Welcome to Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, two of the most deeply-rooted and oldest Roman Catholic churches in the United States. Our Lady of Grace, founded in 1851, and St. Joseph, founded in 1871, were merged into one parish in 2008. We would like to extend a warm greeting to you and encourage you to explore the ministries and activities that occur in our parish.
We are a large community that is here to help fulfill your spiritual needs as well as help you find some peace in the busy Hoboken and Jersey City areas. We are here to help support you locally as you live the Catholic faith in a global society, and we welcome you to share your talents and interests with us. Each day we strive to create a spirit-filled and service-oriented parish that is a beacon of faith, hope, and love not only within our community but in our society as well.
Please feel free to visit us at any time, join us at one of our Masses, or attend one of our events. Welcome to our parish, and we look forward to growing in faith with you!
Starting December 3, the First Sunday of Advent, please take a dove from the Giving Trees located at the entrance to each church. The white doves are gifts for the children and families helped by April Harris and In Jesus’ Name. Each dove has an age. The green doves are for seniors and homeless.
Please return the gifts and gift cards by Sunday, December 17. There is no need to wrap the gift; however, if you do, please tape the dove securely to it. Place the gifts under the tree in either church or in OLG’s Choir Room. Please hand any gift cards directly to Fr. Alex or Fr. Phil. Thank you for helping us spread some Christmas cheer!
We invite you to our annual Christmas event in Our Lady of Grace Church on Sunday, December 17, at 3 PM. Lessons and Carols will help us appreciate the meaning of the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany seasons. Participating will be our Adult Choir, our Young Adult Music Ensemble, the CCD children and special guests. FREE admission with a small gift for each child present. We hope to see you there!
The Catholic Social Club has a ton of great upcoming events! Here's the fall schedule. We encourage you to come out, make new friends and deepen your faith! For more info, contact Maria Zoccoli, our Pastoral Associate, at
The 2024 Mass books are open for in-person reservations at each church during office hours. You may also complete and mail in or drop off the reservation sheet on the church tables. In addition, there are some intentions still available for 2023 Masses.
It is customary to reserve Mass intentions, which are printed in the bulletin and announced at Mass. You may reserve Masses for the deceased and also for living intentions like a birthday or wedding anniversary. If you plan to notify someone about the intention, we have Mass cards for living and deceased.
Tickets for the parish's bimonthly raffle are available after Mass. The next winner will be drawn on December 26. You may take some tickets home to sell to family, neighbors and co-workers. Or contact Socorro Martinez at the Parish Center (201-659-0369), and she will mail them to you. Thank you for your support!