My beloved Parishioners of St. Joseph the Carpenter,
Twelve years ago, as a newly appointed pastor, when I was faced with the challenge of renovating our parish buildings and addressing pastoral needs of the parish, I had written to you words of our Savior “Do not let your hearts be troubled” (Jn 14:1), because our faith in God is going to save us and our hard work is going to make the difference. I must admit, I couldn’t imagine, how wonderful those years where going to be, how many projects we would be able to accomplish, how many beautiful liturgies we were able to celebrate, how all our ethnic groups could work and pray together, how we were able to grow as a One Family rooted in love of God and our neighbor. You have made this parish the place where everyone could come and worship God in many languages and variety of devotions and you have created a home for me at St. Joseph, where you welcomed me and accepted me as your Pastor and made it so easy to love you back.
Saying farewell to those you love, is not easy, that’s why, with great sadness, but also with the obedience to the priestly vocation of following Jesus, “From now on you will be a Fishers of man” (Mt 5:10), I have responded to follow the Lord and accepted to be a pastor of the Holy Spirit Parish in Union, NJ, starting July 1, 2021. Even though I’ll be leaving, I know that you are going to be guided and protected by my successor, who is going to continue the work we have started together.
I’ll miss you all and you will stay in my prayers forever, and please, be safe and healthy, continue to pray the Rosary daily, so through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary we may be protected and guided by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. St. Joseph, guardian and protector of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Yours in Christ,
Meet Rev. Leandro Nicolas Torres Mas
Our New Administrator
Welcome Fr. Leandro!
A Short Bio from Father Leandro:
My Name is Father Leandro N. Torres. I am 40 years old and was ordained priest in 2013 for the Archdiocese of Newark. I came from Paraguay in 2002, when I entered Redemptorist Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary and studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall.
I first served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Good Counsel and Immaculate Conception in Newark for 4 years. Those years helped me to grow as a person, as a priest, and to develop a special intimacy with the Lord. In 2017 I was asked to move to Saint Mary´s Parish in Plainfield. The people in Saint Mary´s help me to see and understand the rich diversity of nationalities and peoples that encompass our Archdioceses.
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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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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
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
Patricia Cymbaluk, Early Childhood 908-245-0569
First: Job 38:1, 8-11 - From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer ... Who pent up the sea? ... some this far, I said, and no further: here your proud waves shall break.
Psalm 106 - O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever / Some sailed to the sea in ships / For he spoke, he summoned the gale / Then they cried to the Lord in their need / They rejoiced because of the calm.
Second: Corinthians 5:14-17 - For anyone who is in Christ there is a new creation.
June 20, 2021
XII Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jb 38:1, 8-11
2 Cor 5:14-17
GROW AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE
GROW: A number of editorials, blog posts, and other commentaries of late have declared “languishing” as the “mood,” or dominant emotion, of 2021. This is not depression, but rather a series of emotions that wear away at our sense of purpose andbelonging. Those who languish experience apathy and a lack of motivation, all while participating in the daily activities of life. Yes, I said to myself, that’s it exactly! After the craziness of these last 15 months … I think these writers are on to something! Therefore, I am particularly moved by God’s providence and grace in providing an antidote to the emptiness of languishing in today’s Scriptures. In the second reading, Paul writes with such urgency that “the love of Christ impels us” to live not for ourselves, but for the sake of Christ who died for all. The word “impel” differs from “compel,” because it implies a strong moral force from within. Andin the Gospel, we see that for Christians, that inner force springs from faith, a faith that can endure both the violent squalls of life and the sense of being adrift that we can’t always put our finger on. Like Paul, our faith impels us to refocus our lives on our love of Christ and others.
GO EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT
GO: It occurs to me that we Catholics have myriad opportunities to avail ourselves of those graces, and to strengthen our faith. Languishing can be replaced with flourishing, and a recapturing of the knowledge of who we belong to: the Lord. Praying for others during Mass, reading and discussing a spiritual book with a friend, volunteering at a soup kitchen or shelter, offering to help drive refugees or senior citizens to medical appointments, or participating in a young (or older) adult parish activity – these are all actions that empty us of apathy and fill us with gratitude. The pandemic has been tragic, and terrifying, and life-altering. But God remains steadfast. We will face our share of storms, but we can rest assured that Jesus is our anchor as we move forward in faith.
PRAY: Feeling blah? Re-read Paul’s letter (2 Cor 5:14-17) and ask God to help you remember that you are God’s beloved – with dignity, value, and purpose. Trust that “whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.”
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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!
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“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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"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.
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