Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
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.
2021 Annual Appeal
To view video in English, click here.
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.
To view video in Spanish, click here.
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.
St. Joseph's Super 600 Drawing - January 23, 2021
You are welcome to join us for our Super 600 at 8:50 PM for our drawing of the winner for this Super 600.
Funeral Mass for Frank Renales Jr. 71 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:00AM
Arrangements are being handled by Walter Johnson Funeral Home, Clark, NJ. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral Mass for Frank on Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00AM at St. Joseph the Carpenter Church, Roselle, NJ. Please observe all safety regulations in church during the pandemic.
Novena for Life - Jan 21-29
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Visit www.9daysforlife.com to sign up for daily prayers sent January 21-29 by email or text message, or download the free mobile app!
NJ bishops call for prayer and fasting
to end abortion
The National Catholic Bioethics Center
The National Catholic Bioethics Center, established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The National Catholic Bioethics Center believes the Catholic reverence for human life can help shape societal attitudes and public policy for the benefit of all, particularly for those who are weak and vulnerable.
The 2021 Exodus starts on January 4th
Exodus 90 is a ninety-day spiritual exercise for men based on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. All three of these pillars are essential aspects of the Christian life. It is for this reason that taking up this spiritual exercise requires taking up all three of these pillars humbly.
ST. JOSEPH THE CARPENTER CHURCH IS OPEN FOR MASSES!
ST. JOSEPH THE CARPENTER CHURCH
IS OPEN FOR MASSES!
St. Joseph Church is opened for daily 8AM Mass and for regular Sunday Eucharistic Celebrations.
We are livestreaming Sunday
7PM Spanish Mass
and 10AM English Mass.
- Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church.
- Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church.
- Restroom facilities will be closed, so plan accordingly.
- In accord with national, state and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to an infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on SATURDAY's,
in Priestly Sacristy from 4:00PM until 4:30PM. Social distancing will be maintained by those waiting for the sacrament and attention be given to maintaining the seal. Masks must be worn by confessor and penitent.
125 Years of Service to the Lord
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.
Grow+Go Digital Content
January 17, 2021
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19
1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20
GROW AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE
GROW: Have you ever seen The Good Place? While clearly not theologically accurate, it is a thought-provoking Netflix comedy that focuses on four good but flawed characters who meet in the afterlife. I can relate to the character of Chidi, who strives to live a moral life but is crippled by indecisiveness. Do I buy the brown shoes or the black ones? Should I order the salad or the salmon? And I still can’t decide on a career! So I’m amazed at John and the disciples in today’s Gospel. John immediately recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God. Hearing this, do the disciples ask for a second opinion or draw up a pros and cons list? Nope. They follow him. They recognize the Messiah and act. Their response of faith challenges me to think less and do more, to worry less and pray more. We may not see Jesus in his human form walking by, but we can see his image in others, and hear him through the Scriptures and at Mass. Let us pray for the grace to respond wholeheartedly.
GO: Everyone loves an invitation, though perhaps we’ve forgotten what those are like during these months of pandemic. Today’s readings remind me that, pandemic notwithstanding, we all have a standing invitation from God; it’s up to us to respond. When Samuel heard God’s voice in the night, he listened. In today’s responsorial psalm, we hear, “Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.” And the Gospel tells us how the disciples dropped everything to follow Jesus. Through prayer, we, too can listen for God’s voice and respond. And, just as Eli realized God was calling Samuel and John encouraged the disciples, we can accompany others. By sharing our experience and inviting others to share the way Jesus has spoken to them, we can encourage one another as we seek to turn our lives over to God.
STUDY: Many of us slow down a bit during these wintry months after the holidays. Why not use our “down time” to listen to God’s word, not only by attending Mass in-person or online, but through popular apps like iMissal and Word on Fire. Invite friends to do the same and then hold each other accountable by initiating an online group to discuss each week's readings.
01/22/21 5:10 am
Cardinal Cupich was not happy on Wednesday. He probably should have been; after all, the end of the Trump presidency was supposed to be a joyous day for denizens of the Left like Cupich. But the celebration was spoiled for the most vocal of the USCCB’s left-wing bishops because of a statement issued by USCCB […]Read More
01/22/21 5:00 am
The Catholic Church in America has been thrust into a new and unprecedented crisis—namely the election of Joseph Biden to the presidency. If not dealt with properly, Biden’s presidency will cause serious damage to the very truth of what it means to be Catholic. Of course, I am referring to the fact that while Biden […]Read More
01/21/21 5:10 am
Yesterday morning at the grand Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Joe Biden ate and drank his own spiritual death. That he received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of a Cardinal of the Church adds scandal upon scandal. One radio wag called it a mass for Planned Parenthood. And so, it was. Joe […]Read More
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON, a documentary film about Father Patrick Peyton C.S.C., the famous Hollywood Rosary priest who was dedicated to inspiring millions of families to pray together and coined the famous phrase, “The family that prays together stays together,” is in select theaters nationwide now. PRAY is produced by Family Theater Productions, the same Hollywood organization founded by Father Patrick Peyton, and distributed by ArtAffects.
Watch the PRAY trailer: https://youtu.be/eS8G3c9CJds.
Parousia: The Bible and the Mass, coming Lent 2021
Coming Lent 2021
Why return to Mass? Our very lives depend on it. It’s the summit of God’s plan for our salvation.
It’s time to wake Catholics up to the awesome power, the incredible gift, that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The alternative is unthinkable.
Enter Parousia: The Bible and the Mass, coming Lent 2021.
In our latest Journey Through Scripture study, get ready to join host Scott Hahn to uncover how and why all of God’s action, in creation and redemption, is ordered to the Mass.
Father Michael McGivney
Father Michael McGivney: A Likely Patron for Every Parish Priest. The 38-year-old Knights of Columbus founder, who was beatified Oct. 31, is recognized for starting the fraternal organization, but it was in his dedication to his parochial mission where his heroic holiness was lived.
01/24/21 12:00 am
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they abandoned their nets and followed him (Mark 1:16-19).Read More
Jan. 23 Saturday of the Second Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorials of St. Vincent of Saragossa, deacon & martyr; St. Marianne Cope, Opt. Mem.
01/23/21 12:00 am
St. Vincent of Saragossa, one of the greatest deacons of the Church, suffered martyrdom in Valencia in the persecution under Diocletian. He was born in Huesca, Spain.Read More
01/22/21 12:00 am
January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day established by the Church of penance for abortion, has been formally named as the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children." On this day (or January 23rd when January 22nd falls on a Sunday) your parish, school or religious formation program may celebrate the Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life. This Mass, found in our newly-translated Missal, may now be used on occasions to celebrate the dignity of human life.Read More
Pick of the Week
Rejoice in the Lord by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark
"Rejoice in the Lord is an instrument of communication for our Archdiocese. The purpose of this newsletter is to strengthen relationships with you and all the people of the Archdiocese. We hope that Rejoice in the Lord will serve as an important means of keeping you informed about important matters of concern to this Archdiocese and, when appropriate, to the Church in the U.S. and throughout the world.
- Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark.
"La Regocíjense en el Señor es un instrumento de comunicación para nuestra Arquidiócesis. El propósito de este boletín es fortalecer las relaciones con usted y todas las personas de la Arquidiócesis. Esperamos que Regocíjense en el Señor sirva como un medio importante para mantenerlos informados sobre asuntos importantes que preocupan a esta Arquidiócesis y, cuando sea apropiado, a la Iglesia en los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo.
The latest edition of Rejoice in the Lord, Cardinal Tobin’s newsletter to all the faithful in the Archdiocese is now available.
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
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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
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
Patricia Cymbaluk, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560
Early Childhood 908-245-0569
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01/24/21 1:20 pm
Let us ask the Lord for the strength to turn off the television and open the Bible, to turn off our cell phone and open the Gospel.
Hear God’s voice, see God’s face: Full text of Pope’s homily for Word of God SundayRead More
01/24/21 12:55 pm
"Let us think of what this man, 46 years old, felt, in the cold, ignored by everyone, abandoned, even by us. Let us pray for him."
Pope leads moment of prayer for Edwin, a homeless man who died near St. Peter’sRead More
01/24/21 12:18 pm
Word of God Sunday and Vespers for the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity being led by representatives of the Holy Father.
Pope cancels events because of flare up of sciatica painRead More
Catholic World Report
01/24/21 6:00 am
Vatican City, Jan 24, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- A Vatican archbishop urged Catholics to turn off their cell phones and open the Gospel instead as he celebrated Mass marking the Sunday of the Word of God.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pont... [...]Read More
01/23/21 8:41 pm
St. Joseph Calasanctius, founder of the Piarist order and the patron saint of Catholic schools, once wrote, “All suffering is slight to gain Heaven.” St. Agapitus, a third-century martyr who was tortured with hot coals [...]Read More
01/23/21 7:57 pm
Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 04:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a new warning about misinformation on Saturday, weeks after he was the subject of a viral “fake news” story. Writing in his World [...]Read More
National Catholic Register
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01/24/21 11:00 am
Wonder Woman 1984 is bonkers in a way that superhero movies these days don’t have the nerve to be.Read More
01/24/21 11:00 am
Pete Docter’s Soul is Pixar’s third straight original feature, following Coco and Onward, that is explicitly about death, finality, and, in some way, what lies beyond.Read More
01/24/21 11:00 am
At this point it seems pretty clear that the kiss of death, creatively speaking, for Disney’s new line of live-action/CGI remakes is a Broadway musical.Read More