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Entries for 2023

Drawing for Follow the Star Raffle 2023
The drawing for the Follow the Star Raffle will be held on Sunday, January 7th after the 11:00 AM Mass in the auditorium. All are welcome to attend.Our winter and spring raffles have become our only fundraising events. We thank all of our parishioners who particiapted in this parish fundraiser. ...

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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, February 3rd from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th...

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Volunteers Needed to help decorate the Church
VOLUNTEERS WANTED To help decorate the Church for Christmas If you would like to help, please be at the Church on Friday, December 22nd at 9:30 AM. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Christmas Mass Schedules

Posted on December 11, 2023 in: General News

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS Saturday, December 23 9:00-10:45 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., and 6:00-6:30 p.m. FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Saturday, December 23rd, 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass Sunday morning, December 24th - Church 7:30, 9:00 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Auditorium CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES Sunda...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Masses
This year, as Christmas falls on a Monday, it is understandable if parishioners are confused about the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Christmas. There remains the obligation to attend Mass for the Fourth Sunday (Fourth week) of Advent. Tho...

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Please click on the attachment below to view Bishop Barres Christmas Message

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Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2023

Posted on November 20, 2023 in: General News

Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2023
Welcome to Sponsor a Family Christmas 2023 We invite you to join us in our Sponsor a Family initiative for Christmas. Thanks to you, our sponsors, we were able to lend a helping hand to over 225 families for Thanksgiving! And now, we are asking for your assistance for Christmas. The goal remains...

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32nd Annual Spiritual Adoption Christmas Baby Shower
Saturday and Sunday, December 16th and 17th  At all Masses at the doors of the Church and the Auditorium, we will be collecting baby gift items such as: new clothing, layette items, home-made knitted caps, sweaters, booties and blankets, gift cards, disposable diapers, infant formula, etc. t...

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The Giving Tree 2023

Posted on November 15, 2023 in: General News

The Giving Tree 2023
FOR WHOM: Families known to the Parish Outreach at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Hempstead WHAT: $25 gift cards for OLD NAVY, TARGET, TJMAXX, WALGREEN’S, WALMART WHEN: Our collection begins Saturday, December 2 and ends Sunday, December 10 HOW: Mail or deliver your donations to Parish...

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Thank you ~ Sponsor a Family Thanksgiving 2023
Dear Sponsors, We would like to thank you for your incredible generosity to the “Sponsor a Family” campaign for Thanksgiving 2023. Through your kind support, our annual initiative was an enormous success, providing assistance to more than 225 families. Their Thanksgiving holiday wi...

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CYO Boys Basketball Registration

Posted on November 08, 2023 in: General News

CYO Boys Basketball Registration
Winter CYO Basketball registration  Boys High School Winter CYO Registration is now open for grades 9th-12th.   To be eligible to play for St. Joseph, your son must be a parishioner, live within the St. Joseph parish boundary and not play on a Freshman, JV or Varsity progra...

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Cub Scout Calendar Sale - November 18/19
Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 18-19. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated.

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St. Joseph School Fundraiser

Posted on October 23, 2023 in: General News

St. Joseph School Fundraiser
Family, Friends, and Supporters of St. Joseph School, We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap® – and we need YOUR help! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part. Luckily, it’s super easy! Just simply click o...

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Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving 2023
Welcome to Sponsor a Family Thanksgiving 2023 The Sponsor a Family Committee invites you to participate in our annual food initiative. Our 2022 food drive was incredibly successful thanks to all of you! The Thanksgiving 2023 format will mirror last year’s with donations of gift cards which...

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St. Joseph Fall Festival

Posted on October 02, 2023 in: General News

Eagle Scout Project

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

Eagle Scout Project
Fin Gallagher is an Altar server at St. Joseph’s Parish and a student at Chaminade High School. Fin is also a Life Scout at Troop 243. Fin, along with 7 other boys from Troop 243 of St. Joseph Church and his mentor, Mr Paul Debany of Cambridge Associates, completed his Eagle project. After muc...

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Blessing of the Animals - October 1st
Wednesday, October 4th, is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In his honor we will bless your animals on Sunday, October 1st, at 1:30 PM in the Convent Back Yard, after the 12:30pm Mass. Please bring your furry (or scaly) friends to have them blessed by Deacon Jack. All are welcome!!

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2024 Mass Book Opening

Posted on September 12, 2023 in: General News

2024 Mass Book Opens: WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING REQUESTS ON Monday, September 25th BY MAIL ONLY Wednesday, September 27th – 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 ...

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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Posted on September 11, 2023 in: General News

Sunday, October 8, 2023 7:30am – 1:30pm Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council # 15809 Saint Joseph Church 121 Fourth Street – Garden City Click on link below to schedule an appointment: https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/308911 or scan the QR ...

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With deep gratitude for the generosity and compassion that are so characteristic of the parishioners of St. Joseph Parish, last week we were able to send a check for $10,500 to Malteser International, the international rescue and relief arm of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Availing ourselve...

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Rosary Altar Society Communion Brunch
The Rosary Altar Society of The Church of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Garden City, New York Welcomes all to our Annual Communion Brunch Following the 9:00 am Celebration of Mass Sunday, October 1, 2023 at The Stewart Manor Country Club 51 Salisbury Avenue, Stewart Manor, NY 11530 ~Gu...

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Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY! Sunday, September 17th  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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Bible Study to begin on September 14th
“Angels in the Bible” Angels speak for God, direct the course of nations and also protect people while they worship God and deliver His judgement. JOIN US! Our 6 session study begins on Thursday, September 14th in the School auditorium and continues on September 28th, October 5th, 12t...

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Tomorrow's Hope Foundation 18th Annual Swinging for Scholarships Golf
Please support Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation’s 18th Annual Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament on Tuesday, 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 Found...

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Eucharistic Procession ~ the Solemnity of Corpus Christi
On Sunday, June 11th the Solemnity of Corpus Christi – the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, over 150 parishioners took part in this traditional devotion by attending the 12:30 PM Mass and then walked in procession as Msgr. Swiader carried the Blessed Sacrament out of the Church and into our...

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19TH ANNUAL SEMINARY GOLF CLASSIC Monday, July 17, 2023 The Woodside Club, Muttontown Join us for golf and/or cocktails & dinner! honoring The Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn and Peggy & Bobby York Assistant Principal & Faculty Member, Kellenberg Memorial H.S., Uniondale Spo...

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New Pastoral Letter from Bishop Barres
New Pastoral Letter Issued about St. Philip Neri A new pastoral letter from Bishop Barres was issued. St. Philip Neri, the Second Apostle of Rome and the Reformer of the Eternal City was written to inform Catholics about the example set by St. Philip Neri and points out that reflection on his l...

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Solemnity of Corpus Christi - Eucharistic Procession
The Year of Eucharistic Revival 2023 Year II: The Year of the Parish As we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi – the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – on Sunday, June 11, we begin the second year of the nation-wide Eucharistic Revival called by the United States Conference ...

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Third Annual Prayer Service and Ice Cream Social
The St. Joseph Parish Community is invited to a Prayer Service on Tuesday, June 20th to honor the foster father of Jesus SAINT JOSEPH 7:00 PM in the Church Immediately following the Eucharistic Prayer Service in the Church there will be an Ice Cream Social, DJ, games, activities, & friend...

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Change of Date for Knights of Columbus Defensive Driving
“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, July 22nd  from 9:30 am to 3:30 PM  St. Josephs Church ...

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St. Joseph School 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Open
The St. Joseph School 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Open and Honoree Dinner Supporting the Guardians of Tomorrow Monday, June 12, 2023  2023 Honorees: Celeste Kaden and Rosemarie DeSena Cherry Valley Club, Garden City  Register online at www.SJSGandT23.givesmart.com &n...

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A Word of Appreciation

Posted on May 02, 2023 in: General News

A Word of Appreciation
Our thanks to the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Bishop Baldwin Council for all of their service to the parish during the Veneration of the Relic of Bl. Michael McGivney and the Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph this past Monday. The Knights started the day with Mass at 8:30 am and remained w...

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St. Joseph Parish Raffle Spring into Summer
This is the time of year when we begin to look forward as the balmy breezes of spring usher in the long-anticipated summer. And in that spirit, I invite each of you to join us as we prepare to Spring into Summer in our parish raffle. We are expanding last year’s Follow the Star! raffle in t...

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CYO Director Scott Miller - Honored Role Model of 2023
We all know how difficult it is to be a coordinator in a sports organization. There are many times we'd like to say "yes" but can't; times we'd prefer a different hand had been dealt in a million different situations. After a full generation, and then some, of a wonderful CYO c...

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Catholic Health Services

Posted on April 24, 2023 in: General News

Catholic Health is committed not only to providing medical and surgical excellence at the highest level but also to addressing the social determinants of health, such as food insecurity. Our six hospital emergency departments and numerous affiliated physician practices now reguarly screen patients f...

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Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph & Relic of BI Michael McGivney to come to St. Joseph Parish
St. Joseph Parish is pleased to extend our hospitality to the Pilgrim Icon of St. Joseph on Monday, May 1 – the memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. Several such icons were blessed by Pope Francis following the Year of St. Joseph and assigned to the Knights of Columbus. Each is a beautiful comme...

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Please see attached letter for Bishop Barres Easter Message 

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Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish – In my own name, and on behalf of Fr. Prasanna, Fr. Hilary, Fr. Brian Shanley, Deacon Jack McKenna, 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...

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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
Sunday, April 23rd 7:30am – 1:30pm Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council # 15809 Saint Joseph School Gym 121 Fourth Street – Garden City Click on link attached to schedule an appointment.  Or call 1-800-933-BLOOD. All donors will receive a McDonald...

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New Bereavement Groups Forming in Nassau County
Good Shepherd Hospice: beginning Tuesday, April 4 from 3-4:30 pm at Mercy Hospital –for loss of spouse. Beginning Thursday, April 6 from 5-6:30 pm at Mercy Hospital – for loss of parent. Contact Erin @ 631-828-7631 for more information and to register St. Bernard Parish, Levittown: be...

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Funding Needed for Eagle Scout Project
My name is Jackson Friedman, I am a Life Scout in Troop 243, sponsored by St. Joseph’s Parish in Garden City. I am working on my Eagle Scout Service Project, which will consist of constructing 8 new nesting boxes for several bird species at Hempstead Plains. Hempstead Plains is a local n...

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Run for Tomorrow's Hope 5K

Posted on March 08, 2023 in: General News

Run for Tomorrow's Hope 5K
Saturday, April 1, 2023  ~ St. Joseph School, Garden City  In the 2022-2023 school year, St. Joseph Elementary School received over $73,000 in tuition assistance for 31 students. Whether you choose to run, walk, or cheer on the participants, the Run continues to offer...

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted on March 08, 2023 in: General News

Pancake Breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 243 Is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 26th 8am – 12:30pm St. Joseph’s School Cafeteria Includes: Pancakes, Sausage, Bagels, Beverage...and more! Adults are $10 Children 3 and over are $5 Family rate is $30 Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in unifo...

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The holy Season of Lent is a time of spiritual preparation for the celebration of our Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection at Easter, the holiest of days. Through prayer, fasting and works of charity, we draw closer to the Lord, deepen our faith, and prepare for eternal life. The oblig...

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St. Joseph Parish Lenten Project 2023
WELLS OF SALVATION Your generosity to this Lenten Project will provide 69 clean water wells in three countries. With no access to clean water sources, families in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia struggle each day to collect what they need for drinking, cooking and cleaning. When these sources are con...

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Bishop Barres Lenten Letter

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

Bishop Barres Lenten Letter
Please click on the attachment for Bishop Barres Letter

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St. Joseph Parish Lenten Mission Series 2023
Parish Lenten Series will be held on Tuesday, February 28th, March 7th, March 21st, and March 28th after the 8:30 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. 2/28/2023 Rev. John Sureau: T...

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Tour of St. Joseph Church

Posted on February 01, 2023 in: General News

Tour of St. Joseph Church
ALL are welcome to an In-Person Tour of St. Joseph's Church with Msgr. James Swiader as your guide. Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 PM. 

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One Hour Prayer Vigils

Posted on January 30, 2023 in: General News

One Hour Prayer Vigils
Please join St. Joseph parishioners and clergy as we gather in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood, 540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead from 11am to noon on these Fridays: February 10, 17 and 24, 2023 "I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war again...

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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 18, 2023 in: General News

Queen of Hearts Luncheon
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL PTA CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE QUEEN OF HEARTS LUNCHEON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2023 10:00 am-2:00 pm STEWART MANOR COUNTRY CLUB 51 SALISBURY AVENUE, STEWART MANOR, NY 11530 Grand Prize and Raffle Prizes All Proceeds to Benefit St. Joseph School ***************...

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Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship
Who: All boys and girls from 9 to 14 years of age as of January 1st, 2023. Copy of birth certificate required for registration. What: Exciting Basketball Free Throw Contest Where: St. Joseph’s School Gymnasium When: Friday, January 27th, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. There is no cost to p...

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March for Life Weekend: Local & National Events
MARCH FOR LIFE WEEKEND: Local and National Events - January 20-22, 2023  Thursday, January 19, 7:30PM: St. Joseph‐Bishop Baldwin Knights of Columbus Knights’ Family and Community Rosary for Life on Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82348687792?pwd=OFlk...

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Sponsor a Family Thank You!

Posted on January 03, 2023 in: General News

Sponsor a Family Thank You!
Christmas 2022 Dear Sponsors, Thank you for your incredible generosity to the “Sponsor a Family” campaign for Christmas 2022. With your kind support, our annual initiative was a great success, providing assistance to more than 200 families. Their Christmases were enriched due to your...

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