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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.            

Please text the following to get the APP:

SJC1 to 555888 for Apple phones

SJC2 to 555888 for Android phones

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.

Welcome

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
Reconciliation:
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
Friday
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

FORMED

Invitation


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. 

Events

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Liturgical Year

Aug. 22 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Memorial

The faithful, under the guidance of an unerring Catholic instinct, have ever recognized the queenly dignity of the Mother of "The King of kings and Lord of lords": the Fathers, the Doctors of the Church, Popes, down through the centuries, have given authoritative expression to this truth and the crowning testimony to this common belief is to be found clearly expressed in the wonders of art and in the profound teaching of the liturgy. In their turn theologians have shown the fitting nature of this title of Queen as applied to the Mother of God, since she was so closely associated with the redemptive work of her Son and is the Mediatrix of all graces. Pius XII, by his encyclical letter of October 11, 1954, granted the unanimous desire of the faithful and their pastors and instituted the feast of the Queenship of Mary, giving sanction thus to a devotion that was already paid by the faithful throughout the world to the sovereign Mother of heaven and earth.

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Aug. 21 Memorial of St. Pius X, pope, Sunday

Joseph Sarto was born in humble circumstances at Riese, a small village in Venetia, on June 2, 1835. He was successively curate, parish priest, bishop of Mantua, Patriarch of Venice -- offices to which his keen intelligence, hard work and great piety caused him to be quickly promoted. He was elected Pope on August 4, 1903, and took the name of Pius X. As chief pastor of the Church he displayed untiring self-sacrifice and great energy; he was an intrepid defender of the purity of Christian doctrine. He realized to the full the value of the liturgy as the prayer of the Church and the solid basis that it furnishes for the devotion of Christian people; he worked for the restoration of the worship of the Church, especially plainchant, so that Christian people, as he put it, might find beauty in their public prayer. He spared no effort to propagate the practice, so great an aid to holiness, of early, frequent and daily communion. He died August 20, 1914 and was canonized on May 29, 1954.

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Aug. 20 Memorial of St. Bernard, abbot and doctor, Memorial

St. Bernard (1090-1153) was born near Dijon and died in Clairvaux, France. He was of a noble family and received a careful education in his youth. With his father, brother and thirty noblemen he entered the Benedictine monastery of Citeaux. Two years later he led a group of monks to establish a house at Clairvaux, and became its abbot. The monastic rule which he perfected at Clairvaux became the model for 163 monasteries of the Cistercian reform. He was a theologian, poet, orator, and writer. He is sometimes considered as a Father of the Church.

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BISHOP BARRON'S YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Bishop Barron on George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”

George Will gets some important things right in his new book, but he gets some even more basic things quite wrong.

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Bishop Barron on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

I’m a big fan of Quentin Tarantino’s movies. At the heart of a lot of them is a moral vision; the characters are compelled, under extreme duress, to make a moral choice. His latest film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” struck me the same way. It’s a rather extraordinary showing of a morally upright person at work in the world.

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Bishop Barron on Catholics Misunderstanding the Eucharist

It’s hard to describe how angry I feel after reading the latest Pew Forum study, which reveals only one-third of Catholics agree with the Church that the Eucharist is actually the Body and Blood of Christ. This should be a wake-up call to all of us in the Church—priests, bishops, religious, laypeople, catechists, parents, everyone—that we need to pick up our game when it comes to communicating even the most basic doctrines of the Church.

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BISHOP BARRON'S ARTICLES

One Cheer for George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”

I have been following George Will’s thought for a long time. I’m old enough to remember when his column occupied the last page of Newsweek magazine every other week and when he sat in the chair of conservative thought on David Brinkley’s Sunday morning political talk show. I have long admired his graceful literary style and his clipped, smart manner of speech. Will was always especially good when, with lawyerly precision, he would take apart the sloppy thinking of one of his intellectual or political opponents. When I taught an introductory course in political philosophy at Mundelein Seminary many years ago, I used Will’s book Statecraft as Soulcraft to get across to my students what the ancients meant by the moral purpose of government. And so it was with great interest that I turned to Will’s latest offering, a massive volume called The Conservative Sensibility, a book that both in…

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Un solo hurra por “The Conservative Sensibility”

Llevo un largo tiempo siguiendo el pensamiento de George Will. Soy lo suficientemente mayor para recordar cuando su columna ocupaba la última página del Newsweek cada dos semanas y cuando ocupaba la silla del pensamiento conservador en el show político de David Brinkley los domingos por la mañana. Llevo un buen tiempo admirando su elegante estilo literario y su manera precisa e inteligente de hablar. Will era especialmente bueno cuando, con precisión quirúrgica, desenmarañaba las sinuosas curvas del pensamiento de sus adversarios intelectuales y políticos. Cuando enseñaba un curso de introducción a la filosofía política en el Mundelein Seminary hace muchos años, usaba su libro Statecraft as Soulcraft para explicar a mis estudiantes lo que los antiguos entendían por el propósito moral del gobierno. Y es por eso que recibí con gran interés la última propuesta de Will, un masivo volumen llamado The Conservative Sensibility, un libro que califica tanto por…

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Finding God in All Things

There is, to be sure, a stress within the Biblical tradition that God is radically other: “Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior” (Isaiah 45:15) and “No one shall see [God] and live” (Exodus 33:20). This speaks to the fact that the one who creates the entire universe from nothing cannot be, himself, an item within the universe, one being alongside of others. But at the same time, the Scriptures also attest to God’s omnipresence: “Your Wisdom reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and she orders all things well” (Wisdom 8:1) and “Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; . . . If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your…

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News from Vatican

‘Gospel Truth’ for August 25, 2019

Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the twenty-first Sunday in ordinary time, where Jesus tells his disciples to strive to enter through the narrow gate, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.

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Reflections for the XXI Sunday

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty-first Sunday in ordinary time. He says that Jesus clearly explains that anyone who follows him through the narrow gate of sacrificial serving and sharing love will be saved.

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US Bishop says death penalty is an “attack on human dignity”

As the US state of Texas executes a man on death row, Bishop Frank Dewane of Florida reasserts the Catholic Church’s stance on the death penalty.

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Aleteia

Pray this Psalm to establish peace in your heart

When you are having a bad day, pray this Psalm.

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The surprising Catholic history of flower names

Ever wonder where the whimsical, creative names of flowers come from?

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How the Queenship of Mary is connected to her Assumption

The two feasts in August complement each other and are liturgically connected.

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Catholic World Report

Falsely, Matilda

Was it mere coincidence, or perhaps Providence, that Catholics around the world read Psalm 94 at Midday Prayer on August 21, hours after an appellate panel of three judges announced a 2-1 decision rejecting Cardinal [...]

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Ex-Philly pastor arrested for charges of embezzling roughly $100,000 of church funds

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 22, 2019 / 02:50 pm (CNA).- A priest in Downingtown, Penn., a suburb west of Philadelphia, was arrested yesterday for stealing roughly $100,000 in church funds over six years to fund his New Jersey beach house and sexual encounters with men among other personal expenses, authorities have reported.

Rev. Joseph McLoone, 56, was removed as pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Downingtown and placed on administrative leave in early 2018, shortly after his secret account of stolen funds, which he had named the “St. Joseph Activity Account”, was discovered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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Fr. Aidan Nichols’ Conciliar Octet is a welcome guide to the eight key texts of Vatican II

“Not another book on the Second Vatican Council! Just as progressive Catholics are constantly revisiting the Council so as to tell again the story of their liberation from the ancient pharaoh of the older Catholicism, [...]

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Decent Films

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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The Farewell [video]

Fans of NPR’s This American Life already knew that Lulu Wang had an extraordinary story. What we now know is that she is also an extraordinary filmmaker.

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CNS Movie Reviews

Angel Has Fallen

Ready or Not

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Commentary on the Culture

Conversion: Intellectually satisfying, spiritually overwhelming

A short time ago, Ignatius Press published an extraordinary book—well done in every conceivable respect—entitled Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism. Edited by Brian Besong and Jonathan Fuqua, also both philosophers, the book naturally promised to be a feast for those who want to put their own “turn” to Catholicism into a sound intellectual framework. In this it does not disappoint, yet it offers much more.

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Seven things you should know about global population trends

Today our news team highlighted a report in Foreign Affairs which argues that the world is on the verge of a population bust. Here are seven things you need to know about current demographic trends:

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Sing of Mary, 5: The Assumption is the Crown

Yesterday was the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, so it seemed fitting to spend part of the day adding to the reflections on the Mother of God which make up our Sing of Mary series. Since the Catholic dogma of the Assumption of Mary body and soul into heaven was not formally defined until 1950, it is good to recall that this definition was simply a Magisterial confirmation of what Catholics had understood to be an essential component of the Christian faith from the beginning.

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National Catholic Register

4 Non-Catholics Who Encountered Jesus Through Mary

By Father Stanley Smolenski, spma | The song “Once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy” appears to express the same sentiments of these non-Catholic converts who experienced a...

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‘Ring of Truth’ Enough to Keep Cardinal Pell in Prison

By Father Raymond J. de Souza | The “ring of truth.”

The two justices who denied the appeal of Cardinal George Pell Aug. 21 said that the complainant’s testimony had the “ring of truth.” If...

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Archdiocese to Break Ground for Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in November

By Catholic News Agency | OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The shy and unassuming Blessed Father Stanley Rother, a missionary priest and martyr from a farming family, would likely be surprised to learn...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

‘Rural Missionaries’ Mark 50 Years of Service in Philippines

National, Inter-Congregational and Inter-Diocesan Organization

The post ‘Rural Missionaries’ Mark 50 Years of Service in Philippines appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope’s General Audience (FULL TEXT): On the Acts of the Apostles (4:32-35)

'There are so many 'tourists' in the Church who are always passing by, but never truly enter the Church ... They are only tourists from the catacombs'

The post Pope’s General Audience (FULL TEXT): On the Acts of the Apostles (4:32-35) appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Caritas India Responds to India’s Monsoon Fury

Appeal to Faithful to Support Efforts

The post Caritas India Responds to India’s Monsoon Fury appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Burkina Faso's leading prelate warns jihadists could eliminate the Christian presence there (Fides)

The West African nation of 19.7 million (map) is 62% Muslim, 23% Catholic, 7% Protestant, and 8% animist.

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British bishops call for a Christian spirituality of ecology (CBCEW)

“The challenge before us is to learn to care, in the same breath, not only for the beauty of God’s creation, its bounteous biodiversity and life sustaining ecosystems, but also for the unborn, the elderly, those who are victims of exploitation, and others thrown away by a society focused on the satisfaction of our supposed needs as consumers,” the bishops of England and Wales said in a statement.

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In Colombia, bishops, religious listen to Amazonians before synod (CNS)

“Amazonia: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology” is the theme of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, which will take place October 6-27.

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