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Entries for 2018

Solemnity of Mary Mass Schedule

Posted on December 18, 2018 in: General News

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD Holy Day of Obligation Monday, December 31, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m. All Masses are in the Church PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO AUDITORIUM MASS, NO 1:00 PM MASS AND NO EVENING MASS ON JANUARY 1, 2019.

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St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Council - Free Throw Championship  Who: All boys and girls from 9 to 14 years of age as of January 1st, 2019. Copy of birth certificate required for registration. What: Exciting Basketball Free Throw Contest Where: St. Joseph’s School Gymnasium When: Friday, January 25th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. There is no cost to participate! Prizes will be awarded to the top-scoring boy and girl in each age division. Winners will be invited to advance progressively to district, regional and New York State championship competitions. It is a fun, challenging event for all our participants. Pa...

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Join us at the March for Life Washington D.C. Friday, January 18, 2019 As we speak out for the protection of innocent unborn babies. Our motor coach will take us to and from the nation’s Capital for an historic day. Call 516-248-2186 to reserve your complimentary seat

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Thank You from Parish Party

Posted on December 11, 2018 in: General News

A Heartfelt thank you to all the businesses and families who donated to make the 2018 St. Joseph's Parish and amazing success! 206 Tours Adelphi Deli Adelphi University Adriana & Robert Caliari Adult Faith Formation Ad Allison Sparacino Althea Robinson Andriola, Goldberry & Associates Anne Heinzelmann Arthur Anderson Betty & Jerry Kennedy Bill & Mary Nugent Boy Scouts Brian and Patricia Shea Brook's Brothers Burger Spot Calageros Carol A. Cook Carolee, LLC Chaminade High School Charles & Stacy Comiskey Cherry Valley Club Chiarelli's Church Supply & Religious Good...

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Thank You from Parish Party

Posted on December 11, 2018 in: General News

A Heartfelt thank you to all the businesses and families who donated to make the 2018 St. Joseph's Parish and amazing success! 206 Tours Adelphi Deli Adelphi University Adriana & Robert Caliari Adult Faith Formation Ad Allison Sparacino Althea Robinson Andriola, Goldberry & Associates Anne Heinzelmann Arthur Anderson Betty & Jerry Kennedy Bill & Mary Nugent Boy Scouts Brian and Patricia Shea Brook's Brothers Burger Spot Calageros Carol A. Cook Carolee, LLC Chaminade High School Charles & Stacy Comiskey Cherry Valley Club Chiarelli's Church Supply & Religious Good...

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Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Christmas Letter. 

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Posted on December 05, 2018 in: General News

IRA Charitable Rollover - Great Opportunity Under New Tax Laws  Whether you itemize or not in 2018, this unique opportunity allows you to make a charitable contribution through a direct IRA transfer while reducing your adjusted gross income. If you would like to make a gift to our Parish using your Ira and if: 1. You are at least 70 1/2 years old on the date you make your gift 2. Your IRA is a traditional (some Roth IRA’s may qualify) 3. You don’t exceed your personal maximum of $100,000 per year in qualified charitable distributions You will not have to report your distribution as income. It w...

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THANK YOU FROM PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY The wet weather last weekend was no deterrent to generosity – that of our volunteers who gave of their time to be present and accept donations to our monthly food drive, and that of our parishioners, who contributed eight full barrels of food and $1,736.92 in donations. So many demands on made on your attention and resources during this season, but we hope that you know how grateful we are for your support of our food drives and holiday programs.  May you each have the time to savor the gifts of wonder and thankfulness during these Advent days of anticipation. Thank yo...

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Thank you to all who generously donated to our 26th Annual Spiritual Adoption Christmas Baby Shower Celebrating The Precious Gift of Life. For confidential assistance and for information about alternatives to abortion call: The Life Center locally at 516‐408‐6300 or www.aaapregnancyoptions.com. Mommas House in Wantagh at www.Mommashouse.org. Birthright in Wantagh at 516‐785‐4070. Regina Residence in Merrick at 516‐223‐7888 or www.catholiccharities.cc/our‐services/regina‐maternity‐services. For compassionate, post‐abortion healing, please visit: Silent No More Awareness Campaign at ‐ silentno...

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Saturday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as follows: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass Friday, December 7th 8:30 & 10 AM Mass Saturday, December 8th

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Blessing of the Crèche

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

Please join us on Friday evening, December 7th outside after the 7:30 PM Mass for the Blessing and Lighting of the Crèche.

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We are happy to inform our parishioners that the repair/renovation work on the church is nearing completion. The interior repair/repainting work has been completed. We thank you for your patience during some of the upheaval at daily Mass. The exterior pointing, flat roof, and parapet repairs are also almost complete. Access through the Fifth Street vestibule should no longer be impaired.As the work is almost complete, there still remain outstanding expenses. Additional donations will be gratefully accepted. Parishioners wishing to contribute to the Capital Campaign fund should use the pledge form in the bulletin. Ch...

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Welcome Father Shibi Pappan

Posted on November 19, 2018 in: General News

We are pleased to announce to our parishioners that Fr. Shibi Pappan has been assigned to St. Joseph as an associate priest to serve our parish. Fr. Shibi grew up in Kerala, India, the youngest of three children. He was ordained in November 2005 as member of an Indian religious order, the Bethany Ashram (formerly known as the Order of the Imitation of Christ). He has served in the parish of St. Patrick in Smithtown for the past four years and now will minister here in St. Joseph. He holds degrees in sociology, psychology and education from SDV Seminary, India, and St. John’s University.We welcome Fr. Shibi and look for...

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Christmas Baby Shower

Posted on November 19, 2018 in: General News

We will be collecting baby gift items such as: new clothing, layette items, home-made knitted caps, sweaters, booties and blankets, disposable diapers, infant formula, etc. We will also be accepting gifts for the babies’ mothers such as: pajamas, toiletries, Metrocards, and gift cards to be delivered to and distributed by these organizations that directly assist needy mothers experiencing difficult pregnancies: Birthright, Regina Residence, MOMMA’s House, and The Life Center. Your generosity will help make this Christmas very special for the mothers and their babies. Thank you sincerely. Please Bring Y...

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Lessons and Carols

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

You are cordially invited to a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of seasonal Music and Sacred Scripture as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Sunday, December 9th 3:30 PM in the Church

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The Sponsor a Family Committee is so grateful to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving program on November 10. It was a glorious day and we thank all of you who helped to make it a great success!! Now we have the opportunity to provide families from Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Loretto with the gift of a Christmas Dinner!! As with Thanksgiving, we are asking for dinners for families of four, six or eight people. To help you and to simplify your shopping, we are again asking for a Stop & Shop gift card to cover the cost of the main portion of the dinner and we will give you a “suggested...

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Giving Tree 2018

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

Our GIVING TREES will be found in the Church near the Sacred Heart altar and on the stage in the Auditorium beginning Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th. Fifty families from Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead will benefit from your generosity. Please help us spread the true meaning of Christmas by taking a tag or two from the tree. The tags are color coded according to age and gender. Sizes and gift ideas are printed on the tags. You may prefer to select a tag which indicates GIFT CARD. Gift cards for Walmart, Old Navy, CVS and Walgreen’s are requested. These cards will be distributed as nee...

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Cub Scout Advent Calendar Sale

Posted on November 02, 2018 in: General News

Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 17-18. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated.

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Church Repair Up-date

Posted on October 30, 2018 in: General News

We would like to give our parishioners an up-date on the progress of the church repair work: • The pointing to the exterior north wall of the nave is almost completed. Work still remains on the flat-roofed first story walls along the side aisle and the sacristy. • The flat roofs of the side aisle, the Fifth Street vestibule, and the sacristy still need to be replaced. This work is currently under way. • Because of the pointing work at the Fifth Street vestibule, access through those doors may be limited at times. Handicapped access will always be available for Sunday Mass. • We have begun the repa...

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Join the Youth Ministry

Posted on October 29, 2018 in: General News

Do you have a passion to serve others? Maybe you would like to be a leader among your peers? Want to socialize and have fun with like-minded teens? We offer you the opportunity to share your gifts and live out the Gospel message of loving your neighbor and “caring for the least among us”, while making new friends and having some fun! If you are in grades 9 through 12, we invite you be part of our Youth Ministry. Some of the service projects we may take part in: • Service to the vulnerable in the community. • Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang. • Box City • Hunger Banquet • Operatio...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on October 29, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents UNTIL FOREVER Based on a true story, this film explores the challenges faced by Michael and Michelle, a young couple who are madly in love and planning their future together, when their dreams are suddenly interrupted. Michael is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is confined to a hospital. While there, his faith is tested when he is confronted by a fellow patient, an ardent atheist. On top of that, as he struggles to overcome his own illness, Michael’s brother Matt experiences a serious depression that leads to an attempted suicide. Michael and Miche...

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Invitations have been mailed out to all parishioners, if you did not receive one please call the Rectory.  The Journal this year is dedicated to Father Scolaro and Sister Kathleen, if you would like to take an ad this is the final week for all journal ads. The Party is in 3 weeks, please send in your reservations as soon as possible. Please call the Rectory for more information and click on the attachemnt below for a Journal Ad Form  Thank you 

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Spanish Translators Needed

Posted on October 23, 2018 in: General News

Translators are needed for RotaCare a Uniondale Nonprofit Healthcare Clinic for Long Island’s Most Needy We need your help for just a few hours! We are open: Mondays: 12:30-5:30 PMOne Tuesday a month: 1:30-5:30 PMTwo Thursdays a month: 3:30-6:30 PM Contact Cindy: 516-539-9834 or info@rotarycareny.org

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At Home with the Word 2019

Posted on October 22, 2018 in: General News

This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture. Please fill out the form below and return to the Rectory as soon as possible. Contribution: $6.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:______________________________ E-Mail:______________________________ Number of Books:_______ Amount Enclosed:_______ We would like to have our order in by November 10th. Order forms will also be available in the sacristy and in the Rectory office. Please order as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, October 31st 7:30 PM Vigil MassThursday, November 1st 8:00 & 9:00 AM 12:10 & 7:30 PM Masses

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FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2ND ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH 7:30 PM We will remember in a special way all those whose funeral liturgies were celebrated here during the past twelve months. We will also remember those whose names we carry in our hearts. Please join us Light refreshments will follow in the St. Agnes Room.

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Natural Disaster Collection

Posted on October 16, 2018 in: General News

November 3/4th Bishop Barres has authorized a special second collection to assist those impacted by some of the most recent natural disasters. The monies collected will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and/or Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the US Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to the immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care and aid in the long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church.  

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Liturgical Ministry Training

Posted on October 09, 2018 in: General News

The month of October is the month for Liturgical Ministry Training. A concrete way to share your gifts with your parish is as a Lector or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Diocesan training and parish instruction will be provided for those interested in these ministries. Please contact Deacon Jack at 516-741-5632 or stjoefamily3@gmail.com for further information.

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on October 09, 2018 in: General News

Dear Friends: As the final months of the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal are upon us, I ask you to prayerfully consider making a gift to this year’s Appeal. While more than 30,000 of our parishioners in all parishes across the Diocese have generously responded to the call to be the Hands of Christ’s Mercy with their gift, there are still so many ministries that need our support as we pursue our vision for dramatic missionary growth. In Rejoice and Be Glad, Pope Francis states: “The Father’s plan is Christ and ourselves in Him. In the end, it is Christ who loves in us, for holiness is nothing o...

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Join the Choir!

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

ADULT CHOIRWhile musical training and experience are helpful, the desire to sing is paramount. Rehearsals are usually Thursday evenings from 8:00 to 9:30 PM, with a short warm up period on Sunday mornings before the 10:30 AM Mass. There are many of you out there with great voices and we need you! Please consider joining us. For more information see Joseph Cangialosi in the Choir Loft after any of the Masses or call the Rectory at 747-3535.CONTEMPORARY MUSIC If you have any interest or know someone else who does please leave a message for Jim Tornatore in the Rectory 747-3535 or just stop by and chat after the 10:00 AM ...

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We once again have the opportunity to help so many less fortunate families with our generous Thanksgiving dinners. The Sponsor a Family program serves many families in two neighboring parishes, Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt. We are asking for dinners for families of four, six or eight people. To help you and to simplify your shopping, we are again asking for a Stop & Shop gift card to cover the cost of the turkey, and we will provide you with a “suggested shopping list” for the remainder of the meal items. More details will follow in the letter of instruc...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSESponsored by the Knights of Columbus SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 9:30 AM TO 3:30 PM St. Agnes Room Please fill our the form and enclose your check for $45.00 per person Payable to the Knights of Columbus #15809 and mail or drop off at the Church Rectory For Registration and Additional Information call:John Russo 516-384-4552 or Robert Matarazzo 917-282-8963 or Will Havron 516-578-6452Please confirm attendance five days before defensive driving course scheduled date. *************Name:________________________________Address:______________________________E-Mail Addres...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents A Man Called Ove Based on an international best-selling novel, this Swedish film traces the life of a grumpy old man with inflexible rules and a short fuse. He’s essentially given up on life and committed to joining his deceased wife, but when a multicultural family moves in next door, a transformation begins. What ensues is a funny and moving love story, during which Ove experiences a genuine conversion and ultimate redemption. Note: The characters speak Swedish: so, the English subtitles (which some of us need anyway) are a necessary feature for this mo...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on September 21, 2018 in: General News

“St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, October 27 , 2018 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street, Garden City, New York 11530 Downstairs in the St Agnes Room Please fill out the form below and enclose your check for ($45.00) per person. Payable to the “Knights of Columbus #15809” and mail or drop off at the Church Rectory. FOR REGISTRATION and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL: John Russo 516-38...

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St. Joseph Youth Ministry

Posted on September 18, 2018 in: General News

Pizza party for all our youth of the parish from 9th graders –12th graders Come have some fun !!!!!!! We are going to have a DJ, Games such as: Corn hole, Giant Jenga Bring all your friends and make some new ones September 29th from 4 to 9 PM School Gymnasium Please RSVP it will help me for ordering: (516)315-7002 xcheef46@aol.com Parent Volunteers are needed for assistance PLEASE!

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St. Joseph parishioners will gather in prayer beginning September 28, 2018 and continuing on October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2 Fridays - One-Hour Prayer Vigils 11 a.m. to Noon at Planned Parenthood 540 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead

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Parish Dinner Dance

Posted on September 12, 2018 in: General News

Save the Date!!! Parish Dinner Dance ~ Friday, November 16th Garden City Hotel  "Giving Witness to His Real Presence" Cocktails, Dinner, and Dancing  Featuring the Band Skyline If you would ike to help out, please call the Rectory 747-3535 or Peggy York 526-1344   Please click on attachment for Journal Ad   

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Disaster Preparedness

Posted on September 04, 2018 in: General News

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY                                                                                             Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to Do When Disaster Strikes Please join us on Sunday, September 23 at 2:15 in the auditorium of St. Joseph School for an informative presentation on DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.  The main speaker will be a representative of the NYS Nation...

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Blood Drive

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: General News

Please save the date: Sunday, October 7th ~ 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM  St. Joseph Church - school gym. For more information please call Arthur Anderson 516-319-2459   

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This fall, couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored at a liturgy on Sunday, October 21st at 2:30 PM at the Church of Christ the King in Commack. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the Rectory. Registration must be received by the Office of Worship by October 12th. If you have any questions you may call 516-678-5800 ext. 207

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St. Joseph School News

Posted on August 23, 2018 in: General News

Welcome back, everyone!!! School will open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. We are all looking forward to a great year!! Nursery, PreK and Kindergarten will have conferences followed by attendance according to schedules mailed to families. Our Virtue of the Year is Empathy. We have interactive TV’s to replace some of our older SmartBoards and it is amazing what they can do!! Our 6th, 7th and 8th graders will all have dedicated ChromeBooks. Students in the lower grades will be using school ChromeBooks. We have several 3D printers which are going to be used for lots of STEM projects. We have a newly re...

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VIRTUS Training Sessions

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

Are you aware that the Diocese of Rockville Centre requires all volunteers (18 years or older) to attend the Virtus class? CYO Coaches, Religious Education, Catechists, Cantors, Ushers, Parish Volunteers are all required to complete the Virtus training course, if they have not yet done so. You MUST register online by visiting www.Virtus.org, then click the link for first time registrants. View the list of sessions to find a course, and then complete the registration online. PLEASE NOTE: After completion of VIRTUS training, you will receive a certificate of completion. Please keep a copy for your records and submit a ...

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Bible Study Program

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

Join us in studying the uplifting BOOK OF REVELATION Beginning on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 PM in the School Auditorium. Please pick up a Brochure at entrances to the Church, or click on the attachment below.  Drop registration forms in boxes provided. For more information contact either: Bob Franz 516-524-3893 Dick Russell 516-747-2559

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Faith & Football

Posted on August 21, 2018 in: General News

FAITH & FOOTBALL MULCAHY’S PUB & CONCERT HALL Wantagh, New York 7 PM Doors Open—8:30 PM Game Watch & Social SEPTEMBER 6TH Are you happy? OCTOBER 4TH Is God Listening? NOVEMBER 1ST “Freedom in forgiveness” DECEMBER 3RD “Onslaught of Evil: Preparing for Spiritual Warfare” Beer & wings provided /Ages 21-39 Young Adult Ministry—Diocese of Rockville Centre 516-678-5800 ext. 277/Youngadultministry@drvc.org WWW.DRVCYA.ORG

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Saturday, September 29, 2018at 12:30 PM CelebrantFather Tony StanganelliPastor of St. Brigid, WestburySt. Agnes Cathedral29 Quealy Place Rockville Centre, New York All are welcome Register online at www.drvc-faith.orgCome early to inscribe your child’s name in the “Book of Families”Light refreshments will be served in the Pastoral Center after Mass For more information contactEllen Zafonte, Associate Director Office of Faith Formation 516-678-5800 ext 506ezafonte@drvc.org

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Welcome Back Sunday

Posted on August 21, 2018 in: General News

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH ALL PARISHIONERS ARE WELCOME. BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY Welcome back from Vacation to all Parishioners! Following the 9:00 am Mass and continuing until after the 11:45 am Mass, we will have a Welcome Back Sunday Celebration in the Parish Gym. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Please come and spend some time with your friends and fellow parishioners. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Updated Statement Regarding Bishop Barres and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report The sexual abuse of any human being—and particularly the sexual abuse of children—is a terrible sin and a crime. It should not happen anywhere, and it most particularly should not happen in the Catholic Church. The fact that it did—and on such a significant scale—is disgraceful, and Bishop John O. Barres is committed to removing any remaining abusers and keeping out future ones. Although it does not excuse the crimes, sins and failures of the past, since 2002 the dioceses of Pennsylvania and elsewhere have put i...

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Tomorrow's Hope ~Golf Outing

Posted on August 14, 2018 in: General News

13th annual Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament Thursday, September 13th  Meadow Brook Club, Jericho  Please see attached flyer for more information. 

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Wednesday, August 15th ~ the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass, Tuesday, August 14th Masses: 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 & 7:30 PM Wednesday, August 15th

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Vespers Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM  Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead Ordination Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM  St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre  All are welcome to attend. Vespers and Ordination are open seating. Telecare to air Vespers on July 23rd at 9 PM, and Ordination on July 24th beginning at 1 PM. 

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Fifty years ago, on July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI issued an Encyclical Letter entitled Humanae Vitae, “On Human Life”. On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis will canonize his predecessor as Pope Saint Paul VI. In this anniversary year, Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre has issued a Pastoral Letter entitled The Supreme Gift: The Gift of Life, commemorating the encyclical of this soon-to-be-canonized saint. This teaching of the late Holy Father is in many ways more important today than at any time before. In his letter, Bishop Barres wants to teach the people of the diocese the important tr...

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Our next monthly food drive will be a collection of school supplies for the children of our neighbors in need in Roosevelt and Hempstead. Items collected will be distributed through the Parish Outreach programs at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Loretto. Supplies needed include: backpacks, crayons, pencils, binders, erasers, pencil sharpeners, calculators, glue sticks, pens, colored pencils, highlighters, pocket folders, compasses, index cards, protractors, composition books, loose leaf paper, rulers, markers and scissors. Please help the children return to school well prepared to meet the challeng...

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Bishop Barres on Family Separation at the U.S./Mexico Border On Sunday, June 20, 2018, World Refugee Day, Most Reverend John O. Barres echoed the words of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressing deep concern over the separation of families of undocumented immigrants at the U.S./Mexico border. Bishop Barres issued the following press release: “As we celebrate World Refugee Day today, as we near the one year anniversary of the visit to our diocese of His Eminence Jose Gregorio Rosa Chavez, and the upcoming canonization of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero...

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Religious Freedom Week 2018

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: General News

June 30, 2018 10 am with Rev. Msgr. James Vlaun, President and CEO of the Telecare Television Network, Master of Ceremonies.  St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School Auditorium Please click on attached file for more information 

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This tribute to fathers is made possible through the generous donations by parishioners at St. Anne and St. Joseph Churches, members of the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Council #15809 and area residents who recognize the most sacred and important role of fathers in cooperating with God's Divine Plan to nurture and protect all children - born and pre-born.

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Welcome, Fr. Marcin Nabozny

Posted on June 05, 2018 in: General News

We would like to welcome Fr. Marcin Nabozny who has been assigned by Bishop Barres at associate pastor to St. Joseph Parish. Fr. Marcin is a priest of the diocese of Rzeszow, Poland, ordained in May 2007. His pastoral experience includes two years of parish ministry as well as studies in Church History at the Institute of the History of the Catholic Church of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He is a member of the Association of Church archivists, the Association of Polish Archivists, and the Catholic Association of Journalists. We look forward to getting to know Fr. Marcin better in the time ahead as he a...

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2019 Mass Book

Posted on May 25, 2018 in: General News

2019 Mass Book Opens: Monday, June 25th with Mail Requests Only Wednesday, June 27th – In Person Requests We know you are eager to have your loved ones remembered at Mass and we will do our best to honor all requests. We will limit the number of requests to 10, we would like to be fair to all. In order to facilitate the process we share this information with you. There will be no changes in the Mass Schedule for 2019. Monday through Friday 8:00 & 9:00 AM, and Saturday morning 8:30 AM. There will be multiple intentions on Saturdays at 5 PM and Sundays at 1PM. Single Mass intentions at the remaining Sunday ...

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2018-2019 St. Joseph School Board Candidates. Election after Masses on June 3rd & 4th. Please click on the link below for the Biographies of the Candidates.

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Mass of Thanksgiving

Posted on May 17, 2018 in: General News

We Bid Farewell . . . With a genuine sense of sorrow, we will be bidding farewell in the next few weeks to two valued members of our Pastoral Staff here at St. Joseph: Sr. Kathleen Corr, OP, and Fr. Joseph Scolaro. Sr. Kathleen has been the Director of Adult Faith Formation for over ten years. Under her capable leadership, working with the Adult Faith Formation Committee, our parishioners have had their faith enriched through annual Lenten missions, evenings of prayer, Sunday Scripture discussion, on-going faith presentations from various speakers, and so much more. While Sr. Kathleen is stepping away from this minis...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on May 14, 2018 in: General News

“St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (Up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, May 19,  2018 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street Garden City, New York 11530 Downstairs in the St Agnes Room Please fill out the form below and enclose your check for ($45.00) per person. Payable to the “Knights of Columbus #15809” and mail or drop off at the Church Rectory. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL: John Russo 516-384-4552 or Robert...

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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 pregnancy and information about alternatives to ab...

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Spiritual Adoption Update

Posted on May 01, 2018 in: General News

Spiritual Adoption Prayer NovenaBaby Update - 1st & 2nd Months – May 6, 2018

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Thursday, May 10th ~ the Ascension of the Lord Masses: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass, Wednesday, May 9th Masses: 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 & 7:30 PM Thursday, May 10th

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We welcome Seminarian Christopher Loester to St. Joseph Parish. Chris is a native Long Islander, born in Elmont. He grew up and currently resides in Curé of Ars Parish, Merrick. He is a seminarian studying at St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, having completed three years of major studies in preparation for ordination. His pastoral experience is extensive, and he comes to St. Joseph from a Pastoral Year in St. William the Abbot Parish, Seaford. He will be with us May 13-July 27. He looks forward to ministry with the priests, staff, and parishioners of St. Joseph. We look forward to making...

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May Crowning

Posted on April 30, 2018 in: General News

All are invited to honor our Blessed Mother in a special way. We will celebrate our May Crowning after the 10 AM Family Mass next Sunday, May 13th. Please join us as we honor Mary our Mother.

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Next Weekend, May 5/6, at all Masses, a second collection will be taken up benefiting our St. Joseph’s Elementary School and the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. Our school is a wonderful and amazing place for our young Catholics to grow in their faith and receive an excellent education. The mission of St. Joseph School is to provide an encouraging and challenging environment that fosters the intellectual, personal and religious formation of our students, an environment in which they grow to achieve their full potential, becoming responsible individuals, strong in understanding and practicing their fai...

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Girl Scout Project

Posted on April 24, 2018 in: General News

For our Girl Scout Silver-Award project we are collecting newborn clothing to help offset the cost for these generous foster families. Please help us support foster parents through Spence-Chapin adoption agency. These foster parents are volunteer families who open up their homes to care for newborns awaiting adoption. These foster families provide a safe and loving home, in addition to providing clothing and care for the infant’s needs, until adoption occurs. Spence-Chapin is a nonprofit adoption agency that was founded in 1908. Spence-Chapin has provided domestic adoption for more than 20,000 children, greater th...

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First Holy Communions

Posted on April 17, 2018 in: General News

Our second-grade students will be receiving First Holy Communion on the weekends of April 29th, May 6th and May 20th. Please note: on Sunday, April 29th, May 6th and May 20th First Holy Communions will take place at the 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Masses in the Church. The 11:45 AM Masses on those days will be held in the Auditorium. May God Bless them!

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St. Joseph Youth Group

Posted on April 16, 2018 in: General News

On Sunday, April 15th the Youth Group went to New York City to see the Broadway Show, School of Rock. Thanks to our Chaperones Mrs. Verano and Mrs. Gambino. Phil Malloy, Youth Minister Director

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Dear Parishioners and School Families, The St. Joseph School Board currently has four (4) positions that are open for the 2018-2019 school year. All four positions will run for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who are eager to join the School Board and make a significant and meaningful contribution to the School. The School Board is an advisory board to the School’s Administration and Pastor. The School Board routinely meets once a month to discuss relevant issues impacting St. Joseph School. If you are interested in becoming a School Board member or know someone who is, please ...

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Blood Drive

Posted on April 08, 2018 in: General News

Sunday, April 15th 7:45 am - 1:45 pm St. Joseph Church - School Gym Eligibility Criteria: Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note) Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids No tattoos for past 12 months For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call: Arthur Anderson, 516-319-2459 Walk - ins welcome

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Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Join us for SHIPWRECKED…Rescued by Jesus VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28 9:00 a.m. to noon VBS registration for CAMPERS (KIDS 3 ½ through Fifth Grade) opens APRIL 10, 2018 SHARP AT 10:00 a.m. NOT BEFORE! • Please read ALL information on the website BEFORE you attempt to register • Nursery campers must be at least 3 ½ years old and fully potty trained. • To register campers, please click on the &ldq...

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Respect Life

Posted on March 27, 2018 in: General News

ALL GLORY & HONOR TO GOD! A BABY WAS SAVED! Recently, a woman considering an abortion was given a Life Center of Long Island NY pamphlet by a prayer warrior in front of the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Hempstead. She then went to the nearby Life Center, and was encouraged by counselors to go to Mercy Hospital for a sonogram. After seeing her unborn child on the screen and hearing the baby’s heartbeat, the woman decided to keep her baby! Additionally, the Life Center had 16 other women visit their 474 Fulton Avenue office in Hempstead for different needs (such as pregnancy tests, baby items, etc.). Thi...

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on March 27, 2018 in: General News

PALM SUNDAY – March 25, 2018 Blessing of Palms at all Masses Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the church: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:45 a.m., 1:00 & 5:30 p.m. In the auditorium: 10:00 a.m. MONDAY – March 26, 2018 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Monday of Holy Week is a Special Day of Reconciliation All parishioners are invited to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Priests will be available in the church for Confessions from 3-9:00 p.m. NOTE: There is NO 8:00 p.m. Mass in the Convent Chapel. TUESDAY – March 27, 2018 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. WEDNESDAY – March 28,...

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents The Innocents This film recounts an episode in the life of Madeleine Pauliac, a doctor serving in the French Red Cross who was assigned as the Chief Doctor of the French Hospital in Warsaw, which was in ruins, in April, 1945. She was in charge of the repatriation of French soldiers who remained in Poland, much of which was under the control of Russia. In that capacity, Dr. Pauliac traveled throughout Poland and learned of the horrors perpetrated by Russian soldiers, who rapes of Polish women were legion, including women in maternity wards and nuns in conv...

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March 25, 2018 is the Feast of the Annunciation, when the Blessed Mother consented to God’s invitation ‐ delivered by the Angel Gabriel ‐ to become the Mother of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our parish begins its 26th annual “Spiritual Adoption” Nine‐Month Prayer Novena in which St. Joseph parishioners pledge to “spiritually adopt” an unknown child who is newly conceived and in danger of abortion. Each parishioner promises to pray daily at home for the safety of his/her “spiritually‐adopted” baby ‐ as well as for his/her mother and father ‐ for 9 months until Christmas. ...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on March 19, 2018 in: General News

“St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (Up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street Garden City, New York 11530 Downstairs in the St Agnes Room Please fill out the form below and enclose your check for ($45.00) per person. Payable to the “Knights of Columbus #15809” and mail or drop off at the Church Rectory. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CALL: John Russo 516-384-4552 or Robert Mata...

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: General News

Calling all ADULTS to be part of our Vacation Bible School Program. The theme this year is “Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School requires teamwork and cooperation. This amazing program cannot happen without Adult Participation. Please consider joining us and becoming part of the TEAM. We need Adults who are interested in participating to help run our Vacation Bible School this summer. Please consider sharing your gifts and helping to provide this program for our children. For more information or to volunteer please contact Tina at Religious Ed Office 516-741-7787 or StJoegcvbs@gmail...

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Lenten Soup Supper

Posted on February 27, 2018 in: General News

ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN SOUP SUPPER MARCH 16, 2018 6 – 7:30 PM ST. AGNES ROOM Please join us for a simple meal of soup and bread and learn about ROTACARE, a program which facilitates free health care for Long Islanders in need. St. Joseph’s parishioner and ROTACARE Board Member Jim Brady will lead the presentation. A freewill offering will be taken up to support the work of ROTACARE, and our evening will conclude with the Stations of the Cross at 7:30 pm in the Church. Please plan to attend! Invite your friends and neighbors! Please RSVP by Monday, March 12 @ 747-7120 or asirianni@s...

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Taize Prayer - March 12

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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 TUESDAY EVENING MARCH 12 7:30-8:30 ST.JOSEPH’S CHURCH PRESENTED BY ST. JOSEPH’S MUSIC AND ADULT FAITH MINISTRIES

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on February 20, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Present The Shack Based on the best-selling novel with the same name, this film tells the story of a father whose daughter is kidnapped on a family outing. Her blood was found on the floor of a nearby abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness, but neither she nor her body were found. In the course of trying to find out what happened to his daughter, the father encounters God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – who are presented in a most unique way. The movie, starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, sparked substantial controversy when it was released in ...

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RCIA

Posted on February 20, 2018 in: General News

ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO... Has expressed interest in becoming a Catholic? Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized? Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter Season. There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the proces...

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Rectory Office Hours

Posted on February 16, 2018 in: General News

The Rectory Office will be closed on Saturday, February 17th and Monday, February 19th.  The Office will be open on Sunday, February 18th from 9 AM to 2 PM.  If you need the services of a Priest please call the Emergency number 516-434-1516. Thank you. 

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COLEGIO SAN ANTONIO, founded in 1919, serves 250 students from Pre-K through 12th grade and is administered by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville. The school is located in the town of Isabela on the northwest coast of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria nearly destroyed a key part of the school’s campus, “St. Dominic’s Building,” a two story structure which houses a 560 seat theatre and a gymnasium. A large basketball/volleyball court adjoining the building was also rendered unusable. It has been determined that the building remains a viable structure but needs to be gutted and reconstructed ...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on February 12, 2018 in: General News

Fridays during Lent One hour Prayer Vigils 11 am - 12 noon Pray with us in front of Planned Parenthood, 540 Fulton Avenue Hempstead February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Respect Life Ministry

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Parish Lenten Series

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

ST. JOSEPH’S LENTEN SERIES RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART February 26th ~ March 5th ~ March 12th ~ March 19th (All Mondays) MISSION PREACHING FOLLOWING 9:00 AM Mass and 7:30 PM Mass OUR VISITING PREACHERS: Praying with your Whole Heart - Reverend Thomas Fusco~ February 26th  Building Bridges to the Divine - Reverend Nicholas Zientarski ~ March 5th  Can Anything Good Come from Garden City? - Reverend Douglas Arcoleo ~ March 12th  St. Joseph...the Heart of Faithfulness - Reverend Robert Romeo ~ March 19th 

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

Stations of the Cross will be prayed communally on Fridays during Lent: Friday mornings at 9:30 AM (after the 9 AM Mass) and again at 7:30 PM. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the evening Stations of the Cross.

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Mass Schedule during Lent

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent. 8:30 AM on Saturdays. Regular Mass Schedule on Saturday evenings and Sundays.

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Ash Wednesday, February 14th

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018 Distribution of Ashes at Services in the Church: 7 AM, 4 PM, 7:30 PMMass 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM (Ashes will be distributed during these Masses). 12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent.

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Message from the Pastor

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

 February 2018 Dear Parishioners, As we look forward to the approaching Lent as a time to grow in God’s grace, I would like to return to something that I presented two years ago: the wonderful opportunity that we have to deepen our faith through the on-line program FORMED. On behalf of all of our parishioners St. Joseph Parish had registered with FORMED. FORMED makes available programs of liturgical, theological, and spiritual formation, faith-oriented films for the entire family, e-books, and audios. Parishioners need only register with FORMED on-line to have complete and free access to all of these resou...

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on January 26, 2018 in: General News

Please click on attachment for a message from Bishop Barres 

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Please come join us for a series of informal discussions on the Catholic faith. After a brief presentation, get the chance to ask any burning questions you’ve ever had about God, the Church, or pretty much anything you can think of. Come learn more about the faith, and if nothing else try and stump the priest! January 29th – Science, Technology, and the Catholic Church February 5th – Christian Joy in a Joyless World The sessions will be Monday nights at 7 PM in the St. Agnes Room. Feel free to come to one or all. Look forward to seeing you then! Fr. Scolaro

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Tomorrow's Hope 5 K Run

Posted on January 23, 2018 in: General News

Saturday, March 24, 2018  8:30 am Fun run Start/9:00 am 5 K start    Click on attachment for more information 

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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 23, 2018 in: General News

Tuesday, February 13th 10 am to 2 pm Cherry Valley Club  All proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School  Please click on attachment for details and registration form. 

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Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 12, 2018 in: General News

January 28th - February 2nd Please click on attachment for more information

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Altar Server Training

Posted on January 09, 2018 in: General News

The St. Joseph Altar Server Ministry is an important part of our vibrant faith community. Being an altar server is a wonderful opportunity to serve at the Lord’s Table and grow in our Catholic faith. We invite you to become a server. It’s an honor and privilege to serve, but also a great responsibility. In order to make sure that you receive proper training so that you can serve at the altar to the best of your ability, Father Scolaro and Deacon Jack will have a series of training sessions. Our Initial meeting will take place on Monday, January 22nd at 4:00 pm. Our training sessions will be held in St...

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Fifth Grade Family Mass

Posted on January 08, 2018 in: General News

5th Grade Family Mass Sunday January 21st 10am in the Auditorium We will celebrate a grade level Mass for all of the Fifth Grade students in our parish at 10am on Sunday, January 21st at the Family Mass in the St. Joseph Auditorium. Some of our Fifth Graders will serve as Greeters, Ushers and Gift Bearers. All of the children will be asked to stand for a special Blessing at the end of Mass. We will have a social gathering immediately after Mass in the School cafeteria. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome! Please consider joining us at this Mass and social gathering. Parents and siblings are welcome as w...

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Although we are bringing the Christmas season to a close with the celebration of the adoration of the Christ Child by the Magi, I find that I am still humming a Christmas carol called “I heard the bells on Christmas Day.” It is based on a poem, Christmas Bells, composed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863, while the Civil War raged. He finds the proclamation of “peace on earth, good-will to men” impossible to reconcile with the hatred and carnage of the war. And as we look around our world today, we still find endless suffering, destruction and despair. Here on Long Island, poverty of all kinds...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on January 02, 2018 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board presents Hacksaw Ridge  The real-life story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who nevertheless joined the Army at the outset of WWII, believing that the war was a just one. However, because he also believed that killing was wrong, he requested assignment as a medic, and refused to carry a weapon. That exercise of conscience subjected him to ridicule and taunts of cowardice from officers and his fellow soldiers alike. Fast forward to the bloodiest battle of the war, on the Japanese island of Okinawa. There, Desmond remained at the top of a ridge – alone exc...

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National Migration Week 2018

Posted on January 02, 2018 in: General News

MANY JOURNEYS, ONE FAMILY NATIONAL MIGRATION WEEK 2018 JANUARY 7 – 14, 2018 For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, which includes immigrants, refugees, children and victims of human trafficking. Each of our families has a migration story, some recent and others in the distant past. Regardless of where we are and where we came from we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another. POSITIONS ON MIGRATION: The ...

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