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Entries for November 2015

Christmas Oplatki

Posted on November 30, 2015

As we have done in the past, we will again make available Christmas Oplatki that we invite families to take home and share at the table of their Christmas Eve dinner. This is a tradition observed by many Polish, Slovak and Central European families. The custom can be traced back in Poland to the 10th century and continues to be observed in many homes today. Each oplatek (“Oh-PWAHT-tek” is the singular; oplatki – “Oh-PWAHT-key” – is the plural) is a rectangular wafer of unleavened bread. Often the wafers are stamped with Christmas images. In one interpretation of the tradition, at the fam...

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The Lighting of the Christmas Crèche

Posted on November 30, 2015

Please join us on Monday, December 7th immediately following the 7:30 pm Mass.ALL are welcome!

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Bambinelli Sunday ~ December 13th

Posted on November 30, 2015

Each year on the third Sunday of Advent children gather with their families at St. Peter's Square in rome for "Bambinelli Sunday." The children bring with them figures of the Christ Child from their families' Nativity Scene to be blessed by the Pope. Please bring your Baby Jesus from your Nativity Set to be blessed at all Masses on Sunday, December 13th.

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Pope Francis has called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin Wednesday, December 8, 2015 and to continue until November 22, 2016. In his Bull of Indiction he tells us, Jesus Christ is the face of the Father's mercy and then goes on We Want to live this Jubilee Year in light of the Lord's words: MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER.            Please click on the attachement for more of Bishop Murphy's letter 

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December 8th ~ National Night of Prayer

Posted on November 18, 2015

Respect Life Ministry will hold a National Night of Prayer - Rosary for Life with Benediction in the Convent Chapel on December 8th at 8:30 PM. ALL are welcome.

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Ushers Needed!

Posted on November 17, 2015

Ushers are needed for all Masses especially the 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday evenings. If you would like to volunteer please leave your name, phone number and e-mail address for Jim Brady at 516-742-7960 or jtbrady1@verizon.net. There will be a meeting for all ushers on December 8th at 8:30 PM in the loggietta (crying room)

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Lessons and Carols

Posted on November 17, 2015

Join us for Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 13th at 3:30 PM in the Church In the Spirit of this Holy Time, Come and experience a joyous meditation on the season of Advent with hymns and anthems sung by our Parish Choirs and Scripture Readings.

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Sponsor a Family for Christmas

Posted on November 17, 2015

St. Josephs Church invites you to "Sponsor a Family" for Christmas Dinner 2015 We are requesting donations of dinners for families of 6 people for Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt. We will give you a specific grocery list and ask that you also include a $20-25 Stop & Shop Gift Card for the family to purchase the main part of their meal. Please click on the attachment below for more information and a reservation form.

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St. Joseph’s ParishAdult Faith Formation BoardPresentsLittle BoyThe moving story of Pepper, an 8 year-old boy of unusually short stature, who is the target of ridicule and bullying, and virtually friendless. His father is his best friend, but at the outset of WWII, his father goes off to the Pacific to fight the Japanese. Pepper is determined to do whatever he can to end the war, so that his father can come home. In the course of his efforts to achieve that goal, Pepper struggles to distinguish between the power of faith and magic, to overcome his own and the anti-Japanese bigotry all around him, and to learn what it mea...

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Saturday & Sunday, December 5th & 6th Before all Masses at the doors of the Church and the auditorium, we will be collecting baby and toddler clothing, store gift cards, metro cards, disposable diapers, wipes, etc., layette items, infant formula and home made knitted caps, sweaters, booties and blankets. They will be distributed to Birthright, MOMMA’s House, the Life Center, Regina Residence and Mother of Good Counsel Home who directly assist unwed or needy mothers through and after their pregnancies. Please help make this Christmas a most happy and holy day for the mothers and babies in need. Thank you Please click on att...

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Respect Life Ministry Meeting

Posted on November 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 17th ~ Auditorium 7:30 to 8:30 PM You are cordially invited to a special, inaugural meeting of St. Joseph parishioners who would like to assist or participate in our parish’s respect life programs. Father Gregory Breen, the moderator of the Respect Life Ministry, will chair the meeting. Please click on attachment for more information

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