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!

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]

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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.

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

Pastoral Staff

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


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.

Parish Bulletin

  • Sun, Dec 15th
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Saint John of the Cross

Image: Saint John of the Cross | Diego de Sanabria | photo by igH09d8z-bGi8g at Google Cultural Institute

Saint John of the Cross

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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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Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Joseph,

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Liturgical Year

Dec. 14 Memorial of St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor, Memorial

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) was born and died in Spain. His parents were poor and could not give him training in any trade. Hence he became the servant of the sick in the hospital of Medina. In 1563 he offered himself as a lay brother to the Carmelite friars, who, however, perceiving his unusual talents, had him ordained a priest. When he was about to join the more severe Order of the Carthusians, the saintly Teresa persuaded him to remain and help her in the reform of the Carmelite Order. This reform of his order caused him such sufferings and brought him many trials. But his sufferings served only to detach him from creatures. He had a great devotion to Our Lord's Passion and voluntarily sought out humiliations. When Our Lord asked him what reward he would ask for his labors, John answered: "To suffer and to be despised for Thee." He died of a cruel disease, embracing the crucifix. Because of his profound treatises on mystical theology Pope Pius XI proclaimed him Doctor of the Church. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite St. John of Cross' feast is celebrated on November 24.

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Dec. 13 Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, Memorial

St. Lucy (283-304) was born in Syracuse, Sicily, where she also died. She was of a noble Greek family, and was brought up as a Christian by her mother, who was miraculously cured at the shrine of St. Agatha in Catania. Lucy made a vow of virginity and distributed her wealth to the poor. This generosity stirred the wrath of the unworthy youth to whom she had been unwillingly betrothed and who denounced her to Paschasius, the governor of Sicily. When it was decided to violate her virginity in a place of shame, Lucy, with the help of the Holy Spirit, stood immovable. A fire was then built around her, but again God protected her. She was finally put to death by the sword. Her name appears in the second list in the Canon.

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Dec. 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Feast

"Rejoice: the Lord is nigh." As Christmas draws near, the Church emphasizes the joy which should be in our hearts over all that the birth of our Savior means for us. The great joy of Christians is to see the day drawing nigh when the Lord will come again in His glory to lead them into His kingdom. The oft-repeated Veni ("Come") of Advent is an echo not only of the prophets but also of the conclusion of the Apocalypse of St. John: "Come, Lord Jesus," the last words of the New Testament.

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Bishop Barron on “The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace

Have you seen season three of “The Crown”? Here is my new video commentary on how this marvelously written program explores one of the great fault lines in Christianity— namely, the divide between auto-salvation and salvation through grace.

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Bishop Barron on Advent and God’s Holy Mountain

As we begin the Advent season, here are some reflections on the second chapter of the prophet Isaiah. The Church proposes his great image of God’s holy mountain as a spiritual challenge and point of meditation.

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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 https://wordonfire.institute/newman…

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“The Crown” and the Primacy of Grace

Like, I daresay, most of the English-speaking world, these past couple of years I’ve been watching episodes of The Crown, the beautifully filmed, marvelously written program on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II. The series deals with the psychological dynamics within the royal family as well as with the cultural changes and political challenges that the Queen has faced in the course of her long reign. But what has been, at least to me, most surprising has been the insightful and sympathetic way in which it has addressed issues of faith. Especially in the first season, we saw the fairly frequent conflicts between Elizabeth’s devotion to her family and her role as head of the Church of England. In season two, there was a deeply affecting episode on the visit of Billy Graham to the UK in the mid-fifties. We saw that, despite reticence regarding the American evangelist…

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“The Crown” y el primado de la gracia

Me atrevo a decir que, como la mayor parte del mundo angloparlante, estos dos últimos años he estado viendo episodios de The Crown, el programa maravillosamente filmado y escrito sobre la vida y los tiempos de la reina Isabel II. La serie trata de la dinámica psicológica de la familia real, así como de los cambios culturales y los retos políticos a los que se ha enfrentado la reina en el transcurso de su largo reinado. Pero lo que ha sido, al menos para mí, lo más sorprendente ha sido la manera perspicaz y comprensiva en que ha abordado las cuestiones de la fe. Especialmente en la primera temporada, vimos los conflictos bastante frecuentes entre la devoción de Isabel a su familia y su papel como cabeza de la Iglesia de Inglaterra. En la segunda temporada, hubo un episodio profundamente conmovedor de la visita de Billy Graham al Reino Unido…

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A Talk on the Hill

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct privilege of addressing an audience of Senators, Representatives, and Capitol Hill staffers in a beautiful room at the Library of Congress. This event was made possible by two Congressmen, Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York, a Democrat, and Rep. John Moolenaar of Michigan, a Republican. Both had seen videos of the speeches I had given at Facebook and Google Headquarters and wanted something similar for those who work in government. At the outset of my talk, I specified that I would not be addressing the hot button issues that so often dominate discussions of religion and politics. I was quick to point out that this is not because I think those questions are unimportant or that they shouldn’t eventually be addressed. But I insisted that the rush to those matters around which there is radical polarization effectively precludes…

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News from Vatican

ANGOLA: The Catechism of the Catholic Church now translated into Umbundu

Important news for the Catholic faithful of Angola: They will be able to consult the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” afer it was translated into Umbundu, the second most spoken language in the country after Portuguese.

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Pope to Apostolic Collaborators: Serving God’s people with passion

Pope Francis receives a group of consecrated women serving as Apostolic Collaborators in various dioceses in Northern Italy. In prepared remarks of his address, he encourages the presence of women in the Church.

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Sri Lankan bishops’ Christmas message urges commitment to peace, justice, reconciliation

Christmas in Sri Lanka comes after two major events in the country in 2019. National security concerns following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on churches and hotels were a priority issue that dominated the run-up to the Nov. 16 presidential election. The bishops look to a future of hope for the nation.

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Catholic Medical Association launches conscience app

Doctors who have ethical questions in the midst of treating a patient can check their phones for answers.

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Farmer creates powerful outdoor sculptures that echo the beauty of God’s creation

John Lopez sees old scraps as an opportunity to honor the animal kingdom.

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Why every parish needs a social media ministry

There are many ways for the Church to reach the "digital continent."

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Catholic World Report

On the genius and love of St. John of the Cross

The great mystic gave us a portrait of his own manner when he sketched out his counsels on how all of us are to behave [...]

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New Jersey bishop opposes contraception bill removing religious exemption

Metuchen, N.J., Dec 13, 2019 / 08:40 pm (CNA).- A New Jersey bishop is calling on legislators to amend a bill that would force religious groups to fund contraceptive coverage for their employees, even if doing so violates their religious convictions.

“Legislation (S3804/A5508) is now being considered in the New Jersey legislature which eliminates the long-standing religious employers' exemption in the current law,” said Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

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For Gaza Christians, no Christmas travels to Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Dec 13, 2019 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- Church leaders in Jerusalem are appealing to Israeli authorities to reverse a decision that prohibits the Christmastime travel permits that usually allow a few hundred Christians from the Gaza Strip to visit B... [...]

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Decent Films

A Hidden Life

An ecstatic, anguished three-hour cinematic hymn, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life sings the life and death of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter in asymmetrical binary form, in contrasting theologies — theology and anti-theology — of the body.

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The Two Popes

For a Catholic critic — or at least for this Catholic critic — a movie like The Two Popes presents a number of temptations.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood holds a special place — it would not be too strong to say a sacred place — in the hearts of many. Yet that neighborhood is an infinite distance from where we live now.

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Crisis Magazine

Tucker Carlson’s Catholic Mind

Lest anyone think that American politics is in any danger of receding back to pre-2016 partisan boundaries, Tucker Carlson used his Fox News segment last week to go after hedge fund manager and GOP mega-donor Paul Singer… for his free-market economics. Catholics should be thrilled by this development. Carlson condemns what he calls “vulture capitalism,” […]

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GKC Was No Anti-Semite

Last summer, the Bishop of Northampton rebuffed the cause for canonization of G.K. Chesterton, offering as one of three impediments that “the issue of anti-Semitism is a real obstacle particularly at this time in the United Kingdom.” W.H. Auden fifty years ago and Adam Gopnik in the last decade both brutally tarred Chesterton with anti-Semitism—a […]

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Déjà Vu in Pensacola

Do you get the feeling that you’ve seen this movie before? On Friday, December 6, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Saudi military, killed three and wounded seven others at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The New York Times immediately reported that his motive was unclear. If standard procedure is followed, it won’t be […]

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Commentary on the Culture

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National Catholic Register

Did ‘Thousands’ of Women Die from Illegal Abortions Before Roe v. Wade? WaPo Says No

By Mary Farrow/CNA | WASHINGTON, D.C. — In its 2019 roundup of the biggest lies of the year (dubbed the biggest ‘Pinocchios’), the Washington Post included a false but oft-repeated claim that...

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Father Paul D. Seil, Host of a Cooking Show in Buffalo

By Alexandra Greeley | Pastor of Saint Bernadette Catholic Church in Buffalo, New York, Father Paul D. Seil has merged his Catholic faith with his culinary passion. The result: he is the star of the show, "Our Daily Bread" on...

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Six California Dioceses Subpoenaed in Sex Abuse Investigation

By Catholic News Agency | SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The office of California's attorney general has informed six dioceses in the state that they will be issued subpoenas as part of a review of child...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Outgoing Nuncio to Filipinos: Spread the Faith to the World

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia Moving to Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations

The post Outgoing Nuncio to Filipinos: Spread the Faith to the World appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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50th Anniversary of Pope’s Ordination: A Priesthood Marked by Mercy

Pope Speaks on this Ministry

The post 50th Anniversary of Pope’s Ordination: A Priesthood Marked by Mercy appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Francis Applauds French Mercy Movements

'What unites you is the desire to make known to the world the joy of mercy through the diversity of your charisms'

The post Francis Applauds French Mercy Movements appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Man charged with burning down New Jersey parish (NorthJersey.com)

The parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church, is located in Franklin Lakes, a town of 11,000.

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Priest, ex-spokesman for 9 Indian dioceses, arrested, accused of fraud (CNS)

Father Anand Muttungal, 47, has been charged with “cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust,” according to the report.

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Illinois court dismisses Catholic school principal's retaliatory discharge claim (Religion Clause)

Mary Rehfield sued the Diocese of Joliet in 2017. She alleged she was fired “because she had reported threatening conduct from a parent to the police” and that diocesan officials were “making her a scapegoat for a situation they found embarrassing and problematic.”

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