e 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 home.
This Week in Catholic News:
Our Christian Service Committee will once again be sponsoring the “Giving Tree” to spread the holiday cheer to those less privileged. St. Joseph Parish supplies gifts
to approximately 20 local families. For some, these may be the only gifts they receive. The tree in the gathering space of the church contains ornaments with gift
suggestions and each person or family wishing to participate should take an ornament.
Sign-outs will begin on November 28th after the 5:30 PM Mass and will continue until all ornaments are taken. Gifts should be returned to the church no
later than December 13th. The size, preference and age of the recipient will be on the ornament, plus a toy or game. Ornaments must be signed out in the green log book
on the table located next to the tree. Items should be purchased and returned to the tree in an appropriate box, unwrapped, and with the ornament attached. All gifts will be wrapped and distributed to the families. Donations of wrapping paper, tape and cash are also welcome.
The Lord is coming! Advent is the time of preparation. Can you think of a better way to begin to prepare than to spend some quality family
time together? St. Joseph Parish will host a family Advent Wreath making project on Saturday, November 28th between 10:00 – 11:30 AM
in Room 10. The cost is $5.00 for materials. Once assembled, the wreaths will be sent home with an Advent Prayer. Fr. Aleks will bless all
Advent Wreaths at the 10 AM Mass on Sunday, November 29th. Please call the LeBeau Center at 973.696.4411 to register.
On Tuesday, November 24th, the 8th Grade CCD students will be holding a Thanksgiving Prayer service at 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM for the 5th, 6th & 7th graders. All students are expected to attend. Parents and parishioners are welcome and encouraged to join us. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Catholic Charities. Thank you.
The Christian season is fast approaching, and once again through the generosity of the parishioners at St. Joseph’s Church, the Christian Service Committee will
be able to provide gifts to the residents of the Lincoln Park Nursing home. Most of these residents would otherwise receive no gifts at Christmas.
At the request of the Director of Recreation at the nursing home, the gift guidelines for the residents have changed. The residents would benefit greatly from
gifts of basic toiletries and other simpler gifts. The following are suggestions: body wash, tooth brushes (med & hard), toothpaste, body lotion, talcum powder,
chap stick, makeup basics, makeup bags, wallets, earrings or costume jewelry, rosaries, warm ups (large & over, male & female), socks (male & female), female
tops (large & over), pens, markers & crayons, note paper, word search (no crossword).
The St. Joseph Parish Annual Christmas Party will be on Saturday, December 5 after the 5:30 PM Mass. All those attending are asked to bring a covered dish that feeds 10 people for the food sharing table. Non-alcoholic beverages and desserts, all paper goods and serving utensils will be provided. Feel free to bring additional food/beverages for your own table. Volunteers are needed for this event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robin Zanca at 973.872.0746.
Saturday Eve: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00AM, 12 Noon, 7PM (Spanish Mass)
Monday: 7 PM (followed by Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal)
Tuesday-Friday: 8 AM
Holy Days: To be announced from the pulpit
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4:30 - 5 PM and by appointment.