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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents JOSHUA A young man drifts into a small town somewhere in America. He seems like an ordinary guy, and he’s friendly and helpful. Shortly after he arrives, he begins to rebuild the Baptist Church, which had been destroyed by a storm the year before. And he’s also more...

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Everyone loves the beauty and innocence of a baby. As an expression of that love, the Church of Saint Joseph will start its 28th Annual Spiritual Adoption Prayer Novena. From the Annunciation, March 25th to Christmas, December 25th. Our parish invites you to "spiritually adopt" a child who is newly conceived this month, and to p...

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On Thursday March 28th, one night before the movie officially opens, we are hosting an exclusive viewing of this film at AMC Raceway 10 Theatre -1025 Corporate Drive, Westbury, NY 11590. The theater opens at 6:30pm. The movie starts at 7pm. Unplanned (www.unplannedfilm.com) which tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned P...

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12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent. Stations of the Cross will be prayed communally on Fridays during Lent: Friday mornings at 9:30 AM (after the 9 AM Mass) and again at 7:30 PM. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the evening Stations of the Cross. Eucharistic Adoration every Friday during Lent from 1:00...

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Instead of the usual three-day “Lenten Mission,” we would like to offer a four-day “Lenten Series” – four Tuesdays, featuring four speakers, four priests of our diocese. The presenter for each day will celebrate the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday and offer his reflection after the Mass (to accommodate those who wa...

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“This spring, couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa. Mass will begin at 2:30 pm. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the rectory. Registration must be received by the Office of Faith Formation by Apr...

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One hour Prayer Vigils 11 am to noon on Fridays at Planned Parenthood 540 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead. During the 40 days of Lent, St. Joseph parishioners will gather in prayer beginning March 8th and continuing on March 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th and 12th.

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This Lent, our Parish Project will promote the work of RotaCare, a program located in donated space at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, NY.  RotaCare provides primary medical care to indigent Long Islanders and the working poor who are ineligible for or unable to afford health insurance. RotaCare began in 19...

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Good Shepherd Hospice is proud to announce the opening of our second Inpatient Center located in Rockville Centre. https://goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org/news/5m-inpatient-good-shepherd-hospice-center-opens-mercy-medical-center“We understand the importance of home—the comfort, safety, and peace it provides. This is why the conc...

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Please save the date ~Sunday, April 7th 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM St. Joseph Church School Gym  For more information please call Arthur Anderson 516-319-2459 
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Join our special study of The Women in the Old Testamentbeginning on March 7th at 7:30 PM in the School CafeteriaPlease pick up a brochure at entrances to the Church or download the attachment below. Drop registration forms in boxes provided. For more information please contact either:Bob Franz 516-524-3893Dick Russell 516-747-2559

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST Paul, accused by Nero of having orchestrated the fire that burned half of Rome, is in a Roman prison, and the Christian community is undergoing persecution and in hiding. Luke comes to Rome, manages to visit Paul in prison on a regular basis, and becomes ...

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St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street, Garden City, New York 11530 Downstairs i...

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January 28, 2018 We pray that the passage of the Child Victims Act brings some measure of healing to all survivors by offering them a path of recourse and reconciliation. The legislation now recognizes that child sexual abuse is an evil not just limited to one institution, but a tragic societal ill that must be addressed in every plac...

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Words are insufficient to describe the profound sadness we feel at the contemplated passage of New York State’s new proposed abortion policy. We mourn the unborn infants who will lose their lives, and the many mothers and fathers who will suffer remorse and heartbreak as a result. The so-called “Reproductive Health Act&rdqu...

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ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL PTA CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE                                                                                  &nb...

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Sunday, January 27th 9:00 AM Liturgy 10:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM OPEN HOUSE Monday, January 28th 8:30 AM Prayer Service prepared by Grade 8 and Kindergarten 9:00 AM Math Bee, Grades 6, 7, 8 Tuesday, January 29th 8:55 AM Rachel’s Link Up Program Grades K-4 10:30 AM Rachel’s Story Grades 5-6 12:50 PM Rachel’s Challeng...

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SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD Holy Day of Obligation Monday, December 31, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m. All Masses are in the Church PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO AUDITORIUM MASS, NO 1:00 PM MASS AND NO EVENING MASS ON JANUARY 1, 2019.

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St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Council - Free Throw Championship  Who: All boys and girls from 9 to 14 years of age as of January 1st, 2019. Copy of birth certificate required for registration. What: Exciting Basketball Free Throw Contest Where: St. Joseph’s School Gymnasium When: Friday, January 25th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. ...

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Join us at the March for Life Washington D.C. Friday, January 18, 2019 As we speak out for the protection of innocent unborn babies. Our motor coach will take us to and from the nation’s Capital for an historic day. Call 516-248-2186 to reserve your complimentary seat

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A Heartfelt thank you to all the businesses and families who donated to make the 2018 St. Joseph's Parish and amazing success! 206 Tours Adelphi Deli Adelphi University Adriana & Robert Caliari Adult Faith Formation Ad Allison Sparacino Althea Robinson Andriola, Goldberry & Associates Anne Heinzelmann Arthur Anders...

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A Heartfelt thank you to all the businesses and families who donated to make the 2018 St. Joseph's Parish and amazing success! 206 Tours Adelphi Deli Adelphi University Adriana & Robert Caliari Adult Faith Formation Ad Allison Sparacino Althea Robinson Andriola, Goldberry & Associates Anne Heinzelmann Arthur Anders...

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Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Christmas Letter. 
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IRA Charitable Rollover - Great Opportunity Under New Tax Laws  Whether you itemize or not in 2018, this unique opportunity allows you to make a charitable contribution through a direct IRA transfer while reducing your adjusted gross income. If you would like to make a gift to our Parish using your Ira and if: 1. You are at lea...

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THANK YOU FROM PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY The wet weather last weekend was no deterrent to generosity – that of our volunteers who gave of their time to be present and accept donations to our monthly food drive, and that of our parishioners, who contributed eight full barrels of food and $1,736.92 in donations. So many demands on ...

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Thank you to all who generously donated to our 26th Annual Spiritual Adoption Christmas Baby Shower Celebrating The Precious Gift of Life. For confidential assistance and for information about alternatives to abortion call: The Life Center locally at 516‐408‐6300 or www.aaapregnancyoptions.com. Mommas House in Wan...

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Saturday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are as follows: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass Friday, December 7th 8:30 & 10 AM Mass Saturday, December 8th
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Please join us on Friday evening, December 7th outside after the 7:30 PM Mass for the Blessing and Lighting of the Crèche.
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We are happy to inform our parishioners that the repair/renovation work on the church is nearing completion. The interior repair/repainting work has been completed. We thank you for your patience during some of the upheaval at daily Mass. The exterior pointing, flat roof, and parapet repairs are also almost complete. Access through th...

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We are pleased to announce to our parishioners that Fr. Shibi Pappan has been assigned to St. Joseph as an associate priest to serve our parish. Fr. Shibi grew up in Kerala, India, the youngest of three children. He was ordained in November 2005 as member of an Indian religious order, the Bethany Ashram (formerly known as the Order of t...

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We will be collecting baby gift items such as: new clothing, layette items, home-made knitted caps, sweaters, booties and blankets, disposable diapers, infant formula, etc. We will also be accepting gifts for the babies’ mothers such as: pajamas, toiletries, Metrocards, and gift cards to be delivered to and distributed by these or...

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You are cordially invited to a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols. Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of seasonal Music and Sacred Scripture as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Sunday, December 9th 3:30 PM in the Church

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The Sponsor a Family Committee is so grateful to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving program on November 10. It was a glorious day and we thank all of you who helped to make it a great success!! Now we have the opportunity to provide families from Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Loretto with the gift of a Christmas...

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Our GIVING TREES will be found in the Church near the Sacred Heart altar and on the stage in the Auditorium beginning Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th. Fifty families from Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead will benefit from your generosity. Please help us spread the true meaning of Christmas by taking a tag or tw...

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Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 17-18. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated.

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We would like to give our parishioners an up-date on the progress of the church repair work: • The pointing to the exterior north wall of the nave is almost completed. Work still remains on the flat-roofed first story walls along the side aisle and the sacristy. • The flat roofs of the side aisle, the Fifth Street vestibule,...

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Do you have a passion to serve others? Maybe you would like to be a leader among your peers? Want to socialize and have fun with like-minded teens? We offer you the opportunity to share your gifts and live out the Gospel message of loving your neighbor and “caring for the least among us”, while making new friends and having so...

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents UNTIL FOREVER Based on a true story, this film explores the challenges faced by Michael and Michelle, a young couple who are madly in love and planning their future together, when their dreams are suddenly interrupted. Michael is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is confi...

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Invitations have been mailed out to all parishioners, if you did not receive one please call the Rectory.  The Journal this year is dedicated to Father Scolaro and Sister Kathleen, if you would like to take an ad this is the final week for all journal ads. The Party is in 3 weeks, please send in your reservations as soon as possib...

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Translators are needed for RotaCare a Uniondale Nonprofit Healthcare Clinic for Long Island’s Most Needy We need your help for just a few hours! We are open: Mondays: 12:30-5:30 PMOne Tuesday a month: 1:30-5:30 PMTwo Thursdays a month: 3:30-6:30 PM Contact Cindy: 516-539-9834 or info@rotarycareny.org

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This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture. Please fill out the form below and return to the Rectory as soon as possible. Contribution: $6.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:______________________________ E-Mail:______________________________ ...

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Wednesday, October 31st 7:30 PM Vigil MassThursday, November 1st 8:00 & 9:00 AM 12:10 & 7:30 PM Masses
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FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2ND ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH 7:30 PM We will remember in a special way all those whose funeral liturgies were celebrated here during the past twelve months. We will also remember those whose names we carry in our hearts. Please join us Light refreshments will follow in the St. Agnes Room.

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November 3/4th Bishop Barres has authorized a special second collection to assist those impacted by some of the most recent natural disasters. The monies collected will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and/or Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the US Catholic Church, as they and their loca...

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The month of October is the month for 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 at 516-741-5632 or stjoefamily3...

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Dear Friends: As the final months of the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal are upon us, I ask you to prayerfully consider making a gift to this year’s Appeal. While more than 30,000 of our parishioners in all parishes across the Diocese have generously responded to the call to be the Hands of Christ’s Mercy with their gift, t...

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ADULT CHOIRWhile musical training and experience are helpful, the desire to sing is paramount. Rehearsals are usually Thursday evenings from 8:00 to 9:30 PM, with a short warm up period on Sunday mornings before the 10:30 AM Mass. There are many of you out there with great voices and we need you! Please consider joining us. For more i...

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We once again have the opportunity to help so many less fortunate families with our generous Thanksgiving dinners. The Sponsor a Family program serves many families in two neighboring parishes, Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Roosevelt. We are asking for dinners for families of four, six or eight p...

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DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSESponsored by the Knights of Columbus SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 9:30 AM TO 3:30 PM St. Agnes Room Please fill our the form and enclose your check for $45.00 per person Payable to the Knights of Columbus #15809 and mail or drop off at the Church Rectory For Registration and Additional Inform...

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents A Man Called Ove Based on an international best-selling novel, this Swedish film traces the life of a grumpy old man with inflexible rules and a short fuse. He’s essentially given up on life and committed to joining his deceased wife, but when a multicultural family move...

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“St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, October 27 , 2018 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street, Garden City, New York 115...

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Pizza party for all our youth of the parish from 9th graders –12th graders Come have some fun !!!!!!! We are going to have a DJ, Games such as: Corn hole, Giant Jenga Bring all your friends and make some new ones September 29th from 4 to 9 PM School Gymnasium Please RSVP it will help me for ordering: (516)315-7002 ...

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St. Joseph parishioners will gather in prayer beginning September 28, 2018 and continuing on October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2 Fridays - One-Hour Prayer Vigils 11 a.m. to Noon at Planned Parenthood 540 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead

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Save the Date!!! Parish Dinner Dance ~ Friday, November 16th Garden City Hotel  "Giving Witness to His Real Presence" Cocktails, Dinner, and Dancing  Featuring the Band Skyline If you would ike to help out, please call the Rectory 747-3535 or Peggy York 526-1344   Please click on attachment for J...

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PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY                                                                                        &nbs...

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Please save the date: Sunday, October 7th ~ 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM  St. Joseph Church - school gym. For more information please call Arthur Anderson 516-319-2459   
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This fall, couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored at a liturgy on Sunday, October 21st at 2:30 PM at the Church of Christ the King in Commack. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the Rectory. Registration must be received by the Office of Worship by October 12th. If you have an...

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Welcome back, everyone!!! School will open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. We are all looking forward to a great year!! Nursery, PreK and Kindergarten will have conferences followed by attendance according to schedules mailed to families. Our Virtue of the Year is Empathy. We have interactive TV’s to replace some of our old...

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Are you aware that the Diocese of Rockville Centre requires all volunteers (18 years or older) to attend the Virtus class? CYO Coaches, Religious Education, Catechists, Cantors, Ushers, Parish Volunteers are all required to complete the Virtus training course, if they have not yet done so. You MUST register online by visiting www.Virtu...

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It’s Official: St. Joseph’s is going to Oberammergau for Passion Play 2020 Our parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2019, is well underway. We have met our required number of pilgrims, so we are definitely going to visit the shrines in the land where Jesus walked. (There are only four seats remaining for those who still wis...

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Join us in studying the uplifting BOOK OF REVELATION Beginning on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 PM in the School Auditorium. Please pick up a Brochure at entrances to the Church, or click on the attachment below.  Drop registration forms in boxes provided. For more information contact either: Bob Franz 516-524-3893 D...

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FAITH & FOOTBALL MULCAHY’S PUB & CONCERT HALL Wantagh, New York 7 PM Doors Open—8:30 PM Game Watch & Social SEPTEMBER 6TH Are you happy? OCTOBER 4TH Is God Listening? NOVEMBER 1ST “Freedom in forgiveness” DECEMBER 3RD “Onslaught of Evil: Preparing for Spiritual Warfare” ...

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Saturday, September 29, 2018at 12:30 PM CelebrantFather Tony StanganelliPastor of St. Brigid, WestburySt. Agnes Cathedral29 Quealy Place Rockville Centre, New York All are welcome Register online at www.drvc-faith.orgCome early to inscribe your child’s name in the “Book of Families”Light refreshments will be served in the Pastoral Center ...

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH ALL PARISHIONERS ARE WELCOME. BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY Welcome back from Vacation to all Parishioners! Following the 9:00 am Mass and continuing until after the 11:45 am Mass, we will have a Welcome Back Sunday Celebration in the Parish Gym. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Please come and spen...

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DEEPENING YOUR EXPERIENCE OF GOD A silent, wordless prayer coming out of the Christian Contemplative Tradition. You do not need to have any experience, simply the desire to rest in god’s presence. “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) JOIN US FOR A WEEKLY PRAYER EXPERIENCE Date: Tuesdays ~ starting Oc...

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Updated Statement Regarding Bishop Barres and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report The sexual abuse of any human being—and particularly the sexual abuse of children—is a terrible sin and a crime. It should not happen anywhere, and it most particularly should not happen in the Catholic Church. The fact that it did—and on...

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13th annual Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament Thursday, September 13th  Meadow Brook Club, Jericho  Please see attached flyer for more information. 
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Wednesday, August 15th ~ the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass, Tuesday, August 14th Masses: 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 & 7:30 PM Wednesday, August 15th
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Vespers Monday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM  Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead Ordination Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM  St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre  All are welcome to attend. Vespers and Ordination are open seating. Telecare to air Vespers on July 23rd at 9 PM, and Ordination on July 24...

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Fifty years ago, on July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI issued an Encyclical Letter entitled Humanae Vitae, “On Human Life”. On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis will canonize his predecessor as Pope Saint Paul VI. In this anniversary year, Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre has issued a Pastoral Letter entitled ...

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Our next monthly food drive will be a collection of school supplies for the children of our neighbors in need in Roosevelt and Hempstead. Items collected will be distributed through the Parish Outreach programs at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Loretto. Supplies needed include: backpacks, crayons, pencils, binders, er...

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Bishop Barres on Family Separation at the U.S./Mexico Border On Sunday, June 20, 2018, World Refugee Day, Most Reverend John O. Barres echoed the words of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressing deep concern over the separation of families of undocumented immigrants at the U.S....

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June 30, 2018 10 am with Rev. Msgr. James Vlaun, President and CEO of the Telecare Television Network, Master of Ceremonies.  St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School Auditorium Please click on attached file for more information 

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This tribute to fathers is made possible through the generous donations by parishioners at St. Anne and St. Joseph Churches, members of the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Council #15809 and area residents who recognize the most sacred and important role of fathers in cooperating with God's Divine Plan to nurture and protect...

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We would like to welcome Fr. Marcin Nabozny who has been assigned by Bishop Barres at associate pastor to St. Joseph Parish. Fr. Marcin is a priest of the diocese of Rzeszow, Poland, ordained in May 2007. His pastoral experience includes two years of parish ministry as well as studies in Church History at the Institute of the History of t...

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2019 Mass Book Opens: Monday, June 25th with Mail Requests Only Wednesday, June 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 to 10, we would like to be fair to all. In order to facilitate the process...

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2018-2019 St. Joseph School Board Candidates. Election after Masses on June 3rd & 4th. Please click on the link below for the Biographies of the Candidates.
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We Bid Farewell . . . With a genuine sense of sorrow, we will be bidding farewell in the next few weeks to two valued members of our Pastoral Staff here at St. Joseph: Sr. Kathleen Corr, OP, and Fr. Joseph Scolaro. Sr. Kathleen has been the Director of Adult Faith Formation for over ten years. Under her capable leadership, working w...

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“St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (Up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, May 19,  2018 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street Garden City, New York...

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Happy Mother’s Day! As we join together to celebrate the wonderful Moms in our lives, let’s also take time to remember and pray for all the thousands of Moms who worry about how they are going to put food on the table for their children this week. More than 35% of the 300,000 people on Long Island who receive emergency fo...

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Mothers, we have a special admiration for you and we join in the celebration of motherhood on this wonderful day – thanking all mothers for their love, sacrifice, and dedication to their children. From the moment of conception you share the most precious gift of all – the gift of life. We also have a special concern fo...

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Spiritual Adoption Prayer NovenaBaby Update - 1st & 2nd Months – May 6, 2018
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Thursday, May 10th ~ the Ascension of the Lord Masses: 7:30 PM Vigil Mass, Wednesday, May 9th Masses: 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 & 7:30 PM Thursday, May 10th
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We welcome Seminarian Christopher Loester to St. Joseph Parish. Chris is a native Long Islander, born in Elmont. He grew up and currently resides in Curé of Ars Parish, Merrick. He is a seminarian studying at St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, having completed three years of major studies in preparation for...

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All are invited to honor our Blessed Mother in a special way. We will celebrate our May Crowning after the 10 AM Family Mass next Sunday, May 13th. Please join us as we honor Mary our Mother.
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Next Weekend, May 5/6, at all Masses, a second collection will be taken up benefiting our St. Joseph’s Elementary School and the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. Our school is a wonderful and amazing place for our young Catholics to grow in their faith and receive an excellent education. The mission of St. Joseph School i...

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For our Girl Scout Silver-Award project we are collecting newborn clothing to help offset the cost for these generous foster families. Please help us support foster parents through Spence-Chapin adoption agency. These foster parents are volunteer families who open up their homes to care for newborns awaiting adoption. These foster familie...

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Our second-grade students will be receiving First Holy Communion on the weekends of April 29th, May 6th and May 20th. Please note: on Sunday, April 29th, May 6th and May 20th First Holy Communions will take place at the 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM Masses in the Church. The 11:45 AM Masses on those days will be held in the Auditorium. May ...

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We shared with our parishioners two weeks ago a summary of the work accomplished through the generous support of our parishioners in the Capital Campaign. We reiterate that sincere Thank you! We also introduced the new work that has begun on the exterior of the south wall of the nave, with pictures of examples of the damage. A little b...

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On Sunday, April 15th the Youth Group went to New York City to see the Broadway Show, School of Rock. Thanks to our Chaperones Mrs. Verano and Mrs. Gambino. Phil Malloy, Youth Minister Director
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Dear Parishioners and School Families, The St. Joseph School Board currently has four (4) positions that are open for the 2018-2019 school year. All four positions will run for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who are eager to join the School Board and make a significant and meaningful contribution t...

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Sunday, April 15th 7:45 am - 1:45 pm St. Joseph Church - School Gym Eligibility Criteria: Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note) Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids No tattoos for past 12 months For qu...

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Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Join us for SHIPWRECKED…Rescued by Jesus VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28 9:00 a.m. to noon VBS registration for CAMPERS (KIDS 3 ½ through Fift...

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ALL GLORY & HONOR TO GOD! A BABY WAS SAVED! Recently, a woman considering an abortion was given a Life Center of Long Island NY pamphlet by a prayer warrior in front of the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Hempstead. She then went to the nearby Life Center, and was encouraged by counselors to go to Mercy Hospital for a sonogram. Af...

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PALM SUNDAY – March 25, 2018 Blessing of Palms at all Masses Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the church: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:45 a.m., 1:00 & 5:30 p.m. In the auditorium: 10:00 a.m. MONDAY – March 26, 2018 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Monday of Holy Week is a Special Day of Reconciliation All par...

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents The Innocents This film recounts an episode in the life of Madeleine Pauliac, a doctor serving in the French Red Cross who was assigned as the Chief Doctor of the French Hospital in Warsaw, which was in ruins, in April, 1945. She was in charge of the repatriation of French ...

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March 25, 2018 is the Feast of the Annunciation, when the Blessed Mother consented to God’s invitation ‐ delivered by the Angel Gabriel ‐ to become the Mother of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our parish begins its 26th annual “Spiritual Adoption” Nine‐Month Prayer Novena in which St. Joseph parishioners pledge to ...

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“St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (Up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Saint Joseph’s Church 130 5th Street Garden City, New York 11530 ...

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Calling all ADULTS to be part of our Vacation Bible School Program. The theme this year is “Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School requires teamwork and cooperation. This amazing program cannot happen without Adult Participation. Please consider joining us and becoming part of the TEAM. We need Adults w...

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ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN SOUP SUPPER MARCH 16, 2018 6 – 7:30 PM ST. AGNES ROOM Please join us for a simple meal of soup and bread and learn about ROTACARE, a program which facilitates free health care for Long Islanders in need. St. Joseph’s parishioner and ROTACARE Board Member Jim Brady will lead the presenta...

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TAIZE PRAYER IS A MEDITATIVE SERVICE THAT CENTERS AROUND MUSIC, PRAYER AND SILENCE. WE ARE INVITED TO QUIET OUR MINDS, OPEN OUR HEARTS AND FEED OUR SOULS IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD TUESDAY EVENING MARCH 12 7:30-8:30 ST.JOSEPH’S CHURCH PRESENTED BY ST. JOSEPH’S MUSIC AND ADULT FAITH MINISTRIES

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Present The Shack Based on the best-selling novel with the same name, this film tells the story of a father whose daughter is kidnapped on a family outing. Her blood was found on the floor of a nearby abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness, but neither she nor her body were found. ...

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ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO... Has expressed interest in becoming a Catholic? Has a child over the age of seven who has not been baptized? Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn mo...

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The Rectory Office will be closed on Saturday, February 17th and Monday, February 19th.  The Office will be open on Sunday, February 18th from 9 AM to 2 PM.  If you need the services of a Priest please call the Emergency number 516-434-1516. Thank you. 

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COLEGIO SAN ANTONIO, founded in 1919, serves 250 students from Pre-K through 12th grade and is administered by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville. The school is located in the town of Isabela on the northwest coast of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria nearly destroyed a key part of the school’s campus, “St. Dominic’s...

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Fridays during Lent One hour Prayer Vigils 11 am - 12 noon Pray with us in front of Planned Parenthood, 540 Fulton Avenue Hempstead February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23. Respect Life Ministry

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ST. JOSEPH’S LENTEN SERIES RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART February 26th ~ March 5th ~ March 12th ~ March 19th (All Mondays) MISSION PREACHING FOLLOWING 9:00 AM Mass and 7:30 PM Mass OUR VISITING PREACHERS: Praying with your Whole Heart - Reverend Thomas Fusco~ February 26th  Building Bridges to the Divin...

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Stations of the Cross will be prayed communally on Fridays during Lent: Friday mornings at 9:30 AM (after the 9 AM Mass) and again at 7:30 PM. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the evening Stations of the Cross.

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8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM Mass Monday through Friday during Lent. 8:30 AM on Saturdays. Regular Mass Schedule on Saturday evenings and Sundays.
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Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018 Distribution 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). 12:10 PM ...

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 February 2018 Dear Parishioners, As we look forward to the approaching Lent as a time to grow in God’s grace, I would like to return to something that I presented two years ago: the wonderful opportunity that we have to deepen our faith through the on-line program FORMED. On behalf of all of our parishioners St. Joseph P...

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Please come join us for a series of informal discussions on the Catholic faith. After a brief presentation, get the chance to ask any burning questions you’ve ever had about God, the Church, or pretty much anything you can think of. Come learn more about the faith, and if nothing else try and stump the priest! January 29th &ndash...

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Saturday, March 24, 2018  8:30 am Fun run Start/9:00 am 5 K start    Click on attachment for more information 
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Tuesday, February 13th 10 am to 2 pm Cherry Valley Club  All proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School  Please click on attachment for details and registration form. 
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January 28th - February 2nd Please click on attachment for more information
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The St. Joseph Altar Server Ministry is an important part of our vibrant faith community. Being an altar server is a wonderful opportunity to serve at the Lord’s Table and grow in our Catholic faith. We invite you to become a server. It’s an honor and privilege to serve, but also a great responsibility. In order to make sure t...

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5th Grade Family Mass Sunday January 21st 10am in the Auditorium We will celebrate a grade level Mass for all of the Fifth Grade students in our parish at 10am on Sunday, January 21st at the Family Mass in the St. Joseph Auditorium. Some of our Fifth Graders will serve as Greeters, Ushers and Gift Bearers. All of the children will b...

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Although we are bringing the Christmas season to a close with the celebration of the adoration of the Christ Child by the Magi, I find that I am still humming a Christmas carol called “I heard the bells on Christmas Day.” It is based on a poem, Christmas Bells, composed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863, while the Civil Wa...

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board presents Hacksaw Ridge  The real-life story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who nevertheless joined the Army at the outset of WWII, believing that the war was a just one. However, because he also believed that killing was wrong, he requested assignment as a medic, and refused...

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MANY JOURNEYS, ONE FAMILY NATIONAL MIGRATION WEEK 2018 JANUARY 7 – 14, 2018 For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, which includes immigrants, refugees, children and vi...

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Washington, D.C. Friday, January 19, 2018 Attention: Parishioners of St. Joseph Sign-ups have begun! Call to reserve your seat on our motor coach 516-248-2186 Respect Life Ministry and the Knights of Columbus

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CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONSMonday, December 18: Advent Day of ReconciliationConfessions 3-9:00 p.m.Saturday, December 239:00-10:00 a.m., 1-2:00 p.m., and 6:00-6:30 p.m.
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You are cordially invited to a Candlelight Service of LESSONS AND CAROLS Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of seasonal Music and Sacred Scripture as we prepare for the coming of Christ Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:30 p.m. in the Church.

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Thank you to our 2017 Parish Party Committee for all their hard work to make the event a tremendous success! Chair couple ~ Peggy and Bobby York  Journal Committee Peggy York and Jeannie Madelmayer, Co-Chairs Arthur Anderson, Lucile Kramer, Loretta Nugent, Helen Mary M. Tyszka, Steve Woods Lucky Draw Vicki Ferrara and M...

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206 ToursAdelphi CaterersAdelphi UniversityAdriana CaliariAll Secure USADr. & Mrs. James AlongiEd AmbrosinoArthur AndersonMarygene AndersonDr. Francisca Ariola-HopkinsThe Auricchio FamilyB and D Rain SystemsElizabeth BaileyPauline & Gary BencivengaThe Bennett FamilyThe Bernieri FamilyBK Sweeny'sThe Breen FamilyBrooks BrothersBrothers Exte...

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Holy Day of Obligation Thursday, December 7th ~ Vigil Mass - 7:30 PM Friday, December 8th ~ 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 7:30 PM
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ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH INVITES YOU TO “SPONSOR A FAMILY” FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER 2017 The Sponsor a Family Committee is so grateful to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving program on November 11. It was a glorious day and we thank all of you who helped to make it a great success!! Now we have the opportu...

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This year’s Giving Tree Program begins on the weekend of 11/18 & 19 and all donations will benefit the members of 50 families at Our Lady of Loretto Parish in Hempstead. Trees adorned with gift tags can be found at the Fourth Street entrance of the Church and on the stage in the St. Joseph School auditorium.Each tag includes information a...

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The Church of St. Joseph will hold its 25th Annual Spiritual Adoption Christmas Baby Shower  Celebrating the Precious Gift of Life Saturday and Sunday December 2nd & 3rd  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-ma...

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Holdiay Gifts for the Entire Family! 9 am to 4 pm and Sip and Shop from 6 pm to 8 pm St. Joseph School Auditorium ALL are welcome! Please click on attached file for more information 
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This past weekend at our November food drive, we collected seven full barrels of food and $2,628.00 in donations.  Your generosity will be shared with our neighbors in need in Hempstead and Roosevelt.  At this time of year, when we remember in a special way God’s goodness to us, we want to say how grateful we are for your continued suppor...

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR MASS AND REFRESHMENTS Susan Mirabella is retiring after serving our Parish faithfully for 22 years as Director of Religious Education. Sunday, November 19th 10:30 AM Mass Refreshments to follow in the St. Joseph Gym. All are welcome to celebrate Susan’s dedicated service to our Parish Family. Please...

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ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH INVITES YOU TO Give a Gift of Dinner by Sponsoring a Family FOR THANKSGIVING 2017 We once again have the opportunity to help so many less fortunate families with our generous Thanksgiving dinners. The Sponsor a Family program serves many families in two neighboring parishes, Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead ...

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On Thanksgiving Day, we will be preparing and delivering complete hot dinners to homebound senior citizens. We are in need of donations of turkeys, mini loaves of bread, individual non-carbonated beverages, desserts, and cash to complete the meals. Donations may be dropped off at our home at 35 Maxwell Road, Garden City. Please ...

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Dear Neighbors and Parishioners, As the chair couple of this year’s Parish Party, we would like to invite you to join us on Friday, November 17th at the Garden City Hotel. We came to St. Joseph’s about seven years ago when we first moved to Garden City and four years ago became full-time parishioners. We have a four ...

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HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS UPDATE ON OUR PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2016We are so pleased to inform you that the homebuilding project for Marine LCpl Matias Ferreira, which we supported as our 2016 Parish Lenten project, has begun!  We have been invited to attend the Community Kickoff event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at SYJCC, Room 10 at 74 Haupp...

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Next weekend we will be conducting our monthly parish food drive to assist our neighbors in need in Hempstead and Roosevelt. Items most needed to replenish pantry shelves include cereal, macaroni & cheese, tuna, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, peanut butter & jelly.Please pick up an item or two on your trip to the supermarke...

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Mass Schedule is as follows: Tuesday, October 31st Vigil Mass - 7:30 PM Wednesday, November 1st - 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 7:30 PM
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On Thursday, November 2nd the Church celebrates the Feast of All Souls, a day to remember those who have died and entered eternal life. In a special way, we will remember all those parishioners whose funeral liturgies were celebrated at St. Joseph’s during the past twelve months and there will also be an opportunity to remember thos...

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October 2017 Dear Friends, For many years the Parish of St. Joseph has proudly hosted their most important fundraising event with an annual Dinner Dance. We are delighted our event will be held at the Garden City Hotel on Friday evening, November 17, 2017. The proceeds from this party support the many programs and extensive activiti...

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Hear an extraordinary presentation Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium. “Catholic Considerations for End-of-Life Decision-Making” • Learn why health care proxies can be a positive and morally appropriate tool. • Find out about the current th...

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Friday, October 6th, the First Friday of October, is a day of prayer for peace and for the people of our parish. Masses for First Friday are at 8:00 & 9:00 AM & 12:10 PM. Confessions will be heard on Thursday, October 5th from 4 to 5 PM. Our Nocturnal Adoration Society invites all parishioners to visit the church anytime be...

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Please take home a baby bottle from the doors of the church, and for the next 3 weeks, fill them with your spare change. All collected coins will be given to the Life Center of Long Island – the award-winning maternity assistance organization that has been saving babies’ lives and helping mothers for more than 30 yea...

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Weekend of October 14/15 The 6 Dioceses of Puerto Rico, and Cuba have suffered significant devastation. The Church in Mexico experienced substantial damage, due to the earthquake, in several of the Dioceses, some of which are the poorest in the country. We pray in solidarity for all those who are suffering in these days. Your con...

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This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture.Please fill out the form below and return to the Rectory as soon as possible.Contribution: $6.00 for each bookName:_______________________________Phone:______________________________Number of Books:_______Amount Enclosed:_______We would like...

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Our next food drive to help our neighbors in need in Hempstead and Roosevelt is  September 30 – October 1. Please add a non-perishable item or two to your shopping cart on your next trip to the grocery store (and then remember to bring the bag to Church with you!). Items most needed include: cereal, canned tuna, macaroni &am...

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The JUMP IN! campaign is a consumer awareness and educational program designed to help Long Islanders understand where our drinking water comes from, and how our daily activities affect the quality of our drinking and surface waters. JOIN US TO LEARN MORE!Sunday, October 1, 2017    3 – 4:30 pmSt. Joseph School Auditor...

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Sunday, September 17th  All Parishioners are welcome! Bring the entire family! Following the 9 AM Mass and continuing until after the 11:45 AM Mass in the Parish Gym Complimentary refreshments will be served.  Questions? Please call Deacon Jack McKenna 516-741-5632 

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The month of October is the month for 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 call or E-mail Deacon Jack at 516-741-5632 or stjoefami...

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IT’S TIME TO JOIN THE ADULT CHOIR! The Adult Choir is just starting up again after the Summer break and we will soon be in the midst of preparing music for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas along with the weekly Sunday Mass music. This is the perfect time for anyone who has been thinking about joining the choir to get in gear an...

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Welcomes all! Following 9:00 AM celebration of Mass Sunday October 1, 2017 At The Garden City Hotel The Society Suite Guest Speaker Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco Please forward $48.00 reservation donation by September 24th   Payable to St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society c/o Bernadette Lancevich 172 Locust Street ...

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre GOLDEN WEDDING LITURGY Honoring Couples Married Fifty Years or More This fall, couples that have been married fifty years or more will be honored at liturgies on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Massapequa and on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Church of Christ the King in...

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Study the Gospel according to Saint Matthew  join us beginning on Tuesday, September 12th all subsequent sessions on Thursdays all from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Please pick up a brochure at entrances to the Church.  Drop registration form in boxes provided.   For more information contact either: Bob Franz 516-52...

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St Agnes Cathedral September 23, 2017 12 Noon Refreshments following Mass in the Msgr. Kelly Parish Center Celebrant: Msgr. William Koenig
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Friday, November 17, 2017, for our annual Parish Party. We are again returning to the Garden City Hotel for this festive event. Please mark your calendars.We are most grateful to Mr. & Mrs. Robert York, who have offered to be the chair-couple for the Party. And to the many “veterans” from previous years who have also offered to return ...

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The Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, today asked for prayers and a special collection be taken in the parishes of the Diocese of Rockville Centre during the weekend of September 16 -17, 2017, to assist those in the Gulf Coast region suffering from the after affects of Hurricane Harvey...

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Welcomes all to their Annual Communion Brunch Following 9:00 AM celebration of Mass Sunday October 1, 2017At The Garden City Hotel The Society Suite Guest SpeakerMsgr. Joseph DeGroccoPlease forward $48.00 reservation donation by September 24th   Payable to St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Societyc/o Bernadette Lancevich 172 Locust Street ...

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ALL volunteers in the Diocese of Rockville Centre must be VIRTUS trained. We, at St. Joseph Parish, take this mandate very seriously. If you wish to volunteer at all Parish organizations or ministries, you must be VIRTUS trained and background screened. This training needs to be done only once. This year VIRTUS training will be given o...

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Do you have a passion to serve others? Maybe you would like to be a leader among your peers? Want to socialize and have fun with like-minded teens? We offer you the opportunity to share your gifts and live out the Gospel message of loving your neighbor and “caring for the least among us”, while making new friends and having so...

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For the newly widowed:  Group will meet on Saturday mornings for six weeks beginning 9/23/17 from 9 am – 10:30 am at the Garden City  Office of the facilitator, clinical psychologist Dr. William Kirby. For other losses:  Group will meet on Monday afternoons for eight weeks beginning 11/13/17 from 12:30 pm – 2...

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Sponsored by: “St Joseph-Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three (3) full years! Save on driver violation points. (up to (4) points off your driving record). Saturday, September 9th from (9:30AM-3:30PM) Downstairs in the St Agnes Room Please fill out the form be...

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Tuesday, August 15th - the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Monday, August 14th Vigil Mass - 7:30 PM Tuesday, August 15th - 8:00 & 9:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 7:30 PM
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Please save the date - October 1st  7:45 am to 1:45 pm. St. Joseph School Gym. For more information please call Arthur Anderson 516-319-2459. 
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August 13th after the 11:45 AM Mass in the convent Yard.  ALL College age parishioners and recent graduates are invite to a Summer BBQ Food, Kan Jam, & Spike Ball provided. Bring friends!! RSVP by Thursday, August 10th to FrJScolaro@stjosephgc.com 

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Join Father Scolaro on a 10 day pilgrimage: April 2-11, 2018 Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Leon, Avila, Zaragoza, Lourdes  Informational meeting: Wednesday, June 28th 7:30 PM  in the St. Agnes Room 

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Men suffer from abortion too! If you know someone who is carrying the pain and sorrow of losing a child to abortion(s), share with them the hope filled message of God's merciful love and forgiveness.  Entering Canaan  Men's Day of Prayer and Healing  June 10, 2017  contact: 877-586-4621  lum...

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Please join us on Sunday, June 11th at the 10:30 AM Mass in the Church for a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 8 years of Ministry Father Greg Breen has had with the Parish Family of St. Joseph. A breakfast reception will follow immediately in the St. Joseph School Gym. All are welcome to attend!

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May 2017 Dear Parishioners, We are just at the half-way point in our three-year Capital Campaign, and I would like to give you a report about where the Campaign and the projects stand. I am happy and deeply grateful to say that our Campaign has reached and exceeded its goal of $2,600,000.00. The Campaign pledges amount to $2,85...

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Registration: Registrations for First Grade and New Registrations for September 2017 will be accepted according to the following schedule. All families must have filled out Parish Registration forms at the Rectory in order to register a child in the Religious Ed. Program. A copy of the Baptismal Certificate is required as well as ...

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This tribute to mothers is made possible through generous donations by parishioners of St. Anne's and St. Joseph's Churches, members of the Knights of Columbus - Bishop Baldwin Council and area residents who recognize the most sacred and important role of mothers in cooperating with God's Divine Plan to nurture and protect all...

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Diocese of Rockville Centre Youth Ministry  Students in grades 9-12 Cruise to Nowhere DJ, Food, Fun, Friendship ~ July 12, 2017 6- 10 PM Boarding 5:45 PM $40.00 per person  Captain Lou Fleet  Questions - please contact Phil Malloy 516-315-7002 or xcheef46@aol.com 

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Bishop Barres’ Pastoral Letter Miracle of the Sun Fatima - 100 years! is available at the doors of the church this weekend. Please take a copy with you for your own reflection. The Bishop encourages Catholics to pray the rosary daily during the month of May. Here in St. Joseph Parish, the rosary is prayed publicly every day ...

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We are pleased to welcome Fr. Prasanna W. Costa to St. Joseph Parish. Fr. Prasanna has been granted a 2/3-year sabbatical by his bishop so that he might experience extended parish ministry in the United States, and Bishop Barres has officially assigned him as an associate priest to the Parish of St. Joseph for his time in our diocese. ...

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All are invited to honor our Blessed Mother in a special way. We will celebrate our May Crowning after the 10am Family Mass next Sunday, May 14th. Please join us as we honor Mary our Mother.
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For the fourth year, our parish is once again planning special Tributes to Mothers and Fathers to appear as full page testimonials in the Garden City News on May 12th and June 16th - just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day. The purpose of the tributes is to thank all parents for their love and sacrifice which have...

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Holy Week Liturgies PALM SUNDAY – April 9, 2017 Blessing of Palms at all Masses Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the church: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 11:45 a.m., 1:00 & 5:30 p.m. In the auditorium: 10:00 a.m. MONDAY – April 10, 2017 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Monday of Holy Week is a Special Day of Rec...

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"The Rosary Altar Society of St. Joseph's Church has planned its annual Spring luncheon at the Westbury Manor on Thursday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The luncheon includes two complimentary mimosas. There will be many beautiful raffle prizes and the cost is only $55 per person. Checks should be made payable to St....

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Dear Parishioners and School Families, The St. Joseph School Board currently has three (3) positions that are open for the 2017-2018 school year. All three positions will run for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who are eager to join the School Board and make a significant and meaningful contribution...

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Sunday April 30th 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM St. Joseph School Gym Your donation will help to save up to three lives. Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this lifesaving gift! For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Arthur Anderson 516-319-24...

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St. Joseph ParishAdult Faith Formation BoardPresents RisenThe extra-scriptural story of Clavius, the Roman tribune charged with finding the body of Jesus and disproving the rumors of a risen Messiah, in order to prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. His interaction with the Apostles (and glimpses of Jesus) is a transformative experience (not...

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Good Friday: Prayer Vigil 10:30 AM to 12 Noon in front of Nassau University Medical Center  2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow  Meet at the corner of Hempstead turnpike and Clearmeadow Drive Sponsored by the Long Island Coalition for Life     Holy Saturday: Prayer vigil 10:30 AM to 12 Noon in fron...

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The children of St. Joseph Parish will be receiving First Communion beginning on April 30th at the 10:30AM and 1PM Masses. The First Communion ceremonies will continue on Sunday, May 7th at the 10:30AM and 1PM Masses and on Sunday, May 21st at the 10:30AM and 1PM Masses. Let us remember our children in prayer as they receive the Lord for ...

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If you would like to help set up the Easter Flowers, please be at the Church on Saturday, April 15th at 10:30 AM. Thank you!
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First Friday, April 7th at 10 AM in the St. Agnes Room Guest Speaker: Peggy Clores Topic: “Ten Recommendations in times of Hopelessness “All are welcome to attend!
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Dear Friends: It has been a great gift for me to have been named your Bishop and I am humbled and filled with gratitude for the support and welcome that you have shared with me. During these initial visits with our parishes, schools and ministries, I have enjoyed being able to meet so many of you and I look forward to continuing to con...

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Bishop John O. Barres will be here on Saturday, May 6th to celebrate the 5 PM Mass in the Church. All are welcome to attend. 
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Sunday, April 2nd ~6 PM to 8:30 PM Unites Skates Roller Rink 1276 Hicksville RoadSeaford, New York 11783All in grades 7-12 Welcome to join usPrice includes admission, skates, unlimited pizza and soda, plus some game tokensTickets $16.00 Skaters$8.00 Non SkatersTickets must be purchased in advance Please contact Phil Malloy 516-315-7002xch...

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INTERNATIONAL GIFT OF LIFE WALK, NYCMarch 25th Grand Marshals *Hero Dr. Alveda King* Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights for the Unborn Child*Hero Chris Slattery*EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers *Hero Timothy Jaccard*Founder “Safe Haven” 9 AM Rally at Foley Square, NYCWalk Down “Canyon of Heroes” http://bringingamericabacktolifen...

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BRINGING AMERICA BACK TO LIFEConvention, Friday, March 24th Long Island Marriott, Uniondale Bringing America Back to Life-New York Pro-Life Convention Speakers: Dr. Alveda King-Director of Civil Rights for the UnbornCatherine Davis-the Restoration Project Rev. Clenard Childress-Black GenocideRebecca Kiessling - Save the 1...

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Day Retreat at the Passionist MonesteryTopic: “Journey to Transformation” by Brother AndreaThursday, April 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Itinerary includes Continental Breakfast, Conference, Confession,Quiet Time, Sharing, Mass & LunchPassionist Monestery Edgerton Blvd., 178 St. & Hillside Ave. Jamaica , NY(Parking behind the Buildi...

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PARISH MISSION March 20– March 22 Father Patrick Griffin CM 9:00 AM Mass followed by Preaching 7:30 PM Prayer Service with Preaching Father Griffin, a Brooklyn native, was ordained as a Vincentian Priest in 1979. He pursued a degree in Biblical Studies and taught at various universities and seminaries as well as mi...

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Be a part of St. Joseph's Spiritual Adoption Prayer Novena from March 25th (The Annunciation) to December 25th (Christmas),  Pick up a Prayer/Enrollment Card at the doors of the Church. Place the Enrollment Part in a collection basket. Pray daily for your spiritually adopted baby. 

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Bishop Barres has given a dispensation from the obligation of abstaining from meat to all Catholics in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on the feast of Saint Patrick (Friday, March 17, 2017). The obligation to abstain meat can be fulfilled on another date or Catholics can adopt another form of penance of the individual’s choosing.

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Once again Mary Ann Matteini and Ronnie Tracey will be assembling Easter Baskets for distribution to children who are guests of the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN). If you would like to participate, donations of items to be included in the baskets would be appreciated. The following list of suggested donations was developed from discus...

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All Young Adults are Invited to Our Next Faith on Tap on Wednesday, March 22 at Lily Flanagan, 345 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon - Talk begins at 7:30 - Come early - Grab something to eat or drink - meet new friends - re-connect with old friends! Topic: Awakening The Faith - Yours and Others!Presenter: Fr. Jim Shelton - Associate Pastor, Goo...

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Stations of the Cross will be prayed communally on Fridays during Lent: Friday mornings at 9:30 AM (after the 9 AM Mass) and again at 7:30 PM. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the evening Stations of the Cross.

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE RECENTLY WIDOWED Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2017 a six week bereavement group will begin for those who have recently lost a spouse.  The group will meet at the Garden City office of Dr. William Kirby from 9  - 10:30 am. There is no fee to participate and the group will not meet on Holy Satu...

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Lent 2017  Dear Friends: Lent 2017 is a time for us to pray for dramatic missionary growth in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Part of that dramatic missionary growth is stimulated by our willingness to invite our inactive Catholic friends back to Mass. I put it this way in my Installation Mass homily on January 31: I ...

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Parishioners are invited to join with members of other parishes in Rockville Centre Deanery 1 to attend a Deanery Mass with Bishop John O. Barres, Monday, March 13, 2017 11:30 AM. St. Christopher's Church, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. 

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40 Days for Life Fridays during Lent ~ one hour prayer vigils 11 am - 12 noon in front of Planned Parenthood, 540 Fulton Avenue Hempstead.  March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 Friday, April 14th - Good Friday (to be determined) To join us, for more details or in case of inclement weather,please call: 477-9323 

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LENTEN REGULATIONS Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: Days of Fast and Abstinence. Limit of one full meal on these days for Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 inclusive. All Fridays in Lent: Days of Abstinence. For all Catholics who have reached their 14th year. Weekdays of Lent: There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntar...

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St. Joseph’s Parish Lenten Soup Supper Friday evening April 7 from 6 – 7:30 pm St. Agnes Room Please join us for a simple soup supper and learn about the Opening Word program, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic. It is a literacy program which teaches the English language and job readiness skills to immigrant women...

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St. Joseph’s Parish Lenten Project 2017 This year, we are supporting the work of HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL in Bethlehem, a state-of-the-art maternity and neonatal critical care center serving poor and at-risk women, infants and children throughout the West Bank of Palestine. In this region of conflict, the Hospital stands as a beacon ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Bridge Party Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00—4:00 PM At the Cherry Valley Country Club Garden City, New York Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts Table Prizes, Raffle Prizes, Lucky Bucks Cost $40.00 per person Please make check payable to: St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society RSVP: by March 6, 20...

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The next meeting of the Rosary Altar Society will be on Friday, March 3rd at 10 AM in the St. Agnes Room. The speaker will be Father Gregory Breen and the topic will be Saint Patrick. Please join us - all are welcome!

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New "Life Matters" Pamphlets now available in the Respect Life Bookrack in the vestibule of the church.Please take home these and other informative pamphlets.    
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Tuesday, March 7th 8:00 PM in the Church As Lent begins set aside a night of prayer and reflection with Father Scolaro.
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Taize Prayer is a Meditative Service that centers on music, prayer and silence. We are invited to quiet our minds , open our hearts and feed our souls in the presence of God. Wednesday, March 8th 7:30 to 8:30 PM in the Church. Presented by St. Joseph's Music and Adult Faith Formation. All are welcome!

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The next Rosary Altar Society meeting will be on Friday, February 3 at 10:00 AM in the St. Agnes Room. Our speaker will be Dr. Lisa Honkanen. Her topic: "Part II: Understanding Feeding Tubes and Catholic Teaching". All are welcome to attend.

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Bishop John O. Barres will be installed January 31, 2017 at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.  The Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Office of Communications will be bringing you the latest information on the installation of our new Bishop. Here is how you can plug into this historic time in our Diocese. Telecare: the televi...

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ROE v. WADE January 22, 1973 Since the Supreme Court ruling 44 years ago today, when the court cited a “right to privacy” in the Constitution, more than 58 million babies have been killed by abortion. When should a private choice become a public concern? When it concerns a baby’s life. Church of St. Joseph R...

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Friday, January 20th 9 AM Mass in the Church followed by Meditation led by Father Joseph Scolaro in the Convent Chapel. Examination of Conscious and Confession. ALL are welcome to attend.
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Catholic Schools Week 2017 Sunday, January 29th-February 3rdSAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL Garden City, NYSunday, January 29th 9:00 AM Liturgy 10:00 AM-12:30 PM School Open HouseMonday, January 30th 8:30 AM Prayer Service Prepared by Grade 8 & KindergartenTuesday, January 31st 8:30 AM Grades 6,7,8 Math Bee Student Buddy-Up Day 7:30 PM Parent in...

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Who: Boys and Girls 9 to 14 years of ageWhen: Friday, January 27th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Where: St. Joseph School Gym The St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Council of the Knights of Columbus invite all boys and girls between 9 and 14 years of age to their second annual Free Throw Championship Event. A fun and challenging event for all our part...

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St. Joseph Parish Adult Faith Formation Board Presents A Time for Miracles The unique and inspiring story of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born citizen to become a saint. Born in 1774, Elizabeth Bayley grew up Protestant in the upper class of New York society. At age 20, she married the wealthy William Seton, and they ...

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The Rectory Office will be closed on Sunday, December 25th and Monday, December 26th. The Office will re-open on Tuesday, December 27th at 9:30 AM. The Office will also be closed on Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd at 9:30 AM. If you have an emergency and require a priest please call 516...

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Join us for the March for Life, Washington D. C. - Friday, January 27, 2017Be a voice for the babies. Join the March for Life. For more information please call 516-248-2186
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Beginning on Thursday, January 12th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Please click on attachment for more information
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Please click on attachment for Bishop Murphy's Christmas Letter
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Cordially invites you to their 8th annual Post Holiday Party ~ the College Football Championship Game Monday Night, January 9th ~ BK Sweenys Uptown Grill Please click on attachment for more information

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Please join us on Friday, December 16th for a morning of prayer and spiritual growth with Father Joseph Scolaro. 9 am Mass in the Church followed by Meditation, examination of conscience and confessions in the Convent Chapel Please invite you friends of all ages, you are welcome to bring your baby or toddler and walk in at any point of th...

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The Rectory Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Office will open on Saturday, November 26th at 9 AM. If you have an emergency that requires a priest please call the emergency number 516-434-1516. Thank you.

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The Parish Party is tonight at the Garden City Hotel. Cocktails 7:00 PM ~ Dinner 8:30 PM
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The Sponsor a Family Committee is so grateful to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving program on November 12. It was a glorious day and we thank all of you who helped to make it a great success!! Now, we have the opportunity to provide families from Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Loretto with the gift of a Christm...

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Collection Dates Saturday, December 10thand Sunday, December 11thTags will be placed on our Giving Tree beginning the weekend of November 19th & 20th in the Church and in the School Auditorium. Please take a tag or two and return it with a gift on Saturday, December 10th or Sunday December 11th. Collection boxes will be available at the e...

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The St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society will be hosting its annual Christmas Tea Luncheon on Friday, December 9th from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. This year’s luncheon will be hosted by the Society’s Treasurer, Mrs. Lorraine Levano.At the luncheon, members of the Rosary Altar Society will once again accept donations for the “Midnight Run”, a not-for...

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THANK YOU, PARISHIONERS OF ST. JOSEPH’S! We are full of gratitude and appreciation for all that each of you has done this month for our neighbors in need in Hempstead and Roosevelt. Our November food drive netted numerous barrels of food and $1,373.27 in donations. And on Saturday, November 12, 2016 our Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family progr...

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ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR “GIVING TREE”SORTING AND WRAPPINGWe are looking for adult volunteers (5) to sort and wrap “Giving Tree” gifts in the Convent Center on Sunday, December 11th from 10 am – 1:30 pm.If you are available to help for the entire time or for part of the time, please send a completed respon...

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Eagle Scout Project Help Needed Patrick Ilardi, a Life Scout with Troop 243, is collecting donations for his upcoming Eagle Scout project. His project is a renovation of the kitchen in the St. Agnes Room, located under St. Joseph’s Church. The campus is undergoing a major renovation, and Patrick is a graduate of St. Joseph Schoo...

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PARISH HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE Walk Where Jesus Walked This is in the way of a “Last Call.” Our plans for our St. Joseph Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 11-22, 2017, are progressing. We have a limited number of rooms still available for those who would like to visit and pray at the sites sacred to our faith in th...

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WHAT DO THE SCRIPTURES SAY TO US EACH WEEK?You are invited to discuss, learn, pray with Sunday Scriptures. Tuesdays 9:45—10:45 AMSt. Agnes Room (materials & coffee provided)FIRST SESSION - September 26th Information: Sister Kathleen 747-3535 ext. 12

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Founded upon Faith, Entrusted with a Mission, Building for Our Future The brochures outlining St. Joseph Parish Capital Campaign were mailed to all registered parishioners. The work of repair and renovation is well under way. We are happy to say that the replacement of the air conditioning system and the refinishing...

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