Naman, following the directions of the prophet Elisha, plunged into the Jordan River and was cleansed of his leprosy. Paul encourages Timothy to persevere in faith for this will lead to everlasting life. In today’s Gospel, Jesus, responding to their plea, cures the ten lepers. Only one, a Samaritan, returns to give Jesus thanks for the healing.
Next weeks readings: l) Exodus l7:8-13, 2) 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 3) Luke 18: l-8
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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The gifts offered at our Masses this weekend
are donated in memory of:
Mary & Campbell Sales & Felix Pedroli
requested by: Marion Pedroli
REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Joseph P. Bucci, John Francavillo
our deceased soldiers, and all of our deceased relatives and friends.
REMEMBER OUR SICK
For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:
Rob Barello Frank Belsito Maureen Ann Berdon
Steven Berini John Biglin Matthew Boland
Oliver Bouchard Mary Ellen Bowers Ash Capparelli
Jennifer Carlisle Emmanuel Coby Edith Creedon
Al Croce Josephine D'Agostino Joan DeCicco
Edward Delprete Theresa Donnelly Maggie Errico
Anna Esposito Louis Fava Robert Filce
Mary Forsythe Joseph Fortier Catherine Gracey
Andrea Griffin Ed Hansen Warren Johnson
Wayne E.Kalish Georgiana Lopez Kevin Mc Collum
Juliana McLarney Maureen Melchiona Gloria Miranda
Rosann Moscato Anita L Nanry Tom Nanry
Sam Nettles Timothy M.Nigro Frank Nostro
Joseph Onufrak Julia Patanella Edward Percesepe
Grace Peshkur John Petrone Molly Piccirillo
Eleanor Purcaro Thomas Purcaro Santo Rodriguez
Annette Rodriguez Denise Rodriguez Ann Louise Rodriguez
Salvatore Romagnuolo Barbara Rooney Joyce E Ryan
Robert Safarian William Schmelzer Linda Stultz
Antonina Sturiano Christopher Sweeney Edward Tedla
Stacie Tizzard George Tizzard Jr. Patrick Woods
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 5:00 pm Fr Liu
7:00 am Fr Boyle 7:00 am Fr.Butler
9:00 am Fr Butler 9:00 am Fr Thomas
10:30 am Fr Maffeo 10:30 am Fr Liu
12:00 pm Fr Liu 12:00 pm Fr Thomas
5:00 pm Fr.Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo
Sunday, October 10- Twenty-eighth Ordinary Sunday
7:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les
7:00 Ruth Anderson requested by Muriel Glennen
9:00 Viola Johnson requested by Joseph Basar & Lauren Sobin
9:00 Antonia Carroll requested by Gene & Jeri Franjola & Family
10:30 An End To Abortion requested by Respect Life Committee
10:30 Mr. & Mrs. Lobrutto & Lily requested by Loving Family
12:00 Catherine Gianelli requested by Loving Family
12:00 Shawn McKee requested by The Mawn Family
5:00 Thomas Dorsa requested by Loving Family
5:00 Joseph Cirillo requested by Kenneth Bruno
Monday, October 11
7:00 Tom Savage requested by The D’Amato Family
9:00 Leigh Lane requested by Bill & Madeline Thorpe
9:00 Joanne Mercorelli requested by Loving Family
Tuesday, October 12
7:00 Barbara Maida requested by Christine & Tom Mills
8:45 Augusto Lucas requested by His Loving Family
8:45 Marie Antonucci requested by Marie & Joe Califano
Wednesday, October 13
7:00 Concetta Amalfitano requested by Melissa Sorrentino
7:00 John Weick requested by Melissa Sorrentino
9:00 Ed Szynaka requested by loving family
9:00 Patrick Marks requested by Macarthy Family
Thursday, October 14- St. Callistus I
7:00 Viola Johnson requested by Loving Family
9:00 Ona Danisevicius requested by The Zilinskas Family
9:00 Ann & Frank Sobon & Family (living) requested by Thomas DuBritz & Son
Friday, October 15- St. Teresa of Jesus
7:00 Theresa Disapio requested by Joe Quitoni
9:00 Thomas Savage requested by The Oliva Family
9:00 Our Beloved Dead
Saturday, October 16- St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
8:00 Peter Sapienza requested by Karen & Dan Gorwitz
8:00 Innocenzo Paolucci & Asunta Palmiero requested by Vincenzina Paolucci
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Patricia Wickers requested by Joe & Mary Dougherty
5:00 Margaret Alvanos requested by Loving Family
5:00 Harold Lawrence requested by Cathy & Jim Foy
Sunday, October 17- Twenty-ninth Ordinary Sunday
7:00 For The People of the Parish
7:00 Teresa Cramer requested by Jim & Catherine Gallagher
9:00 Peter & Richard McQuillan requested by Claire & Jim
9:00 Joseph Urcinoli requested by Loving Wife & Children
9:00 Eileen Cuccaro requested by Grieb Family
10:30 Frank Calderoni & William Richardson requested by Fr. Mike
10:30 Tony Ingrasano requested by Josephine & Victor Camara
12:00 Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gabriel requested by Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Gabriel
12:00 Deceased Members of the Midura and Margas families
5:00 Alfonso Pettti requested by Mr. & Mrs. Riccardo & Family
5:00 Charles Celauro requested by Richard & Elizabeth Gawrysiak & 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.
It is time to order the Lector Preparation books for the new year (Cycle A). We will purchase books for all lectors who plan to use them We do not wish to waste the parishioner’s money, so if you will need the Workbook this coming year, please contact the rectory and let the secretaries know by October 17th so we can place our order.
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
If you know someone likes you, it only seems natural that you will like that person back. Likewise, if you know that someone does not like you, you in turn will not like that person. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, but usually that’s how it works.
Today in St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy, and in God’s actions carried out at the bequest of the Prophet Elisha and the Jesus’ miracle, we see an additional situation to those mentioned above, and would seem similar human behavior. If God has faith in us, we should have faith in God. In the Old Testament and in the Gospel Readings we see God’s faithfulness at work. He cures Naaman the Syrian, even though he is a foreigner and does not know about the God of Abraham-well at least not before the miraculous cure. Jesus cures all 10 who come to him, even though one is a Samaritan. God/Jesus does not care about these things most certainly because He created and cares for all people, and in the person of Jesus became one of us to save us and restore us.
Why is that? Why because God is being God, and as Jesus tells and shows us, this is what God is all about caring, loving, forgiving, and giving new life. This is what Paul means when he writes; “If we are unfaithful he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.” God cannot be anything but God and He cannot act in any way that would be contrary to what He says He is. With this in mind, we should be able to carry out the scope and goals of last week’s readings-Faith, Hope, and Patience. As we saw, they cannot be fully experienced and employed without the power of The Holy Spirit, but as we see today, we cannot invoke the Holy Spirit if we do not trust God. But Paul is telling us we can indeed trust in God, because it is in God’s very nature to be faithful and trustful. So, go ahead trust in the one who is always faithful to His promises and to us the people who He loves so much!
This weekend at the Saturday 5 PM Mass and at the Sunday 10:30 AM we will be investing all of 6th Grade Students with Bibles. This is an important step for them as they begin to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation two years from now. They will be learning about the Word of God, (this year they study the Old Testament) and seeing for themselves God’s faithfulness at work with our Jewish Ancestors in faith.
Please remember to pray for our young people who will receive Confirmation on Thursday November 11th, as they become adult members of this faith community and the universal church. Also, pray for them on Oct.11th and Oct. 23rd as they make their Confirmation Retreat. These days always promise to be a wonderful experience for our Confirmation Candidates, and it helps them to know that we are all praying for them.
On the weekend of Oct.23 & 24, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. We are asked to pray for all of those who work for the missions and if possible support them in their work. Those who receive envelopes will find in their packets a special envelope for this appeal-please be as generous as you can. Thanks.
As we prepare for our celebration of Thanksgiving, our Parish Outreach is putting food baskets together, for those in need. Also, in these baskets are various personal items that are likewise very important. Can you help by donating some of these items, which many families do not have enough money to purchase? For the next few weeks, you can donate these items by bringing them with you to Mass and placing them before the statue of Our Lady, or you can bring them to the Outreach Office. Next week please bring toothpaste and soap. In the following weeks, we will ask you to bring deodorant and razors, shampoo and conditioners, and laundry detergent and dish washing liquid.
Also, on Monday November 8th, The Saint Regis Council of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a much, needed Blood Drive. The drive will take place at the Council Hall from 4-9 PM. Please help if you can, and give the gift of life.
Remember on Tuesday November 2nd, The Feast of All Souls, at 7:30 PM we will celebrate a Memorial Mass in which we will remember all of those whose funeral masses or services were celebrated here at St. Joseph’s during the past year (Nov. 3, 2003-Nov.2, 2004). All are invited to attend, followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall. Thanks to the Parish Ministry of Consolation for their help in planning this event and serving as Ministers of Hospitality-before, during and after the Mass.
God bless you for all you do for St. Joseph’s.
SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please continue to remember them in your prayers.
Cpl Jason Bertran PFC Justin Browne
Cpl. Michael Bruno Capt. Kevin Connolly
Spc. Thomas E. Corcoran Capt Edward Cuevas
Col. Stephen Czerwinski Sgt Ryan Delaney
Sgt. Stephen Gene DiGirolamo Pvt. Matthew DiNardo
Lt. John Kenneth DiNero Lt Nancy DiNero
Cpl Keith Flick SFC Raymond Fulton
Lt. Craig Gabriellini SSG Jeremy Garcia
Capt. Jennifer Gotkin Cpt. Evan Gotkin
Sgt Steven Knight PFC. Brian Lane
Spc. Brian Lawson PFC Brian Lawson
Spc. Adam Mackey GM2 Gerard McGarity
Sgt. Patrick McNally Andy Mezador
Spc. Tristin Mortensen Capt Gregory Mueller
SSG Joey Napolitano Lnc. Cpl. Thomas Napolitano
L/Cpl. Michael Napolitano Lnc. Cpl. James Neubauer
COP Jonathan Norris PFC Anthony Notaroberta
N/Seal Paul Padro Ensn 3 Lucy Padro
PFC Christopher Reid Sgt. Edwin Rivera II
Sgt. Edwin Rivera II SRA Jason Schiavo
Spc. Rudy Schoverling PO2 Roger Schoverling SSG Thomas J Valentino Cpl. Mark Ward Maj Edward Ward Cpl. Zachary Wilga
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 and put it in the collection basket)
Reminder to our level 8 students who are going on the Confirmation Retreat to Mt. Alvernia on Oct. 11th please be in the Church parking lot at 8:45 am.
St. Joseph School News
More Blessed to Give than Receive- The students and staff of St. Joseph School strive to live this message each day by continuing to sponsor the needy children in India. The donations collected are used to purchase school supplies, furniture, and books for the children in the towns visited by Father Peter Devaraj each year.
School Band—Our school band under the direction of Mr. Joseph Licata began instruction and practice this week. The children who participated in the band last year performed wonderfully. We look forward to experiencing the fruits of their labor at the Holiday and Spring concerts.
After School Activities—This week many teachers have started their after-school enrichment classes. The children are thrilled to be part of such an exciting program.
SJS HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION NEWS
Join us at a Live Pampered Chef Kitchen Show Thursday, October 14th at 7:30pm in the Gym at St. Joseph’s School.
Annual Fall Craft and Gift Fairon October 23, 2004, from 10 am-3:30 pm, in the church basement and parking lot. There will be something for everyone, hand-made and new merchandise, bake sale, petting zoo, moon bounce, concession stand and much more. For further details call 736-9354.
Religious Education News
The Religious Education office hours:
The Level 6 Parent meeting needed to be rescheduled to Oct. 26 ,27 and 28th. This will be done during your child’s class time
The Living Rosary is scheduled for the week of Oct. 18th during class times. All parents are invited to attend. If you wish to attend, please bring your child to class and then go to Church.
Level 3 will be going to reconciliation on Monday October 18th. Tues and Wed students please arrive at 7:15 p.m. Thursday students arrive at 7:45 p.m.
For the month of September we serviced 192 clients. Financial assistance amounted to $2,984. There were 12 new clients added and total services and referrals provided were 497. This included food, living needs, Health Care information, advocacy and housing. Your continued support of the Outreach Program makes all of this possible.
Your donations of food and staple items are always appreciated. Kindly leave them in the front of Mary’s statue in the Church before or after Mass.
PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE—We are here to help you. Please call 981.6888.
Banns of Marriage
Carrie Ann Wilson andBrian Thomas Weber of St. Joseph’s
Joanna Schmidt of St. Joseph’s andPatrick J. Kilkenny of Resurrection
Laura Long of St. Joseph’s and Barrington Hoilett
Jesus healed ten lepers in today’s Gospel. Only one (10%) came back to say “Thank you.” I, too, have received many blessings from the Lord-indeed, all I am and all I have is gift! How and how often have I remembered to thank God?
820 envelopes $14,298
Loose collection 2,767
Total Last Sunday $ 17,065
Same collection last year 16,753
Poor Box last weekend 282
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 1,010,692
Scrip sales last week $17,070
Same period last year 16,455
Gross Profit 815
Congratulations to this week’s winners!!!
Sept. 26 $50 #719 William & Rosemary Barry
Sept. 27 $25 # 450 Donna & Keith Sanders
Sept. 28 $25 #509 Eileen Miranda
Sept. 29 $25 #544 Michael Maloney
Sept. 30 $25 #772 Ed & Kay Ward
Oct. 01 $25 #365 Anne R. Finnegan
Oct. 02 $25 #018 Charles & Jeanet Bukowski
Football Benefit Fund
Week 4 Winners
1st Place3146 I S Z
38 34 31 103 $100.00
2nd Place3138 I S *
38 34 30 102 $85
3rd Place3064 I N S
38 28 34 100 $70
4th Place3027 I L S
Tie 38 27 34 99 $16.673046 I M S 38 27 34 99 16.67
3208I Z * 38 31 30 99 16.67
Low Score2730 H J P
7 9 9 25 $35
12 weeks to go! Still 12 times to win!!!
Portion Road Visioning
October 22 - 25
Join an intensive weekend of public participation workshops at the Sachem Library that will focus on the improvement of Portion Road and its surrounding area. Join elected officials, engineers, designers and community representatives in developing a design for a beautiful, fully functioning, community-friendly Portion Road.
information, visit www.portionroad.org
or call 631-585-3873.
Friday, Oct 22nd
7:00 pm Opening Presentation & Community Workshop
Saturday, Oct 23rd
8:30 am Walking Tours of Portion Road: Join a tour at either Hawkins Avenue, Patchogue-Holbrook Road, Holbrook Road, or Maplecrest Drive
10:00 am Technical Briefing & Community Brainstorming
1:00 pm Community Design Workshops
Monday, Oct 25th
7:00 pm Closing Presentation to the Community
‘‘MADE IN HIS IMAGE’’ is the attention-grabbing title of a little pamphlet published by the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2004. Here are some highlights:
When we hear a phrase all our lives, it can become stale. No matter how true or profound, it loses the power to capture our attention and invite reflection. Made in the image of God is such a phrase. What does it mean to be made in the image of God? Jesus himself is the answer. It means to be holy and loving, to give oneself for the sake of others even to the point of death, so we might share eternally in God’s life, our souls united again with our risen bodies (Catechism, 459, 460).
Today we consider what it means for one group –families. For parents, “made in God’s image” means accepting, nurturing and educating children in truth and love, never treating them as property one is free to abort or abandon if inconvenient or burdensome. For families and caregivers of those who are frail, mentally or physically impaired, addicted or dying, it means respecting the God-given dignity and right to life of those who are dependent and vulnerable, treating them as we would wish to be treated, until the moment God calls them home.
Next time we’ll consider what it means for the medical profession.
A big “thank you” to all in St. Joseph’s family who responded to the appeal for baby and toddler clothes. All will be distributed to needy babies through Parish Outreach.