The Chapel of Saint Joseph

The Chapel of St. Joseph is a consecrated place of prayer where holy Masses are celebrated, prayers are offered, and meditation and reflection is encouraged.

With the growing number of people who choose cremation as a final disposition after death, the ability to house these remains inside a Basilica is a beautiful idea.

Monsignor Ronald T. Marino, Pastor

Due to the high cost of cemetery burials and funerals in general, Monsignor Marino wanted to create a dignified affordable Catholic alternative. As part of this Papal Basilica, the Chapel of St. Joseph remains open for visits and prayers every day. It provides a local and easily accessible chapel for family members and others who wish to pray for the deceased.

Welcome to St. Joseph Chapel & Columbarium

Please watch the video to the right to see more of the Chapel yourself.

Help Us Build the Chapel

As you may know, Regina Pacis Basilica has restored its lower Church to create a new worship site to replace the original one built in 1950. It is like building a new Church! As in the past, such a project gives people the opportunity to donate much needed items in memory of your family or from your business, or even anonymously. All donations are tax-deductible.

To learn more about how you can help, PLEASE contact us. This is a once in a life time opportunity to help “build a Church.” This is how the upper Basilica was built 65 years ago.

Please consider becoming part of this historic project and helping us to make it a beautiful gift of our current parishioners and neighbors. Your generosity will be appreciated for a lifetime. If you are interested in making a donation of one or more necessary items, kindly contact Theresa Landy or Monsignor Marino at the rectory to discuss it.


Reserve a Niche

If you are interested in reserving a Niche for you or your loved ones, please call Theresa Landy at: 718-236-0909 ext. 1013 or fill out the contact form below.