Daring to Practice Our Faith
for 250 years

 "Catholic Springtime in the New Jersey Highlands"
Come join the parish on Thursday, May 15, for a presentation of our church history.

Msgr. Raymond Kupke is our presenter. We begin at 7 pm in the Parish Center.

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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.



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

First Holy Communion

Children of our parish community receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 26 at  an 11 am mass, and at the noon mass on Sunday, April 27.   We joyfully welcome them to the Table of the Lord.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sunday, April 27 is Divine Mercy Sunday.  
The Divine Mercy chaplet will be prayed, followed by benediction, in church at 3 pm.





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