SEPT 23RD 2012







4 PM Mary & David Hughes req. by the Bryant Family

          John Konczyk Anniversary req. by Florence Konczyk


9:00   Genowefa & Stanislaw Zbyrad req. by Anna  i

          Kazimiera Zbyrad z Rodzina

10:30  William & Helen Uecker req. by John Uecker

          Living & Deceased Members of St. Joseph’s Grammar School req. by History Society

          The Deceased Members of Alumni Class of 1949 & 1950


9:00   No morning Mass


9:00   No morning Mass


9:00   Sara Cruz req. by Victor Marrera


9:00   Leon J. Cybulski req. by His Daughter Bonnie Ostrof


9:00   Edgar Martin req. by Carole Martin


4 PM Alice Zych req. by Zdzislaw & Terry Trocki


9:00   Parishioners & Benefactors

10:30  Alvin Wilke req. by Connie Wilke

          Michael Kryza req. by his Sister


Sanctuary Lamp  in memory of Mary & David Hughes req. by the Bryant Family


If you are ill and wish to be added to the  sick list please call the rectory.


We ask God’s blessing for the strengthening & healing of our sick & homebound. Please pray for:  Helen Kwoka, Christian Clopp, Michelle Zaremba, Harry Corn, Kazimiera Olejnik, Eleanor Tureck, Walter Lyskiewicz, Ira & Betty Whittle, Blanche Vogt, Baby John Harshaw III, Ted Balabuch and his Daughter Kristen Balabuch, Helen Gardygajlo, Kathy Dominik & Irene Talarowski.


Please pray  for the Deceased & their Families: Genevieve Hajduk, Daniel Ciechanowski, Helen Nichols, Joseph Gorski, Ronald Banasiak, T. Soltys, Frank Kwoka, Barbara H. Thomas.


Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle


The Sacred Heart Society is sponsoring the Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle for chances to win a Visa Gift Card. 1st Prize - $200; 2nd Prize - $150; and 3rd Prize - $100. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be available after Masses and at the rectory. The drawing will be held on Sun. November 18, 2012 after the 10:30 Mass. Please consider taking a few extra tickets to distribute with other family members, friends and co-workers. Thank you for your support.


ATTENTION—Fewer than 30 plates remain on our Restoration Fund plaques. These plaques are truly an honor roll of parishioners and friends of St. Joseph’s Church. During this 120th anniversary year of our parish, please consider contributing $1,000 to the Restoration Fund and your name will become a permanent fixture in our beloved church.

If donations were made to St. Joseph’s Restoration Fund in memory of a loved one, you need only contribute the remaining balance to have a memorial plate engraved.

Please contact Pat Kwoka at 856-310-1783 for more information.


Saint Joseph’s 120th Anniversary Luncheon

Sunday, October 21, 2012 between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Joseph’s Church:

          This year Saint Joseph’s Church of South Camden celebrates its 120th Anniversary.  As you know, the parish has a proud history in the City of Camden, especially for the Polish-American community.

          A concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, October 21, 2012, in the church, followed by a luncheon at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, New Jersey.         In conjunction with our celebration, we are soliciting ads from our parishioners and friends to help sustain and benefit Saint Joseph’s Church for many years to come.

          The forms to sign up for luncheon or to purchase an ad or congratulatory note are available in church by the doors. Thank you for your support!



The fifth annual reunion of former students of St. Joseph's Grammar School takes place Sunday

September 23, 2012 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.


 Photo exhibits and memorabilia will be displayed in the History Room.
Refreshments will be served in the lower parish hall.

Join us and reminisce with your former classmates!


The Rosary Society will be installing new members during the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, October 7. If you would like to join the Society, please let Pat
Kwoka know by Sunday, September 30, so that we can have your medal and other information ready for you at the installation. You may call her at
856-310-1783. A continental breakfast will be held in the Senior Center after the Mass for all Rosary Society members.


Anniversary Pewter Ornament


Saint Joseph’s History Society of South Camden proudly offers a 120th Anniversary pewter ornament for only $20. Ornaments can be purchased in church following the 10:30 AM Mass each Sunday.




Greatest thanks to all those who participated in our monthly parish breakfast last week. We had help of many  wonderful volunteers who put in their time and talent to make it happen and for that we are very grateful. Please keep in mind and tell your friends and relatives about how tasty and affordable our breakfasts are. Everyone is welcome!!! See you next time.




·        This week the Diocese is taking up collection  for Catholic University.

·        W tym tygodniu druga kolekta przeznaczona jest na Uniwersytet Katolicki.

·        The Rosary Society officers thank those of you who donated to our Bakeless Bake Sale. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

·        If you would like to participate in a Pulaski Parade please put your name on a sign up sheet in church by Liberty St. door.  The Parade takes place on Oct. 14th and we would like to get as many people as possible to represent our Church in this televised  event. The Parade provides a great exposure opportunity for our parish. We are counting on you! 


 From the webmaster’s desk:


The following articles are from the Summer 2012 Issue of  FOCUS- A Publication Of Felician College.
Sister Theresa Mary Martin is a graduate of St. Joseph's Grammar and High School





Sister Theresa Martin

Radical Trust Leads To Decades  of Achievement

In 1984, just prior to her inauguration as President, Sister Theresa Mary Martin spent the week in total solitude to better focus on the momentous task that was before her.

With the weighty responsibility of Felician's future on her shoul­ders and a deep trust in God, Sister Theresa stood tall in front of the New Jersey Chancellor of Higher Education, trustees, faculty, alumni, students, the Felician Sisters, friends and family and pre­sented the following statement of goals:

·        Uphold the mission, goals and objectives of a small, private, Catholic College

·        Continually revitalize its life

·        Assure it financial stability

·        And promote its academic excellence

In addition, she told the faculty that she had challenged herself to:

·        Create an ambiance of trust, enthusiasm and commitment
within the college community

·        Re-establish institutional long-range planning to determine
how Felician College can best prepare its students for the
21st century

·        Generate enthusiasm about the enduring purpose of this institution:
to provide a Love of Learning and a Desire for God

As the new head of the institution, she was now wholly dedicated to the survival of Felician.

"Despite ominous threats about the nationwide demise of small private colleges, the Felician Sisters were not going to give up," she wrote in an article published in 2010 in The Catholic Advocate, the newspaper of the Newark Archdiocese

As history shows, Felician not only survived those turbulent times; it thrived.

Under Sister Theresa's innovative vision and steadfast guidance, the College evolved from an institution that was home to 450 com­muting women — 350 of which were pursuing associate degrees in nursing — into a four-year coed institution with more than 2,400 students, two campuses with a wide range of traditional and online undergraduate and graduate programs, a Doctor of Nursing Prac­tice (DPN) degree, and a thriving NCAA Division II sports program.

The purchase of a 10.5-acre campus, including the historic Iviswold Castle in Rutherford, New Jersey, is a clear example of Sister Theresa's vision and resolve. Under her direction, the once rundown campus has been upgraded and its residence halls modernized. The Castle, which has been painstakingly restored to its former splendor, will serve as a campus center for future generations of Felician students.

The 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges published by U.S. News & World Report identified Felician as one of the Best Regional Col­leges in the northeast region of the country and among the top six for racial and ethnic diversity.

Students First More than Motto

Before her appointment as President, Sister Theresa served as Principal of Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta, New Jersey, and Dean for Student Affairs, Campus Ministry, and Academic Support Services at Felician College. As Dean, she developed and directed 40 retreat weekends for Felician students and introduced a peer support program, a tutoring network, and a Center for Learning.

Students First has been much more than a motto that Sister There­sa created; it has been her raison d'etre. One of the most approach­able presidents in the state, it was not unusual to find a student sitting in her office, sharing personal concerns or triumphs.

Sister Theresa loves students and she, in turn, is beloved by them. After graduating, these young men and women carried that af­fection and caring deep inside their hearts. Sister Theresa often recounts stories of former students rushing up to her while she was shopping, dining out or even traveling abroad, to share their stories and tell her how Felician changed their lives.


Beloved Leader Leaves a Legacy of Caring and Excellence

Sister Theresa Mary Martin was honored for her many accomplishments with a series of events beginning in May "including the Felician College Student-Athlete Banquet, the Division of Nursing and Health Manage­ment's MSN and BSN Recognition Ceremony, and the Association of Independent Colleges' Annual Spring Dinner — and culminated at the end of June with a din­ner attended by several hundred people from through­out the Felician community and beyond.

Each of the gatherings brimmed over with feelings of sadness, joy and profuse words of praise for Sister There­sa's love of the College and its students. The charismatic leader, who has been the embodiment of Felician College for 28 years, retired at the end of June.

Our Own Spark of the Divine

The whirlwind of activity began on May 2 when stu­dents/staff and faculty came together for a prayer service in honor of the outgoing President. The highlight of the event was the Lighting of the Seven Sparks of the Divine, a ceremony where members of the faculty, staff and students lit candles representing the flames of the sun, language, passion, hunger and thirst, music, hope, and the love of God.

"Sister Theresa, you are the reflection of the Son, Jesus Christ, burning ceaselessly in your soul” said Dr. Ann Guillory, Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services, as she lit the candle. "All creation becomes brighter and more alive with your presence."

Felician student Paula Binsol was among the speakers at the event.

"Unlike many of my friends attending other colleges and universities, I know my college president because she's everywhere," said Binsol. "I met Sister Theresa at my freshman orientation, as she Spoke to all of us for the .first'-time, encouraging and urging us to make the most of our education here at Felician and to take pride in our Franciscan heritage”.

An Honorary Degree

Felician.'s 48th Annual-Commencement brought a surprise for Sister Theresa. After she presented honorary degrees to long-time Felician supporter and Trustee Ste­phen Lo Iacono and St. Anthony High School President Sister Mary Felicia Brodowski, CSSF, it was announced that the Felician College President would also be the recipient of a Doctor of Humane Letters.

"As one of the longest reigning presidents in higher education in the state of New Jersey, Sister Theresa has guided Felician College with her innovative vision and steadfast devotion for 28 years,'' said Felician Provost Sister Mary Rosita Brennan. "As President, her efforts to foster the growth of Felician. College complemented her earnest and dedicated efforts to promote the Franciscan mission of the College and that of her Congregation

Old Friends Gather to Reminisce

The final event honoring Sister Theresa took place on June 16. The festivities began with a Mass, followed ;by a lavish dinner hosted at the College's Goya Dining Hall. More than 200 people, including members., of her family, local and regional dignitaries, and former high school classmates, gathered to honor her many years of dedication to Felician.         

The evening's 14 speakers and presenters showered Sister Theresa with appreciation and praise.   

"You gave everything to me," said, alumnus Lawrence Inserra III. "All you care about is people's potential,"

"Sister Theresa has displayed a charismatic enthusiasm. and unseen kindnesses that we all have experienced in times of need," said Dr. Mary Norton, Associate Dean, Global Academic Initiatives. "She gave us the best she had. Hers is a living legacy that God loves us no matter what."

"This day is about you. Thank you/Sister, for giving  tirelessly to our community. For fostering and making God known, loved and glorified," said Sister Christopher Moore, "In the words of St. Felix 'Deo Gracias,' for your leadership and for being a sister to all of us. For fanning the flame of faith."

After the speakers, and a long and enthusiastic standing ovation, Sister Theresa took the podium.

"There are no words to express what I feel in my heart. It was all God's work. I just wanted God to use me in whatever way He saw fit. So all the credit goes to Him," a visibly emotional Sister Theresa told her guests. "I truly believe that God lives in each of our hearts and souls. I am grateful for all those people who touched my life."