Parish of St. John Paul II
Roman Catholic Church
39 East 22nd Street, Bayonne, New Jersey   07002-3753

201- 339-2070

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Welcome To Our Parish Website

The Parish Family of St. John Paul II is Dedicated to Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Prepare for the Future.

Our Parish is Served By:
Salvatorian Fathers, SDS

Fr Zenon Boczek SDS, Pastor

Rev. Andrew Kujawa, S.D.S., Parochial Vicar
Rev. Paul Dolinski, S.D.S., Parochial Vicar
Rev. Mark DeStephano, S.J., Ph.D., Weekend Assistant

Kerry Fryczynski & Anthony Ventrone, Parish Trustees

Marjorie Mierzejewski, Parish Secretary

Debra Czerwienski, Director of Religious Education
Agnieszka Borowicz Bookkeeper

Dayle Vander Sande, Music Minister

St. John Paul II Church is open daily from 6:30 am - 12:00 pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and during Sunday masses for private prayer and devotion.

For those in need of a "Gluten Free" Host, please inform the priest at the Mass you are attending.

Parish Mass Schedules

Vigil (Saturday):

St. Michael’s Church: 4:30 PM;

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: 5:00 pm.


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: 7:00 am (Polish), 8:15 am, 9:30 am,10:45 am (Polish),12:15 pm.
St. Michael’s Church: 9:30 am (Italian)


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church: Monday - Saturday: 7:00 am (English), 8:00 am (Polish) {except Thursday}, Tuesday 7:00 pm (English), Thursday 7:00 pm (Polish)

St. Michael's Church: 8:00 am (English) Monday - Saturday.


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church: Every Tuesday Evening to Saint Ann, following the 7:00 pm Mass. Every Thursday Evening to Divine Mercy, following the 7:00 pm Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Michael/Joseph Worship Facility: Every Wednesday from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM.


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church: Daily Monday to Saturday at 7:00 am, and Saturday at 4:00 pm.

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Rectory Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
(12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CLOSED) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Hours: Office Closed on Fridays until after Labor Day.


Rectory Telephone Numbers:

Office: 201- 339-2070
Fax: 201-339-3676

Parish Email address:

Mass Translations:

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Our Parish School:

We are part of an excellent co-sponsored elementary school "All Saints Catholic Academy", which is located on West 13th Street.
For information call: 201-443-8384, or go directly to the school's website by clicking  on the tab at the top of the page.

Religious Education for Children:

CCD classes are held every Sunday from Sep. through April at 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM. Classes are conducted in our school building.

It is the mission of  our parish family to assist you in raising your  children to be faithful disciples of Jesus. The best and most  lasting gift that we can give to our children is the gift of faith in the God Who loves them so much. Please register your child(ren) in our Religious Education Program and encourage your neighbors and friends to do the same.  All are welcome!

It is very important that your children are registered soon as possible. Books and other supplies will be ordered in July. Prompt registration is also needed to help us plan for the number of catechists that we will need for each grade level. Please call the Religious Education Office if you have any questions or concerns.

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Sacrament of the Sick:
Sick Calls or other Emergency Calls should be made to the rectory at any time. Arrangements can also be made for regular visitations at home or hospital for Holy Communion and/or Confession. We urge you to keep us aware of parishioners who are ill in the hospital or at home.

Please make arrangements at least one year in advance. Couples are urged to solemnize their vows at a Nuptial Mass.

A required Baptismal Program for Parents is conducted at 1:00 pm on the second Sunday of the month in Polish, and on the last Sunday in English.
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated each month on the First Sunday (in English) and on the Third Sunday (in Polish)

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