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Entries for May 2020

1 June 2020 Dear parishioners and friends, Thank you for your prompt responses regarding Friday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration. I am happy to say that as of Friday, June 5, we will resume Adoration, 1-3:00 p.m. in the church proper, not in the loggetta, to provide for wider distancing. We will continue to observe the directives regarding appropriate distancing and face masks. Adoration will begin with an opening prayer, followed by silent personal prayer. It will conclude with a final prayer, Benediction and the Divine Praises, recited softly. We have been directed to refrain from singing. Please pass the word to ...

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Thanks and Good News Once again, we want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days, those parishioners who continue to contribute through the Sunday offering envelopes. Your loyalty and generosity are most appreciated. Parish expenses have not abated – maintenance, supplies, salaries, etc., all remain on-going obligations. We encourage other parishioners, as they are able, to support for St. Joseph as well. Contributions can be mailed or dropped through the mail slot in the rectory door. We hope you are able to go onto the parish website to view daily Mass. And this...

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Virtual Food Drive

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive
St. Joseph’s VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE We are accepting donations of ‘Stop and Shop’ gift cards ($20 or $25) to be given to our neighbors in need at the parishes of Our Lady of Loretto and The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Cards can be purchased online and can be mailed directly to: St. Joseph’s Parish Social Ministry, 120 Fifth Street, Garden City 11530 If you prefer to give a monetary donation, please make the check payable to St. Joseph’s Church, write virtual food drive on the memo line and mail the check to the PSM office. You m...

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May 12, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Coronavirus has affected society and the Church in ways unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. None of us could have imagined the impact on our families, our livelihoods, and our practice of the Faith. As treatments for the sick and potential vaccines are developed, it is important that we act prudently for everyone’s wellbeing, body and soul. What has the Church been doing? Hospital chaplains have heroically ministered to the sick throughout this crisis and parish food pantries continue to support those most in need. Your priests have ada...

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Mother's Day Tribute

Posted on May 04, 2020 in: General News

Mother's Day Tribute
Mothers, we have a special admiration for you and we join in the celebration of motherhood on this wonderful day – thanking all mothers for their love, sacrifice, and dedication to their children. From the moment of conception you share the most precious gift of all – the gift of life.  We also have a special concern for those mothers who are pregnant and find this to be a difficult and uncertain time. We understand and want to help you with your baby whose tiny heart began beating 18 days after conception. For confidential assistance with your preg...

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On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we continue to pray for all those who are carrying crosses and burdens, as well as for all who are serving on the front lines of this Pandemic. As we endure the cross of COVID-19, I want to thank you for your continued support of your parish and our Catholic Ministries Appeal. We know that the current crisis has impacted families, businesses and institutions financially and emotionally. Our parishes and the diocese are working continuously to support the faithful through televised and online Masses, parish food pantries and meal programs, healthcare services, and online learning for our sch...

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