OCT. 21ST 2012

21 października 2012 r.






4 PM Helen Chudzinski req. by Annette Canal

          Regina Wojtkowiak req. by Connie Wilke


9:00   NO MASS

10:30  For Saint Joseph’s


9:00   No morning Mass


9:00   No morning Mass


9:00   Ed Suski Jr. req. by Carole Martin


9:00   Nicholas & Theresa Busz req. by Marian & Anna Lambert

          Adam T. Tarcelli req. by Family


9:00   Stella & Anthony Kaminski req. by Son, Richard Kaminski

          Jean Smolka req. by Family


4 PM In Honor of Saint Jude req. by Betty Blake

          Mary & David Hughes req. by Bryant Family


9:00   Irena Szczech 4th Anniversary req. by Husband and Family

10:30  Helen Nichols req. by Pat & John Kwoka

          Joseph Gorski req. by Rosary Society


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,

Christos Kolioutas.


Sanctuary Lamp  in memory of Joseph Gorski req. by Wife Adele Gorski


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.



          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


          Today, Saint Joseph’s Church is celebrating its 120th  Anniversary.  We are proud to announce that at the Mass we will have a special “rite of introduction” of the relic of Blessed Pope John Paul II –soon to be enshrined in Saint Joseph’s Church.

          The parish has a proud history in the City of Camden, especially for the Polish-American community. We extend our sincere thanks to all of you who donated time, energy and funds to make this event a resounding success. We invite you to come back time and time again to continue to celebrate our Polish heritage and support our church for the next one hundred and twenty years.   


We invite you to  come  visit the new Saint Joseph’s Chapel Mausoleum located at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, 240 Lower Landing Rd, Chews Landing , NJ 08012. The crypts and niches are available with a 48 month payment plan at no interest.  For more information contact Karl Rose or Michael Guerrieri at 856 228 3131.


Anniversary Pewter Ornament AVAILABLE

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.




1. Parish Breakfast—due to Pulaski Parade and Anniversary celebrations parish breakfast will not take place in October. The next parish breakfast is scheduled  for Nov. 11 after Masses.

2. Sniadanie parafialne nie odbedzie sie w miesiacu pazdzierniku ze wzgledu na udzial naszej parafii w paradzie oraz obchody zalozenia parafii. Nastepne planowane sniadanie odbedzie sie w dniu 11-ego listopada po Mszach Sw. 

3. The Auxiliary of St. Mary’s Catholic Homes in Cherry Hill, NJ, is looking to expand its membership. The Auxiliary meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May for short meeting and luncheon. It is the goal and purpose of the Auxiliary to raise funds to be used for the comfort and entertainment of those who reside in the Nursing Home & Manor. It is a truly rewarding experience! Won’t you join us? Contact Anne Kennedy at 856-663-3716.

4. The National Song and Dance Ensemble of Poland “Slask” is coming to Philadelphia on Nov. 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Father Judge School Auditorium 3301 Solly Ave, Northeast Phila, PA 19136. Tickets are available from Polish American Cultural Center: 215 922-1700.

5. The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls) is coming up. We will hold nine Masses for All Souls. If you wish to remember, at all the Masses a deceased loved one, there are envelopes available by the door. Please take one, fill in a name of a person to be remembered and return the envelope before All Souls.

6. W miesiacu listopadzie odbedzie sie 9 Mszy za Wszystkich Zmarlych. Prosimy o wpisywanie intencji na specjalnych kopertach “All Souls”, ktore otrzymaliscie panstwo poczta, i ktore dostepne sa w Kosciele przy drzwiach od ulicy Liberty. Prosimy o zwrot kopert poprzez wrzucenie ich do kosza na ofiare podczas Mszy Sw. lub poczta.

7. This week the Diocese is taking up collection for the World Mission Sunday.

8. W tym tygodniu druga kolekta przeznaczona jest na Misje.

9. On Nov. 11 at 10:30 we will celebrate a Mass for all those burried from our church last year. Please come and join us.

10. W dniu 11-ego listopada odbedzie sie Msza Swieta za wszystkich zmarlych pochowanych z naszego Kosciola w ciagu roku. Serdecznie zapraszamy parafian, bliskich zmarlych i przyjaciol do uczestnictwa. 


From The Webmaster’s Desk

Ageless church keeps a place in their hearts

 October 15, 2012 |By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist


To many Polish American Catholics in South Jersey, St. Joseph's is the mother church.

Their love for her endures like the New Hampshire granite of which the majestic edifice at 10th and Liberty Streets in Camden was constructed nearly a century ago.

The Whitman Park neighborhood has frayed almost beyond recognition, and church membership has fallen to less than a quarter of its mid-20th-century peak of nearly 4,000 families.


But St. Joe's will likely be filled next Sunday as the parish celebrates its 120th anniversary.

"People are so dedicated to this church," says the Rev. Pawel W. Kryszkiewicz, 48, the pastor for the last four years. "They want to preserve, and build on, what their parents and grandparents started."


According to a centennial history of the parish, immigrant Poles who had first settled in New York began moving to New Jersey cities like Camden around 1870. By 1892, there were enough Polish families in the city to found their own parish.


"It's the only church I've ever gone to," says Joe Rush, 70, one of the handful of parishioners still living in Whitman Park. He describes himself as "the world's oldest altar boy" because he helps the pastor at Saturday Mass.


Kryszkiewicz and I are sitting in the exuberantly painted nave of St. Joe's after a weekday morning Mass.


The spectacular expanse of stained-glass windows in the cupola above the main altar is ablaze with bright autumn light.


The sounds of the city barely penetrate the grand hush of a place that lifelong parishioner Barbara Olejnik says "always felt a little closer to heaven" than other churches.


"It makes you feel like kneeling down and praying," Kryszkiewicz says, accurately. "It's truly a holy space."


It's also a 99-year-old building with a $900,000 leaky replacement for a roof that also leaked, and an interior that hasn't undergone a major overhaul in decades.


"We want to restore the church to its original grandeur," says John Uecker, 67, another lifelong parishioner and a semi retired interior designer who lives in Haddon Township. He also chairs the restoration committee.


"We are the [descendants] of the founders of the parish, who dug the foundation for their church with picks and shovels to save money," Uecker says. "We want St. Joe's to continue for as long as possible."


Two articles from the Catholic Star Herald

Double click on links below


Polish parish to celebrate 120 years   


Coming from Poland, a relic of a beloved pope