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Entries for 2021

The Madigan Family Joseph, Gail & Molly A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, May 19th at 10:00 AM Wake: Fairchild ~ Monday, May 17 & Tuesday May 18th 3:00 - 7:00 PM

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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 at the age of 77. Bishop-elect Koenig, 64, is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, where he served as the vicar of clergy after more than 10 years as rector of St. Agnes Cathedral. His episcopal ordination is scheduled for July 13 at St. Elizabeth Church in W...

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Save the Date!

Posted on April 28, 2021 in: General News

Save the Date!
In Honor of the Year of Saint Joseph We are planning a Prayer Service for Monday, June 21st at 7 PM. ALL St. Joseph Parishioners and their families are invited and encouraged to attend! More information to follow! 

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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 Foundation for scholarships.

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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 EVENT!  Live Q&A with Nick Loeb (by Zoom) producer, director, actor  ROE V. WADE MOVIE  Thursday, May 27th 7:00 - 8:00 PM  Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics Openings are limited! Reserve your spot now! WWW.DRVCLIFE.ORG/NICKLOEB&nbs...

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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 retreat day is: “Entering Canaan” Day or Prayer and Healing for Women Saturday, May 15th Please register by May 10th ALL COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE OBSERVED For more information please visit: the Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics website www.drvclife.org/...

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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 prayerful Best Wishes for a Blessed Easter Season.   A special word of thanks to all who made our church and our Holy Week and Easter liturgies so reverent and so beautiful: Mr. Joseph Cangialosi, our Cantors, our Liturgical Ministers, Ushers, and Adult Altar Servers,...

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Thank you ~ Lenten Project 2021 Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem
Our Lenten Project 2021 for Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem was an extraordinary success – you donated $30,596.00 to support this ‘modern day manger’ which provides health and hope to so many in the Holy Land. THANK YOU! This past year of pandemic living has brought us so much grief, loss and uncertainty. How wonderful it is that we have had the opportunity to support an institution that brings new life into the world and is itself a sign of peace in a region so beset by suffering and turmoil. In this Holy Year of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Parish has on...

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Missalettes

Posted on March 30, 2021 in: General News

Missalettes
Since Missalettes are not available at this time, to follow along at Mass you may like to order: “Magnificat” online www.magnificat.com or 1-866-273-5215 or “The Word among us” online wau.org/new44 or 1-800-775-9673 or “Living with Christ” online www.livingwithchrist.us or 1-800-214-3386 A limited number of copies of all these magazines are available on the bookrack.

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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 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 30, 2021 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m.,...

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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 nine‐month prayer initiative for the intention of protecting unborn babies from abortion, one baby at a time. The Novena begins on March 25, the Feast of The Annunciation, the day when the Blessed Mother consented to become the Mother of God. It concludes on December 25, Christmas, the celebration of the birth of the infant Jesus. Thus, it coincides with the nine‐month period when Jesus developed within His mother&rsqu...

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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 Christ’s birth, death and resurrection. Please help support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land by giving to the Good Friday Collection. This Pontifical Collection allows the Franciscans and others to continue caring for Christianity’s holiest sites and for God...

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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 creating increased poverty, food scarcity and increased inability of patients to contribute to their health care expenses; Low community testing levels; in the past year 28 staff members contracted Covid through community spread and 80 staff members quarantined due to exposur...

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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 information, contact John russo 516-384-4552  

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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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Please click on the attachement for a letter from Bishop Barress 

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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 yards from the birthplace of Jesus, provides state-of-the-art maternal and neonatal services to poor and at-risk mothers, babies and families. The Hospital is one of the primary works of the Order of Malta, the oldest Christian charity in the world which has been in existence for a...

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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. Throats will be blessed in a general blessing offered at the end of Mass to the congregation. Following diocesan guidelines, candles will not be held to the throat and there will be NO individual blessings offered – to avoid direct contact. We appreciate your understanding.

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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 them with Holy Water. He will then address the congregation as a whole in one of the two approved forms:   Repent and Believe in the Gospel. or Remember that you are dust and unto dust you will return. This invocation will NOT be repeated for each individual receivi...

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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, the March for Life organizers have issued this update: “The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. We will invite a small group of pro‐life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year. “These leaders will represent pro‐lif...

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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 daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at 9daysforlife.com!  Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Friday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.&r...

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