Catechetical Sunday

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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. 

For the brief history of our Parish Community, please click here. 

Saint of the Day

Saint Januarius

Image: The Martyrdom of Saint Januarius | Neri di Bicci

Saint Januarius

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Respect Life Month

Respect Life Sunday falls on October 6.



The Respect Life reflection unpacks this year's theme, "Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life." It explains that life is gift from God and the various challenges we encounter—especially when our lives are most vulnerable—are opportunities to grow closer to God through the virtue of Christian hope.​

View and download the reflection as a PDF or Word document.

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Homeschool Registration Complete - Holy Spirit Parish


Our CCD classes will begin on October 18, 2020.
Parents of children who previously attended our CCD program should have received a letter and registration form in the mail. For new students, parents who would like to sign up their children to our Religious Ed program can do so by downloading a form from our website and dropping it off or mailing it to the Parish Office. Forms are also available at the parish office for new registrants.

Religious Ed K-8th


Children who are scheduled to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation, can register in person on September 30th or October 6th from 1:00-3:30 PM on the front porch of the Rectory Offices. Please bring copies of your children’s birth and Baptism Certificates. You can also mail in your registration forms if you are unable to come on those dates.


Fr. Kris’ CCD Teaching Schedule

SUNDAYS at 3PM in the Church:

10/18/20           – First Communion Class     - Rosary Devotion

10/25/20          – Confirmation Class            - Rosary Devotion

11/8/20              – First Communion Class     - Mass

11/15/20            – Confirmation Class            - Mass

2/21/21              – First Communion Class     - Movie Night

2/28/21              – Confirmation Class            - Movie Night

3/7/21                – First Communion Class     - Stations of the Cross

3/21/21              – Confirmation Class            - Stations of the Cross

4/18/21              – First Communion Class     - Eucharistic Devotion

1/25/21              – Confirmation Class            - Eucharistic Devotion

First Communion on May, 2, at 2PM

Confirmation (tentative) on May 16, at 3PM



St. Joseph Church is opened for daily 8AM Mass and for regular Sunday Eucharistic Celebrations.

We are going to continue to livestream 7PM Spanish Mass and 10AM English Mass.

- During opening hours, a parish staff member will be physically present in the church to ensure social distancing and sanitizing.
- No gatherings are permitted. 
- 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. 

Header - Confession the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

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.

Liturgical Year

Sep. 20 Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday

"Brothers and sisters: Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me life is Christ, and death is gain. If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. And I do not know which I shall choose. I am caught between the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ, for that is far better. Yet that I remain in the flesh is more necessary for your benefit (Philippians 1:20c-24)."

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Sep. 19 Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Januarius, bishop & martyr, Opt. Mem.

Little is known about St. Januarius. He was Bishop of Benevento in Campania. He died near Naples, about the year 305, martyred under the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Around the year 400 the relics of St. Januarius were moved to Naples, which honors Januarius as a patron saint. He supposedly protected Naples from a threatened eruption of the volcano Mt. Vesuvius. The "miracle of Januarius" has world-wide fame. At least three times a year--on his feast day, December 16 and the first Sunday of May--the sealed vial with congealed blood of the saint liquifies, froths and bubbles up. This miraculous event has occurred every year, with rare exceptions. Popular tradition holds that the liquefaction is a sign that the year will be preserved from disasters. (In 1939, the beginning of World War II, the blood did not bubble up.)

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Sep. 18 Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time, Weekday

St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was born at Cupertino, Italy, and died in Osimo. He was of lowly origin and had little formal education. In his youth he was employed as an apprentice to a shoemaker. He joined the Conventual Franciscans as a lay brother but was later ordained a priest. He was noted for his great austerities, his angelic purity, his great devotion to Our Lady and especially for his ardent love of God. According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is his feast.

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Grow+Go Introduction

gg_intro_post_4.jpg        Grow+Go, content is designed to help understand what it means to be an evangelizing disciple of Christ. Using the Sunday Scriptures as the basis for reflection, Grow+Go offers insight into how we can all more fully GROW as disciples and then GO evangelize, fulfilling Christ's Great Commission to "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

      The concept behind the weekly series is to make ​discipleship and evangelization simple, concrete and relatable.​ Look for Grow+Go in our weekly bulletin.

The Rosary: Our Spiritual Weapon

Pick of the Week

Rejoice in the Lord by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark

Rejoice in the Lord

"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.

As you are aware, in past months especially, our Church has been confronted with a series of complex, controversial issues that have caused pain and confusion to many throughout the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond. Our efforts to communicate our actions, and the rationale behind our decisions, have not always been as effective as we hoped. Hence, we have developed this new way of communicating with you."

- 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.

Como ustedes saben, durante los últimos meses especialmente, nuestra Iglesia se ha enfrentado a una serie de temas complejos y controvertidos que han causado dolor y confusión a muchos en toda la Arquidiócesis de Newark y más allá. Nuestros esfuerzos por comunicar nuestras acciones, y la justificación detrás de nuestras decisiones, no siempre han sido tan eficaces como esperábamos. Por lo tanto, hemos desarrollado esta nueva forma de comunicarse con usted."  - Cardenal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Arzobispo de Newark.

The latest edition of Rejoice in the Lord, Cardinal Tobin’s newsletter to all the faithful in the Archdiocese is now available.

Giving Online

I just wanted to say thank you so much to all who made generous donation to our parish in this difficult time for everyone. Please, be assured, that I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope, that soon we can return to our regular way of worship. Please, stay safe and healthy, and continue to pray the Rosary, so through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may be saved from coronavirus disease and protected by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God Bless You! 
Fr. Kris
Once you downloaded the app, please choose our parish by typing: Roselle, and then selecting: Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter (not St. Joseph the Carpenter).
Thank you

Activists for tolerance sink fundraiser for Christian bakers

If you are considering making a tax-deductible contribution to our parish, please visit our parish GoFundMe or use our We Share site, or simply mail your envelopes to the Parish Office.

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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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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




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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. 

Crisis Magazine

(Better) Advice to Students in a Time of Strife

“A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days,” the great Solzhenitsyn told America’s intellectual elite at Harvard in 1978. It was heartening, therefore, to read a letter of “Advice to Students in a Time of Strife,” published by First Things in late […]

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A Thomist’s Guide to the 2020 Election

For many well intentioned Catholics, determining whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election is a difficult decision. The Church has no official, clear criteria to aid in the decision. Yet, the fact is that Rome, the highest authority in the Church, has provided the faithful with contemporary, official teaching concerning political decisions. Pope […]

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Breaking Free of Same-Sex Attraction

  Restless Heart is available now from Crisis Publications.            

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Novena to Padre Pio: Day 7

I can say with certainty that Jesus has never forgotten me

The post Novena to Padre Pio: Day 7 appeared first on Aleteia — Catholic Spirituality, Lifestyle, World News, and Culture.

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How to become a homeschooler in 12 easy steps

As you dive into educating your children at home, keep these tips in mind and you'll gain confidence and success.

The post How to become a homeschooler in 12 easy steps appeared first on Aleteia — Catholic Spirituality, Lifestyle, World News, and Culture.

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When forgiving someone seems impossible

The Lord's Prayer is a reminder that forgiveness is a process that begins with a first step.

The post When forgiving someone seems impossible appeared first on Aleteia — Catholic Spirituality, Lifestyle, World News, and Culture.

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Catholic World Report

Everything is unmerited grace, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2020 / 06:35 am (CNA).- God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his weekly Angelus address.

God’s “action is more than just, in the sense that it go... [...]

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‘Dogma lives loudly in you’ – Amy Coney Barrett’s 2017 confirmation hearing

Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2020 / 02:25 pm (CNA).- Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, is on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for a Supreme Court nominee, as the president makes plans [...]

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Most Wisconsin Catholics again obligated to attend Sunday Mass

Starting in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Diocese of Green Bay on Sept. 19-20 and phasing in at two other dioceses the remainder of September, most Wisconsin Catholics are no longer dispensed from mandatory [...]

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Decent Films


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.

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Marco Pontecorvo’s Fátima is the first screen version of the Marian apparitions at Fátima and the “Miracle of the Sun” I’ve seen that feels like the characters are living through the story’s events in the present tense.

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Words on Bathroom Walls

Halfway through I found myself rooting for the film to be the best version of itself, a sign that a film is working even when it’s not completely successful.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Episcopal Ordination Mass of Father Martin Hayes

Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Felim, Cavan, Diocese of Kilmore

The post Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Episcopal Ordination Mass of Father Martin Hayes appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope Greets Faithful of Hungary in Light of Postponed Eucharistic Congress

'Finding in the Eucharist the source of the Church’s life and mission'

The post Pope Greets Faithful of Hungary in Light of Postponed Eucharistic Congress appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Pope at Angelus Explains God’s Calling and Compensation

'He continues to call anyone, at whatever hour, to invite them to work in His Kingdom'

The post Pope at Angelus Explains God’s Calling and Compensation appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Bishop Barron on Why Being Good Is Not Enough

No indication whatsoever is given in Scripture that the moral prescriptions are somehow more important than the liturgical prescriptions. Being a good person is not enough—it’s crucially important to be aligned to God in his divine splendor through ritual and ceremony. My concern is, as our churches begin to open, that some may forget the vital importance and essentiality of the Mass.

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Bishop Barron on Canceling Padre Serra

The entire effort to erase the memory of St. Junípero Serra is from a historical standpoint ridiculous and from a moral standpoint more than a little frightening. When we see mobs of people tearing down and desecrating statues of a great Catholic saint, how can we not see the ugly specter of anti-Catholicism raising its head? Be sure to read the Word on Fire St. Junípero Serra FAQ page >>…

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Bishop Barron on King, Aquinas, and Our Nation’s Future

The political nests within the moral, which nests within the sacred. We know that there are social wrongs which need to be made right, but our civic engagement must have a spiritual and moral center, grounded in the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Aquinas.

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You’re Meant to Be an Eagle, Not a Chicken: A Reflection on Baptism

When I was doing full-time parish ministry, one of my favorite activities was performing Baptisms. I put the word in the plural, for I hardly ever baptized one baby at a time, but usually ten or a dozen. Typically, the quite large group of family and friends would gather in the first several pews of St. Paul of the Cross Church about 2 o’clock on a Sunday afternoon, I would welcome them and do a very short description of what was about to happen, and then the happy cacophony of twelve babies crying at once would inevitably commence. I would shout my way through the prayers and the Baptisms—and a general joyfulness would obtain. Now that I’m a bishop, I have less occasion to baptize, and I do miss it. But an exception took place last week when I was delighted to welcome into the Church Hazel Rose Cummins, the…

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Estás destinado a ser un águila, no una gallina: Una reflexión sobre el Bautismo

Cuando ejercía a tiempo completo el ministerio parroquial, una de mis actividades favoritas era hacer bautismos. Puse “bautismos” en plural, porque casi nunca bautizaba a un solo bebé a la vez, pero normalmente eran diez o una docena. Típicamente, el grupo bastante grande de familiares y amigos se reunía en los primeros bancos de la Iglesia de San Pablo de la Cruz alrededor de las 2 de la tarde de un domingo, yo les daba la bienvenida y hacía una breve descripción de lo que estaba a punto de suceder, y entonces la feliz cacofonía de doce bebés llorando a la vez comenzaba inevitablemente. Yo llegaba a hacer los bautismos, con todas sus oraciones, a gritos, y al final todo el mundo estaba feliz. Ahora que soy obispo, tengo menos ocasiones de bautizar, y las echo de menos. Pero la semana pasada hubo una excepción, cuando tuve el placer de…

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The Book of Exodus and Why Coming Back to Mass Matters

In connection with an academic project of mine, I’ve recently been poring over the book of Exodus and numerous commentaries thereupon. The second most famous book of the Old Testament is concerned primarily with the manner in which God shapes his people so that they might become a radiant beacon, a city set on a hill. On the biblical reading, Israel is indeed chosen, but it is never chosen for its own sake, but rather for all the nations of the world. I would say that this formation takes place in three principal stages: first, God teaches Israel to trust in his power; secondly, he gives Israel a moral law; and thirdly, he instructs his people in holiness through right praise. The lesson in trust happens, of course, through God’s great act of liberation. Utterly powerless slaves find freedom, not by relying on their own resources, but rather upon the…

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