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!


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.


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!


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.