Entries for August 2020

A Message from Father Shibi

Posted on August 25, 2020 in: General News

Dear St. Joseph Family, It is with a heavy but grateful heart that I write this letter to you. I want to thank each and every one of you for the kindness and love you have shown me during my two years at St. Joseph's Parish. As you know, I have been transferred to St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Hicksville. Life is always changing. There are so many changes all around us which are reflected in our Parish. In fact, change is the only constant, especially during this pandemic. Our perspectives have been redefined. We have learned that the most important aspect of life is not money, power or pleasure but good health. Th...

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The week ahead is one filled with mixed emotions. It is with a genuine sense of sadness that we bid farewell to Fr. Shibi Pappan. In the brief space of two years, he has left the mark of his dedication, his generous ministry, and his joyful spirit in all our hearts. His dedication is evident in the fact that as a member of the religious community, The Order of the Imitation of Christ (known in his native India as the Bethany Ashram) he left his homeland and came to a strange country, with very different customs and adapted to American ways so that he could better serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the people of our ...

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Please read the attachments for plans for the opening of St. Joseph School in September.  

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