MASS INTENTIONS

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

Monday, May 16

7:00 Mother’s Day Novena Intentions

9:00 Margaret Kolibash requested by Claire & Jim

9:00 George Buechner requested by Loving Wife & Family

Tuesday, May 17

7:00 Judy Young requested by The Balance Family

8:45 Carol Blasko requested by Sally Homich

8:45 Helen Canavan requested by John Kahan & Carol Clayton

Wednesday, May 18, St John I

7:00 James J Reilly requested by Loving Family

7:00 Kathlene Brooks requested by Martha Sconfienza

9:00 Angelo Feliciano requested by Loving Wife & Family

9:00 Carmine Cardone requested by Mr & Mrs Victor SanFilippo

Thursday, May 19

7:00 David Lawrenson requested by Ed McCarthy

9:00 Annette Pagnotta requested by Linda Green

9:00 Danny Burke requested by The Lauria Family

Friday, May 20, St Bernardin of Siena

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Dorothy & William Koenig requested by

Robert Ambrico & Family

9:00 George Napolitano requested by Patricia Serrago

Saturday, May 21, St Christopher Magallanes & Companions

8:00 Leigh A Lane requested by

Nancy Christiansen & Linda Lamb

8:00 Brian Zorn requested by Tim & Sue Grant

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Bertha Scherrer requested by Loving Sister

5:00 Domenic D’Angelis requested by Loving Wife

Sunday, May 22, The Most Holy Trinity

7:00 Ann Bartik requested by Loving Family

7:00 Rosalie Caiafa requested by Angela & Frank Szemko

9:00 Joseph Molinaro requested by The Di Silvestre Family

9:00 For The People of The Parish

9:00 John Eppolito requested by Carol & Tom Dalton

10:30 Deceased Members of St Regis

Knights of Columbus & Columbiettes

10:30 For Our Beloved Dead

12:00 John & Nadine Beneventi requested by Loving Family

12:00 Mary & John Rigney requested by Loving Family

12:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

5:00 Nan Olenick requested by Scott Olenick

5:00 Patricia Seton-Harris requested by Mary, Ken & Carlo

5:00 For Our Beloved Dead

IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP THE GIFTS AT THE

MASSES ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF

THE USHERS WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS.

REMEMBER OUR DEAD

Rosaria Magni, 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 Michele McGee Juliana McLarney

Rita Meehan Maureen Melchiona Betty Mulligan

Timothy M Nigro Grace C Peshkur Bari Pizzurro

Bari Pizzurro Arthur Plouffe Joseph C Poirot

Marco Recine Joan Reilly Ralph Rivellese

Ralph Rivellese 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

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.

OUR PRIEST-CELEBRANTS

This Week End Mass Next Week End

Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Butler

Fr Boyle 7:00 am Fr Butler

Fr Thomas 9:00 am Fr Boyle

Fr Maffeo 10:30 am Fr Maffeo

Fr Butler 12:00 pm Fr Thomas

Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo

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ALTAR BREAD & WINE

The gifts offered at our Masses this

weekend

Are Donated in the Memory of

Margherita & Giovanni Maraviglia

Requested by

Saratina, Sal

& Family

OUR LITURGY

In today’s Gospel, Jesus appeared to His disciples,

breathed on them the Holy Spirit, and commissioned them

for the forgiveness of sins. Empowered by the Spirit they

were able to speak boldly of the Good News of Jesus

Christ and all were able to understand them. Paul taught

that all share in the same Holy Spirit and are baptized into

one body.

As you may have heard, Father Paul Butler will be

leaving us at the end of June. Fr. Paul has been the

Associate Pastor here at St. Joseph’s for 6 years, and he

has done an excellent job of getting into our hearts. We

will all miss his insights, wisdom, counsel, and of course

his sick sense of humor. I don’t know what I would have

done these past 2 years without Fr. Paul’s help. Yes, we

will miss him and we do wish him well in his next

assignment wherever that they may be in the diocese. Of

course, that new parish will have no idea what they are

getting into! We will have a Going Away Reception on

Fr. Paul’s last weekend with us. More details to follow!

At present, I do not know who will be coming to St.

Joseph’s as our new Associate Pastor, but I will let you

know when I know. Let us pray for Fr. Paul as he leaves

us, so he will receive a good new assignment, and let us

pray that God will send us an excellent priest to minister

here.

Likewise, this is our Seminarian Lee’s last official

week with us. We are all very sad as his Pastoral Year is

ending. But, thankfully, he will still visit us from time to

time and hopefully 2 years from now he will come back

and celebrate Mass for us as Father Lee. Please keep

this fine young man in your prayers, as well as his

classmates as they continue their journey to Priesthood

and service to God’s Church. Also, pray for an increase of

vocations for the Priesthood, Religious Life and

Deaconate.

As of May 2, 2005, we have pledged $36,493 to

this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal. This

leaves us $50, 582 short of our $74,800 goal.

There is still plenty of time to make a pledge to

this worthwhile Appeal that helps support the

many ministries throughout the Diocese. If we

don’t help and do our fair share now, then when

we need the services that the Appeal Supports

they will not be there. If you have already

responded to the Appeal (and so many have)

thank you so much. If you have not and have

been putting it off, now is the time to act. If you

have not thought about giving to the Appeal please

reconsider, we all need your help as we

serve God’s people and follow the promptings of

the Holy Spirit.

Let us pray: Father of light, from whom every good gift

comes, send your Spirit into our lives with the power of a

mighty wind, and by the flame of your wisdom open the

horizons of our minds. Loosen our tongues to sing your

praises in words beyond the power of speech, for without

your Spirit we could never raise our voices in words of

peace, or announce the truth that Jesus is Lord, who lives

and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they

were all in one place together. And suddenly there

came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,

and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then

there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted

and came to rest on each one of them. And they were

all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in

different tongues as the Spirit enabled them to

proclaim. Now, there were devout Jews from every

nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this

sound they gathered in a large crowd, but they were

confused

because each one heard them speaking in his own

language… ‘Are not all these people speaking

Galileans? …yet we hear them speaking in our own

tongues of the mighty acts of God.’”

Pentecost Sunday, the last day of the Easter Season and

the next Sunday of Ordinary Time tells us of the great

coming of The Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, and our Dear

Blessed Mother. This day is rightly called the Birthday of

the Church (which is now 2005 years old) because with the

coming of the Holy Spirit the Church can now take its

proper place in God’s plan for Salvation History. At the

Easter Vigil, on Holy Saturday Night, we retraced

Salvation History from Genesis to the Gospel Account of

the Resurrection, and on this day, we are commissioned to

do our part to proclaim that Jesus Christ is the world’s

salvation. But, we can only do this through the gifts and the

power of the Holy Spirit-for no one can say Jesus is Lord

except by the Holy Spirit (St. Paul).

The Father and The Son send the Holy Spirit to dwell

in the Church that the Spirit may be the soul of the

Church. For the indwelling of the Holy Spirit enables the

Church to teach, to sanctify, and to be governed as one

unified, living Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit reminds us

of all Jesus taught and shows us of all Jesus continues to do

in the world. Through the Grace of God given to us through

the power of the Holy Spirit, we can make Christ present in

the Word and in the Sacraments of the Church. Remember

the Holy Spirit changes bread and wine into the Body and

Blood of Christ and is the power that forgives sin in

Reconciliation. The grace of the Holy Spirit helps a couple

stay together in Marriage, and gives Deacon, Priest, and

Bishop what is necessary to carry out their Sacred Office of

ministry to the Church.

The Holy Spirit dwells in each of us and empowers us

from the moment of our Baptism and through our

Confirmation to live out our Christian Vocation(s). Without

the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we would not be able to

do what Christ commanded us to do-go out and teach all

nations baptizing them in The Name of The Father, and of

The Son and of The Holy Spirit. So now we must ask

ourselves, are we allowing the Holy Spirit to come into our

lives so that we can do our part in Salvation History?

Sunday, May 15, 2005 Page 3

FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE

Reminder for Home Study students, testing will be held in

the Auditorium Tuesday, May 17th at 4:15 p.m. and

Thursday May 19th at 5:00 p.m. 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

cannot come.

We still have some Entertainment Books available - stop

by the office and pick one up for all your summer fun. The

cost is only $18.

Stewardship

In the second reading today, St Paul reminds the

Corinthians, “There are different gifts, but the same Spirit;

there are different ministries but the same Lord.” How am I

using my gifts “for the common good?”

Registered Families 5537

Weekly Env Sent 1560

Monthly Env Sent 690

Total Families receiving Env 2250

Weekly Offering

648 Envelopes $ 15,523

Loose collection 2,212

Total Last Sunday $17,735

Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250

Weekly Excess/Debt (3,515)

Same Sunday last year 15,609

Poor Box last weekend $322

Fuel collection to date 12,606

Fuel expenses 9/1/04 - 4/30/05 30,994

To Russia with Love - $3,751 was collected through the

generosity of so many of our parishioners. Now all they

need are our prayers. Thank you !

Parish Outreach

For the month of March we serviced 183 clients.

Financial assistance amounted to $1,665.97. There were

14 new clients added and total services and referrals

provided were 379. This included food, living needs,

Health Care information, advocacy and housing. Your

continued support of the Outreach Program makes all of

this possible. Thank you.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help

you. Please call 981-6888.

School News

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!

Religious Education

Office hours are Monday 9 am to 4 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm

Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm

Office is closed on Friday

Registration 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.

On Pentecost Sunday Our Teens will be Confirmed at the

10:30 a.m. Mass. We ask our parishioners to keep them in

your prayers.

We want to thank our Catechists who helped with our First

Communions and a big thank you to our Aides Jessica

Smith, Michelle Fetky and Leeanna Ladoucer.

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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)

RESPECT LIFE

Thank you, all you generous St. Joseph’s

parishioners –you gave so many baby gifts last

Sunday! The bassinet was weighed down with

beautiful infant and toddler clothing, Pampers

and hand-made blankets. Just think of all the babies clothed

and comforted – it was really wonderful. Everything was

brought over to Parish Outreach for distribution to the needy

moms and babies who go there for help. We must also

mention the people who contributed cash and/or checks.

You know who you are – thank you.

Cardinal John Henry Newman said: “God has created me

to do some definite service: God has committed some work

to me which has not been committed to another. I have my

mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told

it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection

between persons. God has not created me for naught. I shall

do good. I shall do God’s work. I shall be an angel of peace,

a preacher of truth in my own place. Whatever, wherever I

am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my

sickness may serve the Lord; If I am in sorrow, my sorrow

may serve the Lord. God does nothing in vain. Therefore I

will trust in the Lord.” Christopher News Notes, 12/04

Thirty-two years ago, seven members of the United States

Supreme Court took the issue of abortion out of the hands of

the American people and their duly elected lawmakers. In

doing so, they declared that the tiniest human beings have

no claim on life and that therefore, their lives can be

terminated. They invented a constitutional concept that had

never been envisioned. They contravened two of our

nation’s most precious values: the recognition of a Godgiven,

inalienable right to life, and the promise of equal

protection under law.

Cardinal William H. Keeler, Pro-Life Vigil Mass, 1/23/2005

Prayer Service

Sacred Heart Council, Knights of Columbus are inviting all

to join them at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Saturday, May

21st at 10 :00 AM for their annual prayer service at the stone

dedicated to the Unborn Child. The cemetery is located at

the intersection of Route 112 and Granny Road, Medford.

There will be a small repast following the service at Sacred

Heart Council, 41 Horseblock Rd., Centereach. For more

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Mark Your Calendars

May 18 Catechist Meeting 7:00

May 22 Farewell Party for Mrs. Salvietti after

12:00 Mass

June 5 Unity Sunday

June 11 Anointing Mass 10:30

June 12 St Anthony Mass 7:30 PM

June 27 Golf Outing

Banns of Marriage

(Second Time)

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

Free Food

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program / FAN is

offering free food for seniors age 60 and over who are

income eligible. The food package includes cheese, milk,

cereal, juices, canned fruits, vegetables, meat and more.

Those NEW eligible include a single senior whose gross

monthly income is $1,037 or less, and a seniors couple,

whose gross monthly income is $1,390 or less. For more

information in Nassau or Suffolk please call:

(631)491-4169 or (631)491-4156.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program / FAN is

offering free food for income eligible children under six

years of age (not on WIC) plus pregnant and up to one

year postpartum women. The food package includes

free baby formula, cereal, juices, cheese, canned fruits,

vegetables, meat and more.

A family of three with a Gross month income $2,418 and

A family of four with a Gross month income $ 2,984 are

eligible. For each additional family member add $503 for

eligibility. For more information in Nassau or Suffolk

call: (631) 491-4169 or 491-4156.

Welcome to the Newest Member of Our Parish Family

Carter Joseph Bettencourt

John Patrick Braccia

Kyle James Hendrickson

Nira Moraitis

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005

An extraordinarily important

ministry aided by the Catholic

Ministries Appeal in our parishes

is the diaconate program. Our

diocese is served by 251 ordained

deacons, ministering in 101 of our

133 parishes. Deacons perform vital

functions including proclaiming the

Gospel and preaching the Word at

Mass, presiding at weddings and

Baptisms, counseling and bringing

the Eucharist to the sick and to the

dying.

Deacon Frank Pesce of St. Brigid’s

in Westbury “juggles” his ministry

with a busy schedule as a father of

three children and an attorney with

his own law firm. His message to

others in mid-career is that “it’s

doable and an exciting opportunity

to be exposed to the faith of others

and their commitment to the service

ethic, even when they themselves

are in dire circumstances.”

Deacon Greg LaFreniere combines

his position as assistant editor of the

Long Island Catholic with his

diaconate ministry. For Greg,

becoming a deacon answered the

compelling question, “What can I

really do to help my Church?” Greg

views comforting the grieving at

wake services as perhaps his most

vital role.

As a youth he felt the call to

minister to others, but Deacon Ken

Maher of SS. Philip and James

Church in St. James found his life

path diverging through the New

York Yankee farm system and then

work as owner of a funeral home.

In the 1980s, Father Bill Murphy,

then pastor of SS. Philip and James,

inspired him to follow that

persistent inner whisper to serve

and he was ordained a deacon in

1989. He cherishes the opportunity

“to bring Christ to people” and is

particularly joyful to marry and

baptize the children of those he

once coached in Little League.

Without your financial assistance,

this critical ministry could not exist.

Senior citizens and the wisdom

borne of their priceless experience

are often undervalued by our

culture. Catholic Charities, aided by

the Catholic Ministries Appeal,

has developed programs that focus

on seniors and the vital role they

continue to play on Long Island. A

key planning resource for both

senior citizens and their families,

Link-AGE connects seniors with

services available through

government agencies, parishes and

community-based organizations. A

case manager assesses needs and

develops and implements a plan,

which might include home care,

transportation, state and local

entitlements and other needed

services.

For homebound seniors, Meals-On-

Wheels provides two daily meals.

In 2004, an amazing 173,000 meals

were delivered under this program.

To keep seniors connected with the

community, four senior centers

offer transportation, hot meals,

recreation, entertainment,

education, health services and,

perhaps most importantly, a chance

to enjoy the company of others.

Without your financial assistance,

this critical ministry could not exist.

Please give as generously as you

can to the Catholic Ministries

Appeal.

© Copyright 2004

The Long Island Catholic

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005 St Joseph R C Church, Ronkonkoma, NY

Diocese of Rockville Centre

PO Box 4000, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-4000

516 379-5210 ext 2 Fax 516 379-5043 email: catholicministries@drvc.org

Pledge: $ _________ Initial Payment: $ ________ Balance: $ _______

Thank you for your support. Please make checks payable to: Catholic Ministries Appeal

Name: ______________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

City_____________________________ State ____ Zip __________

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

500 50

1,000 100

1,500 150

2,500 250

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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!

Courtesy Announcements

Car and Motorcycle Show is being held on Sunday, May 22, in Sts Philip and James Parish from 9AM to

4PM on the grounds of the church located at 1 Carow Place off 25A in St James. Vendors, craftspeople, and

sponsors are still needed. There will be food, give-a-ways and t-shirts. All proceeds are to help SSPJ School.

For more information please contact Jerry at 631-872-2539.

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:

HR@drvc.org

Adult Education program at the Joseph M Barton District Building in Smithtown is providing English as a Second

Language classes, High School Equivalency Preparation and a Senior Citizen class for adults during the day and

evening. The courses are federally funded and free to all Suffolk residents. For more information please call

631-382-2181.

Natural Family Planning is a holistic approach to family planning. Both husband and wife come to

understand their fertility, emotions, and family planning intention. The next class Natural Family Planning will

be held Friday, May 27th at Christ the King, Commack beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information call John

and Mary Linge at 631-543-3452.

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. Confidential information and appointments are available by calling Dr.Giuliani at 631-

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Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday

June 4, 2005

12:00 Noon Mass 1:00 Lunch

1:30 Rosary / Benediction

Celebrant : Fr. Ken Hand

Shrine of Our Lady of the Island

Eastport, Long Island, NY

Exit 70 L.I.E.

Families Conference

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.

or

Make checks payable to “Family Apostolate” and mail to 126 Pearsall Ave, Freeport, NY 11520

Congratulations

To all the

First Communicants

of

St Joseph’s Parish

May you continue to grow in your

faith and

May our Blessed Mother keep you in

Her loving care always.

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PARISHIONER REQUEST FORM

I/we would like to register as members of St. Joseph Parish.

NAME (s): ____________________________________________

ADDRESS:__________________________________ _________

PHONE: _______ - _____________ unlisted? (Yes) (No)

I/we would like become members of the parish. ( ) Yes

I/we would like to receive contribution envelopes. ( ) Yes ( )No

We make our donations each Sunday ( ) Weekly

We make our donations once a Month ( ) Monthly

( ) I would like to become an usher

( ) I would like to become a lector.

( ) I would like to become an altar server.

( ) I would like to become a Eucharistic Minister.

( ) I would like to become a choir member

( ) I would like to become a Catechist

( ) I would like to help maintain the parish plantings

( ) I would like to offer my following talents to the parish

(Please return to the Church Office or place in Collection Basket)

PARISH RESTORATION FUND

I/we wish to pledge (or increase our pledge to)

___ $5,000 ___ $4,000 ___ $3,000 ___ $2,000 ___ $1,000

to St. Joseph’s Parish Restoration Campaign.

I/we would like to make payments

___Annually ___Semi-Annually ___Quarterly ___ Monthly

spreading the payments over

___One year ___ Two years ___ Three years ___ Four years

NAME (s): ________________________________________

ADDRESS:_______________________________________

_______________________________________

PHONE: ______ - _________

AMOUNT ENCLOSED NOW: $ ________

(Please return this form in the collection basket or

to the Church Office)

REMEMBERING THE SICK

Please include the following in the bulletin sick list:

______________________________

Name of person who is ill:

_____________________________ ____________________

Person making this request: Relationship to ill person

Your Phone #: _____________________

(Please place in collection basket or return to Church Office)

One Person’s Trash, Another’s ...

BOX TOPS from cereals for Educational purposes are always

welcomed. Please drop them in the collection.

DEPOSIT BOTTLES AND CANS—Please place them in the

white trailer that is located on the school side of the Church on

weekends or behind the rectory during the week.

CELL PHONES—Please bring your no longer used or needed

cell phones and deposit them at the Scrip table in the Church

lobby.

Travel Soccer:

Gene ?467-0541

Intramural Soccer:

Beth ?737-6299

Track

Karen ?588-8636

Chairman: Henry

Baseball:

Gene ?588-1879

Girls Basketball:

Christine ?737-3142

Boys Basketball:

Frank ?585-6921

Melchiona ?676-6347

Sport for all Seasons

ST JOSEPH

CYO

Cub Scout Pack 272

Boy Scout Troop 272

St. Joseph’s Cub Scout Pack 272 and Boy Scout Troop 272

have fun, exciting, educational, character building programs

for boys, age 7 through 17 (first grade and up).

For more information or to enroll your child,

contact Dr. Louis Scotti at 656-8428

or e-mail JoinScouting@StJoRonk.org.

Even Used Inkjet Cartridges,

Have Their Uses

We have found a way to help St Joseph and keep those

complicated pieces of plastic, metal and printed circuit

boards out of the land fill. Drop them off (in a plastic

baggie) when you come to mass. We will send them to a

company who reuses them and gives the parish a bounty for

each. One note, to clear confusion, if it is larger than a fist,

it is not an inkjet cartridge!!!

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