Parish Bulletin Online - April 25th, 2004


In today’s Gospel, Jesus verifies the love Peter has for him and commissions Peter to feed his sheep –to follow him, and then describes Peter’s death which will give glory to God. The Apostles are warned by the Sanhedrin against teaching about Jesus and, yet, they refuse to stop, out of obedience to the higher power of God.

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Altar Bread And Wine


The gifts offered at our Masses this weekend
are donated in Memory of:

Edie Ryan

Requested by: The Ministry of Consolation



Ingrid Cibuls Benedict Macioce Karen Kolyer Frank Scicchitano and for our deceased soldiers, and all of our deceased relatives and friends.


For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:

Angela Aponte Rob Barello Frank Belsito

Maureen Ann Berdon John Bickel John Biglin

Matthew Boland Jean Boland Mary Ellen Bowers

James Butler Kathy Butler John Cannizzano

Jennifer Carlisle Alex Cintron Emmanuel Coby

Al Croce Josephine D'Agostino Joan DeCicco

Edward Delprete Dylan DiLauro Theresa Donnelly

Wendy Eilers Maggie Errico Anna Esposito

Louis Fava Robert Filce Mary Ellen Flynn

Michael Flynn Mary Forsythe Joseph Fortier

Catherine Gracey Ed Hansen Patti Hunt

Wayne Edward Kalish Robert Lang Ashlee LaRocca

Georgianna Lopez Juliana McLarney Brett Meyers

Marie Minto Rosann Moscato Anita L Nanry

Tom Nanry Sam Nettles Timothy M. Nigro

Salvatore Romagnuolo Michelina Raia Joyce E. Ryan

Robert Safarian Louise Schaaf Helen Schaefer

Theresa Schiano William Schmelzer Phyllis Stewart

Linda Stultz Stacie Tizzard George Tizzard, Jr.

Marlene Urban Mckayla Vilsant Patricia Wickers


PLEASE NOTE: To keep our prayer list current, we will keep names on the sick list for two months. We ask families to return the bulletin cut-out to include names of those who are ill for another two months.


(Subject to last minute changes)


This Sunday Next Sunday


5:00 pm Fr.Devaraj Fr.Maffeo


7:00 am Fr.Rieder 7:00 am Fr. Maffeo

9:00 am Fr.Devaraj 9:00 am Fr.Rieder

10:30 am Fr.Butler 10:30 am Fr.Devaraj

12:00 pm Fr.Maffeo 12:00 pm Fr.Butler

5:00 pm Fr.Butler 5:00 pm Fr.Devaraj


Sunday- April 25- Third Sunday of Easter

7:00 Raymond Dean requested by Lisa Coscia

7:00 Jennifer Gavazza requested by Joe Armagno

9:00 Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes

9:00 Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes

9:00 Howard L. Smith requested by Speddon - Console Family

10:30 Rosario Colonna requested by Ralph and Ann Castiglione

10:30 John Scionti, Sr. requested by love always Melanie and Laurie

10:30 Nicholas Santo requested by Jane Favale

12:00 Dorothy DeFlorio requested by Stella Assante

12:00 Deceased members of the Midura and Margas families

12:00 Frank Calderoni requested by William Richardson

5:00 Victor Cappellazzi requested by Joseph & Joyce Ando

5:00 Mrs. Casquarelli requested by the Lavdas Family

5:00 Bill & Rita Hubbard, Paul Shadlich requested by

Monday- April 26

7:00 Frank Guzmano requested by David Ramos

7:00 Teresa Kennedy requested by Mary & John Wilson

9:00 Ralph Yamicello requested by Michael & Jeannine

9:00 Mary McGee-Garone requested by Ann & Vince Festa

9:00 Frank Scicchitano requested by Mr. & Mrs. Lucivero

Tuesday- April 27

7:00 Nicholas Catania requested by Anna Goss

7:00 For Our Beloved Dead

8:45 Edward Boyle requested by the Johnson family

8:45 Nicholas Santo requested by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Johnson & Family

Wednesday- April 28- St. Peter Chanel and St. Louis Mary de Monfort

7:00 Phyllis Alessio requested by Maria Dereli

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Nicholas Santo requested by Norma & Arthur Owen

9:00 Sabina Grillo requested by Barbara & Allison Hughes

Thursday- April 29

7:00 Catherine Wallace requested by Peter & Jackie

7:00 For Our Beloved Dead

9:00 Marilyn Hennessy requested by The Family

9:00 Franciney Recca requested by Loving Husband

9:00 Dorothy Stiefel requested by JoAnn Bongiorno

Friday- April 30- St. Pius V and St. Marie of the Incarnation

7:00 Cecilia Gonzales requested by Joan Moran

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Anthony Prisco requested by Gary & Eileen

9:00 Mr. Dugan requested by the Urountzos Family

Saturday- May 1- First Saturday- St. Joseph the Worker

8:00 Theresa DeFilippo requested by Marie DeFilippo

8:00 Anna Puthumana requested by Loving Ston

8:00 Eucipic Ruis requested by Carmen Oquendo

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Edie Ryan requested by Loving Friends

5:00 Frances Panella requested by Loving Family

5:00 Leon Moscato requested by Loving Family

Sunday- May 2- Fourth Sunday of Easter

7:00 Cornelius J. Dunleavy requested by loving wife, Anne

7:00 Edie Ryan requested by MaryAnn & Teri

7:00 Pasqua Carola requested by The Console Family

9:00 Michelle Vormitag requested by the Schaffer family

9:00 Rosemary Whalen requested by Gil & Rosemary Balkam

9:00 CDA Court of St. Joseph 975 requested by The Court

10:30 Victoria Dynia requested by Cathy & Norm West

10:30 Connie Filosa requested by

Mr. & Mrs. P. Riccardelli & Family

10:30 Laura Jean Dunn requested by Loving Aunt Anne Murtha

12:00 Megan Filosa (child) requested by Robert & Lisa Steffens

12:00 Francis Kurtz requested by Mike & Geri Devenney

12:00 Joseph & Shirley Payne, Sr. requested by Maryetta DiLorenzo

5:00 Maria Sip requested by Loving daughter

5:00 Janet O’Brien requested by Mary Verardi

5:00 For The People of the Parish



There will be an Annointing Mass on Saturday May 1st at 10:30am in the Church ,followed by light refreshments in the Baptistry

From Fr. Mike’s Desk

“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” In this third appearance of the Risen Lord to his Apostles, Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves him. Peter is hurt by the question (especially since he is asked it three times), because he truly does love Jesus! Why is he asked three times? Well as many scholars have noted throughout the years, Peter is asked three times, “do you love me?” as a remedy for the 3 times he denied Christ on Holy Thursday Night. Jesus in asking Peter (3 x’s) “do you love me, more than these?” is also asking Peter if he loves Jesus more than his former life. In short are you willing to give up everything and follow me. Jesus is also asking if Peter loves Him more than the other Apostles- so that he will be able to trust completely in Jesus and lead the others and the Church as the first Pope.

Like Peter, we are being asked the same question. Do you love me more than the things of this life, do love and trust in me to know that I am with you in every situation. Do you love me to know that there is nothing to fear? Do we love Jesus enough to listen to His call, “Follow Me”.

Congratulations to Kathryn Korcz and Gabrielle Elyse Perlman; two young ladies from our parish who are involved in Girl Scouts. Kathryn is this year’s recipient of the Regina Coeli Award, and Gabrielle is this year’s recipient of the I Live My Faith Award. Well done Kathryn and Gabrielle, we are all very proud of you!

The Saint Joseph’s Respect Life Committee will be accepting new gifts for babies and toddlers in need at all of the Masses on Mother’s Day Weekend (May 8th and 9th). Please place your gifts in the bassinet found at the front entrance of the Church. Also please do not wrap the gifts-some gift ideas: Diapers sizes #3 & #4, Baby Toddler Clothing, Handmade Baby Items, Bibs, Crib Sheet, Onesies, and Blankets.

Starting this weekend and for the next few weekends we will be celebrating with our young people who are receiving Jesus for the first time in the Blessed Sacrament. Please keep these precious young people and their families in your prayers, as we pray that they will come to Mass on a regular basis and always be ready to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. On behalf of all St. Joseph’s parish, I would like to thank Gloria Napolitano, our First Communion Coordinator, her staff, the teachers (Religious Ed and the School), and all of those who helped our First Communicants prepare for this important step in their faith life.

We are also very happy to announce that Deacon Robert Kline- who served here during his Pastoral Year-will be ordained a priest on Saturday June12, 2004 at Saint Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre at 11 AM. On the following day, Sunday June 13, 2004, at our 12 Noon Mass, Father Kline will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. All are invited to attend, and a reception will follow in the Parish Hall, so we can all wish Fr. Bob well and receive his first blessing. Congratulations to Father Kline and his very proud family. With this in mind, May 2nd is the world Day of Prayer for Vocations; let us pray for vocations using the words of Pope John Paul II.

Son of God, sent by the Father to the men and women of every time and of every part of the earth! We call upon you through Mary, your Mother and ours: may the Church not lack in vocations, especially those dedicated in a special way to your Kingdom. Jesus, only Savior of mankind! We pray to you for our brothers and sisters who have answered, “yes” to your call to the priesthood, to the consecrated life and to the missions. May their lives be renewed day by day, to become a living Gospel. Merciful and holy Lord, continue to send new laborers into the harvest of your Kingdom! Assist those whom you call to follow you in our day; contemplating your face, may they respond with joy to the wondrous mission that you entrust to them for the good of your people and of all.

You who are God and live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.

Happy Easter

Fr. Mike

ROOF APPEAL—We have reached 70 % of our goal.

Sponsor A Child Program In India

There are a number of children who do not go to school through no fault of their own . Their parents cannot afford to send them., even though it would only cost $10 a month. This $10 would provide books, clothing and in some situations even food. As a sponsor you would receive a picture of the child along with a letter at Christmas time. The Pallottine Priests who work in the missions in India oversee this program. If you wish to sponsor a child, or for more information contact me either by phone 588-8456 or E-mail : peter God Bless You All. Fr. Peter


Please continue to remember them in your prayers.


Cpl Jason Bertran Cpl. Michael Bruno

Cpt. Kevin Connolly Capt Edward Cuevas

Sgt Ryan Delaney Pvt. Matthew DiNardo Capt. Keith Flick SSG Jeremy Garcia

SFC Raymond J. Fulton Spc. Tristin Mortensen

Capt. Evan Gotkin Sgt. Stephen G. DiGirolamo

Capt. Jennifer Gotkin Sgt. Steven Knight

Pfc. Brian Lane Spc. Adam Mackey

Andy Mezador Cpt. Gregory Mueller

SSG Joey Napolitano COP Jonathan Norris

Spc. Brian Pacella Sgt. Rudy Schoverling

Ensign 3 Lucy P. Padro Navy Seal Paul M. Padro

PFC Christopher Reid Sg.t. Edwin Rivera, II

PO2 Roger Schoverling Pvt. James Stanek

SR. Andrew J. Szynaka SSG Thomas J. Valentino

SRA Jason M. Schiavo SSG Dusty Williamson

(If you would like to include a soldier from your family who is serving, place their name and rank on a piece of paper in the collection basket)

RESTORATION FUND—We are always accepting pledges to our parish fund drive to carry on the work of rebuilding and restoring. To date, we have used over $960,000 to pay for various parts of the parish infrastructure. Thanks to all who are making regular payments and to those who have increased their pledges.

St. Joseph’s School News

St. Joseph’s School is proud to announce that Shawn Rooney an exemplary School Safety Patrol Member, was selected as a 2004 AAA Lifesaving Award recipient. This high honor recognizes his heroism in pulling a third grade student away from the front of a moving school bus.

Shawn and his parents are invited to gather in Orlando, Florida, May 14-16, to attend a number of celebration events. AAA will provide round trip transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals including a reception dinner , an award dinner, and visits to area attractions.

We commend Shawn for his dedication to safety and leadership.

Religious Ed News

The Religious Ed office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration forms for 2004/2005. This is a mail in registration. The deadline for early registration has passed but we are still accepting forms If you did not get your forms, please call our office at 981-1805. Any child entering Grade 1 in the Fall should be registered for Level 1 This is the first year of our two year Communion prep program. Call the office for registration forms.

Reminder for all parents whose child is receiving First Eucharist on May 2nd.

Lottery and Rehearsal for the 9:30 a.m Mass will be on April 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Lottery and Rehearsal for the 12:30 p.m. Mass will be on April 28th at 6:45 p.m.

Reminder an Important Level 8 Parent meeting will be held in Church at 7:30 p.m. on April 27th.

Our Level 2 students and Sacrament Readiness 2 students will be receiving First Eucharist this weekend, please keep them in your prayers.

Respect Life

The word “therapeutic” makes us think it’s healthy and life-saving – in reality, that word used with another word, “cloning” changes the meaning drastically. Therapeutic cloning means the newly created human being is always destroyed. Proposed legislation would ban the transfer of cloned individuals into the womb. It seems that in Delaware, proposed legislation “supports research in human cloning but bans implanting a cloned embryo in a womb for ‘gestation and subsequent birth’. Implanting with the intent of aborting and harvesting of tissue would be allowed.”

The New York State Senate bill, Human Cloning Prohibition t S. 206 was introduced by Senator Meier. NYS Right to Life is in favor of this true and total ban on human cloning.

Summary: “Creates the human cloning prohibition act which makes it unlawful for any person or entity, public or private, to intentionally or knowingly perform or attempt to perform human cloning: defines terms ….imposes penalties for violations.”

There is also Federal legislation, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003, S. 245, sponsored by Senators Sam Brownback ((R-Ks) and Mary Landrieu (D-La). This pro-life legislation is currently blocked from coming to a vote in the U.S. Senate by those who support cloning human embryos for experimentation, and those who support various biotech firms and research groups.

Currently five states have a ban on all forms of human cloning; however, New Jersey has a law on the books signed by that state’s governor which allows the creation, implantation, and gestation of a human clone, so long as it is killed either before or during birth. Do you believe that!

Following is a sample message t o Sen. Schumer and Sen. Clinton:

“Dear Senator ….. Please support the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003, S. 245, sponsored by Senators Brownback and Landrieu. Cloning’s slippery slope toward complete dehumanization of human beings will not stop until the U.S. Senate passes S. 245, a total ban on human cloning. Cloning is increasingly recognized as a wasteful, unreliable and unnecessary path to medical research. Please reply. Thank you.”

You may write either Senator at: U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510.

You may call Their local offices at :Sen. Schumer at 212-486-4430,Sen. Clinton at 212-688-6262. Their D. C. phone and fax are Schumer 202-224-6542/228-3027, Clinton 202-224-4451/228-0282

Volunteers are needed to organize meetings with Nassau and Suffolk legislators in their district offices. If you are already doing this or you are interested in doing so, please call 516-825-4852. There is a great need to educate our representatives on current legislation. Their votes are influenced most by their own constituents. LIFE NEWS April 2004


Ladies, please be reminded of the Memorial Mass, Court St. Joseph #975, CDA, to be said on Sunday, May 2nd, at 9 AM. In addition, our next scheduled meeting will be on May 6th in the School Hall, starting at 7:15 PM.

NOTICE: On Friday, May 14th, a CHINESE AUCTION will be held at St. Joseph’s School Hall, hosted by Court St. Joseph, CDA. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and calling will begin at 7:30 PM. Admission is $5 which includes 25 tickets and coffee and cake. Extra tickets are $1 a card. Hot dogs and soda will be sold, Free admission for children under 5 years of age. NO strollers, please.

Parish Outreach

Fienstein Matching Grant—This foundation will match all donations made to the Outreach Program during the months of March and April. This is a great way to make your contribution dollar go farther. The need is great but the supply is low.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINEWe are here to help you. Please call 981.6888.

FOOD SUPPORT—Your donations of food and staple items is always appreciated. Kindly leave them in the front of Mary’s statue in the Church before or after Mass.


In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells Peter again and again, “If you love Me, feed my sheep.” He says the same to each of us, “If you love Me, use the gifts I have given you to serve your brothers and sisters.”

Weekly Offering

Sunday’s Collection $ 15,457

Same collection last year 15,392

Easter Sunday’s collection 46,450

Same collection last year 47,529

Poor Box last weekend 284

Sanctuaries Holy Land Collection 04 1,358

Last Year 2,107

We thank you for your continued and generous support!

Calendar Club

Apr 11 $200 #515 Mary Ruffino

Apr 12 $25 #391 Mary Ann Olivieri Apr 13 $25 # 269 William James Koji

Apr 14 $25 #675 Fred Amerino

Apr 15 $25 #052 Mr. & Mrs. C. Csaszar Apr 16 $25 #501 Cookie Loughlin

Apr 17 $25 #333 Ann & Chuck Gonzales

Restoration Fund

Pledged to date $1,120,210

Paid to date: 986,363

Scrip Corner

Scrip sales last week $ 10,490

Same period last year 7,775

Gross Profit 492

Golden Wedding Celebration

On Sunday ,June 27,2004 couples married 50 years or more who have not already been honored by the Bishop are invited to receive a special blessing and scroll from His Excellency Emil Wcela, following the celebration of the Eucharist at St.Lawrence the Martyr Church, Sayville at 3:00pm. Please pick up your registration card at the rectory, fill it out (preferably typed) and return it to the rectory in time to reach the Office of Laity and Family no later than May 12,2004. You will receive your nametags approximately 10 days before the ceremony. Please note, that in order to accommodate all who wish to be part of the Golden Wedding celebrations, we will be holding two additional Golden Wedding Masses in the fall.

Confirmation Meeting

April 27th

There will be a meeting on Tuesday Evening April 27th at 7:30 pm in the Church for the parents of all those who wish to be considered for Confirmation. As with Baptism and Marriage, there is a Parish preparation program, run each fall, for those to be confirmed. For admission to the program, each candidate must be interviewed by a member of the parish staff.

Before scheduling an interview, the candidates must have completed the study of the sacraments, Old Testament, New Testament, and regularly attend mass on Sunday. The parents of those candidates who have completed this preparatory work should attend the meeting. There we will explain the Confirmation program and hand out the forms needed to apply for the sacrament.

We recently received word from the Bishop’s Office that they have set the date of Confirmation for Thursday, November 11th

Hospitals benefit from

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2004

Recently the priests of the parish visited a number of our parishioners at St Catherine’s Hospital in Smithtown. One recovering from an infection, another dealing with their approaching death. That they had a hospital nearby is a result of the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

It is $10, $25, and $250 donations from people like you that allow the Diocese to fund the Catholic Hospitals of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. These donations enable the Catholic Church on Long Island to offer healing and peace of mind in a faith filled environment.

We want to thank those parishioners who have made a donation or pledge to the Appeal this year. We are presently at 37% of our goal, with slightly over $24,380 pledged or donated.



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(Please place in collection basket or return to Church Office)

Used Inkjet Cartridges, Where are you?!

Ever wonder how to continue the useful life of that inkjet cartridge that just went dry? We have found a way to help St Joseph and keep those complicated pieces of plastic, metal and printed circuit boards out of the land fill. Drop them off (in a plastic baggie) when you come to mass. We will send them to a company who reuses them and gives the parish a bounty for each. One note, to clear confusion, if it is larger than a fist, it is not an inkjet cartridge!!!

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