Ready, Set, Grow!
Our church grounds are being transformed with life, food and color over these following months, in particular as our parish community garden takes shape. The garden, dedicated to deceased parishioner Isidoro Garcia and St. Isidore on April 29, will be tended to by more than a dozen gardeners. Also germinating: an outdoor mural.
Support Ukraine Through Caritas Slovakia
Our pastor met with leaders of Caritas Slovakia this month in Bratislava, especially with respect to their work in Ukraine and with Ukrainians in Slovakia.
We’ll be working more closely with Caritas Slovakia to further their mission with support from the USA. More details soon.
Progress On The Inner Path
A number of our parish contemplative activities are being enthusiastically received. Click below for an update and summary of what’s available.ROUNDUP
First Eucharist June 11th
First Holy Communions will be celebrated on Sunday June 11th this year, appropriately the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Please pray for the 53 children receiving the Eucharist for the first time!
Let's Make a Deal!
Serious outside interest has developed for the use and future of our Annex building. We have promptly forwarded such requests to the Diocese of Metuchen for their further deliberations and decisions.
St. Joseph parish leadership is committed to surpassing levels of stewardship, the greater good for our parishioners and the value of community partnering as we reflect and act decisively with the future of our properties, finances and mission.
For As Long As It Takes
“This absurd and cruel war. A sad anniversary! The toll of dead, wounded, refugees and displaced persons, destruction, economic and social damage speaks for itself. May the Lord forgive so many crimes and so much violence. He is the God of peace. Let us remain close to the tormented Ukrainian people, who continue to suffer, and let us ask ourselves: has everything possible been done to stop the war?
-Pope Francis, general audience, Feb. 22, 2023
St. Joseph strives for excellence in public-health compliance in our worship throughout spikes in various disease outbreaks, and for pastoral and spiritual leadership in accompanying those who are in grief, illness or other suffering.Learn More
Charity + Justice
The parish is still discerning ways to: assist parishioners with basic human needs, make appropriate referrals, and create a signature project to use our gifts to fill community service and justice gaps.Learn More
As a multi-racial parish, we have the obligation and opportunity to unite more comprehensively to reflect the very best of our Catholic social teaching in action.Learn More
St. Joseph is actively committed to the papal teaching from "Laudato Si" and applying its prayerful wisdom thoroughly in our parish practices and with the properties handed to our care.Learn More
Nearly 150 years ago, infused with Benedictine monastic wisdom, a Catholic community began to take shape in Bound Brook, NJ.
Rooted today in a stunning sacred space inspired by the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, St. Joseph Catholic Community lives discerningly - amidst the current crises - in contemplative practice and justice-minded engagement of our multicultural membership. Joseph of Nazareth, as model of silence, work and selfless care, is our patronal light in persevering along Christ’s radical way of discipleship.
Worship With Us
- Saturday Vigil
- 5:00 PM (English)
- 7:00 PM (Spanish)
- Sunday Masses
- 8:00 AM (English)
- 12:00 PM (Spanish)
- Daily Mass
- M-F 8:30 AM (English)
- T-F 7:00 PM (Spanish)
- Sat 8:00 AM (English)
Daily Prayer Practice
- Contemplative Practice
- Monday-Friday 6:00 PM
- (Monday: Lectio Divina)
- Vespers (Spanish)
- Tuesday-Friday 6:30 PM
Live Stream Mass
Sundays 8:00 AM (English)
Domingos 12:00 PM (Español)
Now also LIVE on our Facebook page!
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