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
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
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
Thomas Morgan, Erminia Gianuzzi, Eugene Sullivan, Mary
Hyjeck, our deceased soldiers and all of our deceased relatives
REMEMBER OUR SICK
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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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The gifts offered at our Masses this
Are Donated in Honor of
The Kenny & Bradley Families
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.
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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FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
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 :
R C I A
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.
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
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.
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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SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
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
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 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
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS NEWS
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!
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!
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
10th ANNUAL FAMILY
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!
Around The Parish
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
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 (www.olgcenter.com) 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.
Religious Education Center
Late Registration- info and forms
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
C Y O
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
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!!!