July 21 Updates

Registration forms for Religious Ed. are available at the doors of the church.

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First Communion pictures are here! You may pick up your child’s photo at the Rectory during office hours.

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We are always in need of good people who love the Lord and love His children. If you think you would like to join us as we walk with the children of the parish in their faith-journeys, please consider being a catechist in our program. If you can read and you can speak – you can help spread the Good News! Call 973-669-8331 for more information.

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Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos in a fun-filled program.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!

July 14 Updates

Registration forms for Religious Ed. are available at the doors of the church. 


PLEASE NOTE: This is the last week to secure the reduced rate of $100 for Religious Ed. registration. After July 15, the fee increases $50. You need not pay at the time of registration. Payment is due by September. Please call the office (973-429-7748) if you have any questions.

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First Communion pictures are here! You may pick up your child’s photo at the Rectory during office hours.

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Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out.  If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. Office and return the forms ASAP to help us assess our need for staff and materials for the Fall. 

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We are always in need of good people who love the Lord and love His children. If you think you would like to join us as we walk with the children of the parish in their faith-journeys, please consider being a catechist in our program. If you can read and you can speak – you can help spread the Good News! Call 973-669-8331 for more information.

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Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos in a fun-filled program.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!


July 7 Updates

Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out.  If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. Office and return the forms ASAP to help us assess our need for staff and materials for the Fall. 

PLEASE NOTE: To secure the reduced rate of $100 for Religious Ed. registration, you must submit your registration form by July 15. After that, the fee increases $50. You need not pay at the time of registration. Payment is due by September. Please call the office (973-429-7748) if you have any questions.

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First Communion pictures are here! You may pick up your child’s photo at the Rectory during office hours.

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We are always in need of good people who love the Lord and love His children. If you think you would like to join us as we walk with the children of the parish in their faith-journeys, please consider being a catechist in our program. If you can read and you can speak – you can help spread the Good News! Call 973-669-8331 for more information.

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Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos in a fun-filled program.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!


June 30 Updates

The Religious Ed. Office will be closed the week of June 30 and will reopen for business on Monday, July 8. Happy and safe Fourth of July. God Bless America!

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Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. Office and return the forms ASAP to help us assess our need for staff and materials for the Fall.

PLEASE NOTE: To secure the reduced rate of $100 for Religious Ed. registration, you must submit your registration form by July 15. After that, the fee increases $50. You need not pay at the time of registration. Payment is due by September. Please call the office (973-429-7748) if you have any questions.

First Communion pictures are here! You may pick up your child’s photo at the Rectory during office hours.

We are always in need of good people who love the Lord and love His children. If you think you would like to join us as we walk with the children of the parish in their faith-journeys, please consider being a catechist in our program. If you can read and you can speak – you can help spread the Good News! Call 973-669-8331 for more information.

Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos in a fun-filled program.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!


June 23 Updates

First Communion pictures are here! You may pick up your child’s First Communion photo at the Rectory during office hours.

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Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. Please return the form ASAP to help us assess our need for staff and materials for the Fall. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. Office.

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We are always in need of good people who love the Lord and love His children. If you think you would like to join us as we walk with the children of the parish in their faith-journeys, please consider being a catechist in our program. If you can read and you can speak – you can help spread the Good News! Call 973-669-8331 for more information.

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Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos in a fun-filled program.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!

June 16 Updates

First Communion picture are here! You may pick up your child's First Communion photo at the Rectory during office hours.

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Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. office.

Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!


June 9 Updates

Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. office.

Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!

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SUMMER BOOK CLUB starts Monday, June 24. This summer’s choice is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.


June 2 Updates

Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. office.

Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remmber that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!

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SUMMER BOOK CLUB starts Monday, June 24. This summer’s choice is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.


May 26 Updates

Our sincere thanks to all the many people who volunteer to make Saint Joseph’s Parish a warm and welcoming place to be: altar servers, musicians and singers, decorators, ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, grounds keepers, soup kitchen workers, hospitality committee ... the list goes on. Your time and talent are greatly appreciated. Thanks, too, for spending time with us at our “Oscar Gala.” We hope you had a good time!

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Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. office.

Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos,

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion or Confirmation in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and children over seven) is created for those who want to become Catholics or are thinking about it and those who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic Church (need First Communion and/or Confirmation.) If you are interested or have questions, please call 973-669-8331 for information. Each individual’s case is different and scheduling is flexible. Come on in – Christ holds the door open for you!

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SUMMER BOOK CLUB starts Monday, June 24. This year the selection is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.


May 19 Updates

Registration packets for students returning to our Religious Ed. classes this fall have been sent out. If you have not received your forms, please call the Religious Ed. office.

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Parents of children entering First Grade who are interested in our Religious Ed. program and would like to receive information or register their child, please call the office at 973-669-8331. Please remember that the Archdiocesan policy requires two years of learning to be eligible to receive First Communion.

Children of kindergarten age are welcome to come and learn stories about Jesus through hands-on experiences and videos.

Parishioners with children in Catholic schools who wish their child to receive First Communion in Saint Joseph’s, please call the office for information as to how to proceed.

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SUMMER BOOK CLUB starts Monday, June 24. This year the selection is The Chosen by Chaim Potak. The novel is about two fourteen-year-old boys from opposing yeshiva schools who face each other on the ball field. But it actually is a fascinating revelation of two aspects of the Jewish faith, the Hasidic and the Orthodox and their ways of life. Join us Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall to get an appreciation of Jewish culture and learning told through the story of two boys who bridge a culture gap to form a lasting friendship.

May 12 Updates

We would like to welcome our First Communicants to the Lord’s Banquet and congratulate them and their parents for reaching this milestone on their journey to the Lord:

Wayland Burdick, Isabella DeFrancesco, Luke De Stephan-Radice, Sean Hollar-Gregory, Brylee LaBanca, Vianca Lavado, Max Marconi, Declan McGrath, Jack McManus, Brendan Pereira, Beatrice Petersen, Sophia Pitogo, Sofia Romero, Milani Ruiz, Maggie Ryan, Zoe Smith, Mackenzie Sosa, Ayden Wigley.

May Jesus always be welcome in your hearts. God Bless!

On this First Eucharist weekend, we especially want to thank our two young guest musicians, Brandon LaBanca and Isobel Middleton for taking the time to help our Communicants with their “Thank You” song. We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our catechists who worked so diligently with our boys and girls: Grace Dominguez and Carol Kurtyka. Thank you for all you have done for our children and for accompanying them on this milestone event in their faith.

Thank you to all the parents who have entrusted their children to us and have given us the privilege of helping them teach their children about Jesus. You work hard at living up to the promises you made at your children’s Baptism. The heart of Jesus swells when He sees the sacrifices you make to bring your children closer to Him.

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Registrations for September will be mailed out this week. Please take advantage of early registration to help us assess our needs and order supplies for the Fall.


May 5 Updates

Please pray for our children as they join us at the Table of the Lord for the first time on Saturday, May 11, at the 5 p.m. Liturgy and Sunday, May 12, at 9:15 a.m. As the children receive Jesus into their hearts, may we, Mary, whom we celebrate this month, and all the saints in heaven who gather with us, give thanks for the goodness of God. Thank you (and for) Carol Kurtyka and Grace Dominguez, who worked so hard and lovingly with our children preparing them for both Reconciliation and Eucharist.

As classes come to an end, we want to thank all our catechists and parent substitutes who make our program possible. You truly live out our baptismal mandate to “make disciples of all.” You make the parish a warmer, faith-filled place and truly are the face of Christ to our children. God bless you all: Brandi Brennan, Jennifer D'Alessio, Tammy LaBanca, Michelle Caldwell, Maria Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Joann O'Neill, Susan Stock, Sue Ruffino, Steve Toia and Clare Krakoviak.


April 28 Updates

Our First Eucharist Retreat will be held this Sunday, April 28. Please pray for our children and their parents that, as they come nearer to First Communion Day, they may spend time in prayer and conversation about the wonderful gift of Christ in the Eucharist.

Our “Sunday School” program winds down on May 5. Parents are invited to our finale – an original play, written and performed by our fourth graders, celebrating Pentecost and a celebration of the bounty of God. Welcome Parents!

A survey has been sent to our seventh grade parents concerning how best to meet the scheduling needs for eighth grade. Please return your survey as soon as possible for planning purposes.


April 21 Updates

Wesolych Swiat! Happy Easter in Polish. May the Risen Christ knock on the doors of your hearts and find entrance. May He bless your homes with the peace that only He can bring. May you become for others the loving, caring face of Christ, now and always. Christ is risen! Be like Mary Magdalene who followed Christ’s mandate: “Go and tell the others.”


Tuesday classes resume April 23, and Sunday classes resume April 28. Children in the First Eucharist class do not have morning classes due to the Eucharist retreat which starts for parents and children at 1 p.m. in the Parish Center. The retreat should be over by 3 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.


April 14 Updates

On this most auspicious day, may we renew our energy and resolve to enter fully into the great gift that Jesus prepares to give us this week. Use the days of Holy Week to talk with your families about the splendor of the Eucharist, the call to discipleship and service to each other, the gift of the Priesthood, the promise of Resurrection and the great love the Trinity has for us in the promise of Easter.

Thanks to our Confirmation Bunnies for a great visit from the CEO Easter Bunny! You are a gift to the parish.

Tuesday classes resume April 23 and Sunday classes resume April 28. Children in the First Eucharist class do not have morning classes due to the Eucharist retreat which starts for parents and children at 1 p.m. in the Parish Center. The retreat should be over by 3 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

Bible Studies: Holy Week Activity – Join us on Monday, April 15 in Glover Hall at 1 p.m. as we look to scripture for the First Passover and draw parallels to our own Eucharist, whose institution we celebrate Holy Thursday. All are welcome!


April 7 Updates

Parents, please note that, due to the school vacation, there will be no classes April 14 or 16. There are also no classes on Easter Sunday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 23.

Sunday classes resume April 28. Children in the First Eucharist class do not have morning classes due to the Eucharist retreat which starts for parents and children at 1:00 in the parish Center. The retreat should be over by 3:00. Attendance is mandatory.

Bible Studies: Holy Week Activity - Join us on Monday, April 15 in the Parish Center at 1:00 PM as we look to scripture for the First Passover and draw parallels to our own Eucharist, whose institution we celebrate Holy Thursday.

March 31 Updates

The sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated this Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. for our Tuesday evening students. Please be on time for class so we can begin promptly.

Parents of children receiving First Eucharist in May can pick up their banner kits this Sunday during Religious Ed. classes.

March 24 Updates

Thank you to all who attended our Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph Day celebration. Sure and ‘twas a fine day for all! It mirrored what ‘church’ is meant to be. Special thanks to all the laborers in the field who made the celebration possible. You are a gift to the parish and we thank you.


Thanks to our Confirmation candidates who served at our luncheon following the special Mass on Saturday. You are putting your gifts into service of the Lord. God Bless!

First Communion meeting Sunday, March 24 in Glover Hall following the 9:15 a.m. Liturgy.

The Easter Bunny Is Coming! Inviting all our parishioners in fourth grade and under to the Parish Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, for our annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by this year’s Confirmation class. The bunny always leaves some interesting things. Come and hunt with us!


March 17 Updates

Sunday Religious Ed. classes resume March 24. There is a meeting for parents of children making First Communion following the 9:15 a.m. Mass that morning.

Confirmation class resumes Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Glover Hall. Remember to bring a dessert for the Parish Luncheon to follow the Mass of Anointing.

Bible Study continues its exploration of the journey of Moses and the Israelites to the Promised Land. It’s never too late to join us on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall!


March 10 Updates

Thank you to our Confirmation Candidates for their help in staffing our Mardi Gras Party. Thanks also to all the adults who helped make our evening possible and for all who braved the cold to be with us. See you at our St. Joseph & St. Patrick Day Party!

Reminder to Parents: Because of our upcoming Saints Dinner on Mar. 17, there are no classes on Saturday, Mar. 16 and Sunday, Mar. 17.