MASS INTENTIONS

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

Monday, April 11, St Stanislaus

7:00 Terri Schiavo requested by Greg & Carol Walsh

7:00 Frank Ragusa requested by John & Anne Farkas

9:00 Ella & Henry Binger requested by Loving Son

9:00 Dorothy & Nicholas Stiefel requested by Loving Family

Tuesday, April 12

7:00 Pasquino Pagliuca requested by Loving Family

8:45 Dolores Turner requested by Loving Family

8:45 Frank Rupolo requested by Loving Family

Wednesday, April 13, St Martin I

7:00 Philip Puthumana requested by Loving Son

9:00 Angelo Feliciano requested by Loving Daughter & Family

9:00 Rocco Gersosimo requested by Louise & Bill Schaaf

Thursday, April 14

7:00 James, Joseph, & George Devlin & Family requested by

Timothy Cleere & Family

7:00 Justino Bello requested by Zulay Bello

9:00 Patsy DeRosa requested by Loving Family

9:00 Michael Brotschul requested by The LoGiudice Family

Friday, April 15

7:00 Gladys Alloco requested by Lisa Quaranta

9:00 Salvatore Mauro requested by Peggy McGrann

9:00 Salvatore Cusimano requested by

Diandra & Munoz Family

Saturday, April 16

8:00 Leigh A Lane requested by Mary Ann Schaudel & Family

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 An End to Abortion requested by Respect Life Committee

5:00 Marion Baragiola requested by Jane Favale

Sunday, April 17, Fourth Sunday of Easter

7:00 Josephine Valente requested by Mr & Mrs R DeSane

7:00 Theresa Braczwk requested by

Mr & Mrs Victor San Filippo

9:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les

9:00 Kenny & McQuillan Families requested by Claire & Jim

10:30 Joseph Papa requested by Corinne Barde

10:30 Mary Tempesta & Ann Dennis requested by Claire & Jim

12:00 For the People of the Parish

12:00 Carmen Ortiz requested by Gaspare & Lee Saracino

5:00 Andrew Lawrence requested by Carolyn Grupe

5:00 Margaret McHale (living) requested by Katie Spelman

I F 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

Pope John Paul II, Rosemarie Vitelli, John C Scevola, 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 Maggie Errico Julie Ann Farkas

Catherine Gracey Andrea Griffin William J Guthrie III

Raymond Harold Mary Hayes Gail Karcher

Jack Kelleher Georgiana Lopez John McGarry

Juliana McLarney Rita Meehan Maureen Melchiona

Betty Mulligan Timothy M Nigro Edward Percesepe

Grace C Peshkur Joseph C. Poirot Nicole Ramaglia

Marco Recine Joan Reilly Frances Romagnuolo

Salvatore Romagnuolo Barbara Rooney Joyce Ryan

Leticia Schilt Marie Schwind Lori Slack

Antonina Sturiano Joan Teaney Edward Tedla

Stacie Tizzard 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 This Sunday Next Sunday

5:00 pm Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Butler

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

9:00 am Fr Maffeo 9:00 am Fr Boyle

10:30 am Fr Butler 10:30 am Fr Maffeo

12:00 pm Fr Boyle 12:00 pm Fr Thomas

5:00 pm Fr Butler 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo

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ALTAR BREAD & WINE

No Arrangements were

made for this week. If you would

like to have your loved one

remembered in this way

please contact the rectory.

OUR LITURGY

Having received the Holy Spirit, Peter stands before the

people of Jerusalem and boldly proclaims that Jesus is the

Messiah. In the Gospel, two disciples on the way to Emmaus

encounter the Risen Lord, but are unable to recognize Him.

Jesus explains the Scriptures to them, and while at table, they

recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread.

Lord where are you? I cannot seem to make any sense of what’s going on in my life or in the world! Are you really

there? Can you hear me; can you help me to make sense out of this whole mess? Where are you? How many times

have you asked God one of these questions, if not all of them? How many times have you gotten an answer or maybe

felt that God wasn’t going to answer? Think about it, especially now as some ask these questions in light of the fact

that Pope John Paul II has gone home to the Lord and wonder as to what is going to happen next!

Well in a way, these questions are on the minds of the two disciples who are making their way to Emmaus on that

first Easter Sunday. Notice how upset they are and how they are so caught up in their own thoughts, hopes, and desires

(or better to say hopelessness and despair) that they fail to realize who is walking with them on their journey. For them

Jesus’ death on the Cross was the end, and with His death, everything they hope for through Him also died. “They

stopped, looking downcast! One of them Cleopas, said: ‘The things that happened to Jesus the Nazorean, who

was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, how our chief priests and rulers both

handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him. But we were hoping that he would be the one to

redeem Israel.” Yes, they were upset, and they could not make any sense out of what happened. But our Risen Lord

does not allow them to stay in that sorry state. He begins to explain everything from A-Z (Moses to the Prophets). He

tells them how the death of the Messiah was not the end, but just the beginning of God’s great plan for our salvation.

And when they realize whom it was who was walking with them –at the breaking of the bread-they said: “Were not

our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” So, they began

to understand that Jesus/God did not abandon them, and that God did indeed fulfilled all of His promises to them and

the Risen Lord does the same for us even now and until the end of time.

The Lord’s Resurrection is the answer to all of the above questions and any other fears or doubts that we may have.

Jesus is God’s yes to humanity; yes, I will be here for you throughout all of your hardships and trials. Yes, I am here

for you just turn around and you will find me! And when we realize this, then we can make a difference in the world as

we share our faith and help others in their faith. We can make a better world if we try to help those who are wronged

and those in need, yes Through Jesus, With Jesus, and In Jesus we can make a difference.

One of the ways we can help make a difference in the world-or at least for our little part of it is the Catholic

Ministries Appeal. Many families and members of our parish have responded to this very worthwhile appeal, and we

thank you very much. As of now, we have pledged to the Appeal $35,680 (with $21,132.50 paid) leaving us

$53,667.50 away from our $74,900 goal for this year. We can take great encouragement from the fact that our

neighboring parishes of Central Islip and Brentwood have already reached their goal. If they can do it, with some of

the same problems that we have, most assuredly we can too. But, we cannot do it without the help of the entire parish

family, if you have not yet made your pledge for this year please re-consider. Remember, not only are you helping the

various caring ministries throughout the Diocese you are also helping St. Joseph’s. The closer we get to our goal and

surpass it, the more we receive back as a rebate. In a way, it becomes a most important fund-raiser for the parish, so

please help and thank you.

The Saint Joseph’s Home School Association presents its Annual Fashion Show for the benefit of our beautiful

school. It will be held on Wednesday April 20th from 7-11 PM at Villa Lombardi’s. The cost is only $50 a person

which gives us a fabulous dinner, entertainment, Chinese Auction, Give-A-Ways, 50/50 Cash prize and a Wonderful

Raffle. Parents and School Children will be at the front of the Church selling tickets and raffles after the morning

Masses, and you can purchase them at the Rectory. So, get out and support the school and have a great time at the same

time.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (formally known as Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers) are asked

to mark their calendars for an evening of prayer and work-shopping on Tuesday April 26th at 8 PM in the Church.

Lectors and Ushers are also asked to mark their calendars for a similar evening on May 3rd also at 8 PM in the

Church. These are important nights and we ask all of those in these ministries to make every effort to attend them-as

we gather to pray and go over new developments in the parish and the Universal Church.

The Parish Ministry of Consolation is in need of more volunteers to help minister to our families at

the time of the loss of a loved one. This is indeed a very fulfilling ministry, and not as scary as most people

think. If you have time available during the week or weekends please consider joining this vital ministry. To

volunteer please call the rectory.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Pope John Paul II and pray for the College of Cardinals who will choose the

next Pope. May they be open to the power of the Holy Spirit.

God bless you always.

Fr. Mike

Sunday, April 10, 2005 Page 3

FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE

Entertainment Books are on sale in the Religious

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

Stewardship

The disciples on the road to Emmaus

walked and talked with Jesus all day

long, but it was not until they offered

Him hospitality and He blessed and

broke the bread that they recognized

Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still

reveal the presence of God in our midst.

Weekly Offering

Weekly Operating Expenses $ 21,250

685 envelopes 15,199

Loose collection 3,125

Total Last Sunday $18,324

Sunday After Easter 2004 15,457

Total Easter Sunday to date $47,651

Same Collection Last Year 46,450

Poor Box last weekend $376

Good Friday Holy Land Collection $1,648

Same Collection Last Year 1,635

Fuel collection to date $11,586

Fuel expenses 9/1/04 - 4/1/05 26,033

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.

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

On Friday, March 18th, the fifth and sixth grades were

visited by the Long Island Children’s Museum, right in

their own classrooms. The students participated in a

program called “Freedom Quilts”. They discovered the

stories that quilts told in the days of the Underground

Railroad. Patterns and symbols communicated messages to

help the slaves on their journey north. Each student learned

to read the quilts and then designed their own to tell their

own personal story.

Break a Leg !! Good Luck to all the students participating

in the talent show this week. We look forward to hearing all

Religious Education

Office hours are Monday 9 am to 4 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm

Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm

Office is closed on Friday

Registration If you have not received your forms, please

stop in to the office and pick them up. Any child entering

first grade in September should be registered for level 1

which is the first year of the two year communion prep.

Level 1 Parents please make arrangements to go to the

Rectory to have your child’s prayers heard with one of our

priests, this needs to be done by May 31st.

First Communion Rehearsal April 12 at 6:45 p.m. in

Church for the April 17th 10:30 a.m. Communion.

Do you know St Joseph has a Sunday School program. It

takes place at 9:00 am on Sunday morning. Registration is

now being accepted for the program. Please call for forms at

981-1805.

Mark your calendar St Joseph’s will once again be having a

Summer Vacation Bible school from July 25 –29 for ages 4

through 9. More information to come.

Thank you to all who came to Level 1’s year end

celebration. If you did not attend and turn in your book,

please call the Religious Ed Office.

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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 Glenn Miller

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 MAJ Paul E Pinaud

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)

about it next week.

TRUE CLONING BAN INTRODUCED IN

BOTH HOUSES OF LEGISLATURE

Senator Raymond Meier (R-Utica) and

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick

(R-Smithtown) have jointly introduced a comprehensive

human cloning ban in the state legislature. Unlike other

so-called “cloning bans” that would allow the cloning of

new embryos as long as they would not be brought to

birth, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act forbids the

process known as somatic cell nuclear transfer to be used

to create human life for any purpose.

The bill is numbered S.2400 and A.4855 and has been

referred to the Health Committee in each house. The NYS

Catholic Conference strongly supports this bill, which

was not sponsored in the Assembly last session and was

introduced but not acted on by the Senate.

The issue of stem cell research and human cloning is

certain to be a hot one this session, as the members of the

legislature are receiving a great deal of political pressure

from embryonic stem cell research advocates to allow

cloning for MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION. In

addition, in the wake of California’s ballot initiative that

dedicated $3 BILLION in state funds to embryonic stem

cell research, several other states are considering funding

this immoral research as well.

On the bright side, President Bush called for a cloning

ban in his February 2nd State of the Union Address. “To

build a culture of life, we must also ensure that scientific

advances always serve human dignity, not take advantage

of some lives for the benefit of others….I will work with

Congress to ensure that human embryos are not created

for experimentation or grown for body parts, and that

human life is never bought and sold as a commodity” the

President said. NYS Catholic Conference Compass, March 2005

It would be a good thing for you to contact the two men

mentioned above. You can reach them at:

Honorable Raymond Meier/Honorable Michael Fitzpatrick

New York State Senate/New York State Assembly

Legislative Office Building/Legislative Office Building

Albany, NY 12247/Albany, NY 12248

Let them know you’re on their side.

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Mark Your Calendars

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 7 CYO Remembrance Mass 5PM

May 8 Crowning of Mary before 12:00 Mass

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.

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.

Banns of Marriage

(First Time)

Daeleen Nieves of Good Shepherd, Holbrook and

Paul Latasso of St Joseph’s

Carolyn Minker of St Patrick’s Smithtown and

James P Domiano of St Joseph’s

Kathrine E Poio and

Timothy J Gardner both of St Joseph’s

Lorrene Johnston of St.James, NY and

Scott Delamater of St Joseph’s

Monica Scanlon of St Joseph’s and

Robert J Erale of Bay Shore, NY

Nicole Adams of Our Lady of Grace,W Babylon and

Nicholas Crumlich of St Joseph’s

Corinne A Gilberti and

Christopher T Hofmann both of St Joseph’s

Debra June Poska of St Joseph’s and

Eugene R Magee Jr of Holy Family, Hicksville

Dorene S Jakubowski of St Joseph’s and

Benjamin E Gallup of Rocky Point, NY

Welcome to the Newest Member of Our Parish Family

Matteo Carlo Carcassi

Meghan Kathleen Kelly

Emma Stephanie Polund

Lidia Josephine Vasquez-Sinisi

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005

Touching the lives of many

through diocesan and parish

ministries and services.

One of the critical ministries

aided by the Catholic

Ministries Appeal is priestly

formation. Recently, the

number of seminarians

studying at the Seminary of

the Immaculate Conception in

Huntington has been on the

rise, as there are now 34 men

preparing for the priesthood,

14 of whom are in their first

year of studies.

Bob Holz, a second year

student, defies the average

Catholic’s perception of the

typical seminarian. Mr. Holz is

44 years old and, before

commencing his priestly

studies, spent nearly 20 years

working in the public

accounting field.

Mr. Holz traces his first

thoughts of becoming a priest

to his days as an altar boy at

St. Matthew’s in Dix Hills. He

cites Msgr. James McDonald

of St. Matthew’s, as well as

Father Thomas Coogan,

director of vocations, as

crucial models, displaying “a

joy in their vocations.”

As to his long-evolving

vocation, Mr. Holz notes:

“At each phase of my life,

goals I considered more

immediate surfaced and the

idea of dedicating my life to

the priesthood was backburnered.

However, that quiet

whisper continued for many

years until finally, Christ’s

command to St. Peter to ‘tend

my lambs’ and ‘feed my

sheep’ left little wiggle room

for me.”

Mr. Holz views his late

vocation as a real advantage,

because “God works in his

own time and today I possess

more of the tools necessary to

be a good priest.”

Mr. Holz’s advice to others

who sense a possible vocation

is that “the call does not go

away and if you feel

something, please address it.”

Without your financial

assistance, Mr. Holz’s

inspiring journey in the faith

could not have happened.

Please give as generously as

you can to the Catholic

Ministries Appeal.

© 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

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A Special Invitation to the

May Crowning of Mary

All Children who will be making their First Holy Communion

are invited to participate in the May Crowning of Mary on

Sunday, May 8th before the 12:00 Mass

Girls are asked to wear their Communion Dresses and Boys

their Dress Suits. Arrive at church at 11:45 am

Tear off and return to your teacher or Rectory by April 15th

__________________________________________________________________

My child

Telephone #

will be participating in the May crowning

and Procession on May 8th before the 12:00 Mass.

One girl will be chosen to crown the Blessed Mother and one

boy to escort her. These children will be chosen by lottery.

Each child will be given a flower to place at Mary’s altar.

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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

Around the Parish

St Joseph’s Playgroup invites children from birth to age 5 and their parent /grandparent/ caregiver to join us

Friday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 for an informal playgroup. We meet in Fr Carew Hall (church basement) every

Friday except for school holidays and church holy days. For more information, call Sally Miller at 737-5120.

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!

St Regis Squires will be holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at St Regis Knights of Columbus Council on

Sunday, April 24th after the 9 am and 10:30 am masses (10 am to 12 noon). $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and

children under 12. All are invited to attend.

Courtesy Announcements

Come Follow Me a retreat for women in Ministry on April 15-17, 2005 at Cenacle Retreat Center. Come and reflect on

the call to discipleship and ministry. For more information call 588-8366.

8th Annual Cenacle Golf Classic, May 18, 2005 at Long Island National Golf Club in Riverhead. All proceeds benefit

Ronkonkoma Cenacle. Individual golfer $200, prepaid foursome $700. Call 631-471-0024 for more information.

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.

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.

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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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