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Entries for June 2020

St. Joseph Parish Office of Religious Education will be conducting Registration for our Fall 2020 classes for First Graders and students who are New Registrations for our Religious Education Program. In order to register your child for Religious Education classes, you must be a registered parishioner of our parish. For parish registrations, please call the Rectory at 516-747-3535 and our staff will be happy to assist you. This year, we will be conducting the registration process online only. If you would like to register your child, please email a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate to stjosephrelcosullivan...

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As tensions, anger, and violence continue across our nation, let us join in prayer for deeper respect for all innocent lives. We recognize the sorrow and pain of the African-American community, and we pray for the safety of all men and women of color. We extend our concern to families and business owners, who have suffered from violence and looting. We pray for the protection of the men and women of our police and first responders, as they pursue their duty with appropriate responsibility to maintain safety and stability in our society. This prayer drawn from the Roman Missal: O God, who show a Father’s care fo...

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Words of Special Thanks

Posted on June 18, 2020 in: General News

As we emerge from the past three months of uncertainty and isolation, we are glad to return to our church, to celebrate public Mass once more, and be restored to the Eucharist. Looking back over those anxious, dark days, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the moments of light and hope in the prayers, the encouragement, and the continued support of our parish life and ministries that we have received from so many parishioners. So many have recognized the needs of the times and stepped up in admirable ways. You have our most genuine gratitude for all that you continue to do. Please be assured of our prayers for all ...

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Virtual Seminars being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter We would like you to know that the LI chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer its services to clients, caregivers and families via webinars and telephone, including support groups and educational programs.  St. Joseph’s Parish has been asked to canvas our parishioners to determine a need/interest in participating in online programs such as “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease,” “Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia” and “Healthy living for your bra...

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On Friday, June 5th Monsignor Swiader, Father Shibi, Brian Colomban, Regina Cioffi, Janice Bateman, Kelly Noulas, Jaclyn Williams, Amanda Guele, Marie Diffley, Luis Garcia, Kristianne Haran, and Karen Wolf visited our 8th graders at their homes to deliver lawn signs and caps and gowns. Being able to do this for them was such a blessing-thanks to all who participated! The pictures are posted above. 

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Beware Gift Card Scam

Posted on June 04, 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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Eucharistic Blessing - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Eucharistic Blessing Sunday, June 14, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi. It has long been a tradition to hold Eucharistic processions on Corpus Christi. Continuing that tradition, but with a twist for the times, we invite parishioners to participate in a procession of cars to be blessed with the Blessed Sacrament. From 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., cars can enter the school parking lot at the Fourth Street entrance and proceed around to the back of the school building. Set up near the gym doors will be a small altar, o...

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