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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.


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.            

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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

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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]

Special Intention / In Memory of Your Loved One

Weekday Mass Intention    Donation $15
Weekend Mass Intention   Donation $20
Bread & Wine   Donation $25
Sanctuary Candle   Donation $25
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

Oct. 22 Tuesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. John Paul II, Opt. Mem.

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion of the optional memorial of St. John Paul II in the proper calendar of the dioceses of the United States for today.

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Oct. 21 Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Hilarion, who was born of pagan parents near Gaza in Palestine toward the close of the third century. He studied at Alexandria and became a Christian at the age of 15. Following the example of St. Anthony in Egypt, Hilarion resolved to become a hermit in the desert, and Anthony himself trained the youth. He gave all his possessions to the poor, and became the father of monasticism in Palestine and Syria, famous for his miracles and sanctity. He lived to be over 80, dying on the island of Cyprus in 372.

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Oct. 20 Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

Jesus told his disciples a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me against my adversary.' For a while he refused; but afterwords he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming (Lk 18:1-6).'"

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Bishop Barron on the Canonization of St. John Henry Newman

Bishop Barron reflects on the recent canonization of St. John Henry Newman, which he attended in Rome. Find more on Newman at…

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Bishop Barron on St. John Henry Newman: Beyond the Left and the Right

As I read the myriad commentaries on St. John Henry Newman before his canonization, I’m particularly struck by how often he is co-opted by the various political parties active in the Church today—and how this co-opting both distorts Newman and actually makes him less interesting and relevant for our time. I should like to show this by drawing attention to two major themes in Newman’s writing—namely, the development of doctrine and the primacy of conscience.

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Bishop Barron on His Theological Path

The story of Pope John Paul II’s reverence for the great theologian Henri de Lubac tells us a lot about the state of Catholic theology today and where we are in terms of many arguments going on in the Church. It also sheds light on the theological path that I’ve tried to walk with my work.

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John Henry Newman in Full

I write these words in the Rome airport, on my way to England, where I will deliver a paper on St. John Henry Newman and evangelization. I’m still basking in the glow of the splendid Mass of canonization yesterday, presided over by Pope Francis and attended by tens of thousands of bishops, priests, and faithful from all over the world. Hanging from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica during the liturgy was a marvelous tapestry featuring a portrait of Newman, and I found myself gazing at it frequently as the Mass progressed. I couldn’t help but wonder what Newman himself would have thought if someone had told him when he arrived in Rome in 1846 to commence studies for the Catholic priesthood that one day in the distant future his Mass of canonization would be celebrated at St. Peter’s. He would have been, I’m quite sure, utterly flummoxed. Newly…

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Newman por completo

Escribo estas palabras en el aeropuerto de Roma, de camino a Inglaterra, donde presento un paper sobre San John Henry Newman y la evangelización. Sigo deslumbrado por la espléndida Misa de canonización de ayer, presidida por el papa Francisco y de la que participaron decenas de miles de obispos, sacerdotes y fieles de todo el mundo. Colgando de la galería central de la basílica de San Pedro durante la liturgia estuvo el maravilloso tapiz que representaba a Newman, y estuve observándolo frecuentemente mientras progresaba la Misa. No puedo ni imaginar lo que Newman hubiera pensado si alguien le hubiera dicho en 1846, cuando llegó a Roma para empezar sus estudios para el sacerdocio, que un día en un futuro distante tendría lugar su Misa de canonización en San Pedro. Seguramente se hubiera quedado atónito. Recientemente convertido a la fe, visto por muchos de sus antiguos correligionarios como un traidor, incómodo…

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St. John Henry Newman

As I compose these words, I am preparing to leave for Rome, where I will attend the canonization Mass for John Henry Newman, and then for Oxford, where I will give a paper on Newman’s thought in regard to evangelization. Needless to say, the great English convert is much on my mind these days. As I read the myriad commentaries on the new saint, I’m particularly struck by how often he is co-opted by the various political parties active in the Church today—and how this co-opting both distorts Newman and actually makes him less interesting and relevant for our time. I should like to show this by drawing attention to two major themes in Newman’s writing—namely, the development of doctrine and the primacy of conscience. St. John Henry Newman did indeed teach that doctrines, precisely because they exist in the play of lively minds, develop over time. And he did…

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News from Vatican

Bosnia Police halting migrants as crisis escalates

Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina have pulled dozens of migrants off a train to prevent them from reaching a northwestern region of the Balkan nation, where an overcrowded refugee camp is without water supplies for a second consecutive day. The incident added to mounting international concerns about the humanitarian situation of the region's thousands of migrants who have fled war, persecution, and poverty.

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Amazon Synod Briefing: Networking and co-responsibility

While the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon continues discussions on the draft of the final document, four Synod participants share their insights and experiences at a press briefing in the Holy See Press Office on Tuesday afternoon.

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Northern Ireland Bishops: Legalization of abortion marks 'a tragic day'

The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland decry legislation, which came into effect on Tuesday, that legalizes abortion and gay marriage.

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Scourging at the Pillar: The punishment that makes us whole

In this month of the Rosary, take a moment to reflect on the Second Sorrowful Mystery.

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Archaeologists uncover road to the Temple Mount, built by Pontius Pilate

Coins found under magnificent Jerusalem street point to construction by the local Roman governor.

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The surprising phrase that can make all the difference

We've all heard these words, but they really work, even in our spiritual lives.

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Catholic World Report

The third and final week of the Synod begins with a splash

October 21, Rome: The Pan-Amazonian Synod entered its third and final week today. The draft document, a compilation of proposals from 12 small discussion groups (known as circoli minori), will be kneaded into shape this [...]

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Digital rosary discovered to be hackable, Vatican says it has fixed bugs

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2019 / 07:40 pm (CNA).- Shortly after the new “smart rosary” bracelet was released last week, the Vatican discovered an easy route for hackers to retrieve a user’s personal information. The issue has since been fixed.

Launched on Oct. 15, the device is called an eRosary and allows users to track their prayers, find spiritual resources, and connect with an online prayer community.

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How parishes can help address the epidemic of domestic abuse

Washington D.C., Oct 21, 2019 / 06:02 pm (CNA).- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons need additional training to address, says one priest who runs the country’s largest parish-based ministry to counter the probl... [...]

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Decent Films

Ad Astra

There seems to be no reason for the title Ad Astra, meaning “to the stars,” to be in Latin, except to highlight writer–director James Gray’s elevated intentions.

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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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CNS Movie Reviews

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.

Commentary on the Culture

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Pressures on the Faith in the American Civil War. And now?

In an intriguing new book by Fr. Charles P. Connor, the Catholic position on slavery leading up to and during the American Civil War (1861-1865) is explored in considerable depth. What we learn from it is how much cultural conditioning and competing interests can modify or “slant” the moral positions of bishops within the same Church.

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Revised: Non-ordination of women: Not a dogma?

[October 4, 2019: In response to many questions from those who had trouble with the argument, I have revised this essay from earlier in the week. If you found it confusing, I hope you will read it again.]

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National Catholic Register

6 Bishops Who Knew John Paul II Share Their Memories of Him

By Jim Graves | May 20 is the 98th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II (1920-2005). Elected in 1978, he went on to serve over 26 years as pope, making him among the longest-serving popes in history. He had a major...

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All Saints Robotics Team Comes to Portland, Maine

By Jim Graves | A trip to Kentucky, a daughter’s passion for technology, and two parents inspired by creating opportunities for both girls and boys in computer science and engineering, have led to the creation and rise of a...

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Cardinal Urosa: Amazon Synod Must Proclaim Christ, Church’s Main Mission

By Cardinal Jorge Urosa | We are now nearing the end of the Pan-Amazon synod. We have already seen the results of the various circuli minores (small working groups), most interesting and challenging;...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Australian Bishops Mark Improved Response to Sexual Abuse Crisis

Archbishop Mark Coleridge on Anniversary of National Apology to Survivors and Victims.

The post Australian Bishops Mark Improved Response to Sexual Abuse Crisis appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon at Newman Thanksgiving Vespers

'Saints are not recognized for their passionless lack of obvious sins, but because of the transparency with which they face the entanglements of life.'

The post Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon at Newman Thanksgiving Vespers appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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President of Polish Episcopate Asks Pope Francis to Proclaim St. John Paul II Doctor of Church and Patron of Europe

Request Supported by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz 

The post President of Polish Episcopate Asks Pope Francis to Proclaim St. John Paul II Doctor of Church and Patron of Europe appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Amazonian 'Way of the Cross' prayed during synod (CNA)

“The smoke of some plants that burned in a bowl was spread among the attendees with a feather,” according to the report. “Upon arriving at St. Peter’s Square, while meditating on the final station, some participants lay on the ground, upon the photographs of the so-called martyrs of the Amazon, pretending to be dead.”

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Vatican publishes excerpts of Pope's new book on prayer (Vatican News)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has written the foreword to the new work, entitled “Prayer.”

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Small island states: Vatican Secretary of State expresses concerns about development, climate change (Holy See Mission)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin made his remarks at a recent UN meeting.

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