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Christmas Baby Shower

Posted on November 29, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Baby Shower
The Church of St. Joseph Christmas Baby Shower Please Donate a Baby Gift Celebrating The Precious Gift of Life 2021 St. Joseph’s Respect Life Ministry and St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society*, to mark the conclusion of our 30th Annual Spiritual Adoption Novena, are collecting baby g...

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The St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council wishes to Thank everyone who donated or tried to donate as well as all worthy brothers who helped, make last months Fall blood drive a big success by donating or helping staff the registration and escort donors. We collected 68 uni...

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Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2021

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: General News

Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2021
Dear Sponsors, We hope this finds you and your families safe and well. The response to our Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family was heartwarming. We were able to provide dinners to over 300 families! And now, we are asking for a helping hand for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to provide assistance ...

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Christmas Oplatki

Posted on November 23, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Oplatki
As we have done in the past, we will again make available Christmas Oplatki that we invite families to take home and share at the table of their Christmas Eve dinner. This is a tradition observed by many Polish, Slovak and Central European families. The custom can be traced back in Poland to the 10t...

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Christmas Giving Tree 2021

Posted on November 19, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Giving Tree 2021
Once again this year, we will be providing Christmas help to 50 families known to the Outreach program at Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead in the form of $25 gift cards to local stores. This format was well received last year and enables the families to choose their own gifts. $25 gift car...

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One Hour Prayer Vigils

Posted on November 09, 2021 in: General News

One Hour Prayer Vigils
Please join St. Joseph parishioners, clergy and friends in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood's abortion business  540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead From 11- Noon every Friday   

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Dear Sponsors,  We wish to thank all of you who made this year’s Thanksgiving event such a success.  Most of us manage our weekly/monthly food bill, but unfortunately, many families worry about putting food on their dinner table every day. Your generosity helped to ease these...

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Widow and Widowers Group

Posted on October 29, 2021 in: General News

Widow and Widowers Group
Your Widows & Widowers meet every third Wednesday of the month in the St. Agnes Room at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come and enjoy lively conversation and light refreshments. ALL are welcome. For more information please call Margaret at 516-248-7786.

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Morning Moms Faith Sharing Group
You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens as we discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel. We would be delighted to accept new members to our group. Our next meeting is November 4th at 9:30 am via Zoom. If you would like to participate please contact: Deanna O’Connor a...

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BEWARE GIFT CARD SCAM

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General News

BEWARE GIFT CARD SCAM
We are aware that Cyber thieves are now going after your wallet in addition to your passwords by adopting a simple tactic to trick you into handing over your money. While not new, gift card scams are on the rise and can result in a victim losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. In the past few day...

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Rosary Altar Society Membership Form
The purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual and spiritual benefit of all members throughout the world. We invite all adult women of the parish to join our Society. Our meetings will ...

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St. Joseph Parish Anti-bullying Policy St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Garden City, exists as a community of Catholic prayer, faith, and service that is founded upon respect for the inherent dignity of every human person. The use of any media, including the Internet, or personal encounter, to h...

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Book rack Announcement

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

Twenty-third Publications has decided to discontinue the print edition of Exploring the Sunday Readings as of September, 2021. Therefore, the issue covering the September readings is the last issue that will be available on the bookrack.However, a digital version will still be available. If you are...

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Self-guided Tour Books of St. Joseph Church
As part of our Parish Commemoration of the Holy Year of St. Joseph, 2020-2021, we have prepared a self-guided walking tour of the Church of St. Joseph, Garden City, NY. Guides are available for visitors on the bookrack in the Franklin Avenue vestibule. Please return each copy to the bookrack...

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Virtual Food Drive Update

Posted on June 01, 2021 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive Update
VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE UPDATE Thank you for your generous support of our monthly virtual food drives. We continue to support the Outreach programs of our sister parishes in Hempstead and Roosevelt. Our August drive is now underway and our tally to date is $1,870. To make a contribution, you may...

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Face Masks & Coverings at Mass
Given the continuing surge in the infection rate of Covid-Delta across Nassau County, and recognizing our care for the health and welfare of our parishioners and guests, we suggest that those attending Mass, even if vaccinated, consider wearing masks while they are in the church for the present...

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Bishop-elect Koenig

Posted on April 30, 2021 in: General News

Bishop-elect Koenig
Pope Francis appointed Friday a new bishop of Wilmington, the home diocese of President Joe Biden. The pope selected Msgr. William Koenig to lead the Diocese of Wilmington, which covers the state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, upon the retirement of Bishop William Francis Malooly ...

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Go to Joseph

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Go to Joseph
A PASTORAL LETTER BY THE MOST REVEREND JOHN O. BARRES ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF ST. JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Recently, parishioners have inquired about the morality of receiving the Covid vaccine and any relationship to stem cells obtained from aborted fetuses. It is a very complex issue, and parishioners should be wary of accepting opinions or interpretations of Church moral teaching from those who are no...

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"Religion and Rock"

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

“RELIGION AND ROCK” Catholic Faith Network Tune into “Religion and Rock” with Msgr. Jim Vlaun on Sunday from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM on WBAB 102.3FM or 95.3 FM on Long Island’s East End. Listen on Saturdays at 11:00 PM on Sirius Radio, Channel 159, the Catholic Channel and ...

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Background Screening Update

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

The Office for the Protection of Children and Young People: The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (The Charter) promulgated by the Bishops of the United States in 2002 outlines specific practices and guidelines providing standards of safety in parishes and dioceses throughou...

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St. Joseph School invites the Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish, their friends and family to support St. Joseph School while online shopping through Amazon at absolutely no cost to you!! In order to support St. Joseph School through Amazon Smile follow these simple steps: (1) Go to smile....

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Mass Schedule Changes

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General News

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020, we will be changing the Sunday morning Mass schedule: the 11:45 a.m. and the 1:00 p.m. Masses will be consolidated into one Mass at 12:30 p.m. The weekend Mass schedule will read: Saturday 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30,9:00, 10:30, 11:00 (auditorium) a.m., ...

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Communion Guidelines

Posted on September 08, 2020 in: General News

Communion Guidelines   Please note the latest liturgical protocols we have received from the diocese:   · Beginning at the Saturday & Sunday Masses on 9/12&13, 2020, Communion will be distributed to the congregation at the usual time in the Mass – no longer af...

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Please read the attachments for plans for the opening of St. Joseph School in September.  

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During this time of Covid-19, as we hope to continue our progress out of quarantine, we would like our parishioners to know what steps we have undertaken in the past several weeks and will continue to maintain in the interest of everyone’s health and safety: Hand sanitizer dispensing stations...

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St. Joseph Parish Office of Religious Education will be conducting Registration for our Fall 2020 classes for First Graders and students who are New Registrations for our Religious Education Program. In order to register your child for Religious Education classes, you must be a registered parishione...

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As tensions, anger, and violence continue across our nation, let us join in prayer for deeper respect for all innocent lives. We recognize the sorrow and pain of the African-American community, and we pray for the safety of all men and women of color. We extend our concern to families and business o...

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Virtual Seminars being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter We would like you to know that the LI chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer its services to clients, caregivers and families via webinars and telephone, including support groups and ...

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On Friday, June 5th Monsignor Swiader, Father Shibi, Brian Colomban, Regina Cioffi, Janice Bateman, Kelly Noulas, Jaclyn Williams, Amanda Guele, Marie Diffley, Luis Garcia, Kristianne Haran, and Karen Wolf visited our 8th graders at their homes to deliver lawn signs and caps and gowns. Being able...

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1 June 2020 Dear parishioners and friends, Thank you for your prompt responses regarding Friday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration. I am happy to say that as of Friday, June 5, we will resume Adoration, 1-3:00 p.m. in the church proper, not in the loggetta, to provide for wider distancing. We wil...

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Thanks and Good News Once again, we want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days, those parishioners who continue to contribute through the Sunday offering envelopes. Your loyalty and generosity are most appreciated. Parish expenses have not abated ...

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Virtual Food Drive

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive
St. Joseph’s VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE We are accepting donations of ‘Stop and Shop’ gift cards ($20 or $25) to be given to our neighbors in need at the parishes of Our Lady of Loretto and The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Cards can be purchased online and can be mailed directly to...

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May 12, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Coronavirus has affected society and the Church in ways unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. None of us could have imagined the impact on our families, our livelihoods, and our practice of the Faith. As treatments for the s...

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On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we continue to pray for all those who are carrying crosses and burdens, as well as for all who are serving on the front lines of this Pandemic. As we endure the cross of COVID-19, I want to thank you for your continued support of your parish and our Catholic Ministri...

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YES COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER  We at YES Community Counseling Center are working hard to keep our services available during this health crisis.  The challenges of bereavement are now compounded with this situation and may create more isolation which can complicate the grief pr...

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: General News

URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS! Church of Saint Joseph BLOOD DRIVE Cancelled Please donate at one of our Fixed Blood Drive Centers by appointment only Please make an appointment by calling Donna Tavetian at New York blood Center: 516-478-5018 1-800-933-2566 Www.nybc.org

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Appreciating the anxieties you are facing, we urge you to please continue supporting your parish with weekly offertory donations. These funds are critical for the continued operation of St. Joseph Parish. Every day, your parish provides for the pastoral and spiritual care of its parishioners. It is ...

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A Message from Msgr. Swiader

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Many Thanks!! We want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days and have continued to contribute through your Sunday offering envelopes You are great! Parish expenses have not abated maintenance, supplies, salaries, etc., all remain as obligations...

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An Act of Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You...

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St. Joseph School is looking to connect with Alumni to keep you updated on important events at the school, future plans and fun social gatherings. Please contact the School office at 516-747-2730 to provide us with your most up to date contact information. Alternatively, feel free to email Mrs. B...

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Vacation Bible School 2020

Posted on March 09, 2020 in: General News

Vacation Bible School 2020
ALL ABOARD!! St. Joseph’s parish is calling adult parishioners who are willing to help us offer our popular vacation bible school! This is your opportunity to share your time to help us help kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. If you are interested...

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Faith Direct

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish wants to conserve resources and save money, but we need your help. This Lent, we invite you to accept our 2020 Lenten Challenge and make the decision to give up envelopes and help us use less paper and reduce parish costs. Faith. Direct/NY332 or call 1-866-507-8757  

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Join St. Joseph Music Ministry

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Join St. Joseph Music Ministry
ADULT CHOIR While musical training and experience are helpful, the desire to sing is paramount. Rehearsals are usually Thursday evenings from 8:00 to 9:30 PM, with a short warm up period on Sunday mornings before the 10:30 AM Mass. There are many of you out there with great voices and we need you! ...

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Widows & Widowers

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Widows & Widowers
Your Widows & Widowers meet every third Wednesday of the month in the St. Agnes Room at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come and enjoy lively conversation and light refreshments. ALL are welcome. For more information please call Margaret at 516-248-7786.

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We are looking for volunteers to assist at our Family Mass in the School Auditorium on Sunday mornings at 10am. We are looking for a few teams of 2 people to greet parishioners as they enter for Mass and to shepherd the children as they sit around the altar for the homily. Training will be pro...

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2019/2020 Membership Form The purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual and spiritual benefit of all members throughout the world. We invite all adult women of the parish to join our ...

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ADULT FAITH FORMATION Sunday Gospel Review and Discussion Group Tuesday mornings 9:45 to 10:45 AM St. Agnes Room   will resume on September 17th  Fr. Shibi Pappan will be facilitating our meetings All parishioners are invited

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Centering Prayer

Posted on September 03, 2019 in: General News

THE PATH OF CENTERING PRAYER DEEPENING YOUR EXPERIENCE OF GOD A silent, wordless prayer coming out of the Christian Contemplative Tradition. You do not need to have any experience, simply the desire to rest in God’s presence. “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) ...

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Good Shepherd Hospice

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

Good Shepherd Hospice is proud to announce the opening of our second Inpatient Center located in Rockville Centre. https://goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org/news/5m-inpatient-good-shepherd-hospice-center-opens-mercy-medical-center“We understand the importance of home—the comfort, safety, and...

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VIRTUS Training Sessions

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

Are you aware that the Diocese of Rockville Centre requires all volunteers (18 years or older) to attend the Virtus class? CYO Coaches, Religious Education, Catechists, Cantors, Ushers, Parish Volunteers are all required to complete the Virtus training course, if they have not yet done so. You MU...

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RCIA

Posted on February 20, 2018 in: General News

ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO... Has expressed interest in becoming a Catholic? Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized? Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to co...

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Communion for the Homebound

Posted on October 17, 2013

If you or a member of your family would like a Eucharistic Minister to bring Communion to the home, please call Anna Maria Sirianni (747-7120) and arrangements will be made.

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