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Epiphany House Blessings

Posted on December 28, 2014

Next Sunday, January 4, 2015, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, once again we would like to offer to our parishioners the traditional Eastern European Epiphany House Blessing cards that can be placed over the door to you home. The tradition arose from the custom of children visiting neighborhood houses dressed like the three kings. Each house that welcomed them on their journey to Bethlehem was promised a blessing. So the cards that are usually placed over the principal door to the house are marked with the initials of the Magi: C = Caspar; M = Melchior; B = Balthazar, within the numbers of the calendar year. We invite y...

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Solemnity of Mary Mass Schedule

Posted on December 19, 2014

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD Mass at 5:00 p.m. December 31st Thursday, January 1, 2015 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. All Masses are in the Church PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO AUDITORIUM MASS AND NO EVENING MASS ON JANUARY 1, 2015

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Respect Life Ministry ~ Thank You

Posted on December 16, 2014

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations of baby and mother gifts which made this year’s Spiritual Adoption Novena Baby Shower very successful. There were so many items donated that we were able to share the gifts with five Long Island Maternity Centers! God Bless You!

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Lessons and Carols

Posted on December 07, 2014

Sunday, December 14th ~ 3:30 PM in the Church Come and experience a joyous meditation through Scripture and Song, as we prepare for Christmas during this season of Advent. Come and listen and participate with hymns and anthems presented by our St. Joseph's Girls Choir,  Contemporary Ensemble and Adult Choir.

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Parish Party Journal Sponsors

Posted on December 04, 2014

Thank you so much to our 2014 Journal Sponsors. Please patronize their businesses and let them know you are a St. Joseph's parishioners!     Invited Sales by Tracy Jordan The Island J.E. Lund Jewelers Jamaica Bearings Company JHACS Electric Kaji Sushi & Lounge Kammson Industries Inc. Kellenberg Memorial High School I.J. Kostynick Plumbing K's Auto La Nonna Bella Lane Office - Gregory F. Burke Le Joaillier Fine Jewelry Leo's Long Island Coalition for Life - prolifeli.org M M Garden Center Inc. Magnum Integrated Systems Manhasset Marble MAPFRE Insurance Mauser & Tobin Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch ...

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Thank you so much to our 2014 Journal Sponsors. Please patronize their businesses and let them know you are a St. Joseph’s parishioner! 16 Handles 206 Tours AAA New York AAA Insurance Agency, Inc. AAA Party Rentals Absolute Comfort, Inc. Adelphi Cleaners Adelphi Delicatessen & Caterers Adelphi University Advanced Holistic Healthcare All Island Dermatology All Secure USA James A. Alongi, D.M.D. Maryanne Alongi, DPM Ameriprise Financial - P. Andriola Annastasia Salon Armao, LLP ASE- All Sons Electric Astoria Bank B & D Rain Systems B. K. Sweeney's Uptown Grille Bagelman Barbatsuly Furs Beauty Kiss Brothers ...

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Parish Party Acknowledgements

Posted on December 04, 2014

A heartfelt Thank You to all the businesses that donated To the 2014 St. Joseph’s Parish Party Auction. Please patronize these businesses and let them know you are a St. Joseph’s parishioner! 16 Handles Alexis & Gianni furs Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza The Advent Shop Au Bon Pain AMF Bowling Angelic Medi-Spa Barnes Gallery Brooks Brothers Carmine's Haircutters Carolee Jewelry Chico’s CM Performing Arts Eiji - Carol Elbaz Eiji - Cynthia Varon Envie FOS Living and Spa The Garden City Hotel Jacqueline Goode Grimaldi’s Pizzeria The Hampton Inn Healthtrax The Hyatt Hotels Iavarone Bros. Jonat...

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National Night of Prayer

Posted on December 02, 2014

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Monday, December 8, 2014 Please join us for a Rosary for Life and Benediction immediately following the Lighting of the Creche at 8:30 PM in the church. ALL are welcome!

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Blessing of the Parish Creche

Posted on December 01, 2014

Please join us as we begin our Advent Season with the Blessing of our Parish Creche. The blessing  will take place on Monday, December 8th following the 7:30 PM Mass. Hot Chocolate and Donuts will be provided by the Knights of Columbus and will be served by our Parish Youth Group. We are pleased  to announce that we have brand new figurines this year. ALL are welcome!

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Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower

Posted on December 01, 2014

St. Joseph Church Respect Life MinistryThe Conclusion ofOur 23rd Spiritual Adoption 9-Month Prayer NovenaToday - Our Parish-wide Baby ShowerSaturday & Sunday - December 6 & 7, 2014Following All MassesPlease Place Your Baby Gifts inSpecial Christmas BoxesAt the Doors of the Church & AuditoriumBenefiting Long Island’s Maternity Centers

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Christmas Giving Tree Program

Posted on November 26, 2014

The Giving Tree Program begins this weekend. Please help us by taking a tag from the trees which are in the front of the church and in the auditorium. All unwrapped gifts should be returned the weekend of December 13/14th. The Giving Tree Gifts will be delivered to Our Lady of Loretto Parish Families in Hempstead. We thank you for your continued generosity.

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Ushers Needed!

Posted on November 25, 2014

We are in need of Ushers for all of our Masses. If you can volunteer please call Jim Brady. Thank you! James T. Brady, Inc. 259 Mineola Blvd., Ste. 206 Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 742-7960/ fax (516) 742-7908 jtbrady1@verizon.net

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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Posted on November 24, 2014

Let us Give Thanks and Praise to God! As we pause to give Thanks to God for the many blessings we have received....Msgr. Swiader and the Parish Staff invite you to join us for the celebration of Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday, November 27th at 9 AM in the church.

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St. Joseph's Parish Adult Faith Formation Board presents God's Not Dead. Sunday, November 23rd 2:00 pm in the St. Agnes Room. This is the second of our 2014-15 series Movies for A Sunday Afternoon. Admission is FREE and ALL are welcome. A discussion will follow the showing. Light refreshments will be served.

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LAST CALL for the Parish Party!

Posted on November 12, 2014

There is still time to join in on the fun! tickets are still available for Friday, November 21st at the Garden City Hotel. $150.00 per person. Please call Marta Waters at 448-9009 or the rectory office 747-3535.   Forms are available at the bottom of this announcement.   Dear Parishioners and Friends, Back in the early 1900s, Garden City residents were required to travel to Hempstead to attend Mass at Our Lady of Loretto. It was the time before cars and, therefore, not an easy trip. On October 6, 1901, the first Mass ever to be offered in Garden City was celebrated in the Casino. As the number of Catholics conti...

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Rosary Altar Society - Christmas Party

Posted on November 12, 2014

In the season of giving, the St. Joseph's Rosary Altar Society members will gather together at a Christmas Party in the home of President Joan Hildreth, 171 Whitehall Boulevard. In true holiday spirit, members will collect much-needed donations for the Midnight Run Charity. Please bring your donation to the Christmas Party on Friday, December 5 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.. If attending the party, please RSVP to 873-1450.

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Attention Altar Servers

Posted on November 12, 2014

There will be two important meetings for altar servers on Mondays, November 24 and December 1. All altar servers in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight grades are expected to attend. The meetings will begin in the church at 4:00 p.m. and will conclude at 4:50 p.m. Parents should drop off and pick up their children at the church.

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Cub Scout Advent Calendar Sale

Posted on November 10, 2014

CUB SCOUT ADVENT CALENDAR SALE Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 22/23RD. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated.

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Spiritual Adoption 9-Month Prayer Novena

Posted on November 04, 2014

Baby Update- we are now entering the 8th month since the start of our parish's Spiritual Adoption Prayer Novena, and the baby that you spiritually adopted continues to grow bigger in anticipation of his/her birthday next month. Your preborn baby has been fully-formed since 20 weeks. He/she has been able to hear his/her mother's voice since then. Studies have found that babies prefer classical music over rock and roll. Today's expectant parents are able to start their baby albums early with stunning 3-D pictures taken of their preborn babies in the womb.   Please click on the link below for more information...

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Congratulations to our Sisters!

Posted on November 03, 2014

Congratulations to our Sisters! We would like to congratulate Sr. Kathleen Corr, OP, and Sr. Ernestine Wenz, OP, who were honored by Bishop Murphy on Thursday, October 30, 2014, for their 60 and 61 years of religious life at the annual Religious Jubilarians Mass in St. Agnes Cathedral. In all, 120 religious women and men were honored by the Diocese. Our parish is blessed with the presence of the eight Sisters of St. Dominic who live in our convent and the witness to consecrated life that they offer to all of us at St. Joseph. All our Best Wishes to you, Sr. Kathleen and Sr. Ernie!

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Congratulations! We would like to congratulate John & Lorraine Reynolds who were the recipients of the St. Agnes Medal of Service on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Cathedral of St. Agnes. This award was established by Bishop Murphy in 2007 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Each year an individual or a married couple from every parish in the diocese is recognized for service and dedication. “Honorees are lay people whose love of the Church has been shown through their devotion to the Holy Father, to our diocese and to their parish,” said Bishop Murphy. “They ar...

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There will be a Welcoming Gathering on Sunday, October 26th for all new parishioners after the 10:30 AM Mass in the St. Agnes Room. Invitations have been sent to all who have resigtered for the parish in the past year. Please join us for refreshments and fellowship. Any questions please call Sister Louise, 742-5632

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Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Posted on October 20, 2014

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St. Joseph’s Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents THE BOOK THIEF The story of a young girl (Liesel) who (at 13 and illiterate) is left by her fugitive mother with an adoptive couple in Germany during the Nazi era. As she pursues her thirst for knowledge, encouraged by her kind-hearted foster father and the young Jewish man that the couple hides in their basement, Liesel both demonstrates and experiences courage, tolerance, friendship and love in the midst of the horrors of the Nazi regime. Released in 2013, the film is based on the best-selling, award-winning novel of the same name, and stars Canadian actre...

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Bible Study Program

Posted on October 17, 2014

Prepare to Celebrate the Birth of Jesus with our Advent Study Program four weekly sessions starting on Thursday, October 30th. Sessions will be held on the following dates at 7:30 pm in the Saint Joseph School Auditorium. Thursday, October 30th Thursday, November 6th Thursday, November 13th Thursday, November 20th For more information contact either Bob Franz 524-3893 or Dick Russell 747-2559 Click on the attachment for the reservation form and more information.

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Want to bring comfort and peace to the life of a person hospitalized at Winthrop University Hospital, and at the same time add joy and meaning to your own life? Staff and volunteers in the Department of Pastoral Care and Education at Winthrop Hospital offer communion to Roman Catholic patients seven days a week. We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers to join our Pastoral Care Team to serve one day a week, or even commit to one day a month. We currently have a big need for persons to serve on Sundays. To serve as Eucharistic Ministers, persons must: • Be practicing Catholics, distinguished in their Christian life a...

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Pro-Life Advocate Speaker

Posted on October 14, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 PM in the Church for an extraordinary presentation. Gianna Jessen's story will change your life. Her faith in God will touch your soul. Pro-life advocate, international speaker, writer, singer, abortion survivor. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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St. Joseph’s Altar Society Invites Rosarian Members and Guests to the Fall Luncheon ~ Card Party At the Orchid Restaurant 750 Franklin Avenue, Garden City Thursday, November 6, 2014 12 noon to 4 pm $35.00 Table Prizes and Lucky Bucks! Chairpersons: Jeanne Nason and Barbara Thompson Orchid Luncheon Card Party Reservation All reservations are due by October 31st Name: ______________________________ Phone: _____________ Names of people at my table: (for additional tables please use back of sheet) 1.__________________________ 2.________________________ 3.__________________________ 4.________________________ Please m...

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ABSOLUTE FINAL CALL FOR CYO BASKETBALL!

Posted on September 30, 2014

The cutoff date for registration will be Wednesday, October 8th. Unfortunately, the committee will not be able to accept any registrations postmarked after 10/8, or registrations not including the late fee. Please visit the CYO link on parish website to download an application: www.stjosephchurchgc.org  CYO is still in need of coaches for both the girls and boys 4th grade teams. If you would like to coach, or assist a coach, please download the application on the CYO link on the parish website and submit it with your application. CYO Registration 189 Wetherill Road Garden City, NY 11530      

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Please join us on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:30 PM in the St. Agnes Room for The Joy of the Gospel, an evening to explore the meaning and the message from Pope Francis. Presented by Father Patrick Flanagan, CM Professor at St. John's University.

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 27, 2014

Blessing of the Animals - Saturday, October 4th, 4PM in the Convent Yard. 

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Week of Prayer for Peace

Posted on September 27, 2014

Week of Prayer for Peace Please join together for a week of prayer and fasting for peace. Beginning on the weekend of September 27/28th St. Joseph Parish will be praying for peace throughout the world. The week of Prayer for Peace will culminate with special prayers during Nocturnal Adoration from 9-10 PM on Friday, October 3rd, ending with benediction the next morning before the 8:30 AM Mass.

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On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, join Catholics from across Long Island in Praying for Peace at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington. Saturday, October 4th the day of Prayer will start at 1 PM with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and end with Solemn Vespers with Benediction, Bishop William Murphy, Presiding.   Please click on the attachment for more information.

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St. Joseph Music Ministry - New Members

Posted on September 25, 2014

St. Joseph’s Music Ministry is looking for new members. If you are interested in joining either the Girls’ Choir, the Contemporary Ensemble or the Adult Choir please see Mr. Joseph Cangialosi after Mass or call the rectory 747-3535. Thank you!

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Respect Life Sunday

Posted on September 25, 2014

Respect Life Sunday - Special 2nd Collection During all Masses on October 4/5 to support the Life-Saving Work of St. Joseph's Church's Respect Life Ministry and the Diocesan Respect Life Office. Cream-colored in your packet of St. Joseph weekly collection envelopes. Your donation is sincerely appreciated. Please see the attached flyer for more information

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The 2nd Annual Fall Festival!

Posted on September 25, 2014

Benefiting St. Joseph School - Saturday, September 27th 10 am - 4 pm. St. Joseph School Grounds - Fourth Street Entrance - Rain or Shine Fun for the whole family! For more information please visit www.sjspta.com   Please click on attachment for a Fall Festival Order Form  

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Rosary for Life and Adoration

Posted on September 22, 2014

Church of St. Joseph Respect Life Ministry invites you to gather in prayer during The Respect Life Month of October Rosary for Life and Adoration Monday, October 6th 7:30 PM in the Church   Please see the attached flyer for more information

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A Message from Bishop William Murphy

Posted on September 18, 2014

Catechetical Sunday September 21, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: The Readings of the Liturgy for Catechetical Sunday, celebrated this year in parishes throughout the country on September 21 st , erupt in an expression of God’s mercy and forgiveness. His ways are not our ways, Isaiah reminds us in our first reading. We join our praise with the psalmist, humbled by the LORD whose kindness and compassion extend to all of his works. The great kindness of the LORD exceeds our imagination even as we proclaim the story told by Jesus in Matthew’s gospel. Those who labor long and hard in the vineyard are p...

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Blood Drive

Posted on September 18, 2014

Sunday, September 21st 7:45 am to 1:45 pm ~ St Joseph Gym For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Arthur Anderson 516-319-2459. WALK-INS WELCOME!!!!

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40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil

Posted on September 15, 2014

Starting Wednesday, September 24th St. Joseph parishioners and friends will be joining fellow Long Islanders from all faiths to participate in the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead. The vigils will be held daily from 7AM to 7PM from September 24 to November 2 (40 days). On the first day - September 24th there will be a special opening day service at 8:30 AM and at 5:45 PM. Please see the attached flyer for more information

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Rosary Altar Society -October 3rd Meeting

Posted on September 15, 2014

The Rosary Altar/Society speaker for Friday, October 3, will featureSister Mary Alice from the Mercy Hospital pastoral group. Her topic will be "Mary, as Mother, Sister and Friend" and we will gather in the St. Agnes Room after 9 a.m. mass.

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Welcome, Fr. Martin

Posted on September 08, 2014

We would like to welcome Fr. Martin Uwakwe, who will be visiting St. Joseph Parish and assisting us for six weeks. We were introduced to Fr. Martin by his good friend Fr. Innocent Amasiorah. Fr. Martin is currently pastor of a large parish in Lagos, Nigeria. This is his first visit to the United States. We forward to getting to know him better in the weeks ahead.

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Marathon Bridge Fundraiser

Posted on September 08, 2014

The Rosary Altar Society will once again organize a Marathon Bridge. Please follow the simple steps on the attached reservation form to join in on this "funraising" activity! Thank you, Please click on the attachment for the reservation form

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Please click on attachment for the 5th Month Baby Update

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Men's Fellowship

Posted on September 02, 2014

Science vs. Religion ~ Join us for an evening of Catholic Fellowship. Tuesday, September 9th in the Convent Center 7:30 - 9:00 PM.

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Parish Human Services

Posted on August 29, 2014

Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph’s, My name is Anna Maria Sirianni and as you may know from one of Msgr. Swiader’s summer bulletin columns, I have been employed here as the Director of Human Services. I served for over twenty years as the Parish Outreach Coordinator at St. Anthony’s Church in Oceanside, so I have knowledge and experience in this field, but there is everything for me to learn about your community here and how St. Joseph’s responds to its neighbors in need. And for that process of learning, I am counting on each of you for your help, input and suggestions. I was so pleased to see tha...

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SAVE THE DATE: October 14 ~ St. Joseph's Rosary/Altar Society Trip to the Cenacle Retreat Center, Ronkonkoma $50 per person includes lunch and speaker Bus transportation will depart at 9 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Please mail check made out to: St. Joseph's Rosary/Altar Society Send to: Betty Erdos, 366 Stewart Ave., Apt. A8, Garden City, NY 11530 Please make your reservations by October 7. Any further questions, please contact Betty Erdos at 739-0025  

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The St. Joseph's Rosary Altar Society will be having their annual Communion Breakfast after the 9 o'clock Mass on Sunday, October 5th at the Garden City Hotel.  Father Douglas R. Arcoleo will be the guest speaker. Invitations will be mailed in early September. Please mark your calendars!   Please click on the attachment for more information and reservation form

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Attention Teens in grades 9 through 12 St. Joseph’s Youth Group is for YOU!!! Don’t miss out on joining the great Events and Programs we have planned for the upcoming year. Socials, Carnival, Car Wash, Holiday parties, Sports Tournaments, Cruise to Nowhere, clothing drive, Midnight Run and Themed Lock-In are just a few of the great things we have planned. Be a part of something big. Have fun, make new friends and serve the community! How could you go wrong? Registration begins on Monday September 15 and 22 in the St. Agnes Room which is located in the Basement of the Church. Use the 5th or 4th street entra...

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St. Joseph Parish Picnic and Mass

Posted on August 19, 2014

Welcome Back from vacation to all parishioners! Please join us for our Annual Parish Picnic and Mass on Saturday, September 6th. Come and have a good time with fellow parishioners of all ages! Mass will be celebrated in the Convent Yard at 5 PM followed by a complimentary picnic on the Church grounds. (wine and beer cash bar available). Picnic happens rain or shine - we just move indoors!

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Defensive Driving Course

Posted on July 31, 2014

The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Defensive Driving Course in the St. Agnes Room-Saturday, September 13th from 8AM to 3 PM.Registration and questions please contact Mike Falco at 516-574-9529.

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On behalf of St. Joseph's Respect Life Society, many thanks for your kind assistance in this effort to protect babies.   **Please click on the attachment below for the 4 Month Progress on your "spiritually adopted" baby.

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Save The Date! PARISH PARTY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014 GARDEN CITY HOTEL BALLROOM Invitations will be mailed in September Chaircouple: Marty and Marta Waters Email: parishparty2014@gmail.com To sponsor, underwrite, placement of ads, donations to the Chinese Auctions and to volunteer, please call Marta at 516 448-9009

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Welcome, Fr. Lee Descoteaux

Posted on July 08, 2014

Welcome, Fr. Lee Descoteaux ~ We would like to welcome Fr. Lee Descoteaux who will be assisting us during the summer months. Fr. Lee was ordained in 2007. His first parish assignment was in the Parish of Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Deer Park, where he was appointed the Administrator by Bishop Murphy. In June 2013, he was assigned to pursue graduate study in Canon Law in Rome. When he is back in the States, he will call St. Joseph’s his home. We look forward to his presence in the parish and in the rectory.

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Welcome, Fr. Joseph Scolaro! With great happiness we would like to announce that Bishop Murphy has assigned the Reverend Joseph Scolaro as an associate pastor to the Parish of St. Joseph. Fr. Scolaro was ordained this Saturday, June 14, 2014, by Bishop Murphy at St. Agnes Cathedral. Fr. Scolaro is a native Long Islander. He grew up in Bayville, a lifelong parishioner of St. Dominic Parish in Oyster Bay, where he attended elementary school. He went on to Chaminade High School and subsequently the University of Notre Dame. He entered the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, in 2010, to begin the program of pri...

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Nocturnal Adoration

Posted on June 16, 2014

Please note: there will be NO Nocturnal Adoration for the month of July. Thank you.

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Soccer Balls

Posted on June 10, 2014

If you would like to donate soccer balls for Bishop Cardone in the Solomon Islands - please contact Mary Mimnough at 516-741-0712 or just drop them off at her house at 52 Poplar Street, Garden City. Thank you for your generosity!

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The moment of conception begins forever in a man the sacred role of being a father.   Please click on the link below for more information.

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Confession Schedule Change

Posted on June 02, 2014

There will be NO Confessions from 1-2 PM on Saturday, June 14th due to St. Joseph School Graduation. Regular confession schedule will resume on Saturday, June 21st Thank you for your cooperation!

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Fortnight for Religious Freedom

Posted on June 02, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding whether or not for-profit companies Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods have the right to run their businesses according to the religious convictions of their owners who object to providing products and services required by the Health and Human Services mandate. This is a critical Religious Freedom issue. The ruling from the Supreme Court is expected at any time now. Please ask God to move upon the hearts and minds of the justices, in the midst of their decision making, to preserve the First Amendment rights guaranteed to us, including Americans who own a busine...

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Rectory Hours

Posted on May 24, 2014

The Rectory Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 27th at 9:30 AM. If you have an emergency please call 434-1516. Thank you

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Mass Times for Ascension Thursday

Posted on May 22, 2014

Masses for Ascension Thursday are as follows: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 7:30 PM ~ ALL Masses are in the Church

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The Rosary/Altar Society will meet on Friday, June 6, after 9 a.m. mass. We look forward to your attendance at this meeting.

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Tour of the Church

Posted on May 20, 2014

Let the Stones Speak On Sunday, June 1, 3:30 p.m., Msgr. Swiader will offer a brief tour of the art and architecture of St. Joseph Church. Parishioners who are interested in learning more about the many ways in which our Catholic beliefs and devotions are embodied in stained glass, stone, and mosaic are invited to attend. The program will last for approximately one hour.

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God Bless All Mothers - we 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. For confidential assistance with your pregnancy and information about alternatives to abortion please call The Life Center locally at 516-408-6300 or www.aaapregnancyoptions.com. Please click on the attached file for more information.

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Calling All Campers!

Posted on May 05, 2014

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We would like to extend our Prayers and Best Wishes to Fr. Innocent Amasiorah and Fr. Todd Saccoccia as they prepare for new parish assignments. Bishop Murphy has assigned Fr. Innocent as an associate pastor to the parish of St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport. He will also continue his studies at Fordham University. Fr. Todd has been appointed an associate pastor in the parish of St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa. Both assignments take effect on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. We are grateful for the dedicated ministry of Fr. Innocent in St. Joseph Parish for almost two years. Fr. Todd has been with us on a temporary assignment fo...

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre presents Encounter Love, adoration, confessions, live concert on Friday, May 16th 7:30 PM St. Agnes Cathedral. A night to pray for vocations with Bishop William Murphy. For more information please call 516-678-5800 ext. 214 or www.longislandpriest.com #packthecathedral

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Holy Week Liturgies 2014

Posted on April 19, 2014

Please click on the link below for the list of Holy Week Liturgies.        

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on April 19, 2014

Please click on the link below for the schedule of Liturgies for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

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Adult Faith Formation Ministry

Posted on April 19, 2014

St. John's Gospel presented by Dr. Alexander Burke, a Professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary. Wednesday Evenings - May 7 and 14. St.Agnes Room, 7:30 pm. ALL are welcome, no registration is necessary. 

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Bishop Murphy Easter Message

Posted on April 07, 2014

Please click on the link below for Bishop Murphy's Easter Message .

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The Long Island Catholic

Posted on April 02, 2014

Subscribe today! The Long Island Catholic magazine is a great source for important announcements, such as the "welcome Bishop Andrzej" April issue. Three easy ways to subscribe, 1. visitlicatholic.org 2. call 516-594-1000 3. or place the attached form in the mail.   Please click here for the form to receive The Long Island Catholic.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:00 PM in the St. Agnes Room. Admission is free, ALL are welcome, a discussion will follow the showing and light refreshments will be served. The film that will be shown is Philomena. This controversial, yet moving film tells the real life story of Philomena Lee, who as a young woman in Ireland in the 1950's became pregnant and was sent to a home for unwed mothers run by nuns. Her son was taken from her and given in adoption to a wealthy American couple. The movie stars Dame Judi Dench and was a nominee for Best Actress in this year's Academy Awards.

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The Rosary Altar Society is planning its annual Spring Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, May 1 at the Westbury Manor. The time for the luncheon is 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. The cost per person is $50.00, checks should be made payable to St. Joseph's Rosary Altar Society. Please indicate the names of friends at your table when you send your reservations to Bernadette Lancevich, 172 Locust Street. Every attempt will be made to honor your request. Please send reservations by April 24. Please click on the link below for a reservation form

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Rosary Altar Society

Posted on March 25, 2014

On Friday, April 4, the Rosary/Altar Society will present past president, Annemarie Gordon,as their speaker. Her topic will be the History of Crosses. The presentation will be held after the 9 AM Mass in the St. Agnes Room.

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TAIZE Evening Prayer

Posted on March 18, 2014

Wednesday, April 2 - 7:30-8:30 PM in the Church. TAIZE Prayer is a meditative service that centers around music, prayer and silence. We are invited to quiet our minds, open our hearts and feed our souls in the presence of God. Presented by St. Joseph's Music and Adult Faith Ministries. ALL are welcome!

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Parish Mission

Posted on March 15, 2014

Is It Time to Give God a Second Thought?  The Parish Mission will take place on March 17th, 18th, & 19th. Monday - Wednesday. Morning & Evening Session each of the 3 days. After the 9:00 AM Mass or 7:30 PM session. Choose the sessions most convenient to your schedule. Morning & Evening Sessions are the same. The Theme of the Mission revolves around the question.... "Can you describe what happens in those events in your life in which you experience the presence of God?"  Through this question, the mission talks will invite those present to become more articulate about their experience of...

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Spiritual Adoption Novena

Posted on March 13, 2014

Our parish invites you to "spiritually adopt" a child who is newly conceived this month, and to pray daily for that baby for the next 9 months. Not all newly conceived babies are allowed to be born. In fact, more that 4,000 babies lose their lives to abortion each day. It is these babies that you are being asked to "spiritually adopt". You may "adopt" a child individually or as a family by signing up during the Masses. You will be able to name the child for whom you will be praying, thereby recognizing the humanity of the baby as he or she deserves. Look for the sign up cards in the pews and a...

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Golden Wedding Jubilee Celebrations

Posted on March 11, 2014

This spring, couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored at liturgies on Sunday, May 4th at the Church of Maria Regina in Seaford and on Sunday, May 18th at the Church of St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville. Both liturgies will begin at 2:30 pm. Couples may register for ONE liturgy. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the rectory. Registration must be received by the Office of Worship by April 16th for the May 4th liturgy and by April 30th for the May 18th liturgy. There will be additional celebrations in the fall for those who may find that more convenient. If you have an...

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Ash Wednesday Masses & Prayer Services

Posted on February 18, 2014

Ash Wednesday - March 5, 2014 Ashes will be distributed during the Masses on Ash Wednesday: 8:00 & 9:00 AM. 12:10 PM. Distribution of ashes at Scripture Services will be at 7:00 AM, 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

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Parish Lenten Project 2014

Posted on February 17, 2014

The Parish Lenten Project this year will be helping a small town in the interior of Nigeria named Ishiagu build a Primary Health Care Center.  Simple health care is not available to the people of Ishiagu, a town consisting of 17 villages with a population of at least 17,000 men, women and children. Each year volunteers travel to Ishiagu carrying medications to distribute to the people - free of charge. While you may not be able to join this mission, you can accompany them in spirit through your generosity. We need to help build the primary health care facility. Your donations will bring care, concern and comfort to a ...

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Old Palm to Ashes to New Life

Posted on February 17, 2014

Preparing for the Lenten Season, next Sunday, March 2 baskets will be placed at each end of the sanctuary for parishioners to deposit their blessed palm from last year. These palms will be burned to provide ashes for Ash Wednesday. Let us also discard old hurts and angers, old sins, and failings during Lent to prepare for the new, Risen Life of Easter.

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Adult Faith Ministry~Lenten DVD Series

Posted on February 17, 2014

Adult Faith Ministry invites you to a DVD series by Father Michael Himes. Relections on the Sunday Readings of Lent. Please join us in the St. Agnes Room on Wednesday mornings March 26, April 2, and April 9 at 9:45-10:45 AM. ALL are welcome!

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Mass Times for Lent

Posted on February 16, 2014

Please note: in addition to our regular weekday morning Masses (8 & 9 AM)  during Lent we offer Mass at 12:10 PM in the Church.

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2013 Contributions

Posted on February 14, 2014

If you would like to receive a copy of your 2013 Contributions - please call the rectory 516-747-3535 and leave your name and address and we will send it to you. 

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Sunday, March 2nd 2 PM in the St. Agnes Room - please join us for the movie The Keys of the Kingdom. Admission is free and ALL are welcome! A discussion will follow the showing of the movie and light refreshments will be served.

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Vatican II, The New Evangelization

Posted on February 04, 2014

Vatican II, 50 years on: The New Evangelization - Wednesday, February 26th with Sister Vicki Toale, OP D Min. Professor Molloy College. 7:30 PM St. Agnes Room, ALL are welcome!

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Introducing a New Bible Study Program

Posted on January 29, 2014

This Scripture Study brings the Bible alive in new and relevant ways. Beginning at Pentecost the Holy Spirit enlivened the Apostles in their struggles to establish communities of faith-struggles surprisingly like those of today. Starting on Thursday, February 27th at 7:30 PM. Please pick up a brochure (or click on the link below) at the entrances of the church. Drop the completed forms in the boxes provided at the entrances to the Church (or mail or drop off at the rectory). For more information contact either: Bob Franz 516-524-3893 or Dick Russell 516-747-2559

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The Rosary Altar Society

Posted on January 24, 2014

On Friday, February 7th the Rosary/Altar Society will present spiritual speaker, Margaret Mannino. Mannino, a seasoned educator with a Master of Arts in Theology and Post Graduate Certificate in Spirituality will discuss, "The Crown of St. Francis," after the 9am Mass in the St. Agnes Room. ALL are welcome.  

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Catholic Schools Weeks

Posted on January 21, 2014

This Sunday, January 26th begins our Celebration of Catholic Schools Week. We begin our celebration with a 9:00 AM Liturgy in the Church. There will be an Open House immediately following this Liturgy. Please plan on joining us - ALL are welcome! Click on the attachment below for a message from our Bishop.

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Holy Hour of Prayer for Life

Posted on January 16, 2014

In solidarity of our borthers and sisters who are traveling to Washington, D.C. we will hold a Holy Hour of Prayer for Life. 7:30 PM in the Church. Please join us - all are welcome!

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The Rosary Altar Society invites Rosarian Members and Guests to the Annual St. Patricks Day Sandwich & Dessert Card Party in the Gym, Friday, March 7th from 12:30 - 4:00 PM. Cost is $25.00 per person table and raffle prizes and lucky bucks will be available. Advanced Reservations are needed. Please click on the attachment below for reservation forms.

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Telecare Telethon 2014!

Posted on January 11, 2014

The Telecare Telethon is the weekend of Saturday, January 18th from 2PM - 10 PM and Sunday, January 19th from 12 PM to 10 PM. Please tune in on Cablevision channel 29/137 or Verizon FiOS channel 296 to support our Diocesan Television Station. It will be 18 hours filled with man guest "stars" including many of the clergy, religious and dedicated lay people of our diocese. Additional, visits from some celebrity chefs, musical groups and New York sports teams will help fuel the enjoyment. Join Msgr. Vlaun and the priests of our Diocese and beyond for the 22nd annual Telecare Telethon celebrating Catholic evangelizat...

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March for Life - January 22, 2014

Posted on January 10, 2014

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 parishioners from St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Joseph parishes and their friends will travel down to Washington DC to participate in the annual March for Life. We march on behalf of the unborn child and proclaim his right to life. The bus leaves St. Thomas the Apostle parking lot (corner of Argyle Road and Westminister Road), West Hempstead at 6:15 AM. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 AM. There is no charge as Robert L. Dougherty is paying for the bus. Please call the St. Thomas the Apostle Rectory at 489-8585 to reserve your seat on the bus. Expected arrival back that night is 11:30 PM.

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Adult Faith Formation Presents ON THE WATERFRONT Sunday, January 19th 2:00 PM in the St. Agnes Room this is the second of our 2013-14 series Movies for a Sunday Afternoon. One of the classic movies of all time, it portrays an epic struggle between good and evil on the mob-controlled docks of New York in the mid twentieth century. Forced to confront corruption and murder, Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) has his conscience awakened by the love of a young woman (Eva Marie Saint) - in whose brother's murder he was involved - and the encouragement of a courageous Priest (Karl Malden), and ultimately finds the courage ...

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