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Parish News

  • Christmas Flower Memorials

    We will once again be memorializing the poinsettia plants that beautify our church for Christmas.

    Donations may be made in memory of a relative or friend; in honor of someone living; or in thanksgiving to God. The names of those making the donations and those being remembered will be published in the Sunday bulletin after Christmas, unless the donor prefers to remain anonymous. Please complete the form found in the bulletin, and return to the rectory or place it in the collection basket. You may also use the envelope included in your packet, but please be sure to mark the back with your intention.

    If you wish, a note will be sent from the parish with a Christmas card informing a particular person of the donation. If you would like this courtesy extended, you must print on an index card the name address and zip code of the person/people who should receive, as well as the name of the person you are honoring. The amount will not be listed.

  • Grief Group

    The loss to death of a loved-one is one of the most painful experiences and often takes a long time to heal.

    During this pandemic, many have lost someone without having had a chance to say ‘good-bye’ or to have a traditional funeral. Grief and response to the loss has been delayed. If you are struggling with this difficulty, feelings of aloneness and bewilderment, then you may want to consider a Grief Support Group. Group meetings are confidential and are an excellent way to better understand grief and to deal with a loss.

    St. Joseph’s Parish will be starting a Grief Group in the near future. For more information or to signup, please call Sr. Ellen at 973.696.4411 x 12.

  • Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 5

    SJP will be hosting a breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM –12 PM. We will be serving bagels, donuts
    and hot chocolate.  Cost is $5 per person for breakfast. A signup sheet is in the back of church.

  • Christmas Giving Tree Project

    Our “Giving “Tree” Christmas project began on November 21st & 22nd. This year, our plan is to provide gift cards for adults and adolescents, and focus on gifts for younger children. Ornaments will be available on display boards in the rear of the church. There will be display boards and sign-out books on both sides of the church to enable us to maintain social distancing. Please sign your name and phone number in the book next to the corresponding gift number on the ornament you choose.

    We ask for all gifts to be returned with the ornament attached to the gift when you attend Mass the weekends of November 28th & 29th and December 5th & 6th. Since church is only open for Sunday and daily 8:00 AM Mass, please return gifts during those times when church is open. It is helpful to return gift cards in a small gift envelope if possible.

    If you would like an ornament but do not yet attend Mass, please contact Mary Bono (973.696.9713) or Lois Moeller (201.572.1646) and we will gladly assign an ornament to you. Cash donations are also welcome! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mary or Lois.

    Thank you and God bless you for your continued generosity.

  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

    R.C.I.A., the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process for anyone wishing to know more about the Roman Catholic Faith and the reception of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).  By our baptism, each of us is called to share the good news.  Each of us may know someone who, if asked, would consider becoming a Catholic. The invitation needs to be extended.

    As a member of the faith family, have you extended the invitation? If you want to become a Catholic or know someone who may be interested in becoming a Catholic, please come to the Parish Center room 6 for classes on Sundays at 11 AM or call the office at

  • Eagle Scout Project to Benefit St. Joseph Parish

    Alexander Weiss, a parishioner at St. Joseph’s and a member of Boy Scout Troop 74 in Montville, NJ.

    "I am currently a Life scout in the troop and am excited to be doing my Eagle Scout Service Project for all of you.
    For my project I will be leading my fellow scouts and we will be installing Stations of the Cross outside on the
    Church grounds next to the parking lot.

    We will be digging 14 holes for each of the stations and then cementing 4x4x8 posts in the ground on one weekend.  We will next prepare the shrines and on the second weekend of the project, we will be putting them onto the posts to complete each station as well as surrounding the posts with decorative rock.   This project will add beautification to the grounds and during Lent and Easter time, the stations can be said outside and not inside considering the COVID-19 pandemic.  My project can give parishioners the relief of coming to Church and not be afraid of the virus. 

    I understand that these are difficult times and appreciate  any contributions that you can make towards the beautiful shrines and other supplies needed. Even donations of $5 to $10 will be a massive help for funding of the project.

    Alexander Weiss

  • Religious Education Classes: UPDATED November 28, 2020

    * * * * NEW * * * *

    Dec 6                    Classes for Group A – Grades 1-4
    Dec 13                  Classes for Group B – Grades 1-4
    Dec 20                  Classes for Group A – Grades 1-4


    Dec 1                    Classes for Group A – Grades 5-7
    Dec 8                    Classes for Group B – Grades 5-7
    Dec 15                  Classes for Group A – Grades 5-7
    Dec 22                  Classes for Group B – Grades 5-7

    For more information, please call 973.696.4411 x10.


    Dec 13                 Classes for Group A – Grades 8 – 9
    Dec 20                 Classes for Group B – Grades 8 – 9


    For more information, please call 973.696.4411 x12.

  • View Us On YouTube!

    We are now posting Weekend and other special Holy Day Masses on our Youtube Channel:


  • Polish Masses to Be Celebrated at St. Joseph's on the Third Saturday of Each Month

    Polish Masses are now being celebrated at St. Josephs on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 7 PM.

  • Parish Registration

    If you are new to the parish or have not previously registered in the parish, please do so by calling the office at 973.696.4411 x 101 for a registration form. Also, if you are not receiving collection envelopes, we can arrange to have them sent them to you.

  • First Friday Benediction
    Please join us for our regular First Friday services with a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour from 7 to 8 PM, featuring Exposition of the
    Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, and Benediction, provided by our Deacons. Please note that Mass will only be available in the morning at 8 AM.
  • Visiting the Sick and Shut-Ins

    If you have a famly member or know of someone who is in the hospital or homebound and they would like to receive Holy Communion, please call Sr. Ellen at (973) 696-4411, etx. 3.

    Because of privacy laws, the hospital does not contact us when a parishioner is admitted and therefore, we have no way of knowing.  Notifying us will enable us to visit our parishioners and bring them the sacraments.

  • Parish Email List: Great Way to Stay Informed!

    If you would like to be added to the parish email list or to update your email address with us, to receive notifications of funerals and parish events, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know. As of now, we have over 500 people on our email list. What a resourceful way to keep up to date on our parish happenings! Thank you.

Fr. Dominik Bakowski, Pastor


Celebrate the Eucharist

Saturday Eve:  5:30 PM
Sunday:           8:00 AM, 10:00AM, 12 Noon, 7PM (Spanish Mass)

Monday: 7 PM (preceded by Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal/Benediction at 6:30PM)

Tuesday-Friday:  8 AM    
Holy Days: To be announced from the pulpit

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4:30 - 5 PM and by appointment.

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Phone (973) 696-4411

Please contact Julia Brady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. for Halloran Hall Rental Information.

View Photos of decorated hall here.
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