Today we hear about the need for persistence in prayer. While we hear no words of prayer from Moses, he seeks divine intervention by raising his arms toward heaven. Jesus tells a parable about a widow who could not get what was due her from a corrupt judge. Her persistence before the court brought her a favorable decision.

Liturgical Commission Publishings, Diocese of Lansing, Lansing, MI


The gifts offered at our Masses this weekend

are Donated in Memory of:

Mickelson & Williams Families

requested by: Barbara Mickelson


Veronica Powers, Anthony Bello, John Petrone our deceased soldiers,

and all of our deceased relatives and friends.


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

Rose Russo Theresa Schiano

Mario Schiano

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. Liu 5:00 pm Fr. Butler


7:00 am Fr. Butler 7:00 am Fr. Thomas

9:00 am Fr. Thomas 9:00 am Fr. Maffeo

10:30 am Fr. Liu 10:30 am Fr. Butler

12:00 pm Fr. Thomas 12:00 pm Fr. Liu

5:00 pm Fr. Maffeo 5:00 pm Fr. Boyle


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

Monday, October 18- St. Luke

7:00 Jenny Bacchi (Child) requested by The Grauso Family

9:00 Michael John Misciagna requested by Loving Family

9:00 Harry Bosshard requested by John & Joyce McGay

Tuesday, October 19- St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues and Companions

7:00 For The Intentions of the Celebrant

8:45 Adelaide Gerretz requested by the Affenita Family

8:45 Marie Antonucci requested by Julia Johnson

8:45 Anne Peluso requested by Louis Antonucci

Wednesday, October 20- St. Paul of the Cross

7:00 Thomas Savage requested by the Houser Family

7:00 For Our Beloved Dead

9:00 John Anderuszkiewicz requested by Loving Wife

9:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

Thursday, October 21

7:00 Timothy McCann requested by Nick Vazquez

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Frederick J. Gorman requested by Loving Wife & Family

Friday, October 22

7:00 George Hoyser requested by Christina D’Agostino

9:00 Catherine McMenamin requested by Tom & Elieen McManus

Saturday, October 23 St. John of Capistrano

8:00 Jose Pimentel requested by Mr. & Mrs. Fernandes

8:00 Albert Lorentsen requested by Tracey, Richard, Brian, & Eric Lorentsen

8:00 Jorge Narvaez requested by the Demri Family

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 John Hough requested by loving family

5:00 Arthur Vetter requested by Janet Kramer & Family

5:00 Lucas Erotokritos requested by the Rapisardi Family

Sunday, October 24- Thirtieth Ordinary Sunday

7:00Jesus Fernandez requested by Joe Quitoni

9:00 Deceased Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes

10:30 Mary G. Sauthoff Loving Sister Anne Murtha

10:30 Kim Ruscito requested by Girl Scout Troop 1178

12:00 Mucci & DiCasali Families requested by

Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Gabriel

12:00 Margaret Ferrone requested by Lucretia, Ida & Rose Lucivero

5:00 Lena Marchesano requested by Norma & Arthur Owen

5:00 Sally Eiden requested by The Zilinskas Family



Reminder Confirmation students October 23rd retreat at Mercy High School, please be in the parking lot behind the upper level school building by 8:45 A.M.


On Tuesday November 2nd, the Church throughout the world will remember all of those who died with the Feast of All Souls. The tradition for All Soul’s Day comes from the ancient pagan Festival of the Dead. In the pagan feast, it was believed that the passed on family members would return for a meal with the living family members. Candles were placed in the windows to guide the souls back home for this occasion. While elements of this feast remained, All Souls did not become a Christian Feast until some time later. Our Feast dates back to the 7th Century when the Monks at the Benedictine Monastery at Cluny decided to offer a Mass for their deceased members. At first the Mass was celebrated on the day after Pentecost, but in the late 10th Century the Mass was moved to November 2nd to follow November 1st, All Saints’ Day. In the 13th Century, Rome put the feast on the calendar for the entire Church-as the custom caught on in many places.

The day purposely follows All Saints’ Day in part to shift the focus from those in Heaven to those in Purgatory. [All Saints’ Day is the day when the Church honors all of the Saints, known and unknown. It reminds us of the Glory of God that is revealed in His Saints, and it reminds us of the reality that the Church exists in Heaven-in the Communion of Saints. Also, on this day, we invoke the intercession of all the Saints as we ask them to pray for us on our journey to God. We ask them to pray for us that we may serve God as they did, with our whole heart, and soul. We ask them to pray for us so that we may change the areas in our lives that keep us from following their example, and stand in our way from completing our journey to God.]

Purgatory, as the tradition teaches, is the state in the afterlife where souls are purified of their sins before they proceed on to Heaven. A person’s soul goes to Purgatory if they need additional time to atone for sins or work out major problems that they could not free themselves from in this life. It is God’s gift to us, as we are given as much time as we need to make ourselves ready to finally come to God. We can assist those in Purgatory by our prayers. As we pray for them, we can help them move forward to God (also don’t forget that they can likewise pray for us, and that also helps them move closer and closer to God).

The other focus of All Soul’s Day is to pray for those who mourn the loss of a loved one. To this end, we will celebrate a special Mass at 7:30 PM on Nov. 2nd in which we will light candles to remember all our deceased loved ones, and read off the names of those who died during the last year who had their Funeral Service or Mass celebrated here at St. Joseph’s. The Mass and the light refreshments that will follow in the Parish Hall are sponsored by our Parish’s Ministry of Consolation. We are very grateful to the members of this special ministry who meet with the families at the time of a loss of a loved one, help them plan the Funeral Liturgy and provide the celebrant with details about the deceased’s life so there can be a more integrated homily at the service. At present, we are in need of more people to volunteer for this wonderful, rewarding ministry. If you are looking for a way to help people, especially at this special time in a family’s life, please call the rectory.

On Saturday October 23rd, the Saint Joseph’s Home School Association will sponsor its Annual Fall Craft and Gift Fair. This fair will take place from 10 AM-3: 30 PM in Carew Hall and in the Parking Lot. There is something for everyone, a bake sale, petting zoo, a moon bounce, and so much more-for more information please call 736-9354.

On Monday November 8th, from 4 PM-9 PM, the Saint Regis Council of the Knights of Columbus will have a much needed Blood Drive-for more information please call Karl at 265-2691. Please give the gift of life, with this gift you will certainly help save the life of some one in need!

Once again, we are calling on the good people of St. Joseph’s to help our families in need. As mentioned last week, we are asking for donations of day-to-day living items that families may not be able to purchase as readily as food. These items are being included in the Thanksgiving Baskets Parish Outreach is putting together for our brothers and sisters in need. Please help us by bringing with you next week to Church Deodorant and Razors-place these items before the statue of Our Lady or you can drop them off during the week at Parish Outreach. Thank you.

God Bless you always

Fr. Mike


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 Sgt. Daniel Montville

Sgt. James Munro Spc. Daniel Heuman

PFC Edward McGinn RCT Brian Schildt

(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.)

Acts of the Apostles Bible Study

On Tuesdays from October 26th to December 21st
Fr. Mike Boyle will be offering the Little Rock Study Course on the Acts of the Apostles.

Two sessions each Tuesday: 10 am and 7:30 pm
in Carew Hall lasting one and 1/2 hours.
A fee of $10 per person covers expenses.
Please call the Rectory at 588-8456
or arrive early on October 26th to enroll.

St. Joseph School News

On October 4th Mrs. Guerriere’s Fifth Grade Class spent the day at Computer Associates Digital Schoolhouse. The students learned about the company and the basics of Power Point. They created a short Power Point presentation on a president of their choice. Students will be doing extensive research on presidents. Using the basics learned at CA they will create a complete Power Point presentation on a president in computer class. The children enjoyed a delicious luncheon and were given a shirt provided by Computer Associates. If you wish to see the students’ creations, go to www.digitalschoolhouse.org, click on: Go to classroom, student work/class work, class work, Islandia, Monday Oct. 4th , Guerriere

NOTE FROM PARISH WEBMASTER:  Just click right here for a direct link to the class' work.

Annual Fall Craft and Gift Fair on October 23, 2004, from 10 am-3:30 pm, in the Carew Hall 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 will have new office hours beginning this week, Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Tues and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m to 3:30. The office is closed on Friday. If you need to reach us after 3:30 on Tues, Wed and Thurs please call the school number


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 this week 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.

Thank you to all the parents who came to the retreat at Mt. Alvernia and helped out, it was great having you there.

Level 1 October 25 Activity in Auditorium at 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. You may take your choice of time.

Congratulations to the following Catechists who received the Pope Pius X award. This is given to those catechists who volunteered their time, talent and love of their faith to the children of our parish for a period of 10 years. We give thanks to Joanne Cerbone, Maureen Ennis, June Grippo, Joanne Hodes, Barbara Hoos, Maryann Horvath, Anne McKenna, Nicholas Morreale and Laurie Kilanowski for sharing their gifts.

Parish Outreach

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 HOTLINEWe are here to help you. Please call 981.6888.

Banns of Marriage

(Third Time)

Carrie Ann Wilson and Brian Thomas Weber of St. Joseph’s

Joanna Schmidt of St. Joseph’s and Patrick J. Kilkenny of Resurrection

Laura Long of St. Joseph’s and Barrington Hoilett


Today’s theme is perseverance-Moses keeping his hands upraised throughout the battle, Paul urging Timothy to stay with the task of preaching and teaching, and the widow appealing to the corrupt judge. To be faithful stewards of God’s gifts, we too must persevere in the roles to which we are called.

Weekly Offering

743 envelopes $13,403

Loose collection 2,479

Total Last Sunday $ 15,882

Same collection last year 16,437

Poor Box last weekend 269

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 1,010,692

Scrip Corner

Scrip sales last week $19,420

Same period last year 19,825

Gross Profit 921

Football Benefit Fund

Week 5 Winners

1st Place 1465 D I Y

48 34 35 117 $85.00

Triple Tie 1565 D N Y

48 34 35 117 85.00

1582 D O Y

48 34 35 117 85.00

4th Place 1454 D I N

48 34 34 116 12.50

Tie 1455 D I O

48 34 34 116 12.50

1555 D N O

48 34 34 116 12.50

1690 D X Y

48 34 35 116 12.50

Low Score 3275 J M Q

10 10 10 30 $8.75

Tie 3278 J M T

10 10 10 30 $8.75

3344 J Q T

10 10 10 30 $8.75

3915 M Q T

10 10 10 30 $8.75

Calendar Club

Congratulations to this week’s winners!!!

Oct. 3 $50 #550 Viola Engbrocks

Oct. 4 $25 #413 Edward Kotak

Oct. 5 $25 #169 Cathy Haskins

Oct. 6 $25 #507 Joan Clahane

Oct. 7 $25 #442 Breanna Migliaro

Oct. 8 $25 #068 Barbara Mickelson

Oct. 9 $25 #532 Peggy Condon



The National Right to Life Oratory Contest strives to promote the ability of high school juniors and seniors to share their pro-life views with others. Although speaking ability is important, this contest also seeks to help our teens organize and express their pro-life views. We also strive to give the contestants an opportunity to meet other pro-life teens. Now, to the details:

WHAT: Pro-life speech (5-7 minutes in length) on Abortion, Infanticide, Euthanasia, or Cloning/Stem Cell Research

ELIGIBILITY: High School juniors and seniors, including home-schooled students at that level

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2005 (deadline for submission of written speech is January 14, 2005).

WHERE; St. Mary’s Parish,
20 Harrison Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730

RULES: Any aspect of the chosen topic may be discussed, provided that it is from a pro-life perspective. The L.I. Coalition for Life must receive applications and essays of oral presentations no later than January 14, 2005. Notification of intention to enter this oratorical contest should be made by calling: Mary Arden Smith at (516) 825-4852.

PRIZES First Second Third Fourth

Local (3/12/05) $ 300.00 150.00 75.00

State (5/07/05) 1000.00 500.00 200.00

National (6/18/05) 1000.00 750.00 500.00 250.00

Anyone desiring more information about this contest may call Mrs. Smith at the telephone number listed above.

Election Day is almost here, and we are all reminded to not only vote, but to vote for the candidates who stand pro-life on the ethical issues such as abortion, euthanasia, cloning, and stem cell research.


Join an intensive weekend of public participation workshops at the Sachem Library on:

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