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Entries for 2022

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 Class

Posted on September 13, 2022 in: General News

VIRTUS Class
St. Joseph will be hosting a VIRTUS session, “Protecting God’s Children” on Thursday, September 22nd, at 6:00 PM in the school auditorium for those who have NOT attended a VIRTUS class. To register for the class please log in to your VIRTUS account at www.virtus.org and sign up....

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Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!

Posted on September 07, 2022 in: General News

Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!
Sunday, September 25th ~  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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The St. Joseph Bible Study Group will begin this year on Thursday, October 6th in the School auditorium for five sessions, (7:30 - 9 PM).  If you wish to join please fill out the attached form and drop it in the marked boxes (at any Church entrance) or at the Rectory.  For more inf...

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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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Daily Mass Schedule

Posted on August 14, 2022 in: General News

Daily Mass Schedule As part of the world-wide preparation for Synod 2023, Pope Francis asked Catholics to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. In that spirit of openness to the needs of our parishioners, I have been considering a review of the weekday Mass schedule. Currently our weekday...

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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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This is the time for Diocesan 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...

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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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Easter Message from Most Reverend John O. Barres
Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Easter Message

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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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Help Save Babies’ Lives By Prayer St. Joseph parishioners and clergy have been gathering for weekly One‐Hour Prayer Vigils at Planned Parenthood in Hempstead on Fridays since 2015. As planned, we will gather again this Friday, February 25th from 11 to Noon. Then, this Saturday, Fe...

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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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