MASS INTENTIONS

Sunday, September 11, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 For the People of the Parish

7:00 Pietro Mele requested by Maria & Vito Nocera

7:00 For the Victims of 9/11

9:00 Marie Antonucci requested by The Marnick Family

9:00 For the Victims of 9/11

10:30 John Fuoco requested by The Fuoco Family

10:30 For the victims of 9/11

12:00 Susan Heyer requested by The Uddo & Smith Family

12:00 Carole Adamski requested by

Susan & Catherine Adamski

12:00 For the Victims of 9/11

3:00 Memorial Mass for the Victims of 9/11

5:00 Ann Gregory requested by Les

5:00 For the Victims of 9/11

Monday, September 12, Holy Name of Mary

7:00 Edie Ryan requested by Loving Family

7:00 Perpetia Amoria requested by Fernanda & Orlando

9:00 Nikki McKenna-Stroh requested by Betty Stroh

9:00 Hope R Conte requested by Mr & Mrs Michael Desepoli

Tuesday, September 13, St John Chrysostom

7:00 Marian Williams requested by Mr & Mrs Erato

8:45 Frances Monte requested by Barbara & Joseph Quitoni

8:45 Vincent Nachtmann requested by Karen Grenier

Wednesday, September 14, Exaltation of the Holy Cross

7:00 John Markey requested by Kim Eiden

9:00 George Buhr requested by Jim & Joan Vann

9:00 Rita Griffith requested by Court St Joseph 975 CDA

Thursday, September 15, Our Lady of Sorrows

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Mary, Frank & Mike Marangiello requested by

Cathy & Jim Foy

9:00 Louis, Theresa & Frank Scannella requested by

The Scanella Family

Friday, September 16, St Cornelius and St Cyprian

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Mary Nester requested by John & Barbara Corcoran

9:00 Arlene Signore requested by Cheryl Marchese

Saturday, September 17, St Robert Bellarmine

8:00 Catherine & James 56th Wedding Anniversary

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 John Edward Adams requested by Diane Buccellato

5:00 Julianna Cabrera requested by The Ferguson Family

5:00 CYO Families

Sunday, September 18, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 Evelyn Acampora requested by Roger Bosshart

7:00 James Herrington requested by Anne Herrington

9:00 For the People of the Parish

9:00 Marie Antonucci requested by Linda Savage & Family

10:30 Daniel P Henderson requested by James McGrath

10:30 Cammile Liberti requested by Janet Kramer

12:00 Mary Montuari requested by Joe & Maryann Compitello

12:00 Eleanor Rinaldo requested by The Dittmar Family

5:00 End to Abortion requested by Respect Life Committee

5:00 Margaret Cervini requested by Mr & Mrs John Buccellato

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

Helen Casey, Christopher Ryan, Claudia Platia, our deceased

soldiers and all of our deceased relatives and friends.

REMEMBER OUR SICK

Adrian Bohl Oliver Bouchard Mr. Michael Boyle Sr

Elsie Bratisax Leo Cantelmo Joseph Cardino

Mercedes Chipe Fr James Costello Robert Daly

Angelina DeSimone Olivia Marie Devine Anna Dorney

Geraldine DuBritz Michael A DuBritz Kristine Duschenchuk

Maggie Errico Robert Filce Raymond Harold

Jack Kelleher Joseph Kelly Keith Konig

Georgiana Lopez Dominick Mariano Elizabeth Mauro

Michele McGee Ann McGnagle Rita Meehan

Howard Meeks Sam Monte Leone Timothy M Nigro

Robert Pascale Edward Percesepe Grace C Peshkur

Bari Pizzurro Arthur Plouffe Joseph Poirot

Richard Rigney Marie Schwind Darryll Smith

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.

OUR PRIEST-CELEBRANTS

This Week End Mass Next Week End

Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Rieder

Fr Thomas 7:00 am Fr Boyle

Msgr Boccafola 9:00 am Msgr Boccafola

Fr Tapel 10:30 am Fr Walter Kedjierski

Fr Boyle 12:00 pm Fr Boyle

Fr Maffeo 5:00 pm Fr Tapel

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ALTAR BREAD & WINE

The Gifts offered at our Masses

Weekend are donated

in

Memory of All the Victims of

September 11, 2001

OUR LITURGY

The number seven in Scriptures denotes fullness or

completeness. Peter is being generous in offering to

forgive seven times. Jesus teaches that God’s forgiveness

is beyond limitation, even seventy times seven; our

willingness to forgive should be likewise. From the time

of Sirach the lesson is clear, forgive and you will be

forgiven.

when we need it. We must

forgive because with forgiveness

comes healing, and as Jesus tells Peter our

forgiveness must be limitless. Again, if we don’t forgive

then pain, hatred, and vengeance will destroy us. We must

be on guard, not to be like the servant who after he

receives forgiveness of his debts does not do the same for

the man who owes him. For if we act like that servant,

God tells us we will receive the same treatment he got

from the king when the king heard how badly he treated

the other servant. As we see: “in anger his master

handed him over to the tortures until he should pay back

the whole debt. “So will my heavenly Father do to you,

unless each of you forgives your brothers from your

heart.”

Oh Lord, this is so hard to do, especially with what we

remember on this fateful day. How Lord can we forgive,

when we have suffered so much, lost so much and

continue to suffer? Help us please so that we can be

healed a little bit more this year and years that are to

come.

My dear family, remember that the only way we can

do this is through Jesus Christ our life and our salvation.

The only way we can do the Divine thing as opposed to

the human thing is to let Jesus do it for us and with us

through the power of The Holy Spirit. God please help

us!

Today [Sunday] September 11th at 3 PM we will

celebrate a Special Memorial Mass for the victims and

families of that day. We will also pray for peace, an end

of terror acts, and God’s forgiveness and help. The

proceeds from the collection that we will take up at

this 3 PM Mass will go to the victims of Hurricane

Katrina. Also at all of the other Masses today we will

be taking up a special second collection for all of the

victims of the Hurricane-please God help them get

through this terrible disaster. If you wish to help, but

can’t do it this weekend, you can drop off your

donation at the rectory during the week.

Let us close with the great prayer of forgiveness given to

us by our dear Savior: Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be

done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our

daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as

we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but

deliver us from evil. Amen

On this day four years ago, our way of life totally

changed as our nation suffered through the terror attacks

upon the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and those who

died in the Three Airliners. Firefighters, Police Officers,

EMT’s and all types of Emergency Workers lost their

lives in an attempt to rescue those who were trapped. And

those who survived or were present on the days, weeks and

months that followed, will forever have these events printed

on their memories. So many families still suffer the loss of

loved ones who died in these attacks and the pain never

seems to go away!

We as a nation, as a world, now have gotten accustomed

to living in a way we never thought possible-including

armed troops at bridges, tunnels, train stations, stadiums,

and airports. We have grown accustomed to being

personally searched and opening our bags for inspection.

While they may be necessary concerning the times, these

are all things that we thought would never happen in

America. How do we cope?

Our readings today have the answer, but their message is

difficult for some (if not most) to hear. While many

feelings and emotions are everywhere, one we must

consider is what the readings call for-FORGIVENESS.

Some may be inclined to rule out forgiveness, citing how

terrible the events were and the lack of the remorse on the

part of those who organized these events and sadly the ones

that followed. Others may still be overwhelmed by grief

and find some solace in hatred and revenge. But in reality

that will get us nowhere, and it will only exhaust and

destroy us.

Jesus ben Sira, the author of The Book Sirach, and

Jesus the Christ, the author of all life, are telling us we

must move on and that anger, hatred and vengeance will

only lead us to sin. While God is indeed a God of Justice,

and justice must be carried out against those who planned

and carried out these attacks and the ones that followed, we

must remember that vengeance belongs to God alone. Yes,

the nations of the world must protect themselves, yet we

must also work for Peace and Justice, and bring those guilty

to justice. But we must not do it with uncontrolled hatred

and anger. The world has been greatly wronged by misguided

people who must be stopped. However, as

followers of Christ we must pray for healing, ask God to

forgive them, and we must forgive them. Forgiving them

does not mean letting them off the hook or not punish them

with prison, but it does mean not trying to hurt them, as we

were hurt, or give them back twice as much as we receivedeven

though that is our first human response. We are asked

not to give the human response, but the Divine responsewhich

we are capable of doing through the Life, Death and

Resurrection of Jesus Christ (which we participate in

everyday through Baptism).

We must forgive so that we can be open to forgiveness

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FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE

last week. We are looking forward to reading them.

Please drop them off at our office during our regular

office hours or you may drop them off at the Rectory

during their

office hours. If you have any questions, please call us.

New Catechists are always needed. We are especially

looking for volunteers for our Grade Levels 3, 4 and 5. If

you love your faith and want to share your time and

talent, please call us. We will be happy to answer any of

your questions. It would be our pleasure to have you join

our program.

Confirmation interviews and gown measurements

will be done this week on September 13 and September

15. Please follow the schedule you received back in April

with your registration packet. If you have not registered

for Confirmation, please do so.

Confirmation information can be found on page 9 of

the bulletin.

R C I A

The summer inquiry schedule is as follows:

Meetings on 2nd & 4th Thursdays of September from

7:30 - 8:30 in the Rectory basement meeting room.

Stewardship

Stewardship is not an option! None of us lives as his own

master and none of us dies as his own master, says St

Paul. While we live we are responsible to the Lord, and

when we die we die as his servants.

Weekly Offering

673 Envelopes $ 11,970

Loose collection 3,057

Total Last Sunday $15,027

Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250

Weekly Excess/(Debt) -(6,223)

Same Sunday last year 15,024

Poor Box last weekend $287

Catholic University Collection $ 634

Same Collection last year 668

Parish Outreach

For the month of August we serviced 157 clients.

Financial assistance amounted to $3,529.87. There were

15 new clients added and total services and referrals

provided were 419. This included food, living needs,

Health Care information, advocacy and housing. Your

continued support of the Outreach Program makes all of

this possible. Thank you.

Outreach will be sponsoring their annual

Religious Education

Our Religious Education Office is now open.

Our hours are:

Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The office is closed on Fridays.

September 14 An important Introduction Parent

Meeting is scheduled to meet in Carew Hall at 7:15 pm.

This meeting is for all parents who are new to our

program.

September 18th is Catechetical Sunday; a special

blessing will be given to our Catechists at the 12 PM

Mass.

If you have not registered your children, please send in

your forms, classes will start the first week of October. If

you have misplaced your forms please call our office and

we will be happy to send you a new set or you may go to

our web site and download the necessary forms.

Children who are entering grade 1 in September should be

registered for Level 1, which is the first year of our two

year Communion Prep Program.

Reminder we have a Sunday School Program that meets

at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. This program is for ages 3,4,

and 5 year olds. Please call the office for forms.

Summer Packets: Those students who needed to

complete their Summer Liturgy Response Forms (Levels

6 and 7) were expected to turn in their completed forms

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SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS

Please continue to remember them in your prayers.

CPL Deborah Alfieri Tech SGT Louis Barletta

PFC Justin Browne PC Michael Dean Cantley

SPC Thomas E. Corcoran SGT Ryan Delaney

LTCOL Kurt Diehl SGT Stephen DiGirolamo

CPL Keith Flick SP4 Thomas Flood

RCT Michael Gabriellini SPC Daniel Heuman

SGT John W Keohane SGT Steven Knight

CPL Andrew Kochman 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

LCPL Anthony Notaroberta 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)

RESPECT LIFE

The date for the preparation for mailing for

the October issue of LIFE NEWS has been

moved up to this Saturday, September 17th. We

ask that everyone who can, come to the Old

School Gym to lend a hand in getting this

important issue ready for the Post Office. Remember that

October is Respect Life month, and there will be many events

to be noted. Come for an hour or two or three – the coffee is

always on! The Respect Life Committee of St. Joseph’s will

meet at 7 PM in the Rectory basement on Tuesday, September

20th. All interested persons are welcome.

The Life Center is offering two-day consultant training, open to

all. If you would like to volunteer or just wish to update your

education on the dignity of human life and life issues, you are

more than welcome. Topics include: Introduction to the

Mission of the Life Center; Counseling the sexually active

young person with Sexual Integrity; Psychological

Developmental Stages; Fetal Development and Abortion

Procedures; Fertility Appreciation; Hotline Consultation, Phone

call techniques; Post Abortion Issues and Healing.

When: Two Saturdays, 9/17/05 and 9/24/05, 9:30 am – 3:00pm

Life Center of Massapequa, 35 E. Willow St. Massapequa, NY

Call to register: Virginia Corbett, 516-798-8746

AAA Pregnancy Options: www.aaapregnancyoptions.org

Elections are coming – are you registered? If in doubt, call

the Suffolk Board of Elections at 631-852-4500. Mail-in voter

registration forms for college students, shut-ins, etc. are

available at any post office, DMV office or library. Look into

this now, as the Board of Elections must receive your form no

later than 25 days before the date of the election in which you

plan to vote.

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St Joseph’s School

The children of St Joseph’s school

have enjoyed the first few days of the

school year. They have started the year

with lots of smiles and laughter - let’s

hope they’re always this happy to be

in school !

Plant Sale

We’ll be holding our annual fall

plant sale the weekend of Sept

17th. All mums will be $5. We

know how beautiful they are

every year - so plan to get yours

early!

A Look at Exodus

Fr. Boyle will be offering a

course on the Book of Exodus

this Fall. The class begins

on Tuesday, September 20th

and will run six consecutive

Tuesdays until October 25th.

It will be offered both in the

morning from 10-11:30 and at night from 7:30-9PM.

A fee of $10 is needed upon registration. Please visit

the rectory during office hours in order to enroll.

Driver Needed! We are

looking for a volunteer to drive a

member of our community once a

week, in the early evening to his

doctor’s appointment. If you are

available and would like to volunteer please call the

Outreach office at 981-6888. Thank you

Fabian Alejandro Galvis

Jenna Makayla Kiernan

Liana Mary Rizzo

Krista Victoria Schneider

Matteo David Marchese

Mark Your Calendars

Sept 11 9/11 Memorial Mass 3PM

Sept 12 Baptism Prep Class 8-9PM

Sept 17 & 18 Plant Sale

Sept 23 & 24 Vegas

Sept 27 A Look at Exodus 10-11:30 & 7:30-9

Oct 1 & 2 Baby Diaper Collection

Oct 1 & 2 Confirmation Enrollment at all Masses

Oct 5 School Golf Outing

Banns of Marriage

Chevaun Damon of St John’s and

Frank Guidice of St Jospeh’s

Tracy Parini and John Pitocco both of

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Jannine Galgano of St Hoseph’s and

John Corso of St Thomas More

Elizabeth Briguccia of St Joseph’s and

Todd Robinson of St Mark’s Episcopal

Kimli Arjani of Hoboken, NJ and

Robert Iadanza Jr of St Joseph’s

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$10,00000 GRAND PRIZE

Last ticket drawn All Prizes Pro-Rated if all tickets not sold.

PRIZES

Ticket Drawn Prize Amount

1 $200.00

50 $200.00

100 $200.00

150 $200.00

200 $200.00

250 $250.00

300 $200.00

350 $200.00

400 $200.00

450 $200.00

495 $300.00

496 $400.00

497 $500.00

498 $750.00

499 $1,000.00

LAST TICKET DRAWN $10,000.00

PLUS!!

FOOD- DRINK- MUSIC- PRIZES

(Ticket Stub Entitles 2 People Entrance to the Party) Extra Guests welcome for $10.00 a person.

$100.00 Donation Only 500 Tickets Sold

Winners need not be present.

St Joseph RC Church 45 Church St Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

NAME ________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________________________

Phone # ___________________________________ # of Tickets _______

Complete this form and return it to the Rectory.

A numbered ticket stub will be returned to you upon receipt of this form with $100.00 donation.

Please enclose your donation with this order. Thank You.

2005 Backward Drawing

November 26, 2005

St. Joseph’s 2005

Football Benefit Fund

It’s A Parish Fund Raiser

It’s Fun And Exciting

It’s Only $5

Here’s how it works:

You buy a ticket for $5. It will have a 3-team code. It is good for all 17 weeks of the NFL regular

Season. Each week the combined high score wins: $100; Second: $85; Third: $70; Fourth: $50 and

the lowest score wins $35. So for just $5 you have a chance to win one of 5 cash prizes for each of

the 17 weeks. At the end of the season, there will be a drawing for 10 $50 prizes from the tickets that

did not already win a prize. Buy more than one, get friends, family and coworkers to buy some. It’s a

great way to help support St. Joseph’s Parish and enjoy the Football Season. Please note, once the

season begins, any unsold tickets remain the property of the contest and any winning prizes of these

tickets remain in the fund. These tickets remain open for purchase, but the holder is entitled only to

those prizes awarded after the purchase date.

Name:

Address:

Phone: Number of tickets: Amount:

Mail tickets to: 45 Church St, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 or come into the Rectory

ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL 6TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

AT THE

TIMBER POINT COUNTRY CLUB

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH 2005

Golfers arrive at 12:OO for BBQ Lunch Buffet Shotgun Start at 1:30 PM

Your day will include: 18 Holes of Golf with Cart

BBQ Lunch includes All Beef Hamburgers & Frankfurters as well as Unlimited Soda & Beer from 12:00 PM to

1:30PM! * Beer and Soda cart throughout outing! Hole Sponsors* Prizes* Raffles* Give-Aways

Buffet Dinner with Carving Station, Dessert and Top Shelf Open Bar at Timber Point Country Club!

Please RSVP by sending payment of $135 per player along with tear off below by Wednesday, September 28.

For additional information contact Brian Sanders after 6PM at 475-9575 or 516-815-1884

Family Name:__________________________ Class:_____________ Phone Number:______________

Number of Golfers______________ X $135 per golfer =______________

Number for Dinner Only__________ X $49 per person =______________

Please include list of all golfers with registration.

** All groups teeing off will be in fours. Single players, doubles or trios will be combined with other players. **

Absolutely no one under Age 16 is permitted to be on the golf course.

Collared shirts are required. No sweat pants, cutoffs or tank tops. No coolers or food of any kind is permitted.

Mulligans and other Hole Prizes will be for Sale.

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Around The Parish

Fall track, Baseball and Soccer programs will be starting on or about September 10. DON’T FORGET TO Register!

Registration forms can be found on the parish website, in Our Place newspaper magazine and in the back of the CYO

calendar.

Atlantic City Tropicana Hotel - on Saturday, October 8th, the St Regis K of C will sponsor a trip to the Tropicana

Casino starting at 9am. We will have a short breakfast at the Council starting at 8am. Return trip starts at 6:30pm. Price

is $30 per person and we will get $5 back. The trip is a fundraiser for the St Patrick Parade Committee. It is open to all

who

want to go. Payment must be made before September 16th. Any questions call Mo Maloney at 981-7759.

Courtesy Announcements

Catholic High Schools Open Houses - You are invited to explore the benefits of a Catholic

High School Education by visiting our schools during the time and dates that follow.

September 17 11AM - 2PM Our Lady of Mercy Academy

September 18 10AM - 1PM St Anthony High School

September 25 1-4 PM St Dominic High School

October 1 10AM - 1PM Kellenberg Memorial High School

2-4 PM Chaminade High School

October 2 12-2:30 PM Holy Trinity High School

2-4:30 PM St Mary’s College Prep High School

October 15 10AM - 1PM Sacred Heart Academy

10AM - 1PM McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School

12-2:30 PM Academy of St Joseph

October 16 10:30AM-2PM St John the Baptist High School

Suffolk Catholic Singles Dance Saturday, September 17th from 9PM-12:30AM at the Holiday

Inn at MacArthur Airport. Admission is $20 at the door which includes DJ, deli buffet, free

snacks and raffle tickets. Neat casual attire; 30’s thru 60’s. For more information call Jerry at

516-520-9385.

Women’s Enrichment Ministry at Holy Cross invites all women to join with us as we D-Well

in Possibility and explore the Story of The Woman at the Well on Saturday, September 24 from

10:45AM to 3:45PM. Boxed Lunch catered by “Elegant Eating”. Suggested Offering $20. For more information call

265-2200.

Free Irish Classes begin 9/15/05 The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School’s new semester of free, weekly Irish language

classes begins Thursday, 9/15/05 in the AOH Hall at 27 Locust Ave in Babylon, 100 yards west of the Babylon LIRR

Station. The Mommy, Daddy & Me program begins at 7:15PM. Classes for adults begin at 7:45 PM. All interested in

Irish are welcome to attend. For details call Jerry Kelly at 516-679-0465.

St Joseph’s College Institute for the Study of Religion in Community Life presents “The Battle for God” with Karen

Armstrong on September 21 at 7:30 PM in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium. Ms Armstrong is one of today’s most

provocative, original and inclusive thinkers on the role of

religion in today’s world. For more information and registration, call 631-447-2739.

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.

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

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St Joseph's Play Group

Calling all babies, toddlers and pre schoolers - Come meet new friends at the St Joseph’s Playgroup!

Bring your Mom, Dad, Grandparents or caregiver to Father Carew Hall on Friday, September 9th at 9:30 AM.

There you’ll meet other St Joseph’s families and spend an hour of fun with other children from birth to age 5.

For more information please call Sally Miller at 737-5120. Hope to see you there!

Confirmation Corner

On Tuesday, September 20th there is a meeting for ALL parents/

guardians at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of the “old school”. It is

imperative that at least one parent or guardian attend.

We will conduct interviews of each of the candidates on September 13th

and 15th in Fr Carew Hall (Lower Church) between 7-9:15 PM. The

interview schedule has been distributed in the information packets.

Note: Robe Measurements will be taken at this time only.

Workshop sessions will commence on October 4th, 2005. Attendance is

mandatory. NOTE: Please be aware that if your child is scheduled for the

Thursday Sessions, the October 13th session will be incorporated into the

Tuesday and Wednesday sessions for that week only. This is necessary due to

the Thursday Retreat day scheduled for that week.

We are looking forward to assisting you in offering your child a very blessed event in their lives.

Deacon Jim

Hurricane Relief

Bishop Murphy has authorized a

special collection to assist the victims of

hurricane Katrina, especially in Florida,

Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama.

A voluntary collection will be taken up today, Sunday,

September 11th, at all the Masses.

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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)

We’re Looking For…

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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