The wisdom of God existed before creation and assisted the Lord as a craftsman in the creation of the world. Romans teaches us that through the Holy Spirit the love of God has been poured into our hearts. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that the Spirit will speak to them and will guide them in the way of all truth concerning the Father and the Son.
Lturgical Commission Publishings, Diocese of Lansing, Lansing, MI
REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Frank DeGiglio, Michael Patanella
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 Susan Bateman
Frank Belsito Maureen A. Berdon John Bickel
John Biglin Matthew Boland Jean Boland
Mary E. Bowers Charles Bratisax Kathy Butler
James Butler John Cannizzano Jennifer Carlisle
Alex Cintron Emmanuel Coby Al Croce
J. D’Agostino Joan DeCicco Edward Delprete
Rose Dicanio Dylan DiLauro Theresa Donnelly
Wendy Eilers Maggie Errico Anna Esposito
Louis Fava Keith Ferraro Robert Filce
Mary Ellen Flynn Michael Flynn Mary Forsythe
Joseph Fortier Catherine Gracey Ed Hanson
David Hoffman Patti Hunt Warren Johnson
Wayne E. Kalish Robert Lang Ashlee LaRocca
Georgianna Lopez Joseph Malatesta Kevin McCollum
Juliann McLarney Brett Meyers Marie Minto
Rosann Moscato Anita L. Nanry Tom Nanry
Sam Nettles Timothy M. Nigro Grace Peshkur
Artie Plouffe’, Jr. Michelina Raia Sal Romagnuolo
Rose Russo Joyce E. Ryan Diana Sacia
Robert Safarian Cathy Savage Louise Schaaf
Theresa Schiano Mario Schiano William Schmelzer
Linda Stultz Stacie Tizzard George Tizzard, Jr.
Marlene Urban McKayla Vilsant
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 Maffeo Fr Devaraj
7:00 am Fr Rieder 7:00 am To Be Announced
9:00 am Fr Butler 9:00 am Fr Butler
10:30 am Fr Maffeo 10:30 am Fr Fr. Maffeo
12:00 pm Fr Butler 12:00 pm Fr Fr. Bob
5:00 pm Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Fr. Butler
Sunday, June 6- The Most Holy Trinity
7:00 Cornelius J. Dunleavy requested by loving wife, Anne
7:00 For The Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Kenny & McQuillan Families requested by Claire & Jim
9:00 Edie Ryan requested by Terry & Eleanor McMurray
9:00 For The People of The Parish
10:30 Ellen & Thomas Sheridan & Family(living) requested by
Thomas DuBritz & Son
10:30 Viola Johnson requested by Cathy & Jim Foy
10:30 Nicholas Santo requested by The Tipa Family
12:00 Deceased members of Religious Ed. families
12:00 An End to Abortion requested by
The Respect Life Committee
12:00 Christopher Gilardi requested by Margie Sellitti
5:00 Catherine Agolia requested by Claudia & Frank Tantone
5:00 Victor Giancola requested by Joseph & Joyce Ando
Monday, June 7
7:00 Phyllis Stewart requested by Mr & Mrs Jeff Hartmann
7:00 Angela Valenti requested by Loving Mom
7:00 Antonio Ibarrola requested by Alvin & Family
9:00 Anthony Guglielmo (requested by Martin DeBobes)
9:00 For The Intentions of the Celebrant
Tuesday, June 8
7:00 Henry Pepino requested by Mr. & Mrs. Caronna
7:00 Millie Esposito requested by Carla Caponera & Danny DelaTorre
8:45 William Hughes requested by loving family
8:45 Nicholas Santo requested by Matthew & Daniel Terrano
8:45 John Church, Sr. requested by Jim & Jean Grunauer
Wednesday, June 9 St. Ephrem
7:00 Millie Esposito requested by Nicholas Caponera & Michael Feltman
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Matthew P. Teofrio (requested by loving family)
9:00 Enrico Frase requested by Dilfia Munoz
Thursday, June 10
7:00 For Our Beloved Dead
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Lola Yellico (requested by the Delta family)
9:00 Leonard Attmayer requested by
Deacon Joseph & Marie Califano
Friday, June 11- St. Barnabas
7:00 Nesam Devaraj (living) requested by Loving Family
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Edie Ryan requested by Maureen & Joseph Bigham
9:00 Patsy DeRosa requested by Kathleen Dorch
Saturday, June 12
8:00 Marilyn Hennessy requested by Loving Family
8:00 Augusto Lucas requested by His Loving Family
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Lena Vero requested by Loving Friends
5:00 Sophie Kramer requested by Maureen Harkins
5:00 Andreas Thomsen requested by Carol & John Sheremeta
Sunday, June 13- The Body and the Blood of Christ
7:00 For The People of The Parish
7:00 Bonserio & DeCeglie Families requested by Loving Family
9:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les
9:00 Mary Aiello requested by The DeMaino Family
9:00 Eugenia Fiore requested by Vincent Cristiano & Family
10:30 Yolanda Caramanica requested by The Riccardelli Family
10:30 Jamie Giel requested by Ed & Marilyn Cordero
10:30 William Tuhey requested by Loving Wife
12:00 Fr. Bob Kline -First Mass
12:00 Deceased members of the Margas and Midura families
12:00 Joseph & Shirley Payne, Sr. requested by Maryetta DiLorenzo
5:00 Glenn Seaman, Sr. requested by Mr. & Mrs. Louis DeMaio
5:00 Mr. & Mrs. Lobrutto & Lily requested by Loving Family
5:00 Emil Bauer requested by the Dinger Family
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 THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
Last Sunday we celebrated the Great Feast of Pentecost-the coming forth of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. Pentecost is also the ending of the Easter Season, and we are again in the Season of Ordinary Time. Now that we have remembered the Church’s and our own empowerment by the Holy Spirit, it is our time to carry out Christ’s mission. It is our time to praise God from the rooftops and tell the whole world what God has done for us through Jesus Christ!
As we enter Ordinary Time, we also celebrate two great Solemnities of the Lord-Trinity Sunday and The Body and Blood of Christ. This Sunday, Trinity Sunday, we honor and celebrate God as God truly is- One God in Three Divine Persons, Father Son, and Holy Spirit. God is indeed three in one, and this is indeed a hard concept to speak about as well as understand. Throughout the centuries, many have attempted to explain the great mystery of the Trinity. The great councils of the early church (Nicea, Constantinople, and so on) worked hard to establish the teachings and creeds, which we rely on to explain the true nature of God. Later on, people like Hyppolytis of Rome and Tertullian of Africa would come up with the term Trinity (trinitas) and the concept that we know so well today. After that St. Athanasius, St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas gave us more. Today modern theologians like Karl Rahaner and Bernard Lonegan have also tried to explain the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. Certainly there is a great body of knowledge about the Trinity, but this only just scratches the surface of whom and what God truly is. And of course, the more we know, the more we realize that we don’t know.
Faced with this some may ask how can I truly know God, or why should I care that God exist this way? Yes, we can truly know God and yes, we should care how God exists because we are made in the image and likeness of God. For the more we know about God, the more we know about ourselves. Besides, it is God Himself who constantly reaches out to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit-how can we communicate with God if we do not try to understand God. As St. Julian of Norwich wrote…
“We are enclosed in the Father, and we are enclosed in the Son, and we are enclosed in the Holy Ghost [Spirit]. And the Father is enclosed in us, and the Son is enclosed in us, and the Holy Ghost is enclosed in us: Almightiness, all Wisdom, all Goodness; one God, one Lord.”
Next Sunday, June 13th, at the 12 Noon Mass, Fr. Robert Kline will offer his First Mass of Thanksgiving-all are invited to the Mass and the Reception following in the Parish Hall. Fr. Kline and his classmates will be ordained this Saturday at St. Agnes Cathedral by Bishop Murphy, please pray for Fr. Bob and his classmates as they begin their priestly service for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Our Parish Restoration Fund is still going full steam ahead, and while we have accomplished a great deal since the beginning of the Fund we still have a great deal of work to do. And as our buildings continue to age, we know that unfortunately there will be more projects to take on. So on we go! Many of the original pledges have been completed or are being completed, and we certainly thank all of you who were a part of this worthwhile endeavor. But the work continues and if you were unable to participate when we first introduced the fund-and now you can please think about helping St. Joseph’s. We are accepting new pledges, likewise, many families who have completed their pledges have taken out additional pledges-we can’t do it without you! THANKS!
The Summer Family Festival is almost upon us, and we have already started selling the Limited Raffle Tickets. Our 1st Prize this year is a 1Week Caribbean Cruise for up to 4 people or $5,000 cash. Our 2nd Prize is $2,000 cash and there are 4 Early Bird Specials (a double chance to win). REMEMBER there are only a limited numbers of tickets that will be sold-so act quickly. Tickets are only $25 each and of course, it goes to a good cause our own St. Joseph’s. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the various local businesses that have already sponsored or donated to the Family Festival. Also, thanks to all who have already volunteered to help out, if the Festival is to be a success we need help. If you can help please do and I guarantee you will have a great time too.
Don’t forget the Night at the Races to be held Saturday Night (June 13th) at 7PM in the School Gym. The proceeds will go to St. Joseph’s School and other charities. The Blessed Sacrament Council #11416 of the Knights of Columbus sponsors this event.
Thank you for all you do for St. Joseph’s and please remember Fr. Bob and his classmates in your prayers.
SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please continue to remember them in your prayers.
Cpl. Jason Bertran Cpl. Michael Bruno
Cpt. Kevin Connolly Spc. Thomas E. Corcoran
Cpt. Edward Cuevas Sgt. Steven G. DiGirolamo
Capt. Keith Flick SFC Raymond J. Fulton
SSG Jeremy Garcia Cpt. Evan Gotkin
Cpt. Jennifer Gotkin Sgt. Steven Knight
Pfc. Brian Lane Pfc. Brian Lawson
Spc. Adam Mackey Andy Mezador
Cpt. Gregory Mueller SSG Joey Napolitano
COP Jonathan Norris Spc. Brian Pacella
Ensign 3 Lucy P. Padro Navy Seal Paul M. Padro
PFC Christopher Reid Sgt. Edwin Rivera, II
PO2 Roger Schoverling Sgt. Rudy 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
Kathryn Korcz, a sixth grader, has been working on her Girl Scout Bronze Award. Kathryn has completed her first three requirements, by receiving the Model Citizen Badge, the Sign of the Star and the Girl Scout Leadership Award. Her project for the Bronze Award was to collect bottles/cans and donate the refunds to the St. Joseph School Library for the purchase of books. She returned 3,777 bottles/cans for a total donation of $200.85. Kathryn would like the students to enjoy reading as much as she does. We commend Kathryn for following and living the Girl Scout Promise and Law. She was able to make a difference in her community and school.
Religious Education 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. We are still accepting registration forms for the coming year. 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 Parents of Level 1 and Sacrament Readiness I students, please call the rectory and make an appointment with one of the priests for your child to recite his/her prayers. Please also remember to send in your registration forms for level 2 and Sacrament Readiness II
Congratulations to Marie Hoffman who received the Diocesan Specialist award and to Nick Morreale who received his Basic Certificate.
Banns of Marriage
Alison Ramos of St. Lawrence, &Colin Flinn of our parish
Barbara Keenan of our parish &Bruce Neimeth of Good Shepherd
Kathleen Cunningham of our parish &Patrick M. Panella of St. Anthony
Jennifer Jong of our parish &Michael Fair of Good Shepherd
Erin McNamara &Gregory V. Seaman both of our parish
Danielle J. DeRose &Robert Kroczynski of our parish
Frances Lucivero of St. Bridget &Christopher Pelletier of St. Joseph
Colleen Pecorella of Blessed Sacrament &Mark Riley of St. Elizabeth
Sara Turner of our Parish &Michael DiRusso
Andrea Plazas of our parish &Brian Reiser
Michele Gabrielli of our parish &Paul Marotta
Lisa Canari of St. Patrick &Keith Mitnick of Sacred Heart
Vanessa M. Monaco of our parish &Brian Sullivan of St. Patrick
Dana Smith &Michael Murphy of our parish
Parish OutreachPREGNANCY 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.
Centennial Celebration of the
Ronkonkoma Fire Department
Come join the Ronkonkoma Fire Department
as they celebrate their 100th Anniversary
Thursday June 10th through Sunday June 13th
This is a celebration that comes around only
once every 100 years so come
and support the Ronkonkoma Fire Department.
Today’s Psalm reminds us that we have been crowned with glory and honor and given rule over the works of God’s hands. But we must be good stewards, for the Lord will surely hold us accountable for the use of those gifts!
Last Sunday $ 14,847
Same collection last year 15,504
Poor Box last weekend 304For The Month of April the Parish paid $18,585.08 out for Insurances, Social Security and Pension Benefits. This does not include expenses for the school.
We thank you for your continued and generous support!
Restoration FundThank you to those who have upped their pledges.
We received a total of $ 6,620 in increases this year.
Pledged to date $1,126,830
Paid to date 993,438
Scrip sales last week $ 16,805
Same period last year 16,035
Gross Profit 812
Congratulations to this week’s winners!!!
May 23 $50 #816 Angelina DeSimone
May 24 $25 #196 Walter Poggi
May 25 $25 #147 Chuck Romano
May 26 $25 #616 Patrick & Ramon Gaudett
May 27 $25 #719 Wm. & Rosemarie Barry
May 28 $25 #225 Rosaria Caesar
May 29 $25 #724 Louis & Georgian Lopez
The headline reads: “New Yorker speaks at Dakota capitol” – the New Yorker” is actually a Long Islander, the Life Center’s Lorraine Gariboldi. Mrs. Gariboldi is the person behind the Life Center of Long Island, a place well known for being a refuge for troubled women and their babies.
When South Dakota lawmakers were considering a bill restricting abortions in that state, they heard expert testimony from Mrs. Gariboldi, executive director of Life Center of Long Island, an American Life League Associate group.
Because of the work that has been done at the Life Center for the past seventeen years, she was invited to testify before the legislature as an expert witness. In the brief time Lorraine had to testify, she told lawmakers, “When women who are seeking an abortion come to the Life Center, we invite them to have a free sonogram. When women see the humanity of their unborn baby, with its beating heart, fingers and toes, the overwhelming majority change their minds and carry their babies to term.”
Lorraine told the legislators that women suffering from post-abortion trauma get stuck in the grieving process, sometimes for many years. “Our culture tells her abortion is legal, it’s safe, and it’s no big deal. And she buys that lie! In her heart she knows she was pregnant and her child has died.
We all thank Lorraine Gariboldi for her strong, positive witness for life.
American Life League News, April 2004
DID YOU KNOW?
An abortion is not controlling the woman’s body; it’s killing the baby’s body. As unpleasant as it is to use the word “kill”, that’s what abortion does. It is the deliberate ending of the life of a human being in an early stage of growth.
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS NEWS
Installation of new officers will take place on the evening of Wednesday, June 16th. We urge ALL members to be in the Church for rehearsal at 7 p.m.
Mass will commence at 7:30 p.m. and a reception will follow in Carew Hall. Come, let’s all celebrate! All parishioners of St. Joseph’s are welcome to attend.
C. West, Regent, 585-1719
Help Wanted: Meals –On Wheels Program
We are looking for a person to help with:
Putting Lunches together & Light Office Work
for 15 hours per week—Monday to Friday
(Must be 55 years or older, earn between 15,000.00/year single or 20,000.00/year jointly) If interested, call Suzette @ 467-8948.