God painted the sky while Youth Ministry painted get well gifts for those who are sick. (August 2022)
YM get well cards (Summer 2022)
Teen Mass (August 2022)
The teens are working on a mural in The Youth Center kitchen.  (Summer 2022)
YM had a Taco Tuesday meal with special guest Fr. Anthony.  (August 2022)
Saint Joseph Young Adult Ministry (F.U.E.L.) gathered to discuss parenting and raising children in the Catholic faith.  (Summer 2022)
SJ YM at the Swim Club, a treat from the Gibney and Murray families (August 2022)
The Young Adult ministry (FUEL) helped St Joseph Care Corner
with a collection for those in need (Summer 2022)

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One of St. Joseph’s Bible Study groups had a year-end brunch and prayed the rosary together. (Summer 2022)
Recently, three organizations (Bergen Catholic High School
(pictured), the Oradell-Emerson Rotary Club, and our
Saint Joseph Confirmation Candidates) held collection drives to help the SJCC with many of its donations to various local
organizations. (Spring 2022)
YM member and Altar Server Lucas Recio proclaiming the word of God at Quo Vadis 3-day vocational camp for young men. (June 2022)
YM at the movie theatre (Summer 2022)
On the feast of Corpus Christi, the parish held a procession around the parish grounds with prayers and hymns to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. (June 2022)
Monroe Quinn and the music ministry were an integral part of the Corpus Christi procession.
One of the Corpus Christi altars, prepared by the Journey ministry
Sacristan Tom Moran
Video of the Corpus Christi Procession
Fr. John at an altar
Pat Fakharzadeh and Lorna of the Legion of Mary created one of the outdoor altars on Corpus Christi.
Msgr. Hubba
Ellen Solinas at the Youth Ministry altar with Bryan
Fr Christian in the procession
Bryan and Aidan from SJYM put together the YM altar and helped with the procession.
The canopy over the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance was carried by ushers Nick Ocello, Tom Kelly, Mike Smith, and Bob Papp.
Fr. Christian in the procession
The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal offered a special night of prayer and renewal at St. Joseph’s.
The evening with the friars included Eucharistic Adoration, worship music, prayer, and opportunities for confession. (June 2022)
Fr. Giuseppe (CFR) with parishioners Jeanette Carrier, Teresa Glenn, Marilyn Ivory, and Fr. John. (June 2022)
SJYM celebrates members who are 8th grade graduates. (June 2022)
SJYM welcomed Fr John as Spiritual Director. After he celebrated Mass, the teens cooked a Father’s Day dinner (June 2022)
Danny Palazzo from Saint Joseph Youth Ministry completed a town-wide collection to assist Mercy House for his Eagle Scout project.  In addition to collecting a multitude of items, over $1000 was donated to Mercy House.
Troop 36 pitched in.
Fr. John
Great job, Danny!
SJ Children’s Choir with Cantor Danielle Gherardi and Director of Music Monroe Quinn (June 2022)
Saint Joseph Adult Choir (June 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry honored the memory of our fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Father Christian gave the invocation.
Memorial Day (May 2022)
Father Christian at Sacred Heart Basilica
5 priests were ordained, including Matthew Gonzalez, a graduate of SJS (May 2022)
Deacon George, Tommy Hunt (newly confirmed), Bishop Studerus, and Jimmy Hunt (confirmation sponsor). (May 2022)
Brendan Sullivan and William Smith at St. Joseph School Art and Poetry Cafe (May 2022)
William’s poetry reading
Monroe Quinn, SJ Music Director, performing at St. Joseph School Art and Poetry Cafe
Brendan’s art work was featured
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry welcomed a panel of Heroes to our Youth Center to discuss their faith and how it impacts their daily lives as they serve others.  Our Heroes shared how their relationship with God  helps them serve others in the way Christ has taught us. We thank them for caring for our minds, bodies and souls. (May 2022)

Heroes Panel participants: Lynn Sullivan, Paramedic; Eric Shuler, Retired National Guard; Sergeant David Michael Solinas Jr., active duty 82nd Airborne; Eamon Gibney, Oradell Firefighter; Fr. Anthony Di Stefano, Pastor of Queen of Peace (North Arlington)
SJYM worked with Eric Shuler and the American Legion to send care packages containing Bibles, rosaries, and toiletries to active-duty soldiers. Sergeant David Michael Solinas Jr. took the supplies to Fort Bragg for distribution.  (May 2022)
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Fr. Christian with bride Bianca Amorese
and groom Danny Corsi (May 2022)
F.U.E.L. Young Adult Ministry in the grotto
(May 2022)
F.U.E.L. welcomed Br. Simeon and Br. Lazarus from the Franciscan Friars of The Renewal to discuss Pentecost and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry enjoyed a fun-filled day at the Catholic Youth Rally at Six Flags.  Our day was filled with thrilling rides, greasy food, and great friends, and concluded with Mass hosted by the Archdiocese of Camden. We were blessed to be one in communion with fellow teens and leaders. (May 2022)
YM members collected funds for St. Joseph Care Corner (SJCC) after masses. (May 2022)
The donations to SJCC will help provide much- needed supplies for those in need. (May 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry crowned Our Lady at the Grotto during Teen Mass. Then the teens also cooked, served, and honored all their moms at an outdoor candlelight dinner. (May 2022)
God bless the Li/Tao family who came through our RCIA program and received Confirmation and First Eucharist (April 2022)
Br. Thomas (CFR) speaks to YM about Eucharistic adoration and the Real Presence (April 2022)
YM in grotto (April 2022)
The Young Adults celebrated the Risen Lord over a pancake breakfast Faith, fellowship, and food! (April 2022)
The YM worked very hard to prepare a prayerful Living Stations of the Cross to help all parishioners fully enter into Good Friday. (April 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry practicing for Good Friday Living Stations of The Cross (April 2022)
Fr. John and his crew created an impressive sacred tomb. (April 2022)
The Sacred Tomb (April 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry filled 100 Easter gift bags with goodies for children who visit Mercy House in Newark. (April 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry has a night out at the theater!  Member Ian Smith played the role of Ryan in “High School Musical” at Immaculate Conception HS.
Fr. Gino celebrated the Teen Mass and then joined us for dinner, faith sharing, and basketball.  (April 2022)
Some members of Saint Joseph’s Respect Life ministry joined with other area Catholics at St. John’s in Bergenfield for a public rosary rally for the unborn. (March 2022)
It is with great sadness that we announce that Fr. Joseph Francis Coda, age 103, who served Saint Joseph Parish from 1962-1972 as parochial vicar, passed away on March 27. A former sergeant in the U.S. Army and a gifted singer who graduated from The Julliard School, Fr. Coda also returned to Saint Joseph after his retirement to become a weekend assistant priest here. We were blessed to have had him among us for so many years, sharing his wisdom and experience and gracing us with his presence. Eternal rest grant unto his soul, O Lord. May he rest in peace.
Glenn and Janice Schneider with the Confirmation Team and the Confirmation candidates at the Confirmation Retreat (March 2022)
Eucharistic Adoration (March 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry assembled over 100 bags of prayer cards, rosaries, and miraculous medals to be given to unwed moms in Newark on Mother’s Day. (March 2022)
On the first Sunday of Lent, Msgr Hubba celebrated the Rite of Continuing Conversion, where our candidates expressed their desire to complete initiation into the Church.    Pictured here are Monsignor Hubba, Father Christian, our RCIA Candidates (the Li/Tao family) and members of the RCIA Team who are also serving as sponsors (Fred and Melinda).  The RCIA is a spiritually moving process involving the support of and beneficial to the whole parish community. Please keep our candidates in your prayers, that they enter their final period of preparation to be joyfully welcomed into our holy Catholic Church this Easter Season.
The youth ministry collected cereal boxes for the Mercy House in Hackensack. Saint Joseph’s parishioners helped feed over 400 families in need. (March 2022)
Young Adult Ministry (FUEL) delivered meals to Mercy House in Hackensack. (March 2022)
A gift of wristbands (from the parish) was distributed by the YM on Ash Wednesday. The Lenten message of “PRAY, FAST, and GIVE” inscribed on the wristbands reminds us to practice these virtues, which will lead us to a true conversion of the heart.

Saint Joseph Youth Ministry families enjoyed a private tour of Sacred
Heart Basilica in Newark. (Feb. 2022)
The Youth Ministry engaged in a Teen Synod listening session over pizza.  (Feb. 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry teens are making solid reminders of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. These painted stones will be shared with parishioners at the Living Stations of the Cross service on April 15th. (Feb. 2022)

Saint Joseph Youth Ministry spent an evening on the ice while waiting for our parish buildings to reopen. We had a wonderful evening under the stars, while having a blast on the ice. We finished off the evening with hot chocolate, followed by prayer at the firepit.(Jan. 2022)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry gathered with Bishop Saporito for an evening of faith sharing and Q&A.  We were blessed for such a wonderful opportunity and grateful for the Bishop’s heartfelt stories and prayers for all our teens. (Jan. 2022)
Congratulations to Liam Gibney and Derek DiPirro for receiving the Archdiocesan Youth Discipleship Award, and to our young adult (FUEL) core member, Nathalie Beltran, who received the Archdiocesan Light of the World award. (Nov. 2021)
Congratulations to our Youth Minister, Ellen Solinas, who was awarded the Archdiocesan Saint John Paul II Award for her exemplary work with the youth of our parish. (Nov. 2021)
Jessica Valdes, Grade 4 teacher at SJS, was named Teacher of the Year for the Archdiocese of Newark. Here she receives a proclamation from the borough of Oradell. Jessica is currently serving on the parish pastoral council. (July 2021)
The Youth Ministry had a special blessing of the throats after the Teen Mass. (Feb. 2022)
Christmas Concert (Jan. 2022)
“Great to Be Back Mass” Event (Sept. 2021)
The Youth Ministry received the Peace Light (originating from Bethlehem) at JFK airport and brought it back to our parish. (Dec. 2021)
Young Adults Pumpkin Pick (October 2021)
Young Adults by the firepit
Parish Pastoral Council co-Presidents Felecia and Melinda (Sept. 2021)
“Great to Be Back Mass” Event (Sept. 2021)
Parish Pastoral Council (August 2021)