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Parish News

  • 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.

  • Save the Date: Second Annual Family Carnival on Sunday, Sept. 29

    St. Joseph’s Second Annual Family Carnival/BBQ will be held on Sunday, September 29th from 1:30 – 4:30 PM.

    Join us for games, food and family fun!  Sign up sheets will be in the back of the church starting  Saturday, August 31st.

  • Bishop to Visit Here on Saturday, September 14, 5:30PM Mass

    Bishop Serratelli will be visiting our parish on Saturday, September 14th to celebrate the 5:30 PM Mass. Please consider yourself invited to come and greet and pray with our Bishop.

  • 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 September 7, 2019


    Sept 9        Teachers’ Meeting, 7:30pm
    Sept 15      Catechetical Sunday – Teachers’ Blessing @ 10am Mass
    Sept 15      Catechist Meeting – 11am
    Sept 22      Class begins for Grades K- 5
    Sept 29      Parent Meeting – 1st Communion, 9 or 11am



    Registration forms for our Confirmation Program were emailed to all students who will be entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall and who have completed their Religious Education (CCD) through 8th grade.

    If you did not receive the registration packet, please email Jen and Ken Shirkey at StJoesLPYouthMinistry @gmail.com.

    Whether in public, private or Catholic School, you need to register in our parish to be in our Confirmation Program.

    Registration is due by September 15th. There will be a $25 late fee for anyone not registered by September 29th.

    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..


    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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