MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday, March 13 , 5th Sunday of Lent
7:00 Margaret Hiscock requested by Roseann Horn & Family
7:00 Barbara Barone (living) requested by Meredith Milana
9:00 Deceased Members of St Regis
Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes
9:00 For Our Beloved Dead
10:30 Antonia Lobrutto requested by
Loving Children
10:30 Jean Castelluzzo requested by Fritz Yannotti
10:30 Intentions of the Celebrant
12:00 Gilbert Aquila requested by Loving Wife & Children
12:00 Anthony Alfieri requested by Loving Wife & Family
12:00 Intentions of the Celebrant
5:00 Paul Shadlich & Rita & Bill Hubbard requested by
Loving Family
5:00 For the People of the Parish
5:00 Dagney Lang requested by Debbie Lang
Monday, March 14
7:00 Enid Spillette requested by Lori Glowacki
9:00 Frank Pipino requested by Toni & Gus Pisano
12:10 Maureen Ferrare requested by the Kitterle Family
Tuesday, March 15
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
8:45 Ann Wider requested by the Terrano Family
8:45 Eileen Gabriellini requested by Loving sister Peggy
12:10 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
Wednesday, March 16
7:00 For the People of the Parish
9:00 Anna Kenny requested by Claire & Jim
12:10 Michael Sollazzo requested by Larry & Regina Marotti
Thursday, March 17, St Patrick
7:00 James J Reilly requested by Loving Family
9:00 Frank Russo requested by Mr & Mrs S D’Aguanno
12:10 Roseann Bertone requested by Loving Family
Friday, March 18
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Raymond Dean Sr requested by Leo DeBobes
12:10 Mary Ellen Iasenza requested by Michael & Jeannine Susko
Saturday, March 19, St Joseph
8:00 Salvatore Pasalaqua requested by Geri & Mike Devenney
8:00 Eugene McCabe requested by Geri & Mike Devenney
10:00 Feast of St Joseph
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 William Hanson requested by His Loving Family
5:00 Deceased Members of the Schena Family requested by
Loving Family
Sunday, March 20, Palm Sunday
7:00 For the People of the Parish
7:00 Francis McCarthy requested by Gerard Amato
9:00 Elizabeth J Magee requested by Dcn & Mrs. M DeBellis
9:00 Stanley Kwiathouski requested by His Loving Family
10:30 Ann Gregory requested by Les
10:30 Diana L Ferrara requested by Eugenia
12:00 Deacon Arnold Quaranta requested by Loving Son & Family
12:00 Phyllis Latona requested by Barbara & Joseph Uddo
5:00 Mark Kurnatowski requested by Loving Family
5:00 Donald Nelson requested by The Dunphy 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.

REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Anthony Prestigiacomo, Francis Drosselmeier Jr.,
SPC4 Matthew DiNardo, our deceased soldiers and all of our
deceased relatives and friends.

REMEMBER OUR SICK
For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:
Michael Ambrosio Robert Barello Maureen Berdon
Anthony Bock Oliver Bouchard Emmanuel Coby
Regina T Cohen Allan Delgardo Maggie Errico
Robert Filce Catherine Gracey Andrea Griffin
William J Guthrie III Raymond Harold Mary Hayes
Gail Karcher Jack Kelleher Georgiana Lopez
John McGarry Juliana McLarney Maureen Melchiona
Timothy M Nigro Edward Percesepe Valerie Perruzza
Grace C Peshkur Joseph Poirot Nicole Ramaglia
Marco Recine Thomas Rigney Jr Frances Romagnuolo
Salvatore Romagnuolo Barbara Rooney Rose Russo
Joyce Ryan Leticia Schilt Lori Slack
Antonina Sturiano Joan Teaney Stacie Tizzard
Henrietta Varon Keith Vasak Stephen Walsh
Patrick Woods Danny Yezzo Brandon Zartler
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.

OUR PRIEST-CELEBRANTS
Saturday This Sunday Next Sunday
5:00 pm Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Thomas
7:00 am Fr Boyle 7:00 am Fr Thomas
9:00 am Fr Maffeo 9:00 am Fr Boyle
10:30 am Fr Thomas 10:30 am Fr Maffeo
12:00 pm Fr Butler 12:00 pm Fr Maffeo
5:00 pm Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Butler
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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The gifts offered at our Masses this
weekend
Are Donated in the Memory of
Mary Branciforte
Requested by
Loving Sister
Bea DeLisio

OUR LITURGY
Through Ezekiel, God promises that the people of Israel will
be restored to their native land where they will have new life.
Paul describes how the Spirit of God dwells in each of us,
even when the body dies. In today’s Gospel we hear of the
raising of Lazarus. Jesus is “the resurrection and the life.” If
we believe and live in Jesus we will have eternal life.

 

FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
“I am the resurrection and the life; and whoever
believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone
who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you
believe this?” With these words and the whole story of
Lazarus’ resurrection, we are given this last glimpse of
Jesus’ earthly mission. This Gospel Reading presents
us with many images and gives us much to question.
At times we can find ourselves just like Thomas,
Martha, Mary, and the people who gather around the
tomb as they say, “ Could not the one who opened the
eyes of the blind man have done something so that this
man would not have died?” At times when we read or
listen to this account, we might ask, why does Jesus
take so long to go to Lazarus? Why does he go to
Bethany even after He knows that Lazarus is already
dead? And if these are Jesus’ best friends, why does
He put them (and us) through this?
Well believe it or not, there are reasons why Jesus
does all of this and says what He says, and it is all for
the benefit of those who witness this series of events
and for us as well. We see this in Jesus’ prayer to the
Father when He says, “Father, I thank you for hearing
me, I know that you are always with me; but because of
the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe
that you sent me.” John has given us a beautiful
picture of Jesus’ friendship with Martha, Mary and
Lazarus we see this in the comfort and trust that the
two sisters have in speaking with Jesus. When Mary
comes out of the house, she like Martha points out that
Jesus is late, very late and if He had been there,
Lazarus would not have died! Notice Jesus does not
reprimand them for their lack of faith, no He simply
uses each occasion to reveal something more about
Himself, His love for them and Lazarus, and His true
sharing in every aspect of our human life even the pain
of losing a loved one- “And Jesus wept.”
Jesus uses this occasion to reveal His Divine
Mission and Power and how what He does for Lazarus
in a small way He will do for us all in a bigger way. A
small way, you ask, what’s so small about bringing a
dead man back to life? Well compared to what Jesus
will accomplish in Jerusalem Lazarus’ calling forth is
just a foreshadowing of the GREAT RESURRECTION
TO ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!
After all Lazarus’ earthly body will die again, and he
will be placed, right back into the tomb Jesus called
him from. But with Jesus, all death will be conquered
and now Lazarus, and all of us will now have eternal
life. Even if our body dies we will not, no, we will live
forever in God’s Kingdom that never ends. Now we
can see why Jesus delays in going to Lazarus, so that
He could awaken him and show Martha, Mary, the
crowd, and us that the Resurrection is not just
something that is far off in the future or reserved for
just the end of time. No, it is something that is in the
here and now, because Jesus is not the product of the
Resurrection He is the Resurrection and the Life. So,
through Jesus we live out the Resurrection every day.
As every day, we die to sin and rise to new life!
Please refer to the schedule of events for Holy Week
and Easter Sunday that can be found inside today’s
bulletin. Please note the times for the Sacrament of
Reconciliation (especially Monday of Holy Week) and
the overflow Masses for Easter Sunday at 11:00 AM
and at 12:30 PM-both of these Masses will be held in
Carew Hall.
Tonight at 7PM in the Church Creative Ministries
will present Journey, Cross & Crucifixion. Please
come out and enjoy this very faith filled and moving
presentation.
Next Saturday, March 19, 2005 is the FEAST OF
ST JOSEPH THE HUSBAND OF MARY, THE
PATRON SAINT OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH
AND OF OUR OWN BELOVED PARISH. To mark
this great day we will celebrate a special Mass at
10AM with a Festive Breakfast. While all are invited,
YOU DO HAVE TO TELL US IF YOU ARE
COMING TO THE BREAKFAST OR NOT SO, we
can have enough for everyone and so we won’t
violate the capacity laws for Carew Hall.
Don’t forget the Saint Joseph’s Home School
Association’s 11th Annual Fashion Show being held on
Wednesday April 20, 2005 at Villa Lombardi’s 7-11
PM. This year’s theme brings us to Hawaii. For only
$50 a person, you can enjoy a great dinner, a chance for
wonderful prizes and the ever-popular Chinese
Auction. Plus you will know that you will be helping
support our beautiful school. All of the proceeds go to
help the parish support the school, so come out have a
good time and do a good thing at the same time.
There is still time to make the
most of this Lenten Season. Ask the
Holy Spirit to fill your heart with the
fire of love, grace and mercy, so that
you and me, all of us can rise to new
life on Easter.
God bless you.
Fr. Mike

 

Stewardship
When Jesus heard about the illness of His friend, Lazarus,
He responded, “This illness is not to end in death; rather it is
for God’s glory, that through it the Son of God may be
glorified.” Every aspect of our lives - our gifts as well as our
sufferings - can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessings
for ourselves and others.
Weekly Offering
715 envelopes $15,305
Loose collection 2,802
Total Last Sunday $18,107
Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250
Same Collection Last Year 17,364
Poor Box last weekend 340
Bishops Overseas Appeal Collection $1,259
Same Collection Last Year 1,592

Parish Outreach
Free employment counseling is now being offered by a
retired business executive. Sessions will be held at the
Outreach office by appointment only. If you are
interested, please call Outreach between 10am and 3pm
Monday through Friday, at 981-6888. You will then be
contacted for an appointment date and time.
Fienstein Matching Grant - This foundation will match
all donations made to the Outreach Program during the
months of March and April. This is a great way to make
your contribution dollar go farther. The need is great but
the supply is low.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help
you. Please call 981-6888.

Banns of Marriage
(First Time)
Stacy A McAllister of OLPH, Lindenhurst and
Paul A Manfre Jr. of St Joseph’s
Amy Brown of St Anthony of Padua, East Northport and
Joseph Giommetti of St Joseph’s
D’Anna Eads and
Keith McNamara both of St Joseph’s
Jennifer Shockley and
Thomas Kehoe both of St Joseph’s
Jessica Rodriguez and
Carl J DiLallo both of St Joseph’s
Melissa Wade and
William Walker both of St Joseph’s

Religious Education
Office hours are Monday 9 to 4:00
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 to 3:30
Thursday from 9 to 3:30.
If you need to reach us after 3:30 pm on Tues, Wed or
Thurs please call the school number 588-4760.
The office is closed on Fridays.
Reminder for Level 7, Reconciliation on Monday, March
14th. All Tuesday students please arrive at 7:15,
Wednesday and Thursday students at 7:45
Reminder for Level 1 Activity on March 14th at 4 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m. in Auditorium. You may choose your time.
This is the last week of Religious Ed classes for this year.
Registration Forms for 2005/2006 were given out in
class last week. If you did not get your forms, you may
pick them up from your child’s teacher.
Sunday School Year End celebration on Palm Sunday at
10:00 in the Auditorium. Registration is now being
accepted for Sunday School for next year, please call the
Religious Ed office for forms. 981-1805
Entertainment Books are on sale in the Religious
Ed Office and the Rectory at a cost of only $20.

 

SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please continue to remember them in your prayers.
CPL Jason Bertran PFC Justin Browne
CPL Michael Bruno PC Michael Dean Cantley
CAPT Kevin Connolly SPC Thomas E. Corcoran
CAPT Edward Cuevas COL Stephen Czerwinski
SGT Ryan Delaney SGT Stephen DiGirolamo
Lt John Kenneth DiNero Lt Nancy DiNero
CPL Keith Flick SFC Raymond Fulton
RCT Michael Gabriellini SSG Jeremy Garcia
CAPT Jennifer Gotkin SPC Daniel Heuman
SGT Steven Knight 1SGT John Krumholz
SSG Stephen LeGrady GM2 Gerard McGarity
PFC Edward McGinn SGT Patrick McNally
PFC William Meyer Andy Mezador
SGT Daniel Montville SSGT Brian Moran
SGT James Munro SSG Joey Napolitano
LCPL Thomas Napolitano LCPL Michael Napolitano
LCPL James Neubauer COP Jonathan Norris
PFC Anthony Notaroberta N/Seal Paul Padro
Ens3 Lucy Padro PFC Christopher Reid
SGT Edwin Rivera, II SR/SA Jason Schiavo
RCT Brian Schildt SPC James Stanek
SSG Thomas J Valentino SSG Nick Vicale
SGT John Thomas Vogt 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)

 

Respect Life
“A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND” …according to the
New York Times. The NY Times paints selective abortion
as fashionable- it reported a story about a woman who lived
in Greenwich Village, whose name, Amy Richards, may or
may not be real. What is real is the fact that she is 34, and
has a boyfriend named Peter. She became pregnant and
when the doctor looked at t he sonogram he asked her if she
had taken fertility drugs because she was now carrying 3
babies – triplets. Her reaction was to say “I’d have to give
up my life. I’ll never leave my house because I’ll have to
care for these children.”
Her doctor said he could get a detailed sonogram to see if
there was a fetus that seemed less fit for this world. Then he
outlined the “reduction” process. He told Ms. Richards that
the procedure involves a shot of potassium chloride to the
heart of the fetus. He comforted her by explaining that
multiple births can be complicated and that by aborting a
fetus or two, the birth would be potentially less traumatic for
the woman. She needed to decide which child to let live and
which ones to abort. Her doctors found that she was
carrying twins and a stand alone baby. The twins, therefore,
were to be aborted.
This article in the NY Times Magazine, much to their
surprise, caused a public uproar. More facts began to
surface. Ten days later, the Times printed an Editor’s note
disclosing that Ms. Richards is an abortion rights advocate
who has worked for Planned Parenthood. She also was
found to be the co-founder of a feminist organization, the
Third Wave Foundation, which has financed abortions. The
Times acknowledged that they knew the facts from the start.
We, who are devoted to protecting innocent human life,
have every reason to be shocked and dismayed at the
callousness of such actions. In fact. when the babies’ father,
just prior to the procedure which would kill two of the
babies blurted out “I can’t believe we’re making two
disappear”, the doctor asked him to leave the room.
From the N.Y. Times Magazine, July 18, 2004
As reported by the NYS Right to Life Committee

 

Mark Your Calendars
Mar 18 Stations of the Cross 7:30 PM
Mar 19 Feast of St. Joseph
Mass 10 AM Brunch 11AM
Mar 24 Holy Thursday 7:30 PM Mass
Mar 25 Good Friday
12 noon Reflections on The Seven Last Words Of Christ
3PM Communion Service
April 3 Divine Mercy Sunday

 

School News
A wonderful time was had at the Father - Daughter Dance
that was held last week. The girls and their dads enjoyed
dinner and dancing in the school auditorium. It was an
exciting evening, one they’ll remember for years to come.
St Joseph’s School is accepting enrollment for the
2005-2006 school year. There are opening from Pre-K thru
8th grade. Please call the school at 588-4760 for more
information.

March 15th is McDonald’s Night! From 5 - 7 PM the school
will receive a percentage of all sales (including drive thru).
So come on down to McDonald’s on Portion Road and bring
your family to dinner.

 

BOY SCOUTS
The young men and women of Boy Scout
Venturing Crew 777 are hosting a spaghetti
dinner on April 9th at 6PM in Carew Hall.
Tickets are $6 per person and the proceeds
they earn will go toward a trip to Philmont
Scout Ranch, New Mexico for a High
Adventure Trek. Enjoy a “full-filling” dinner
for not so much money and help the scouts. There will
also be a Chinese Auction taking place during the dinner.
Please join us!

 

Feast of St Joseph Brunch
Saturday, March 19, 2005
11AM
Everyone is welcome to come and
celebrate our parish feast day. Please fill out
and return to rectory as soon as possible.
Name____________________
Number of People_________

Welcome to the Newest Members of Our Parish Family
Dylan Ronald Bohlen
Jacob Roman Bohlen
Christopher Carlos Escalante
Julie Eileen Ginsberg
Joseph Christopher Lecour Jr.
Julia June Lecour
Kathleen Theresa Nicol
Alexa Nikole Soares
Kate Lynn Vaughan

 

Penance/ Reconciliation/ Confessions:
After 7:00 & 9:00 Mass Monday, March 21 Diocesan Day of Reconciliation
4:00 to 5:00 PM
7:00 to 8:30 PM
After 7:00 & 9:00 Mass Wednesday, March 23
10:00 to 12 Noon Holy Saturday (for those unable to attend other services)
Holy Thursday
9:00AM Morning Prayer
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Solemn Procession
with the Blessed Sacrament to the Repository
11:00 PM Closing of Repository
Good Friday
9:00AM Morning Prayer
12:00 to 1:00 PM Reflections of the Seven Last Words
3:00 PM Commemoration of the Passion and Death Of the Lord Jesus
(Holy Communion distributed)
7:30 PM Stations of the Cross followed by Sermon & Veneration of the Cross
Holy Saturday
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
9:30 AM Blessing of Easter Food (in the Church)
7:30 PM Easter Vigil Liturgy (with Reception & Adult Baptism) 2 hrs.
Easter Sunday
Masses in the Church at 7:00, 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00 Noon
Masses in Carew Hall at 11:00 and 12:30
****There is no 5PM Mass on Easter Sunday****

 

 

Touching the lives of many
through diocesan and parish
ministries and services
In the remote southwestern
area of the Dominican
Republic, there are two
Catholic parishes staffed by
volunteers from the Diocese of
Rockville Centre. The first is
San Pedro Apostol in El
Cercado and the second is
Nuestra Senora De Fatima in
Hondo Valle.
In 1979, leaders from the
Diocese of Rockville Centre
traveled to the Dominican
Republic and witnessed firsthand
the horror of people
starving and totally without
hope for the future. Because
our leadership felt it was
important to share our
resources with the poorest of
the poor, volunteers from our
diocese began to help those
people in need.
Today, more than a quarter
century later, we remain firmly
committed to assisting the
people of this struggling area.
Currently, Monsignor John
Cervini and St. Joseph Sisters
Jane Reilly and Babs Barry of
our diocese are voluntarily
assisting at the two parishes.
Their service to these
impoverished people, for
which we are profoundly
grateful, is an example for all
of us to follow.
All of their energies are
focused on improving the
quality of life, both material
and spiritual, for people of this
area. Lay and ordained
volunteers deliver food,
medicine and necessary
supplies. They also visit the
sick, counsel those in despair
and bring the Eucharist to
those unable to attend Mass.
Our volunteers have also
become outspoken advocates
for those they serve,
encouraging others to travel to
the Dominican Republic to
share their resources.
Your gift to the Catholic
Ministries Appeal helps fund
this mission project of our
diocese and enables this most
important work to continue.
We help with such endeavors
because we, as Catholics, are
called upon to support the
universal Church, especially
those who are unable
© Copyright 2004 The Long
Island Catholic

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005
St Joseph R C Church, Ronkonkoma, NY
Diocese of Rockville Centre
PO Box 4000, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-4000
516 379-5210 ext 2 Fax 516 379-5043 email: catholicministries@drvc.org
Pledge: $ _________ Initial Payment: $ ________ Balance: $ _______
Thank you for your support. Please make checks payable to: Catholic Ministries Appeal
Name:______________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________
City_____________________________ State____ Zip __________
A Guide to Giving
Pledge 10 Payments
$ 300 $ 30
500 50
1,000 100
1,500 150
2,500 250
Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005

 

 

St. Joseph’s Home School Association
11th Annual Spring Fashion Show
Hawaiian Style
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
7PM - 11PM
At Villa Lombardi’s
877 Main Street
Holbrook, NY
$50. Per ticket - Includes salad, dinner, dessert, coffee/tea, beer/wine/soda
Chinese Auction Give-A-Ways 50/50 Cash Prize Raffles
Tickets can be ordered by filling out the form in the Church Lobby by April 13,2005

Catch the Wave
…..And a Chance to Win
Annual Fashion Show Raffle - April 20,2005
To Benefit St. Joseph’s School
1st Prize:
47” Panasonic TV or
$1500 Tuition Credit at St. Joseph’s School
2nd Prize:
A Night on the Town: Dinner for Two
Tickets to a Show at the Smithtown Arts Council
Overnight Stay at the Holiday Inn Express
3rd Prize:
Zenith Home Theater System
Donation: $25 Return this form with your payment to the Rectory by April 18, 2005 or
stop by our table after Sunday Mass. Tickets will also be available at the Fashion Show.
I want to catch the wave…
Name_________________________________________ Telephone________________
Home Address__________________________________
__________________________________ Number of Tickets___ X $25 = _______Enclosed

 

Papal Vocation Monstrance
On November 24, 2004 the Holy Father blessed six monstrances to be utilized
throughout the various continents of the world to pray during this Year of the
Eucharist for an increase of vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life. Our
diocese will be able to use one of these monstrances at various holy hours held
during the week of March 12th - March 19th. All are welcome to attend these
liturgies. For further information please call the Vocation Office at 631-424-9888.
Sunday, March 13th 7:00 PM Our Lady of Perpetual Help
South Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst
Monday, March 14th 3:00 PM Chaminade High School
Adoration continues thru 6:00 AM Jackson Ave, Mineola
Tuesday, March 15th 7:00 PM Church of Our Lady of Loretto
Greenwich St, Hempstead
Wednesday, March 16th 8 AM - 3 PM Kellenberg Memorial High School
Glen Curtiss Blvd, Uniondale
6PM - 12AM St Anthony High School
Wolf Hill Rd, So. Huntington
Thursday, March 17th 12AM - 2:30 PM St Anthony High School
Wolf Hill Rd, So. Huntington
Friday, March 18th 8 PM Seminary the Immaculate Conception
West Neck Rd, Huntington

 

Courtesy Announcements
Estate Planning and Elder Law Seminar - Wednesday, April 6 from 4-5 pm at Ronkonkoma
Cenacle. Overview if various issues will be discussed. Seminar is free, but you must call by
April 1 to reserve space - (631) 471-0024.
International Luncheon will take place on April 17th from 1 - 5 PM at the Knights of
Columbus Hall on Pond Rd in Ronkonkoma. The cost of $12.50 pp includes prizes and
entertainment. For tickets call Karen at 585-0828.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Annulments information meeting will be held at
St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip on Wednesday, April 13th from 8-10 PM. For
registration call 516-678-5800 ext 508 or email clok@drvc.org.
Learn the ancient art of iconography at St. Luke’s Church in Brentwood. Students will create
icons in egg tempera and gold leaf using only traditional methods. The classes, lead by Janine
Manheim, will be held on six Fridays, 1-7 PM starting April 1 and ending May 6. Tuition is
$400 and includes all supplies. No experience necessary. Call 651-9121 for further details.

 

PARISHIONER REQUEST FORM
I/we would like to register as members of St. Joseph Parish.
NAME (s): ____________________________________________
ADDRESS:__________________________________ _________
PHONE: _______ - _____________ unlisted? (Yes) (No)
I/we would like become members of the parish. ( ) Yes
I/we would like to receive contribution envelopes. ( ) Yes ( )No
We make our donations each Sunday ( ) Weekly
We make our donations once a Month ( ) Monthly
( ) I would like to become an usher
( ) I would like to become a lector.
( ) I would like to become an altar server.
( ) I would like to become a Eucharistic Minister.
( ) I would like to become a choir member
( ) I would like to become a Catechist
( ) I would like to help maintain the parish plantings
( ) I would like to offer my following talents to the parish
(Please return to the Church Office or place in Collection Basket)

PARISH RESTORATION FUND
I/we wish to pledge (or increase our pledge to)
___ $5,000 ___ $4,000 ___ $3,000 ___ $2,000 ___ $1,000
to St. Joseph’s Parish Restoration Campaign.
I/we would like to make payments
___Annually ___Semi-Annually ___Quarterly ___ Monthly
spreading the payments over
___One year ___ Two years ___ Three years ___ Four years
NAME (s): ________________________________________
ADDRESS:_______________________________________
_______________________________________
PHONE: ______ - _________
AMOUNT ENCLOSED NOW: $ ________
(Please return this form in the collection basket or
to the Church Office)

REMEMBERING THE SICK
Please include the following in the bulletin sick list:
______________________________
Name of person who is ill:
_____________________________ ____________________
Person making this request: Relationship to ill person
Your Phone #: _____________________
(Please place in collection basket or return to Church Office)
One Person’s Trash, Another’s ...

BOX TOPS from cereals for Educational purposes are always
welcomed. Please drop them in the collection.

DEPOSIT BOTTLES AND CANS—Please place them in the
white trailer that is located on the school side of the Church on
weekends or behind the rectory during the week.

CELL PHONES—Please bring your no longer used or needed
cell phones and deposit them at the Scrip table in the Church
lobby.

Travel Soccer:
Gene !467-0541
Intramural Soccer:
Beth !737-6299
Track
Karen !588-8636
Chairman: Henry
Baseball:
Gene !588-1879
Girls Basketball:
Christine !737-3142
Boys Basketball:
Frank !585-6921
Melchiona !676-6347
Sport for all Seasons
ST JOSEPH
CYO

Cub Scout Pack 272
Boy Scout Troop 272
St. Joseph’s Cub Scout Pack 272 and Boy Scout Troop 272
have fun, exciting, educational, character building programs
for boys, age 7 through 17 (first grade and up).
For more information or to enroll your child,
contact Dr. Louis Scotti at 656-8428
or e-mail JoinScouting@StJoRonk.org.

Even Used Inkjet Cartridges,
Have Their Uses
We have found a way to help St Joseph and keep those
complicated pieces of plastic, metal and printed circuit
boards out of the land fill. Drop them off (in a plastic
baggie) when you come to mass. We will send them to a
company who reuses them and gives the parish a bounty for
each. One note, to clear confusion, if it is larger than a fist,
it is not an inkjet cartridge!!!