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Entries for September 2015

St. Joseph’s ParishAdult Faith Formation BoardPresentsRomeroOn March 24, 1980, at the outset of El Salvador’s 12 year-long civil war, Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed by a sniper while saying Mass in a cancer hospital’s chapel, a day after pleading with and ordering soldiers to stop killing innocent civilians. As depicted in this 1989 film starring Raul Julia, Romero was martyred because he believed and lived the beautiful but hard truth that “our Christian faith does not separate us from the world; rather, it immerses us in the world.” On March 23, 2015, almost 35 years to the day after he was murdered, Oscar Romero w...

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Bible Study Program

Posted on September 29, 2015

Study the foundational Book of the Bible - Genesis. Join us for 5 consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, October 22nd and ending Thursday, November 19th. More information: Bob Franz 524-3893 or Dick Russell 747-2559

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40 Days for Life

Posted on September 28, 2015

Every Wednesday: One Hour Prayer Vigils on October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 4 PM to 5 PM in front of the Planned Parenthood, 540 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead. For more details: www.40daysforlife.com/

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Diocesan Family Fest

Posted on September 27, 2015

http://www.drvcfamilyfest.org

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Respect Life Sunday

Posted on September 17, 2015

Sunday, October 5 is Respect Life Sunday. As we celebrate Respect Life Sunday, we are reminded that the assaults on human dignity come in many forms. The Respect Life Office is charged with deepening our already strong commitment to pro-life activities and parish education. Please support this vital work through participation in the special Respect Life envelope collection. Your prayers and assistance are greatly appreciated.

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Baby Update - 5th and 6th Months - The End of the Summer 2015    please click on the attachment for more information 

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A Letter from Bishop William Murphy

Posted on September 14, 2015

Catechetical Sunday September 20, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Passing on the faith is a responsibility that is shared by every member of the Body of Christ. In the Acts of the Apostles St. Luke names catechesis, teaching the faith within the faith community and passing it on to form the next generation as one of the five marks of a vibrant Church that lives in Christ Jesus. While our concern for our brothers and sisters and especially our young people is a mark of our being a community of faith, our witness excludes no one and our love spills over into the wider community. As Catholics we embrace everyone ...

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Parish Mass and Picnic Thank you!

Posted on September 14, 2015

A sincere Thank You to our Director of Religious Education, Susan Mirabella, and her team of coordinators and youth volunteers for the success of the Parish Picnic last weekend. The threatening weather, the rain and winds, could not dampen the spirits of parishioners and families who attended the evening. Great fun, great friendship was shared.Bravo! for a job well done!

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Parish Mass and Picnic

Posted on September 10, 2015

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH MASS AND PICNIC SATURDAY, September 12, 2015 Welcome Back From Vacation to all Parishioners ! Mass will be celebrated in the Convent yard At 5pm *Followed by a complimentary picnic on the Church Grounds (wine and beer cash bar available) *Come and have a good time with fellow parishioners of all ages Featuring: A group from the Village music makers, a D.J., a Magician, and Cotton Candy (Picnic happens rain or shine—we just move indoors)

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Posted on September 08, 2015

Married Couples! Would you attend a seminar to enhance your job or to increase your salary? Why not give your marriage the same attention? Enhance your good marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! Weekends are scheduled throughout the Metro New York area. The next weekend on Long Island is scheduled for November 6-8 at the Montfort Spiritual Center 26 South Saxon Ave Bay Shore, NY. For more information about the weekends or to apply, call 1-877-697-9963 or visit our web site at http://www.wwme.org.

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VIRTUS Training Sessions

Posted on September 04, 2015

All volunteers of St. Joseph Parish must attend a Virtus Training Session - this is a one time session. Please register on line at www.drvc.org then go to Protecting God’s Children. St. Joseph Parish is offering the following training sessions right here at our parish. Tuesday, Sept. 15th 9:30 AM School Auditorium, Thursday, Sept. 24th 7:30 PM School Auditorium Friday, Oct. 9th 9:30AM School Auditorium

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Labor Day

Posted on September 03, 2015

The Rectory Office will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. The office will open on Tuesday, September 8th at 9:30 am.  If you have an emergency and need a priest please call 516-434-1516. 

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Cub Scout Pack 243 Roundup

Posted on September 01, 2015

Thursday, September 17th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm for new scouts in the school cafeteria.    Please click on attachment for more information 

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Parish Blood Drive

Posted on September 01, 2015

Sunday, September 20th is our Annual Blood Drive from 7:45 am to 1:45 pm in the school gym. Your donation will help to save up to three lives. Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this lifesaving gift!  Please click on attachment for more information. 

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