Founded 1893

Saint Joseph Parish

Over a Century of
Catholic Presence

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.



Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right. May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred. We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others. Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created. Amen.





America Needs Fatima ~ ROSARY RALLY

Come pray the Rosary


Saturday, October 14, 12 noon sharp,

on the front lawn of our Church,

by the statue of the Pieta.

All are welcome.

Please bring a non-perishable food item

for the Food Pantry. 


News and More...
Clothing Drive
Divine Mercy Parish, Carteret, will hold a CLOTHING DRIVE on October 28, in the rectory garage on 213 Pershing Ave., from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Clean, unstained menís, womenís childrenís clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, handbags, linens, and stuffed animals will be accepted in plastic garbage bags on this date and time. Please do not deliver early. For information, call Debbie at 732-541-5768.
Please join us on Friday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m., for our annual Veterans Day Memorial Service. We invite you to participate in a dedication service honoring the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. This free assembly program will be held in the gym at St. Joseph School, 865 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret.
Thank you to all who support our Food Pantry by placing nonperishable food items in the Food Pantry Barrel located in the narthex. Currently, we are in need of pasta, yams, and instant potatoes. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please put your donation in an envelope marked Food Pantry and place in it the collection basket. Thank you.
We LOVE Our PREP Volunteers!
Fr. McGuffey and Mrs. Doherty would like to thank all of those who have answered the call to volunteer their time to assist in the Religious Education Program (PREP) for the 2017-2018 year.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will again be distributing gently used or new coats and gowns to the members of the Food Pantry on Saturday, October 21. We will be collecting the coats and gowns after all Masses on the weekends of October 7/8 and October 14/15. Coats of all sizes will be collected. Coats and gowns may be GENTLY USED or new, but they MUST be clean and in good condition...and please check the pockets! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Please Support St. Joseph School - PURCHASE A BOSCOVíS SHOPPING PASS
St. Joseph School is selling discount shopping passes for Boscov's Department Store. Enjoy a day of great shopping, super savings, refreshments, door prizes, and more! Purchase a shopping pass for $5.00 and receive a full day of shopping on Tuesday, October 17, with 25% off your purchases. 100% of the ticket donation goes directly to St. Joseph School. Passes can be purchased at the Scrip table, on the weekends that Scrip is being sold in the narthex, or by contacting Nicole at 732-896-0293.
Join the St. Joseph Parish Family at a Welcome Home Mass on Saturday, October 14, at 5:00 p.m. We invite each parishioner to bring a family member, friend, neighbor or someone who has not been to Mass in a while. After Mass, please join us for fellowship and light refreshments in the Church hall. We look forward to Welcoming You Home!
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
Thu Oct 19
11:30 AM Eucharistic Adoration, chapel
Fri Oct 20
8:00 PM A/A, Alanon, Alateen, church hall
Sat Oct 21
5:00 PM Family Mass, grades 1,3,5, church & church hall
Thu Oct 26
11:30 AM Eucharistic Adoration, chapel
Fri Oct 27
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