The ministry of the Shrine of St. Joseph focuses around four main pillars of service:

News & Noteworthy

Aug
30
Tue
10:00 am Health Screening for those witho... @ Shrine Parking Lot
Health Screening for those witho... @ Shrine Parking Lot
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Department of Community Health (Atlantic Health System), Overlook Medical Center and the American Heart Association offer services of Blood pressure and Glucose tests to anyone at the Shrine of St Joseph that doesn’t have... Read more »
Sep
10
Sat
9:00 am Recovery Walk – 1st Annual Morri... @ Ginty Field - Morris Township (See Flyer)
Recovery Walk – 1st Annual Morri... @ Ginty Field - Morris Township (See Flyer)
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
2016 Recovery Walk Registration form
Sep
27
Tue
10:00 am Health Screening for those witho... @ Shrine Parking Lot
Health Screening for those witho... @ Shrine Parking Lot
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Department of Community Health (Atlantic Health System), Overlook Medical Center and the American Heart Association offer services of Blood pressure and Glucose tests to anyone at the Shrine of St Joseph that doesn’t have... Read more »
Oct
26
Wed
10:00 am Health Screening for those witho... @ Shrine Parking Lot
Health Screening for those witho... @ Shrine Parking Lot
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Department of Community Health (Atlantic Health System), Overlook Medical Center and the American Heart Association offer services of Blood pressure and Glucose tests to anyone at the Shrine of St Joseph that doesn’t have... Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug
28
Sun
1:30 pm SA Group Meeting @ Shrine of St. Joseph - Faith Room
SA Group Meeting @ Shrine of St. Joseph - Faith Room
Aug 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Aug
29
Mon
10:30 am AL-ANON Meeting @ Shrine of St. Joseph - Hope Room
AL-ANON Meeting @ Shrine of St. Joseph - Hope Room
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
12:00 pm SA Group Meeting @ Shrine of St. Joseph - Hope Room
SA Group Meeting @ Shrine of St. Joseph - Hope Room
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
 

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Who We Are

We are a Missionary Shrine, rooted in the Catholic faith tradition, extending our open arms to all who seek God.  We welcome all God's children; the poor, the abandoned, and those who seek God's peace and justice!

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Reflections: The Apostolic Spirit

The apostolic spirit lives in the Church today and blessed indeed are they who possess it because it is a rare spirit, it is a priceless spirit, because it makes very precious in the sight of God the death of those who possess and persevere in it. It is a spirit high above that of those who are ordinarily devout. It is a spirit so ardent, so interior, so exhaustive of self, that those weak in virtue, or enslaved by attachments, think of it with dread. Without it there would be but little expansion, there would be but little spread of our Holy Faith; without it nations would sit in darkness and never see the light; without it, works of zeal would dry up and the charity of many would wither. Without it, Church movements would take but small circumference and little would be done for the salvation of souls, the cause of Holy Mother Church, and the honor and glory of God. Surely it should be the endeavor, not only of individual souls, but of communities, parishes, dioceses and religious institutions to progress very much in this spirit and to reach in it a high degree of perfection. No greater legacy can a superior leave his subjects, a pastor his people, a bishop his priests, than the apostolic gift. Its possession should be ardently cherished and every means taken to secure it. It should also be a constant dread lest once having possessed it, it should be lost to us.            Fr. Thomas A. Judge, CM

 

Reflexiones: El espíritu apostólico

El espíritu apostólico está vivo en la Iglesia de hoy y ciertamente son bendecidos los que lo poseen, porque no es un espíritu cualquiera, es, ante los ojos de Dios, un espíritu que no tiene precio, porque convierte la muerte de los que lo poseen y perseveran en él en algo preciado. Es un espíritu que está muy por encima del espíritu de los que son solamente devotos. Es un espíritu tan ardiente, tan profundo, tan dentro de uno, tan exigente que los que son débiles en virtud o que viven como esclavos de los apegos, se llenan de temor al pensar en él. Sin el espíritu apostólico habría muy poco desarrollo, muy poca expansión de la santa fe. Sin él las naciones permanecerían en la oscuridad y nunca verían la luz. Sin él, el trabajo fervoroso moriría y la caridad de
muchos se marchitaría. Sin él, los movimientos de la Iglesia cubrirían sólo una pequeña circunferencia y sería poco lo que se haría por la salvación de las almas, la causa de la Santa Madre Iglesia, el honor y la gloria de Dios. Sin duda alguna, deben esforzarse, no sólo las almas individuales, sino también las comunidades, las parroquias, las diócesis y las instituciones religiosas para que progresen en este espíritu y alcancen un alto grado de perfección. El don apostólico es el legado más excelente que un superior puede dejar a sus súbitos, un párroco a sus fieles, un obispo a sus sacerdotes. Poseerlo debe ser el deseo de todos y se deben aprovechar todos los medios para asegurar que se consiga. Debe sentirse un constante temor de que, después de poseerlo, se vaya a perder.  P. Thomas A. Judge, CM