MASS INTENTIONS

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.

OUR PRIEST-CELEBRANTS

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

weekend

Are Donated in the Memory of

The Harkins & Kennedy Families

Requested by

The Harkins Family

OUR LITURGY

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

available.

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!

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 3, 2005 Page 3

Ed Office and the Rectory at a cost of only $18. WOW!

Stewardship

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 Offering

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

Parish Outreach

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.

School News

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.

Respect Life

Religious Education

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

rehearsal.

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

information.

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

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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

Faustina.

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

world.

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.

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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

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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

struggle.

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/

HIV.

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

Parish Update

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

worthy cause.

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

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!

Courtesy Announcements

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

631-665-7052.

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

631-382-2181.

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.

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

call 750-3780.

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.

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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!!!

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