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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.

April 14, 2019:  The Passion of Our Lord:  Palm Sunday

palm sunday2This Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are called the Triduum, three days that are the highlight of the Church year. At the Liturgy of the Word this Sunday, we read the passion of Jesus as found in the Gospel of Luke (Lk 22:14—23:56.) We will hear these events proclaimed again during the Triduum when we read the passion of Jesus from the Gospel of John.

In today’s Gospel, Luke sets up his version of the Passion and death of Jesus earlier in his gospel with a description of the long journey that Jesus takes to Jerusalem. We hear Luke's description of the Last Supper when Jesus speaks of Judas' betrayal, saying that the Son of Man “goes as has been determined.”

All along the way he teaches his disciples what his death and resurrection will mean and how they are to imitate him.

As you listen to the story of the Passion, follow St. Paul's advice in our second reading.

Let your attitude be the same as Jesus’. Learn from what he does, from the upper room to Calvary, and all along the way. As Jesus has taught to his disciples throughout the Gospels, we ask ourselves, how must I pray in the times of temptation? Whom must I embrace in compassion? How do I send the forgiveness that God has shown to me to others?

Throughout Holy Week, we will reflect on the events of Jesus' Passion and death. As we meditate on the cross, we ask again what it means to make the statement of faith that Jesus, in his obedient suffering and dying, revealed himself to us as God's Son and brought to fulfillment the Kingdom of God.

As we walk with Christ this Holy Week, as we gather for the breaking of the bread, as we imagine his footsteps along the streets of Jerusalem, and stand with him at Calvary, and as we will see with the stone rolled back on Easter morning, may we become his witnesses to the world, knowing that God's kingdom has been fulfilled in all of us.

 

Parish News

  • Children's Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20

    Our Kids' Social Activity Committee will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 20th at 10 AM followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 AM on the grounds of the Parish Center. All children grades Pre-K through 4th are invited to join in the fun. We will have lots of hidden eggs; plenty for everyone so bring your baskets and let’s have fun! To signup or if you have any questions, please contact StJosephKids@ gmail.com

  • Sight and Sound Theatre: Jesus on May 8 **CORRECTION: 6:45AM Departure**

    A trip to the Sight & Sound Production of Jesus in Lancaster, PA is planned for May 8th, departming at at 6:45 AM.

    The cost is $80 per person, which includes the show ticket, bus and one meal. If interested, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 973.633.8009. It is on a first come basis. Payment is due by May 1st.

  • Rice Bowls Collection Sundays

    Rice Bowls will be collected on Sunday, April 14th and on Good Friday, April 19th. A box will be in the back of church
    marked for the Rice Bowl collection.  Please make a check payable to St. Joseph Church or submit cash only (NO COINS PLEASE) for the
    amount you collected in your bowl. Thank you.

  • SJP Golf Outing on May 13, 2019
    The St. Joseph Paris Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 13th at the Balleyowen Golf Club, Hamburg, NJ. Registration begins at 7:30 AM. Shot-Gun Start approximately 9:00AM. Cost is $150 per player and includes: greens fees, cart, breakfast, dinner & gratuities and prizes.
    Please see the insert in this week’s bulletin for a signup form. The Registration form is also available HERE .
    For additional information, contact Bob Reiss @
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 973.694.8951.
  • 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 April 13, 2019
    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION GRADES K-8
     
    To report an absence for Religious Ed, please call the Parish Office at 973.696.4411, x13.



    Apr 14            Palm Sunday
    Apr 21            NO Classes ~ Easter Sunday

    CONFIRMATION PROGRAM
     

    Apr 14               Stations of the Cross Practice, 4pm
     
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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. Thomas Mangieri 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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