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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.

 August 11, 2019  The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In last week’s Gospel, the antidote for the anxiety brought on by the coming judgment is to relinquish our possessions and provide for the needs of others. In this Sunday’s Gospel Lk 12:32-48, Jesus speaks of his coming again in glory. He tells a parable that illustrates the importance of being prepared for his arrival. Just as household servants must be prepared for the return of their master from a village wedding, so followers of Jesus must be ready for his return in glory.

This parable adds to the theme of watchfulness; it explains how to wait and reminds us of the reward for the faithful follower at the heavenly banquet after the judgment. The parables remind us that we should be found doing our jobs when the master arrives.

Luke gives us a clue about his concern for his congregation. Luke wanted his people not to forget that Jesus would return in Glory and thus they should not become complacent about the future but instead, live today in readiness for the future.

Watchfulness means living in such a consistently moral and obedient way that we are always ready to give an account to God of how we have lived.

After reflecting on the Gospel’s text, we may find that Luke’s community and ours has similar concerns. Two millennia later Jesus’ advice about priorities and preparation are still binding.

Parish News

  • 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
    R.C.I.A., the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a program for anyone wishing to know more about the Roman Catholic Faith and, especially, receiving the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday evening, October 31, 7:30 PM, in the LeBeau Center, Rm. 6. If you know someone who may be interested in RCIA, please call the Parish Office at 973.696.4411 x10
  • 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 August 4, 2019

    CCD Registrations for K – 8 were due Thursday, August 1st. Any registration forms received from this point on will be charged a late fee of
    $20 (unless new to the program).

    For more information or to request forms, please call 973.696.4411 x10.

    As your child enters freshmen year, they will begin their preparation for Confirmation and enter the High School program. This program is separate from the K – 8.
    Therefore, you will receive a different registration form from Ken & Jen Shirkey, our Youth Ministers. They are the coordinators of the Confirmation Program.

    Confirmation Email:
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  • 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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