Daring to Practice Our Faith
for 250 years

   
 Bus trip to Philadelphia
Come join the parish on Wednesday, April 16, as we trace our roots back to Philadelphia and explore two National Shrines.

The bus departs from St. Joseph at 7 am and returns at 7:30 pm. Details are in the bulletin.

   
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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. 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. We want all to hear shouts of joy and praise and thanksgiving; we want all to know why we are rejoicing!

 

 

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

Holy Week 2014

Holy Thursday, April 17

8 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper Adoration of the Eucharist concludes at 12 am.

Good Friday,April 18

3 pm The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

8 pm Evening Prayer and the presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross by the Youth Ministry

Holy Saturday, April 19

12 noon Blessing of Easter Food

8 pm The Easter Vigil

Note: There is no 9 am mass on April 17, 18 or 19. There are no confessions on April 19 nor is there a 5 pm Mass.

Easter Sunday, April 20

Masses in church are at 7:30 am, 9 am and 10:30 am. Masses in the parish center are at 10:30 am and 12 noon.



 

 

 


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