hard not to hear an echo of the filmmakers’ voices.Read More
04/02/20 3:10 am
Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State followed in the steps of New York and California to issue a statewide stay-at-home order, effective March 24, for a period of two weeks. In the midst of a complete shutdown of economic and social life and the rising number of cases and deaths in the state of Washington, Catholics […]Read More
04/02/20 3:00 am
England declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, just two days after the Nazis invaded Poland. It became a live question, with the Michaelmas term about to begin, whether universities in England should continue to carry out their essential task of learning. For at universities (and any educational institution) students learn (presumably!), and they […]Read More
04/01/20 3:10 am
Christendom has seen a plague or two in its day. On more than one occasion a worse pestilence than that which we now face has plunged the West into chaos, or brought it to a grinding halt. In every extraordinary time, however, the Church has remained semper idem and has remained, at the very least, […]Read More
National Catholic Register
04/02/20 4:00 pm
By Edward Pentin | Not much of Rome is open during this period of quarantine, but are any of the city’s nearly 400 churches?
To find out, I briefly took a short break from our quasi-house arrest to seek out some open churches,...Read More
04/02/20 4:00 pm
By Matt Hadro/CNA. | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chinese authorities have been accused of forcing Muslim Uyghurs to work in factories as the coronavirus pandemic spread in the country. One religious freedom...Read More
04/02/20 4:00 pm
By Fr. Roger Landry | This Lent has been one few of us will ever forget.
On Ash Wednesday, we were marked with ashes and reminded that we are dust and unto dust we shall return. Few of us realized just how Lent would become an...Read More
ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome
04/02/20 11:19 am
Cancelled for Good Friday Given the Pandemic
The post Collection for the Holy Land Deferred to September 13 appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
04/02/20 10:37 am
At Casa Santa Marta, Prays for the Homeless & Those Hidden in Cracks of Society
The post Look & Pray to St. Teresa of Calcutta (Full Text of Pope Francis’ Morning Homily) appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
04/02/20 9:52 am
'Another Vatican employee has tested positive and has been self isolating ever since his wife, who works in an Italian hospital, tested positive...'
The post Vatican Spokesman Matteo Bruni Gives Update on COVID19 Cases in Vatican appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
Catholic World News
04/02/20 6:04 am
“Federal judges for now blocked Texas, Ohio and Alabama from curbing most abortions amid the new coronavirus pandemic, after the states recently cited the need to preserve medical equipment and public health as reasons to halt the procedure,” the report begins.Read More
Citing religious freedom, Denver man files suit challenging state, city stay-at-home orders (Colorado Politics)
04/02/20 6:04 am
The lawsuit states, “As a result of the Orders listed above that restrict the gathering of more than ten people at a time, the plaintiff’s parish has ceased conducting weekly Mass, has ceased offering the Eucharist, and has ceased hearing confessions. The defendants’ conduct has impaired the plaintiff’s ability to freely exercise his religious faith, in violation of the First Amendment.”Read More
04/02/20 6:04 am
“The Communist government has not permitted churches to open for regular liturgical programs on grounds that the concentration of people could cause a relapse of COVID-19,” according to a local priest.Read More