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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.

 
The Feast of Pentecost:  May 31, 2020
 
ChristTheKing(Acts 2:1-11;   1 Corinthians 12:3-13;   John 20:19-23)   

“We are a pilgrim people.  We are the Church of God.  A family of believers, disciples of the Lord.  United in one Spirit, ignited by the fire.  Still burning through the ages, still present in our lives.”  

Pentecost, Confirmation,  celebrations of the Holy Spirit ….. the words to this contemporary hymn call us together to be church as we bring the Easter Season to its conclusion.    

We can hear the echo of these words and music in our memory this day.   The readings for Pentecost are a good reminder that from the beginning the People of God, the Church, were called to live their faith – not just learn it or even believe it.  

The Easter/Pentecost experience we find near the original end of “The Gospel of John” has Jesus giving the Holy Spirit to the believers.  Given, first of all, for forgiveness, and in the later verses, for strengthening the faith. 

“The Acts of the Apostles” presents the coming of the Holy Spirit causing the universal preaching and understanding so needed for such a diverse gathering of peoples, cultures and languages in Jerusalem at that time.  All were included – no one missed the proclamation of the message or the opportunity to comprehend it and come to faith. 

“The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians” takes this universality/inclusivity even further as the believers are reminded that the gifts of the Spirit were given to them for the spiritual and practical purposes of taking care of the needs in that time and in that place.   

In our time and place, believers are living out what we hear and understand in the Scriptures and sing in this blended hymn.  Our trained medical professionals never dreamed they would have to put their education and dedication to vital use in these ways that we are experiencing during this pandemic.  We never expected to live “community” at a distance (the oxymoron of today).  We show and live our love of neighbor in these unexpected circumstances by putting those “distanced” others first!  We ask God to increase and strengthen the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us for service to all.      

LET US PRAY:  Send down, O God, upon your people the flame of your Holy Spirit, and fill with the abundance of your sevenfold gift the Church you brought forth from your Son’s pierced side.  May your life-giving Spirit lend fire to our words and strength to our witness.  Send us forth to the nations of the world to proclaim with boldness your wondrous work of raising Christ to your right hand.  We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.  Amen   (ICEL,  1997,  “Opening Prayers”)

Parish News

  • View Us On YouTube!

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

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Sv3_KDTfl-ye-kGzK14xA

  • 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.

  • Religious Education Information: Updated March 15, 2020

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION GRADES K-8

    Mar 22      6th Grade Class Mass, 10am

    Mar 31       Last Class for Grades 6, 7 & 8

     

     

    CONFIRMATION PROGRAM

    Mar 1        Confirmation Class, 7pm

     

    Confirmation Email:
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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, 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

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