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Entries for October 2018

Church Repair Up-date

Posted on October 30, 2018 in: General News

We would like to give our parishioners an up-date on the progress of the church repair work: • The pointing to the exterior north wall of the nave is almost completed. Work still remains on the flat-roofed first story walls along the side aisle and the sacristy. • The flat roofs of the side aisle, the Fifth Street vestibule, and the sacristy still need to be replaced. This work is currently under way. • Because of the pointing work at the Fifth Street vestibule, access through those doors may be limited at times. Handicapped access will always be available for Sunday Mass. • We have begun the repa...

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Join the Youth Ministry

Posted on October 29, 2018 in: General News

Do you have a passion to serve others? Maybe you would like to be a leader among your peers? Want to socialize and have fun with like-minded teens? We offer you the opportunity to share your gifts and live out the Gospel message of loving your neighbor and “caring for the least among us”, while making new friends and having some fun! If you are in grades 9 through 12, we invite you be part of our Youth Ministry. Some of the service projects we may take part in: • Service to the vulnerable in the community. • Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang. • Box City • Hunger Banquet • Operatio...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on October 29, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents UNTIL FOREVER Based on a true story, this film explores the challenges faced by Michael and Michelle, a young couple who are madly in love and planning their future together, when their dreams are suddenly interrupted. Michael is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is confined to a hospital. While there, his faith is tested when he is confronted by a fellow patient, an ardent atheist. On top of that, as he struggles to overcome his own illness, Michael’s brother Matt experiences a serious depression that leads to an attempted suicide. Michael and Miche...

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Invitations have been mailed out to all parishioners, if you did not receive one please call the Rectory.  The Journal this year is dedicated to Father Scolaro and Sister Kathleen, if you would like to take an ad this is the final week for all journal ads. The Party is in 3 weeks, please send in your reservations as soon as possible. Please call the Rectory for more information and click on the attachemnt below for a Journal Ad Form  Thank you 

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Spanish Translators Needed

Posted on October 23, 2018 in: General News

Translators are needed for RotaCare a Uniondale Nonprofit Healthcare Clinic for Long Island’s Most Needy We need your help for just a few hours! We are open: Mondays: 12:30-5:30 PMOne Tuesday a month: 1:30-5:30 PMTwo Thursdays a month: 3:30-6:30 PM Contact Cindy: 516-539-9834 or info@rotarycareny.org

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At Home with the Word 2019

Posted on October 22, 2018 in: General News

This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture. Please fill out the form below and return to the Rectory as soon as possible. Contribution: $6.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:______________________________ E-Mail:______________________________ Number of Books:_______ Amount Enclosed:_______ We would like to have our order in by November 10th. Order forms will also be available in the sacristy and in the Rectory office. Please order as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, October 31st 7:30 PM Vigil MassThursday, November 1st 8:00 & 9:00 AM 12:10 & 7:30 PM Masses

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FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2ND ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH 7:30 PM We will remember in a special way all those whose funeral liturgies were celebrated here during the past twelve months. We will also remember those whose names we carry in our hearts. Please join us Light refreshments will follow in the St. Agnes Room.

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Natural Disaster Collection

Posted on October 16, 2018 in: General News

November 3/4th Bishop Barres has authorized a special second collection to assist those impacted by some of the most recent natural disasters. The monies collected will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and/or Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the US Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to the immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care and aid in the long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church.  

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Liturgical Ministry Training

Posted on October 09, 2018 in: General News

The month of October is the month for Liturgical Ministry Training. A concrete way to share your gifts with your parish is as a Lector or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Diocesan training and parish instruction will be provided for those interested in these ministries. Please contact Deacon Jack at 516-741-5632 or stjoefamily3@gmail.com for further information.

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on October 09, 2018 in: General News

Dear Friends: As the final months of the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal are upon us, I ask you to prayerfully consider making a gift to this year’s Appeal. While more than 30,000 of our parishioners in all parishes across the Diocese have generously responded to the call to be the Hands of Christ’s Mercy with their gift, there are still so many ministries that need our support as we pursue our vision for dramatic missionary growth. In Rejoice and Be Glad, Pope Francis states: “The Father’s plan is Christ and ourselves in Him. In the end, it is Christ who loves in us, for holiness is nothing o...

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Join the Choir!

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

ADULT CHOIRWhile 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 Rectory 747-3535 or just stop by and chat after the 10:00 AM ...

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We once again have the opportunity to help so many less fortunate families with our generous Thanksgiving dinners. The Sponsor a Family program serves many families in two neighboring parishes, Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt. We are asking for dinners for families of four, six or eight people. To help you and to simplify your shopping, we are again asking for a Stop & Shop gift card to cover the cost of the turkey, and we will provide you with a “suggested shopping list” for the remainder of the meal items. More details will follow in the letter of instruc...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSESponsored by the Knights of Columbus SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 9:30 AM TO 3:30 PM St. Agnes Room Please fill our the form and enclose your check for $45.00 per person Payable to the Knights of Columbus #15809 and mail or drop off at the Church Rectory For Registration and Additional Information call:John Russo 516-384-4552 or Robert Matarazzo 917-282-8963 or Will Havron 516-578-6452Please confirm attendance five days before defensive driving course scheduled date. *************Name:________________________________Address:______________________________E-Mail Addres...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents A Man Called Ove Based on an international best-selling novel, this Swedish film traces the life of a grumpy old man with inflexible rules and a short fuse. He’s essentially given up on life and committed to joining his deceased wife, but when a multicultural family moves in next door, a transformation begins. What ensues is a funny and moving love story, during which Ove experiences a genuine conversion and ultimate redemption. Note: The characters speak Swedish: so, the English subtitles (which some of us need anyway) are a necessary feature for this mo...

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