Welcome to Our Parish Community!

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Welcome to Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, two of the most deeply-rooted and oldest Roman Catholic churches in the United States. As of January 2008, we merged into one parish. 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!

Latest News

The OLG Young Adult Group has a ton of great events scheduled for this Fall -- check out the lineup here!

Also, there is a Young Adult Mini-Retreat on "Care for Creation" coming up on Tues., Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 9 PM in the Parish Center -- click here for more details and to register!

If you are between the ages of 20 to 40, we encourage you to come out, make new friends and deepen your faith!  Please email Andy Fellows, our Pastoral Associate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions!

CCD Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year at Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph.  You can register online at: OLG 2022 Registration Form

You are welcome to pay CCD registration fees using Venmo or Zelle, in addition to cash or check.  For online payments, please follow these instructions and be sure to contact Socorro in the parish office to ensure that your payment is properly credited. 

Classes begin on Sun. Sept. 25, so please register now!  Looking forward to a great year in faith formation!

For three weeks in October, as a lead up to Halloween, Fr. Phil will host a viewing of a horror movie, followed by some discussion about each film's theological and spiritual themes. Refreshments will be served. Viewers beware, you're in for a scare (until Fr. Phil calms your fears)!  Please join us -- 7:30 pm in the OLG Parish Center!

Tues. 10/4 - The Conjuring
Wed. 10/12 - Paranormal Activity
Tues. 10/18 - The Exorcist

On Sunday, October 30, at the 10:30 Mass, Fr. Santora will celebrate his 40th Priesthood Anniversary with family, friends and parish family. Afterward, there will be a dinner at Villa Amalfi Restaurant in Cliffside Park. It will include a four-course dinner with cold and hot refreshments and wine at $60 per person. Limited seating. Deadline to obtain a ticket is Monday, October 3, via check or money order; cash only at the Parish Center.  Please join us to celebrate!

Exactly one year ago in May, Pope Francis surprised the Church by announcing that the next Synod of Bishops, postponed until 2023 due to the pandemic, would be preceded by a worldwide synodal process in which the Church would listen “to all of the baptized” in every local diocese to better understand their concerns and perspectives as the Church charts its future course.

This worldwide process was launched in our own Archdiocese of Newark and in our parish last fall. Our local effort was led by parishioners Noreen Collins and Gary Stavella, with parish support from Andy Fellows, Christina Mueller and Frs. Alex and Phil. 

From December to March, we conducted a series of 10 listening sessions, both in-person at Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph and virtually. Some were open to general audiences; other were more specifically targeted at audiences including the young adult, LGBTQ+ and ally, Hispanic and disaffected Catholic communities. In total, approximately 130 individuals participated in these sessions.

We express profound thanks to each and every individual who took the time, and, in some cases, summoned the courage, to participate in these sessions and provide unfiltered feedback about their experiences in the Church and their perspectives on what the Church is getting right and doing wrong.

From the copious notes that were gathered at these 10 sessions, our parish Synod team drafted four reports to highlight with specificity the feedback received from the general parish community, as well as the young adult, LGBTQ+ and disaffected Catholic communities. These reports were submitted to the Archdiocese in mid-April. 

The Archdiocese is now reviewing the dozens of reports received from parishes, schools and other Catholic communities within the diocese, with the aim of submitting a single aggregated report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this fall. Worldwide local findings will be consolidated into reports for discussion among the world’s bishops and the Vatican at the 2023 Synod of Bishops to guide Pope Francis on decisions about how the Church should proceed in the future.

While we have submitted the parish reports to the Archdiocese, our work at the local level is not done. This fall, in coordination with the Archdiocese, we will release a robust summary of our local findings and conduct a parish-wide town hall to review the feedback and consider the initiatives that we can undertake at the parish level to respond to the feedback and recommendations that you shared. We hope that you will join us in the fall to continue this important process!

Your sisters and brothers in Christ,

Fr. Phil, Andy Fellows, Christina Mueller, Gary Stavella and Noreen Collins

The St. Joseph's Flea Market is open every FRIDAY from 10 am to 12 noon and SUNDAY after the 10 am Mass.  Come to 61 Monroe Street in Hoboken and enter through the alley between the rectory and the church.  If you need parking, please use the lot next to the rectory. 
Get great buys on clothing, accessories, household goods, decor, seasonal items and more. We also accept donations of clean, gently-used items during office hours and flea market hours only.
Please stop by to check it out!

Tickets for the parish's bimonthly raffle are available after Mass. The next winner will be drawn on Oct. 31.  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!

We can accept donations and other payments to the parish from Venmo and Zelle!  It's fast and easy.  For more information and instructions, please click here.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Joseph Church, we have undertaken an extensive renovation of the sanctuary. In support of this huge undertaking, we are offering a limited number of opportunities to dedicate the sanctuary benches on a first-come, first-served basis. We will prepare a small plaque to place at the end of each bench to memorialize each dedication.

A $400 donation will dedicate a single bench, while a $750 donation will dedicate a double bench and allow for two dedications.  Please complete the form on the church tables and return it to the St. Joseph Office at 61 Monroe St. or the OLG Parish Office at 411 Clinton St. along with your donation. Please complete a separate form for each dedication.

Only a few benches remain, so please don't delay.  Thank you for your support!



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Saturday Vigil at OLG - 5 PM

Sunday at OLG - 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM (Spanish), 7:30 PM

Sunday at St. Joseph - 10 AM (Spanish), 12 PM (English)

Monday to Friday - 12:30 PM
Monday to Thursday - 7 PM


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