Visitation of the Sick
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion not only serve at Mass, they also bring Holy Communion to those unable to come to the liturgy because of age or illness. Besides bringing the Lord to those confined to home or health care facilities, they also bring the care and concern of the parish to those they visit.
Please call the parish office/rectory at 201-261-0148 to arrange a visit.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Those involved in this ministry knit, crochet, and fringe prayer shawls that are given as gifts to those who are sick, suffering, or losing hope for various reasons. The shawls represent the prayers, love, care, and concern of the parish community for those who may be losing hope.
Separated/Divorced Healing Ministry
The Separated and Divorced Healing Ministry is a Catholic -based program that provides hope and healing for the Catholic family. During the course of the year various topics are presented to help strengthen and give emotional and spiritual support to those who are in the process of undergoing a spousal separation and/ or divorce. Those who have already experienced a spousal separation and/or divorce whether Catholic or non-Catholic who still feel they need support are welcome to participate.
Three times a year the parish sponsors a Food Drive during which canned food is collected. This food is distributed to food pantries in the northern New Jersey which assist the hungry and the hurting. Some of the food is also given to Resurrection Parish in Jersey City with whom we have a special connection.
Those involved in this ministry work to promote respect and reverence for human life from the moment of its conception to the moment of natural death. Human life is not ours to be used as we judge, but rather, life is a gift from God placed into our keeping for a period of time.
Those who give their time and talent to this ministry support NJ Right to Life and New Hope, an organization that helps expectant mothers. They also seek to increase consciousness and awareness among parish members of issues related to life.
Knights of Columbus
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St Joseph Council #3814 of the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1954. Our council hosts many activities throughout the year for the church, youth, family and our community. St. Joseph Council supports St. Joseph Parish in Oradell and Ascension Church in New Milford Our Council is located on 199 River Road, next to the Ambulance Corps, in New Milford, NJ.