First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

November 28, 2021

Mass at 10 AM

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.

Will you prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal?

 

To view video in Spanish, click here.

Su respuesta a la Llamada Anual apoya diversos ministerios de la Arquidiócesis de Newark.  Gracias por su apoyo.

Mass Times

Daily
Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM
Friday 7:30 AM
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 - 8:00 AM
First Saturday Devotion - 8:30 AM
Holy Days - As Announced
Reconciliation:
Monday - Friday: after Mass
Saturday 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Parish Bulletin


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Invitation


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. 

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
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Parish email:
[email protected]

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Leandro Nicolas Torres Mas, Administrator 908-449-9368

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

Easter Cross

Giving Online

We say thank you so much to all who made generous donation to our parish in this difficult time for everyone. Please, be assured, that our Parish Community will keep you and your family in constant prayers at our daily Rosary.
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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.
 
 
Thank you
 
 
 
 

APP FOR YOUR SMART PHONE


TO DOWNLOAD OUR NEWEST APP FOR YOUR SMART PHONE, PLEASE GO TO:
 
 

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).
 

Crisis Magazine

The Victim Who Vanished

A short time ago, in the Maryland countryside, a priest the humble folk say bears a resemblance to Maximilian Kolbe turned on the ignition of his old silver pick-up and eased out of the parking lot of his St. Michael’s parish. He shifted into second gear and passed by a group of swollen-eyed parishioners standing […]

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Warning: This Book is Dangerous

I pushed Michael Warren Davis’ new book, The Reactionary Mind (Regnery Publishing), on a friend of mine, a noted Catholic and academic leader. I told him a good part of the book was a defense of feudalism. I thought he’d like that. Instead, he said, “Well, recent scholarship shows that feudalism did not exist. So, […]

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Give Thanks

[Editor’s Note: Today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. While not an explicitly Catholic holiday, this day reminds us of the need to always express our gratitude to the Lord. The passage below is from Divine Intimacy by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D (Baronius Press). Happy Thanksgiving!] Incapable as we are of paying […]

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Pick of the Week

Welcome

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!

Events

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FORMED

FORMED Daily Flyer

Daily Readings

Special Intention / In Memory of Your Loved One

Weekday Mass Intention    Donation $15
Weekend Mass Intention   Donation $20
Bread & Wine   Donation $25
Sanctuary Candle   Donation $25
Altar Flowers   Donation $50

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH

“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

 

Saint JosephWith 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.

 

Saint Joseph is the guardian of the Holy Family, the Church, and laborers everywhere.

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:

https://www.rcan.org/joseph

Liturgical Year

Nov. 28 First Sunday of Advent, Sunday

For Catholics, the new Liturgical Year commences with the first Sunday of Advent. In this new Liturgical Year, the Church not only wishes to indicate the beginning of a period, but the beginning of a renewed commitment to the faith by all those who follow Christ, the Lord. This time of prayer and path of penance that is so powerful, rich and intense, endeavors to give us a renewed impetus to truly welcome the message of the One who was incarnated for us. In fact, the entire Liturgy of the Advent season, will spur us to an awakening in our Christian life and will put us in a �vigilant' disposition, to wait for Our Lord Jesus who is coming:

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Nov. 27 Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Traditionally in some regions the feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is celebrated today, commemorating when Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure and showed her the images of the medal she wished to have made.

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Nov. 26 Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

According to the previous liturgical calendar (1962), today is the feast of St. Sylvester, Abbot. He was the son of a lawyer and had also studied law before becoming a canon in his native town of Osimo. He was a zealous and fervent priest. His determination to retire into solitude was caused by the sight of the decomposing corpse of a friend. He at first lived as a hermit at Grotta Fucile, and then on Monte Fano where followers came to join him. He gave them the habit and Rule of St. Benedict together with certain other customs which reflect his own aspirations and the devotional tendencies of his day. He died in 1267 at the age of ninety.

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Saint of the Day

Saint James of the Marche

Image: Saint James of the Marches | Francisco de Zurbarán | photo by Galería online

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The National Catholic Bioethics Center

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.

https://www.ncbcenter.org

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.

Aleteia

Religious relics to be turned into NFTs for first time ever

The theme of the first drop will be St. Francis Xavier, whose relic will be digitized into a non-fungible token.

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Twins marry on same day and give the cutest nod to their First Holy Communion

Their photos are definitely one for the album!

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Why priests wore black during Advent in the Middle Ages

Before violet became the official color for Advent, black was worn by many in the Roman Rite.

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

Liturgy Q&A: More on Pro Populo Masses

And Update on This Liturgy Column

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Zenit English Thanks Readers and Supporters

Operations Suspended Today

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Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri in South-East Nigeria Kidnapped

Bishop Moses Chikwe

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Catholic World Report

Singing through Advent, again!

A new year is aborning – a new church year, a new liturgical year. Which is important to note and to observe because, among other things, it stands as a powerful reminder that we believers [...]

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Suffering Advent

The secular world calls it the Holiday Season. The Catholic Church calls it Advent. The two are starkly different, but the one thing they have [...]

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Everything you need to know about the Advent wreath

Advent wreath / Shutterstock

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Decent Films

King Richard

As rousing sports films and inspirational biopics go, while King Richard is far from a pitiless, warts-and-all inquiry, it has a particular kind of truthfulness, analogous to the truthfulness of a family scrapbook or stories recounted at family reunions.

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Dune: Part One

Watching Dune drove home to me the extent to which no one in 2021 can really go into an adaptation of Dune completely cold.

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Marvel&rsquo;s <em>Eternal</em> problem: The Man, the Powers that Be, and God

Incarnations of The Man vary from one MCU movie to another in terms of how sympathetic or compromised he is. Always, though, The Man has damaging secrets, misrepresents his true intentions, and can’t be trusted, at least not completely.

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