The priest Melchizedek brings bread and wine to Abraham and blesses him and God. Paul reminds us of the Last Supper when bread and wine became living signs of the sacrifice of Christ. In the Gospel, we hear a story with eucharistic overtones. Jesus blesses, breaks, and gives bread and fish to the crowd.

Lturgical Commission Publishings, Diocese of Lansing, Lansing, MI




The gifts offered at our Masses this weekend

Are donated in Memory Of:

Angelo Pantaleo

Requested by: Loving Daughter




Conrad Scanlon, Alex J. Cintron, Charlotte Golder, Emilio Rolla, Louis Nava, Jr., Geraldine Machin 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 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

Emmanuel Coby Al Croce Bob Catalano

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 Molly Piccirillo

Kevin McCollum Richard J. McKenna Juliann McLarney

Brett Meyers Marie Minto Rosann Moscato

Anita L. Nanry Tom Nanry Edward Percesepe

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 Boyle


7:00 am Fr Boyle 7:00 am Fr Butler

9:00 am Fr Butler 9:00 am Fr Maffeo

10:30 am Fr Maffeo 10:30 am Fr Rieder

12:00 pm Fr Kline 12:00 pm Fr Boyle

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


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 Mary Etta 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

Monday, June 14

7:00 Elizabeth Carden requested by the Jurgenson Family

7:00 Marie Meihofer requested by Margaret O’Connor

9:00 Giuseppe and Lily LoBrutto
requested by Mr. And Mrs. Restivo

9:00 Maureen York requested by Debra DiGiovanni

Tuesday, June 15

7:00 Millie Esposito requested by Rose & Eric Urdahl

7:00 For The Intentions of the Celebrant

8:45 Marie Campagne requested by Loving Family

8:45 Nicholas Santo requested by The Lussier Family

8:45 Bob Glenning requested by Loving Family

Wednesday, June 16

7:00 Ida & Peter Trink & Family (Living)

requested by Thomas DuBritz & Son

7:00 Phyllis Stewart requested by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Koenig

9:00 Dorothy Stiefel requested by Dilfia Munoz & Family

9:00 Dominick Giovanela (Living)

requested by Mike & Geri Devenney

Thursday, June 17

7:00 Sophie Kramer requested by Janet Kramer

7:00 Raymond Conlon requested by Norma Saporito

9:00 Rev. John Serrano

9:00 Fredrick Gorman requested by loving wife and children

Friday, June 18- Sacred Heart of Jesus

7:00 Catherine Sebesta & Family (Living)

requested by Thomas DuBritz & Son

7:00 For Our Beloved Dead

9:00 Michael F. Zabel requested by Loretta Tracy and Family

9:00 Marie Keck (Living) requested by Mike & Geri Devenney

Saturday, June 19- Immaculate Heart of Mary

8:00 Alfred Stubbs, Sr. requested by Frank Sciortino

8:00 For The Intentions of The Celebrant

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Dom and Lee Caccappolo requested by Jim and Cathy Foy

5:00 Rolf Ohlenschlager requested by Loving Wife

5:00 Anna Iacovone requested by Victoria Donaudy

Sunday, June 20- Twelfth Ordinary Sunday- Father’s Day

7:00 Joseph Murray requested by John Magarian

7:00 Michael Bonserio requested by Loving Family

9:00 Suffolk Chapter Columbiette’s (Living) requested by S.C.C.

9:00 For The People of the Parish

10:30 Matthew P. Teofrio requested by loving family

10:30 Conrad J. Panza requested by loving family

10:30 Dorothy Stiefel requested by The McGrath Family

12:00 Wilbert Clark requested by Patricia Ferguson

12:00 Lynn Bader requested by Karen & John McCullagh

12:00 Pete Caron requested by Rose & Brian Dugan

5:00 John Budney requested by The Ferguson Family

5:00 Those included in the Father’s Day Novena





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 Lawson Spc. Adam Mackey

Andy Mezador Cpt. Gregory Mueller

Sgt. James Munro, Jr. 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

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Graduating Class and their parents. The students are well prepared for the challenges that await them. Many of our students will be attending Catholic High School. We wish them much success in future endeavors.

The Annual Diocesan Respect Life Contest 2004:

The winners are:

Frank Cascello For Poetry (1st Place)

Brian Hilbert For Bookmark Design. 1st Place

The Respect Life community thanks all 7th and 8th grade students who entered this contest,

During the week of June 14th, Moving Up Ceremonies will be held for Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children.

Our last day of school is June 25th. We thank the parishioners for their support of St. Joseph 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. Our office will be closing on June 24th, remember registration forms received after June 30th will be charged with a $10.00 late fee, after July 31st $20.00, etc. 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. There are only 2 weeks left to make an appointment and compete this part of the Level 1 program. If they do not complete this part of Level 1 they will be need to be registered for the Pre-Eucharist class.

Banns of Marriage

(Second Time)

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

Frances Lucivero of St. Bridget &

Christopher Pelletier of St. Joseph

Colleen Pecorella of Blessed Sacrament &

Mark Riley of St. Elizabeth

Sarah 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 Outreach


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.



Newsday June 2, 2004

“Abortion ban axed”. So reads the headline and the article goes on to explain that a federal judge in San Francisco declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Amendment unconstitutional, saying that it infringes “on a woman’s right to choose ”.

U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton’s ruling is the first in three lawsuits challenging the legislation that President Bush signed into law last year. Her ruling applies to the nation’s 900 or so Planned Parenthood clinics and their doctors, who perform about half of the 1.3 million abortions done in the United States each year. It applies to PP because the Planned Parenthood Federation of America brought the lawsuit. Federal judges in New York and Nebraska also heard challenges to the law, but have yet to rule. The Supreme Court will ultimately decide. Let’s pray for guidance for them.

.Here’s another little profile of a famous person, who, according to the author Don DeMarco, is one of 14 persons he calls “Architects of the Culture of Death”:

“Helen Gurley Brown (1922-) has done for females what Hugh Hefner did for their male counterparts. The hit television show, “Sex in the City” is a trendy reincarnation of the book that launched Ms. Brown’s career, “Sex and the Single Girl”. One of her favorite sayings is “”good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere”.

Ms. Brown is best known as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, a post she retained for thirty-two years. When she left that position in 1996 Cosmopolitan was number six in newsstand sales among 11,475 magazines published, and number one for the sixteenth straight year at campus bookstores. She is currently supervising the 39 international editions of Cosmo, all of which are showing profits. You might not be surprised to learn that she also fights to keep abortion legal.

The author of these biographies is Donald DeMarco, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at St. Jeromes’s University and Adjunct Professor of Holy Apostles College and Seminary. His book, Architects of the Culture of Death, co-authored by Benjamin Wilker and featuring a foreword by Judie Brown, editor of the magazine Celebrate Life, is now available. Call 1-866-538-5483.


In today’s Gospel, the disciples suggest that Jesus disperse the crowd so that they might individually seek food and lodging. The miracle of the feeding of the five thousand is Jesus’powerful reminder that when we share our gifts in His name there is always more than enough!


Weekly Offering

Last Sunday $ 15,482

Same collection last year 16,359

Poor Box last weekend 321

For 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 Fund


Thank 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 Corner

Scrip sales last week $17,225

Same period last year 20,040

Gross Profit 801



Calendar Club

Congratulations to this week’s winners!!!

May 30 $50 #718 Marguerite E. Smith May 31 $25 #74l V & A Cristiano June 01 $25 #554 Jacqueline Scannella June 02 $25 #065 Thomas McManus

June 03 $25 #562 Mr. & Mrs. H.Watson June 04 $25 #603 Loretta Gerstner

June 05 $25 #422 C. & S. Niggemeir



The heavy rains flooded and damaged many homes in parts of Appalachia. The Religious Sisters helping the needy would greatly appreciate your generous help. Any donation will help greatly and will be appreciated. Please send all donations to: Christian Help Inc., P.O. Box 1257, Virginia & Lincoln St. Kermit, WV 25674 Phone # 304-393-4251 Sister Brendan, Director.



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.