Sunday, April 24, Fifth Sunday of Easter
7:00 Theodore Schaller requested by
Michele & Peter Karika
7:00 Rosalie Caiafa requested by Mr & Mrs Victor SanFilippo
9:00 Cecilia Goncalves requested by
Mr & Mrs Domingos Lopes
9:00 Deceased Members of the St Regis Knights of Columbus
10:30 For Our First Communicants
10:30 Stella Sagan requested by The McMurray Family
10:30 Segondeno Salanga requested by
Mr & Mrs Bernaldo Gamboa
12:00 Agnes Kelly requested by Mr & Mrs Maffeo
12:00 Neil Ing requested by The Kitterle Family
5:00 Alice McNulty requested by Kathleen Sanbuco
5:00 For the People of the Parish
Monday, April 25, St Mark
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Ella Kate Kiskadden (infant) requested by
The Binger Family
Tuesday, April 26
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
8:45 Richard Sues requested by The Libschik Family
8:45 John Buckley Jr requested by The Kutch Family
Wednesday, April 27
7:00 Jeanette Reardon requested by Norma Saporito
9:00 Pete Kanakos requested by Bill Hayes
9:00 The Yellico Family (living) requested by Madalina Yellico
Thursday, April 28, St Louis de Montfort
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Anthony Fiorillo requested by Joseph Jackson
Friday, April 29, St Catherine of Siena
7:00 Marilyn Hennessy requested by Loving Family
9:00 Margaret O’Kane requested by The Burns Family
Saturday, April 30
8:00 Anna Puthumana requested by Loving Son
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 For the People of the Parish
5:00 Special Intention requested by Mr & Mrs Kirschner
Sunday, May 1, Sixth Sunday of Easter
7:00 Elizabeth Anne McKenna requested by The Binger Family
7:00 Theodore Schaller requested by Michele & Carl Caminas
9:00 Cecilia Goncalves requested by Maria Trimarchi
9:00 John Paul Dyal requested by The Speddon/Console Family
9:00 Joshua Martin Godek as he is Baptized
10:30 Peter Toja requested by Diana McGeever
10:30 Antoinette Surrusco requested by Mr & Mrs John Hoffman
10:30 For the People of the Parish
12:00 Jean Dauernheim requested by
Sue, Mike, Kristen & Michael Keller
12:00 Tracey Hushin requested by Loving Friends
12:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
5:00 Joseph DeVita requested by The Ryder Family
5:00 James Ring requested by Fred Hissiger
5:00 For Our Beloved Dead
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
Josephine Soldner, Michael Makinen, Kathlene Brooks, our
deceased soldiers and all of our deceased relatives and friends.
REMEMBER OUR SICK
For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:
Michael Ambrosio Maureen Barden Robert Barello
Anthony Bock Oliver Bouchard Mary Ellen Bowers
Robert Cipriani Emmanuel Coby Regina T Cohen
Josephine D''Agostino Allan Delgardo Anna Dorney
Kristine Duschenchuk Maggie Errico Julie Ann Farkas
Robert Filce Catherine Gracey Mary Hayes
Mary Hickey Gail Karcher Jack Kelleher
Georgiana Lopez Rita Meehan Maureen Melchiona
Betty Mulligan Timothy M Nigro Grace C Peshkur
Joseph C. Poirot Marco Recine Joan Reilly
Frances Romagnuolo Salvatore Romagnuolo Barbara Rooney
Rose Russo Joyce Ryan Jeanette Schaffer
Marie Schwind Lori Slack Linda Stoltz
Antonina Sturiano Peter Tantone Joan Teaney
Edward Tedla Veronica Thatch Stacie Tizzard
Stephen Walsh Patrick Woods
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 Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo
7:00 am Fr Boyle 7:00 am Fr Maffeo
9:00 am Fr Maffeo 9:00 am Fr Thomas
10:30 am Fr Thomas 10:30 am Fr Butler
12:00 pm Fr Butler 12:00 pm Fr Boyle
5:00 pm Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Butler
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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.
In Acts, seven men are chosen by the faith community. The
Apostles pray over them and lay hands on them as they begin
their service. Peter calls the faithful “living stones” to be built
into a “spiritual house.” In the Gospel, Jesus prepares the
disciples for the time when He will return to the Father. It is
through Jesus that we can know the Father.
Last weekend we began our parish celebrations of
First Communion. This will take place at some
Sunday Masses, but also on several Saturdays. It is a
great time for our young people who are receiving
Jesus for the first time, and for their families as well.
Please keep them and their families in your prayers,
and pray that all those who receive Jesus will
continue to come to Mass every week. This is
indeed a great opportunity to put our Common
Priesthood call to work, as we show them what it
truly means to be members of this Christian
Community. I would also like to take this
opportunity to thank our Religious Education Staff
for all that they do for preparing our First
Communicants-Jane Favale, Catherine Foy, Gloria
Napolitano, and all our Teachers. I would like to
thank our Teachers and Mrs. Salvietti for all of their
work in preparing our St. Joseph’s School First
Communicants as well. Remember together we can
all make a difference.
So go out, get busy and live out all of your Baptismal
Calling and do the things that Jesus tells us we can
do, and more!
Please remember to get in your Mother’s Day
Envelopes with a listing of the great women, living
and deceased, whom you want remembered at all of
our Masses on Mother’s Day and during the month
of May. Envelopes can be found in your packet or
on the windowsills of the Church.
God bless you always.
“The God of power and the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and brought
you to new life through water and the Holy Spirit.
He now anoints you with the Chrism of Salvation,
so that united with His people; you may remain
forever a member of Christ who is Priest, Prophet
and King. Amen. These words from the Baptismal
Rite- the Anointing with Sacred Chrism-tell us in yet
another way what it is we are celebrating during this
In 1Peter, we are told to be like living stones, and
allow ourselves to be built into a Spiritual House with
Jesus (the stone rejected by the builders) as the
cornerstone. The only way we can do this is through
Baptism. Baptism makes us one with Christ, as we
become members of His Living Body. This is what
Peter means when he closes the reading with, “you a
chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people of his own.” For through Baptism we share in
Jesus’ Priesthood, we are His Prophets (as he was
Prophet) and we share in His Kingship, as we are all
citizens of His Kingdom. It is through Baptism that we
are able to make Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel come
true, “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes
in me will do the works that I do and will do
greater ones than these.”
So, now the question is put to us, how well are we
using the great gifts given to us in Baptism? How well
are we acting as Christian Prophets, telling the world
all about Jesus. How well are we acting as a citizen of
The Kingdom of God by trying to make a difference in
this world? Are we all truly sharing in the Common
Priesthood of Christ (our Baptismal Priesthood that we
all share) and making Christ present to the world by
what we show the world? What do you think? What
are we doing well, and how can we do better? These
are indeed the questions that every Christian must
Last week you recall we spoke about Vocations to
the Priesthood, Deaconate, and the Religious Life, and
yes, we need members of Christ Body to respond to
these necessary missions, but these vocations are not
the only ones in and for the Church. And they cannot
be filled if Christians do not respond to the call Jesus
gives us all when He shares with us His Priesthood,
His Role as Prophet and His role as King. We must all
respond to our Baptismal call, our Christian Vocation,
or the Church will not be as powerful as Christ
wants it to be.
Sunday, April 24, 2005 Page 3
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
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.
Entertainment Books are on sale in the Religious
Ed Office and the Rectory at a cost of only $18. WOW!
“The one who has faith in me will do
the works I do, and far greater than
these,” Jesus tells His disciples. That’s
quite an assignment for us as Christian
W eekly Offering
Weekly Operating Expenses $ 21,250
663 envelopes 13,169
Loose collection 2,782
Total Last Sunday $15,951
Same Sunday last year 15,457
Poor Box last weekend $324
Fuel collection to date $12,031
Fuel expenses 9/1/04 - 4/1/05 26,033
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 School will have its annual author day on
Monday, April 25th. Mrs. Barbara Garriel will visit with
all grades. She will give four presentations called “Write
Out Loud” which involves the process of professional
writing. Mrs. Garriel is a children’s author and certified
teacher who lives on Long Island. She has been
nominated for the EB White Read Aloud Award. We
look forward to her visit!
We are very proud of Matthew Wimpelberg, a graduate
of St. Joseph’s, who recently achieved the Honor Roll at
Charminade High School. Congratulations Matthew!
Please join St. Joseph School students on May 2 for the
Recitation of the Rosary. Students will gather in the
schoolyard at 1 pm to pray the rosary.
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
The Office will be closed on Monday April 25th.
Registration Our new registration procedure is going
very well, classes are filling up quickly. We still have
registration packets in the office for those of you who did
not receive them the last day of class. Please come by
and pick up your forms. Any child entering first grade in
September should be registered for level 1 which is the
first year of the two year communion prep. Just call our
office and we will gladly send them out to you.
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.
All level 1 books should be returned by May 1st.
Do you know St Joseph has a Sunday School program.
It takes place at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Registration is now being accepted for this program.
Please call the Religious Ed office for forms at 981-1805
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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)
Updates on the Unborn Victims of
Another state has joined the growing list of
states which recognize unborn victims of
violent crime! On March 28, Governor Joe Manchin (D) of
West Virginia signed a bill into law which will allow
prosecutors to charge perpetrators with battery, assault,
manslaughter and murder for injuring or killing an unborn child
any time after conception. The law takes effect July 1 and
brings to 31 the number of states which offer protection to
women and their unborn children. Sadly, New York’s
legislation, S.2515 (Maltese)/A.4544 (Seddio) still languishes
in legislative committee.
Yet the need for a law in NYS continues to be highlighted
by tragic cases of violence toward pregnant women and their
babies. Consider Susan Ambrosino, 26 and four months
pregnant, shot and killed – 2nd degree murder charges have
been brought on Susan’s behalf, but no charges can be brought
for the death of her baby. Also, a woman found dead in the
Hudson River; although the medical examiner ruled her death a
homicide, her 9 month unborn child is just a few more words
on a piece of paper because New York legislators won’t
recognize an unborn baby as a person.
DID YOU KNOW this astounding fact: The U.S. Centers
for Disease Control reported, on February 22, 2005, that
homicide is a leading cause of traumatic death among new and
expectant mothers, with higher risks for those women who are
younger than age 20 . It was the CDC’s first national look at
pregnancy and homicide and used data collected from more
than 30 states. The study is reported in the March 2005 issue of
the American Journal of Public Health. NYS Pro-Life
Reporter, April 5, 2005
ECUMENICAL PRAYER & WITNESS FOR LIFE
Saturday, April 30th, Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Assumption of the
Blessed Mary Church, Crown Acres Road, Centereach. Msgr.
Joseph K Curley, celebrant.
After Mass, drive over to Grace Baptist Church, 163 Hallock
Road, Lake Grove, and from there begin Procession to 2500
Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, which is the abortion site.
There will be a closing prayer service at Grace Baptist by Pastor
Heywood Tolbert. All invited!
For more information please call 631-585-8760.
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Mark Your Calendars
April 26 Extraordinary Ministers of
Evening of Prayer & Workshop 8PM
April 30 Healing Retreat 12:45-8:30PM
Healing Mass 6:15 PM
May 3 Ushers & Lectors Evening of
Prayer & Workshop 8PM
May 7 CYO Remembrance Mass 5PM
May 8 Crowning of Mary before 12:00 Mass
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
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
We are in the process of ordering matching
stoles for our vestments. The cost of the
stoles are $250 each and can be
memorialized for your loved ones.
If you are interested in a memorial of this
kind please contact the rectory at 588-8456
for more information.
CYO families...Did you forget???? Please set aside
Saturday, May 7th at 5:00 to celebrate Mass, for all CYO
families past and present, living and deceased. Athletes
please wear a CYO jersey. Note: please submit the
names of those whom you want remembered to either the
rectory or bring the names with you to Mass.
Welcome to the Newest Member of Our Parish Family
Brendan Konner Blakely
Emily Gianna DiMaggio
Dylan Patrick Friel
Matthew John King Jr.
Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005
My question to all of you is: Would
you have made the same choice?
At a fundraising dinner for a school
that serves learning disabled children, the
father of one of the students delivered a
speech that would never be forgotten by all
"I believe, that when a child like Shay
comes into the world, an opportunity to
realize true human nature presents itself,
and it comes, in the way other people treat
Then he told the following story: Shay
and his father had walked past a park
where some boys Shay knew were playing
baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think
they'll let me play?"
Shay's father knew that most of the
boys would not want someone like Shay on
their team, but the father also understood
that if his son were allowed to play, it
would give him a much-needed sense of
belonging. Shay's father approached one of
the boys on the field and asked if Shay
The boy looked around for guidance
and, getting none, he took matters into his
own hands and said, "We're losing by six
runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I
guess he can be on our team and we'll try
to put him in to bat in the ninth inning."
In the bottom of the eighth inning,
Shay's team scored a few runs but was still
behind by three. In the top of the ninth
inning, Shay put on a glove and played in
the outfield. Even though no hits came his
way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in
the game and on the field, grinning from
ear to ear as his father waved to him from
In the bottom of the ninth inning,
Shay's team scored again. Now, with two
outs and the bases loaded, the potential
winning run was on base and Shay was
scheduled to be next at bat.
The Question: let Shay bat and give
away their chance to win the game?
Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat.
Everyone knew that a hit was all but
impossible since Shay didn't even know
how to hold the bat properly, much less
connect with the ball.
However, as Shay stepped up to the
plate, the pitcher moved in a few steps to
lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least
be able to make contact.
The first pitch came and Shay swung
clumsily and missed. The pitcher again
took a few steps forward to toss the ball
softly towards Shay.
As the pitch came in, Shay swung at
the ball and hit a slow ground ball right
back to the pitcher. The pitcher picked up
the soft grounder and could have easily
thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay
would have been out and that would have
been the end of the game.
Instead, the pitcher took the ball and
turned and threw the ball on a high arc to
right field, far beyond the reach of the first
baseman. Everyone started yelling, "Shay,
run to first! Run to first!"
Never in his life had Shay ever made it
to first base. He scampered down the
baseline, wide-eyed and startled. Everyone
yelled, "Run to second, run to second!"
By the time Shay rounded first base,
the right fielder had the ball. He could
have thrown the ball to the secondbaseman
for the tag, but he understood the
pitcher's intentions and intentionally threw
the ball high and far over the thirdbaseman's
Shay ran toward second base as the
runners ahead of him deliriously circled
the bases toward home. Shay reached
second base, the opposing shortstop ran to
him, turned him in the direction of third
base, and shouted, "Run to third!"
As Shay rounded third, the boys from
both teams were screaming, "Shay, run
Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate,
and was cheered as the hero who hit the
"grand slam" and won the game for his
team. "That day," said the father softly
with tears now rolling down his face, "the
boys from both teams helped bring a piece
of true love and humanity into this world."
Each year we are asked to reach out
and help others in the Catholic Ministries
Appeal. This money helps fund our
Diocesan High Schools where the students
are not only “allowed,” but, encouraged to
hear about, and learn from God. This
money helps to give people like Shay a
safe healthy home through Catholic
Charities. It helps train the leaders of
tomorrow not to make the mistakes of the
past. It helps us make Christ visible to the
people of Long Island.
The ball is there on the ground at your
feet. How are you going to play it?
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 __________
This form can be returned to St Joseph Rectory or put in an envelope and placed in the Sunday collection.
We thank you for your support.
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.
We Have A Pope– Benedict XVI
Urbi et Orbi Blessing
Dear brothers and sisters,
after our great Pope, John Paul II, the Cardinals have elected me, a simple, humble
worker in God's vineyard.
I am consoled by the fact that the Lord knows how to work and how to act, even with
insufficient tools, and I especially trust in your prayers.
In the joy of the resurrected Lord, trustful of his permanent help, we go ahead, sure that God will help.
And Mary, his most beloved Mother, stands on our side. Thank you.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith , President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
and International Theological Commission, Dean of the College of Cardinals, was born on 16 April 1927 in Marktl am Inn,
Germany. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1951.
His father, a police officer, came from a traditional family of farmers from Lower Baviera. He spent his adolescent years in
Traunstein, and was called into the auxiliary anti-aircraft service in the last months of World War II. From 1946 to 1951, the year in
which he was ordained a priest and began to teach, he studied philosophy and theology at the University of Munich and at the higher
school in Freising. In 1953 he obtained a doctorate in theology with a thesis entitled: "The People and House of God in
St. Augustine’s doctrine of the Church". Four years later, he qualified as a university teacher. He then taught dogma and
fundamental theology at the higher school of philosophy and theology of Freising, then in Bonn from 1959 to 1969, Münster from
1963 to 1966, Tubinga from 1966 to 1969. From 1969, he was a professor of dogmatic theology and of the history of dogma at the
University of Regensburg and Vice President of the same university.
Already in 1962 he was well known when, at the age of 35, he became a consultor at Vatican Council II, of the Archbishop of
Cologne, Cardinal Joseph Frings. Among his numerous publications, a particular post belongs to the ‘Introduction to Christianity’,
a collection of university lessons on the profession of apostolic faith, Published in 1968; Dogma and revelation, an anthology of
essays, sermons and reflections dedicated to the Pastoral ministry, published in 1973.
In March 1977, Paul VI elected him Archbishop of Munich and Freising and on 28 May 1977 he was consecrated, the first diocesan
priest after 80 years to take over the pastoral ministry of this large Bavarian diocese.
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Paul VI in the consistory of 27 June 1977, of the Titles of the Suburbicarian Church of
Velletri-Segni (5 April 1993) and Suburbicarian Church of Ostia (30 November 2002).
On 25 November 1981 he was nominated by John Paul II Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; President of the
Biblical Commission and of the Pontifical International Theological Commission.
Relator of the 5th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (1980).
President Delegate to the 6th Synodal Assembly (1983).
Elected Vice Dean of the College of Cardinals, 6 November 1998. On 30 November 2002, the Holy Father approved the election, by
the order of cardinal bishops, as Dean of the College of Cardinals.
President of the Commission for the Preparation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and after 6 years of work (1986-92) he
presented the New Catechism to the Holy Father.
Laurea honoris causa in jurisprudence from the Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta, 10 November 1999.
Honorary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 13 November 2000.
Secretariat of State (second section)
Oriental Churches, Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Bishops, Evangelization
of Peoples, Catholic Education (congregations)
Christian Unity (council)
Latin America, Ecclesia Dei (commissions)
On Sunday, May 1st we will have beautiful plants
available for purchase. These plants are of highest
quality and will thrive through out the summer
We will have Terra Cotta planters @ $20 each, Oval
planters @ $10 each and 8” Hanging pots @ $12 each.
To help us gauge how many plants we will need we ask
that you place your order by April 27th. There is a cut
off below that you can use to place your order.
Plants will be available for pick up on Sunday, May 1st
between the hours of 9 am and 12 noon.
Please place in collection basket or drop off at Rectory
All orders due by April 27th
____________Terra Cotta Planter X $20 each = $______
_____________Oval Mixed Planter X $10 each = $______
_____________ 8” inch Hanging Pots X $12 each = $_______
Total Amount Paid $____________
ST. JOSEPH’S CYO BASEBALL
TRYOUTS !! TRYOUTS !!
ST. JOSEPH’S CYO ANGELS ARE PLEASED TO
ANNOUNCE TRYOUTS FOR THE SUMMER 2005 SEASON
TRYOUTS ARE OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS
14 YEARS OLD OR 13 YEARS OLD
( AS OF AUGUST 1, 2005 )
DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 24 AT 3:00 PM
PLACE: SLOCUM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - FIELD B
RAIN DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 25 AT 5:00 PM SAME LOCATION
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL
HOME 585-6921, WORK 285-7000, CELL 987-7479
Celebrate May with Mary at the Montfort Spiritual Center- During this series of
reflections we look to Mary as a living witness of Apostolic love and service. We will be meeting
for five Tuesday evenings beginning May 3rd at 7:00. For more information call 631-666-7500.
Positions Available - the following positions are available with the Diocese of Rockville Centre at
the Pastoral Center - Operations Coordinator, Auditor, Senior Secretary and IT User Support. Resume, cover letter,
salary requirements and three professional references should be forwarded to:
Director of Human Resources, DRVC, PO Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023 or email: HR@drvc.org
Mass for Individuals in 12 Step Recovery Programs, their family and friends will be held Sunday, May 1st at 7
PM at St. John Nepomucene Church in Bohemia, located on Church Street and Locust Avenue. An 11th step
meeting will follow in the lower level of the Church. For more information call Fr Kevin Gruber at 589-0540.
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.
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.
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
Wanted: Worn American Flags for proper disposal.
Girl Scout Troop 256 is collecting worn flags for Flag Day
ceremony. Please deposit flags in marked box in Church
Lobby. For more information contact 467-1683.
Around The Parish
Please remember to come to a complete stop at all stop signs
especially in front of our Church. The 4th Precinct Cope Officers are
putting emphasis on this location to provide safety for our school
children and parishioners.
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. All are welcome to attend the healing Mass at 6:15.
For more information please contact Max & Fler at 585-4828 or Benny & Thelma at 754-7660
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.
Cub Scout Pack 272
Why should I involve my son in Cub Scouting?
Today's world is complicated. Work, school, family, religion, sports, and extracurricular activities seem to pull parents and children in
several different directions. As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual.
Cub Scouting achieves these outcomes by combining fun with educational activities and lifelong values. It also helps parents
strengthen character, develop good citizenship, and enhance both mental and physical fitness in young boys. Additionally, Cub
Scouting provides boys with positive peer groups and tools to shape their future.
In Cub Scouting, boys learn ideals like honesty, bravery, thrift, and respect. These values help boys make constructive decisions
throughout their lifetimes and give them the confidence they need to grow and develop.
In Cub Scouting, boys, families, leaders, and our parishes work together to achieve the following objectives:
· Influence a boy's character development and spiritual growth.
· Develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship.
· Encourage good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body.
· Improve understanding within the family.
· Strengthen a boy's ability to get along with others.
· Foster a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills.
· Provide fun and exciting new things to do.
· Show a boy how to be helpful and do his best.
· Prepare him to be a Boy Scout.
Scouting, as a worldwide brotherhood, is unique and different. It is based on the principles of loving and serving God, human dignity
and the rights of individuals, and recognizing the obligation of all members to develop and use their potential. It is a movement dedicated
to bringing out the best in people; one of the few left in the world where the emphasis is not on winning as an end result, but on
the far more demanding task of "doing one's best."
Educators tell us that an increasing number of young people find they cannot make friends and feel lonely, even in a crowd. They
have had thousands of words spoken at them by television, and they have never learned to play, to laugh, to develop their imaginations,
and to express their feelings. If we can help nurture courage and kindness, allow boys to play, to laugh, to develop imaginations,
and to express their feelings, then we will have helped them grow.
We want them to become useful and stable individuals who are aware of their own worth. Helping a boy to learn the value of his own
worth is the greatest gift we can give him.
We're proud of our Cub Scout Pack and what it offers to young people and their families. We believe you will feel the same way as
you begin to see just what it's all about.
Pack membership is open to boys as follows:
• Tiger Cubs - first grade (or age 7);
• Cub Scouts - second or third grade (or ages 8 or 9);
• Webelos Scouts - fourth or fifth grade (or age 10 and 11).
Boy Scout Troop 272 is also taking new members.
(11 to 17 year olds)
Pack 272 is chartered to St. Joseph R.C. Church, Ronkonkoma, NY
For info about enrolling your son in the Pack or the Troop
e-mail Scouting@StJoRonk.org or call 979-0060 (Dr. Louis Scotti).
Visit our website: Pack272.StJoRonk.org
Boy Scout Troop 272
Why should I involve my son in Boy Scouting?
As a parent, you want your son to grow up to be a person of worth, a self-reliant, dependable, and caring individual. Boy Scout
Troop 272 has these same goals in mind for him. Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been weaving lifetime values into fun
and educational activities designed to assist parents in strengthening character, developing good citizenship, and enhancing
physical fitness in youth. These values help your son make good decisions throughout his lifetime and give him confidence, as he
becomes an adult leader of tomorrow.
Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow
of Light Award in Cub Scouts or have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 through 17 years old. Our Troop
achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness qualities by focusing on a
vigorous program of outdoor activities, fun and purposeful troop meetings, and youth leadership skills development.
The Scouting program has three specific objectives, commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting.” They are character
development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The methods by which the aims are achieved are listed below in random
order to emphasize the equal importance of each.
Ideals. The ideals of Boy Scouting are spelled out in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan. The Boy
Scout measures himself against these ideals and continually tries to improve. The goals are high, and as he reaches for them, he has
some control over what and who he becomes.
Patrols. The patrol method gives Boy Scouts an experience in group living and participating citizenship. It places responsibility on
young shoulders and teaches boys how to accept it. The patrol method allows Scouts to interact in small groups where members can
easily relate to each other. These small groups determine troop activities through elected representatives.
Outdoor Programs. Boy Scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities
and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose.
Being close to nature helps Boy Scouts gain an appreciation for the beauty of the world around us. The outdoors is the laboratory in
which Boy Scouts learn ecology and practice conservation of nature’s resources.
Advancement. Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement
method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is
rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow
in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.
Leadership Development. The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the
opportunity to participate in both shared and total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept
the leadership role of others and guides him toward the citizenship aim of Scouting.
Cub Scout Pack 272 is also taking new members.
(7 to 10 year olds)
Troop 272 is chartered to St. Joseph R.C. Church, Ronkonkoma, NY
For info about enrolling your son in the Troop or the Pack
e-mail Scouting@StJoRonk.org or call 979-0060 (Dr. Louis Scotti).
Visit our website: Troop272.StJoRonk.org
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!!!