Faith Sharing Group

Together in our Faith Sharing Group, we recognize that God is the center of our lives and He is the One who provides the grace for our change. Together we study the teachings of the Church, explore the lives of the Saints and we share how we live as Catholics on our spiritual journeys. We come to each meeting with an open heart and a questioning mind which deepens our own belief and understanding of God’s love for each one of us. The Faith Sharing Group gives us a chance to slow down in our busy lives, and nourishes the sense of belonging to our parish, and we realize that we need one another to live courageous, faith-filled lives. We meet every Tuesday at 7pm. For more information, contact Fr. John Radwan at (201) 261-0148 x12 or fatherjohn@sjcnj.org.

Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a parish-sponsored 26-hour retreat that takes place in the Parish Retreat House located behind the church. There are talks, small group discussions, time for prayers and a chance to meet and congregate with wonderful people who are interested in growing in their relationship with the Lord and the Church. The retreat begins on Friday evening at 7pm and ends on Saturday evening at 9pm, following the celebration of Mass at 8pm. The spiritual directors for Women’s Cornerstone and Men’s Cornerstone are Fr. Christian and Msgr. Hubba, respectively.  Please contact Betty at cornerstone@sjcnj.org for more information about Women’s Cornerstone, or Fred at frederickfak@gmail.com for more information about Men’s Cornerstone.

The Men’s Cornerstone Retreat takes place in St. Joseph’s Retreat House and begins at 7 p.m. on Friday evening.  Of note is that this year, participants will stay at home overnight on Friday and return at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Men’s Cornerstone forms (for March 25-26, 2022):

Bible Study

The parish sponsors a program of Bible Study based on the Great Adventure Bible as well as other Faith Formation Series from Ascension Press. Small groups of parishioners meet to view and discuss videos on our Catholic faith. Participants grow in their appreciation of the scriptures and in their relationship with God, who speaks to us through his Word. It is also possible to do some of the studies independently or remotely. For more information, please contact Pat at bible@sjcnj.org.

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Vocation Ministry

While God inspires all vocations, the programs and activities of a parish can invite and encourage individuals to be open to God’s call. Our parish Vocation Ministry seeks to facilitate and assist ministries in every stage of parish life to support and promote vocations through prayer and activities that establish a vocations minded presence among both youths and adults within the parish. Through the prayers and efforts of our parishioners, our parish can encourage more young people to consider the priesthood or religious life or spend more time thinking about the meaning of marriage and thereby help individuals move toward holiness and discern God’s will in their lives. For more information, email tmoran61@gmail.com or office@sjcnj.org.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Is God calling you to something more? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an opportunity to learn more about Catholicism. RCIA is open to adults who are interested in becoming Catholic or intend to become fully initiated into the Catholic Church by completing their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). Sessions begin in September and continue through the end of the Easter Season. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about RCIA, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Contact Msgr. Hubba at office@sjcnj.org or (201) 261-0148 x11 for more information.