Chaplet of Divine Mercy
April 11, 2021
Devotion at 3PM
On July 24, 2020, St. Joseph’s celebrated 125 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE LORD IN ROSELLE!
We are grateful to God that it has been more than 125 years since the cornerstone of the first church has been laid and that the Catholic population of Roselle was given the chance to worship in their own building. We pray, that the coming generations will embrace our beautiful tradition and continue to bring all people to worship our Savior and welcome any stranger with the love of our Lord Jesus Christ in their heart.
Cassandra Star (10) & her big sister Callahan (19) sing this beautiful & meaningful Easter version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. These Easter lyrics were written by Kelley Mooney, the piano track was arranged by Jeff Buckley of Karaoke Studios & the recording by Maverick Judson of MJ Interactive. *especially for her Nana who needs extra love & prayers right now.... this is her favourite song and dedicated to her with love.
April 11, 2021
Sunday of Divine Mercy
1 Jn 5:1-6
GROW: Do you ever have times – at the dinner table or at a gathering of friends – where all seems right with the world? I often hold my breath, conscious of the fragility of those moments, fearful that saying something might jinx things. It’s a little like rooting for a pitcher cruising into the bottom of the ninth with a no-hitter – that feeling that we are on the verge of perfection. Well, as Christians, we are on that verge, although perfection will not come in this life but the next. And so, as fleeting as these human moments feel, and can actually be, we are reminded in today’s psalm: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting … Let those who fear the Lord say, ‘His mercy endures forever.’” As we celebrate this Divine Mercy Sunday, and enter the second week of Easter, let us give thanks for the gift of God’s great mercy, and pray for the grace to be as loving and merciful to others.
GO: I’m taken by the story of doubting Thomas. For a long time I’ve focused on the “doubting” part of his name, the fact that he demanded to place his fingers in the nail marks and his hand in Jesus’ side. However, when Jesus addresses Thomas, Thomas’ response is immediate and unqualified: “My Lord and my God!” Thomas has recognized the divine nature of Jesus; he sees him not just as the man he has followed, but as God. As Catholics, we may sometimes face questions about how the Church has come to believe and teach certain things. Thomas’ ultimate affirmation encourages us to be steadfast in our faith, and to be patient with any of our own and others’ questions. That is because Christ will come to meet us where we are. As the Incarnation of God’s divine mercy, Jesus Christ is the one who hears our doubts and insecurities, and he answers them: “Here I am. Look at me. Touch me. Feel my presence.” Thomas was not afraid, and we need not fear either. God’s mercy is upon us, “and the victory that conquers the world is our faith.” Let us witness to our faith as Thomas did to his.
PRAY: Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, a day when we are reminded of God’s immense love and mercy for us. Learn more about this day and how to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet:
“EACH OF US CAN DISCOVER IN JOSEPH – THE MAN WHO GOES UNNOTICED, A DAILY, DISCREET AND HIDDEN PRESENCE – AN INTERCESSOR, A SUPPORT AND A GUIDE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE.” — Pope Francis, Patris Corde
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021.
At the conclusion of his Letter, Pope Francis adds another prayer to St Joseph, which he encourages all of us to pray together:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
ST. JOSEPH INTERCESSIONS
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK
That, during this Year of St. Joseph, we may care for one another the way Joseph cared for Jesus, the Son of God. We pray:
That all fathers may be inspired during this Year of Saint Joseph to imitate him as loving husbands and parents to their families. We pray:
That all refugees may be consoled during this Year of Saint Joseph by the saint who cared for his family when fleeing danger. We pray:
For all who labor to earn their daily bread; may they be strengthened during this Year of Saint Joseph, and may they receive a just wage. We pray:
For all those who quietly minister in the Lord’s vineyard. May they be inspired by Joseph, the silent saint, to work humbly for God. We pray:
For all families, that during this Year of Saint Joseph they may grow together in joy and love, as did Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We pray:
For unborn children and their parents;
For the elderly and the seriously ill;
For those on death row and all victims of violence; may all life be protected through the intercession of Saint Joseph. We pray:
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The 2021 Annual Appeal will fund essential programs and ministries at the heart of our Catholic mission in our four counties – namely to proclaim the gospel, to pass on the faith to future generations, particularly through the celebration of the sacraments, and to care for the poor and those on the margins. Now more than ever, especially during this health crisis, our ministries and programs need your support.
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The pandemic has presented so many of us with unprecedented and difficult challenges. We are so grateful to all the generous individuals who continue to support the mission of our local Church. If you would like to contribute to the 2021 Annual Appeal, please visit rcan.org/sharing to make a gift today. With gratitude for your stewardship, The Office of Development and Stewardship.
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
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Rev. Dr. Krzysztof K. Maslowski, Pastor
Rev. Juan Pablo Esteban, Weekend Assistant
Halina Pieklo, Parish Office Administrator 908-241-1250
Arthur Kazmierczak, Receptionist 908-241-1250
Deborah Biddulph, CCD Coordinator 908-764-5838
Anthony Esposito, RCIA Coordinator 908-241-1250
Salvador Alberto Montalvo, Music Director 908-267-7853
Patricia Cymbaluk, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560
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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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