Sunday, May 8, Seventh Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day
7:00 Cornelius J Dunleavy requested by Loving Wife Anne
7:00 For the People of the Parish
9:00 Court of St Joseph CDA 975
9:00 Marie Olivari requested by Franklin & Joan Duarte
9:00 Eileen Munch requested by Mr & Mrs Bitonti
10:30 Mothers Day Novena
10:30 Anna Supakoff requested by Carmita Paredes
10:30 Audrey Peace requested by Tracy & Patrick Brennen
12:00 Josephine Laurence requested by Her Loving Family
12:00 Irene Tedesco requested by John & Victoria Ryder
12:00 For Our Beloved Dead
5:00 Charlotte Berwind requested by Jeanne Garcia
5:00 Tracey Hushin requested by Frank Mangiacapre
5:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
Monday, May 9
7:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
9:00 Joseph Rufino requested by The Curtin & Galindo Families
9:00 Helen Canavan requested by Mike Giama & Paul Johnson
Tuesday, May 10, Blessed Damien de Veuster of Moloka’I
7:00 Raymond Weldon requested by The Sleszynski Family
8:45 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
8:45 Nicholas C Romano Jr. requested by Loving Mom & Dad
Wednesday, May 11
7:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
7:00 Robert Mucha requested by Loving Wife & Family
9:00 Elizabeth Bohn requested by Judy Moore
9:00 Joseph Miller requested by Loving Family
Thursday, May 12 , SST Nereus & Achilleus
7:00 Fr Bill Govern requested by Fr Michael Boyle
7:00 Mary & Thomas Gallagher requested by Loving Family
9:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
9:00 Rev David & Michael Clifford requested by Loving Family
Friday, May 13, St Matthias
7:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
7:00 Mr. DeLuca requested by Geri & Mike Devenney
9:00 Charles P Guthrie requested by Mom & Dad
9:00 Lillian Keck requested by Geri & Mike Devenney
Saturday, May 14
8:00 Anna Arpino requested by Bridget & Vincent Corrado
8:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Henry & Frances Devlin & Family requested by
Timothy Cleere & Family
5:00 Harry Kenney requested by Clair Alliegro
Sunday, May 15, Pentecost
7:00 Dominick Mineo requested by Loving Wife
7:00 Angelo Cassar requested by Loving Wife
9:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les
9:00 Thomas Ryan requested by The Hughes Family
9:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
10:30 For the People of the Parish
10:30 Dorothy Koenig requested by The Robert Ambrico Family
10:30 Bernard Verdon requested by Frank Scalli
12:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions
12:00 An End to Abortion requested by the Respect Life Committee
12:00 Margaret Kolibash requested by Claire & Jim
5:00 Charles Richard Contato requested by Loving Family
5:00 Nan Olenick requested by Scott Olenick
5:00 Samantha Harrison requested by The Dunphy Family
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
John J. LaVerde, 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 Josephine D'Agostino
Allan Delgardo Anna Dorney Kristine Duschenchuk
Maggie Errico Julie Ann Farkas Howard Ferry
Robert Filce Jennifer Giuliante Catherine Gracey
William Guthrie III Raymond Harold Mary Hickey
Gail Karcher Jack Kelleher Louise LaRocca
Georgiana Lopez Anthony Maiorano Rita Maiorano
Tony Maiorano Juliana McLarney 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 Linda Stoltz
Antonina Sturiano Peter Tantone Edward Tedla
Veronica Thatch Stacie Tizzard Stephen Walsh
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.
This Week End Mass Next Week End
Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Boyle
Fr Thomas 7:00 am Fr Boyle
Fr Butler 9:00 am Fr Thomas
Fr Boyle 10:30 am Fr Maffeo
Fr Maffeo 12:00 pm Fr Butler
Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Thomas
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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The gifts offered at our Masses this
Are Donated in the Memory of
Maria & Savino Saraceni
After the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, the Apostles
return to Jerusalem and devote themselves to prayer as
they await the coming of the Holy Spirit. Peter teaches
that those who are insulted because of their faith give
glory to God. Jesus concludes his farewell discourse with
a prayer to his Father on behalf of all those who believe in
better meet the needs of those
who are wanting to move closer and closer to God with
out any unnecessary delays.
If you know of any young adult or not so young adult
who has received First Communion, but has not been
Confirmed have them call the Rectory for more
information about next year’s preparation for Adult
Confirmation at Pentecost 2006.
On Sunday May 29th, we will celebrate the
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ- Corpus
Christi. On this day, especially during this Year of the
Eucharist, we will have a Eucharistic Procession with
the Blessed Sacrament following the 12 Noon Mass weather
permitting. We will process with the Blessed
Sacrament from the Church along the sidewalk to Parish
Outreach where there will be a small Altar erected for
our 1st Benediction. From Outreach we will go to the
Main Entrance of the Lower School Building for our 2nd
Benediction then processing through the back parking lot
around to the Front Door of the Rectory for our 3rd
Benediction, and from there we will go back into the
Church for our 4th and final Benediction and the
Reposing of the Blessed Sacrament. Each of the stops
represents one of the vital ministries of our parish.
Please join us if you can, in the case of rain we will have
a modified procession inside the Church-so pray for
It’s Summer Family Festival Time. Yes, that’s right,
and before you know it, our Annual Summer Festival
will be upon us. So, mark your calendars for July 20th-
24th. As always this promises to be a wonderful event
for fun, community, and raising much needed funds for
the running of the parish. We can’t do it without your
support, so come out for all of the nights or just some of
them. Remember we will have rides, games, Vegas
Nights, Food, Nightly Give-A-Ways, Limited Raffle
Drawing (with Raffle Tickets going on sale in the near
future), and as mentioned last year, we will begin selling
our Football Pool Tickets for this years upcoming NFL
Season. We also need the help of many volunteers to
make this event a great success for St. Joseph’s. If you
can help for some of the days or even one day please fill
out the form on the bulletin’s last page.
And last but not least, on behalf of the Priests,
Deacons, our Seminarian Lee, and the entire St.
Joseph’s Staff, we wish to all of our MOTHERSHAPPY
May God bless you always and may our dear Blessed
Mother Mary pray for you.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and
at the hour of our death. Amen.
“Now this is eternal life, that they should know
you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent,
Jesus Christ.” Today’s Gospel Reading takes place just
before Jesus’ betrayal and death on the Cross.
Jesus, knowing what was about to happen gives His
farewell address to the Apostles. But he does not do it like
Washington addressing his troops in New York City; no,
He does it in the form of a prayer. Jesus prays to the
Father thanking Him for the earthly mission He was about
to complete, and for allowing Him to be the instrument
that shows forth His Glory. Jesus, likewise, thanks the
Father for giving Him the Apostles and the other
Disciples. But keep in mind Jesus is also thanking the
Father for us who will come to know Him through the
Apostles. As Jesus prays for the Apostles, He also prays
for us His Church. He prays that they (and we) will
always be one with each other-just as the Father and the
Son are one.
Of course, the only way that we can be one with each
other and in turn with God is through Jesus Christ. Thus,
when we are one with each other through Christ, we are
also one with Christ and one with the one who sent Him
(more on this is when we come to Trinity Sunday). But in
order to be one with and in Jesus, we must know Jesus.
And I don’t mean know about Jesus! After all anybody
could pick up a history book or a theology book, or even
the Bible and can gain an academic knowledge of Jesus,
but that’s not knowing Jesus. To know Jesus is to know
Him in your heart and soul. To know Him, is to feel His
presence and hear his voice in your daily life, and to see
Jesus at work in the holy actions of others. We also need
the Holy Spirit, who is sent by the Father and Son to
complete the Son’s work on earth through us. (That we
will focus on next week when we celebrate Pentecost
Sunday.) Focus again on the prayer the Son offers for us
to the Father; focus on what He wants for all of us-Eternal
As we mentioned above, next Sunday is Pentecost
Sunday and it the last day of the great 50 Days of Easter.
At the 10:30 and 12 Noon Masses we will celebrate the
Sacrament of Confirmation for some adults in our parish
who for whatever reason were not able to do it at the usual
time. These people were baptized and received Holy
Communion but were not confirmed. This is indeed a
great day for them as they move into full communion with
the Church and receive the rest of the wonderful gifts of
the Holy Spirit. It is also a great day for us, as we help
several members of our parish move closer and closer to
God who loves us and saves us-what a blessing God has
bestowed on Saint Joseph’s. Just for your information,
each year Bishop Murphy gives the priests of the Diocese
the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation
on Pentecost Sunday. This is done so the Church can
Sunday, May 8, 2005 Page 3
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
Thursday May 19th at 5PM Please call our office and let us
know when your child will be coming.
Reminder to our Catechists : Year end meeting to be held on
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in Carew Hall. Please return your
manuals and binders. Please call and let us know if you
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
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. Registration forms will be ready shortly.
Parish Confirmation – To all parents whose child is
entering the Parish Confirmation program in the fall, please
note we have received notice, from the Bishop’s office that
the date for conferring this Sacrament will be Thursday,
Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers in St Joseph’s
In today’s Gospel, Jesus prays, “I have given You glory on
earth by finishing the work You gave Me to do.” Good
stewards follow His example by using their gifts for the
glory of God.
Registered Families 5537
Weekly Env Sent 1560
Monthly Env Sent 690
Total Families receiving Env 2250
644 Envelopes $ 13,302
Loose collection 2,634
Total Last Sunday $15,936
Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250
Weekly Excess/Debt (5,314)
Same Sunday last year 16,956
Poor Box last weekend $453
Fuel collection to date 12,416
Fuel expenses 9/1/04 - 4/1/05 30,983
During the months of March & April
parishioners donated $9,758 to Outreach
which will be matched by the Fienstein
Foundation. The Foundation may be
able to match the dollar amount but no
one can ever match your generosity!
Thank you on behalf of all those who benefit from your
kindness. May God continue to bless each of you.
PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help
you. Please call 981-6888.
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 Our new registration procedure is going very
well, classes are filling up quickly. Please return your forms
to the office as soon as possible. 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 & Sacrament Readiness I 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.
Reminder for Level 2 Communion rehearsal in Church on
Monday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. for the May 14th 10 a.m. Mass.
Tuesday, May 10 at 6:45 p.m. for the May 14th 11:30 a.m.
Sacrament for Teens Reminder Confirmation Rehearsal
for Candidates and Sponsors on May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in
Reminder for Home Study students, testing will be held in
the Auditorium Tuesday, May 17th at 4:15 p.m. and
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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)
Today, Mothers’ Day, seems a good time to
report a little good news concerning “mothers’
rights”. The U.S. House of Representatives on
April 27th passed a bill (270-157) which would
make it illegal to take a minor across state lines
for an abortion, which is done to dodge parental
The House sent the bill to the U.S. Senate, where it has
new momentum as an item on the Republicans’ top 10 list of
legislative priorities. Reflecting rising public support for
recognizing and requiring parents’ involvement in their
pregnant daughters’ decisions, the bill would impose fines,
jail time or both on adults and doctors involved in most
cases where minors were taken out of state to get abortions.
Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn) has pledged to bring
this bill up for a vote this summer.
In another sign of the measure’s new support, a
Representative who staunchly favors abortion rights and
voted against the bill in the past, voted for it this time
because as he said, “This bill simply says that a parent has a
right to know if their child is having surgery”.
If passed by the Senate and signed by the president, the
bill would represent the fifth measure since 2001 aimed at
reducing the number of abortions.
The six most important words … “I admit I made a mistake.”
The five most important words … “You did a good job.”
The four most important words … “What is your opinion?”
The three most important words … “If you please.”
The two most important words … “Thank you.”
The one most important word……. “We.”
Christopher News Note, January 2005
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Mark Your Calendars
May 8 Baby Clothing Collection in Lobby
May 15 Pentecost
10:30 Mass - Teen & Adult Confirmation
May 18 Catechist Meeting 7:00
May 22 Farewell Party for Mrs. Salvietti after
June 3 & 4 Vegas Nights
June 5 Unity Sunday
June 11 Anointing Mass 10:30
June 27 Golf Outing
St. Joseph School is proud to announce that artwork
submitted by the following students Jonathan
Sanders, Stephan Brandt, Kimberly Poccia and Kelly
Lussier to the 2005 Disabilities Awareness Art
Contest will be part of an exhibit at the NYS Empire
State Plaza. Visitors to the Plaza will have an
opportunity to learn from the students’ art how the
inclusion of people with disabilities is taking place in
We thank these students for their posters, which will
enrich understanding of how similar we all are.
May 25th is McDonald’s night - the school gets a
percentage of all sales that evening - so please join
us for some fries and a shake!
Banns of Marriage
Melissa Kozak of St Joseph’s and
Robert Nucatola of Hauppauge
Jennifer Greening of Holy Cross, Nesconset and
Robert Sinatra Jr. of St Joseph’s
Valerie Mannino and Robert Massimo
both of St Joseph’s
Michelle Caporino and Walter Schweizer
both of St Joseph
Leigh Ann Zwicker of St Joseph’s and
Matthew Wenchell of Sts Peter & Paul, Manorville
Danielle Castelli of Alexandria, VA and
Michael J Routhouska of Our Lady Queen of Peace, VA
Alaina Woltje and Peter Tabaco both of St Joseph’s
Welcome to the Newest Member of Our Parish Family
Thomas Joseph Buzzitta
Victoria Isabelle Buzzitta
Connor James Daly
Ricky Lawrence Forster
Joshua Martin Godek
Michael Gene Licari II
Mikayla Rose Romano
Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005
Heather is one of five siblings
who spent much of their young
lives moving from one welfare
motel room to another before they
were placed in foster homes.
When Heather became pregnant,
she was put out of her foster home
and had nowhere to turn for help
until she entered Regina
Residence. She is now the mother
of a very active, eight-month-old
daughter she loves very much.
Heather finds that being at Regina
Residence, as a new mother, gives
her the opportunity to give her
baby and herself a warm, safe
place to live and thrive. A bright
student, Heather has written
poetry and was a finalist in this
year’s Respect Life contest. She
hopes to receive her high school
diploma in 2005 but that will not
be easy for her with her new
responsibilities. Along with
having her daughter to care for,
she needs to double up on many
courses because she was not
always able to attend school
during the years that she lived in
welfare motels. She wants to
continue her education after
graduating and would like to
become either a registered nurse
or a fashion designer. She wants
to be able to give her daughter the
privileges and security she did not
have when she was growing up.
Regina Residence runs a
wonderful program for expectant
or new mothers and their babies.
In a meticulously kept, tenbedroom
house in Merrick, six
new mothers and their babies are
presently living along with three
young women expecting babies.
The all-female staff, headed by
Kathleen Ryan, program
administrator, share the duties of
caring for these residents, 24
hours a day, making sure they
keep all their appointments and
overseeing the teen-age mothers
and mothers-to-be as they cook,
clean and do laundry, and learn
the parenting and homemaking
skills they will need once they are
on their own. Every evening they
sit down together to a dinner they
have prepared. This event is one
that is somewhat unusual for
many of the residents; most of
whom come from broken or foster
homes and may not have
experienced family life before
coming to Regina Residence.
All the residents and their children
attend the Nassau County BOCES
TAP program (Teenage Parenting
Program) in Seaford, where they
continue their high school
education and learn to become
responsible, competent mothers. If
they have earned their high school
diploma, they begin vocational
training to prepare themselves for
a successful future.
There is almost always a waiting
list for this facility in Nassau
County run by Catholic Charities
of the Diocese of Rockville
Centre. We must provide a life for
these young girls who have
chosen to keep and love the young
life they now care for.
Heather and her daughter, as well
as the other young mothers, are
grateful for the assistance they
receive. This is only one program
of Catholic Charities that the
Catholic Ministries Appeal helps
to fund through your generous
support of the diocese’s annual
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: email@example.com
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
Happy 25th Anniversary
Deacon James Altonji
Deacon Joseph Dougherty
We wish Deacons Altonji and Dougherty much happiness and many blessings as
they celebrate 25 years in the Diaconate. Our parish family has been blessed with
their presence here as they have shared our joys and sorrows. We look forward to
spending many more years together.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Deacons, past and present ,
for their presence in the life of our parish.
Deacon Joseph Califano Deacon Michael DeBellis St. Stephen the Martyr
Deacon Michael Devenney Deacon John Erdman Patron Saint of Deacons
Deacon Joseph Maffeo Deacon Joseph Pagano
Please keep Deacon Altonji , Deacon Dougherty and all our Deacons in your prayers.
The diaconate began as a separate order in the early church, but evolved into a transitional stage in the
process to the priesthood. In 1967 Pope Paul VI approved the restoration of the diaconate as a permanent order
in the church as called for in Vatican II. After several years of development and review, the late Bishop John
McGann approved a diocesan program of study in 1976. The first class of 48 permanent deacons was ordained
in June of 1979; many of these dedicated men continue to minister in the diocese today.
Bishop McGann envisioned the vocation of a deacon as different and distinct from their fellow clergy in
the priesthood. In an interview with The Long Island Catholic in 1976 he said “I think it will bring some very
dedicated laymen into active ministry. It will give us the benefit of the specialties the lay people have that
they’re willing to contribute to the Church.” Many deacons are married, have children, and work in secular
Bishop William Murphy recently noted the importance of the role of deacons in the Church, saying “I
am so grateful to God for the men of our Diocese serving as Deacons. They are a gift to the Church.“
The 260 men ordained as permanent deacons for the diocese currently serve in over 100 parishes and
other ministries on Long Island. They can administer the Sacrament of Baptism and preside at weddings, wake
and burial services as well as other liturgies. They can also preach at Mass. However celebrating the
Sacraments of Penance, Confirmation, Annointing of the Sick and the celebration of the Eucharist remain a
part of the ministerial life of priests only.
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.
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. Thank You!
Cub Scout Pack 272 News Flash ….Ahoy Matie! This month’s theme was Waterways. We built sailboats to
race in the Raingutter Regata. We kicked off the evening with a Songe Bob Sing-a-long. Arghhh!! We had to
walk the plank to get our awards. Officer Wimpleberg did fingerprinting with us. We had a lot of fun and can’t
wait ‘till this month’s pack night. If you would like to - please come down and check it out. Our next Pack
night is on May 13th. See you there.
Brian McGee Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 13 at the Swan Lake Golf Club in
Manorville. The cost for golfers to participate in the outing is $130 per golfer. This includes full check in
lunch, green fee, cart and the awards dinner held at Swan Lake. Check in will begin at 11:30, which includes a
full lunch prior to tee time. There will be a 1:30 shotgun start . Dinner will be from 6-9PM. The cost for family
and friends who would like to attend the dinner only is $50. Please contact Millie D at 585-2753 for any
questions or information.
Retrouvaille is a program for marriages that are in trouble. It offers a lifeline to couples suffering with
relationship problems. The nest weekend will be held at Montford Missions, Bay Shore on June 17-19. For
further information and/or registration please call 1-800-470-2230.
Suffolk Catholic Singles Dance Saturday, May 21st from 9 to 12:30 at the Holiday Inn at MacArthur Airport.
Admission is $20 at the door. Neat Casual Attire. For ages 30’s through 60’s. Admission includes DJ, Deli
buffet, snacks and raffle tickets.For more information call Jerry at 516-520-9385.
Positions Available - the following positions are available with the Diocese of Rockville Centre at the Pastoral
Center - Building Services Manager, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Operations Coordinator, Auditor, Senior
Secretary and IT User Support. Please forward resume, cover letter, salary requirements & three professional
references to:Director of Human Resources, DRVC, PO Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023 or email:
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
Spiritual Spa Day at Our Lady of Grace Center, Manhasset on Wednesday, May 11 from 9AM - 3PM. For more
information or to register, call 516-627-9255.
Marriage Enrichment Day on Saturday, May 21 at St Patrick’s Church in Smithtown. Come to nurture and
“cultivate” your marriage. The day begins at 9AM and will end at 5PM in the Emmaus Room. The cost is $50 per
couple which includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For information please call the Nadler’s at 631-979-6481.
Calling All OLMA Graduates! Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset, is planning Fall 2005 Reunions for the following
classes: 1955,1965,1975,1980,1985,1990 and 1995. For more information call 516-921-1047 ext 38.
Family, Marriage and Individual Therapy is available at The Catholic Counseling Center. Professional therapy, provided
by New York State licensed or certified therapists, is available to our parish. Most insurance policies are honored.
Fatima Day - Friday, May 13
Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Eastport
11 AM Stations 12 noon Mass
1PM Lunch 2 PM Rosary
3 PM Rosary
The Family Apostolate, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and the Sisters of Life invite you to enjoy an
uplifting day for the entire family - filled with fun activities for the children, drama and music for the
teens and inspiring speakers for the adults. Families will pray together and learn together as they are
drawn closer through the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Mass.
Where: Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale
When: Saturday, June 11th from 9AM to 9PM (evening concert for all).
Cost: $35 per family (discount before 5/9/05) $20 per single.
$45 per family (after 5/9/05 and on site) $30 per single.
Meals can be brought or purchased on site.
Contact Felicia at 516-705-8111 for a program.
Register on line at www.familyland.org or e-mail FamiliesunderFire@familyland.org.
Make checks payable to “Family Apostolate” and mail to 126 Pearsall Ave, Freeport, NY 11520
A BLESSING FOR OUR MOTHERS
You compare Your own love for Your people to the love of a mother for
Look with kindness on these mothers, give them comfort in moments of
sorrow, and joy in her their work for her their families.
Listen to their prayers, and bless + them in all they do for You.
Let them share with Jesus Your Son and Mary our mother in the
everlasting happiness of Heaven.
Father, we ask this grace through Christ our Lord.
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!!!