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Entries for 2022

Cross Catholic Outreach Speaker

Posted on December 30, 2022 in: General News

Cross Catholic Outreach Speaker
Please welcome Rev. Bernard Olszewski, the priest visiting our parish next weekend. He comes to us from Cross Catholic Outreach and will share some touching stories about the amazing work Catholic missions are accomplishing worldwide. Since Cross Catholic Outreach empowers existing Catholic mis...

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World Wide Marriage Encounter Weekend
Attention married couples & Priests Are you looking for a great Christmas gift? A weekend away for just you and your spouse to help your good marriage be great!! - Are you ready for more growth and happiness in your marriage or priesthood? -Uncover the secrets to a lasting, ...

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Bishop Barres Christmas Letter 2022

Posted on December 12, 2022 in: General News

Bishop Barres Christmas Letter 2022
Please click on attachment to read Bishop Barres Christmas letter 

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Christmas Mass Schedules

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedules
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2022 Lessons and Carols ~ Sunday, December 11th in the Church at 3:30 PM  CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS Saturday, December 17 9:00-10:00 a.m., 1-2:00 p.m., and 6:00-6:30 p.m. Monday, December 19: Advent Day of Reconciliation Confessions 7-9:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL ...

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Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2022

Posted on November 28, 2022 in: General News

Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2022
We invite you to join us in our Sponsor a Family initiative for Christmas. Thanks to our sponsors, we were able to lend a helping hand to over 250 families for Thanksgiving! And now, we are asking for your assistance for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to aid our neighbors at Our Lady of Loret...

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The Giving Tree 2022

Posted on November 26, 2022 in: General News

The Giving Tree 2022
Once again, St. Joseph’s Parish will be providing Christmas help to 50 families known to the Outreach program at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Hempstead in the form of $25 gift cards to local stores. This format has been well received and enables the families to choose their own gifts. $25 ...

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At Home with the Word 2023

Posted on November 14, 2022 in: General News

At Home with the Word 2023
This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture. A beautiful resource to open up the scriptures for us. Please fill out the form below and return to the Rectory as soon as possible.  Contribution: $8.00 per book Name:__________________...

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Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family Thank You!!
Thanksgiving 2022 Dear Sponsors, We would like to thank you for your incredible generosity to the “Sponsor a Family” campaign for Thanksgiving 2022. Through your kind support, our annual food drive was an enormous success, providing assistance to more than 250 families. Their Thanksg...

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Welcome to Sponsor a Family 2022

Posted on October 17, 2022 in: General News

Welcome to Sponsor a Family 2022
We invite you to participate in our annual food initiative. Last year’s drive was incredibly successful, and we hope to achieve similar success this year. Our goal remains the same as in past years: to aid our neighbors at Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary i...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 17, 2022 in: General News

Please Pray With Us ….Saving Babies inDanger of AbortionSt. Joseph parishioners, clergy and friendswill continue to gather in prayer on theseFridays: October 28 and November 4, 11,18, 25. Please join us from 11AM to noonat Planned Parenthood’s abortion business,540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead as we pra...

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Beginning this weekend, October 8 & 9, St. Joseph Parish will be collecting contributions for recovery efforts for the victims of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.  Donation boxes will be located near the 4th and 5th Street doors of the Church.  Our collection will end next weekend, October 15...

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Defensive Driving Class ~ Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
“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, October 29th, 2022, from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 ...

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Blood Drive Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
Sunday October 16 7:30 am - 1:30 pm  St. Joseph School Gym    Please click on attachement for more information. 

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The Church of St. Joseph Rosary Altar Society Meeting Wednesday, October 5th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm St. Agnes Room All Rosarians and new members are invited to gather in the St. Agnes Room for the Rosary, Installation of officers, and New Members Welcome. Pizza will be served! Membership...

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VIRTUS - For ALL Volunteers

Posted on September 13, 2022 in: General News

VIRTUS - For ALL Volunteers
FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS IN THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE: A person wishing to volunteer in any parish or organization in the Diocese of Rockville Centre must first complete three requirements: 1. Attend Protecting God’s Children (VIRTUS) 2. Sign the Codes of Conduct 3. Complete a background sc...

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Tomorrow's Hope Foundation Golf Tournament
Please support Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation’s 17th Annual Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament on Monday, September 12th at the esteemed Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY and help give the gift of Catholic education to the underserved! Since 2005, Tomorrow’s Hope has provided ...

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Important DRVC Information Information regarding a new deadline to file proofs of claim for victims of sexual abuse who were over 18 or older when the alleged conduct occurred and the forms to use, can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrollin...

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Bishop Barres Pastoral Letter
https://www.drvc.org/QVA

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Deacon Stephen Rooney to be Ordained on June 18th
Msgr. Swiader, Father Prasanna, Father Hilary and the Parish Family of St. Joseph’s Parish Congratulate and Extend our Prayers and Best Wishes to Deacon Stephen Rooney, a lifelong parishioner                          &nb...

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St. Joseph Prayer Service and Ice Cream Social
The St. Joseph Parish Community is invited to a Prayer Service on Tuesday, June 21st to honor the foster father of Jesus SAINT JOSEPH 7:00 PM Convent Backyard (Please bring your own chairs) Immediately following the Eucharistic Prayer Service there will be an Ice Cream Social, DJ, games, ac...

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St. Joseph School Golf & Tennis Open & Honoree Dinner
The St. Joseph School 18th Annual Golf & Tennis Open and Honoree Dinner We Are Stronger Together! 2022 Honoree: Deacon Jack McKenna  Monday, June 13, 2022 Cherry Valley Club, Garden City Please click on attachment for more info and registration forms 

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Memorial Mass for Bishop Emil A. Wcela
A Memorial Masss will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 21st at 10 AM for Most Reverend  Emil A. Wcela who entered into Eternal Life on May 21st. 

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Toward a Pro-Life Future in the Empire State
Toward a Pro-Life Future in the Empire State Please click on the attachment for a statement by the Catholic Bishops of New York State 

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Thursday, May 26 ~ The Ascension of the Lord 8:00 AM , 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM, 7:30 PM  Wednesday, May 25 ~ Vigil Mass  7:30 PM 

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ST.  JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2022 A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
We are so happy to report that St. Joseph’s Parish collected $44,921.29 for the Smiles for Scott Foundation, which assists pediatric oncology patients and their families with expenses and needs associated with treatment.  We are also touched to report that, as specified by the donor, $25,...

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Save the Date!

Posted on May 09, 2022 in: General News

Save the Date!
The St. Joseph Parish Community is invited to a Prayer Service  to honor the foster father of Jesus SAINT JOSEPH Tuesday, June 21 - 7:00 PM Convent Backyard (Please bring your own chairs) Immediately following the Prayer Service there will be an Ice Cream Social, DJ, games, activiti...

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Altar Servers Returning

Posted on May 04, 2022 in: General News

Altar Servers Returning
We are encouraged as we seem to be making our way out of Covid back to our regular practices. One sign has been the renewed interest of our Youth Altar Servers to return to their liturgical ministry. Some servers have expressed their desire for a “refresher course” after an absence of...

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Rosary Altar Society Rosary & Presentation to Our Blessed Mother
The Rosary Altar Society In Celebration of the Month of Mary Invites the Parish Family Holy Rosary and Presentation of Flowers to Our Blessed Mother Sunday, May 15th After the 12:30 Mass We will gather at Our Blessed Mother’s Statue Chairs will be available In case of rain we will mee...

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on April 07, 2022 in: General News

Holy Week Liturgies
PALM SUNDAY – April 10, 2022 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 – April 11, 2022 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Monday of Holy Week is a Specia...

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Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sa...

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Rosary Altar Society Meeting
The Church of St. Joseph Rosary Altar Society Meeting  Saturday, April 9th 9:00 am: Rosary 9:30 am: Speaker Father Ned Ryan from the Parish of Saint Anne will present a reflection on Influential Women in the Bible All Rosarians and new members are invited to gather in the St. Agnes ...

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Holy Hour on the Occasion of the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski March 25, 2022 at 7 pm at the Church of St. Aidan 505 Willis Avenue Williston Park, NY 11596 staidanparish.org ALL are welcome to participate in-person, or online via Facebook or the website for the Church of St. Aidan.

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Palm Cross Sale

Posted on March 16, 2022 in: General News

Boy Scout Troop 243 will be selling Palm Crosses after all of the Masses the weekend of April 3rd & 4th.   

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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
Church of Saint Joseph Blood Drive Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council #15809 Sunday, April 3 St. Joseph School Gym 7:30 am to 1:30 pm For more information please contact Joseph Levano 732-904-2661 Appointments are preferred however walk-ins will be welcomed if s...

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7th Annual Run for Tomorrow's Hope Foundation
St. Joseph School 5K and Fun Run Open to everyone for more information please go to https://events.elitefeats.com/22tomorrow Register at www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/events

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted on March 15, 2022 in: General News

Pancake Breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 243 is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast St. Joseph's School Cafeteria Adults ~ $10.00 Children 3 and over ~ $5.00 Family rate is $30.00 Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in uniform eat free! Thank you for supporting Scouting

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The Annunciation ~ March 25th
At the Annunciation, the Blessed Mother changed the world forever when she consented to God’s invitation ‐ delivered by the Angel Gabriel ‐ to become the Mother of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On Christmas (9 months later) Jesus was born. On the Feast of the Annunciation, our paris...

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Next week our parish will take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection. Funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support displaced refugees, and bring Christ’s love and mercy to vulnerable people here and abroad. Next week, please give generously to the collection and reveal C...

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Prayer for Ukraine

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: General News

God of infinite mercy and goodness, with needy hearts we pray to you today for Peace. Your Son reminded us that peacemakers are blessed, “for they shall be called children of God,” that we are to “hunger and thirst for righteousness.” His first Resurrection gift was His ...

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Parish Lenten Project 2022

Posted on February 23, 2022 in: General News

Parish Lenten Project 2022
The Smiles for Scott Foundation, Inc. -Where every smile means a lot- A charity benefitting children with cancer and their families. The Smiles for Scott Foundaiton, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization established to honor the memory of Scott Loeb, who passed away in 2005 from medull...

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on February 23, 2022 in: General News

Rosary Altar Society Meeting
St. Joseph Rosary Altar Society Meeting - Saturday, March 12th9:00 am Rosary in the Church9:30 am Speaker ~ Father Hilary NwajaguSt. Agnes RoomFather Hilary will present a reflection on Our Blessed Mother ~ Model of Humility and PrudenceAll Rosarians and new members are invited to gather in the St. ...

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Ash Wednesday ~ Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday – March 2, 2022Distribution 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).

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COVID Protocols Update

Posted on February 14, 2022 in: General News

Based on directives received from the Office of the Vicar General, we would like to inform our parishioners: • Masks are optional at all liturgies for parishioners and liturgical ministers – neither forbidden nor mandated. • No parishioner will be questioned about using or not usin...

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On March 27, 2022, the 10:30 AM Mass will be offered for the special intention of Deceased Knights of the St. Joseph Bishop Baldwin Council  along with deceased Knights of Columbus who are related to parishioners of the Church of St. Joseph. If you have a family member Father,...

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A Farewell to the Sisters

Posted on February 09, 2022 in: General News

This past year saw the departure from St. Joseph Convent of Ss. Ernie, Kathleen, and Clare to their motherhouse in Amityville. Only two sisters were left in residence. In December I was contacted by S. Peggy McVetty, the Prioress of the Amityville Dominican Sisters, regarding the future use of th...

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Parish Mission ~ 2022

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Parish Mission will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 15th, 29th and April 5th after the 9:00 AM Mass. Each presenter will give a brief Lenten reflection. He will return the same evening to offer the same reflection at a 7:30 PM Prayer Service. Tuesday, March 8: Msgr. John Bennett, Pastor Emeritus o...

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Knights of Columbus Defensive Driving Course
AAA DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE Sponsored by “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, March 5th, 2022 from (9:30AM-...

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Catholic Schools Week January 30- February 4
Our Students are Thriving! Find out why families on Long Island choose St. Joseph School at our Open House on January 30, 2022 Sunday, January 30th, 2022 - Mass is in our Church from 9 am to 10 am and our Open House from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  https://st-josephschool.com 516-747-2730&nbs...

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Prayerful Events at the Church of St. Joseph to Support the March for Life in Washington, D. C. on Friday, January 21, 2022. Please attend: Join us in prayer for the protection of innocent unborn babies and the success and safety of those traveling to Washington, D. C.  Many of us have the des...

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Monthly Prayer Calendar

Posted on January 10, 2022 in: General News

Attached please find the Prayer calendar for February 2022. Since the universal church celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life in February each year, the February prayer calendar invites all to pray for the members of religious life who serve within the diocese.

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