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The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Fund for Technology in Education Encourages all high school seniors who are residents of Garden City to apply for the 2020 Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology. Instructions and forms under “Awards and Grants” at www.stevetompsettmemorialfund.org The Trustees grant at least one award to a GCHS senior and at least one award to a senior attending any private school. In 2019, the Trustees granted awards to four students. Applications must be emailed to tompsettaward@gmail.com to be considered. Deadline: midnight March 31, 2020.  Please click on attachment ...

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Morning Star Initiative

Posted on January 14, 2020 in: General News

Diocese of Rockville Centre announces Morning Star Initiative As you may have heard, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has decided to launch a bold plan, called the Morning Star Initiative, to revitalize Catholic elementary school education on Long Island. The goal of this initiative is to restore a robust Catholic culture to the DRVC schools, improve academics, and create a more fiscally sustainable model for schools. The Diocese will partner with the Marianists, who have two centuries of Catholic educational commitment and expertise. The Diocese has asked Brother Thomas Cleary, S.M., President of Chaminade High School,...

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Diocesan Annual Telethon

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Diocesan Annual Telethon
The Catholic Faith Network Telethon is the weekend of Saturday, February 8th from 2PM -10PM and Sunday, February 9th from 12PM to 10PM. Please tune in on Cablevision channel 29/137, Time Warner Channel 471 or Verizon FiOS channel 296 to support our Diocesan Television Station. It will be 18 hours filled with many guest “stars” including many of the clergy, religious and dedicated lay people of our Diocese. Additionally, visits from celebrity chefs and musical groups will help fuel the enjoyment. Join Msgr. Jim Vlaun for the Catholic Faith Network Telethon ...

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Catholic Schools Week 2020

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Schools Week 2020
Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass is on Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 AM.  Open House begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Principal Mr. Brian Colomban at bcolomban5589@st-josephschool.com   

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: General News

Defensive Driving Class
Saturday, February 8th    Please click on the attachment below for information and registration form. 

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40 Days for Life ~ February 26- April 5
You’re invited to a Presentation & General Informational Meeting Sunday, January 26th, 2020 7:00 PM-Presentation, 7:30 PM-Q&A St. Patrick R. C. Church, 280 West Mail Street Smithtown, NY 11787 This 40 DFL Lenten Campaign is fully endorsed by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Come learn what participating can do for you, your family, your parish, and our community! 40dflsmithtown@gmail.com www.40daysforlife.com

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
Who: All boys and girls from 9-14 years of ages as of January 1st, 2020. Copy of birth certificate required for registration.  What: Exciting Basketball Free Throw Contest  Where: St. Joseph's School Gym  When: Friday, January 31st from 7:00 to 8:00 PM  There is no cost to participate!  Please click on file below for more information.  Thank you. 

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Health Concerns during the Flu Season
Questions have been raised about personal health practices and our celebration of Sunday Mass. Mention has been made regarding a handshake as the Sign of Peace. The handshake has been adopted by the American bishops as the usual expression of the Sign of Peace. But there are those who are uncomfortable with it, especially the possibility of spreading germs hand to hand. In light of that, it is completely acceptable to refrain from the handshake if one is uneasy with such immediate contact. The Sign of Peace can just as effectively be expressed with a smile as with a handsha...

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“Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the daybreak from on high will visit us, to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79 Thank you all so much for your generous response to our holiday appeals—the Sponsor a Family programs for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Giving tree program and the donations of financial support to our PSM office. Your thoughtfulness made this season more joyous for our neighbors in need. A special thank you is due to the Committee chairs of our programs, to all the volunteers and drivers w...

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Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: General News

Ministry of Consolation As we have just celebrated All Souls Day and remembered our deceased loved ones at Mass, this is an appropriate time to thank those parishioners who are part of our Ministry of Consolation. Ministers of Consolation assist families who have just lost a loved one in the process of planning the funeral liturgy. This is a sensitive time, and many families can feel overwhelmed by the liturgical preparations, selecting the Scripture readings and the liturgical music for the funeral Mass. Ministers of Consolation guide families through these preparations. We would like to expand our Consolation Ministr...

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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! Please consider joining us. For more information see Joseph Cangialosi in the Choir Loft after any of the Masses or call the Rectory at 747-3535. CONTEMPORARY MUSIC If you have any interest or know someone else who does, please leave a message for Jim Tornatore in the Rect...

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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 provided. A willingness to serve and a love of the children are the main requirements. Please contact Deacon Jack for further details. Stjoefamily3@gmail.com or 516-741-5632

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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 Society. Our meetings will be held on the First Saturday of each month. Our first meeting will be on November 2nd, immediately following the 8:30 am mass in the St. Agnes Room. Please join us before the 8:30am Mass for Benediction and after the Mass for recitation of the Holy Rosary. We will gather in the St. Agnes room at 9:30 ...

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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) JOIN US FOR A WEEKLY PRAYER EXPERIENCE Date: Tuesdays ~ starting October 1st Time: 9:45~10:45 am Place: Convent Chapel, St. Joseph’s Parish Leader: Sister Marjorie McGregor, OP ALL ARE WELCOME Questions? Please call Sister Marjorie 631-943-7177 THERE WILL BE AN INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER ON Tuesday, ...

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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 peace it provides. This is why the concept of home is so central in hospice care. Yet, some patients are unable to be home because of their complex medical needs. Good Shepherd Hospice created this Center to provide the care they require in an environment that serves as a ‘home away from home’,” said Good Shep...

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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 MUST register online by visiting www.Virtus.org, then click the link for first time registrants. View the list of sessions to find a course, and then complete the registration online. PLEASE NOTE: After completion of VIRTUS training, you will receive a certificate of completion. Please keep a copy for your records and submit a ...

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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 come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter Season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the proces...

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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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