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Entries for 2020

Go to Joseph

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Go to Joseph
A PASTORAL LETTER BY THE MOST REVEREND JOHN O. BARRES ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF ST. JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Recently, parishioners have inquired about the morality of receiving the Covid vaccine and any relationship to stem cells obtained from aborted fetuses. It is a very complex issue, and parishioners should be wary of accepting opinions or interpretations of Church moral teaching from those who are no...

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"Religion and Rock"

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

“RELIGION AND ROCK” Catholic Faith Network Tune into “Religion and Rock” with Msgr. Jim Vlaun on Sunday from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM on WBAB 102.3FM or 95.3 FM on Long Island’s East End. Listen on Saturdays at 11:00 PM on Sirius Radio, Channel 159, the Catholic Channel and ...

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Sponsor a Family Thank you

Posted on December 14, 2020 in: General News

Sponsor a Family Thank you
We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy and we thank you so much for your generous participation in the St. Joseph’s 2020 Christmas Sponsor A Family Program. Over the past 20 years, some of the most rewarding moments of this program happened on the drop-off date, th...

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Bishop Barres Christmas Letter

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Please click on attachement to view Bishop Barres Letter 

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Lessons and Carols - Sunday, December 13th
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 13, 2020 3:30 PM St. Joseph Church

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Background Screening Update

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

The Office for the Protection of Children and Young People: The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (The Charter) promulgated by the Bishops of the United States in 2002 outlines specific practices and guidelines providing standards of safety in parishes and dioceses throughou...

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Beware Gift Card Scam

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

We are aware that Cyber thieves are now going after your wallet in addition to your passwords by adopting a simple tactic to trick you into handing over your money. While not new, gift card scams are on the rise and can result in a victim losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. In the past few d...

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Dear Sponsors, We hope this finds you and your families safe and well. The response to our Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family was heartwarming. We were able to provide dinners to over 270 families! And now, we are asking for a helping hand for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to provide assistanc...

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St. Joseph School invites the Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish, their friends and family to support St. Joseph School while online shopping through Amazon at absolutely no cost to you!! In order to support St. Joseph School through Amazon Smile follow these simple steps: (1) Go to smile....

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Thank you ~ Sponsor a Family Thanksgiving 2020
We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy and we thank you so much for your generous participation in the St. Joseph’s 2020 Thanksgiving Sponsor A Family Program. Over the past 20 years, some of the most rewarding moments of this program happened on the drop-off date, the culm...

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Home with the Word 2021

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

AT HOME WITH THE WORD 2021 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: $7.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:____...

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Usher Meeting

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

There will be an Ushers Meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM in the Church. Due to age and health reasons, many of our Ushers can no longer continue to work in their Stewardship. We are in need of new volunteers! Please consider becoming an Usher, join us on December 2nd and sign up for...

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Missalettes

Posted on November 02, 2020 in: General News

Due to the COVID guidelines, we have had to remove all of the missalettes from the pews of the Church. Many parishioners have inquired as to where they could purchase their own missalettes. We have just received the Advent-Lent Missals (November 29, 2020 -March 27, 2020. They will be available durin...

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Liturgy of Remembrance

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

Liturgy of Remembrance
Our annual All Souls Liturgy will take place on Monday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm in the Church. If you lost a loved one who was a parishioner of St. Joseph and were unable to have a Funeral Liturgy due to COVID 19 restrictions, please call Anna Sirianni at 516-747-7120 or asirianni@stjosephsgc.com...

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Christmas Liturgies 2020

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

Christmas Liturgies 2020
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2020 LESSONS & CAROLS Sunday, December 13 3:30 p.m. Church CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS Monday, December 14: Advent Day of Reconciliation Confessions 3-9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19 9:00-10:00 a.m., 1-2:00 p.m., and 6:00-6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES Thursday, Dece...

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The Giving Tree 2020

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

The Giving Tree 2020
We have had to make so many accommodations in our lives in the last several months. Our GIVING TREE program too, has undergone a necessary change in response to the coronavirus. This year, we are collecting GIFT CARDS ONLY for the families of Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead. Please help u...

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2020-2021 ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES Due to restrictions with gathering, voting will take place online. A link to a Google Form to vote will be available on both the Parish & School website beginning October 19th. Voting will close at 6:30PM on Sunday, October 25th. If you have any qu...

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Parish Blood Bank - Thank you

Posted on October 06, 2020 in: General News

The Blood Drive was a huge success considering we are dealing with a pandemic. We collected 43 pints of blood and 11 people did the ALEXIS double read cell donations for 22 more units for a total of 65 units. Those who made appointments had a result of 91% who were able to donate as there were onl...

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We received a lovely thank you letter from NEW GROUND, the recipient of this year’s Parish Lenten Project, for our donation of $4,230.00.  The letter states, “Your assistance makes it possible for those most in need to overcome countless barriers to break the cycle of homelessness a...

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On October 1, 2020, the Diocese of Rockville Centre (DRVC) announced that as a civil corporation, it has filed for Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to manage legal expenses and facilitate settlements with abuse survivors. The Diocese sent every parish pertinent information regarding the filing for ...

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2021 Mass Book

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

2021 Mass Book Opens: Monday, November 2nd with Mail Requests Only for one week Monday, November 9th – 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 li...

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Mass Schedule Changes

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General News

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020, we will be changing the Sunday morning Mass schedule: the 11:45 a.m. and the 1:00 p.m. Masses will be consolidated into one Mass at 12:30 p.m. The weekend Mass schedule will read: Saturday 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30,9:00, 10:30, 11:00 (auditorium) a.m., ...

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Respect Life Sunday

Posted on September 23, 2020 in: General News

Respect Life Sunday
Next Sunday, October 4 is Respect Life Sunday. As we celebrate Respect Life Sunday, we are reminded that the assaults on human dignity come in many forms. The Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics is charged with deepening our already strong commitment to pro-life activities and parish educatio...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 21, 2020 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday October 4th at 2:00pm Sunday, October 4th, is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In his honor we will bless your animals on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 PM in the Convent Back Yard. Please bring your furry (or scaly) friends to have them blessed by Deacon Jack McKenna.  

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Rosary Sunday

Posted on September 21, 2020 in: General News

Rosary Sunday
THE ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH ROSARY SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2020 All Rosarians are invited to celebrate Rosary Sunday at the 9:00 AM Mass on October 4th. The congregation is invited to a public recitation of the Holy Rosary immediately following Mass outside at our Blessed Mo...

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Catholic High School Open Houses

Posted on September 15, 2020 in: General News

September 2020 Saturday, Sept. 26 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Sacred Heart Academy Sunday, Sept. 27 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - St. Anthony's High School Sunday, Sept. 27 - 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - St. Mary's College Preparatory High School October 2020 Saturday, Oct. 3- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Kellenberg M...

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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Posted on September 14, 2020 in: General News

Please donate blood at our Fall drive sponsored by Bishop Baldwin Council, Knights of Columbus, on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Our world has changed. We find new ways to connect, work, play, learn and support each other. Prior to COVID-19, community blood drives like ours accounted for 75% of the re...

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Communion Guidelines

Posted on September 08, 2020 in: General News

Communion Guidelines   Please note the latest liturgical protocols we have received from the diocese:   · Beginning at the Saturday & Sunday Masses on 9/12&13, 2020, Communion will be distributed to the congregation at the usual time in the Mass – no longer af...

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A Message from Father Shibi

Posted on August 25, 2020 in: General News

Dear St. Joseph Family, It is with a heavy but grateful heart that I write this letter to you. I want to thank each and every one of you for the kindness and love you have shown me during my two years at St. Joseph's Parish. As you know, I have been transferred to St. Ignatius of Loyola Churc...

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The week ahead is one filled with mixed emotions. It is with a genuine sense of sadness that we bid farewell to Fr. Shibi Pappan. In the brief space of two years, he has left the mark of his dedication, his generous ministry, and his joyful spirit in all our hearts. His dedication is evident in the ...

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

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During this time of Covid-19, as we hope to continue our progress out of quarantine, we would like our parishioners to know what steps we have undertaken in the past several weeks and will continue to maintain in the interest of everyone’s health and safety: Hand sanitizer dispensing stations...

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St. Joseph Parish Office of Religious Education will be conducting Registration for our Fall 2020 classes for First Graders and students who are New Registrations for our Religious Education Program. In order to register your child for Religious Education classes, you must be a registered parishione...

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As tensions, anger, and violence continue across our nation, let us join in prayer for deeper respect for all innocent lives. We recognize the sorrow and pain of the African-American community, and we pray for the safety of all men and women of color. We extend our concern to families and business o...

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Words of Special Thanks

Posted on June 18, 2020 in: General News

As we emerge from the past three months of uncertainty and isolation, we are glad to return to our church, to celebrate public Mass once more, and be restored to the Eucharist. Looking back over those anxious, dark days, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the moments of light and hope in the p...

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Virtual Seminars being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter We would like you to know that the LI chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer its services to clients, caregivers and families via webinars and telephone, including support groups and ...

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On Friday, June 5th Monsignor Swiader, Father Shibi, Brian Colomban, Regina Cioffi, Janice Bateman, Kelly Noulas, Jaclyn Williams, Amanda Guele, Marie Diffley, Luis Garcia, Kristianne Haran, and Karen Wolf visited our 8th graders at their homes to deliver lawn signs and caps and gowns. Being able...

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Eucharistic Blessing - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Eucharistic Blessing Sunday, June 14, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi. It has long been a tradition to hold Eucharistic processions on Corpus Christi. Continuing that tradition, but with a twist for the times, we invite parishioners to parti...

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1 June 2020 Dear parishioners and friends, Thank you for your prompt responses regarding Friday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration. I am happy to say that as of Friday, June 5, we will resume Adoration, 1-3:00 p.m. in the church proper, not in the loggetta, to provide for wider distancing. We wil...

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Thanks and Good News Once again, we want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days, those parishioners who continue to contribute through the Sunday offering envelopes. Your loyalty and generosity are most appreciated. Parish expenses have not abated ...

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Virtual Food Drive

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive
St. Joseph’s VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE We are accepting donations of ‘Stop and Shop’ gift cards ($20 or $25) to be given to our neighbors in need at the parishes of Our Lady of Loretto and The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Cards can be purchased online and can be mailed directly to...

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May 12, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Coronavirus has affected society and the Church in ways unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. None of us could have imagined the impact on our families, our livelihoods, and our practice of the Faith. As treatments for the s...

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Mother's Day Tribute

Posted on May 04, 2020 in: General News

Mother's Day Tribute
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 li...

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On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we continue to pray for all those who are carrying crosses and burdens, as well as for all who are serving on the front lines of this Pandemic. As we endure the cross of COVID-19, I want to thank you for your continued support of your parish and our Catholic Ministri...

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YES COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER  We at YES Community Counseling Center are working hard to keep our services available during this health crisis.  The challenges of bereavement are now compounded with this situation and may create more isolation which can complicate the grief pr...

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Be sure to include your name in our upcoming special Tributes to Mothers and Fathers that will appear as full-page testimonials in the Garden City News on May 8 and June 19 -- just in time for Mother's and Father's Day. These tributes will thank our parents for their love and sacrifice wh...

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: General News

URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS! Church of Saint Joseph BLOOD DRIVE Cancelled Please donate at one of our Fixed Blood Drive Centers by appointment only Please make an appointment by calling Donna Tavetian at New York blood Center: 516-478-5018 1-800-933-2566 Www.nybc.org

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Appreciating the anxieties you are facing, we urge you to please continue supporting your parish with weekly offertory donations. These funds are critical for the continued operation of St. Joseph Parish. Every day, your parish provides for the pastoral and spiritual care of its parishioners. It is ...

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A Message from Msgr. Swiader

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Many Thanks!! We want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days and have continued to contribute through your Sunday offering envelopes You are great! Parish expenses have not abated maintenance, supplies, salaries, etc., all remain as obligations...

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An Act of Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You...

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Taize Prayer

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

Taize Prayer for Monday, March 16th has been cancelled. 

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St. Joseph School is looking to connect with Alumni to keep you updated on important events at the school, future plans and fun social gatherings. Please contact the School office at 516-747-2730 to provide us with your most up to date contact information. Alternatively, feel free to email Mrs. B...

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Vacation Bible School 2020

Posted on March 09, 2020 in: General News

Vacation Bible School 2020
ALL ABOARD!! St. Joseph’s parish is calling adult parishioners who are willing to help us offer our popular vacation bible school! This is your opportunity to share your time to help us help kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. If you are interested...

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Faith Direct

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish wants to conserve resources and save money, but we need your help. This Lent, we invite you to accept our 2020 Lenten Challenge and make the decision to give up envelopes and help us use less paper and reduce parish costs. Faith. Direct/NY332 or call 1-866-507-8757  

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Become part of a 78 year tradition which focuses on acknowledging our Blessed Mother Mary as our mother and our surest way to her Son, Jesus Christ. We rely on our wonderful mother when we pray for our children, our families, and the community in which we live. Join us every First Saturday to become...

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A Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Bishop Barres
Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres letter 

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Lent Begins February 26, 2020

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Lent Begins February 26, 2020
Lenten Adorations  12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent. 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 C...

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Morning Moms Faith Sharing Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

ST. JOSEPH’S MOMS FAITH SHARING GROUP You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens as we discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel in a supportive setting. We would be delighted to welcome new members to our group. Children are welcome to attend and play while you ...

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Evening Moms Faith Sharing Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

St Joseph’s Moms Faith Sharing Group in the evening You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens to discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel in a supportive setting. This group meets one evening per month -usually the 3rd Thursday- at 7:30 pm in the St Joseph’s c...

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Thursday, March 19th Meeting weekly for 8 sessions. (no session on April 9th) 7:30-9:00pm Notre Dame Social Ministry 1 Aberdeen Road, New Hyde Park Please call the Social Ministry office to register at (516)326-3403

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Parish Lenten Project

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Parish Lenten Project
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2020 This year, we have selected NEW GROUND for our Lenten Project. NEW GROUND is a unique agency that has been providing a comprehensive array of services for over 28 years to assist homeless veterans and families acquire the skills necessary to obtain an...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on February 04, 2020 in: General News

Defensive Driving Class
Saturday, February 29th    Please click on the attachment below for information and registration form. 

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Golden Wedding Liturgy honoring Couples Married 50 years or more
"This Spring, couples who have been married fifty years will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Smithtown. Mass will begin at 2:00 p.m., Bishop Robert J. Coyle will preside. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at...

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54 Day Novena

Posted on January 28, 2020 in: General News

January 31-March 24 Please join the Diocese of Rockville Centre Vocations Office in praying a 54 Day Rosary Novena for vocations to the priesthood, beginning on January 31, 2020 and ending on March 24, 2020 the vigil of the Annunciation. Thank you for your prayers and support. 

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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 28, 2020 in: General News

Queen of Hearts Luncheon
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Cherry Valley Club  Sweepstakes and Raffles all proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School Hosted by the St. Joseph School Family Association.  Purchase or donate online at www.shop.sjsfo.com or use the form attached. 

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Sunday Hospitality and Welcome

Posted on January 23, 2020 in: General News

Sunday Hospitality and Welcome
Catholics as a rule, and especially in regard to Sunday Mass, are people of regular habit – the Mass we usually attend, even the pew where we usually sit. Recognizing that, as well as our need for volunteers to assist our ushers, we are looking to parishioners help to greet their fellow friend...

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Attached please find a message from Bishop Barres.

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on January 22, 2020 in: General News

Rosary Altar Society Meeting
Become part of a 78 year tradition which focuses on acknowledging our Blessed Mother Mary as our mother and our surest way to her son, Jesus Christ. We rely on our wonderful mother when we pray for our children, our families, and the community in which we live. Join us every First Saturday to become...

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The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Fund for Technology in Education Encourages all high school seniors who are residents of Garden City to apply for the 2020 Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology. Instructions and forms under “Awards and Grants” at www.stevetompsettmemorialf...

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Morning Star Initiative

Posted on January 14, 2020 in: General News

Diocese of Rockville Centre announces Morning Star Initiative As you may have heard, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has decided to launch a bold plan, called the Morning Star Initiative, to revitalize Catholic elementary school education on Long Island. The goal of this initiative is to restore a ...

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Diocesan Annual Telethon

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Diocesan Annual Telethon
The Catholic Faith Network Telethon is the weekend of Saturday, February 8th from 2PM -10PM and Sunday, February 9th from 12PM to 10PM. Please tune in on Cablevision channel 29/137, Time Warner Channel 471 or Verizon FiOS channel 296 to support our Diocesan Television Station. It will be 18 hours...

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Catholic Schools Week 2020

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Schools Week 2020
Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass is on Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 AM.  Open House begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Principal Mr. Brian Colomban at bcolomban5589@st-josephschool.com   

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40 Days for Life ~ February 26- April 5
You’re invited to a Presentation & General Informational Meeting Sunday, January 26th, 2020 7:00 PM-Presentation, 7:30 PM-Q&A St. Patrick R. C. Church, 280 West Mail Street Smithtown, NY 11787 This 40 DFL Lenten Campaign is fully endorsed by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Com...

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
Who: All boys and girls from 9-14 years of ages as of January 1st, 2020. Copy of birth certificate required for registration.  What: Exciting Basketball Free Throw Contest  Where: St. Joseph's School Gym  When: Friday, January 31st from 7:00 to 8:00 PM  There...

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