MASS INTENTIONS

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.

OUR PRIEST-CELEBRANTS

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

weekend

Are Donated in Honor of

The LePage Family

Requested by

Phil & Gerry LePage

OUR LITURGY

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

respect. Thanks!

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

their lives!

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

Bread.

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

your life?

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

life?

“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

Christ.

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.

Stewardship

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

of Christ?

Registered Families 5537

Weekly Env Sent 1560

Monthly Env Sent 690

Total Families receiving Env 2250

Weekly Offering

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

Parish Outreach

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.

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 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

you.

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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

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 –

www.nysrighttolife.org.

“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

School News

.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,

Suffolk areas.

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

Giambattista.

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

those that

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

choice.

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,

otherwise.”

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

Numbers

Goal $74,800.

Pledged 43,093.

Percentage of Goal

57.6 %

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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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,

Catherine West

Regent

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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.

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.

Courtesy Announcements

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

extension 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-

243-2503.

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.

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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.

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

Diocese.

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.

ST JOSEPH’S

SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Serengeti Track

“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

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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

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

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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