Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian Life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae Spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." -#1213 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASSis held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Meeting Room off of the Rectory, Saint Joseph Church, 200 Carlton Avenue, Washington, NJ07882.
BAPTISMS are held the second Saturday of each month at 11:30am at Saint Joseph Church, 200 Carlton Avenue, Washington, NJ07882.
Please call the Parish Office to register. 908-689-0058
**In order to receive first reconciliation, a child must complete Religious Education through 2nd grade.** "Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God`s mercy for the offense committed against Him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." -#1422 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Anointing of the Sick
"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that He may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." -#1499 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Pastor will visit sick at the home or in the hospital upon notification by calling the parish office.
Priest of God
Say this Mass
As if it were your
And as though it might be
Your Last Mass.
Please Remember these Holy Men in prayer…
Fr. Patrick E. Smyth (1st Resident Pastor)1871-1873
Fr. Patrick Treacy (2nd Resident Pastor)1873-1882
Fr. Fitzpatrick (3rd Resident Pastor)1882-1883
Fr. William H. Donovan (4th Resident Pastor)1883-1888
Fr. John A. Lawrence1888-1890
Fr. Henry Ward1890-1898
Fr. James Rigney1898-1906
Fr. John Caulfield1906-1910
Fr. Simon B. Walsh1910-1914
Fr. John P. Burke1914-1916
Fr. John Gammell1917-1932
Fr. Thomas Hennessey1932-1943
Fr. John Eagan (Administrator)1943 (11 months)
Fr. Daniel F. Houlihan1943-1955
Fr. Francis Gunner1955-1957
Fr. Charles Bulla1957-1979
Fr. William Roos1979-1983
Fr. John A. Auchter (Administrator)1983-1989
Fr. Michael Santillo1989-1992
Fr. Michael A. Kochon1992-1999
Fr. Robert J. Ascolese1999-2006
Fr. Blaise R. Baran2006-Present
"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." -#1601 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Please call the Parish Office one year in advance to make an appointment with the Pastor.