September 15 Updates

The Rosary Society will hold a Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at 12 noon in the Church. We will recite the Rosary for Our Lady of Fatima and World Peace. It will be said in many different languages. Please plan to join us!


Do Something Beautiful for God – From Sept. 25 to Nov. 3, there will be “40 Days for Life” daily prayer vigils around the world outside of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Please join us as we pray across the street from Pilgrim Medical Center in Montclair where approximately 120 babies die from abortion every week. Your gift of an hour or more of peaceful witness and prayer any time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday, will help to save God’s children in danger of abortion. Do something beautiful for Him, and sign up for any hour(s) you can give at 40daysforlife.com/montclair or contact the local campaign coordinator, Lisa Hart at lisa@lifeneteducation.org or call 973-769-4422.

September 1 Updates

Welcome back to our first Rosary Society meeting of the Fall! The meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Our guest speaker will be Fr. Albert Holtz, O.S.B., Director of Formation of the Newark Abbey and Coordinator of the Benedictine Volunteer Program. Fr. Albert has written many books, including Pilgrim Road, Downtown Monks and A Saint on Every Corner. All are welcome to join us!

May 5 Updates

All parishioners are invited to the Crowning of our Blessed Mother on Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Church. Refreshments will be served immediately following in the Parish Center. Let’s make this a special evening to honor Our Lady!

March 10 Updates

Welcome back to our first Rosary Society meeting of 2019! The meeting will be held on Monday, Mar. 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall (weather permitting). It will be a planning meeting for the activities that we will have for the rest of the year. We want everyone’s input, so please come.

During Lent the Rosary is said daily after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, and Stations of the Cross will be recited on Saturdays immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. During these forty days of Lent, let us try to improve spiritually. With God’s Grace and our humility, we will enjoy the blessings of the Resurrection.

November 25 Updates

The Rosary Altar Society has completed the packing of their bags for the shut-ins of our parish.

For Christmas, the ladies bought flannel night gowns for the nuns at the Rosary Shrine in Summit.

We hope you all enjoyed the Blessed Bread distributed at Thanksgiving Mass. Thanks again for your support of our Cake and Pie Sale!

November 11 Updates

Our next meeting will be held this Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Glover Hall. It will be a fun night of Bingo and prizes! The meeting starts at 7 p.m., and Bingo will follow. All are welcome!

October 21 Updates

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Glover Hall. It will be a fun night of Bingo and prizes! The meeting starts at 7 p.m., and Bingo will follow. All are welcome!

October 6 Updates

Our October meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall. The speaker will be talking about “What Arts are Available in New Jersey.” All are welcome!

 We received a lovely note from Sr. Maureen of the Eucharist, O.P., thanking us for our donations. Sr. Maureen extended an invitation for Rosary Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Monastery, 543 Springfield Ave., Summit.

 Please remember in your prayers Dolores Tudor, a Rosarian who recently died.

On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 12 noon, our annual “America Needs Fatima” Rosary Rally will take place in the church. Fr. Dominick will lead us in reciting the Rosary. All are welcome. Please invite family and friends to come. Ester Gallardo is leading the effort.

April 29 Updates

Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. when we will have our May Crowning and Induction of New Members. Please mark your calendars!

April 15 Updates

Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. when we will have our May Crowning and Induction of New Members. Please mark your calendars!

April 1 Updates

Our March meeting was very productive. The guest speaker, Lyle Lauterbach, directed us on the new IRS tax laws, and the discussion of “The Cross: The Kingdom Come,” the 2018 Lenten Pastoral Letter from Bishop Arthur Serratelli, was well-received. Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please mark your calendars!

A PRAYER TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER

Take my hand, O Blessed Mother

Hold me firmly ‘lest I fall

I grow nervous while walking and

Humbly on thee call.

 

Guide me over every crossing,

Watch me when I’m on the stairs

Let me know that you’re beside me

Listen to my fervent prayers.

 

Bring me to my destination

Safely along the way

Bless my every undertaking

And my duties for the day.

 

And when evening creeps upon me

I’ll never fear to be alone

Once again, O Blessed Mother

Take my hand and lead me home.

 

Wishing all members of St. Joseph’s Parish  a New Year filled with peace, joy and love!

December 17 Updates

Our members and friends came together to celebrate Christmas last Monday and listened to a wonderful talk on the Immaculate Conception by Fr. Michael Rafferty of the Augustinian Recollects. We will take a break during the winter months, and monthly meetings will resume in March. Wishing all a Merry and Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

November 26 Updates

Our next meeting is our annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Fr. John Devaney, O.P., from New York City, will speak on the Immaculate Conception. All are welcome to join us!

November 19 Updates

Volunteers are needed to package the bread that is to be given out at the parish’s Thanksgiving Mass. We will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Rectory, so please come and help out if you can.

The Rosary Altar Society is also very pleased to have funded the new light that illuminates the Church’s stained glass window of the Annunciation, as well as a number of new purificators for the altar.

Please mark your calendars for our next meeting – the annual Christmas party – on Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

October 5 Updates

This Sunday, Oct. 8, the Rosarians will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Dangler Funeral Home to offer prayers for Benny Landis. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph’s Church.

On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m., we invite all parishioners to pray the Rosary honoring the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. We will distribute 100th Anniversary Prayer Cards. This is a Worldwide Rosary Crusade to honor Mary by praying the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and end wars.

On Monday, Oct. 16, the Rosarians will meet in Glover Hall to view the film, Our Lady of Fatima. This will be our October meeting, and all are welcome to join us.

Remembrance of Fatima

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the pleasant September Fall days. A reminder that on Saturday, Oct. 14, we will recite the Rosary in the Church at noon. Fr. Dominick will lead us in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady appearing at Fatima. All are welcome to attend!

Thanks, and Next Events!

Thank you for the great turnout for our first meeting on Sept. 11, 2017. We hope Julianne Chlodnicki inspired all to eat more healthy food. Copies of her recipes will be placed near the church bulletin boards for you to take home.

Looking forward to our next meeting, featuring a movie on Our Lady of Fatima. The meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall. Please mark your calendars.

"Healthy Living" Talk

Rosary Altar Society Presents

Healthy Living” Talk

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in the Parish Center

 

Our first meeting of the Fall will take place on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. At 7:30 p.m., we will have a talk entitled “Healthy Living,” presented by Saint Barnabas Senior Health Improvement Program (SBSHIP). Julianne Chlodnicki, RD, shares her passion and focus on educating about Living Healthy through nutrition. She believes that food is medicine and that good health starts with knowledge first and the consumption of high nutrient dense foods. Julianne provides great resources and consultations with passion and enthusiasm! She serves as an advocate to help empower people to become active participants in their own healthcare. All are welcome to attend this very informative session!

May Crowning

The May Crowning will be Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the church. Elaine Jacobs will crown the Blessed Mother. All parishioners are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Center following the ceremony.