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Entries for November 2020

Lessons and Carols - Sunday, December 13th
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 13, 2020 3:30 PM St. Joseph Church

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Background Screening Update

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

The Office for the Protection of Children and Young People: The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (The Charter) promulgated by the Bishops of the United States in 2002 outlines specific practices and guidelines providing standards of safety in parishes and dioceses throughout the United States. As directed in The Charter, the Diocese of Rockville Centre requires all employees, clergy, and volunteers to complete three requirements within thirty days of employment or volunteering: 1. Attend Protecting God’s Children Program (Virtus) 2. Sign the Codes of Conduct; 3. Complete a background scre...

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Beware Gift Card Scam

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

We are aware that Cyber thieves are now going after your wallet in addition to your passwords by adopting a simple tactic to trick you into handing over your money. While not new, gift card scams are on the rise and can result in a victim losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. In the past few days employees and parishioners of St. Joseph Church have received an email or text that pretends to be from Msgr. Swiader. It asks them to "do me a favor"  and buy gift cards and send them photos of the backs, for reasons that will supposedly be explained later. The scammer may even ask you to communicat...

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Dear Sponsors, We hope this finds you and your families safe and well. The response to our Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family was heartwarming. We were able to provide dinners to over 270 families! And now, we are asking for a helping hand for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to provide assistance to our neighbors at Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt who struggle with food insecurities. • Email eileenbhoey@gmail.com and choose to sponsor a family of 4, 6, or 8 • purchase Stop and Shop gift cards in $25 or $50 denominations • you will be assigned a parish/...

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St. Joseph School invites the Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish, their friends and family to support St. Joseph School while online shopping through Amazon at absolutely no cost to you!! In order to support St. Joseph School through Amazon Smile follow these simple steps: (1) Go to smile.amazon.com from your web browser. Remember to add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it easier to return and start your shopping from this location. Once set up, simply type smile.amazon.com into your web browser and it will automatically direct you to your Amazon home page. (2) Select "St. Joseph RC ...

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Thank you ~ Sponsor a Family Thanksgiving 2020
We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy and we thank you so much for your generous participation in the St. Joseph’s 2020 Thanksgiving Sponsor A Family Program. Over the past 20 years, some of the most rewarding moments of this program happened on the drop-off date, the culmination of everyone’s efforts! It was always so great to see our sponsors dropping off their bags of groceries, our team and the confirmation candidates loading several hundred bags into cars for delivery to the parishes in Hempstead and Roosevelt and, of course, our wonderful dr...

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Home with the Word 2021

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

AT HOME WITH THE WORD 2021 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: $7.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:______________________________ E-Mail:______________________________ Number of Books:_______ Amount Enclosed:_______ We would like to have our order in by November 21st. Order forms will also be available in the sacristy and in the Rectory office. Please order as soon as possible.

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Usher Meeting

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

There will be an Ushers Meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM in the Church. Due to age and health reasons, many of our Ushers can no longer continue to work in their Stewardship. We are in need of new volunteers! Please consider becoming an Usher, join us on December 2nd and sign up for the Christmas and New Year’s Masses. Questions? Please call Jim Brady 516-742-7960

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Missalettes

Posted on November 02, 2020 in: General News

Due to the COVID guidelines, we have had to remove all of the missalettes from the pews of the Church. Many parishioners have inquired as to where they could purchase their own missalettes. We have just received the Advent-Lent Missals (November 29, 2020 -March 27, 2020. They will be available during the week in the Rectory and on the weekends in the sacristy. You may purchase one for $4.00. The missal will be yours to bring with you to Mass or follow at home. Unfortunately, if you leave it in the Church we will have to dispose of it. They will be available this weekend. If you have any questions or concerns, please cal...

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