Parish Bulletin Online - May 9th, 2004
The readings today speak of love and hope. Paul and Barnabas continue to preach to the Gentiles throughout Asia Minor. In the Book of Revelation, we hear John’s vision of a new heaven and a new earth. The message of love from Jesus is clear-love others as He has loved us.
Liturgical Commission Publishings, Diocese of Lansing, Lansing, MI
Altar Bread And WineThe gifts offered at our Masses this weekend
Requested by: Loving Family
REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Salvatore Pascarelli, Patricia A. Wickers, Frank Perrino, Francis A. McCabe, Alfred Stubbs, Sr., Nicholas L. Drury, Benedetto Marulli, and for our deceased soldiers, and all of our deceased relatives and friends.
REMEMBER OUR SICK
For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:
Angela Aponte Rob Barello Frank Belsito
Maureen Ann Berdo John Bickel John Biglin
Jean Boland Matthew Boland Mary Ellen Bowers
Charles Bratisax James Butler Kathy Butler
John Cannizzano Jennifer Carlisle Alex Cintron
Josephine D'Agostino EmmanuelCoby Al Croce
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
PattiHunt Warren Johnson Wayne E. Kalish
Robert Lang Ashlee LaRocca Georgianna Lopez
Kevin McCollum Juliana McLarney Brett Meyers
Marie Minto Rosann Moscato Anita L Nanry
Tom Nanry SamNettles Timothy M. Nigro
Salvatore Romagnuolo Michelina Raia Joyce E.Ryan
Robert Safarian Louise Schaaf TheresaSchiano
William Schmelzer Phyllis Stewart Linda Stultz
StacieTizzard GeorgeTizzard,Jr. MarleneUrban
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. Butler Fr. Maffeo
7:00 am Fr. Maffeo 7:00 am Fr. Butler
9:00 am Fr. Devaraj 9:00 am Fr. Liu
10:30 am Fr.Rieder 10:30 am Fr. Boyle
12:00 pm Fr. Devaraj 12:00 pm Fr. Maffeo
5:00 pm Fr. Liu 5:00 pm Fr. Devaraj
Sunday, May 9- Fifth Sunday of Easter- Mothers Day
7:00 Viola Johnson & Jane Canning requested by Loving Family
7:00 For the Intentions of The Celebrant
9:00 Ruth Tame requested by the Seus family
9:00 An End to Abortion requested by the Respect Life Committee
9:00 For The People of the Parish
10:30 Josephine Laurence
requested by Mickey, Missy, and Paddy Sullivan
10:30 Connie Orobello requested by Jim and Ida DeRenzo
10:30 Augusto Lucas requested by Mr. & Mrs. J. Pedra
12:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les
12:00 Lillian Dorsa requested by Cathy and Jim Foy
5:00 Mother’s Day Novena
5:00 Dotty Sulivan requested by loving family
Monday, May 10- Blessed St. Damien Joseph of Moloka’i
7:00 Mother’s Day Novena
7:00 John L. Kabak requested by John McCullagh
7:00 Antonio Dias requested by Ann & John Reynolds
9:00 Nicholas C. Romano, Jr. requested by Loving Mom and Dad
9:00 Eleanor Guido requested by Michele Karika
Tuesday, May 11
7:00 Robert Mucha
7:00 Joseph G. Miller requested by Loving Family
8:45 Mother’s Day Novena
8:45 Charles P. Guthrie requested by Margaret Guthrie
8:45 Nicholas Santo requested by Cathy & Norm West
Wednesday, May 12- St. Nereus and St. Achilleus, St. Pancras
7:00 Mother’s Day Novena
7:00 Elizabeth Mitchell requested by Edward, Linda & Families
9:00 Mary Gallagher requested by Loving Family
9:00 Joseph G. Miller requested by Loving Wife
9:00 Michael & David Clifford
requested by Mother & Loving Wife
Thursday, May 13- Our Lady of Fatima
7:00 Frank Cussen requested by 12 Noon Ushers
7:00 Millie & Frank Rega & Viola Johnson
requested by Michele Shaver
9:00 Mary McGee-Garone requested by Evelyn & Nelson Bonet
9:00 Mother’s Day Novena
Friday, May 14- St. Matthias
7:00 Mother’s Day Novena
7:00 Alfred Stubbs requested by Lawrence Hartman
9:00 Robin Amantea requested by John & Nicky
9:00 Thomas Ryan requested by the Hughes family
9:00 Candice Arena requested by her loving family
Saturday, May 15- St Isidore the Farmer
8:00 Mother’s Day Novena
8:00 Frances Schulze requested by The Affenita family
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Bertha Scherrer requested by loving sister
5:00 Charles R. Contato requested by loving family
5:00 Frank Trapani requested by The Hartmann Family
Sunday, May 16- Sixth Sunday of Easter
7:00 Dolores Turner requested by Mary & David Robinson
7:00 Theresa D. Ferony
requested by Patricia & Enyard & Bill Brandi
9:00 Kathleen Vesting requested by Josephine and Charlie Hafner
9:00 George Buechner requested by Loving Wife
9:00 Giovanna Melomo requested by The Romano Family
10:30 Margaret Long requested by Mary Verardi
10:30 Geraldine DuBritz (living)
requested by Thomas DuBritz & Son
10:30 Nicholas Santo requested by Julia Johnson
12:00 Margaret Kolibash requested by Claire & Jim
12:00 Mother’s Day Novena
12:00 Margaret Mary Gaberil requested by The Halagarda Family
5:00 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Considine
requested by Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Grippo
5:00 Patricia Eimer requested by The Kitterle Family
5:00 For The People of The Parish
IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP THE GIFTS AT THE MASSES ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE USHERS WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS.
From Fr. Mike’s Desk
Happy Mother’s Day-on behalf of Fr. Paul, Fr. Peter Devaraj, Fr. Peter Liu, Fr. Mike Rieder, Deacons James Altonji, Joseph Califano, Michael DeBellis, Michael Devenney, Joseph Dougherty, and the entire Parish Staff-we wish you and your mothers a very Happy and Holy Mother’s Day! At all of our Masses today and during the whole month of May, we will pray for all of our mothers-those living and all who have gone on before us.
This month we also honor our dear Blessed Mother Mary, just as she cared for our Lord Jesus Christ as a child, so is she here for us. Just as she spread the Gospel in the early days of the Church, so does she continually help us do the same. Just as Jesus gave her to the Apostle John while He hung on the Cross-, so has she been given to the whole Church and the world to be our mother-a mother who cares for us and offers her very special prayers of intercession for us. This indeed has made her one of the greatest gifts given to us by Jesus, and like any good mother, she is always there for the sake of her children. We will honor our dear mother with our annual May Crowning of the statue of the Blessed Mother in the Church next Sunday May 16th at the 12 Noon Mass. Our school children will crown the statue between the Church and the School on Monday May 10th (tomorrow) following the 9AM weekday Mass.
Please remember the Mother’s Day gifts for babies and toddlers, which can be dropped off in the bassinet, found at the Church’s Front Entrance- this collection is sponsored by the Saint Joseph’s Respect Life Committee. If you do not have a gift for today, but would still like to participate in this very important drive, please call the Parish Outreach Office at 981-6888 or the Respect Life Committee at 588-0168 or 724-8586.
Let us close with this Mother’s Day Poem written by Jill Lemming...
There is no love like a mother’s
no stronger bond on earth…
like the precious bond that comes from God.
A mother’s love is forever
never changing for all times…
and when her children need her
a mother’s love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one, for all the tears
and for the special work they’ve done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother’s love lives on…
through many generations
with God’s Blessing on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love…
from the power of God has given
and the strength from above.
Happy Mother’s Day and may God bless you always.
SAYING A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
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
A Mother’s Day Wish -
May our Blessed Mother, Mary,
God’s model for all Mothers
Ask Her loving Son to bless you
On this day—above all others.
Please join St. Joseph School students at the May Crowning immediately following the 9am Liturgy on May 10th. Our first communicants will crown the statue of Mary that faces the school yard.
The School Spring Concert for the Band & Chorus will be held on Thursday .May 19th at 7:30 pm in the Church. All are welcome to attend.
Religious Ed News
The Religious Ed office is open Mon. through Thurs. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration forms for 2004/2005. Although our deadline for early registration has passed, we are still accepting applications. Please mail them in as soon as possible. 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 to all Catechists, our year end meeting will be held on Wednesday May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Carew Hall. Please return your teaching manuals, binders, and all books pertaining to your grade level.
For those students in levels 2 and up who were on home study this year, the year end test will be held on Thursday May 13 and Wednesday May 19th at 4:15 pm. in the Auditorium. Please call our office and let us know which date you will be coming on.
We wish to thank all those who helped during the First Eucharist Masses. We especially thank our wonderful and dedicated Catechists who prepared our students to receive their First Communion.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
St. Joseph’s will conduct a Vacation Bible School again, the week of July 12 to 16, from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Come join Mrs. Brenner and Ms. Razzagone for a fun filled week. If you have the time and enjoy working with kids we are in need of 8 Adults and 8 Jr. High or High School students to help us. Please call Ms. Razzagone at 981-9314 if you are able to give your time.
Banns of Marriage
Jaclyn Garcia of St Joseph & Michael Lyon St. Joseph, Garden City
Melissa Crisci of Our Lady of Ostrabrama & Thomas O’Connell of St Joseph
Michele Tohill of St Joseph & Adam Connolly of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Amy Marie Woerner of St Joseph & Joseph Rufino III of St Joseph
Allison Drew of St. Sylvester & Michael Beaudry of Sacred Heart, Bayside
Candice Ganci of the Church of the Resurrection & John J. Barry of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Jennifer Hoos of St Joseph & Bradford Hughes of St. Thomas Moore
Marianne Laudadio of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & Peter Muschter of St. Patrick, Bay Shore
Christine Schnepf of St Joseph & Michael R. Powell of St. Frances de Sale
Kelly Vogt of St Joseph & Brian Quirk of Lake Grove
PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE—We 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 gives His disciples-and us-a new commandment: Love one another. Good stewards who spend their time and talents in service to others are well on their way to fulfilling this commandment.
Sunday’s Collection $ 16956
Same collection last year 17008
Easter Sunday’s collection 46805
Same collection last year 48097
Poor Box last weekend 289
We thank you for your continued and generous support!
Restoration FundPledged to date $1,120,210
Paid to date 988,514
Music Ministry Concert
You’ve enjoyed their Christmas Concert. Our combined choirs will present a Spring Concert on Saturday June 5th at 7:30PM in the Church. Save the date.
Scrip sales last week $ 14365
Same period last year 15355
Gross Profit 670
It’s spring and time to get the yard ready. We have Loews and Home Depot scrip to help you get that fertilizer and pre-emergent weed killer. They also have the new plants and pavers for that front walk or around the patio.
How’s the lawn mower, we have Sears scrip for that new Craftsman Lawn mower you want. While you’re making your yard beautiful, you are helping St Joseph’s!
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 3:00 pm. 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.
Calendar ClubApr 25 $50 #811 Ed & Marge Forsyth
Apr 26 $25 #259 Elizabeth Mulligan
Apr 27 $25 # 743 Catherine Anello
Apr 28 $25 #101 Mary Biglin
Apr 29 $25 #540 Patricia Whitehead
Apr 30 $25 #207 John Clifford
May 01 $50 #227 James & Mary Garvey
Catholic Daughters will hold a Chinese Auction Friday, May 14th in the Auditorium. Viewing of the items available begins at 6:30 pm Refreshments will be available.
Today is Mother’s Day, when we celebrate all mothers, so here is a little story about a special mother. Her name is Gianna Beretta Molla and she lived in Italy, until her death in 1962. Next week Pope John Paul II will canonize her and she will join the ranks of saints of the Catholic Church.
Blessed Gianna died at the age of 39, a few days after giving birth to her fourth child. She herself was a physician in Milan who put the life of her unborn child ahead of her own. Even though she was advised to terminate her pregnancy because of a uterine tumor, she chose life for her baby. Her children attended her beatification ceremony several years ago in Rome.
American Life League, March 2004
These words from Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty pay tribute to mothers:
The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation….What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this:
to be a mother?
Life News May 2004
If Someone Doesn’t Plant Them,
They Can’t Grow
Over the last few years, we have all been justly proud of our colorful grounds throughout the summer. Please help us to continue the tradition. On Saturday ,May 15th, we will meet on the front lawn at 9 am. Bring your own tools if you have them and lots of energy !!
God will take care of the growing, if we take care of the planting. Please join us. Many hands make light and quick work!!
LISTEN TO HIS VOICE
Day of Prayer for Women
The Vocation Office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will hold a Day of Prayer for Women on Saturday, May 22, 2004. The day consists of workshops given by religious sisters who will be available to answer questions about religious life.
For information please contact the Vocation Office Phone: 631-424-9888 E-mail Vocations@drvc.org
St John the Baptist HS & Mercy/McGann HS:where it goes
A good number of our teenagers attend St John the Baptist High School in West Islip. This is one of the four high schools built by the people of the diocese back in the 1960’s. Since they opened, we saw the closing of Seton Hall in Patchogue and LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale. St Anthony’s moved from Smithtown and became co-ed. It is the Appeal that has helped to diocese maintain high schools at these sites.
Recently, Mercy High School in Riverhead , after years under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy, became Mercy / McGann High School. A number of our parishioners also attend this high school, given new life and a bright future through the Catholic Ministries Appeal.
Won’t you consider joining your fellow parishioners in supporting this worthy ministry.