Founded 1893

Saint Joseph Parish

Over a Century of
Catholic Presence

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Welcome to Saint Joseph Parish

As a community of Baptized Catholics, endowed by God with special gifts and nourished by the Eucharist, we at Saint Joseph Parish recognize our mission to call forth these gifts to help build the Body of Christ.



St. Joseph Parish Vision Statement

We are called as a community of believers to deepen our relationship with Christ. This relationship is fostered through our prayer life, and in our devotion to God’s presence in the sacraments. In serving our Parish community, we seek to give of ourselves, in our presence at Mass, in the sharing of the special gifts we have been given, and through our offerings for our church. We also seek to live out our faith, through our words, through our good actions, and through the graces we receive, as we become the people God has meant us to be, drawing closer to God and those he has put in our lives.



God of power and might, wisdom and justice, through You authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed. Assist with Your spirit of counsel and fortitude the President and other government leaders of these United States. May they always seek the ways of righteousness, justice, and mercy. Grant that they may be enabled by Your powerful protection to lead our Country with honesty and integrity. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Weekdays: 9:00AM to 3:00PM


During LENT. . .


Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM, Chapel

Friday - 7:00 PM, Church

Saturday - 8:30 AM, Chapel


Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM closing with Benediction


Stations of the Cross

Friday - 6:30 PM, Church

News and More...
24 HOUR ADORATION FOR THE LORD - March 29th from 9 AM to 6:00 PM
ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, Carteret You are invited to deepen your friendship and spend time with the Lord in Eucharistic adoration, during this holy season of Lent, in our Year of Spiritual Awakening.

Consider making a Holy hour in our Church as we prepare for our Consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. March 29th - 9:00AM to 6:00PM 6:30PM - Stations of the Cross 7:00PM - Mass 8:00PM - Spanish Stations of the Cross 9:00PM to 11:30PM - Lent Vigil in Spanish 24 Hour for the Lord continues until 8:00AM, Sat. March 30th

The Knights of Columbus Father Carey Council # 1280 will host their traditional LENTEN FISH FRY each Friday night during Lent, except Good Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 164 High Street.

Fish or Shrimp, Combo, or Ravioli Dinners: salad, clam chowder, french fries or rice, cole slaw, homemade cake, coffee or tea.

Fish or Shrimp $13 for adults $12 for Seniors (65 +) $7 for children under 12

Combo $14 for Adults $13 for Seniors (65+) $8 for children under 12

Ravioli $7 for Adults and Seniors, $5 for children under 12 $1 extra for Take out.

Tuesday, April 16 in the Church at 7:00 PM (We will have several Priests available for individual Confession.)
Join us on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Holy Family Church 7:00 PM - 9:00 P.M

St. Joseph’s Parish and Divine Mercy Parish will host a “Parish Awakening Night” for this year of spiritual preparation for consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

There will be speakers from the Diocese and the preaching and teaching will include bringing to life the message of conversion that is present on St. Juan Diego’s cloak (tilma).

Our Blessed Lady points to Her Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and desires to lead each of us into a deep and vibrant relationship with Him. A new enthusiasm for the Faith will begin the process of renewal in our Diocese of Metuchen.

Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us that night.

Registration is now open for 2019-2020. Packets are available in the school office or on our website at

Call the school to schedule a tour.

A smarter start starts with enrolling your child at St. Joseph School!

On Friday evenings during Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. We are now accepting intentions for these Masses.

To reserve a Mass for a special intention or in memory of a loved one, please stop by the Parish Office.

St. Joseph School is looking for retired teachers, who enjoyed being in the classroom, to be on their substitute list. This is a paid position (per diem). If interested, please email or contact the School Office at 732-541-7111.
Our Diocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities has a 24 hour prayer line for those who desire prayer for special needs.

If you, a family member or friend would like to be remembered in prayer for a temporary or permanent illness, please call and leave a detailed message at 732-765-6431 or email

If you have requested a Mass to be celebrated for your intention and would like to present the gifts that will become the Body and Blood of Christ at that Mass, please inform one of the ushers before Mass; otherwise, they will ask someone from the congregation to present the gifts. Thank you.
Baptism Sponsor and Godparent Guidelines
In accordance with Canon (Church) Law, at least one godparent who is of the Catholic faith, is required at Baptism.

Normally there are two and must be of different genders. The godparent(s) must be at least fourteen (14) years of age and must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Each godparent is required to submit a certificate of eligibility from his/her own parish. The certificate must state that the sponsor is a Catholic in good standing, who attends Mass regularly, and, if married, is in a valid marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. An individual married civilly by a judge, or a mayor, or divorced and remarried without an annulment is not eligible to act as a godparent.

In the absence of a second godparent, a non-Catholic Christian (never a former Catholic) may serve as a Christian witness. A copy of his/her baptismal record must be submitted beforehand.

Please help us help you. We are only able to provide you with a sponsor certificate if you are an active, registered member of our Parish, attend Mass regularly, and meet all the guidelines. Please be sure to register if you have not already done so.

Are you registered in St. Joseph Parish? All Catholics should be registered in a Parish so that the Parish may know you and your family and so be able to serve you better.

Registration is your statement that you belong to a particular faith community where you are known, your faith is strengthened, and your relationship with God is nourished and given expression.

When you are registered, actively involved, and a Catholic in good standing, the Parish is able to provide you with testimonial certificates to be a sponsor for Baptism and/or Confirmation. Your registration information is strictly confidential and never in any way becomes a public record.

If you have not already registered in the Parish, please stop by the Parish Office and take the time to do so. Thank you.

Please call the parish office if you are interested in receiving any of the following Sacraments - Baptism, Pastoral Care of the Sick, Matrimony, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

St. Joseph Parish
55 High Street
Carteret, NJ 07008
Fax:  732-541-0500

Upcoming Events
Tue Mar 26
6:00 PM PREP classes, school
Wed Mar 27
6:00 PM PREP classes, school
Fri Mar 29
8:00 PM A/A, Alanon, Alateen, Church Hall

Mass Times


8:00 am, 10:30am, 12:00 pm
1:30pm (Spanish)

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.
Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days 8:00am, 9:30am (school), 7:00pm
Holy Day Vigil 7:00 p.m.
Confession Times Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
* Please confirm times by contacting the parish office at 732-541-8946

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