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A Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Bishop Barres
Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres letter 

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Lent Begins February 26, 2020

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Lent Begins February 26, 2020
Ash Wednesday – February 26, 2020 Distribution of Ashes at Services in the Church: 7 AM, 4 PM, 7:30 PM Mass 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM (Ashes will be distributed during these Masses). 12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent. Stations of the Cross will be prayed communally on Fridays during Lent: Friday mornings at 9:30 AM (after the 9 AM Mass) and again at 7:30 PM. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the evening Stations of the Cross. Eucharistic Adoration every Friday from 1:00 -3:00 PM in the logietta. Taize’ Prayer &ndash...

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Morning Moms Faith Sharing Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

ST. JOSEPH’S 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 in a supportive setting. We would be delighted to welcome new members to our group. Children are welcome to attend and play while you talk, laugh and pray. Our next meeting is February 27th at 9:30 AM in the St. Agnes room. Enrich your Lenten experience by attending our meetings on:  March 5th, 19th  April 2nd, 23rd If you have any questions please call Deanna O’Connor: 214-6430

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Evening Moms Faith Sharing Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

St Joseph’s Moms Faith Sharing Group in the evening You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens to discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel in a supportive setting. This group meets one evening per month -usually the 3rd Thursday- at 7:30 pm in the St Joseph’s convent meeting room. Our next meetings are February 27th and March 19th. We would be delighted to welcome new members. For more details contact: Lynn Ryan 516-242-0169  

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Thursday, March 19th Meeting weekly for 8 sessions. (no session on April 9th) 7:30-9:00pm Notre Dame Social Ministry 1 Aberdeen Road, New Hyde Park Please call the Social Ministry office to register at (516)326-3403

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Parish Lenten Project

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Parish Lenten Project
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2020 This year, we have selected NEW GROUND for our Lenten Project. NEW GROUND is a unique agency that has been providing a comprehensive array of services for over 28 years to assist homeless veterans and families acquire the skills necessary to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Social workers and educators work with the veterans and families on employment and career counseling, education advocacy and assistance, financial literacy, life skills development including parenting and household maintenance, tutoring and more. ...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on February 04, 2020 in: General News

Defensive Driving Class
Saturday, February 29th    Please click on the attachment below for information and registration form. 

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Golden Wedding Liturgy honoring Couples Married 50 years or more
"This Spring, couples who have been married fifty years will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Smithtown. Mass will begin at 2:00 p.m., Bishop Robert J. Coyle will preside. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the rectory. Space is limited, registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The forms can also be found on www.drvc-faith.org. If you have any questions you may call 516-678-5800, extension 223." Please click on attachment below for the regis...

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54 Day Novena

Posted on January 28, 2020 in: General News

January 31-March 24 Please join the Diocese of Rockville Centre Vocations Office in praying a 54 Day Rosary Novena for vocations to the priesthood, beginning on January 31, 2020 and ending on March 24, 2020 the vigil of the Annunciation. Thank you for your prayers and support. 

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Sunday Hospitality and Welcome

Posted on January 23, 2020 in: General News

Sunday Hospitality and Welcome
Catholics as a rule, and especially in regard to Sunday Mass, are people of regular habit – the Mass we usually attend, even the pew where we usually sit. Recognizing that, as well as our need for volunteers to assist our ushers, we are looking to parishioners help to greet their fellow friends and parishioners at Sunday Mass and assist with the Sunday collection at their accustomed Mass. We are not asking volunteers to change their regular routine – but to coordinate with the ushers at that Mass, to greet Mass-goers as they arrive and then to assist the regu...

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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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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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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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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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