WOMEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION – 6/22


EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL

Please visit our page dedicated to resources to help us meet Jesus in the Eucharist: EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL PAGE


ADULT SEEKING TO BE CONFIRMED OR BECOME CATHOLIC?


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Harrison House in Paramus is a safe and secure home for people living with HIV/AIDS. Our parish will begin donating meals once again to Harrison House beginning in March, on the first Monday of each month. If you like to cook and would be willing to donate a meal, please reach out to Jane at [email protected] to be put on the schedule. Not a cook? We will gratefully accept monetary donations or supermarket gift cards to help offset costs.

Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch at Eva’s Village, located at 393 Main Street, in Paterson, NJ on Tuesday, May 21 and June 25. Approximate time commitment is 11am – 1:30pm. For more information, or if you are able to help, please call Tom Kelly at 201-657-4352.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with funeral masses. Tom Moran will train you. If you are interested please call Tom at 201-220-9278 or email him at [email protected]. Please note our funeral masses are Monday to
Saturday at 10am or 11am.


ALTAR FLOWER OFFERINGS

We are accepting donations for the flowers that decorate the altar area. Please contact the Parish Office for further information.


ROSARY FOR LIFE – 6/1

Please join pro-life Catholics for a rosary rally for the unborn.

Time: 11am – 11:30am
Place: St. John the Evangelist Church
29 North Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ

For more information, contact Ellen Kozlowsky at 201-906-5089.


CATHOLIC EXPO – starting MAY 29

“The Restoration of the Catholic Church”
May 29- June 1, 2024
There will be daily Mass and Confession, Rosary and other prayers, Adoration with Speakers, vendors and spiritual music in a 4-day event on Felician University’s Lodi Campus
For more details, visit: www.johnleaps.com


Fr. Peter’s 25th Anniversary – JUNE 1

Fr. Peter Wehrle was ordained 25 years ago on 5/29. He served at St. Joseph’s from 1999-2007. In 2019, he became Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Verona. He will be honored at Our Lady of the Lake Church at the 5:30pm Mass on Saturday, 6/1 . A reception in the Our Lady of the Lake School Auditorium will follow. For further information, you may contact Barbara at [email protected] or by calling the Parish office at 973-239-5696.


SHOW by MONROE – JUNE 9


WED. DAYTIME ADORATION – JUNE 5

The Legion of Mary invites you to attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday, 6/5 in Mary’s Chapel from 9am – 4:15pm.

SJ YOUTH

The Saint Joseph Youth Ministry meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30pm-9pm in the Youth Center (Curry House). Please enter through the Grotto. For more information regarding St. Joseph Youth Ministry, contact Ellen at [email protected].


SJ FAITH GROUP – TUESDAYS

Our Faith Sharing Group meets every Tuesday at 7pm in the Jackson Room (lower church). We pray the Breviary, read and discuss the formational materials, and share our faith. All are welcome to join us. If you want to grow in your faith and improve your prayer life, please join our faith sharing group which meets every Tuesday from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM,  led by our own Father John.


M.O.M.s group DINNER – 6/20


SJ COFFEE HOUR

Join us for SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR after Mass on Sunday (6/2) in the Parish Retreat House (between the church and upper school). ALL ARE WELCOME.
If any ministry would like to host a Sunday Coffee Hour, please reach out to Teresa at [email protected].

(Note: TUESDAY COFFEE HOUR will take place after the 8:30am Mass on 5/28. )


MASS FOR LIFE – 9/26


POLAND PILGRIMAGE – SEPT. 2024

There will be an information session for the Pilgrimage to Poland with Fr. John on Sunday, May 19th after the 10:30 am Mass in Mary’s Chapel.


PA SHRINE TRIP – 6/15


CATHOLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION

Junior Leadership Academy:
The Bergen Catholic Junior Crusaders Leadership Academy is a 4-day program dedicated to rising 5th & 6th graders to educate them on effective leadership skills.  Registration can be found on the Bergen Catholic website. For questions, please contact the admissions office at [email protected]

BC LEAD ON Program:
The Bergen Catholic LEAD ON Program is a three-week summer enrichment program for 7th and 8th-grade students. It offers diverse subjects like Sports Analytics, Broadcast Media & Journalism, Leadership, Engineering Principles, Legal Business Environment, and Scientific Investigations. The program emphasizes social growth, maturity, and friendship-building in small classes, alongside team-building activities and community service opportunities. Registration can be found on the Bergen Catholic website. For questions, please the admissions office at [email protected]


PANEL EVENT – MAY 21

2025 MASS BOOK OPENED

The 2025 Mass book is open.  Mass Intention requests will be taken at the Rectory from 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m.  The Mass Intention Form and instructions will be available in the Church and at the Rectory.


PREGNANCY RESOURCES

If someone you know is pregnant and needs assistance, there are many resources available. Confidential help is free and available to all. Please call 1-800-848-LOVE any time. Or contact New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Westwood at 201-722-4705, or text 201-669-2796. New Hope staff and volunteers remain involved through every step of the journey through pregnancy, the toddler years, and beyond, providing food, diapers, clothing, mentoring, and assistance with schooling/ employment for moms.

Another option is to call Several Sources in Ramsey. Through God’s grace, Several Sources saves babies’ lives and shelters young mothers, while providing education and ongoing compassionate support services, including their Pregnancy Sonogram Center. They further educate young people to make healthy life choices, and they support inner city Special Families with care packages for Easter, Back-to-School, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visit www.severalsources.org or
call (201) 818-9033 for more information.


POST-ABORTION HEALING

Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  Weekend retreats can help begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing for men and women.  Call 973-497-4350 or e-mail [email protected] for more information about the retreats in April and September. If you are you in need of healing for the pain from abortion but can’t wait for a retreat, please know that you are not alone. God loves you, And we’re here for you 24/7. Call 866-721-7881 or visit https://h3helpline.org/


SJ RESPECT LIFE

The SJ Respect Life group is seeking new members. Contact Melinda at [email protected].
For more information, click HERE and scroll down to “Respect Life.”


JOIN THE CHOIR!

If anyone is interested in joining the adult choir (especially altos) please speak with Director of Music, Monroe Quinn after Mass or email him at [email protected].  The choir practices on Thursday evenings, and enriches the 10:30am Mass on Sunday mornings.


BIBLE STUDY

For more information about bible studies, please email Pat at [email protected]


SJ LEGION OF MARY

The Legion of Mary would like to invite you to pray the Rosary with us. Bring your special prayer request! We can teach you how to pray this beautiful prayer; no experience necessary, just a desire to go to Jesus through Mary. We meet once a week on Mondays immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Each meeting is begun with prayer and recitation of the Rosary. You are welcome to remain after the Rosary for the meeting. Perhaps you will prayerfully consider joining the Legion of Mary! For more information, please contact [email protected].


SJ SHAWL MINISTRY

The Shawl Ministry meets on selected Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm in the Parish Life Center on Grove St., but is on hiatus for the summer. We welcome new members who can crochet and knit to our meetings. Just bring your current project with you, and enjoy our prayerful and happy group. We present shawls to those who are experiencing celebrations as well as challenging occasions.


FREE CATHOLIC FILMS/BOOKS


COLLECTIONS

Please drop donations of non-perishable items in the bin marked “SJCC” on Grand St. at any time:

diapers & wipes/ laundry detergent/ paper supplies/ cleaning supplies/ toiletries

Contact Peg Kohli
([email protected]
or 201-391-0224)
for more information about
St. Joseph Care Corner (SJCC)
and the organizations we help.


K of C


SJ SPIR. ADOPTION – JAN. thru OCT.

We invite you to take a spiritual adoption prayer card bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  

Please pray this short prayer daily for 9 months for one individual child at risk of being aborted.   

The Respect Life Committee will update you on the growth and development of the baby you spiritually adopted – so check back for updates over the coming 9 months!  In October, we can celebrate the baby’s birth (we hope and pray!) with a visit to Saint Joseph’s by a pregnancy resource center. Through this program we hope to build a culture of life.



To submit an event, please contact Melinda at [email protected]. All entries must be approved by Fr. Christian.