St. Joseph Parish Church, Camden, New Jersey

 

The following photos are from New Jersey Digital Highway whose mission is to  develop an immersive, user-centered information portal, to support the New Jersey learner, through a collaboration among cultural heritage institutions that supports preservation of the past; new access strategies for the future; and active engagement with resources at the local and the global level, for shared access, local ownership.

 

The St. Joseph history web page webmaster, on behalf of our parishioners, extends a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the New Jersey Digital Highway staff for posting the photos.

 

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Two drawings, side by side (postcard format). One is of the exterior of St. Joseph's Church in Camden, N.J. The second drawing is an altar scene which shows the church bells prepared for a dedication ceremony. The caption on the postcard is in Polish and reads "In commemoration of a dedication of the bells at St. Joseph church."

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Monsignor Strenski blesses his new Cadillac gift in front of the Church community.

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Monsignor Strenski leads a dedication ceremony for St. Joseph's High School. The event takes place in the street on Mt. Ephraim Ave.

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Portrait of Felician Sisters in Saint Joseph's Convent. St. Joe's was originally staffed by members of the Felician Sisters (Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix Cantalice), a teaching order...

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Monsignor Strenski celebrated the sixthieth anniversary of his priesthood at Saint Joseph's Church, Camden, N.J. A celebration mass is shown

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Monsignor Strenski celebrates the 60th anniversary of his priesthood with a parade that includes the St. Joseph's High School Marching Band. The parade proceeded down Tenth Street in Camden, New Jersey

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Monsignor Strenski celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priesthood (Altar scene)

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Monsignor Strenski opens the door to his new Cadillac in front of the St. Joseph's community.

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Photograph of members of the Polish-American Republican Club Camden County, 1927, seated for dinner. Caption on the photograph reads "Polish American Republican Club of Camden County, N.J. 1/30/27

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Ceremony taking place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing, to honor the Polish Army Veterans.

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Group photograph of the Polish Army Veterans Post 121 during the Pulaski Day Parade.

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Group photograph of the Women's Auxiliary Post 121 during the Pulaski Day Parade.

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Union of Polish Women in America float during the Pulaski Day Parade, featuring the U.P.W.A. Queen and other members.

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Photograph of the Polish Beneficial Association parade float honoring Saint John Cantius during the Pulaski Day Parade. The float features a statue of Saint John Cantius.

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Altar boys dressed in traditional garb standing on a float during the Pulaski Day Parade.

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Photograph of festivities during the Pulaski Day Parade. Ladies are dressed in Krakowianke costumes.

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Photograph of marching ceremony during the Pulaski Day Parade. The girls are dressed in Krakowianke costumes.

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Photograph of marching ceremony during the Pulaski Day Parade, featuring the Miss Polish Beneficial car leading the proceedings. The girls are dressed in Kakowianke costumes.

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Knights of Columbus lined up outside with Monsignor Strenski, Archbishop Damiano, and members of the Parish sitting behind.

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Photograph of the Pulaski Day Parade float featuring Our Lady of Czestochowa proceeding down the street.

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Children receiving their Confirmation blessings inside St. Joseph's Church. The service is led by Archbishop Damiano.

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Two altar boys in Saint Joseph's Church at the Easter side altar.

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Lenten altar at St. Joseph's Church during mass. Six priests are behind the altar.

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Group photograph of Saint Joseph's Church members dressed in costume during Mardi Gras celebration, sponsored by Saint Lucia's Choir.

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Photograph taken inside St. Joseph's Church of the May procession as the crown is being placed on the statue of Mary.

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Photograph taken inside St. Joseph's Church of the May procession. A woman and child walk under an arch made by other participants who are holding bouquets of palm leaves to form the arch.

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Photograph of St. Joseph's Church with an inset portrait of Father Stephen Wierzynksi. Captions for both photographs are in Polish. The translation of the caption on the photograph of the church.

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Saint Joseph's Grammar School as it would have appeared in 1919. Side view.

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Kindergarten class of St. Joseph's Grammar School celebrating Halloween in their costumes.

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Saint Joseph's Grammar School First Holy Communion procession. Two lines of children (boys and girls) are shown lined up on the sidewalk outside the church.

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Saint Joseph's Grammar School First Holy Communion procession led by Monsignor Strenski. Children are accompanied by a nun. The procession is outdoors.

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First Holy Communion Ceremony for second grade students from St. Joseph's Grammar School in Camden, N.J. Shot inside church, and shows priest and attendants at altar.

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St. Joseph's High School cheerleaders and marching band perform in the gym.

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Group portrait of Saint Joseph's High School first graduating class communion breakfast. Female students are wearing white and are seated. Male students are wearing black and stand behind the females. Monsignor Strenski and nuns are also in the photograph.

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Group photograph of the Saint Joseph's Baseball Team in 1934 seated on the exterior stairs of an unknown location. Ten adult males are in baseball uniforms. They are accompanied by a child (also in uniform) and two adult males in plain clothes.

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Group portrait of the Saint Joseph's Parish 1938 Baseball Team. Fourteen men in baseball uniforms are seated on exterior stairs of an unidentified location. There is also one child in uniform. There are seven men standing behind the seated players (one is hidden from sight and only his baseball cap is visible). At least two of the standing men appear to be managers of the team, and two are priests.

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Photograph of the Saint Joseph's Parish Roll of Honor (heroic dead of World War II). The plaque is dedicated to the memory of parishioners who served in World War II. It was presented by the Catholic War Veterans , St. Joseph Post 416, in 1947.

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First grade students from St. Joseph's Grammar School sitting in their classroom. The children are dressed in uniform.1959

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St. Joseph's convent.

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Color photograph of a nativity scene at St. Joseph's Church in Camden, N.J., likely taken inside the church.

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