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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.



March 24/25, 2018

Palm SundayThe readings at daily and Sunday Mass during Lent are used to help form the faith for those preparing for Baptism at Easter. They are also a continuing education for the rest of us.

As you may know, on Palm Sunday we hear one of three accounts written by either Matthew, Luke, or this year Mark, of Jesus’ passion and death. Then, on Good Friday, as part of the Easter Triduum we always read the version of His passion and death in the Gospel of John. You may think that all four accounts are similar. But there are differences which come from each author and his community, emphasizing different dimensions of the story. For example, John’s version shows Jesus to be clearly in charge during the passion, and not stressing so much his agony and suffering.

Palm Sunday, this year, we hear the story of the passion and death from Mark He gives us a portrait of one who is truly a suffering servant figure who was first described in the Hebrew Scriptures by Isaiah. In Mark’s Gospel, the Lord gives himself in the service to others. The cross he embraces is a powerful sign of his self-giving. But the story itself is not of Jesus alone, it is also the story of the testing of his disciples.

Earlier in the Gospel, Jesus asked two of his disciples if they could drink from the cup he would drink from and endure the baptism he would receive. In the passion account Judas, Peter and the other disciples fail the test and abandon Jesus.

The Lent just passed invite us to renew our baptismal commitment. The liturgy next week will celebrate the new life of our Lord, his passion, death, and resurrection Let us resolve today to enter the story with him. How would we meet the test?


Parish News

  • Join Us for the Annual Good Friday Crosswalk
    Our Annual Cross Walk will take place on Good Friday, March 30th at 12 noon with the First Reformed and The Good Shepherd Churches. It is veryCrosswalkclipart moving and a wonderful time of prayer and witness and all are encouraged to join the walk. We should be done around 2 PM. If you can't walk, just meet us at the church (or churches) of your choice. If you can't make the whole event, pleasefeel free to join us for whatever you can.
  • Brownie Brigade !
    Our Stewardship Committee has recently reached out to a local “Homeless Bus”, a group which travels weekly to feed the homeless on the streets of NYC. We have decided to assist this mission in a small way by forming a “Brownie Brigade”, providing homemade brownies on the
    first Saturday each month, beginning April 7th, as a complimentary dessert to the 300 meals already distributed weekly by these dedicated and compassionate volunteers.  If you have an interest in becoming involved with our commitment, please contact Lois Moeller at 973.696.4049. However, if you are already a member of our Parish Baking Committee, you may receive a call in the near future requesting your baking expertise! Please consider answering this call to feed the poor.
    Matthew 25:40 “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you? Whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me.”
  • English and Spanish Stations of the Cross

    The following Stations of the Cross will be celebrated
    every Friday of Lent:

    3/23             Stations of the Cross                                      7:00PM
                        Stations of the Cross (Spanish)                     8:00PM

    3/28             Living Stations (Youth Ministry)                     7:30PM (Wednesday)

    3/30             Living Stations – Youth Ministry                     7:30PM
                        Stations of the Cross (Spanish)                     8:00PM

  • Revised Liturgical Guidelines for Flu Season


  • 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 Schedule: Updated March 24, 2018
    Mar 27               7th & 8th Grade Stations of the Cross, 7:15pm, Stations of the Cross  LAST CLASS
    To report an absence for Religious Ed, please call 973.696.4411, x108.
    For more information or to request forms, please call 973.696.4411, x4.

    March 25:     Stations Practice,4-6PM
    March 28:     Stations, 7:30PM, Arrive at 6PM
    April 8:         Freshmen Class, 7 – 9 PM

    Confirmation email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • First Friday Benediction
    Beginning Friday, October 7, we will resume 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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