WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
WHAT DOES THIS PARISH OFFER?
Interested in learning more about the Bible? Consider joining our Bible Study, join the St. Joseph Bible Study Group, every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall. Check out the "home" page and click on the box regarding the Bible Study.
Come Pray the Holy Rosary with our newly formed (May 12) St. Joseph Rosary Group, every 2nd Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Church. Devotion to Mary is key to a peaceful life!
Every 3rd Thursday, the Holy Hour For Life takes place at 7 p.m. in the Church. At the Holy Hour, we pray for the intention of defending life, marriage, and religious liberty and we also set aside time for silent reflection as well. The Rosary is prayed followed by Benediction.
Have you thought about donating to the local food pantry? Every 3rd weekend we have the Food for Families Collection. All non-perishable food and hygiene items are donated to the Open Cupboard Food Pantry in Clinton. The Knights of Columbus will also donate $100 for every 500 lbs. of food collected. You can drop off your donations during Parish Office hours which are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Every First Friday we have Eucharistic Adoration from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. followed by Benediction and Mass. If you have 1 hour to give of your time to sit before Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, contact Eileen at 908-482-0802 or the Parish Office at 908-638-6211. We need adorers for the 4 pm-5 pm and 5 pm-6 pm time slots.
There are many graces received when you recite the Holy Rosary and on the 5th Sunday of the month, the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus come together to pray the Rosary after the 11 a.m. Mass in the Church, please consider joining them.
For more information about any of the above activities, please contact the Parish Office at (908) 638-6211 ext.1
Interested in becoming Catholic?
How do I learn more about Catholicisim?
If you are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith, you can explore the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the official summary of our faith.
What if I think I want to become Catholic?
Call the Parish Office at (908) 638-6211 and schedule an appointment with Father James A. Kyrpczak. If you decide that you want to become Catholic, you will participate in a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation, or RCIA as it is sometimes referred to. In RCIA, you will learn about the Catholic Church which is based on Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
What does initiation into the Catholic Church involve?
If you have not been baptized, the Catholic Christian initiation process prepares you to become a Catholic through the sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation . If you have been baptized in another Christian community, the initiation process prepares you to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of Holy Communion & Confirmation.
I’m a baptized Catholic. Is RCIA for me?
If you have been baptized as an infant, but have not celebrated the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation, the RCIA program would be appropriate for you. If you are an inactive Catholic, one that has celebrated all the sacraments of initiation, and would like to return to active participation in a parish, call the Parish Office and speak with Father James.
How long does it take to become Catholic?
The RCIA preparation usually lasts from September to the Easter Vigil Mass, however we will work with you and can begin classes at any time. RCIA candidates for all three sacraments of initiation will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Liturgy on Holy Saturday.