Sunday, May 29, Solemnity of Body & Blood of Christ
7:00 Rosalie Caiafa requested by Marie & Robert Collins
7:00 Kathleen McAteer requested by
Frank & Connie Mangiacapre
9:00 Ellen Tulowitzki requested by Joe & Viv Becker
9:00 Sabina Marino requested by the Goldschrafe Family
9:00 Maria DeSimone requested by Angela & Children
10:30 Frank DeGiglio requested by Kate Serterides
10:30 Alfonse Eusanio requested by Aida Maffeo
10:30 For the Intentions of Celebrant
12:00 For the People of the Parish
12:00 Elizabeth DeMaio requested by Loving Husband
12:00 Lorraine Booras requested by Thorsen Family
5:00 Lucas Marrero requested by Doreen & Danny
5:00 Mary Bestler requested by Norma & Doreen Owen
5:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
7:00 Mintranand Maharajh requested by Maryse Laroche
7:00 Michael “Sonny” Grazio requested by
Donna & Mick Marino-Valitzsky
9:00 Marilyn Boccafola requested by Mr & Mrs C McGregor
9:00 Jospehine Soldner requested by Carmela Shaltonis
Tuesday, May 31, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 Jane Fanelli requested by Jerry Hynes
7:00 Angelo Iorio requested by Loving Wife
8:45 For All Our Soldiers Who Have Given Their Lives for Us
8:45 Marie Powell requested by Charles, Elise, Caitlin & Ian
Wednesday, June 1, St Justin
7:00 Ann Negretti requested by Joanne & Ed Jones
7:00 Lorraine Ehmen requested by Laura Lucivero
9:00 Anthony Marino requested by Linda Marino
9:00 Maureen Raab requested by Jane Favale & Family
Thursday, June 2, SST Marcellinus & Peter
7:00 Yumiko Gruja requested by Loving Husband
7:00 Panfilo De Los Reyes requested by Greg De Los Reyes
9:00 Alfred Alliegro requested by The Alliegro Family
9:00 Celia Scully requested by Paul Austin
Friday, June 3, Most Sacred heart of Jesus
7:00 Sharon Concanon requested by Thomas & Deborah O’Brien
9:00 Alex Cintron requested by Loving Mom, Dad & Family
9:00 Raffella Rondinone requested by Elsa Welti
Saturday, June 4, Immaculate Heart of Mary
8:00 Theresa DeFilippo requested by Marie DeFilippo
8:00 Augusto Lucas requested by Loving Family
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Marguerite & Timothy Cleere Family requested by
Timothy Cleere Family
5:00 Frank Lamonica requested by Tom & Millie D’Agostino
Sunday, June 5, Tenth Sunday Ordinary Time
7:00 Cornelius Dunleavy requested by Loving Wife Anne
7:00 Leona McInerney requested by The LePage Family
9:00 Kenny & McQuillan Families requested by Claire & Jim
9:00 Sharon Concanon requested by Matthew & Kim Chiella
9:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
10:30 Josephine Scicutella requested by The Glowacki Family
10:30 Jacqueline Scuderi requested by Maureen Cestare
10:30 For Our Beloved Dead
12:00 James Graziano requested by Tracy Corrigan
12:00 Elizabeth DeMaio requested by Loving Husband
12:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
5:00 For the People of the Parish
5:00 Greg Neilon requested by The Corideo Family
5:00 Patrick Casey requested by The Dinger Family
REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Robert Shelton , 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 Oliver Bouchard
Mary Ellen Bowers Fr James Costello Josephine D'Agostino
Alan Delgardo Angelina DeSimone Olivia Marie Devine
Geraldine DuBritz Maggie Errico James P Evans
Howard Ferry Robert Filce Jennifer Giuliante
Catherine Gracey William Guthrie III Raymond Harold
Mary Hickey Gail Karcher Jack Kelleher
Louise LaRocca Georgiana Lopez Anita Louise
Anthony Maiorano Rita Maiorano Maureen McCann
Michele McGee Juliana McLarney Betty Mulligan
Tom Nanry Timothy M Nigro Grace C Peshkur
Bari Pizzurro Arthur Plouffe Joseph C Poirot
Ralph Rivellese Frances Romagnuolo Salvatore Romagnuolo
Barbara Rooney Rose Russo Joyce Ryan
Jeanette Schaffer 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.
This Week End Mass Next Week End
Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo
Fr Thomas 7:00 am Fr Maffeo
Fr Butler 9:00 am Fr Thomas
Fr Boyle 10:30 am Fr Butler
Fr Maffeo 12:00 pm Fr Boyle
Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Butler
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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The gifts offered at our Masses this
Are Donated in Honor of
The LePage Family
Phil & Gerry LePage
God led the people through the desert for forty years.
They were tested by hunger but were given manna and
water by God. Paul says that when we drink from the
blessing cup and share the bread, we become one in
Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus proclaims that He is the Bread
of Life and anyone who eats of His Flesh and drinks of
His Blood will have eternal life.
hearts and souls. We must use great care and show
the greatest love and
Today, following the 12 Noon Mass (weather
permitting), we will participate in an age-old
tradition of the Church –A Eucharistic Procession.
We will process with the Blessed Sacrament on the
Church Grounds making stops at all of the major
places of parish ministry. Why, you may ask? One
reason is this is an outward sign of the unity we all
share through Christ. Another reason is to remind
people of the Presence of Christ in the Eucharist as
the Head of His Living Body-the Church. We also
wish to show the whole world that great love God
has for us, by giving us Himself in the Eucharist.
When people see us in procession, they will certainly
stop to think about God and their response to God in
their lives. Even if they think we are crazy, they
will still think about God and how at least we
respond to God in our lives, and that could change
Please note that on Saturday June 11th at 10:30
AM we will celebrate a special mass for the
Anointing of the Sick. If you (or someone you know
is) suffering from a long-term illness or injury, about
to undergo surgery or enter the hospital for tests, or if
you are a Sr. Citizen please come to this Mass.
On Monday June 13th at 7:30 PM, we will
celebrate a Special Mass in Honor of St. Anthony of
Padua with a special blessing of the St. Anthony’s
Also, don’t forget the Saint Joseph’s School
Annual Golf Outing-which promises a great round of
golf, food, fun, raffle and prizes, including a
Caribbean Cruise. This of course goes a long way to
supporting our school, so come out and have a great
time. Details are available after Mass on Sunday and
by calling the School. See you there!
Let us close with some Faith Sharing Questions:
1.) How has your understanding of the Eucharist
changed and deepened over the course of
2.) How has God fed your hungers? How has he
helped you feed the hunger of others?
3.) When you say “Amen” to “The Body of
Christ,” what are you really saying? What
difference does that “Amen” make in your
“Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless
you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his
blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever, eats
my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life…For my
flesh is true food and my blood is real drink and who
remains in me and I in him…the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me. This is the bread that
came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who
ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live
forever.’” Today we celebrate the Great Solemnity
of The Body and Blood of Christ in which St. Paul
reminds us that the Bread we Eat and the Cup we
Drink is more than meets the eye. For in the Bread
and the Wine we truly receive Jesus’ Body and Blood.
This is the real food and drink, which comes down to
heaven to make us one with God (through our
receiving of the Divine Son) and one with each other
(through the power of the Holy Spirit). This heavenly
food, unlike what our ancestors ate in the desert, feeds
not the body, but the soul. This cup of the New
Covenant does more than quench our physical thirst,
for it fills our soul’s every desire. This great
Sacrament reminds us of the Pascal Sacrifice of
Christ-the Sacrifice, which set us free from sin,
darkness and spiritual death, and empowers us to
remake the whole world in the image and likeness of
This great Feast of Corpus Christi also reminds us
of what is the proper way to receive Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament. One can receive Communion on
the tongue or in the hands. If you are receiving
Communion on the tongue, please wait for the Priest,
Deacon or Extraordinary Minister to say, “The Body
of Christ”. After you respond, “Amen”, which
means yes, I believe Lord in all that you give us
through the Eucharist, then please stick out your
tongue so we can place the Eucharist on it. Sometime
people just open their mouths without sticking out
their tongues or stick their tongues out a little without
opening their mouths. The result is the same-the
Eucharist falls on the floor, and I am sorry to say that
in most cases it’s not the fault of the minister, but of
the recipient. If you are receiving in the hands, it
must be both hands-one, which provides the base or
the throne to place the King of Kings on, and the other
to lift the Blessed Sacrament to your mouth and then it
is received with great reverence and love. Please do
not use one hand, and please do not take the Host with
just 2 fingers. This is important because it reminds us
of what it is/ who it is we are truly receiving in our
Sunday, May 29, 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. Registration forms are now
available. Please call the Rectory or the Religious Ed
office for your copy now.
Volunteers are needed for our Vacation Bible School
program. If you enjoy working with children and are 14
years or older, please call the Religious Ed office (981-
1805) and join the fun.
Entertainment Books are now being sold for $10.00.
We have a dozen left so stop in the Religious Ed office
for your ˝ priced copy now!
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, November 10th.
The Scriptures today remind us that “we, many though we
are, are one body for we all partake of the one loaf.” How
are we using our gifts of time and talent to build up the body
Registered Families 5537
Weekly Env Sent 1560
Monthly Env Sent 690
Total Families receiving Env 2250
635 Envelopes $ 12,763
Loose collection 2,771
Total Last Sunday $15,534
Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250
Weekly Excess/Debt (5,716)
Same Sunday last year 14,559
Poor Box last weekend $362
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.
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 before our office closes for the summer. Any
child entering first grade in September should be
registered for level 1 which is the first year of the twoyear
communion prep. Just call our office and we will
gladly send them out to you. Please make sure you are
registered in the parish and have an ID number.
Level 1 & Sacrament Readiness I – The deadline is this
Tuesday, May 31st. Parents please make arrangements to
go to the Rectory to have your child’s prayers heard with
one of our priests.
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 the registration
forms at 981-1805. We will be happy to mail them out to
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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)
BECAUSE OF TERRY SCHIAVO the
importance of advance directives has been
publicized – and rightly so.
If you are unable to communicate when
seriously ill, any preferences you have about
your care and who should make the decisions are
meaningless unless you put them in writing. For as much
protection as possible, everyone, young and old, should
have an “advance directive” completed before it’s
needed. Will to Live (WTL) is accepted in all states. This
is a document in which you name someone to make your
health care decisions and also a backup agent in case your
first choice cannot serve. It also describes, for your
health care agent and physicians’ guidance, treatment you
do and do not want.
A Will to Live assures you will receive the food/water
needed if you become incapacitated. Developed by the
National Right to Life Committee, the Will to Live
presumes “food and water are not medical treatment, but
basic necessities”. It clarifies the confusion in that regard,
and also allows you to specify what you do and do not
consider “extraordinary care”.
It is estimated that 80% of New Yorkers have not
taken care of this as yet. To protect yourself and your
family, as accidents have no age boundaries, you may get
forms and more information if you go online –
“I should like particularly to underline how the
administration of water and food, even when provided by
artificial means, always represents a natural means of
preserving life, not a medical act. Its use, furthermore,
should be considered, in principle, ordinary and
proportionate, and as such morally obligatory, insofar as
and until it is seen to have attained its proper finality.”
Pope John Paul II, address before the International
Congress on “Life-sustaining Treatments and Vegetative
State”, March 20, 2004.
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Mark Your Calendars
June 5 Unity Sunday
June 11 Anointing Mass 10:30
June 13 St Anthony Mass 7:30 PM
June 24 Volunteer Appreciation
Party 6:30 PM
June 26 Fr. Butler’s Farewell Party after 12 Mass
June 27 Golf Outing
.On May 14, 2005, Giana Imperiale, Grade 7, ran and
qualified for the St. Joseph CYO Track Finals to be held
at Mitchel Field in Nassau County on Sunday, June 19th.
Giana will complete with other CYO teams from Nassau,
Two of our 8th grade students Amanda Bargeski and
Alexandra Giambattista have been awarded prizes for
their essay “World Hunger. A Big Problem With Many
Solutions.” In the Junior High School Division, Amanda
Bargeski won a 1st prize award of a $100 saving bond and
a plaque. A third prize plaque was awarded to Alexandra
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS NEWS
Court St. Joseph #975 will hold their monthly meeting
on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:30 PM in Father Carew Hall.
Discussion will center on the celebration of our 80th
anniversary as Catholic Daughters here in St. Joseph’s
parish; the happy event will take place on June 18th at the
Beach Club Estates, on the Lake. All are welcome.
C. West, Regent, 585-1719
A CYO Thank You
St Joseph’s CYO would like to thank the parish staff for
offering the 5PM Mass on Saturday, May 7, for it’s
members and their families. It was not a small
undertaking for any of us to get the event organized. All
attended were treated to refreshments afterwards. The
CYO supplied the sodas and snacks while Trisha Knez
ran an AVON fundraiser to help subsidize the evening.
Local merchants Eddie of “The Best Pizza” and Alex of
“Eddie’s Pizza” supplied the pizzas. Coach Frank of
Francesco’s Trattoria donated pizza and garlic knots
along with sharing his athletic skills with our youngsters
on the soccer field. The evening was a success and rumor
has it that Deacon Jim plans on making this a semi-annual
event! Please plan to join us next time!
Welcome to the Newest Member of Our Parish Family
Leah Kathryn Ferrara
Kaylyn Jean Halpin
Skylar Madison Schnall
Christopher Bnicholas Ungro
Catholic Ministries Appeal 2005
A funding priority of the
Catholic Ministries Appeal is
the local parish. Every parish
is participating in the Appeal
and every parish will benefit
from its efforts. The goal of
each parish represents its fair
share of the diocesan need. A
parish can share as much as 20
percent of the funds raised up
to goal, and once goal is
exceeded, a parish receives 80
percent of the money raised
over the target. Parishes may
use these funds to support
local parish projects such as
outreach, school support,
building repair, operating
needs or a program of their
Father Bob O’Connell, pastor
of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in
Patchogue, intends to use
parish share funds “to help our
financial situation within our
parish.” Father Gregory
Cappuccino, pastor of St.
Frances de Chantal in
Wantagh, focused on a specific
program, adding curb cuts and
other aids to assist seniors and
the physically challenged. Yet
another goal-busting parish,
St. Anne’s in Brentwood, will
apply the monies to an urgent
need, according to Father
Gerry Twomey, co-pastor
“Our accountant projected a
$90,000 deficit this year and
the Catholic Ministries
Appeal will go a long way to
plug that gap, especially with
the 80 percent rebate formula.
We would have been
swimming in a sea of red ink
and eating into our reserves,
Observing another benefit to
the Appeal, namely, an 11
percent increase in the parish’s
weekly offertory, Fr. Twomey
likes to cite his favorite
Scripture passage, “The gift
you have received, give as a
gift.” (MT 10:8b)
Fifty-nine parishes have
already surpassed their goals
and, with your support, many
other parishes can achieve
their goals. Please give as
generously as you can to the
Catholic Ministries Appeal.
St. Joseph’s by the
Percentage of Goal
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
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Court St. Joseph #975
80th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2005
Location: Beach Club Estates
161 Rose Drive, Lake Ronkonkoma
Mass: 2 p.m. – outdoors on the Beach Club Terrace overlooking Lake Ronkonkoma.
Luncheon: $35.00 includes Champagne Cocktail, Unlimited Hot Buffet plus Dessert
RSVP (by June 10) to: Janet Lamm, CDA Treasurer 588-4437
Catherine West, CDA Regent 585-1719
Theresa Ryan, DD & Past Regent 585-5574
We invite you to share this exciting 80th Anniversary celebration with us. I am sure it
will be a rewarding afternoon with a beautiful Mass and luncheon to follow.
We also extend an invitation to all ladies to become a member of Court St. Joseph
Catholic Daughters. Let me tell you about our organization.
With the goodness of the parish we have had two major fundraisers a year. With the
proceeds of these fundraisers have been able to accomplish the following:
∗ Our Court was an early contributor to the much needed elevator fund.
∗ Made a pledge for our Parish Restoration Fund.
∗ Made a pledge for the Carew Hall Kitchen Restoration Fund.
∗ Donated funds to help replace the Church Roof.
∗ Supplied funds to Fr. Deveraj to build a house for a family in India.
∗ Gave an annual scholarship to a St. Joseph School graduate.
∗ Shared in the parish support of a Seminarian for one year.
∗ Donated time, money and effort to the Right to Life Committee to
reach an end to abortion and preserve life.
∗ Hosted an annual Birthright Shower.
Please join us in our celebration !
With many thanks,
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.
St Joseph’s School 6th Annual Golf Outing at the Timber Point Country Club on
Monday June 27th. Golfer’s arrive at 12:00PM for BBQ Lunch Buffet. Shotgun start at
1:30PM. Limited number of foursomes! Come for Golf or just come for Dinner!! The day
includes 18 Holes of Golf with cart, BBQ Lunch, Beer and Soda cart throughout outing,
Prizes, Raffles and Give-Aways As well as Buffet Dinner with Carving Station, Dessert
and Top Shelf Open Bar. The cost is $140 per player. For additional information contact
Brian Sanders after 6PM at 475-9575 or 516-815-1884.
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.
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.
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
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-
Mass for Individuals in 12 Step Recovery Programs will be held on Sunday, June 5th at 7PM at St John
Nepomucene Church in Bohemia. Mass will be celebrated for individuals, their family and friends involved in
any 12 Step Program. An 11th Step meeting will follow in the lower level of the Church. For more information
call Fr Kevin Gruber at 589-0540.
STS Philip & James 2nd Annual Car Show was postponed due to bad weather. The new date is June 5th
from 9AM to 4PM on the grounds of the Church in St James. For more information or if you would like to
participate please contact Jerry at 872-2539.
Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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.
Religious Retirement Fund
The weekend of June 4 & 5 is the annual collection for the Religious Retirement Fund.
Religious Sisters and Brothers who have been involved in education, health care and social
ministry in the Diocese of Rockville Centre need our help. The stipends being earned by young
members of Religious Communities are no longer enough to support the needs of the elderly
members of their Communities. The number of religious in assisted living or nursing facilities
continues to rise and health care costs are rising too.
For this reason, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, for the past twenty years has committed to return to our
Religious Communities a portion of our gifts of treasure, in appreciation for the many years of service to
the people of our Diocese of these dedicated servants of Our Lord.
Please come prepared next week to assist the elderly Religious with a once a year gift, as generous
as your means will allow. These gifts will be distributed among the thirty-one communities who serve our
Your gift may be placed in the mail or dropped in the collection basket. On behalf of the Religious
who serve in our parishes and hospitals, thank you for your generosity.
SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
“Where Children are Wild about God”
July 25th - 29th 9:30 - 12 Noon
Pre-K (4 yrs old) to 4th Grade
Fee: $50 one child
$60 family of 2
$ 120 family of 3 or more
For registration contact the Rectory or Religious Education Office
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
baskets that are 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!!!