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Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2022

Posted on November 28, 2022 in: General News

Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2022
We invite you to join us in our Sponsor a Family initiative for Christmas. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to lend a helping hand to over 250 families for Thanksgiving! And now, we are asking for your assistance for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to aid our neighbors at Our Lady of Loret...

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The Giving Tree 2022

Posted on November 26, 2022 in: General News

The Giving Tree 2022
Once again, St. Joseph’s Parish will be providing Christmas help to 50 families known to the Outreach program at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Hempstead in the form of $25 gift cards to local stores. This format has been well received and enables the families to choose their own gifts. $25 ...

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Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family Thank You!!
Thanksgiving 2022 Dear Sponsors, We would like to thank you for your incredible generosity to the “Sponsor a Family” campaign for Thanksgiving 2022. Through your kind support, our annual food drive was an enormous success, providing assistance to more than 250 families. Their Thanksg...

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Parish Raffle 2022

Posted on October 31, 2022 in: General News

Parish Raffle 2022
October 2022 Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Joseph Parish, Grace to you and Peace! This is the time of year when we begin to look forward to the Promises of Advent and the Joy of Christmas. And in that spirit, I invite each of you to Be a Star! when you participate in our parish raffl...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 17, 2022 in: General News

Please Pray With Us ….Saving Babies inDanger of AbortionSt. Joseph parishioners, clergy and friendswill continue to gather in prayer on theseFridays: October 28 and November 4, 11,18, 25. Please join us from 11AM to noonat Planned Parenthood’s abortion business,540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead as we pra...

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VIRTUS - For ALL Volunteers

Posted on September 13, 2022 in: General News

VIRTUS - For ALL Volunteers
FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS IN THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE: A person wishing to volunteer in any parish or organization in the Diocese of Rockville Centre must first complete three requirements: 1. Attend Protecting God’s Children (VIRTUS) 2. Sign the Codes of Conduct 3. Complete a background sc...

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Bishop Barres Pastoral Letter
https://www.drvc.org/QVA

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Toward a Pro-Life Future in the Empire State
Toward a Pro-Life Future in the Empire State Please click on the attachment for a statement by the Catholic Bishops of New York State 

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Altar Servers Returning

Posted on May 04, 2022 in: General News

Altar Servers Returning
We are encouraged as we seem to be making our way out of Covid back to our regular practices. One sign has been the renewed interest of our Youth Altar Servers to return to their liturgical ministry. Some servers have expressed their desire for a “refresher course” after an absence of...

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Prayer for Ukraine

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: General News

God of infinite mercy and goodness, with needy hearts we pray to you today for Peace. Your Son reminded us that peacemakers are blessed, “for they shall be called children of God,” that we are to “hunger and thirst for righteousness.” His first Resurrection gift was His ...

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COVID Protocols Update

Posted on February 14, 2022 in: General News

Based on directives received from the Office of the Vicar General, we would like to inform our parishioners: • Masks are optional at all liturgies for parishioners and liturgical ministers – neither forbidden nor mandated. • No parishioner will be questioned about using or not usin...

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A Farewell to the Sisters

Posted on February 09, 2022 in: General News

This past year saw the departure from St. Joseph Convent of Ss. Ernie, Kathleen, and Clare to their motherhouse in Amityville. Only two sisters were left in residence. In December I was contacted by S. Peggy McVetty, the Prioress of the Amityville Dominican Sisters, regarding the future use of th...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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