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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]

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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

Aug. 25 Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He answered them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.'"

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Aug. 24 Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle, Feast

St. Bartholomew, a doctor in the Jewish law, was a dear friend of St. Philip the Apostle. Because Bartholomew was a man "in whom there was no guile," his mind was open to the truth. He went willingly with Philip to see Christ, and recognized the Savior immediately as the Son of God. After having received the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, Bartholomew evangelized Asia Minor, northwestern India, and Greater Armenia. In the latter country, while preaching to idolaters, he was arrested and condemned to death.

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Aug. 23 Friday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, Opt. Mem.

The first canonized saint of the Western Hemisphere, Rose of Lima (1586-1617) might also be considered a type of the special vocation of contemplative-in-the-world. Inspired by the example of St. Catherine of Siena, Rose became a Dominican lay tertiary and devoted herself to works of active charity while living a life of extreme austerity. She longed to evangelize the Indians, not at all discouraged by the thought that they would probably kill her. St. Martin de Porres and St. John Masias were among her friends. She died at the age of 31, praying, "Lord, increase my sufferings, and with them increase your love in my heart."

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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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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

US Bishops denounce rule undermining protection for immigrant children

The Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration condemns the rule published by the US Department of Homeland Security relating to the care and custody of immigrant children.

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Looking back on SECAM’s Golden Jubilee celebrations

Last month, all eyes were on Uganda as the country hosted the 18th Plenary Assembly and Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) from 20 July to 29 July.

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Pope at Angelus: Love is always demanding

Pope Francis says that in order to be saved we must love God and our neighbour – "and this is not comfortable."

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This is what conversion really looks like

Conversion must be part of every Christian's faith journey.

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The Italian teen who’s inspired young and old with his holiness

Nicola Perin loved rugby and fishing, but he loved God more.

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This underground crypt is considered the Sistine Chapel of rock-hewn churches

Also known as “The Crypt of Original Sin,” the cave had already been inhabited back in the Paleolithic era.

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Catholic World Report

“Ours are not miracles of evidence, but of power and influence”

Once more, the Church presents us with another of Our Lord’s miracles (see Mk 7:31-37), belief in which has fallen on hard times – actually for more than a century, truth be told. Some of [...]

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Abortion groups in South Africa can’t find doctors willing to perform abortions

Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 24, 2019 / 03:38 pm (CNA).- Despite efforts by abortion advocates to expand the number of abortion clinics in South Africa, doctors in the country are largely unwilling to perform the procedure.

Under the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996, abortions are legal in South Africa up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. In cases of rape, incest, and financial hardship, abortions are legal up to 20 weeks.

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The Crush Files

MPAA Rating: R USCCB Rating: O Reel Rating: 2 out of 5 reels One of the most shocking events of my childhood occurred during the spring in my sixth grade year. I discovered that one [...]

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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

Shredding the working text for the Pan-Amazon synod

The annual Synod of Bishops will meet from October 6 to October 27 this year to examine the problems of the Pan-Amazon region in South America. From the first, the Instrumentum Laboris (working document) for the Synod has been criticized as a destructive exercise in the religious and cultural relativism characteristic of the secular West. Initially a former Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, criticized the text in a two-part analysis:

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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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National Catholic Register

Pope Francis: Mary Helps Christians Enter Heaven Through the ‘Narrow Gate’

By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA | VATICAN CITY — The way to heaven is difficult and the gate to enter small, but Jesus’ mother, Mary, who herself entered through the narrow gate, will help those who ask,...

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Cincinnati Catholic Raised ‘Red Flags’ About Priest Over a Year Before Rape Indictment

By Catholic News Agency | CINCINNATI, Ohio — A Cincinnati news station is reporting on the contents of a letter, sent to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer in August...

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Cardinal Pell’s Unsuccessful Appeal — and Reason for Hope

By Gerard V. Bradley | The Court of Appeal of the state of Victoria late Tuesday (Wednesday morning in Australia) dismissed Cardinal George Pell’s appeal from his sexual-abuse conviction. That...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Pope at Angelus: It Doesn’t Matter Who You Know, to Get to Heaven, You Need a Good Life of Faith

Francis Makes Appeal for Amazon 'Vital' to Planet, & Greets Pontifical North American College

The post Pope at Angelus: It Doesn’t Matter Who You Know, to Get to Heaven, You Need a Good Life of Faith appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On Striving to Enter the Narrow Door to Paradise (FULL TEXT)

"But Lord I was part of that association, friends with that monsignor, cardinal, group, priest.' Titles do not count. The Lord will only recognize us for ... a life of faith'

The post POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On Striving to Enter the Narrow Door to Paradise (FULL TEXT) appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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INTERVIEW: Baghdad Bishop: Despite ‘Crisis of Faith’ Today, 1st Trip of a Pope to Iraq Would Be Source of ‘Great Joy’

Wide-ranging Interview with Auxiliary Chaldean Bishop of Baghdad Bishop Robert Saeed Jarjis Done With ZENIT in the Middle East

The post INTERVIEW: Baghdad Bishop: Despite ‘Crisis of Faith’ Today, 1st Trip of a Pope to Iraq Would Be Source of ‘Great Joy’ appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Breakaway St. Louis parish declines Episcopal affiliation over property rights concerns (Episcopal News Service)

St. Stanislaus Kostka parish officially split from the Church in 2013.

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New York Post op-ed: 'Catholic-haters have just convicted an innocent cardinal' (New York Post)

Julia Yost, senior editor of First Things, wrote this op-ed after an Australian appeals court upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell

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At least 150 Christians arrested in Eritrea clampdown (World Watch Monitor)

The oppressive regime recently closed and nationalized Catholic health care institutions.

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