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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

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. 

Looking forward to a great year in faith formation!

Beginning in July, we will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month, immediately following the 12:30pm Mass in the Parish Center Chapel, concluding with a novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 2pm. All are welcome. The first one is Friday, July 1, 2022.

We are moving forward with plans to house a Ukrainian refugee family in the Johanna Fugazzi Apartment on our OLG property.  The apartment is almost fully furnished, and we are looking for some final household items to ready the space. Can you help us? You can purchase items online from our Target wish list, and they will ship directly to the Parish Center. We appreciate your continued support.

Parishioner Maria Zoccoli has agreed to chair our Ukrainian refugee effort and will coordinate parishioners who would like to volunteer on a weekly team to assist. Please contact the Parish Center at 201-659-0369 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help us with this project.  We can only do this with parishioner support.

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

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.

Thank you for your support!

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 June 27.  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 now 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.
 

The 2022 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.

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.

Have you connected with the parish yet on social media? Don't miss out -- follow the parish's Facebook and Instagram pages to catch the latest news and events, and don't forget to tag us in any parish-related photos that you post on Facebook or Instagram. Links to all the parish's social media accounts can be found on the left side of our webpage.  Check us out today!

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WEEKEND LITURGIES
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)

DAILY MASS IN OLG CHAPEL
Monday to Friday - 12:30 PM
Monday to Thursday - 7 PM

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