Sunday, April 3, Divine Mercy Sunday
7:00 Cornelius J Dunleavy requested by Loving Wife Anne
7:00 Joseph Louis Ferrara requested by Loving Family
9:00 For the People of the Parish
9:00 Marie Antonucci requested by Geri & Mike Devenney
9:00 Carol Lubrano requested by George Abatemarco
10:30 Lawrence Chambers requested by The Wimpelberg Family
10:30 Theresa Schiano requested by The Mawn Family
10:30 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
12:00 Thomas W Dlubac requested by Primo Zanoni
12:00 Frank Priore requested by Robert & Gabriella Smith
12:00 For Fr. Dineros 50th Anniversary
5:00 Yumiko Gruja requested by Loving Husband
5:00 Howard Patterson requested by Judith Romano
5:00 For Our Beloved Dead
Monday, April 4, Annunciation of the Lord
7:00 Michael Wareham requested by Ann & John Farkas
7:00 Ben Stravalle requested by Anthony Antonucci
9:00 Mary Veronica Salata requested by Loving Children
9:00 Augusto Lucas requested by Loving Family
Tuesday, April 5, St Vincent Ferrer
7:00 Mary Esposito requested by Brenda Servedio
7:00 Catherine Dunn (living) requested by Louise & Bill Schaaf
8:45 John Buckley Jr requested by The Powell Family
8:45 Doris Cuccaro requested by The Grieb Family
Wednesday, April 6
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Beatrice Kennedy requested by Judith Romano
9:00 Thomas Meehan requested by Terrence & Linda O’Donnell
Thursday, April 7, St John Baptist de la Salle
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Peter McKenna requested by Jean Zegarek
9:00 Alice Mogilski requested by Joan Marino
Friday, April 8
7:00 Ana Teresa Belisario requested by Maria Bello
9:00 Theresa Viteritti requested by
Bianca Volpe & Maria & Muzo Dereli
9:00 Chui-Kay Mark requested by Margaret Viggiano
Saturday, April 9
8:00 Bernice Turner requested by Connetquot Security
8:00 Filomena Pace requested by Bob Greenberg
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Catherine Malazzo requested by JoAnn Bongiorno
5:00 Pamela Gonzalez requested by Diana Kapovic
Sunday, April 10, Third Sunday of Easter
7:00 Ann Bendevegnia requested by Mr & Mrs Miranda
9:00 Margaret Pannulla requested by Eiermann Family
9:00 Anthony Saccollo requested by Elizabeth Saccollo
9:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
10:30 For the People of the Parish
10:30 Evelyn Gregg requested by the Huber Family
10:30 Magdalena Ramos requested by Virgilio Rimando
12:00 Michael Laino requested by Fr Mike
12:00 Julia Patanella requested by Her Loving Friends
12:00 Pauline Leone requested by Loving Family
5:00 Berta Morales requested by The Jimenez Family
5:00 Deacon Dan Macellaro requested by Jen Aragones
5:00 For Our Beloved Dead
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
Robert Cipriani, William Pirro, Rose Russo our deceased soldiers
and all of our deceased relatives and friends.
REMEMBER OUR SICK
For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:
Maureen Barden Robert Barello Anthony Bock
Oliver Bouchard Mary Ellen Bowers Caroline Burke
Robert Cipriani Emmanuel Coby Regina T Cohen
Josephine D''Agostino Allan Delgardo Anna Dorney
Kristine Duschenchuk Julie Ann Farkas Catherine Gracey
Andrea Griffin William J Guthrie III Raymond Harold
Mary Hayes Jack Kelleher Georgiana Lopez
John McGarry Juliana McLarney Rita Meehan
Maureen Melchiona Betty Mulligan Timothy M Nigro
Edward Percesepe Grace C Peshkur Nicole Ramaglia
Marco Recine Joan Reilly Frances Romagnuolo
Salvatore Romagnuolo Barbara Rooney Rose Russo
Joyce Ryan Leticia Schilt Marie Schwind
Lori Slack Antonina Sturiano Joan Teaney
Edward Tedla Henrietta Varon Stephen Walsh
Patrick Woods Danny Yezzo
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.
Saturday Divine Mercy Next Sunday
5:00 pm TBA 5:00 pm To Be Announced
7:00 am Fr Thomas 7:00 am “ “ “
9:00 am Fr Butler 9:00 am “ “ “
10:30 am Fr Boyle 10:30 am “ “ “
12:00 pm Fr Maffeo 12:00 pm “ “ “
5:00 pm Fr Boyle 5:00 pm “ “ “
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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The gifts offered at our Masses this
Are Donated in the Memory of
The Harkins & Kennedy Families
The Harkins Family
Acts describes the vigorous spirit of the early Church: faithfulness
to the teaching of the Apostles, to the Eucharist, and
to works of generosity. Peter’s letter proclaims that even
though our faith is tested by many trails, we possess a joy
which no one can take away. In the Gospel, the Risen Lord
appears and helps Thomas to doubt no longer, but to believe.
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in His great mercy gives us
a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
In his first letter, Peter tells us once again what it is we are rejoicing about during this whole Easter
Season-new life through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the great time of
celebration for us, a time that does not end till Pentecost Sunday. Yet, we know that it really doesn’t end
at Pentecost no, the celebration continues every time we gather around the table of the Lord every Sunday.
Today this Second Sunday of Easter is also Divine Mercy Sunday. This special
designation for this day comes from the Apparitions of Jesus to Saint Faustina, when our
Lord asked that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy. This day was granted to
the Universal Church by His Holiness Pope John Paul II at the canonization of
St. Faustina in a decree dated May 23,2000. In honor of our dear Lord’s request, we will
hold a Holy Hour starting at 3PM before Jesus in the Exposed Blessed Sacrament.
During this hour we will have, readings and a recitation of the Chaplet of the Divine
Mercy-all are invited to attend.
Also, at the 12 Noon Mass Fr. Dineros, who was stationed here just before Fr. Liu arrived, will
celebrate his 50th Anniversary as a priest. Congratulations to Fr. Dineros for his many years of priestly
service to the Church, the Diocese, and to our beloved St. Joseph’s. A reception will follow the Mass in
Carew Hall-all are invited.
On behalf of the whole parish I would like to thank: Chrissy McHale, Frank Dell’Aglio, Brendan Kolarik,
Mark Buttonow, Mathew Wimpelberg, Gloria Napolitano, and Lee Descoteaux for sharing with us their
thoughts and experiences as they meditated on the Seven Last Words of Christ on Good Friday.
As we announced last weekend we are happy to welcome Mrs. Leona Arpino to our parish staff as the
next Principal of Saint Joseph’s School. We thank our dear Mrs. Salvietti for her many years of dedicated
service to our school and wish her well in her retirement. The members of the Principal Search Committee
are more than confident that Mrs. Arpino will do an excellent job in carrying on the fine traditions of our
school and building upon the work of Mrs. Salvietti and her predecessors.
Next weekend we will have available in the Church Postcards to send to U.S. Senators Charles
Schumer and Hillary Clinton. We are petitioning them to not require support for Roe v. Wade (the Supreme
Court ruling which made Abortion legal in this country) as a condition, Litmus Test, for determining a
nominee’s fitness to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States or any other Federal Court. The
postcard signing gives parishioners, as individuals and as a body, an opportunity to give public witness to
their belief in the sanctity of human life. People remember signing the cards, and public officials
understand that the postcards represent concerned constituents. An educational flyer will also be
We close with the prayers said during the Divine Mercy Chaplet: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and
Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and
those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy in us and on the whole world.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen!
Sunday, April 3, 2005 Page 3
Ed Office and the Rectory at a cost of only $18. WOW!
Jesus meets the need of each disciple. To
the fearful in the upper room, He speaks
words of peace. To doubting Thomas,
He provides the tangible proof of His
Resurrection. What do I need to become
His disciple? What do I have to share that
might meet someone else’s need?
Weekly Operating Expenses $ 21,250
823 envelopes 38,811
Loose collection 6,002
Total Easter Sunday to date $44,813
Same Collection Last Year 44,606
Poor Box last weekend $482
Good Friday Holy Land Collection $1,601
Same Collection Last Year 1,545
Fuel collection $1,851
Fuel collection to date 11,172
Fuel expenses 9/1/04 - 3/7/05 $19,738
The Outreach cliental are in desperate need of
toiletries - toothpaste, soap, deodorant, toilet paper,
shampoo, etc. - please help them if you can. All
donations can be left by the Blessed Mother statue in
the front of the Church. Thank you.
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.
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
Office hours are Monday 9 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 to 4:00
Thursday from 9 to 4:00
Office is closed on Friday
Level 1- Parents should call the Rectory to make arrangements
to have your child’s prayers heard with one of our
priests, this needs to be done by May 31st.
Level 1 year end celebration on April 8th at 6:45 p.m. in the
Church. Books should be turned in at that time.
Thank you to all our Catechists who came to help out at the
Level 2 Craft day. We hope all our parents and students
enjoyed this special event. See you at your Communion
Level 8 Tuesday, April 5th the parents of students entering
the Parish’s Confirmation Program must attend an information
meeting. This meeting will be held in the Church at 7:30
p.m. Deacon Jim Altonji, the parishes’ Confirmation Coordinator,
will be discussing the upcoming Confirmation Prep
program. It is important that you attend this meeting. Students
need not be present but are welcome to attend.
Registration for the 2005/06 year is now going on. If you
have a child entering grade 1 in September he or she should
be registered for level 1 in September. This is the first year
of our two year program for Communion prep.
Entertainment Books are on sale in the Religious
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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 G 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 Maj Kevin McCue
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
SSGT 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)
It’s well known that many people coming
together for the same purpose are much
more likely to be noticed. Also true, doing
things with others of like mind to your own
is mutually encouraging.
LOBBY for LIFE DAY enables you to be
seen and heard by legislators, particularly
your own, and by other pro-life people.
Also important are the pro-life images and information
given to those who are not pro-life.
LOBBY for LIFE DAY 2005, presented by the NYS Right
to Life Committee, Inc., will take place in Albany on
Tuesday, April 5th (Call 588-0168 regarding bus
transportation.) The featured speaker will be Amy
Campbell, JD, a University of Rochester School of
Medicine and Dentistry faculty member specializing in
Ethics. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Campbell teaches
law and medical students on ethics and policy-related
issues at the intersection of law and health care. (Very
timely topic, considering the Schiavo case).
There will also be appearances by NY State
Legislature pro-life leaders, and following the speakers
there will be a special program for teenagers.
Hearing Room “A” of the NYS Legislative Office
Bldg. in Albany is the place; the date is Tuesday, April
5th, from 10:00 am until 2 pm. All are welcome.
Call 588-0168 for more information.
LifeWORKS, February 2005
Here’s another instance of like-minded people
gathering – the Knights of Columbus Prayer Rally 2005,
at the State Capitol, Albany on Tuesday, April 12th, 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Prayer, Petition & Presence needed to address Life
Issues, Catholic Health Care, etc. All are welcome. Buses
leaving from many points; call Ed McKee at 516-454-
0993, or Keith Wilson, at 516-663-1435 for more
Please plan now to attend one or both of the above. Do
your part to make Pro-Life visible in Albany. Ask a
friend or teen to join you for an eye-opening day. You
will enjoy meeting your representatives and other pro-life
people from across New York State.
LIFE NEWS April 2005
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Mark Your Calendars
April 3 Divine Mercy Sunday
3PM Holy Hour
April 3 Fr. Dineros
50th Anniversary Mass 12 Noon
Reception to Follow
April 10 Unity Sunday
April 20 School Fashion Show
April 26 Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Evening of Prayer & Workshop 8PM
April 30 Healing Retreat 12:45-8:30PM
May 3 Ushers & Lectors Evening of
Prayer & Workshop 8PM
May 8 Crowning of Mary before 12:00 Mass
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS NEWS
Court #975, Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold
their regular monthly meeting on April 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in
Father Carew hall. All members please plan to attend. C.
West, Regent, 585-1719
Apostolate for Family Consecration
Invites you to bring your family and
friends for an opportunity to pray
with your parish family. We meet on
Mondays at 7:30 PM in the church
for a holy hour which includes:
Listening to some of our leading
theologians, Praying the Rosary
using meditative music video images
of the life of Christ and Fellowship
(coffee & cake). All are welcome.
Don’t forget to move your
clocks ahead 1 hour and
change the batteries in your
smoke detector !!
The 2006 Mass Intention
book is now open. Many of
you have been patiently
waiting to request masses for
your loved ones. Please stop
at the rectory and the staff will assist you.
Mass offerings are $15 each and will be
announced in the bulletin.
Welcome to the Newest Member of Our Parish Family
Alison Ausset Ron Dabach
The Image of the Divine Mercy
The Hour of Great Mercy
Our Lord asked for a special prayer at the hour that recalls His death:
“At Three o’clock implore My mercy, specially for sinners; and, if only for
a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion…. This is the hour of
great mercy…. In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that make a
request of Me in virtue of My Passion (Diary, 1320)
His Promise for the Feast of Divine Mercy…
“The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall
obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (Diary, 699)
He also made clear to St. Faustina that, “I demand from your deeds of
Mercy , which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to
your neighbors always and everywhere” (Diary, 742)
Copyright Acknowledgment : Images and extracts from puplications including Diary,Saint Maria Faustina Kowalaska,
Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All rights reserved
used with permission.
Divine Mercy Sunday
During the course of Jesus’ revelations to Saint Faustina, He asked that a feast day be dedicated to
the Divine Mercy on the Sunday after Easter Sunday. The liturgical texts of that day center around
the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of Divine Mercy, were well suited to the request of Our Lord.
This feast was granted to the universal Church by Pope John Paul II at the canonization of Saint
In a decree dated 23 May 2000, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the
Sacraments stated, “throughout the world the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine
Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine
benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind will experience in the years to come.”
How to say the Chaplet:
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail
Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and
Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus
Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us
and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have
mercy on us and on the whole world.
St. Joseph’s Home School Association
11th Annual Spring Fashion Show
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
7PM - 11PM
At Villa Lombardi’s
877 Main Street
$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
47” Panasonic TV or
$1500 Tuition Credit at St. Joseph’s School
A Night on the Town: Dinner for Two
Tickets to a Show at the Smithtown Arts Council
Overnight Stay at the Holiday Inn Express
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…
__________________________________ Number of Tickets___ X $25 = _______Enclosed
The Catholic Ministries Appeal is the
annual appeal of the Diocese of
Rockville Centre and it benefits four
main areas: Catholic Charities,
Education and Formation, Pastoral
Ministries, and all of the 133 Parishes.
The following is a story of someone
who was helped recently through
Catholic Charities which the Catholic
Ministries Appeal funds…
Catherine came to America from Italy
with her parents when she was only 10
years old. After WWII, she married
and set up home on Long Island.
Unfortunately, her life changed
dramatically when her husband
abandoned her after 40 years of
marriage. Her difficulties were
compounded when the government
denied her benefits because of
confusion surrounding her citizenship
and missing documentation. Catherine
lost food stamps, Medicaid, and Social
Security benefits. She had no family or
friends whom she could turn to for
support during her time of great
Fortunately, a Catholic Charities case
manager assisted Catherine. Catherine
is now able to attend the Catholic
Charities Seaford Senior Center where
she enjoys a nutritious daily meal,
companionship, and the assurance that
she is being helped during her life’s
most challenging moment.
Please consider supporting the
Catholic Ministries Appeal so that
more people like Catherine can receive
the help they so desperately require.
How are the funds from the Catholic
Ministries Appeal distributed?
20.3% of the funds are dedicated to
Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities
provides services to Long Islanders in
the areas of Senior Services; Food and
Nutrition Programs; Maternity
Services; Housing Services; Child and
Family Health Care; Mental Health;
Chemical Dependency; and AIDS/
20% of the Catholic Ministries funds
are shared with the Parishes. Parishes
dedicate their portion of the funds
raised to support their own local needs.
25.4% is used for Education and
Formation. Through our Catholic
elementary and high schools and
Religious Education programs we pass
our faith along to our children.
Additionally, at the Immaculate
Conception Seminary there are 22
young men preparing for their priestly
lives. The Seminary also educates
laymen and women preparing to
assume ministerial roles within our
Church. It also offers an accredited
Master's Degree program in Theology.
34.3% is used for the Pastoral
Ministries of the Diocese for such
programs as guarding the lives of the
unborn through Respect Life
initiatives; reaching out to immigrant
Catholics who are marginalized and
need our assistance; providing
healthcare chaplains; and campus
ministers at our local colleges.
Your gift to the Catholic
Ministries Appeal is used for so
many worthwhile causes. Please
help us to continue these programs
of our Church.
© Copyright 2003 The Long Island Catholic
Thus far we have reached
45.3% of our goal by pledging
$33,855. To date 27 parishes
have passed their goal - among
them the Brentwood &
Roosevelt parishes - and are
receiving refund checks! Please
consider donating to this very
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pledge: $ _________ Initial Payment: $ ________ Balance: $ _______
Thank you for your support. Please make checks payable to: Catholic Ministries Appeal
City_____________________________ State____ Zip __________
A Guide to Giving
Pledge 10 Payments
$ 300 $ 30
Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005
Around the Parish
Healing Retreat A Healing Retreat with Rev Bill Halbing will be held here on Saturday, April 30
from 12:45 to 8:30 PM. This power packed retreat consists of liturgy, confession, praise and worship,
witnessing, workshops, teachings and a healing service! Registration is only $10 and includes
refreshments and dinner. Seating is limited, so register early. The retreat is sponsored by Servants of the
Lord Prayer Community. For more information please contact Max & Fler at 585-4828 or Benny & Thelma at 754-7660
Scout Troop 439 will be hosting a Spaghetti Feast on Sunday, April 10 from 11:30 to 2:30 at the
American Legion Post 155 located at 115 Church Street. Join them for food, fun and raffles!
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!
Retreat at The Montfort Spiritual Center in Bay Shore designed for persons who live with a serious illness is
planned for April 29,30 and May 1, 2005. This retreat offers respite, a quiet time, an oasis to enable one to continue
their journey. To register or receive more information about this weekend, please call 516-678-5800 ext 540 or
Worlwide Marriage Encounter take the leap from just “good” to GREAT on a Marriage Encounter weekend!
The next weekend is planned for April 22-24. Reserve your spot now, call 1-800-499-6354.
Ecumenical Prayer & Witness For Life on Saturday April 30th at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Church in Centereach. Mass will be at 8:30 am followed by a procession ending with a closing prayer service at
Grace Baptist Church on Hallock Rd in Lake Grove. All are invited. For more information call 585-8760.
Adult Education program at the Joseph M Barton District Building in Smithtown is providing English as a Second
Language classes, High School Equivalency Preparation and a Senior Citizen class for adults during the day and
evening. The courses are federally funded and free to all Suffolk residents. For more information please call
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 email@example.com.
Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies events:
Monday April 18, 7:30-10PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of the College Center - a panel discussion-
“Catholic K-12 Education on Long Island: Problems and Prospects”.
Friday April 22, 12:30 to 2 PM - 11th Floor of the Tower Bldg.-lecture by Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox- “The Facts of
Life and Marriage: Social Science and the Vindication of Christian Moral Teaching”.
All are welcome. No fee or reservation required. For information call the Center’s Director, Joseph Varacalli, PhD
at 516-572-7454. For directions call 516-572-7100.
St Anthony’s Single Social meets every 1st Sunday in the Church Hall at 4PM. All Widow(ers) and singles 50
plus are welcome. Food & Refreshments are served. There is a $5.00 admission. For information call 744-4795.
South Shore Singles 35-55 will be hosting Jazz Night at Milk and Sugar on April 9. For more information
Suffolk Catholic Singles Dance Saturday, April 23 from 9 to 12:30 at the holiday Inn at MacArthur Airport.
Admission is $20 at the door and includes a DJ, Deli Buffet, free snacks and raffle tickets. Neat casual attire.
For ages 30’s through 60’s. For more information call Jerry at 516-520-9385.
PARISHIONER REQUEST FORM
I/we would like to register as members of St. Joseph Parish.
NAME (s): ____________________________________________
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): ________________________________________
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
Sport for all Seasons
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!!!