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Christmas Baby Shower

Posted on November 29, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Baby Shower
The Church of St. Joseph Christmas Baby Shower Please Donate a Baby Gift Celebrating The Precious Gift of Life 2021 St. Joseph’s Respect Life Ministry and St. Joseph’s Rosary Altar Society*, to mark the conclusion of our 30th Annual Spiritual Adoption Novena, are collecting baby g...

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The St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council wishes to Thank everyone who donated or tried to donate as well as all worthy brothers who helped, make last months Fall blood drive a big success by donating or helping staff the registration and escort donors. We collected 68 uni...

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Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2021

Posted on November 24, 2021 in: General News

Sponsor a Family for Christmas 2021
Dear Sponsors, We hope this finds you and your families safe and well. The response to our Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family was heartwarming. We were able to provide dinners to over 300 families! And now, we are asking for a helping hand for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to provide assistance ...

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Christmas Oplatki

Posted on November 23, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Oplatki
As we have done in the past, we will again make available Christmas Oplatki that we invite families to take home and share at the table of their Christmas Eve dinner. This is a tradition observed by many Polish, Slovak and Central European families. The custom can be traced back in Poland to the 10t...

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Christmas Giving Tree 2021

Posted on November 19, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Giving Tree 2021
Once again this year, we will be providing Christmas help to 50 families known to the Outreach program at Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead in the form of $25 gift cards to local stores. This format was well received last year and enables the families to choose their own gifts. $25 gift car...

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One Hour Prayer Vigils

Posted on November 09, 2021 in: General News

One Hour Prayer Vigils
Please join St. Joseph parishioners, clergy and friends in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood's abortion business  540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead From 11- Noon every Friday   

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CYO High School Boys Basketball

Posted on November 08, 2021 in: General News

St. Joseph CYO basketball for HS boys deadline to register is November 27th.  Please click on Read More below for application form. thank you     

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Cub Scout Advent Calendar Sale

Posted on November 03, 2021 in: General News

Our Parish Cub Scout Pack 243 will be having its annual Advent Calendar fundraiser after the Masses next weekend, November 20-21. The chocolate-filled calendars are $5 each. Your support of the Pack is greatly appreciated. 

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on November 02, 2021 in: General News

The Church of St. Joseph Rosary Altar Society Meeting Saturday, November 13 Speaker: Msgr. James Swiader Topic:      Ite Ad Joseph                 Go to Joseph 8:30 am Mass followed by Rosary 9:...

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Dear Sponsors,  We wish to thank all of you who made this year’s Thanksgiving event such a success.  Most of us manage our weekly/monthly food bill, but unfortunately, many families worry about putting food on their dinner table every day. Your generosity helped to ease these...

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Widow and Widowers Group

Posted on October 29, 2021 in: General News

Widow and Widowers Group
Your Widows & Widowers meet every third Wednesday of the month in the St. Agnes Room at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come and enjoy lively conversation and light refreshments. ALL are welcome. For more information please call Margaret at 516-248-7786.

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Morning Moms Faith Sharing Group
You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens as we discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel. We would be delighted to accept new members to our group. Our next meeting is November 4th at 9:30 am via Zoom. If you would like to participate please contact: Deanna O’Connor a...

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Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit
St. Joseph Parish, Garden City, invites parishioners and friends to an exhibit of EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD developed by The Servant of God, Blessed Carlo Acutis. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 3-7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 14, 2021, 8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m. Presented in the parish gymnasi...

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All Souls Day

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

Tuesday, November 2nd All Souls Day Mass Schedule is as follows : 8:00 & 9:00 AM 7:30 PM Mass of Remembrance If you wish to enroll loved ones in our All Souls Novena of Masses, please fill out an envelope available at the doors of the church and deposit it in the collection boxes.

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All Saints Day

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

ALL SAINTS DAY ~ Monday, November 1st All Saints Day is a Holy Day but not a day of obligation this year. The Mass Schedule is as follows: 8:00 & 9:00 AM 12:10 and 7:30 PM . All Masses will be in the Church

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Home with the Word 2022

Posted on October 19, 2021 in: General News

Home with the Word 2022
AT HOME WITH THE WORD 2022This book includes scriptures for each week with reflections and questions regarding the scripture.If you would like to order Home with the Word 2022, order forms are available in the bulletin today and on the Parish Website. Please fill out the form and return it to the Re...

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Due to popular demand - a second date has been added!  “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, November 20, 2021 fro...

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BEWARE GIFT CARD SCAM

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General News

BEWARE GIFT CARD SCAM
We are aware that Cyber thieves are now going after your wallet in addition to your passwords by adopting a simple tactic to trick you into handing over your money. While not new, gift card scams are on the rise and can result in a victim losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. In the past few day...

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Rosary Altar Society Communion Brunch
The Rosary Altar Society of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Garden City, New York welcomes all to our Annual Communion Brunch following 9:00 a.m. celebration of Mass Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at The Stewart Manor Country Club 51 Salisbury Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 Guest Sp...

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Blood Drive

Posted on September 28, 2021 in: General News

Blood Drive
Sunday, October 17, 2021  7:30 am to 1:30 PM sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Baldwin Council #15809  Please see attachment for more information. 

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Monday, October 4th, is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In his honor we will bless your animals on Sunday, October 3rd, at 12:00 PM in the Convent Back Yard. Please bring your furry (or scaly) friends to have them blessed by Deacon Jack.

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Respect Life Sunday

Posted on September 23, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life Sunday
Sunday, October 3 is Respect Life Sunday.  As we celebrate Respect Life Sunday, we are reminded that the assaults on human dignity come in many forms. The Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics is charged with deepening our already strong commitment to pro-life activities and parish educati...

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Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!

Posted on September 16, 2021 in: General News

Welcome Back Sunday for the Parish!
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY! Sunday, September 26TH 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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Liturgy Up-date: The Sign of Peace

Posted on September 16, 2021 in: General News

Liturgy Up-date: The Sign of Peace
 We continue to try to move ahead to restore liturgical practices that were deferred because of Covid. We have resumed the presentation of the gifts of bread and wine at the offertory. Beginning this weekend, we will restore the “Sign of Peace” at Mass. Following the greeting,...

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Rosary Altar Society Membership Form
The purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual and spiritual benefit of all members throughout the world. We invite all adult women of the parish to join our Society. Our meetings will ...

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In Person Tour of St. Joseph Church
On Sunday, October 3rd Msgr. Swiader will be your guide for a tour of St. Joseph Church. The tour will begin at 3:30 PM. ALL are welcome! 

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Pastoral Letter celebrating St. Joseph the Worker on Labor Day by Bishop John O. Barres
As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day during this Year of St. Joseph, Bishop Barres has released a new pastoral letter commemorating this important day: Our Holiness and Mission in the Changing World of Work. A Pastoral Letter Celebrating St. Joseph the Worker on Labor Day. Bishop Barres examin...

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St. Joseph School welcomes back over 400 students!
Summer 2021 was an exciting and busy time for St. Joseph School! With over four hundred students making their way through our doors on September 7th, we had much to do and upgrade in our buildings throughout June, July and August. We made our two libraries into brand new classrooms for our third and...

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St. Joseph Parish Anti-bullying Policy St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Garden City, exists as a community of Catholic prayer, faith, and service that is founded upon respect for the inherent dignity of every human person. The use of any media, including the Internet, or personal encounter, to h...

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Earthquake Relief for Haiti

Posted on August 18, 2021 in: General News

On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti across several major cities. This is another major setback in a country struggling with political instability, COVID-19, food security, and now a devastating earthquake. Collection boxes have been set up at the Fourth and Fifth Street en...

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Book rack Announcement

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

Twenty-third Publications has decided to discontinue the print edition of Exploring the Sunday Readings as of September, 2021. Therefore, the issue covering the September readings is the last issue that will be available on the bookrack.However, a digital version will still be available. If you are...

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9/11 Memorial Mass

Posted on August 17, 2021 in: General News

St. Joseph's Parish will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 9/11/2001 with the celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday, 9/11 at 9:30 am in the Church. All are welcome to join us.

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Self-guided Tour Books of St. Joseph Church
As part of our Parish Commemoration of the Holy Year of St. Joseph, 2020-2021, we have prepared a self-guided walking tour of the Church of St. Joseph, Garden City, NY. Guides are available for visitors on the bookrack in the Franklin Avenue vestibule. Please return each copy to the bookrack...

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Virtual Food Drive Update

Posted on June 01, 2021 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive Update
VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE UPDATE Thank you for your generous support of our monthly virtual food drives. We continue to support the Outreach programs of our sister parishes in Hempstead and Roosevelt. Our August drive is now underway and our tally to date is $1,870. To make a contribution, you may...

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Save the Date!

Posted on May 26, 2021 in: General News

Save the Date!
The St. Joseph Parish Community is invited to a Prayer Service on Monday, June 21st the day after Father’s Day to honor the foster father of Jesus Saint Joseph 7:00 PM Convent Backyard (please bring your own chairs) Immediately following the Prayer Service there will be an Ice Cream Socia...

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Face Masks & Coverings at Mass
Given the continuing surge in the infection rate of Covid-Delta across Nassau County, and recognizing our care for the health and welfare of our parishioners and guests, we suggest that those attending Mass, even if vaccinated, consider wearing masks while they are in the church for the present...

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Funeral Mass for the Madigan Family Joseph, Gail and Molly Wake will be held at Fairchild Funeral Home Monday & Tuesday May 17th & 18th 3:00 – 7:00 PM Funeral Mass: Wednesday, May 19th ~ 9:45 AM at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre

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Bishop-elect Koenig

Posted on April 30, 2021 in: General News

Bishop-elect Koenig
Pope Francis appointed Friday a new bishop of Wilmington, the home diocese of President Joe Biden. The pope selected Msgr. William Koenig to lead the Diocese of Wilmington, which covers the state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland, upon the retirement of Bishop William Francis Malooly ...

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Catholic Elementary Schools Collection
The annual collection for Catholic elementary schools is this weekend (May 1&2). Half of the money collected in parishes with schools, and parishes that support regional schools, stays with the school, and the other half is sent to the Diocese and is given to Tomorrow’s Hope Foundatio...

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Roe V. Wade Movie

Posted on April 22, 2021 in: General News

Roe V. Wade Movie
ROE V. WADE ~ The real story you've never been told.  4/5/2021- through 4/30/2021 Order Movie - if you watch by April 30th watch unlimited for 30 days, at a 35% discounted rate: $12.99  Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics  WWW.DRVCLIFE.ORG/MOVIE  SPECIAL...

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Project Rachel

Posted on April 12, 2021 in: General News

Project Rachel
Project Rachel retreats are opportunities to experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. The retreats are directed by specially trained compassionate caregivers, including counselors and clergy, who have a sensitivity and heart for those who suffer. The next scheduled 2021 retr...

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A Message from the Pastor

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

A Message from the Pastor
Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish –   In my own name, and on behalf of Fr. Prasanna, Msgr. Bill Koenig, Fr. John Gouldrick, Deacon Jack McKenna, the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, and the entire Pastoral Staff of St. Joseph Parish, I extend to you and to all your families our...

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on March 16, 2021 in: General News

Holy Week Liturgies
PALM SUNDAY – March 28, 2021 Blessing of Palms at all Masses Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, in the church: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 5:30 p.m. In the auditorium: 11:00 a.m. MONDAY – March 29, 2021 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Monday of Holy Week is a Specia...

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Spiritual Adoption Novena Begins
What is The Spiritual Adoption Novena? Praying daily for unborn babies in danger of abortion, one baby at a time. The Spiritual Adoption Novena is a nine‐month prayer initiative for the intention of protecting unborn babies from abortion, one baby at a time. The Novena begins on March 25, the F...

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Holy Land - Good Friday Collection
On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Each day, the news reminds us of the violence and instability plaguing the Middle East, but we rarely hear of the shrinking Christian community there, a community that struggles to remain in the land of C...

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Bishop Barres Easter Message

Posted on March 15, 2021 in: General News

Bishop Barres Easter Message
Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Easter Message 

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Holy Family Hospital Update

Posted on March 10, 2021 in: General News

Holy Family Hospital Update
We have received a letter, written in February 2021, from Ambassador Michele B. Bowe, who is the President of the Holy Family Hospital Foundation. The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has had devastating consequences for the Hospital and the surrounding region of Bethlehem: 90% unemployment c...

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Blood Drive

Posted on March 08, 2021 in: General News

Blood Drive
Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:45 am to 1:45 pm Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus  121 Fourth Street, Garden City - School Gym  click on link to schedule an appointment  https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/27926 or call 1-800-933-BLOOD For more inform...

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Diocese Chapter 11 Information

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: General News

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese's chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese's bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc 

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Lenten Project 2021 Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2021 HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM “That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized may find welcome and comfort in our communities.” Pope Francis Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, located a mere 500 ya...

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Luck of the Irish - Reverse Raffle
St. Joseph School presents a reverse raffle Luck of the Irish... Unlike a typical raffle, the last ticket pulled is the Grand Prize Winner.  Computer generated random drawing on March 17, 2021    Please see the attachement for more information. 

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Ash Wednesday ~ Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021 Distribution of Ashes at Services in the Church: 7 AM, 4 PM, 7:30 PM Mass 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM (Ashes will be distributed during these Masses).

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A Message from Bishop John Barres
Please click on the attachement below for Bishop John Barres message for Catholic Schools Week 

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Blessed Candles and Blessing of Throats
Tuesday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Candlemas. Blessed candles for home use will be avsilable in the sacristy for those who wish to purchase them Wednesday, February 3, is the Memorial of St. Blaise, whose intercession in invoked against illness of the throat. Throa...

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Guidelines for the Reception of Ashes
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Ash Wednesday, we will be following a revised protocol for the imposition of Blessed Ashes as we begin the Holy Season of Lent. Ashes will be distributed during Mass or at a Scripture Service, just after the homily. The celebrant with bless the ashes, sprinkling t...

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Prayerful Events at the Church of St. Joseph to Support theMarch for Life in Washington, D.C.On Friday, January 29, 2021Join us in prayer for the protection of innocent unborn babiesMany of us have the desire in our hearts to attend the March for Life on Friday, January 29, but due to Covid concerns...

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Respect Life Novena

Posted on January 05, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life Novena
9 Days for Life 9 Days for Life is designed so that Catholics all across the nation can unite together in prayer for the protection of human life. Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29. Get dai...

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Go to Joseph

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Go to Joseph
A PASTORAL LETTER BY THE MOST REVEREND JOHN O. BARRES ON THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF ST. JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines

Posted on December 21, 2020 in: General News

Recently, parishioners have inquired about the morality of receiving the Covid vaccine and any relationship to stem cells obtained from aborted fetuses. It is a very complex issue, and parishioners should be wary of accepting opinions or interpretations of Church moral teaching from those who are no...

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"Religion and Rock"

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

“RELIGION AND ROCK” Catholic Faith Network Tune into “Religion and Rock” with Msgr. Jim Vlaun on Sunday from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM on WBAB 102.3FM or 95.3 FM on Long Island’s East End. Listen on Saturdays at 11:00 PM on Sirius Radio, Channel 159, the Catholic Channel and ...

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Sponsor a Family Thank you

Posted on December 14, 2020 in: General News

Sponsor a Family Thank you
We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy and we thank you so much for your generous participation in the St. Joseph’s 2020 Christmas Sponsor A Family Program. Over the past 20 years, some of the most rewarding moments of this program happened on the drop-off date, th...

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Bishop Barres Christmas Letter

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Please click on attachement to view Bishop Barres Letter 

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Lessons and Carols - Sunday, December 13th
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 13, 2020 3:30 PM St. Joseph Church

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Background Screening Update

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

The Office for the Protection of Children and Young People: The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (The Charter) promulgated by the Bishops of the United States in 2002 outlines specific practices and guidelines providing standards of safety in parishes and dioceses throughou...

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Dear Sponsors, We hope this finds you and your families safe and well. The response to our Thanksgiving Sponsor a Family was heartwarming. We were able to provide dinners to over 270 families! And now, we are asking for a helping hand for Christmas. The goal remains the same: to provide assistanc...

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St. Joseph School invites the Parishioners of St. Joseph Parish, their friends and family to support St. Joseph School while online shopping through Amazon at absolutely no cost to you!! In order to support St. Joseph School through Amazon Smile follow these simple steps: (1) Go to smile....

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Thank you ~ Sponsor a Family Thanksgiving 2020
We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy and we thank you so much for your generous participation in the St. Joseph’s 2020 Thanksgiving Sponsor A Family Program. Over the past 20 years, some of the most rewarding moments of this program happened on the drop-off date, the culm...

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Home with the Word 2021

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

AT HOME WITH THE WORD 2021 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: $7.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:____...

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Usher Meeting

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

There will be an Ushers Meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM in the Church. Due to age and health reasons, many of our Ushers can no longer continue to work in their Stewardship. We are in need of new volunteers! Please consider becoming an Usher, join us on December 2nd and sign up for...

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Missalettes

Posted on November 02, 2020 in: General News

Due to the COVID guidelines, we have had to remove all of the missalettes from the pews of the Church. Many parishioners have inquired as to where they could purchase their own missalettes. We have just received the Advent-Lent Missals (November 29, 2020 -March 27, 2020. They will be available durin...

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Liturgy of Remembrance

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

Liturgy of Remembrance
Our annual All Souls Liturgy will take place on Monday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm in the Church. If you lost a loved one who was a parishioner of St. Joseph and were unable to have a Funeral Liturgy due to COVID 19 restrictions, please call Anna Sirianni at 516-747-7120 or asirianni@stjosephsgc.com...

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Christmas Liturgies 2020

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

Christmas Liturgies 2020
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2020 LESSONS & CAROLS Sunday, December 13 3:30 p.m. Church CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS Monday, December 14: Advent Day of Reconciliation Confessions 3-9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19 9:00-10:00 a.m., 1-2:00 p.m., and 6:00-6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES Thursday, Dece...

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The Giving Tree 2020

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

The Giving Tree 2020
We have had to make so many accommodations in our lives in the last several months. Our GIVING TREE program too, has undergone a necessary change in response to the coronavirus. This year, we are collecting GIFT CARDS ONLY for the families of Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead. Please help u...

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2020-2021 ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES Due to restrictions with gathering, voting will take place online. A link to a Google Form to vote will be available on both the Parish & School website beginning October 19th. Voting will close at 6:30PM on Sunday, October 25th. If you have any qu...

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Parish Blood Bank - Thank you

Posted on October 06, 2020 in: General News

The Blood Drive was a huge success considering we are dealing with a pandemic. We collected 43 pints of blood and 11 people did the ALEXIS double read cell donations for 22 more units for a total of 65 units. Those who made appointments had a result of 91% who were able to donate as there were onl...

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We received a lovely thank you letter from NEW GROUND, the recipient of this year’s Parish Lenten Project, for our donation of $4,230.00.  The letter states, “Your assistance makes it possible for those most in need to overcome countless barriers to break the cycle of homelessness a...

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On October 1, 2020, the Diocese of Rockville Centre (DRVC) announced that as a civil corporation, it has filed for Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to manage legal expenses and facilitate settlements with abuse survivors. The Diocese sent every parish pertinent information regarding the filing for ...

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2021 Mass Book

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

2021 Mass Book Opens: Monday, November 2nd with Mail Requests Only for one week Monday, November 9th – 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 li...

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Mass Schedule Changes

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General News

On the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020, we will be changing the Sunday morning Mass schedule: the 11:45 a.m. and the 1:00 p.m. Masses will be consolidated into one Mass at 12:30 p.m. The weekend Mass schedule will read: Saturday 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30,9:00, 10:30, 11:00 (auditorium) a.m., ...

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Respect Life Sunday

Posted on September 23, 2020 in: General News

Respect Life Sunday
Next Sunday, October 4 is Respect Life Sunday. As we celebrate Respect Life Sunday, we are reminded that the assaults on human dignity come in many forms. The Office of Human Life, Family and Bioethics is charged with deepening our already strong commitment to pro-life activities and parish educatio...

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Blessing of the Animals

Posted on September 21, 2020 in: General News

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday October 4th at 2:00pm Sunday, October 4th, is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In his honor we will bless your animals on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 PM in the Convent Back Yard. Please bring your furry (or scaly) friends to have them blessed by Deacon Jack McKenna.  

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Rosary Sunday

Posted on September 21, 2020 in: General News

Rosary Sunday
THE ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOSEPH ROSARY SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2020 All Rosarians are invited to celebrate Rosary Sunday at the 9:00 AM Mass on October 4th. The congregation is invited to a public recitation of the Holy Rosary immediately following Mass outside at our Blessed Mo...

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Catholic High School Open Houses

Posted on September 15, 2020 in: General News

September 2020 Saturday, Sept. 26 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Sacred Heart Academy Sunday, Sept. 27 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - St. Anthony's High School Sunday, Sept. 27 - 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - St. Mary's College Preparatory High School October 2020 Saturday, Oct. 3- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Kellenberg M...

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Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Posted on September 14, 2020 in: General News

Please donate blood at our Fall drive sponsored by Bishop Baldwin Council, Knights of Columbus, on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Our world has changed. We find new ways to connect, work, play, learn and support each other. Prior to COVID-19, community blood drives like ours accounted for 75% of the re...

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Communion Guidelines

Posted on September 08, 2020 in: General News

Communion Guidelines   Please note the latest liturgical protocols we have received from the diocese:   · Beginning at the Saturday & Sunday Masses on 9/12&13, 2020, Communion will be distributed to the congregation at the usual time in the Mass – no longer af...

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A Message from Father Shibi

Posted on August 25, 2020 in: General News

Dear St. Joseph Family, It is with a heavy but grateful heart that I write this letter to you. I want to thank each and every one of you for the kindness and love you have shown me during my two years at St. Joseph's Parish. As you know, I have been transferred to St. Ignatius of Loyola Churc...

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The week ahead is one filled with mixed emotions. It is with a genuine sense of sadness that we bid farewell to Fr. Shibi Pappan. In the brief space of two years, he has left the mark of his dedication, his generous ministry, and his joyful spirit in all our hearts. His dedication is evident in the ...

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Please read the attachments for plans for the opening of St. Joseph School in September.  

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During this time of Covid-19, as we hope to continue our progress out of quarantine, we would like our parishioners to know what steps we have undertaken in the past several weeks and will continue to maintain in the interest of everyone’s health and safety: Hand sanitizer dispensing stations...

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St. Joseph Parish Office of Religious Education will be conducting Registration for our Fall 2020 classes for First Graders and students who are New Registrations for our Religious Education Program. In order to register your child for Religious Education classes, you must be a registered parishione...

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As tensions, anger, and violence continue across our nation, let us join in prayer for deeper respect for all innocent lives. We recognize the sorrow and pain of the African-American community, and we pray for the safety of all men and women of color. We extend our concern to families and business o...

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Words of Special Thanks

Posted on June 18, 2020 in: General News

As we emerge from the past three months of uncertainty and isolation, we are glad to return to our church, to celebrate public Mass once more, and be restored to the Eucharist. Looking back over those anxious, dark days, we would be remiss not to acknowledge the moments of light and hope in the p...

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Virtual Seminars being offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter We would like you to know that the LI chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association continues to offer its services to clients, caregivers and families via webinars and telephone, including support groups and ...

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On Friday, June 5th Monsignor Swiader, Father Shibi, Brian Colomban, Regina Cioffi, Janice Bateman, Kelly Noulas, Jaclyn Williams, Amanda Guele, Marie Diffley, Luis Garcia, Kristianne Haran, and Karen Wolf visited our 8th graders at their homes to deliver lawn signs and caps and gowns. Being able...

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Eucharistic Blessing - Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Eucharistic Blessing Sunday, June 14, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi. It has long been a tradition to hold Eucharistic processions on Corpus Christi. Continuing that tradition, but with a twist for the times, we invite parishioners to parti...

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1 June 2020 Dear parishioners and friends, Thank you for your prompt responses regarding Friday afternoon Eucharistic Adoration. I am happy to say that as of Friday, June 5, we will resume Adoration, 1-3:00 p.m. in the church proper, not in the loggetta, to provide for wider distancing. We wil...

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Thanks and Good News Once again, we want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days, those parishioners who continue to contribute through the Sunday offering envelopes. Your loyalty and generosity are most appreciated. Parish expenses have not abated ...

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Virtual Food Drive

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Virtual Food Drive
St. Joseph’s VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE We are accepting donations of ‘Stop and Shop’ gift cards ($20 or $25) to be given to our neighbors in need at the parishes of Our Lady of Loretto and The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Cards can be purchased online and can be mailed directly to...

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May 12, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Coronavirus has affected society and the Church in ways unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes. None of us could have imagined the impact on our families, our livelihoods, and our practice of the Faith. As treatments for the s...

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Mother's Day Tribute

Posted on May 04, 2020 in: General News

Mother's Day Tribute
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 li...

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On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we continue to pray for all those who are carrying crosses and burdens, as well as for all who are serving on the front lines of this Pandemic. As we endure the cross of COVID-19, I want to thank you for your continued support of your parish and our Catholic Ministri...

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YES COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER  We at YES Community Counseling Center are working hard to keep our services available during this health crisis.  The challenges of bereavement are now compounded with this situation and may create more isolation which can complicate the grief pr...

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Be sure to include your name in our upcoming special Tributes to Mothers and Fathers that will appear as full-page testimonials in the Garden City News on May 8 and June 19 -- just in time for Mother's and Father's Day. These tributes will thank our parents for their love and sacrifice wh...

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: General News

URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS! Church of Saint Joseph BLOOD DRIVE Cancelled Please donate at one of our Fixed Blood Drive Centers by appointment only Please make an appointment by calling Donna Tavetian at New York blood Center: 516-478-5018 1-800-933-2566 Www.nybc.org

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Appreciating the anxieties you are facing, we urge you to please continue supporting your parish with weekly offertory donations. These funds are critical for the continued operation of St. Joseph Parish. Every day, your parish provides for the pastoral and spiritual care of its parishioners. It is ...

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A Message from Msgr. Swiader

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Many Thanks!! We want to thank our parishioners who have not forgotten the Parish during these confusing days and have continued to contribute through your Sunday offering envelopes You are great! Parish expenses have not abated maintenance, supplies, salaries, etc., all remain as obligations...

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An Act of Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You...

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Taize Prayer

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

Taize Prayer for Monday, March 16th has been cancelled. 

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St. Joseph School is looking to connect with Alumni to keep you updated on important events at the school, future plans and fun social gatherings. Please contact the School office at 516-747-2730 to provide us with your most up to date contact information. Alternatively, feel free to email Mrs. B...

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Vacation Bible School 2020

Posted on March 09, 2020 in: General News

Vacation Bible School 2020
ALL ABOARD!! St. Joseph’s parish is calling adult parishioners who are willing to help us offer our popular vacation bible school! This is your opportunity to share your time to help us help kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. If you are interested...

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Faith Direct

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

St. Joseph Parish wants to conserve resources and save money, but we need your help. This Lent, we invite you to accept our 2020 Lenten Challenge and make the decision to give up envelopes and help us use less paper and reduce parish costs. Faith. Direct/NY332 or call 1-866-507-8757  

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Become part of a 78 year tradition which focuses on acknowledging our Blessed Mother Mary as our mother and our surest way to her Son, Jesus Christ. We rely on our wonderful mother when we pray for our children, our families, and the community in which we live. Join us every First Saturday to become...

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A Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Bishop Barres
Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres letter 

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Lent Begins February 26, 2020

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Lent Begins February 26, 2020
Lenten Adorations  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 C...

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Morning Moms Faith Sharing Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

ST. JOSEPH’S MOMS FAITH SHARING GROUP You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens as we discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel in a supportive setting. We would be delighted to welcome new members to our group. Children are welcome to attend and play while you ...

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Evening Moms Faith Sharing Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

St Joseph’s Moms Faith Sharing Group in the evening You are invited to join other moms of tots and teens to discuss issues of motherhood and reflect on the Gospel in a supportive setting. This group meets one evening per month -usually the 3rd Thursday- at 7:30 pm in the St Joseph’s c...

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Bereavement Support Group

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Bereavement Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Thursday, March 19th Meeting weekly for 8 sessions. (no session on April 9th) 7:30-9:00pm Notre Dame Social Ministry 1 Aberdeen Road, New Hyde Park Please call the Social Ministry office to register at (516)326-3403

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Parish Lenten Project

Posted on February 13, 2020 in: General News

Parish Lenten Project
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2020 This year, we have selected NEW GROUND for our Lenten Project. NEW GROUND is a unique agency that has been providing a comprehensive array of services for over 28 years to assist homeless veterans and families acquire the skills necessary to obtain an...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on February 04, 2020 in: General News

Defensive Driving Class
Saturday, February 29th    Please click on the attachment below for information and registration form. 

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Golden Wedding Liturgy honoring Couples Married 50 years or more
"This Spring, couples who have been married fifty years will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Smithtown. Mass will begin at 2:00 p.m., Bishop Robert J. Coyle will preside. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at...

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54 Day Novena

Posted on January 28, 2020 in: General News

January 31-March 24 Please join the Diocese of Rockville Centre Vocations Office in praying a 54 Day Rosary Novena for vocations to the priesthood, beginning on January 31, 2020 and ending on March 24, 2020 the vigil of the Annunciation. Thank you for your prayers and support. 

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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 28, 2020 in: General News

Queen of Hearts Luncheon
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Cherry Valley Club  Sweepstakes and Raffles all proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School Hosted by the St. Joseph School Family Association.  Purchase or donate online at www.shop.sjsfo.com or use the form attached. 

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Sunday Hospitality and Welcome

Posted on January 23, 2020 in: General News

Sunday Hospitality and Welcome
Catholics as a rule, and especially in regard to Sunday Mass, are people of regular habit – the Mass we usually attend, even the pew where we usually sit. Recognizing that, as well as our need for volunteers to assist our ushers, we are looking to parishioners help to greet their fellow friend...

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Attached please find a message from Bishop Barres.

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on January 22, 2020 in: General News

Rosary Altar Society Meeting
Become part of a 78 year tradition which focuses on acknowledging our Blessed Mother Mary as our mother and our surest way to her son, Jesus Christ. We rely on our wonderful mother when we pray for our children, our families, and the community in which we live. Join us every First Saturday to become...

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The Stephen K. Tompsett Memorial Fund for Technology in Education Encourages all high school seniors who are residents of Garden City to apply for the 2020 Award for Excellence in Math, Science or Technology. Instructions and forms under “Awards and Grants” at www.stevetompsettmemorialf...

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Morning Star Initiative

Posted on January 14, 2020 in: General News

Diocese of Rockville Centre announces Morning Star Initiative As you may have heard, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has decided to launch a bold plan, called the Morning Star Initiative, to revitalize Catholic elementary school education on Long Island. The goal of this initiative is to restore a ...

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Diocesan Annual Telethon

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Diocesan Annual Telethon
The Catholic Faith Network Telethon is the weekend of Saturday, February 8th from 2PM -10PM and Sunday, February 9th from 12PM to 10PM. Please tune in on Cablevision channel 29/137, Time Warner Channel 471 or Verizon FiOS channel 296 to support our Diocesan Television Station. It will be 18 hours...

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Catholic Schools Week 2020

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Schools Week 2020
Catholic Schools Week Opening Mass is on Sunday, January 26th at 9:00 AM.  Open House begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Principal Mr. Brian Colomban at bcolomban5589@st-josephschool.com   

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40 Days for Life ~ February 26- April 5
You’re invited to a Presentation & General Informational Meeting Sunday, January 26th, 2020 7:00 PM-Presentation, 7:30 PM-Q&A St. Patrick R. C. Church, 280 West Mail Street Smithtown, NY 11787 This 40 DFL Lenten Campaign is fully endorsed by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Com...

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship
Who: All boys and girls from 9-14 years of ages as of January 1st, 2020. Copy of birth certificate required for registration.  What: Exciting Basketball Free Throw Contest  Where: St. Joseph's School Gym  When: Friday, January 31st from 7:00 to 8:00 PM  There...

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“Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the daybreak from on high will visit us, to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79 Thank you all so much for your generous response to our holiday appeals&md...

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LESSONS & CAROLS Sunday, December 15 3:30 p.m. Church CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS Monday, December 16: Advent Day of Reconciliation Confessions 3-9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 21 9:00-10:00 a.m., 1-2:00 p.m., and 6:00-6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES Tuesday, December 24 4:00 p.m. – C...

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Giving Tree 2019

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: General News

Our GIVING TREES will be found in the Church near the Sacred Heart altar and on the stage in the Auditorium beginning Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th. Fifty families from Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead will benefit from your generosity. Please help us spread the true me...

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The Sponsor a Family Committee is so grateful to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving program 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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For those who are coping with the loss of a spouse or loved one. The group will meet on Mondays beginning December 2nd for six sessions, skipping the weeks of Christmas and New Years. Meetings will take place in the Convent Center 120 Fifth Street from 12-1:30 PM. For more information and t...

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Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: General News

Ministry of Consolation As we have just celebrated All Souls Day and remembered our deceased loved ones at Mass, this is an appropriate time to thank those parishioners who are part of our Ministry of Consolation. Ministers of Consolation assist families who have just lost a loved one in the proces...

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WELCOME TO SPONSOR A FAMILY 2019 We once again have the opportunity to help so many less fortunate families with our generosity. 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. New t...

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Sisters of Life

Posted on October 16, 2019 in: General News

Please join us on Wednesday, October 23rd when we welcome the Sisters of Life to St. Joseph Parish. The dynamic and inspirational Sisters of Life will share with us the wonderful mission of the Sisters of Life and the exuberance and joy of their vocations. Come, hear, and meet the Sisters of Life.&n...

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This year, our chair couple, Peggy and Bobby York, have most graciously and generously returned to offer their services once again for this principal parish fund raiser to make this year’s gala a resounding success. The Party will be held at the Garden City Hotel on Friday, November 22. We ...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on October 07, 2019 in: General News

Defensive Driving Class
AAA DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE Sponsored by “St. Joseph - Bishop Baldwin’s Knights of Columbus” Save 10% on your collision liability rates for three full years. Reduce driver violation points. (Up to 4 points off your driving record). SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 From 9:30 AM T...

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At Home with the Word 2020

Posted on October 03, 2019 in: General News

At Home with the Word 2020
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: $7.00 for each book Name:______________________________ Phone:______________________________ ...

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Respect Life Month 2019

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Respect Life Month 2019
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Join St. Joseph Music Ministry

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Join St. Joseph Music Ministry
ADULT CHOIR While 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! ...

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Widows & Widowers

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Widows & Widowers
Your Widows & Widowers meet every third Wednesday of the month in the St. Agnes Room at 7:00 PM. You are invited to come and enjoy lively conversation and light refreshments. ALL are welcome. For more information please call Margaret at 516-248-7786.

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All Souls Liturgy Of Remembrance

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Our Liturgy of Remembrance for our deceased parishioners will be on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 AM in the Church. We have invited all the families who have chosen to bury their loved one from St. Joseph between November 2018 and October 2019. Each person will be remembered by name at the Prayer ...

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St. Joseph CYO Skills & Drills Clinic
Hosted by Holy Trinity Head Coach Joe Conefry, 2019 NSCHSAA Champions and St. Joseph Parishioner.  Thursdays, September 26th thru October 24th.  Boys & Girls 4th - 6th Grade  6-7 PM Girls 4th, 5th, & 6th grade 7-8 PM Boys 4th, 5th, & 6th grade 8-9 PM Boys 4t...

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We are looking for volunteers to assist at our Family Mass in the School Auditorium on Sunday mornings at 10am. We are looking for a few teams of 2 people to greet parishioners as they enter for Mass and to shepherd the children as they sit around the altar for the homily. Training will be pro...

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The Rosary Altar Society of St. Josephs welcomes all to our annual  Communion Brunch following the 9:00 AM celebration of Mass on Sunday October 6th at the Stewart Manor Country Club 51 Salisbury Avenue  Guest Speaker ~ Fr. Peter Pilsner Please RSVP by September 24th ...

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2019/2020 Membership Form The purpose of the Rosary Altar Society is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Rosary for the mutual and spiritual benefit of all members throughout the world. We invite all adult women of the parish to join our ...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on September 12, 2019 in: General News

Praying for innocent pre-born babies who are in danger of abortion is a true act of love. Please join us in praying for these babies during the upcoming 40 Days for Life, starting Friday, September 27th.  St. Joseph Parishioners will unite with 40 Days for Life to pray outside the Planned pa...

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ADULT FAITH FORMATION Sunday Gospel Review and Discussion Group Tuesday mornings 9:45 to 10:45 AM St. Agnes Room   will resume on September 17th  Fr. Shibi Pappan will be facilitating our meetings All parishioners are invited

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Centering Prayer

Posted on September 03, 2019 in: General News

THE PATH OF CENTERING PRAYER 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) ...

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This is the time for Diocesan Liturgical Ministry Training. A concrete way to share your gifts with your parish is as a Lector or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Diocesan training and parish instruction will be provided for those interested in these ministries. Please contact Deacon Jack a...

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Welcome Back Sunday

Posted on August 22, 2019 in: General News

Welcome Back from Vacation to all Parishioners! Following the 9:00am Mass and continuing until after the 11:45 Mass we will have a Welcome Back Sunday                                         ...

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CYO Basketball Registration

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: General News

CYO BASKETBALL REGISTRATION 2019/2020 Season Girls Registration begins August 1st and closes promptly on September 9th. Boys Registration begins August 1st and closes promptly on October 15th Please go onto the CYO website for more information www.CYOStjosephchurchgc.com

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Holy day of Obligation  Mass Schedule Wednesday, August 14th ~ 7:30 PM Vigil Mass Thursday, August 15th ~ 8:00 & 9:00 Am, 12:10 & 7:30 PM  Confessions will be held Wednesday, August 14th ~ 4-5 PM 

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September Food Drive

Posted on June 25, 2019 in: General News

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY   SEPTEMBER FOOD DRIVE The monthly parish food drive for September will take place on the weekend of September 7 & 8, due to the Labor Day weekend. Thank you for your concern for our neighbors in need.

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Teachers and Volunteers Needed: Have you thought about sharing your love of our faith with others? What better way to accomplish that then by volunteering to teach Religious Education in our parish? We have openings at all grade levels (1-8). We are also looking for help in other capacities like p...

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Please click on attachment below to view the Respect Life Message 

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on May 29, 2019 in: General News

Saturday, June 29th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the St. Agnes Room. $45.00 per person. For registration form and more information please click on attachment below.

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Please click on attachment for a message from Bishop John Barres

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One Hour Prayer Vigils

Posted on May 22, 2019 in: General News

Please join us as we pray the rosary for babies in danger of abortion. Fridays, One hour Prayer Vigils 11 am to noon at Planned Parenthood 540 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead. May 31, June 7, 14, 21, & 28. 

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Holy Day of Obligation Vigil Mass ~ Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 PM Thursday ~ 8:00, 9:00 AM and 12:10 & 7:30 PM Confessions ~ Wednesday, May 29th 4-5 PM

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Elections to be held after the Masses on May 18th & 19th  Virginia Barone Virginia is an alumni of St Joseph’s School and a longtime resident of Garden City. Virginia believes strongly in catholic education having gone to St Joseph’s School, Maria Regina High School and St. ...

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Mothers Day Tribute

Posted on May 09, 2019 in: General News

Mother’s Day Tribute in the May 10 issue of The Garden City News To All Parishioners: We would like to bring to your attention that we have placed a beautiful, full-page Mother's Day Tribute in the St. Joseph Bulletin for Mother’s Day and in The Garden City News issue of Friday...

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Monday, June 10, 2019  2019 Co-Honorees: Irena & Mike McCarthy Please click on attachment for information and registration form 

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Sunday, May 5th Urgent Deadline Reminder!  Be sure to include your name in our upcoming special TRIBUTES TO MOTHERS AND FATHERS that will appear as full-page testimonials in the Garden City News on May 10th and June 4th - just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day.  These...

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Sunday, May 5th Urgent Deadline Reminder!  Be sure to include your name in our upcoming special TRIBUTES TO MOTHERS AND FATHERS that will appear as full-page testimonials in the Garden City News on May 10th and June 4th - just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day.  These...

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Registration will open for campers 3 1/2 - Grade 5 on Monday April 15th at 8:00 PM.  Please click on the attachment below for more information

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The St. Joseph School Board currently has openings for the 2019-2020 school year. Open 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 to the School the School Board ...

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Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres' Easter Message 

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Holy Week Liturgies PALM SUNDAY – April 14, 2019 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 15, 2019 Masses: 8:00, 9:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Mo...

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Imagine an ultrasound of an unborn baby airing live in New York’s Times Square! That's exactly what will take place this May, courtesy of the pro family organization Focus on the Family. Alive From New York is a bold and scientific response to heartbreaking New York legislation that now ...

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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 t...

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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 s...

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Parish Lenten Series

Posted on March 04, 2019 in: General News

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 aft...

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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 ...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on March 04, 2019 in: General News

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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Good Shepherd Hospice

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

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...

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Blood Drive

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

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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Bible Study Program

Posted on February 06, 2019 in: General News

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-...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on February 04, 2019 in: General News

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...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on January 30, 2019 in: General News

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, G...

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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 i...

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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-ca...

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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 16, 2019 in: General News

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

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Catholic Schools Week 2019

Posted on January 14, 2019 in: General News

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 Grad...

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Solemnity of Mary Mass Schedule

Posted on December 18, 2018 in: General News

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...

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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...

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Thank You from Parish Party

Posted on December 11, 2018 in: General News

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 & Ass...

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Thank You from Parish Party

Posted on December 11, 2018 in: General News

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 & Ass...

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Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Christmas Letter. 

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Posted on December 05, 2018 in: General News

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 u...

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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...

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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.aaap...

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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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Blessing of the Crèche

Posted on November 29, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Welcome Father Shibi Pappan

Posted on November 19, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Christmas Baby Shower

Posted on November 19, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Lessons and Carols

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Giving Tree 2018

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: General News

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 me...

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Cub Scout Advent Calendar Sale

Posted on November 02, 2018 in: General News

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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Church Repair Up-date

Posted on October 30, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Join the Youth Ministry

Posted on October 29, 2018 in: General News

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”...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on October 29, 2018 in: General News

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...

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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 sen...

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Spanish Translators Needed

Posted on October 23, 2018 in: General News

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.or...

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At Home with the Word 2019

Posted on October 22, 2018 in: General News

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:______________________________ ...

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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 ...

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Natural Disaster Collection

Posted on October 16, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Liturgical Ministry Training

Posted on October 09, 2018 in: General News

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 Dea...

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on October 09, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Join the Choir!

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

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! ...

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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 dinn...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

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 Rector...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on October 05, 2018 in: General News

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 wi...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on September 21, 2018 in: General News

“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 1...

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St. Joseph Youth Ministry

Posted on September 18, 2018 in: General News

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 wil...

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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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Parish Dinner Dance

Posted on September 12, 2018 in: General News

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 &n...

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Disaster Preparedness

Posted on September 04, 2018 in: General News

PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY                                                                             ...

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Blood Drive

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: General News

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...

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St. Joseph School News

Posted on August 23, 2018 in: General News

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 interacti...

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VIRTUS Training Sessions

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

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 MU...

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Bible Study Program

Posted on August 22, 2018 in: General News

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 co...

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Faith & Football

Posted on August 21, 2018 in: General News

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: ...

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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 refreshment...

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Welcome Back Sunday

Posted on August 21, 2018 in: General News

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...

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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 C...

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Tomorrow's Hope ~Golf Outing

Posted on August 14, 2018 in: General News

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...

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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 Centr...

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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: ...

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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 familie...

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Religious Freedom Week 2018

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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Welcome, Fr. Marcin Nabozny

Posted on June 05, 2018 in: General News

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 Hist...

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2019 Mass Book

Posted on May 25, 2018 in: General News

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...

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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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Mass of Thanksgiving

Posted on May 17, 2018 in: General News

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....

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on May 14, 2018 in: General News

“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 Churc...

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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 li...

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Spiritual Adoption Update

Posted on May 01, 2018 in: General News

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 y...

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May Crowning

Posted on April 30, 2018 in: General News

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 educa...

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Girl Scout Project

Posted on April 24, 2018 in: General News

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...

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First Holy Communions

Posted on April 17, 2018 in: General News

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 da...

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St. Joseph Youth Group

Posted on April 16, 2018 in: General News

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 s...

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Blood Drive

Posted on April 08, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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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 f...

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Respect Life

Posted on March 27, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on March 27, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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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 i...

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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 ...

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Defensive Driving Class

Posted on March 19, 2018 in: General News

“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 ...

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: General News

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 becomi...

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Lenten Soup Supper

Posted on February 27, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Taize Prayer - March 12

Posted on February 21, 2018 in: General News

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 FAI...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on February 20, 2018 in: General News

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, b...

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RCIA

Posted on February 20, 2018 in: General News

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 co...

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Rectory Office Hours

Posted on February 16, 2018 in: General News

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&rs...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on February 12, 2018 in: General News

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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Parish Lenten Series

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

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 2...

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

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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Mass Schedule during Lent

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

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 14th

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

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 dis...

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Message from the Pastor

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

 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...

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on January 26, 2018 in: General News

Please click on attachment for a message from Bishop Barres 

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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 ...

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Tomorrow's Hope 5 K Run

Posted on January 23, 2018 in: General News

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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Queen of Hearts Luncheon

Posted on January 23, 2018 in: General News

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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Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 12, 2018 in: General News

January 28th - February 2nd Please click on attachment for more information

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Altar Server Training

Posted on January 09, 2018 in: General News

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...

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Fifth Grade Family Mass

Posted on January 08, 2018 in: General News

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 ...

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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 Wadswort...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on January 02, 2018 in: General News

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 requ...

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National Migration Week 2018

Posted on January 02, 2018 in: General News

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 includ...

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Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres' Christmas Letter

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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 Confessions

Posted on November 20, 2017 in: General News

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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Lessons and Carols

Posted on November 20, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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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...

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Giving Tree Program 2017

Posted on November 13, 2017 in: General News

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 au...

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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 ...

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St. Joseph School Shopping Fair

Posted on November 08, 2017 in: General News

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 g...

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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...

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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 par...

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Donations Requested

Posted on October 23, 2017 in: General News

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...

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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...

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Homes for our Troops Update

Posted on October 20, 2017 in: General News

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, Novemb...

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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 it...

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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...

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Parish Party - Lucky Draw

Posted on October 12, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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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. &...

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Nocturnal Adoration

Posted on October 05, 2017 in: General News

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 par...

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Baby Bottle Campaign

Posted on October 03, 2017 in: General News

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 an...

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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 wh...

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At Home with the Word 2018

Posted on September 25, 2017 in: General News

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:___...

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Parish Monthly Food Drive

Posted on September 15, 2017 in: General News

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 in...

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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 ...

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Welcome Back Sunday

Posted on September 07, 2017 in: General News

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&nb...

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Liturgical Ministry Training

Posted on September 07, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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St. Joseph’s Music Ministry

Posted on September 07, 2017 in: General News

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 a...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Bible Study Program

Posted on August 31, 2017 in: General News

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 informa...

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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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Parish Party - 2017

Posted on August 29, 2017 in: General News

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 previou...

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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 fr...

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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 Berna...

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Virtus Training

Posted on August 21, 2017 in: General News

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. T...

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Youth Ministry

Posted on August 14, 2017 in: General News

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”...

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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 be...

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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 A...

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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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Blood Drive

Posted on August 01, 2017 in: General News

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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College Sendoff BBQ

Posted on August 01, 2017 in: General News

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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Father Scolaro Pilgrimage

Posted on June 13, 2017 in: General News

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's Day of Healing

Posted on May 30, 2017 in: General News

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&nbs...

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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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Capital Campaign Update

Posted on May 22, 2017 in: General News

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....

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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 Bapti...

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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'...

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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, ...

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Welcome Father Prasanna

Posted on May 02, 2017 in: General News

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....

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May Crowning

Posted on May 01, 2017 in: General News

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...

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Bishop Barres Easter Message

Posted on April 11, 2017 in: General News

Please click on attachment for Bishop Barres Easter Message 

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Holy Week Liturgies

Posted on April 11, 2017 in: General News

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. Mon...

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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. ...

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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...

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Blood Drive

Posted on April 04, 2017 in: General News

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 appointmen...

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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 Je...

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Respect Life Prayer Vigils

Posted on April 04, 2017 in: General News

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: Praye...

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First Communion Schedule

Posted on April 04, 2017 in: General News

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...

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Volunteers Wanted

Posted on March 29, 2017 in: General News

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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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on March 29, 2017 in: General News

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...

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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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Catholic Youth Unite!

Posted on March 22, 2017 in: General News

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 Pl...

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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 H...

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Pro-Life Convention

Posted on March 15, 2017 in: General News

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-Blac...

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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...

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Parish Mission - March 20-22

Posted on March 15, 2017 in: General News

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 u...

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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 penanc...

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Easter Baskets

Posted on March 07, 2017 in: General News

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 sugge...

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Faith on Tap

Posted on March 07, 2017 in: General News

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:...

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on March 06, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on February 27, 2017 in: General News

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 In...

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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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Respect Life Ministry

Posted on February 27, 2017 in: General News

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 weath...

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Lenten Regulations

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

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 ...

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Lenten Soup Supper

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

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...

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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 co...

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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 Rosa...

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

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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Respect Life Ministry

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

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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Lenten Men's Night of Prayer

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

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 - March 8th

Posted on February 22, 2017 in: General News

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 welcom...

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Rosary Altar Society Meeting

Posted on January 30, 2017 in: General News

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 t...

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Respect Life

Posted on January 17, 2017 in: General News

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&r...

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Morning Retreat for Mothers

Posted on January 11, 2017 in: General News

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

Posted on January 10, 2017 in: General News

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...

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Free Throw Championship Event

Posted on January 09, 2017 in: General News

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 fu...

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Movies for a Sunday Afternoon

Posted on January 03, 2017 in: General News

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 marr...

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Rectory Office Hours

Posted on December 22, 2016 in: General News

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 emerge...

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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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Bible Study Program

Posted on December 13, 2016 in: General News

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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Morning Retreat for Mothers

Posted on December 06, 2016 in: General News

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 o...

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Rectory Office Hours

Posted on November 22, 2016 in: General News

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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Parish Party - tonight!

Posted on November 18, 2016 in: General News

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 La...

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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. Col...

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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 don...

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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...

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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 ...

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Eagle Scout Project

Posted on October 20, 2016 in: General News

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 P...

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Parish Holy Land Pilgrimage

Posted on October 18, 2016 in: General News

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 pra...

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Praying with the Sunday Scriptures

Posted on September 12, 2016 in: General News

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...

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