Daring to Practice Our Faith
for 250 years

   
 CROP Walk

This Walk for the Hungry will be held on Sunday, October 5. The walk starts at 1:30 pm from Newfoundland Methodist Church on La Rue Road.  The 3 mile walk ends with refreshments at Holy Faith Lutheran Church on Paradise Road.   See the bulletin for additional details.


   
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elcome ! The roots of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church go back to 1765 when German immigrants settled in this area and were ministered to by Fr. Ferdinand Farmer [Steinmeier],  a Jesuit missionary from St. Joseph Church in Philadelphia.  Since that time there has been unbroken sacramental activity in this parish, the oldest in the state. 

 

The parish community has been under the pastoral care of the Jesuits, Redemptorists, Franciscans and since 2003, diocesan priests. Descendants of colonial families are still present here and serve as an unbroken line of fidelity to our Catholic faith in the Macopin Section of West Milford Township.

 

 

Celebration of Our Jubilee Year
 
We are all honored to be an integral part, by our own steadfast fidelity, of bringing St. Joseph Parish to this milestone - this Jubilee Year. The word Jubilee in the Hebrew Christian context includes the sounding of the ram’s horn in order to call attention of all the faithful to listen to a joyful proclamation.
Look and admire, study and learn, hear in it your own call to participate in the 250th Year of Faith of St. Joseph Parish so that we become, as it were, living history. We want all to hear shouts of joy and praise and thanksgiving; we want all to know why we are rejoicing!


Daring to Practice Faith for 250 Years

Feast of St. Francis

In honor of St. Francis and his feast day on October 4, animals will be blessed after the 10:30 am mass on Sunday, September 28.  This special outdoor mass will be held in the outdoor chapel above the parking lot.  Please bring a chair if you plan to attend.  Should the weather be inclement, the mass will be held in the parish center.
 



St. Joseph Cemetery Tour

In honor of our 250th Jubilee Year a tour of St. Joseph Cemetery will take place on Saturday, September 27 at 1:30 pm.

The guided tour, led by Robert Kochka and Robert Kochka, Jr. will be approximately 45 minutes.

Please meet on the patio of St. Joseph Church. Light refreshments will be served.


The Sacrament of Confirmation

Bishop Serratelli will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to teens of our parish on Saturday, November 1 during mass at 11 am. We pray that these young people will be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit ! 




 

 

 


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