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Entries for January 2018

Parish Lenten Series

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

ST. JOSEPH’S LENTEN SERIES RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART February 26th ~ March 5th ~ March 12th ~ March 19th (All Mondays) MISSION PREACHING FOLLOWING 9:00 AM Mass and 7:30 PM Mass OUR VISITING PREACHERS: Praying with your Whole Heart - Reverend Thomas Fusco~ February 26th  Building Bridges to the Divine - Reverend Nicholas Zientarski ~ March 5th  Can Anything Good Come from Garden City? - Reverend Douglas Arcoleo ~ March 12th  St. Joseph...the Heart of Faithfulness - Reverend Robert Romeo ~ March 19th 

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

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.

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Mass Schedule during Lent

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent. 8:30 AM on Saturdays. Regular Mass Schedule on Saturday evenings and Sundays.

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Ash Wednesday, February 14th

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018 Distribution of Ashes at Services in the Church: 7 AM, 4 PM, 7:30 PMMass 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.

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Message from the Pastor

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

 February 2018 Dear Parishioners, As we look forward to the approaching Lent as a time to grow in God’s grace, I would like to return to something that I presented two years ago: the wonderful opportunity that we have to deepen our faith through the on-line program FORMED. On behalf of all of our parishioners St. Joseph Parish had registered with FORMED. FORMED makes available programs of liturgical, theological, and spiritual formation, faith-oriented films for the entire family, e-books, and audios. Parishioners need only register with FORMED on-line to have complete and free access to all of these resou...

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on January 26, 2018 in: General News

Please click on attachment for a message from Bishop Barres 

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Please come join us for a series of informal discussions on the Catholic faith. After a brief presentation, get the chance to ask any burning questions you’ve ever had about God, the Church, or pretty much anything you can think of. Come learn more about the faith, and if nothing else try and stump the priest! January 29th – Science, Technology, and the Catholic Church February 5th – Christian Joy in a Joyless World The sessions will be Monday nights at 7 PM in the St. Agnes Room. Feel free to come to one or all. Look forward to seeing you then! Fr. Scolaro

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Tomorrow's Hope 5 K Run

Posted on January 23, 2018 in: General News

Saturday, March 24, 2018  8:30 am Fun run Start/9:00 am 5 K start    Click on attachment for more information 

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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 23, 2018 in: General News

Tuesday, February 13th 10 am to 2 pm Cherry Valley Club  All proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School  Please click on attachment for details and registration form. 

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Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 12, 2018 in: General News

January 28th - February 2nd Please click on attachment for more information

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Altar Server Training

Posted on January 09, 2018 in: General News

The St. Joseph Altar Server Ministry is an important part of our vibrant faith community. Being an altar server is a wonderful opportunity to serve at the Lord’s Table and grow in our Catholic faith. We invite you to become a server. It’s an honor and privilege to serve, but also a great responsibility. In order to make sure that you receive proper training so that you can serve at the altar to the best of your ability, Father Scolaro and Deacon Jack will have a series of training sessions. Our Initial meeting will take place on Monday, January 22nd at 4:00 pm. Our training sessions will be held in St...

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Fifth Grade Family Mass

Posted on January 08, 2018 in: General News

5th Grade Family Mass Sunday January 21st 10am in the Auditorium We will celebrate a grade level Mass for all of the Fifth Grade students in our parish at 10am on Sunday, January 21st at the Family Mass in the St. Joseph Auditorium. Some of our Fifth Graders will serve as Greeters, Ushers and Gift Bearers. All of the children will be asked to stand for a special Blessing at the end of Mass. We will have a social gathering immediately after Mass in the School cafeteria. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome! Please consider joining us at this Mass and social gathering. Parents and siblings are welcome as w...

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Although we are bringing the Christmas season to a close with the celebration of the adoration of the Christ Child by the Magi, I find that I am still humming a Christmas carol called “I heard the bells on Christmas Day.” It is based on a poem, Christmas Bells, composed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863, while the Civil War raged. He finds the proclamation of “peace on earth, good-will to men” impossible to reconcile with the hatred and carnage of the war. And as we look around our world today, we still find endless suffering, destruction and despair. Here on Long Island, poverty of all kinds...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on January 02, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board presents Hacksaw Ridge  The real-life story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who nevertheless joined the Army at the outset of WWII, believing that the war was a just one. However, because he also believed that killing was wrong, he requested assignment as a medic, and refused to carry a weapon. That exercise of conscience subjected him to ridicule and taunts of cowardice from officers and his fellow soldiers alike. Fast forward to the bloodiest battle of the war, on the Japanese island of Okinawa. There, Desmond remained at the top of a ridge – alone exc...

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National Migration Week 2018

Posted on January 02, 2018 in: General News

MANY JOURNEYS, ONE FAMILY NATIONAL MIGRATION WEEK 2018 JANUARY 7 – 14, 2018 For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, which includes immigrants, refugees, children and victims of human trafficking. Each of our families has a migration story, some recent and others in the distant past. Regardless of where we are and where we came from we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another. POSITIONS ON MIGRATION: The ...

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