To submit photos, please contact Melinda at [email protected].

SJS fosters Marian devotion in elementary school students through its after-school Children’s Rosary Club.
Legion of Mary members Patricia Fakharzadeh (R.) and Veronica Ocello (L) lead the club every Wednesday. (Feb. 2024)
Array of Hope and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal provided a 3-night encounter with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at our parish. (Feb. 2024)
The nights include talks, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, music provided by Array of Hope Music, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at St. Joseph Church
Dr. David Hadjuk spoke of Jesus’ saving mission of healing
Fr. Christian
This Eucharist-based Lenten mission helps us prepare for the Eucharistic Revival this year
Fr. Luke (CFR) and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Approaching Jesus in the Eucharist for Adoration
Our candidates were invited to the cathedral in Newark for a special rite (Feb. 2024)
Melinda Rabbia (RCIA Director), Francisco Casado (Candidate for Confirmation), Elisha Kiliko Mutinda (Candidate for Eucharist and Confirmation), and Fred Fakharzadeh (Sponsor and Catechist)
Cardinal Tobin presided at the Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion
Elisha with his sponsor Fred

Confirmation retreat #2 (Feb. 2024)
Coffee Hour (Feb. 2024)
Coffee Hour (Feb. 2024)
Janice Schneider (R) has been coordinating confirmation retreats for many years
Janice Schneider with our Sacraments Coordinator Arlene Kennedy and Fr. Christian
Coffee Hour (Feb. 2024)
Confirmation Retreat #1 (Feb. 2024)
Coffee Hour (Feb. 2024)
Coffee Hour (Feb. 2024)
The Children’s Choir sang beautifully at our annual Christmas concert (Jan. 2024)
The Adult Choir sang wonderfully at our annual Christmas concert (Jan. 2024) For more photos, please click HERE
Josephine & Juliana Peacock performed a moving special tribute song for Msgr Hubba at the concert (Jan. 2024)
Christmas Creche (Dec. 2023)
Christmas Eve at Saint Joseph’s (Dec. 2023)
The Bergen Catholic High School community recently held a collection for the Saint Joseph Care Corner.  $962 was collected and donated! The money will be used to purchase supplies to be given to those in need. Pictured are the Bergen Catholic students along with their BC Biology Teacher and Moderator, Mr. Tom McCloskey and Peg Kohli, Director of the SJCC.
Christmas memorial ornament blessing by Fr. Christian, with John Fuhrman (Dec. 2023)
The memorial ornaments were hung on our trees for the Christmas season. Parishioners will take these treasured keepsakes home in January.

Parishioners and area Catholics venerated the Arm of St. Jude the Apostle (a first-class relic) at St. Joseph Parish. The relic traveled from Rome! (Dec. 2023)
Saint Joseph Shawl Ministry created shawls, hats and scarves for residents of nursing homes and orphanages.
Pictured are parishioners Jan Burns, Janet Humiston, Anna Morgan, Cheryl Helbig, and Gail Fabiano.

Relics are physical objects, e.g., pieces of a saint’s body or articles of clothing. First class relics are the body or fragments of the body of a saint. Second class relics personally belonged to a saint (e.g., shirt, prayer card, sacred vessel or vestment, or book). Third class relics are items that a saint touched or that have been touched to a first- or second-class relic of a saint.
Catholics venerate relics of saints as a means of asking their intercession before the Lord.
From the earliest years of the Church relics from the bodies of the saints and martyrs have been vivid reminders to the faithful of the heroic virtue that God worked in and through their lives.
Blessings, favors, miracles and conversions have taken place due to the intercession of saints throughout history.
The Discipleship Award is presented at the basilica in Newark to youth who respond to the call to discipleship through service or ministry to their parishes or school communities. (Dec. 2023)
 
The award winners with our Youth Ministry Director Ellen Solinas. (Dec.2023)
Brian Rosenberg, Judy Rosenberg, and Betty Kern at the cathedral
This year Saint Joseph Youth Ministry recognized Thomas Murray and Brendan Sullivan. Our ministry is blessed by their leadership and commitment to live out their faith and serve our community.
 
The Light of the World Award is presented to adults to express appreciation and gratitude to adults who have demonstrated a commitment to young people and youth ministry in their parish or school. Judy Rosenberg is our recipient this year. Judy has been engaged and an active part of our Youth Ministry from day 1. Her dedication and support of our teens is greatly appreciated and this recognition is well deserved! (Dec. 2023)
Fr. Christian at Oradell’s Christmas Tree Lighting (Dec. 2023)
PPC member Eric Shuler and usher Pat Schuber at the Tree Lighting
One of our bible study groups, after completing the 10-session Ascension Press study “What We Believe as Catholics”, enjoyed their annual Advent/Christmas brunch. The group highly recommends the study! (Dec. 2023)
Our MOMs group gathered to create Advent wreaths (Nov. 2023)
Tom and Peg Kohli delivering St. Joseph’s Care Corner donations to New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Westwood (Dec. 2023)
The Saint Joseph Care Corner recently held a drive to provide 100 “New Mom” Bags for Mercy House (Bogota, Newark, Jersey City). Each bag contained slipper socks, lip balm, body wash, lotion, granola bars, chocolates, feminine hygiene products and a gift card. The Saint Joseph Youth Group is pictured assembling the bags. (Nov. 2023)

John Fuhrman (Parish Pastoral Council co-President), Fr Christian Scalo, Bishop Saporito, Tom Moran (sacristan), and Fred Fakharzadeh (Parish Trustee)
Bishop Saporito and Father Christian after the 1030am Mass (Nov. 2023)
Veteran’s breakfast at St. Joseph School (Nov. 2023)
The Saint Joseph Children’s Choir, pictured with cantor Ivana Joy Kunc, enhanced the liturgy of the 9 am Mass on Sunday. New members welcome as we prepare for the Christmas concert; reach out to Monroe Quinn at [email protected]. (Nov. 2023)
The parish, with help from the parish pastoral council, commissioned a plaque to remember Msgr. Hubba, the 6th pastor of St, Joe’s, who will remain forever in our hearts. (Oct. 2023)
Fr. Christian blessed the new plaque and remembered Msgr. Hubba fondly as a “true shepherd.” (Oct. 2023)
Saint Joseph took part in a procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. We remember that at Fatima the Blessed Mother called herself the Lady of the Rosary and we commemorate the great ‘Miracle of the Sun’ that took place at Fatima on October 13, 1917. (Oct. 2023)
Parishioners gather in prayer at the grotto to remember Our Lady of the Rosary. October is dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary under that title. Every October 7, we remember the pivotal Battle of Lepanto (1571). At the request of Pope Pius IV, the faithful prayed the rosary and accomplished a victory over the much larger Ottoman fleet. The A failure would have been catastrophic for Christians in Europe. (Oct. 2023)
The children’s choir sang beautifully recently at the 9am Mass. New members welcome! (Oct. 2023)
Coffee Hour (September 2023)
The Oradell Fire Department visited SJS to teach the students about fire safety. Mrs. Asaro’s 1st grade class took a picture with her former student and graduate of SJS, James Moretti. (Oct. 2023)
Bergen Catholic HS collected donations for St Joseph Care Corner (Oct. 2023)
The SJ Youth Ministry collected donations after all Masses for St Joseph Care Corner, which is assembling 100 personal care bags for new moms at Mercy House (Sept. 2023)
Anthony Leyden, Rich Ciero, and Mike Moretti
Connie Vincenti
The day’s activities included free time touring the Basilica and grounds, an opportunity for Reconciliation, an organ concert, praying the Holy Rosary, procession of Parish banners and a Mass presided by Cardinal Tobin.
Priests and parishioners from St. Joseph’s and St Peter’s made a pilgrimage by bus to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC (September 2023)
Fr. Christian and Fr. John
This year was the 50th Anniversary
Jubilee of the Pilgrimage for the Archdiocese
Katherine Norian
Sal Shareef from St. Joseph’s in the procession
Parishioner Pat Schuber served as MC for the 9-11 Remembrance Service at the Oradell Fire Dept (Sept. 2023)
Parishioner Eric Shuler, a retired major in the Army Reserves, spoke at the 9-11 Remembrance Service
Fr. Christian gave the invocation at the service at the OFD
Fr. Christian with two parishioners: Pat Schuber (Borough Historian) and Councilman Steve Carnevale
At Memorial Field, Fr. Christian led prayer. The Rotary Club, led by parishioner Tom Kelly, provided a candelight ceremony.
Parishioner Ellen Solinas gave a moving speech.
The Legion of Mary and several other parishioners celebrated the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Jackson Room of Mary’s
Chapel after Mass (Sept. 2023)
Parishioners pray the rosary during Coffee Hour (August 2023)
SJS summer campers attended “First Friday Mass” at Saint Joseph Church (July 2023)
Several parishioners from St. Joseph Church joined Father Antonio “Tony” Ricarte in celebrating his 25th Anniversary to priesthood. Father Tony served Saint Joseph Church as a “summer priest”, and later served as one of our vicars (2009-2011). (July 2023)
Fr. Tony is currently the Parish Administrator of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Maywood, NJ (July 2023)
At Fr Tony’s event (July 2023)
Veronica, Pat, Peggy, and Cindy of the SJ Legion of Mary brought a statue of Our Lady to Melinda’s home as part of the “home visitation program”. A prayer booklet is provided by the Legion of Mary or hosts can simply pray a rosary each day of the week by the statue. The group was joined by Judy and Rita as they prayed the rosary together. (June 2023)
The Society of St. Lydia held a Day of Reflection for women of the parish at the Parish Retreat House. (July 2023)
The Society of St. Lydia event included a guest speaker.
Fr. Christian with the Society of St. Lydia

The parish dedicated the new flagpole in memory of three parishioners who lost their lives serving our country, including David Solinas, son of Ellen Solinas, our Youth Minister. (July 2023)
The Saint Joseph Church Adult Choir celebrated an end-of-season party after a busy year enhancing the liturgies at weekly 10:30 Sunday Mass, the Sacrament of Confirmation, the annual Christmas Concert and the recent Corpus Christi Procession. (June 2023)
 
Mr. Ferrara and the 5th graders of SJS welcomed the 4th
graders and their families to the Upper School with a tour. The 5th graders wrote encouraging letters to their 4th grade Prayer Partners, and all enjoyed ice cream! (June 2023)
SJS Kindergarten graduates (June 2023)
SJS Kindergarten graduates (June 2023)
We ate Saint Joseph’s are grateful to the Mayor and Council of the township of Oradell for their dedication of the podium in council chambers in memory of Msgr. Hubba. The ceremony took place at the public meeting of Mayor and Council at Oradell Town Hall and was well attended by parishioners from our parish. (June 2023)
One of several altars visited by parishioners in the Corpus Christi procession (June 2023)
Monroe Quinn, our Music Director


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SJS Kindergarten (May 2023)
Father John held the monstrance under a canopy held by parishioners including Francisco Casado and Mike Smith
Corpus Christi procession (June 2023)
A new flag pole has been erected in front of the Youth Center/Curry House in remembrance of Sgt. David Solinas, who was recently killed in a military helicopter crash. The Youth Ministry raised David’s flag, which had flown on the old pole, and was given to the Youth Group by David. David’s brother Aidan had the honor of raising the flag. A plaque will honor our parishioners who served this great country and who made the ultimate sacrifice: Sgt. David Solinas, Major Marie Rossi, and PFC Charles Paul Ellis. Please pray for the Solinas family and all who have served or are serving in the military to protect our freedoms. (May 2023)

SJS Kindergarten and 7th Grade Prayer Partners honored the Feast of the Ascension by praying a decade of the Rosary at Mary’s Grotto (May 2023)
The Adult Choir hosted a very successful Coffee Hour with
plenty of fellowship, faith and food for all who attended. (June 2023)
Father John at the Coffee Hour (June 2023)
The SJS Kindergarten class Honored Memorial Day with a parade and patriotic craft (May 2023)
The SJS Kindergarten class Memorial Day parade (May 2023)
Saint Joseph Children’s Choir sang beautifully at
the 9am Mass. (June 2023)
52 children received First Holy Communion at Saint Joseph’s (April/May 2023)
The First Communion children crowned the Blessed Mother on Mother’s Day (may 2023)
The St. Joseph Prayer Shawl ministry presented beautiful handmade shawls to Ellen Solinas to bring her family warmth and comfort. The shawls, blessed by both Fr. John and Fr. Christian, were presented by members Gail Fabiano and Katherine Norian. (May 2023)
One of our many Bible Study groups recently completed Ascension Press’ study called “JESUS” and enjoyed brunch. Bible study groups generally meet weekly, and studies are typically 8-10 sessions. (May 2023)
Parish Council President John Furhrman with council member Roy Williams (April 2023)
Monroe Quinn, our Music Director (April 2023)
Our sacristan Tom Moran (April 2023)
Bishop Saporito confirmed 52 of our young people. Pictured is the bishop with Sean Koth and his sponsor Dave Gangemi (April 2022)
The Young family with newly confirmed Matthew Young. Each confirmation candidate prepares a banner featuring one of the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew Young with Fr. Christian and Bishop Saporito in the grotto (April 2022)
Tom Kohli organized a fun Wine Tasting event to benefit the parish; he is joined by Bob Viscardi, Joe Rabbia, and Paul Noonan. (Apr. 2022)
Fr Christian with Melinda Rabbia, John Fuhrman, and Felecia Braun
Carol Winkler and Betty Kern from the Fundraising Committee
Judy Rosenberg, our decorator
Tom Kelly with Jessica and Felecia
Danielle Gherardi, Charles and Nathalie Beltran, and several folks from FUEL did so much to make the night a success!
Jessica, Maryanne, Gina, Jeanette, and Teresa
Fr. John
Tom and Peg Kohli
The Montalbanos and Mike Petrella set up a bourbon tasting table
Peg, Phyllis, Teresa
Jim, Jay, Joe
Jeanette and Jay Carrier
John Fuhrman, Fred Fakharzadeh, and Charles Beltran
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of one of our parishioners, Sgt. David Solinas, Jr., in an army training exercise. David was a man of compassion and faith with a special devotion to Mary our Blessed Mother. A procession took place along Kinderkamack Road on Sunday April 16th for his homecoming. Oradell residents displayed yellow ribbons in his honor. Visitation was held at Our Lady of Mercy in Park Ridge on April 21, and the funeral Mass was held at the Cathedral in Newark. Please pray for the Solinas family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
The Youth Ministry portrayed a prayerful Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday (Apr. 2023)
The Saint Joseph CYO JV girls team came in second place in the Colonial Division. (Mar. 2023)
Brendan Sullivan ran a diaper drive for Saint Joseph Care Corner to as service before his confirmation. For more information on what is needed right now, click HERE and scroll to SJCC. (Apr. 2023)
Our Confirmation Candidates collected items to stock the Saint Joseph Care Corner
(Mar. 2023)
Fr. Christian has been named Temporary Administrator of our parish! We are in good hands.
Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday (Apr. 2023)
Oscar by the tomb in the church (Apr. 2023)
St. Joseph’s Table (Mar. 2023)
Our Palm Sunday food drive filled 3 cars, a minivan and a pick-up truck with donations for the food pantry at the Church of the Ascension in New Milford.  (Apr. 2023)
Daily mass-goers surround the image of Divine Mercy in the church. Many prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet daily from Good Friday to Divine Mercy Sunday, which is one week after Easter. (Apr. 2023)
Parishioners gathered to pray the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet at a Holy Thursday “Prayer Service for Life” led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Hackensack (Apr. 2023)
Holy Thursday prayers with the friars
Men’s Cornerstone (Mar. 2023)
Men’s Cornerstone (Mar. 2023)
Respect Life committee Meeting (Mar. 2023)
After a beautiful night at monthly adoration, parishioners shared in fellowship in the parish retreat house (Mar. 2023)
Parish Retreat House (Mar. 2023)
Rest in Peace, Msgr. Hubba (1948-2023)
For memorial page, click HERE
Some of our FUEL Young Adult Ministry members with Father Kevin Kilgore at the Saint Pius X Church – Old Tappan Super Bowl Party at the Florentine Gardens! (Feb. 2023)
Confirmation Retreat (Feb. 2023)
Confirmation Retreat (Feb. 2023)
Confirmation Retreat (Feb. 2023)
Monsignor’s Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Cardinal Tobin (Feb. 2023)
FUEL Young Adult Ministry met at Our Lady of Mercy in Park Ridge. Guest speaker was Deacon Andy Zucaro, and the topic was “Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving”. (Feb. 2023)
FUEL Young Adult Ministry had an overwhelming turnout and many new faces at the January Monthly Meeting – “Faith and our Mental Health” featuring guest speaker Sister Mary Foley, SSND, as well as Sister Josefina Morales, SSND. (Jan. 2023)
FUEL (Jan. 2023)
The SJS Beta Club held a collection drive to help stock the Saint Joseph’s Care Corner with many needed items. (Mar. 2023)
Monsignor’s Mass of Christian Burial
FUEL (Jan. 2023)
FUEL continues to collect for those in need; the January collection was of canned soup. (Jan. 2023)
Confirmation Retreat (Jan. 2023)
Confirmation Retreat (Jan. 2023)

NEW PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS (Jan. 2023)
We welcome three new members to the Council, Barry Celestine, Jen Sullivan and Gil Villa, who will serve from January 2023-December 2025. Please click HERE for more information about the PPC and its members.

Confirmation Retreat (Jan. 2023)
At the recent Cornerstone meeting, Gail Fabiano presented a shawl to Gina Principato (Director) and Maureen Hunt (Facilitator). The Prayer Shawl Ministry prays for recipients while crafting the garments.  (February 2023)
The Prayer Shawl ministry wraps recipients in blankets of love and prayer. (Feb. 2023)
Michele Wallace was presented a “prayer shawl” crocheted by Janet Humiston to give to a friend who has had multiple surgeries. Gail Fabiano presented the beautiful shawl. (Feb. 2023)
Tuesday coffee hour after mass (offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month). Attendees prayed the rosary and enjoyed chatting with Fr. John. (Jan. 2023)
Youth Ministry (Jan. 2023)
Recently the students of Bergen Catholic HS donated diapers, wipes, and laundry detergent to the St. Joseph’s Care Corner (SJCC, which collects non-perishable items for local organizations in need. (Feb. 2023)
The Youth Ministry collected donations to help women and children in need at The Apostles House in Newark. Stacey Dinburg of “2 Degrees Foundation” presented to the Youth Ministry about homeless women and domestic violence. Stacey led the teens in a discussion of how to help others and incorporate faith in their actions. (Jan. 2023)
Father John and the Youth Ministry on Epiphany (Jan. 2023)
Fr. John blessed chalk for the Youth Ministry and their families to use at home on the Feast of the Epiphany. (Jan. 2023)
Saint Joseph Youth Ministry (grades 7-12) chalking and blessing our Youth Center.  (Jan. 2023)
The Youth Ministry’s first meeting of the year was held on the ice rink at Van Saun Park. It was an evening filled with fun, friendship and faith. (January 2023)
The music ministry presented a beautiful Christmas concert to the parish. (Jan. 2023)
Father Christian on piano
Ivana Joy Kunc
Chris Santaniello on piano
The Children’s Choir (in Santa hats) delighted the audience with beautiful renditions of Feliz Navidad and Director Monroe Quinn’s arrangement of Ding Dong Merrily on High.
Danielle Gherardi
Alicia Vitale
Percussionist Rich Levy and Jose Rodriguez on electric bass
The Young Adult ministry (FUEL) enjoyed the concert
Some of the teens in the youth ministry greeted the audience and handed out programs
Alan Quinn on trumpet
Josephine Peacock
Danielle Gherardi
Sarah Armstrong
Director of Music Monroe Quinn
Our parish was beautifully decorated for Christmas




To view photos from 2021-2022, click HERE