September 22 Updates

There will be no class on Sunday, Sept. 22, due to the Parish Picnic. There is class on Tuesday, Sept. 24. There is still time to register your child for this year’s program. Please call the Religious Ed. office (973-669-8331).

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Parents of children in Catholic schools who would like their children to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation in the parish, please call the Religious Ed. office for information regarding the process.

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Our discussion group regarding Bishop Robert Barron’s Letter to a Suffering Church will not meet this Monday, Sept. 23, but will resume the following week. The booklet was written for those who are trying to understand the current sexual crises through the lenses of scripture and church history, Bishop Barron answers the question, “Why stay?” Copies of the book are provided. Sessions are at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.

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Coming next week: A new series on What Happens at Mass. Each week we will have a brief and, hopefully, informative entry in the bulletin regarding the many aspects of our most significant Catholic experience.

September 15 Updates

Religious Ed. classes start this week. There will be no class on Sunday, Sept. 22 due to the Parish Picnic. There is class on Tuesday, Sept. 24. All classes this year will be held in Glover Hall. There is still time to register your child for this year’s program. Please call the Religious Ed. office (973-669-8331).

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Parents of children in Catholic schools who would like their children to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation in the parish, please call the Religious Ed. office for information regarding the process.


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Eighth grade students and their parents will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Glover Hall at 7 p.m. for an introductory session regarding responsibilities for Confirmation candidates.


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Starting Monday, Sept. 16, four weekly discussion sessions regarding Bishop Robert Barron’s Letter to a Suffering Church will begin. The booklet was written for those who are trying to understand the current sexual crises through the lenses of scripture and church history. Bishop Barron answers the question, “Why stay?” Copies of the book will be provided. Sessions are at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall.

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Coming this Fall: A new series on What Happens at Mass. Each week we will have a brief and, hopefully, informative entry in the bulletin regarding the many aspects of our most significant Catholic experience.

September 8 Updates

Catechist meeting this Tuesday in Glover Hall at 7 p.m.

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Sunday, Sept. 15, is Catechetical Sunday. Our Family Liturgies begin next week, and we will celebrate the day by commissioning our catechists at Mass as well as blessing our parents and children in a special way. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to Mass for a blessing of their school year.

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Religious Education classes begin next Sunday, Sept. 15 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy. Tuesday classes begin Sept. 17. There is still time to register your child if you have not already done so. Please call the Religious Ed. office if you need more information. You may also register your children at the start of classes.

Parents of children in Catholic schools who would like their children to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation in the parish, please call the Religious Ed. office for information regarding the process.

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Eighth grade students and their parents will meet Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Glover Hall at 7 p.m. for an introductory session regarding responsibilities for Confirmation candidates.

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Coming Soon: Discussion session regarding Bishop Robert Barron’s Letter to a Suffering Church, written for those who are trying to understand the current sexual crises through the lenses of scripture and church history. Stay tuned for the starting date!

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Coming this Fall: A new series on What Happens at Mass. Each week we will have a brief and, hopefully, informative entry in the bulletin regarding the many aspects of our most significant Catholic experience.

September 1 Updates

Religious Education classes begin Sunday, September 15 following the 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy. Tuesday classes begin September 17. There is still time to register your child if you have not already done so. Please call the Religious Ed. office if you need more information.

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Parents of children in Catholic schools who would like their children to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation in the parish, please call the Religious Ed. office for information regarding the process.

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Children are invited to bring their backpacks to the 9:15 Family Liturgy for a special “back to school” blessing.

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Eighth grade students and their parents will meet Wednesday, September 18 in Glover Hall at 7 p.m. for an introductory session regarding responsibilities for Confirmation candidates.

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Coming Soon: Discussion session regarding Bishop Robert Barron’s Letter to a Suffering Church, written for those who are trying to understand the current sexual crises through the lenses of scripture and church history. Stay tune for the starting date!

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Coming this Fall: A new series on What Happens at Mass. Each week we will have a brief and, hopefully, informative entry in the bulletin regarding the many aspects of our most significant Catholic experience.

August 25 Updates

Religious Education classes for Kindergarten thru fourth grades begin Sunday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday, Sept. 17 for fifth thru seventh grades. Eighth graders and their parents will have an opening session on Wednesday, Sept. 18. If you have not registered your child for classes this year, please do so ASAP.


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Our 9:15 a.m. Family Liturgy will begin Sept. 15, Catechetical Sunday. Students are requested to bring their backpacks for a special blessing for the school year.

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HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for our Tuesday evening sixth grade. If you have a love for Jesus and an hour and fifteen minutes to spend with some delightful young people sharing that love, please consider joining our parish catechists. This year’s class is very small and the children are eager to learn. Your faith will become deeper as you work with the children and get to view Christ through their eyes. Call 973-660-831 for more information. The rewards are heavenly!


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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! If you would like to be part of the RCIA team (sponsor, catechist, prayer partner, etc.) please call the office.

August 18 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for our Tuesday evening sixth grade. If you have a love for Jesus and an hour and fifteen minutes to spend with some delightful young people sharing that love, please consider joining our parish catechists. Call 973-660-831 for more information. The rewards are heavenly!

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If you have not returned your registration forms, please do so. Registration forms for Religious Ed. are available at the doors of the church or by calling the Religious Ed. office.

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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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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!


August 11 Updates

The Religious Ed. office will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 7 thru Friday, Aug. 16 for summer vacation.

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HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for our Tuesday evening sixth grade. If you have a love for Jesus and an hour and fifteen minutes to spend with some delightful young people sharing that love, please consider joining our parish catechists. Call 973-660-831 for more information. The rewards are heavenly


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If you have not returned your registration forms, please do so. Registration forms for Religious Ed. are available at the doors of the church or by calling the Religious Ed. office.

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


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!

August 4 Updates

The Religious Ed. office will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 7 thru Friday, Aug. 16 for summer vacation.

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HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for our Tuesday evening sixth grade. If you have a love for Jesus and an hour and fifteen minutes to spend with some delightful young people sharing that love, please consider joining our parish catechists. Call 973-660-831 for more information. The rewards are heavenly!

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If you have not returned your registration forms, please do so. Registration forms for Religious Ed. are available at the doors of the church or by calling the Religious Ed. office.

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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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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 28 Updates

HELP WANTED: We are in need of a catechist for our Tuesday evening sixth grade. If you have a love for Jesus and an hour and fifteen minutes to spend with some delightful young people sharing that love please consider joining our parish catechists. Call 973-660-831 for more information. The rewards are heavenly!

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If you have not returned your registration forms, please do so. Registration forms for Religious Ed. are available at the doors of the church or by calling the Religious Ed. office.

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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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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 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.