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we are a Roman Catholic community of believers in Jesus Christ in Lincoln Park and surrounding areas, located in the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey.  Our Bishop is Bishop Arthur Serratelli.  Please feel free to visit the pages of our Parish site, learn about who we are as a community of faith and the services our parish provides. If you are thinking about moving to the Lincoln Park area, we cordially invite you to make St. Joseph's your parish.

 
October 13, 2019  The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
 
Leper

In today’s Gospel Lk 17:11-19, we hear how Jesus, continuing on his journey to Jerusalem, heals ten lepers. This story is a lesson about faith and reminds us that faith is sometimes found in unlikely places. Ten people afflicted with leprosy cry out to Jesus. In the time of Jesus, lepers were outcasts and for Jesus to interact with them was potentially a gesture of ritual contamination. The power of the Kingdom was at work and Jesus broke through the boundaries of his society.

And the story tells of another boundary that was crossed. All ten of the lepers were given the gift of healing, but in his gratitude to God for this gift, the Samaritan found salvation. The Samaritan, a foreigner, was from a community shunned by Jesus’ own people. In the Jewish circles in which Jesus lived, Samaritans were looked down upon because of the differences between the two communities in their observance of Judaism. In bridging this vast divide of discrimination, Jesus can affirm both the Samaritan’s healing and his faith.

Where have we become alienated from Christ and the Kingdom? Whom do we shun because of racial, religious, ethnic or other cultural differences? May we trust in the power of the Kingdom at work. And may we asked for the faith to be led into the midst of our society’s conflicts and contradictions to be part of God’s healing work.

Another lesson for us in this Gospel has to do with salvation. Our salvation is found in recognizing and using the gifts we have been given and knowing to whom we must offer our thanks.

Parish News

  • Women of Faith Bible Study on the Virgin Mary

    Women of Faith will continue our study of the Virgin Mary with a program from Journey Through Scripture from St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. The study “The Bible and the Virgin Mary” contains 12 sessions which we will break down into 3 groups of 4 sessions each. Our study will be held during ordinary time, interspersed between our Advent and Lenten programs. Our next session will be on Thursday, October 17thand November 7th at 7:30 PM in the Holy Family Room at Our Lady of Good Counsel. For more information, see our flyer in the back of church or JourneyThroughScripture.com or contact Tricia Fell at 862.248.0216 or Vicki Pignone at 201.410.6869 or womenoffaith.olgcsjhs @gmail.com.

  • Fall Bible Study at Good Counsel begins October 2

    Fall Bible Study will be held eight Wednesdays from October 2nd – November 20th at 11 AM or 7 PM in the Holy Family Room at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pompton Plains. Presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Christ fulfilled the Law and set us free to live in the Spirit. Learn what “justification” means and how faith and works are an integral part of it. Discover how we become heirs to the promises and blessings of Christ through faith. Cost of registration is $27. Register online at www.goodcounsel.org/fall-bible-study. For further questions, email Joe Manicone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carla at 973.839.2447.

  • Sight and Sound Theatre Trip: Miracle of Christmas on December 28

    A Parish trip to Miracle of Christmas at the Sight and Sound Theater in PA is planned for Saturday, December 28th. Details will follow but if interested, watch for more information!!

  • Open Mic is Back: Saturday, October 12

    Those who wish to share their gifts and talents, please sign up for our Open Mic on Saturday, October 12th at 7 PM.

    We are looking for singers, musicians, stand-up acts, etc... as singles, duos or a small group. Performers are to sign up no later than October 9th, and time slots will be allocated. Acts must be suitable for the venue and within a time frame. We hope to have about 15 performances from all ages. All are most welcome to attend... bring your own snacks and enjoy the performers.

  • Women of Faith Bible Study

    Women of Faith will continue our study of the Virgin Mary with a program from Journey Through Scripture from St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. The study “The Bible and the Virgin Mary” contains 12 sessions which we will break down into 3 groups of 4 sessions each. Our study will be held during ordinary time, interspersed between our Advent and Lenten programs.  We will hold our first 4 sessions on September 12th and 26th, October 17th and November 7th at 7:30 PM in the Holy Family Room at Our Lady of Good Counsel. For more information, see our flyer in the back of church or JourneyThroughScripture.com or contact Tricia Fell at 862.248.0216 or Vicki Pignone at 201.410.6869 or womenoffaith.olgcsjhs @gmail.com

  • 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.

  • Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversary Mass

    Couples, were you married in 1969 or 1994? The Diocese of Paterson invites you to celebrate your 25th or 50th wedding anniversary during a special
    Mass to be offered at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Paterson.

    Bishop Serratelli will serve as main celebrant on this joyful occasion to be held:

    Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:30pm.


    Arrangements can be made by contacting the parish office at 973.696.4411 x10. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. You will receive
    additional information from the Office of Family Life once your registration has been processed. Personalized commemorative certificates will be presented to each
    couple. Congratulations on this joyous occasion!

  • Kindergarten Religious Education Classes

    Our Religious Education program includes a Kindergarten class at 9 AM or 11 AM on Sundays. These classes focus on life, creation, Mary and Jesus and the Church. Formal prayer (Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary) and informal prayer are also part of the experience. To be part of this program, come in to register or call and we will mail out a registration form. All new registrants must be registered parishionersand are required to provide a baptismal certificate, if the baptism did not occur here at SJP.

  • RCIA Program to Begin in October
    Would you like to become a Catholic or are you a Catholic who has not yet received Confirmation? Our RCIA program will begin in October. If you have any questions or for more information, please call our Parish Office at 973.696.4411.
  • 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.

  • Religious Education Information: Updated October 12, 2019

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION GRADES K-8

    Oct 13 No CCD Classes – Columbus Day Weekend

    Oct 15 Classes begin for Gr. 6, 7, 8,    7pm

    Oct 20 4th Grade Class Mass @ 10am

    Oct 27 4th Grade Parent Meeting

     

    CONFIRMATION PROGRAM

    November 3      Confirmation Classes begin for Gr. 9 & 10,     6:30 pm

     

     



    If you did not receive the registration packet, please email Jen and Ken Shirkey at StJoesLPYouthThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

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  • RECENT CATHOLIC NEWS
  • 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 sin 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, Administrator

 

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

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