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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.            

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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.

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

Mass Time for Travel

Masstimes LogoAre you traveling? Mass Time provides easy access to Mass schedules for traveling Catholics. Please click on link to find the nearby Catholic Church and Mass schedule. You also can check Mass time here.

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

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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

May. 26 Sixth Sunday of Easter, Sunday

"Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." We are not alone or without help in the life that we have embraced. The Church strengthens our faith and feeds our souls "with the pure milk of her teaching, with the bread of the Eucharist; she makes us witnesses of Christ's resurrection and of the victory which He won over the forces of evil."

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May. 25 Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, Opt. Mem.

St. Bede was born in England. A Benedictine, he was "the most observant and the happiest of all monks." His writings were so full of sound doctrine that he was called "Venerable" while still alive. He wrote commentaries on Holy Scripture and treatises on theology and history. He died at Jarrow, England.

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May. 24 Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter; Australia: Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians; Bl. Louis-Zepherin Moreau (Canada), Weekday

Today the Church in Australia celebrates the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians. Mary Help of Christians was adopted as patron of the new Church of Australia in 1844, at a significant time in their history. British settlement was just over fifty years old, the transportation of convicts was coming to an end, and the first elections in Australian history had been held in 1843. Issues of land, immigration and education had begun to surface and the Church was involved in these social problems. The Holy See confirmed the patronage in 1852.

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Bishop Barron on California’s Attack on Confession

SB 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts of any religion. In California, as in almost every other state, clergy members (along with a variety of other professionals, including physicians, social workers, teachers, and therapists) are mandated reporters—which is to say, they are legally required to report any case of suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. However, California clergy who come by this knowledge in the context of “penitential communication” are currently exempted from the requirement. SB 360 would remove the exemption.

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Bishop Barron on Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris

Over the Christmas break, I spent a fair amount of time binge-watching Jordan Peterson videos. Of the many Peterson videos, the ones that intrigued me the most featured his dialogues with Sam Harris, one of the “four horsemen of the new atheism” and perhaps the most strident critic of religion on the scene today.

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Bishop Barron on “Bird Box”

The film “Bird Box,” based on a British novel of the same name, started streaming on Netflix around Christmas time. Starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich, it is a taut thriller that manages, perhaps despite itself, to shed considerable light on the parlous spiritual condition of contemporary culture.

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It’s Time for Catholics (and All Religious People) to Wake Up: The Real Danger Posed by the California Confession Bill

SB 360, a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts of any religion. In California, as in almost every other state, clergy members (along with a variety of other professionals, including physicians, social workers, teachers, and therapists) are mandated reporters—which is to say, they are legally required to report any case of suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. However, California clergy who come by this knowledge in the context of “penitential communication” are currently exempted from the requirement. SB 360 would remove the exemption.

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Es hora de que todos los católicos (y todo quien profese alguna religión) reaccione: El gran peligro que presenta el proyecto de ley de confesiones de California

SB 360, una ley propuesta recientemente y que va en camino al senado estatal de California, no solo debería alarmar a los católicos del país, sino también a adeptos de todas las religiones. En California, como en casi cualquier otro estado, los clérigos (junto con una gran variedad de otros profesionales, que incluye a doctores, trabajadores sociales, maestros y terapeutas) son informantes por mandato; lo que quiere decir que están obligados a informar de cualquier caso o sospecha de abuso infantil o de negligencia en la aplicación de la ley. Sin embargo, cuando un clérigo en California adquiere este conocimiento en el contexto de una “comunicación penitencial” está exento de dicha obligación. SB 360 eliminaría la exención.

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Violence Against Christians and the Waning of Reason

There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and many of their lesser-known totalitarian colleagues put millions of Christians to death for their faith in that terrible hundred- year period. One of the saddest features of the still-young twenty-first century is that this awful trend is undoubtedly continuing. By far the most persecuted religious group in the world today are Christians, and they are dying by the thousands especially in the Middle East and in Africa. Though Hindus and Buddhists have indeed been targeting Christians, their most egregious aggressors, by leaps and bounds, have been radicalized Muslims, the recent mass-killings in Sri Lanka being but the most recent example of this kind of violence. I have stated this fact simply and bluntly, because I am convinced that no solution can be found unless and until,…

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An unconventional Spanish model shares the secrets of her success

Marian Avila is a model with Down syndrome and has walked the runway during NYC Fashion Week

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End your day in peace with this night prayer

Look back over your day and prepare for the next, underneath God's watchful care.

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A great dad and a great teacher: Meet Blessed Lucien Botovasoa

He loved reading the lives of the saints to his students, and they stayed after class to hear the stories

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Catholic World Report

The dramatic story of the priest who died on a Vietnam battlefield

In his death on the battlefield and in all his time serving men in battle, Fr.Vincent Capodanno completely ignored the basic instinct for survival. He [...]

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Pope Francis: The Lord invites us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit

Vatican City, May 26, 2019 / 05:02 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that the Church cannot remain static because the Holy Spirit guides the Church along the paths of history.

“The Lord today invites us to open our hearts to the gift of the Ho... [...]

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Catholic bishops lament setbacks for Holy Land peace, but call for a better path

Jerusalem, May 25, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Peace, mutual equality, and respect must be the foundation of progress in Israeli-Palestinian relations, despite continued setbacks, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land said this week.

Contin... [...]

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Decent Films


It’s the story you know already, almost exactly. They say the lines and sing the songs, the same songs, almost exactly. It’s a good story and they’re good songs. There are no spoilers in this review because how could there be?

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“One of my strongest opinions,” J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in a 1971 letter, “is that investigation of an author’s biography … is an entirely vain and false approach to his works.”

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Zac Efron&#8217;s Ted Bundy is <em>Extremely Wicked</em> &#8212; but there are other things he should be, and isn&#8217;t

The real Bundy could be charming, but an honest film about Bundy and Kloepfer’s relationship could just as easily be called Super Weird, Emotionally Abusive and Threatening.

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CNS Movie Reviews




Commentary on the Culture

Modern culture in denial: Nothingness reigns in Argentina, too.

It is not news that those who are in favor of abortion—and especially those who regard it as a human right—are living in denial. You can always tell this is the case whenever deliberately deceptive language is reflexively adopted to obscure reality. “A woman’s right to choose” whether to have a baby and “a woman’s right to control her own body” are expressions that purposefully ignore the undeniable fact that there is another person’s life at stake, a life other than the mother’s. I could cite other examples, but, as I said, this is not news to anybody.

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A touch of whimsy for Catholics

I don’t know about you, but there are days when I just want to enjoy myself. It is unhealthy to spend all of our time moaning about the state of the Church and the world when so many other pursuits are possible. There was once a young priest in our parish who, according to legend at least, ran into the pastor while skateboarding—in the rectory. This example may be more slapstick than whimsy, but it is a well-known principle that one man’s whimsical flourish is another man’s entertaining anecdote.

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German Catholic women, in thrall to the world, boycott Mass

This may be stating the obvious, but there is a great deal wrong with the widely-supported decision of German Catholic women’s groups to boycott Mass and refuse Church work in order to protest episcopal inaction on (a) sex abuse, and, wait for it, (b) women’s ordination. It is one more compelling indicator of how secularized Catholicism has become in Germany.

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National Catholic Register

Christ is Risen, So Why is There a Crucifix in Every Church?

By Matt D’Antuono | One of the many accusations made against the Catholic Church is that we should not have crucifixes hanging all over the place. Jesus rose from the dead. The work is done. The Cross is empty. Why is Jesus...

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Lay Group Asks Archbishop Scicluna to Discipline Pro-LGBT Priest

By Edward Pentin | A lay group of Maltese Catholics has taken out a full-page advertisement in the nation’s largest daily newspaper, calling on Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta to discipline one of his priests for recently...

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Letters 05.26.19

By The Editors | Burn With Courage!

On Ash Wednesday, our bishop, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, wrote against the horrifying “infanticide” legislation of New York and now other states.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Cardinal Tagle Reelected President of Caritas Internationalis

Confirmed for Second Four-Year Term at Caritas General Assembly in Rome on May 24

The post Cardinal Tagle Reelected President of Caritas Internationalis appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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‘Apo Badoc’ Enshrined in Germany

First Officially Declared Place of Devotion to 'La Virgen Milagrosa de Bado' Outside the Philippines.

The post ‘Apo Badoc’ Enshrined in Germany appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Holy Father on Jesus’ Promise to the Apostles

'Jesus reassures the Apostles that they will not remain alone...'

The post Holy Father on Jesus’ Promise to the Apostles appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

The family continues to be the fundamental institution of society, South American bishops state (Fides)

The bishops who issued the Spanish-language statement come from the border region of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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In central Africa, Islamist militias complicate Christian efforts to battle Ebola (RNS)

According to World Health Organization statistics, there are over 1,800 cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Arsonist firebombs Christian television network's Jerusalem studio (AP)

Daystar is a Dallas-based evangelical Protestant network. “We thank God that there were no casualties and urge the authorities to open serious investigation into this criminal act and to bring criminals to justice as soon as possible,” the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land said in a statement.

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