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Entries for November 2018

Saturday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as follows: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass Friday, December 7th 8:30 & 10 AM Mass Saturday, December 8th

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Blessing of the Crèche

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

Please join us on Friday evening, December 7th outside after the 7:30 PM Mass for the Blessing and Lighting of the Crèche.

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We are happy to inform our parishioners that the repair/renovation work on the church is nearing completion. The interior repair/repainting work has been completed. We thank you for your patience during some of the upheaval at daily Mass. The exterior pointing, flat roof, and parapet repairs are also almost complete. Access through the Fifth Street vestibule should no longer be impaired.As the work is almost complete, there still remain outstanding expenses. Additional donations will be gratefully accepted. Parishioners wishing to contribute to the Capital Campaign fund should use the pledge form in the bulletin. Ch...

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Welcome Father Shibi Pappan

Posted on November 19, 2018 in: General News

We are pleased to announce to our parishioners that Fr. Shibi Pappan has been assigned to St. Joseph as an associate priest to serve our parish. Fr. Shibi grew up in Kerala, India, the youngest of three children. He was ordained in November 2005 as member of an Indian religious order, the Bethany Ashram (formerly known as the Order of the Imitation of Christ). He has served in the parish of St. Patrick in Smithtown for the past four years and now will minister here in St. Joseph. He holds degrees in sociology, psychology and education from SDV Seminary, India, and St. John’s University.We welcome Fr. Shibi and look for...

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Christmas Baby Shower

Posted on November 19, 2018 in: General News

We will be collecting baby gift items such as: new clothing, layette items, home-made knitted caps, sweaters, booties and blankets, disposable diapers, infant formula, etc. We will also be accepting gifts for the babies’ mothers such as: pajamas, toiletries, Metrocards, and gift cards to be delivered to and distributed by these organizations that directly assist needy mothers experiencing difficult pregnancies: Birthright, Regina Residence, MOMMA’s House, and The Life Center. Your generosity will help make this Christmas very special for the mothers and their babies. Thank you sincerely. Please Bring Y...

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Lessons and Carols

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

You are cordially invited to a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of seasonal Music and Sacred Scripture as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Sunday, December 9th 3:30 PM in the Church

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The Sponsor a Family Committee is so grateful to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving program on November 10. It was a glorious day and we thank all of you who helped to make it a great success!! Now we have the opportunity to provide families from Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Loretto with the gift of a Christmas Dinner!! As with Thanksgiving, 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 main portion of the dinner and we will give you a “suggested...

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Giving Tree 2018

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

Our GIVING TREES will be found in the Church near the Sacred Heart altar and on the stage in the Auditorium beginning Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th. Fifty families from Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead will benefit from your generosity. Please help us spread the true meaning of Christmas by taking a tag or two from the tree. The tags are color coded according to age and gender. Sizes and gift ideas are printed on the tags. You may prefer to select a tag which indicates GIFT CARD. Gift cards for Walmart, Old Navy, CVS and Walgreen’s are requested. These cards will be distributed as nee...

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Cub Scout Advent Calendar Sale

Posted on November 02, 2018 in: General News

Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 17-18. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated.

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