Roman Catholic Church Saint Joseph
PASTOR: Msgr. David C. Hubba
PAROCHIAL VICARS: Rev. Anthony Di Stefano
Rev. John Z. Radwan
DEACON: George Montalvo
Rev. George M. Reilly
Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 7:30am, 9am,
10:30 am, 12 noon DAILY
Weekdays 7:00 am & 8:30 am
Saturday 8:30 am
HOLY DAYS as announced
Miraculous Medal Novena
Monday, 7:00 pm in Mary’s Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration First Wed. of Month 9 am—5 pm in MC
Confession: Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baptism Contact the Parish Office
Marriage Arrangements should be made
with a priest at least one year in advance.
Office Location Phone Email/Fax Website
Parish Office 105 Harrison St., New Milford 201-261-0148
[email protected] sjcnj.org
Religious Education 105 Harrison St., New Milford 201-261-1144
[email protected] sjcnjre.org
Saint Joseph School
the greenhouse PreK
305 Elm St., Oradell 201-261-2388 [email protected]
HOLY DAY MASSES MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
JANUARY 1 —See p. 3
PHOTOS OF OUR VIRTUAL CONCERT
—See p. 2 Oradell/New Milford, NJ
Parish Office Hours: Mon-Fri.: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. YOU MUST
TELEPHONE FIRST (201-261-0148)
Homebound/Hospital Call Parish Office
Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA Contact Parish Office
PARISH REGISTRATION Contact Parish Office
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph ~ December 27,
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH ORADELL/NEW MILFORD, NJ
YOU CAN STILL SEE IT! If you missed our amazing 2020 Christmas
Concert when it premiered on YouTube on Dec. 20, you can still see
it by going to “Saint Joseph Oradell YouTube” and looking for the
icon (pic 1 shown above). Or go to our parish website
sjcnj.org for the link.
1 2 3
Our Concert features both brand new performances by our talented
cantors as well as some of our most enjoyable ensemble numbers from
Celebrate with beautiful music from the Saint Joseph Music
Ministry as we usher in a new year that we pray will be filled with
hope and blessings for all. See p. 3 for a list of the
9 10 11
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH ~ DECEMBER 27,
As we get ready to see what awaits us in 2021, I’d like to take
note of different events from 2020. With all the constant coverage
related to COVID-19 and the presidential election, there’s no
need to remind anyone about those. The other occurrences, except
for the first two, have to do with the turmoil-ridden Middle East,
including its impact on the West. In Moore, Oklahoma, Max Townsend,
57, drove his
pickup truck into a crowd of cross-country runners, killing two
of them. This happened a week after his son, Cody, was killed in a
car crash. It was a sad example of how our sufferings can derange
us and spread our grief to other innocent people.
The Goya corporation, one of our nation’s largest minority-owned
businesses (well known for its charities to the needy, including
many in our Archdiocese), was made a boycott target after its CEO,
Robert Unanue, visited the White House. Mr. Unanue noted that
during the previous administration he had accepted an invitation to
help promote Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating initiative.
Near Baghdad Airport, a U.S. drone strike took out Iranian Major
Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Corp’s foreign activities, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, Iran’s top
paramilitary commander in Iraq. This occurred soon after our
embassy in Baghdad was invaded by a mob of attackers. Our
government said that the two were planning to attack diplomats and
servicemen throughout the region. More than 600 U.S. military have
been killed by Shiite militias. Retired General David Petraeus,
once our armed forces’ commander in the region, called Soleimani “a
truly evil figure.”
As just one example of how terrible the violence in Afghanistan
has been, in the capital city of Kabul terrorists killed 16 people,
including 2 babies, at a maternity hospital. The government blamed
the Taliban, which denied responsibility. The same day, adherents
of Islamic State killed 24 people at a funeral.
Turkey’s highest administrative court declared that the famed
and magnificent Hagia Sophia is
to revert to being a mosque, a decision President Tayyip Erdogan
immediately moved to implement. Haggia Sophia was built as a
Christian church in the 6th century and later turned into a mosque
by Faith Sultan Mehmet in 1453. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk made it a
museum in 1934, as part of his efforts to modernize Turkey. Art
scholars fear that the survival of its important and beautiful
interior adornments is in doubt.
In October, Samuel Paty, an 8th grade teacher in France, was
beheaded by Abdoullakh Abouyezidvitch, an 18-year-old Russian
national of Chechen origin. The assailant was moved to kill Paty
after the teacher held a classroom debate on free speech, at one
point showing two cartoons that had been published by the satirical
magazine Charlie Hebdo, which the killer found insulting to the
Prophet Muhammed. A parent of one of Paty’s students had posted the
cartoons on social media, inflaming the assailant, who was later
shot dead by police. Thousands of French citizens gathered in Paris
to decry the attack.
Three French worshippers were knifed to death by a Tunisian
immigrant as they attended Mass at Nice’s basilica of Notre-Dame.
The murderer coupled his deed with the familiar terrorist
exclamation, “Allahu Akbar.”
Msgr. David Hubba
A VIRTUAL AFTERNOON OF CHRISTMAS JOY
The amazing cast of our annual Christmas Concert, available for
continued viewing on our parish
YouTube Channel (see numbered photos on p 2) includes the
Photo #: 2. Josephine and Julianna Peacock 3. Elena Gutierrez 4.
Our Children’s Choir (2019) 5. Sean Farley 6. Sara & Chad
Armstrong 7. Peter Greco (in memoriam—2014 and 2019) 8. Rich Leavy
(2014) 9. Dave Brown, Erick Storckman, Alan Quinn, William Ash
(2016) 10. Danielle Gherardi 11. Monroe Quinn 12. Jaclyn Heftler
13. Our Adult Choir (2016 and 2019)
ONLINE GIVING Please consider signing up for our electronic
WeShare. You can choose how much you will donate each week and
your contribution will be made automatically, safely and securely,
from your debit or credit card. Simply go to our parish website:
sjcnj.org Click on “Make a Donation,” then click on “Sign Up Today”
and follow the instructions to register. If circumstances prevent
you from attending Mass or you are unable to mail or drop off your
donation to the Parish Office at 105 Harrison Street, New Milford,
NJ 07646, WeShare makes it possible for your weekly donations to be
automatically sent to Saint Joseph Church in your name. YOUR
SUPPORT IS MUCH APPRECIATED!
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH ORADELL/NEW MILFORD, NJ
YOUR DONATION MEANS SO MUCH
You have plenty of time to still include Saint Joseph Parish on
your gift list. Your Christmas gift to Saint Joseph’s
Christmas Collection may be made up to and including January 10,
the last day of the Christmas Season. Please memo your check or
offering envelope “CHRISTMAS COLLECTION.” And see below for
instructions on how you can donate ONLINE.
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
—JANUARY 1 A HOLY DAY
Masses are at 5:00 pm on Thurs., Dec. 31 and at 10:30 am and
12:00 noon on Fri., Jan. 1
(Due to the pandemic, the obligation to attend Mass on
Sundays and holy days continues to be dispensed.)
Pope Francis has proclaimed 2021
“THE YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH” Keep watching the parish bulletin for
about our parish’s plans for this holy year!
A THANK YOU FROM US... Saint Joseph Parish thanks Volk Leber
Funeral Home for donating calendars for our parishiioners. They
join Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, Boulevard Funeral Home &
Crematiion Service and Catholic Cemeteries who also donated
Calendars to Saint Joseph.
SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS DONATE NEW & GENTLY-USED
CLOTHING In Luke’s Gospel we read, “Whoever has two cloaks
should share with the person who has none.” Perhaps you received
new clothing for Christmas. Why not donate your old clothing and
other needed items to Catholic Charities? The donation bin is
readily accessible in the Rectory/Parish Office parking lot on
Harrison Street across from the church.. Thank you and prayers for
a blessed New Year.
...AND A THANK YOU TO US
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:30 am UC 10:30 am MC* 12:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Tuesday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Wednesday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Thursday 7:00 am 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am 12 noon
Saturday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 12:00 pm 4:00 pm
PRAYER REQUESTS Let us remember all those who are ill:
Rosemarie Polefko, Joe Bennetti, Cara Kamrowski, Silverius
Galvan, Kurt Strobach, Oliver Kamal, Ed Grube,
Riley Suapengco, Mimosa Elayan, Rod & Mildred Largoza, Tom
Byrne, Thomas O’Hara
Let us remember all those who have died: Irena Radwan (Fr.
John’s mother), Raymond J. Monahan,
Let us remember those serving in our military: 2nd LT Harry
Aquino USAF, Lance Cpl. Alexander Banas, Capt. Christopher Bascomb,
2nd LT Michael McPherson,
1st LT Michael Shuler, PFC David Solinas, Jr.
BREAD & WINE INTENTION
The bread and wine for the week of
December 27, 2020 is offered
in honor of
Jean Sapunarich as requested by her son,
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH ~ DECEMBER 27,
*If attendance does not require the opening of Mary’s Chapel,
the intention for any MC Mass will be fulfilled by a concelebrant
in the Upper Church Mass at the same scheduled time.
The Parish Office will be CLOSED Thursday, December 31
and Friday, January 1.
Prayers for a Blessed and Safe New Year!
THERE IS STILL TIME! It’s not too late to include Saint Joseph
Church on your gift list. Our parish depends on your financial
support, especially during
this most challenging year, in order to meet its larger
expenses. Your gift to Saint Joseph’s Christmas Collection may be
made up to and including January 10, the last day of the Christmas
Season. Please memo your check or offering envelope “CHRISTMAS
COLLECTION.” You can also make your gift to Saint Joseph through
our electronic giving program WeShare. To donate online, simply go
to our parish website sjcnj.org and click on “Make a Donation.” You
can also go to page 4 of this bulletin to see how to sign up for
regular online giving. Your generosity will enable Saint Joseph
Church to continue to offer the Mass, Sacraments, prayers, comfort,
peace and support to our parishioners and community.
December 26, 2020 Louise Maloney and James R. Toscano
December 27, 2020 People of the Parish Kathleen & Michael
Abatemarco Anthony D. Errico Rev. Frank Gaetano Margaret E.
December 28, 2020 Daniel C. O’Grady Susan & Terence
December 29, 2020 Patricia Lundgren Catherine Jacob
December 30, 2020 Teresita Tumang Laura Villena
December 31, 2020 (Vigil of Holy Day) William Callahan Arturo
Mantile Ann Marie Vrola
January 1, 2021 Mary, Mother of God People of the Parish William
January 2, 2021 Carol Hubba (Birthday Remembrance) Grahma
January 3, 2021 People of the Parish Frederick Burns Connor
Walsh (4th Anniversary Remembrance) Damarises Laracuente Luke
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION “…as the Lord has forgiven you,
so you must forgive.” - Colossians 3:13 Forgiving is one of the
hardest things for people to do. We can’t give what we don’t have.
We need to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness first before we can
give it to others. Go to the sacrament of Reconciliation and
receive God’s mercy and forgiveness. Then, share the gift of
forgiveness with someone – a family member, a friend or a
co-worker. Pick up the phone or text someone right now.
SUNDAY MASS AVAILABLE ONLINE*
On Sunday, please check our
parish website: sjcnj.org for the link to our online Sunday
Televised Mass is also available on OPTV Sundays at 10:00 am
on Altice/Optimum Ch. 77 (Oradell); FiOS Ch. 28 (Oradell &
*Kindly note that since the Mass is a public event and being
filmed, the image of those attending and that of their
family may appear on camera during the recorded liturgy.
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH ORADELL/NEW MILFORD, NJ
PARISH OFFICE AND MEETINGS ALL PARISH BUILDINGS REMAIN CLOSED to
in-person meetings of any kind. Due to increased health and safety
concerns, all MINISTRY MEETINGS SHOULD CONTINUE VIRTUAL ONLY and
all OUTDOOR GROUP GATHERINGS are currently NOT permitted anywhere
on parish grounds. For health and safety considerations, in-person
visits to the Parish Office/Rectory are limited. Walk-ins are not
currently permissible. If you need in person assistance, you must
CALL the Parish Office/Rectory at 201-2610148 Monday thru Friday
from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm for an appointment. Most parish office
business (baptism, wedding and funeral arrangements, sacramental
records and Mass intention requests etc.) can be easily
accomplished with our staff by phone, email (office @sjcnj.org) or
postal mail (105 Harrison St., New Milford, NJ 07646) or the
lock-box outside the rectory. (Please do not ring the bell when
dropping off mail).
PUBLIC MASS SAFETY GUIDELINES
ARRIVE EARLY (20 minutes before Mass) and safely line up
outside. Doors will open 15 minutes before Mass. WEAR A
FACE MASK at all times while on the parish campus (both
indoors and outside) and maintain SAFE SOCIAL
DISTANCING (6 feet).
ENTER via Elm St. or Harrison St. doors ONLY. (Grand St.
entrance is handicapped-access only).
HAND SANITIZER is available and must be used upon
entering and exiting.
You will be seated in alternating pews.
No physical contact during the Sign of Peace.
COMMUNION will be distributed to one entire side of the
church and then the other starting from a single, socially
distanced line up the center aisle.
When processing forward to receive, keep mask on and
follow the blue floor markings.
PAUSE AT THE SOLID BLUE LINE, and WAIT until a priest/
minister is available.
Holy Communion is permitted in the HAND ONLY.
Once the consecrated host is placed in your hand, step to
side, remove your mask briefly to consume, then
immediately reposition your mask and return to your seat.
AFTER FINAL BLESSING remain in your pew until a
minister instructs you to move; exit the pew when prompted
and proceed directly outside onto the campus.
No private prayer or gathering after Sunday Mass is
to allow for church cleaning.
Please do not congregate outside.
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WATCH US ONLINE If you choose to subscribe to our parish YouTube
channel, the link to each of our Online Masses and recorded parish
programs will be sent directly to your email inbox. To subscribe:
1. enter “Saint Joseph Church Oradell YouTube” in your search box;
2. click on the link to the official page; and then 3. click on the
SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. If you prefer not to subscribe, simply follow
steps 1 and 2 to get to our YouTube Channel.
Saint Joseph Parish Staff
Parish Trustees………..Mr. Brendan Walsh/Mrs. Carol Winkler Parish
Pastoral Council…………….Mr. Thomas Kohli Dir. of Religious Education
……….Deacon George Montalvo Sacraments Coordinator …………..Mrs. Arlene
Kennedy Director of Music ……………………..Mr. Monroe Quinn
Sacristan………………………………….Mr. Tom Moran Youth Minister…………………………Mrs.
Ellen Solinas Facilities Director ………………….....Mr. Tom Meli Business
Manager ……………….…. .Mrs. Phyllis Vrola Parish Secretary
……………………....Mrs. Geraldine Carolan Principal of Saint Joseph
School…Dr. Paula Valenti Dir. of Comm./ Bulletin Editor…...Mrs.
REGISTER AT SAINT JOSEPH If you would like to become an official
part of our parish family (and we hope you will!), please contact
the parish office at
201-261-0148 or stop by. New members are always welcome! If you
attend Mass at Saint Joseph but have not officially
registered—please do! Registration makes it much easier if you
should need any important documents, such as sponsor forms for
godparents or Sacrament information.