MASS INTENTIONS Sunday, July 31, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 Mary Fee requested by Robert & Elaine Tenaglia

7:00 For the People of the Parish

9:00 Roger J Lamm requested by Loving Wife

9:00 Patricia Seton-Harris requested by Diane Staufenberg

10:30 Julia Patanella requested by Connetquot Para Educators

10:30 Daniel P Henderson requested by Dennis Gandley

12:00 Tom McGrann requested by Loving Family

12:00 Chris Singer requested by Paula Prekelezovic

5:00 John Burnett requested by Loving Wife & Family

5:00 Ralph Concepcion requested by

John, Susan & Nichole McDowell

5:00 Mrs Anna Russo requested by Camille Vicale

Monday, August 1, St Alphosus Liguori

7:00 Salvatore Olivo requested by The Nicosia Family

7:00 Josephine Ptasynski requested by

Carmine & Laura Primzo

9:00 Beatrice Rubino requested by Loving Daughters & Sons

9:00 Mary Sedlock (living) requested by Peggy McGrann

Tuesday, August 2, St Eusebius of Vercelli

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Emma Turi requested by The Hayes & Ketterer Families

9:00 Mae McCarey requested by James & Catherine Gracey

Wednesday, August 3

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Nicholas Stravino requested by Lawrence Hartmann

Thursday, August 4, St John Mary Vianney

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Augusto Lucas requested by Loving Family

9:00 Sal Bruno requested by Margaret Viggiano

Friday, August 5, St Mary Major

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Winifred McGivney requested by The Sturm Family

9:00 Lillian Dunphy Loring & Charles Peterson requested by

Loving Family

Saturday, August 6, Transfiguration of the Lord

8:00 Theresa DeFilippo requested by Marie DeFilippo

8:00 Pasquale Neri requested by Mr & Mrs Thomas Farrell

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Mary Schaefer requested by Catherine & Louise

5:00 Frank Lombardo requested by The Castelli Family

Sunday, August 7, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les

7:00 Cornelius J Dunleavy requested by Loving Wife Anne

9:00 For the People of the Parish

9:00 Patricia Seton-Harris requested by Doreen Staufenberg

10:30 Lily Scuccimari requested by Mr & Mrs Restivo

10:30 Mary & Peter McQuillan requested by Caire & Jim

12:00 Pashka Shalla requested by Paula PreKelezovic

12:00 Robert Kraft requested by Colleen, Gary & Family

5:00 Msgr Achille D’Anca requested by

Antionette & Dan Ventola

5:00 Michael Makinen requested by

Tom Kristiansen & Joy Heid






Thomas Morgan, Erminia Gianuzzi, Eugene Sullivan, Mary

Hyjeck, our deceased soldiers and all of our deceased relatives

and friends.


For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:

Michael Ambrosio Maureen Borden Oliver Bouchard

Mary Ellen Bowers Emmanuel Coby Fr James Costello

Angelina DeSimone Olivia Marie Devine Anna Dorney

Geraldine DuBritz Kristine Duschenchuk Maggie Errico

Robert Filce Maria Goncalves Catherine Gracey

Raymond Harold Jack Kelleher Joseph Kelly

Helen Kwiathouski Georgiana Lopez Anita Louise

Dominick Mariano Elizabeth Mauro Allison McAteer

Maureen McCann Ann McGnagle Josephine Mileto

Tom Nanry Timothy M Nigro Vincent Palladino

Edward Percesepe Grace C Peshkur Arthur Plouffe

Joseph Poirot Joan A Reilly Barbara Rooney

Rose Russo Joyce Ryan Lorraine Schaffer

Sharon Schneider Marie Schwind Lorraine Stiefel

Antonina Sturiano Stacie Tizzard 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 Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo

Fr Boyle 7:00 am Fr Maffeo

Fr Thomas 9:00 am Fr Liu

Fr Liu 10:30 am Fr Boyle

Fr Maffeo 12:00 pm Fr Thomas

Fr Thomas 5:00 pm Fr Boyle

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The gifts offered at our Masses this


Are Donated in Honor of

The Kenny & Bradley Families

Requested by

Jo Bradley & Anna Kenny


Through Isaiah, the Lord invites all who hunger and thirst

to come to Him. He will generously provide for them and

give them life. In the Gospel, Jesus multiplies five loaves

and two fish to feed the crowd of 5,000 that has followed

Him to a deserted place. Paul teaches us that there is

nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ.


several individuals also contributed money to

support the festival they too should be thanked.

Thanks to: Barbara Mickelson and Evelyn Batt, St.

Joseph’s CYO, and Rev. Francis S. Midura our

former pastor and pastor of St. Thomas More

Church. As soon as we have the results of the

Festival, we will let you know!

On Monday August 8th, we will sponsor our

Annual Parish Blood Drive in Carew Hall from

3:30-9PM. Please help your friends and neighbors

in need of this life-saving gift. Remember tomorrow

evening begins our Monday Evenings of Prayer on

the Rectory Lawn starting at 7 PM. So, bring your

rosaries, a lawn chair, and maybe a nice dessert for

fellowship later. This will happen rain or shine, for

in the event of rain we will move into the Church and

have fellowship in the Church lobby.

Let us pray, Lord Jesus, you give us your body and

blood in the Eucharist as a sign that even now we

share your life. May we come to possess it

completely in the kingdom where you live forever

and ever. Amen.

God bless you always.

Fr. Mike

PS. Please note the letter from the Catholic

Ministries Appeal and the amount of the first

refund check St. Joseph’s received-more next


The Parables have now ended, and in this week’s

Gospel account, we are taken through many different

emotions. The account begins with Jesus hearing

about the death of John the Baptist, and how Jesus

becomes noticeably upset. Jesus goes away from the

crowd to be alone, and to deal with the grief of His

cousin’s death. Yet the crowd does not leave Him

alone, so desperate are they to be held tight by Jesus.

Jesus, even though He is filled with personal sorrow,

cannot turn His back on them. No, He preaches to

them, cures them, and spends the whole day with

them. As evening draws on, the Apostles want Jesus

to send the crowd away, but Jesus will not hear of it!

Rather He tells the Apostles to give them something,

but all they have is 5 loaves and 2 fish-how can that

feed so many?

Of course, we know the rest of the story, and this

wonderful feeding miracle is found in all 4 Gospel

Accounts. This miracle is the foreshadowing of the

greater miracle, which is the Eucharist. In fact, so

powerful is this foreshadowing, that John does not

include Jesus’ words of institution in his account of

the Last Supper because this miracle points directly to

the Eucharist. In this account, we see that Jesus

moves beyond teaching the people, He is now feeding

them- 1st physically with the loaves and fish, then

spiritually with His Body and Blood. This passage

does the same for us today, as every Sunday we are

fed with the Word of God and by Jesus’ Body and

Blood. Both give us what we need so we can be

strengthened, refreshed, converted, and empowered.

During the past few weeks, Jesus has been teaching us

and telling us how we should avoid sin, work for the

Kingdom and let God’s word grow in our hearts. So,

now He takes us to the next step and feeds us not with

bread and fish, but with Himself in the Holy Sacrifice

of the Mass-in Body and Blood. Thank you, Jesus for

giving us everything we need to change our lives and

be truly enriched by you. Thank you, for feeding us in

spirit, mind, and body and leading us always to

yourself and the Father.

Thank you, also to all who volunteered at the

Summer Family Festival. We all had a great time

especially knowing that we were working hard for the

good of the parish. We could not do it without you.

Remember to thank our sponsors and those who

provided goods and services, by patronizing their

businesses. Besides the businesses listed in this

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will also participate in the Living Rosary. The students

will also have an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of


Registration forms are available on line at :


The summer inquiry schedule is as follows:

Meetings on 2nd & 4th Thursdays of June, July, August

and September from 7:30 - 8:30 in the

Rectory basement meeting room.


In today’s Gospel, Jesus feeds the five thousand

with five loaves and two fish. The message of

stewardship is that God’s gifts, shared, will always

be more than enough.

Weekly Offering

598 Envelopes $ 11,256

Loose collection 3,671

Total Last Sunday $14,927

Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250

Weekly Excess/(Debt) -(6,323)

Same Sunday last year 14,397

Poor Box last weekend $296

Parish Outreach

There is a severe blood shortage and

we need your help! A Blood Drive

will take place on Monday, August

8th from 3:30 to 9PM in Carew Hall.

Please sign up in the back of the

church after Mass or call the

Outreach office at 981-6888 for an

appointment. THANK YOU.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help

you. Please call 981-6888.

Religious Education

The Religious Ed Office is closed for the summer we will

reopen on August 22nd.

Since our office is closed during the summer months we

would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new

families who will be moving into our parish and inform

you about our Religious Education program. Each week

we will give you a heads up on the different levels of our

Program. Some families do not realize that we have

continuing education. After receiving Reconciliation and

First Eucharist, we start educating our students as follows:

Level Three In this level, the children will be

introduced to the Bible and the Catholic Church. They

will experience belonging and being part of a community.

Level 3 children will be given a church tour and

participate in the living rosary. Level 3 will also have an

opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

Level Four In this level we explore what it means

to live as a follower of Jesus within the Catholic church.

We will discover how our learning to live according to

God’s laws (Beatitudes and Ten Commandments) can

make a difference in the world. Level 4 will also have an

opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation,

and participate in the Living Rosary.

Level 5 Our curriculum for Level five concentrates

on the sacraments of the Church. We will learn how the

Church continues the work of Jesus in the celebration of

the Sacraments and how we, as individuals, can live

sacraments lives by welcoming, forgiving and serving

others we will spend a number of weeks on the parts of

the liturgy ad the celebration of Eucharist. The students

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Please continue to remember them in your prayers.

CPL Deborah Alfieri PFC Justin Browne

PC Michael Dean Cantley SPC Thomas E. Corcoran

SGT Ryan Delaney LTCOL Kurt Diehl

SGT Stephen Gene DiGirolamo CPL Keith Flick

RCT Michael Gabriellini SPC Daniel Heuman

SGT John W Keohane SGT Steven Knight

1SGT John Krumholz SSG Stephen LeGrady

PFC Edward McGinn SGT Patrick McNally

PFC William Meyer Andy Mezador

SGT Glenn Miller SGT Daniel Montville

SSGT Brian Moran SGT James Munro

LCPL Thomas Napolitano LCPL Michael Napolitano

LCPL James Neubauer N/Seal Paul Padro

ENS3 Lucy Padro MAJ Paul E Pinaud

SGT Edwin Rivera, II SSGT Jason Schiavo

RCT Brian Schildt SPC James Stanek

SSG Nick Vicale SGT John Thomas Vogt

(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)


Laura Ashley Cummings

Nicholas James Krall

Olivia Elise LoSardo

Joseph James Quillo

Reagan Anne Quillo

Thomas Patrick Schmidt

Victoria Rose Timo


Thirty years ago this summer, some of us

saw a movie that so frightened us, we didn’t

dare to swim in the ocean for quite a while.

That movie was “Jaws”, of course.

The reason for mentioning this is that one of the principal

characters is now in another struggle, a personal one. Roy

Scheider is battling multiple myeloma, a cancer of the

plasma cells. In June of this year, he had a bone marrow

transplant, and as he says, “I was my own donor. They

(doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering) harvested my stem

cells, and it went well.” The Multiple Myeloma Research

Foundation said the disease is incurable but treatable, and

that 50,000 Americans are living with this condition. The

point here is that the patient is also the donor – one more

example proving that stem cell transplantation (not

embryonic stem cells) has been shown to destroy

myeloma cells.

Here’s one more example of this: A report on a

particular heart surgery is set to appear in the Journal of

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; in the new

treatment, surgeons made mesh-like models of the tubes

and patches needed, and during surgery, put them in place

inside the patients. At the same time stem cells were

taken from the bone marrow of the patients and then

sprinkled onto the mesh, like seeds onto a flowerbed.

Over several months, the cells grew into the shape

of the mesh, providing new arteries and covering holes in

the heart.

The heart problems the patients suffered would

otherwise be treated with artificial implants that may

need to be replaced, especially in children, as they grow.

Surgeons say the stem cell technique has great potential

for adults as well as children.

National Enquirer, July 4, 2005


Court St. Joseph will have their August meeting in

Father Carew Hall on Tuesday, August 9th, at 7:30 p.m.

Our various activities will be discussed, so please try to


C. West, Regent 585-1719.

Defensive Driving Course

The course will take place on Saturday, August 6th

from 8:30 AM to 3 PM in Carew Hall. The cost is

$45 per person and reservations can be made by

calling the Rectory Office at 588-8456.

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Mark Your Calendars

August 1 Rosary (on the lawn) 7PM

August 1 Baptism Prep Class 8-9PM

August 6 Defensive Driving Course

8:30 - 3:00 Carew Hall

August 8 Blood Drive 3:30-9PM

August 8 Rosary (on the lawn) 7PM

August 8 Baptism Prep Class 8-9PM

August 15 Rosary (on the lawn) 7PM

August 22 Rosary (on the lawn) 7PM

August 27 Right to Life Newsletter Folding


St Joseph’s School

We still have some openings in our

Nursery School and Pre-K programs.

Please call the school for more information.

Summer hours for the school are

10 AM to 3PM.

The office will be closed from

August 1st - 15th.

We hope all our students are

enjoying their summer!

Summer Fun

The date has been set , it’s

time for some fun! All Altar

Servers and Junior Lectors

are invited to attend a day of

fun at Splish Splash on August 10th. Please fill

out the form you received and return it to the rectory as

soon as possible. We’ll see you then!

Raffle Winners

The results are in and we have


Mary Anne Hartnett won

the Limited Raffle Grand Prize of $5000. The second

prize winner of $2000 is Dr John Valente. The

Cruise was won by Anne Bannon and the Mets tickets

were won by Diane Reilly.

Congratulations to all our winners! Our thanks to

everyone for their support.



St. Joseph R. C. Church’s



Was a success this year due in no small part to our sponsors.

Please join us in thanking them for their support.

Alan C. Fricke Memorials Inc. American Legion American Office Supply

Barbara Mickelson & Evelyn Batt Bank of New York Cancos Tile Corporation

Chiarelli Religious Goods Curves for Women D.P. Murphy Co., Inc.

Dr John S Valente Dr. Louis Lupinacci Earthrite Textile Recycling

Greg & Bill's Auto Collision Hilton Garden Inn Lake Auto Service

Long Island Ace Hardware Lyon Tree Service Ltd Maid Brigade

Moloney Funeral Homes Msgr Francis Midura Okey Dokey

Outback Steak House Pop's Deli Restoration Experts

Rita’s Ices Ronkonkoma Plumbing Supply Sachem Building Supply

Shirley Auto Body Inc Skee Containers & Fuel St. Joseph CYO

St. Regis Council Tantone & Gulotta Villa Lombardi

Weber Funeral Homes Z & J News Service

Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard and

so late to assure us of a successful event. You’re the best!

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Around The Parish

Courtesy Announcements

Beginning Experience is a working weekend program designed to help separated,

divorced, and widowed persons of all ages grieving the loss of their marriages.

Weekends are quiet, reflective, spiritual, and ultimately life renewing. The next weekend

is August 12-14 at the Monfort Seminary in Bayshore. For more information and

reservations call 587-7338 or 516-812-6417.

Mass for individuals in 12 Step Recovery Programs will be celebrated for individuals,

their family and friends involved in any 12 Step Program on Sunday, August 7th at 7PM

at St John Nepomucene Church in Bohemia. For more information call Fr Kevin Gruber

at 589-0540.

Suffolk Catholic Singles Dance will be held Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 to 12:30

AM at the Holiday Inn at MacArthur Airport. Admission is $20 at the door. For 30’s

through 60’s. For more information call Jerry at 516-520-9385.

Ronkonkoma Cenacle is looking for volunteer drivers for August 27-30th & September 7-10th

to take groups to and from Islip MacArthur Airport. Interested volunteers please call 471-0024.

The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will arrive at the host parish of St John

Nepomucene in Bohemia on August 12 and will visit churches, a shrine, abortion clinics, and

nursing homes until departure on August 23. For more information about the visitation, contact

Carole Perez at 567-4808. The visitation schedule will be posted in the Rectory lobby.

St Joseph the Worker is celebrating their 50th Jubilee Anniversary as a parish and are

having a reunion of all students of the former St Joseph the Worker School on Saturday, October 1 at the 5:30 Mass with

a reception to follow. If you or someone you know attended classes at the school please call 758-6061 or 654-0379.

The 37th Annual Long Island Feis will be held on Sunday, August 7th beginning at 9AM at The Student Activities

Center Stony Brook University. Admission is Adults $10, Children and parking free. Competitions in the Irish Arts. Step

Dancing, Art, Singing, Irish Language and Irish Soda Bread Competition. Vendors of Irish Wares 9 AM to 5PM.

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 382-2181.

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 & appointments are available by calling Dr.Giuliani -243-2503.

Secular Franciscan Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at the

Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, presented by St Lawrence of Brindisi Fraternity. The Director will be Fr

Matthias Wesnofske OFM,CAP. The cost is $10 per person. Come join us !!!

Our Lady of Grace Center, Manhasset ( offers days and evenings of prayer, weekend

retreats, holistic spirituality and wellness services and workshops, space for groups to meet, and a hermitage

for private days of prayer. For brochure call 516-627-9255.

St. Joseph School

Visit teacher pages for summer reading

lists, summer news, and back to school

supply lists. Shop early and take

advantage of the sales.

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Religious Education Center

2005/2006 Calendar

Late Registration- info and forms

Please Help

Evan McAteer ‘s (a kindergarten student at St Joseph’s) aunt, Allison McAteer, is very sick. She is an

elementary Teacher Assistant and not married. Unfortunately, she also has no medical insurance coverage.

Financially she just makes ends meet. She has two neurological disorders, Syringomyelia and Chiari


Surgery is necessary to treat this condition. The procedure involves removing a piece of the skull in the back

of the head near the bottom (craniectomy). Having to go through this ordeal is difficult enough but the

financial burden that it is creating is almost too much to bear.

Evan’s family is trying to raise funds to help defray some of her medical expenses. They would appreciate any

donation which will go toward the cost of her medical care. They are very concerned and hope that you will

keep her and the family in your prayers. Any donations should be made directly to Katherine Yamaguchi

(her sister in law) and dropped off either at the church or rectory.

You may also mail it directly to Katherine Yamaguchi at 38 West Court Drive, Centereach, NY 11720


The McAteer Family


St Joseph’s CYO is NOT ON VACATION, we are hard at work

planning activities for you and your children to enjoy this summer:

BASEBALL CAMP - August 1-5 & 8-12 at

Slocum Elementary School.

Please call Henry @ 676-6347 or Cathy @ 588-1879 for more information.

We have registration forms available for our fall and winter programs, but we will also be selling

tickets for CYO BBQ NIGHT, Friday, September 2 at the LI DUCKS/ Citibank Park.

Call Henry @ 676-6347 or Cathy @ 588-1879 for tickets and more information. All seats are $25

which includes BBQ food items, beverages and admission to the game.

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception

offers the following Graduate Degrees:

Master of Arts in Theology

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

The seminary is located at 440 West Neck Road in Huntington

For further information, contact : Academic Office at 631-423-0483 ext 147 or ext 112

Registration for the Fall semester closes August 26, 2005

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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)


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: ______ - _________


(Please return this form in the collection basket or

to the Church Office)


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


Travel Soccer:

Gene ?467-0541

Intramural Soccer:

Beth ?737-6299


Karen ?588-8636

Chairman: Henry


Gene ?588-1879

Girls Basketball:

Christine ?737-3142

Boys Basketball:

Frank ?585-6921

Melchiona ?676-6347

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

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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