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Entries for 2021

Christmas Baby Shower

Posted on November 29, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Baby Shower
The Church of St. Joseph Christmas Baby Shower Please Donate a Baby Gift Celebrating The Precious Gift of Life 2021 St. Joseph’s Respect Life Ministry and St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society*, to mark the conclusion of our 30th Annual Spiritual Adoption Novena, are collecting baby g...

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The St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council wishes to Thank everyone who donated or tried to donate as well as all worthy brothers who helped, make last months Fall blood drive a big success by donating or helping staff the registration and escort donors. We collected 68 uni...

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Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2021

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: General News

Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2021
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 300 families! And now, we are asking for a helping hand for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to provide assistance ...

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Christmas Oplatki

Posted on November 23, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Oplatki
As we have done in the past, we will again make available Christmas Oplatki that we invite families to take home and share at the table of their Christmas Eve dinner. This is a tradition observed by many Polish, Slovak and Central European families. The custom can be traced back in Poland to the 10t...

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Christmas Giving Tree 2021

Posted on November 19, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Giving Tree 2021
Once again this year, we will be providing Christmas help to 50 families known to the Outreach program at Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead in the form of $25 gift cards to local stores. This format was well received last year and enables the families to choose their own gifts. $25 gift car...

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One Hour Prayer Vigils

Posted on November 09, 2021 in: General News

One Hour Prayer Vigils
Please join St. Joseph parishioners, clergy and friends in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood's abortion business  540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead From 11- Noon every Friday   

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CYO High School Boys Basketball

Posted on November 08, 2021 in: General News

St. Joseph CYO basketball for HS boys deadline to register is November 27th.  Please click on Read More below for application form. thank you     

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Cub Scout Advent Calendar Sale

Posted on November 03, 2021 in: General News

Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 20-21. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated. 

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on November 02, 2021 in: General News

The Church of St. Joseph Rosary Altar Society Meeting Saturday, November 13 Speaker: Msgr. James Swiader Topic:      Ite Ad Joseph                 Go to Joseph 8:30 am Mass followed by Rosary 9:...

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Dear Sponsors,  We wish to thank all of you who made this year’s Thanksgiving event such a success.  Most of us manage our weekly/monthly food bill, but unfortunately, many families worry about putting food on their dinner table every day. Your generosity helped to ease these...

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Widow and Widowers Group

Posted on October 29, 2021 in: General News

Widow and Widowers Group
Your Widows & Widowers meet every third Wednesday of the month in the St. Agnes Room at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come and enjoy lively conversation and light refreshments. ALL are welcome. For more information please call Margaret at 516-248-7786.

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Morning 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. We would be delighted to accept new members to our group. Our next meeting is November 4th at 9:30 am via Zoom. If you would like to participate please contact: Deanna O’Connor a...

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Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit
St. Joseph Parish, Garden City, invites parishioners and friends to an exhibit of EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD developed by The Servant of God, Blessed Carlo Acutis. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 3-7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2021, 8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m. Presented in the parish gymnasi...

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All Souls Day

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

Tuesday, November 2nd All Souls Day Mass Schedule is as follows : 8:00 & 9:00 AM 7:30 PM Mass of Remembrance If you wish to enroll loved ones in our All Souls Novena of Masses, please fill out an envelope available at the doors of the church and deposit it in the collection boxes.

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All Saints Day

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

ALL SAINTS DAY ~ Monday, November 1st All Saints Day is a Holy Day but not a day of obligation this year. The Mass Schedule is as follows: 8:00 & 9:00 AM 12:10 and 7:30 PM . All Masses will be in the Church

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Home with the Word 2022

Posted on October 19, 2021 in: General News

Home with the Word 2022
AT HOME WITH THE WORD 2022This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture.If you would like to order Home with the Word 2022, order forms are available in the bulletin today and on the Parish Website. Please fill out the form and return it to the Re...

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Due to popular demand - a second date has been added!  “St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus”Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years!Reduce driver violation points. (Up to (4) points off your driving record).Saturday, November 20, 2021 fro...

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BEWARE GIFT CARD SCAM

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General News

BEWARE GIFT CARD SCAM
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 day...

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Rosary Altar Society Communion Brunch
The Rosary Altar Society of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Garden City, New York welcomes all to our Annual Communion Brunch following 9:00 a.m. celebration of Mass Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at The Stewart Manor Country Club 51 Salisbury Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 Guest Sp...

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Blood Drive

Posted on September 28, 2021 in: General News

Blood Drive
Sunday, October 17, 2021  7:30 am to 1:30 PM sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council #15809  Please see attachment for more information. 

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Monday, October 4th, is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In his honor we will bless your animals on Sunday, October 3rd, at 12:00 PM in the Convent Back Yard. Please bring your furry (or scaly) friends to have them blessed by Deacon Jack.

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Respect Life Sunday

Posted on September 23, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life Sunday
Sunday, October 3 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 educati...

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Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!

Posted on September 16, 2021 in: General News

Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY! Sunday, September 26TH Please join your fellow parishioners for a light breakfast and fellowship After the 9:00, 10:30 and 11:00 AM Masses At the Fourth Street Promenade (4th street entrance of the Church) Bring the whole family!!!

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Liturgy Up-date: The Sign of Peace

Posted on September 16, 2021 in: General News

Liturgy Up-date: The Sign of Peace
 We continue to try to move ahead to restore liturgical practices that were deferred because of Covid. We have resumed the presentation of the gifts of bread and wine at the offertory. Beginning this weekend, we will restore the “Sign of Peace” at Mass. Following the greeting,...

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Rosary Altar Society Membership Form
The purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual and spiritual benefit of all members throughout the world. We invite all adult women of the parish to join our Society. Our meetings will ...

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In Person Tour of St. Joseph Church
On Sunday, October 3rd Msgr. Swiader will be your guide for a tour of St. Joseph Church. The tour will begin at 3:30 PM. ALL are welcome! 

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Pastoral Letter celebrating St. Joseph the Worker on Labor Day by Bishop John O. Barres
As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day during this Year of St. Joseph, Bishop Barres has released a new pastoral letter commemorating this important day: Our Holiness and Mission in the Changing World of Work. A Pastoral Letter Celebrating St. Joseph the Worker on Labor Day. Bishop Barres examin...

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St. Joseph School welcomes back over 400 students!
Summer 2021 was an exciting and busy time for St. Joseph School! With over four hundred students making their way through our doors on September 7th, we had much to do and upgrade in our buildings throughout June, July and August. We made our two libraries into brand new classrooms for our third and...

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St. Joseph Parish Anti-bullying Policy St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Garden City, exists as a community of Catholic prayer, faith, and service that is founded upon respect for the inherent dignity of every human person. The use of any media, including the Internet, or personal encounter, to h...

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Earthquake Relief for Haiti

Posted on August 18, 2021 in: General News

On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti across several major cities. This is another major setback in a country struggling with political instability, COVID-19, food security, and now a devastating earthquake. Collection boxes have been set up at the Fourth and Fifth Street en...

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Book rack Announcement

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

Twenty-third Publications has decided to discontinue the print edition of Exploring the Sunday Readings as of September, 2021. Therefore, the issue covering the September readings is the last issue that will be available on the bookrack.However, a digital version will still be available. If you are...

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9/11 Memorial Mass

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

St. Joseph's Parish will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 9/11/2001 with the celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday, 9/11 at 9:30 am in the Church. All are welcome to join us.

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Self-guided Tour Books of St. Joseph Church
As part of our Parish Commemoration of the Holy Year of St. Joseph, 2020-2021, we have prepared a self-guided walking tour of the Church of St. Joseph, Garden City, NY. Guides are available for visitors on the bookrack in the Franklin Avenue vestibule. Please return each copy to the bookrack...

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Virtual Food Drive Update

Posted on June 01, 2021 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive Update
VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE UPDATE Thank you for your generous support of our monthly virtual food drives. We continue to support the Outreach programs of our sister parishes in Hempstead and Roosevelt. Our August drive is now underway and our tally to date is $1,870. To make a contribution, you may...

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Save the Date!

Posted on May 26, 2021 in: General News

Save the Date!
The St. Joseph Parish Community is invited to a Prayer Service on Monday, June 21st the day after Father’s Day to honor the foster father of Jesus Saint Joseph 7:00 PM Convent Backyard (please bring your own chairs) Immediately following the Prayer Service there will be an Ice Cream Socia...

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Face Masks & Coverings at Mass
Given the continuing surge in the infection rate of Covid-Delta across Nassau County, and recognizing our care for the health and welfare of our parishioners and guests, we suggest that those attending Mass, even if vaccinated, consider wearing masks while they are in the church for the present...

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Funeral Mass for the Madigan Family Joseph, Gail and Molly Wake will be held at Fairchild Funeral Home Monday & Tuesday May 17th & 18th 3:00 – 7:00 PM Funeral Mass: Wednesday, May 19th ~ 9:45 AM at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre

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Bishop-elect Koenig

Posted on April 30, 2021 in: General News

Bishop-elect Koenig
Pope Francis appointed Friday a new bishop of Wilmington, the home diocese of President Joe Biden. The pope selected Msgr. William Koenig to lead the Diocese of Wilmington, which covers the state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, upon the retirement of Bishop William Francis Malooly ...

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Catholic Elementary Schools Collection
The annual collection for Catholic elementary schools is this weekend (May 1&2). Half of the money collected in parishes with schools, and parishes that support regional schools, stays with the school, and the other half is sent to the Diocese and is given to Tomorrow’s Hope Foundatio...

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Roe V. Wade Movie

Posted on April 22, 2021 in: General News

Roe V. Wade Movie
ROE V. WADE ~ The real story you've never been told.  4/5/2021- through 4/30/2021 Order Movie - if you watch by April 30th watch unlimited for 30 days, at a 35% discounted rate: $12.99  Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics  WWW.DRVCLIFE.ORG/MOVIE  SPECIAL...

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Project Rachel

Posted on April 12, 2021 in: General News

Project Rachel
Project Rachel retreats are opportunities to experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. The retreats are directed by specially trained compassionate caregivers, including counselors and clergy, who have a sensitivity and heart for those who suffer. The next scheduled 2021 retr...

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A Message from the Pastor

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

A Message from the Pastor
Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish –   In my own name, and on behalf of Fr. Prasanna, Msgr. Bill Koenig, Fr. John Gouldrick, Deacon Jack McKenna, the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, and the entire Pastoral Staff of St. Joseph Parish, I extend to you and to all your families our...

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on March 16, 2021 in: General News

Holy Week Liturgies
PALM SUNDAY – March 28, 2021 Blessing of Palms at all Masses Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the church: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 5:30 p.m. In the auditorium: 11:00 a.m. MONDAY – March 29, 2021 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Monday of Holy Week is a Specia...

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Spiritual Adoption Novena Begins
What is The Spiritual Adoption Novena? Praying daily for unborn babies in danger of abortion, one baby at a time. The Spiritual Adoption Novena is a nineā€month prayer initiative for the intention of protecting unborn babies from abortion, one baby at a time. The Novena begins on March 25, the F...

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Holy Land - Good Friday Collection
On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Each day, the news reminds us of the violence and instability plaguing the Middle East, but we rarely hear of the shrinking Christian community there, a community that struggles to remain in the land of C...

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Bishop Barres Easter Message

Posted on March 15, 2021 in: General News

Bishop Barres Easter Message
Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Easter Message 

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Holy Family Hospital Update

Posted on March 10, 2021 in: General News

Holy Family Hospital Update
We have received a letter, written in February 2021, from Ambassador Michele B. Bowe, who is the President of the Holy Family Hospital Foundation. The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for the Hospital and the surrounding region of Bethlehem: 90% unemployment c...

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Blood Drive

Posted on March 08, 2021 in: General News

Blood Drive
Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:45 am to 1:45 pm Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus  121 Fourth Street, Garden City - School Gym  click on link to schedule an appointment  https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/27926 or call 1-800-933-BLOOD For more inform...

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Diocese Chapter 11 Information

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: General News

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese's chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese's bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc 

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Lenten Project 2021 Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2021 HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM “That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized may find welcome and comfort in our communities.” Pope Francis Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, located a mere 500 ya...

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Luck of the Irish - Reverse Raffle
St. Joseph School presents a reverse raffle Luck of the Irish... Unlike a typical raffle, the last ticket pulled is the Grand Prize Winner.  Computer generated random drawing on March 17, 2021    Please see the attachement for more information. 

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Ash Wednesday ~ Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021 Distribution of Ashes at Services in the Church: 7 AM, 4 PM, 7:30 PM Mass 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM (Ashes will be distributed during these Masses).

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A Message from Bishop John Barres
Please click on the attachement below for Bishop John Barres message for Catholic Schools Week 

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Blessed Candles and Blessing of Throats
Tuesday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Candlemas. Blessed candles for home use will be avsilable in the sacristy for those who wish to purchase them Wednesday, February 3, is the Memorial of St. Blaise, whose intercession in invoked against illness of the throat. Throa...

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Guidelines for the Reception of Ashes
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Ash Wednesday, we will be following a revised protocol for the imposition of Blessed Ashes as we begin the Holy Season of Lent. Ashes will be distributed during Mass or at a Scripture Service, just after the homily. The celebrant with bless the ashes, sprinkling t...

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Prayerful Events at the Church of St. Joseph to Support theMarch for Life in Washington, D.C.On Friday, January 29, 2021Join us in prayer for the protection of innocent unborn babiesMany of us have the desire in our hearts to attend the March for Life on Friday, January 29, but due to Covid concerns...

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Respect Life Novena

Posted on January 05, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life Novena
9 Days for Life 9 Days for Life is designed so that Catholics all across the nation can unite together in prayer for the protection of human life. Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29. Get dai...

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