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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
© Copyright 2004 The Long Island Catholic
Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005
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Diocese of Rockville Centre
PO Box 4000, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-4000
516 379-5210 ext 2 Fax 516 379-5043 email: email@example.com
Pledge: $ _________ Initial Payment: $ ________ Balance: $ _______
Thank you for your support. Please make checks payable to: Catholic Ministries Appeal
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A Guide to Giving
Pledge 10 Payments
$ 300 $ 30
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!!!