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Entries for March 2015

Boy Scout Christopher Halka, of Troop 55, is planning to repair and update the statue located on the SW corner of the church grounds for his Eagle Project. Restoration includes a new arbor, replacement of damaged cement, cleaning and replacing the masonry, adding and care of St. Therese rose bushes. Your help is needed in many capacities: 1. Financial - to cover costs of materials, supplies, arbor, roses. 2. Support for volunteers - snacks, water, lunch coupons Please make checks payable to TROOP 55 with Halka Eagle Project listed in the memo area. Checks, supplies and materials can be dropped off at the rectory or to:...

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Please click on the attachment below for more information on Project Rachel 

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Young Adult Lenten Series - Thursday, March  26th Prost Grill & Garten 652 Franklin Avenue, Garden City March 26th - Father Todd Saccoccia, Associate Pastor, St. Rose of Lima ~  All talks begin at 7:30 PM - Q&A following each talk! Come early and enjoy some appetizers and drinks! Meet new friends who share your faith - and re-connect with old friends! Any questions, please contact Marianne Sheridan at msheridan@drvc.org

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Movie for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on March 19, 2015

St. Joseph’s ParishAdult Faith Formation BoardPresentsA MAN FOR ALL SEASONSThis award-winning film relates the compelling story of Sir (later St.) Thomas More, whose courage and conviction, and steadfast compliance with his conscience, cost him his life. Thomas was a trusted confidant of Henry VIII and Chancellor of the Realm, but he could not, in good conscience, approve of Henry’s plan to divorce his queen and marry Anne Boleyn. Thomas was therefore tried and convicted of treason, and executed. The movie, starring Paul Scofield as St. Thomas, with a cast including Orson Welles, Susannah York and Robert Shaw, won 6 Aca...

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Parish Lenten Project 2015

Posted on March 17, 2015

   HUMAN TRAFFICKING – A GLOBAL PROBLEM – OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSE Resolve to fight human trafficking in 2015 – Make a personal commitment to take action against trafficking About 21 million people are enslaved throughout the world.  On January 1st, 2015, Pope Francis commemorated the World Day of Peace with the theme “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters.” When we recognize the dignity of others, we are compelled to work for an end to all that exploits and enslaves them, such as human trafficking, exploitation and slave labor.  We must assist the victims and address the ...

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The Church of St. Joseph Respect Life Ministry and Knights of Columbus invite you to gather in prayer at a special 7 PM Mass, Wednesday, March 25th celebrating The Feast of the Annunciation which is the beginning of our annual Spiritual Adoption Prayer Novena and the annual Knights of Columbus "Day of the Unborn Child".  ALL parishioners are invited to attend Mass and begin their Spiritual Adoption Novena that evening.  We especially invite all Knights of Columbus brothers to attend this Mass together, and then convene in the St. Agnes Room for thie monthly meeting. 

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Bereavement Group

Posted on March 13, 2015

NEW BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP TO BEGIN SOON Beginning April 11, 2015, a Bereavement Support Group will be offered for those who have recently experienced a loss. The group is facilitated by William Kirby, Ph.D. and meets at his office here in Garden City on six consecutive Saturdays starting at 9 am. There is no fee for participating in the group. For more information and to register for the group, please contact Anna Sirianni at St. Joseph’s Parish Social Ministry office – 747-7120 or asirianni@stjosephsgc.com “May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console us and gently ...

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Please be part of St. Joseph's Spiritual Adoption Novena From the Annunciation, March 25th to Christmas, December 25th.  Please promise to pray for the babies.  please click onto the attached file for Prayer Novena   

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Parish Lenten Soup Supper

Posted on March 10, 2015

Please join us on Friday Evening - March 27th 6PM to 7:30 PM in the St. Agnes Room.  Please join us for a simple Lenten meal in solidarity with those who struggle daily with food scarcity.  We will be joined by Dana Lopez, staff member at the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead, who will speak about the issues facing the guests of the Inn and the services provided to them. Our evening will conclude with the Stations of the Cross in Church at 7:30 PM.  Please RSVP NO later than Wednesday, March 25th to Anna Sirianni at 747-7120 or asirianni@stjosephsgc.com A free will offering will be taken up to benefit the Mary B...

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Parish Mission 2015

Posted on March 04, 2015

Fr. Kevin Cronin, OFM will be preaching at the 9:00 am Mass and 7:30 pm Service on Monday, March 9th, Tuesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 11th. ALL are welcome to attend.

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Parish Mission 2015

Posted on March 04, 2015

Fr. Kevin Cronin, OFM will be preaching at the 9 AM Mass and 7:30 PM Service on Monday, March 9th, Tuesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 11th. ALL are welcome to attend.

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Please click on the attachment below for an important message about assisted suicide legislation from Bishop Murphy. 

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Youth Group Dodgeball Game

Posted on March 03, 2015

YOUTH MINISTRY PRESENTS Our First Spirit of St. Patrick Dodgeball Game Saturday March 14, 2015 2pm – 4pm in the Gym All teens 9th to 12th Grade are invited We will have green bagels before the game. Show your spirit for the holiday and wear green. A prize will be awarded for the person with the most festive attire. Come down have fun and see what Youth Ministry is all about. Don’t Miss out on a fun filled afternoon! Bring your friends!

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Easter Baskets

Posted on March 02, 2015

Easter Baskets Once again Mary Ann Matteini and Ronnie Tracey will be assembling Easter baskets for distribution to children who are guests of the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN). If you want to participate, donations of items to be included in the baskets would be appreciated. Suggested Donations: NEW Easter baskets Small, individually wrapped packages of candy (“peeps”, Hershey kisses, chocolate eggs or miniatures etc.) Jelly beans Individually wrapped chocolate bunnies (6”-10”) NEW children’s story books, coloring books, crayons, paint sets and chalk Small NEW, UNUSED toys such as yo-...

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ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH INVITES OUR SENIORS TO ATTEND TWO SESSIONS:SUNDAY, MARCH 8 – 5:30 P.M. MASSSATURDAY, APRIL 25 – 5:00 P.M. MASSMass, Dinner, Dessert and Conversation!Navigating College and Remaining True to My Catholic FaithDinner will follow Mass in the St. Agnes Room Hosted by Father Joseph Scolaro(Chaminade Class 2006 and University of Notre Dame Class of 2010)A fun evening …..open questions and answers forum…discussing relevant topics to help our seniors navigate their freshman year in College….an exciting, memorable evening shared with friends.

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Morning of Recollection for Mothers ~ Thursday, March 19, 2015 Following 9 AM Mass, come join other mothers for a morning of prayer and spiritual growth. Schedule 9 AM Holy Mass in the Church Immediately followed by: 9:45 to 10:10 AM Meditation led by Father Joseph Scolaro on Mary & Joseph: Models for the Catholic Home 10:15 am to 10:25 am Examination of Conscience 10:30 to 10:45 AM Talk on The virtue of Prudence: Saint Joseph’s example 10:15 am to 11 am Confessions AvailablePlease feel free to invite your friends! You are welcome to bring your baby or toddler and walk in at any point of the recollection. ...

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Young Adult Lenten Series

Posted on March 02, 2015

Young Adult Lenten Series - March 11th, 18th and 26th Prost Grill & Garten 652 Franklin Avenue, Garden City March 11th - Fr. Joseph Scolaro, Pastoral Associate,  St. Joseph Garden City ~ "Technology Addiction - Christ is not on Facebook" March 18th - Fr. Michael Duffy, Pastoral Associate, St. Killian, Farmingdale ~ "Something like that: Everyday holiness with Fr. Duffy" March 26th - Msgr. McDonald, Pastor, St. Aidan, Williston Park ~ "The Star of Evangelization" All talks begin at 7:30 PM - Q&A following each talk! Come early and enjoy some appetizers and drinks! Meet ne...

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