MASS INTENTIONS

Sunday, October 2, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 Cornelius Dunleavy requested by Loving Wife Anne

9:00 Anthony Zigmont requested by Loving Family

9:00 Court of St Joseph Catholic Daughters of America #975

10:30 Ourania Pallace requested by Loving Children

10:30 Mr & Mrs Donald Frasher requested by Donna Fuoco

12:00 For the People of the Parish

12:00 Kathleen Pagliuca requested by Loving Family

5:00 Rose Bolla requested by The Wolfert Family

5:00 Turkovich Family (Living) requested by

The Kedjierski Family

Monday, October 3

7:00 Rose Magazino requested by Margaret & James DeLuca

7:00 Anthony T Gucwa requested by

Kenneth, Jeannine & Susha Bruno

9:00 Ourania Pallace requested by Loving Husband

9:00 Carol Thumm requested by Carol Tappen

Tuesday, October 4, St Francis of Assisi

7:00 Richard Doremus requested by Alice Ascher

9:00 Deceased Members of the Ryan Family requested by

The Hughes Family

9:00 Augusto Lucas requested by Loving Family

Wednesday, October 5

7:00 Robert Tocchio requested by Eugene & Peggy Ann

7:00 Stephen Lyons requested by Loving Family

9:00 Catherine Gracey requested by Loving Husband

9:00 Lisa Villani requested by the D’Achilli Family

Thursday, October 6, St Bruno

7:00 Robert Tocchio requested by Eugene & Peggy Ann

7:00 Juan Rodriguez requested by Pete & Lisa Marquez

9:00 Jeanne Reed requested by Norma Saporito

9:00 Josephine Esposito requested by Jenine & Keith Daley

Friday, October 7, Our Lady of the Rosary

7:00 Irene Mackey requested by the Loggia Family

9:00 Mary Schaefer requested by Loving Family

9:00 Neyrick Blair requested by the Eiermann Family

Saturday, October 8

8:00 John T Petrone requested by Loving Family

8:00 Nancy Burns (living) requested by Sam & Liz

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Anna Arpino requested by Bridget & Vincent Corrado

5:00 John Eppolito requested by the McMurray Family

5:00 CYO Families Living & Deceased

Sunday, October 9, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 David & Emma Gamble requested by

Loving Gamble Family

9:00 John W Biglin Jr requested by

Margaret & Chris Marshall

9:00 Robert Giosa requested by Joseph Paciulli

10:30 Ann Gregory requested by Les

10:30 Dolores Nylund requested by Claire & Jim

12:00 Devon Beatty requested by John Rzemyk

12:00 Anthony Mucci requested by Mr & Mrs Edward Gabriel

5:00 For the People of the Parish

5:00 William Sanders requested by

Vicky & Ashley Donaudy

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

Margaret A McHale, Pauline Wagner, Felicia Roman, John Vito

Parenti, our deceased soldiers and all of our deceased

relatives and friends.

REMEMBER OUR SICK

Rosemarie Aiello Maureen Berdom Adrian Bohl

Mr. Michael Boyle Sr Elsie Bratisax Leo Cantelmo

Joseph Cardino Joyce Ann Ciullo Marialen Cooper

Fr James Costello Angelo Cutrone Maureen Daly

Robert Daly Angelina DeSimone Olivia Marie Devine

Barbara DiGirolomo Geraldine DuBritz Michael A DuBritz

Mary Duerr Kristine Duschenchuk Maggie Errico

Robert Filce Raymond Harold Jack Kelleher

Joseph Kelly Keith Konig Georgiana Lopez

Michele McGee Ann McGnagle Juliana McLarney

Rita Meehan Howard Meeks Sam Monte Leone

Timothy M Nigro Theresa Orlandi Robert Pascale

Grace C Peshkur Bari Pizzurro Arthur Plouffe

Joseph Poirot Richard Rigney Barbara Rooney

Christopher Rubino Rose Russo Toni Shea

Darryll Smith Lorraine Stiefel Antonina Sturiano

Lloyd Turnier 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 Maffeo 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo

Fr Maffeo 7:00 am Fr Maffeo

Fr Boyle 9:00 am Fr Boyle

Fr Tapel 10:30 am Fr Maffeo

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 Honor of

John and Angela Martin

Requested by

Loving Family

OUR LITURGY

Using the image of a vineyard that produced wild grapes,

Isaiah speaks of God’s frustration with Israel. Jesus uses a

parable of a vineyard to chastise the chief priests and

elders; because of their hostility, they will lose the

kingdom to others. Paul tells the Philippians to embrace

the virtues that will produce peace and goodness before

service to God and proper care to those who live in the

vineyard, only now they will do it through His Living

Body the Church.

This warning to the Jewish Leaders is not just meant

for them, it also serves as a reminder to Christian Leaders

as well. Church leaders must always be on guard not to

become like those Jesus speaks to in today’s Gospel.

Church leaders must never abuse their power or forget

why Christ founded the Church in the first place-which is

to be of service to God’s people and lead them to the

Kingdom of Heaven! To prevent abuse and bad

leadership from happening, we must all pray for our

Church Leaders (that includes your own Priests, Deacons,

and Lay Staff). We must pray that they will always be

open to the power of the Holy Spirit and that they will

always do their best. Even if there are times and places

where Church Leaders have failed, all is not lost because

you cannot defeat the Holy Spirit. For when human

leaders fail, God always provides, and the Holy Spirit

sends to the Church the people she needs at the right time.

If there is any doubt of this, just look at our history!

Countless times our dear Blessed Mother has come to the

Church, and many great saints have called the Church

Leaders back to their senses, like St. Catherine of Siena,

or the Second Christ St. Francis of Assisi, whom we

honor this Tuesday October 4th. So never, lose hope, and

know that God is always here to guide His Church.

In honor of St. Francis and his love for animals

and all creation, we will bless animals this afternoon

(Sunday) at 3 PM on the Rectory Lawn.

Also happening today is the Long Island Stand

up for Life from 2-3:30 PM along Route 25 and Route

110 in Huntington-if you are able to, please join your

neighbors in praying for an end of abortion. Also, on this

Respect Life Sunday, we will collect Diapers for Infant

and Toddlers, as well as other gifts. Place your gift in the

bassinet at the Church’s main entrance.

This weekend at all of the Masses we will have our

Confirmation Enrollment, as we ask all our Level 8

Young People to come forward and make their

commitment that they will do all that they can to prepare

for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next month.

Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

This week, our Religious Education Classes begin

for this year; please drive carefully around the parish

grounds in the late afternoon and early evening, as our

students will be attending their Religious Education

Classes. Also, please pray for our young people, and their

teachers as they learn more about their faith.

God bless you always!

Fr. Mike

“When in the course of human events, it becomes

necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds

which have connected them with another, and to

assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and

equal station to which the Law of Nature’s God entitles

them…That whenever any Form of Government

becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the

People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new

Government… We Therefore, the Representatives, of

the United States of America, in General Congress,

Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the

world…publish and declare, That These United

Colonies Are, and of Right ought to be Free and

Independent States, that they are Absolved from

Allegiance to the British Crown…”

With these words, and several others, the United

Colonies of America declared themselves free and

independent of Great Britain. This step was taken because

England failed to properly care for the colonies, and

subjected the colonists to acts of tyranny, oppression, lack

of representation, and an oppressive mercantile system,

which took all of the resources and left nothing for those

who produced them. The neglect of the British Crown

caused the people of America to look for new leaders, to

seek self-government and make a better life for all on our

shores.

Through the Declaration of Independence, the Second

Continental Congress told the whole world that England

was out and a new nation had begun-The United States of

America. The Founding Fathers set forth a new nation and

established the idea that bad governments and leaders

where not to be tolerated, but changed for that which is

better. However, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin

Franklin and others of that time were not the first ones to

come up with this idea, for we see this idea at work in our

readings today from the book of the Prophet Isaiah and by

Jesus Himself in today’s Gospel.

The vineyard in both readings is the Kingdom of God

and the world, the leadership in both cases have led the

people astray-this especially seen in the gospel when Jesus

speaks of how the tenant farmers refused to pay the

landlord what was due. The landlord, of course, is God and

those who are sent (who represent the landlord) are the

Prophets, who were beaten, and even killed (the last

prophet being St. John the Baptist). The tenant farmers

who refuse to listen, and even think they can steal the

inheritance from the Son, are Israel’s leaders-the scribes,

elders, Pharisees, and Sadducees. Jesus is telling them that

they are poor leaders, who do not take proper care of God’s

vineyard and abuse the people, nor do they offer proper

service to God. New leaders, who will be appointed by the

Son, will replace them. These leaders will offer proper

Sunday, October 2, 2005 Page 3

FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE

This weekend, at all masses, our Level 8 students will be

enrolled into the Parish’s Confirmation Preparation

Program. During the month of October, these students

will be attending Prep classes and a full day retreat and

we ask that you keep them in your prayers as they

continue on their journey of faith.

Reminder we have a Sunday School Program that meets

at 9:00 am on Sundays. This program is for ages 3, 4, and

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

Confirmation information can be found on page 9 of

the bulletin.

Stewardship

In the Gospel today, the owner of the vineyard sent

messengers to collect his share of the harvest from the

tenant farmers; but there was not a single good steward on

the property! God is the owner, we are the tenants. What

sort of stewards are we?

Weekly Offering

653 Envelopes $ 12,317

Loose collection 3,235

Total Last Sunday $15,552

Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250

Weekly Excess/(Debt) -(5,698)

Same Sunday last year 13,834

Poor Box last weekend $225

Parish Outreach

Lake Nutrition Meals On Wheels has

moved to a new location. We are now

located at St Joseph’s parish Outreach and

we are looking for volunteers to deliver

food one day a week, for one hour a day.

For information call Suzette Jacobellis at

467-8948.

Religious Education

Our Religious Education Office is now open.

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.

Religious Education classes will be starting

up this week. All who registered on time should have

been notified. Late registrants will be notified ASAP.

Thank you to all of our parishioners who heard our plea

and came forward and offered to be a Catechist. It is

because of you that we were able to open up more classes.

A big Thank You to all of our Catechists who came to the

meeting. It was great sharing our summer stories and

praying with you. Congratulations to Denise Ramos,

Denise Ketterer, Barbara Hoos and James Entenmann

who luckily won one of our raffles. For all who were

unable to attend, please come to the office to pick up your

books and binders. Classes start up this week.

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. For all children entering

Level 1 and have not received their book, you may come

to the Religious Ed office on Monday and Thursday.

Reminder to Level 6 students Bibles will be blessed

and distributed at all the masses next weekend.

There will be a very important Level 2 and Sacrament

Readiness 2 Parent meeting during the first week of

class. Please bring your child to class then come to the

auditorium.

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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 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 NS3 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)

Francesca Rose Barbaro

Kelsey Dawn Johnston

Thomas Gerald Mallon

Brooke Marie Nettleton

Louis Edward Perrone

Joseph Jack Richetti, IV

Shawn Douglas Smith

RESPECT LIFE

. Since the Right to Life Party is not on the ballot

this year, it is up to the individual voter to find pro-life

candidates. The way to do this is:

1) Ask the candidate his/her stand on life issues. You may

have to call the headquarters of the candidate’s party but

answers must come directly from the candidate. Then you

must pass this information on to others.

2) The Long Island Coalition for Life mailed a

questionnaire to candidates in major races. Call 631-243-

1435 for responses. OR you can check the questionnaire

and the responses which will be printed in Suffolk Life.

3) Remember: What matters most in every election is

who gets out the vote!

4) Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. For names of

candidates on t he ballot in your area, call your Board of

Elections. In Suffolk County the telephone number is

631-852-4500.

Remember back in November of 2003 when

President Bush signed into law the Ban on

Partial Birth Abortion? (This act prohibited

the killing of a baby in the process of being

born.) Immediately upon its passage the

American Civil Liberties Union, Planned

Parenthood, National Organization of Women and other

like-minded groups called for an injunction against it in

the District Courts of New York, Nebraska and

California.

During the injunction hearing in New York an abortionist

gave a graphic description of exactly how she did this

dismemberment abortion, and this partial quote will tell it

all: “I use my finger to disrupt the contents of the cranial

cavity (skull) to thereby collapse the skull and allow

delivery of the fetus.” (Now dead, one might add.)

Source: Human Life Review, Spring 2005. Each of the

three above named district courts ruled against the ban on

Partial Birth Abortions but all are under appeal by the

Department of Justice.

There will be a pro-life march on Saturday, October 15th

in Cutchogue. The Marian Council of the K of C of that

town will sponsor first, Mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart

Church, 27905 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, celebrated by Fr.

Martin Osborne, then march to the Monument for the

Unborn at Sacred heart Cemetery on Depot Lane, and

then to the K of C Hall for refreshments. Call John

Kennelly at 631-298-9500 for more info.

All are welcome. LIFE NEWS, October 2005

“Accepting that the rights of the weakest can be violated

means that you accept also that the right of force prevails

over the force of rights.” Pope Benedict XVI, written

when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help

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St Joseph’s School

Thank you to all the parents who

attended our Open School Night on

Monday, Sept 19th. It was a very

successful evening and a pleasure to

meet all those who came to see us.

Congratulations to our Student

Council Officers who were elected last

week. We look forward to your energy

and ideas for the new school year.

Our school is presently preparing “toiletry packets” for

those victims of the hurricane who are being relocated to

our area. If you would like to assist us in this project

please contact our school office.

St Joseph's School- Home School Association in

sponsoring our 3rd Annual Pampered Chef Kitchen

Show! Come down on Thursday, October 13th at

7:30pm in the gym ! This years Theme- Chocolate

Chocolate Chocolate! Learn how to make some great

dessert recipes just in time for the Holidays! And taste

them too!! Also- be a part of a Chinese Auction! Don't

Miss it! For information call- Anne Marie McCormack

(631) 472-8011 32% of all sales goes back directly to the

school!

St Joseph’s School proudly presents it’s Annual

Fall Craft and Gift Fair on October 15th from

10AM to 3:30PM in the Church parking lot.

There will be something for everyone, hand

made and new merchandise, bake sale, petting zoo, moon

bounce, concession stand and much more. For further

details, call 736-9354.

A Look at Exodus

Fr. Boyle is offering a course on the Book of Exodus this

Fall. The class began on September 20th and runs six consecutive

Tuesdays until October 25th. It is offered in the

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

There is a $10 registration fee. Visit the rectory to enroll.

Mark Your Calendars

Oct 1 & 2 Confirmation Enrollment at all Masses

Oct 2 Blessing of Animals 3PM Rectory Lawn

Oct 3 Baptism Prep Class 8-9PM

Oct 4 Religious Education begins

Oct 5 School Golf Outing

Oct 9 Unity Sunday

Oct 10 & 13 Confirmation Retreat Mt. Alvernia

Oct 15 St Joseph School Fall Craft Fair

Oct 29 Anointing Mass 10:30

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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

WEDNESDAY, 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-Always

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

Blessing of Animals - Celebrating the Feast of St Francis - will take place on Sunday, October 2nd

at 3PM on the Rectory Lawn. Bring your pets large and small for a very special blessing.

CYO Boys & Girls Fall 05/ Winter 06 Basketball registration, for grades K thru 12, will be held

on: Mon. Oct 3rd @ Slocum School from 6-8 PM

Sat. Oct 8th @ St Joseph’s “old school” from 2-4 PM

Tues. Oct 11th @ Ronkonkoma Middle School from 6-8 PM

Wed. Oct 12th @ Cherokee St School from 6-8 PM

Registration forms can be found on the parish website and in Our Place newspaper/magazine.

CYO Family Mass has been scheduled for October 8th, 5PM– The CYO Mass is for members of the CYO and their

families both living and deceased. Please wear your CYO Jersey and bring a friend & family members. Altar servers and

lectors who are members of the CYO and would like to participate are invited to do so. Refreshments in Carew Hall to

follow. Please call Cathy for more information at 588-1879.

Please make a difference for St Joseph’s School - we’ve recently launched our 2005-2006 Box Tops for

Education fundraising campaign. This year we’ve set a goal of earning $2,000 through Box Tops. We

are asking for the support of families and community members like you. Just clip the Box Top coupons

off the packages of any participating General Mills products and drop them into the collection basket at church or drop

them off in the rectory during the week. For more information on how you can help our school earn cash through Box

Tops for Education, contact Sharon Buckley, our Box Tops coordinator, at 737-3093 or visit boxtops4education.com.

St Joseph’s students thank you from the bottom of their hearts!

Courtesy Announcements

Morality (Basic Course) will be held at St Patrick Parish in Smithtown beginning on

Wednesday, October 5th and running for 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the

Emmaus Room of the school. Register on the first night of the course or call the rectory at 265-

2271.

Our Lady of Fatima Day, Thursday, October 13th the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island will

sponsor a day of prayer beginning with Stations of the Cross at 10:30 AM, Mass at 11:30 and the

Rosary followed by Benediction at 2:30. For information call 325-0661.

Suffolk Catholic Singles Dance will be held on Oct 8th from 9PM to 12:30AM at the Holiday

Inn at MacArthur Airport. Admission is $20 at the door. Neat casual attire. For ages 30’s through

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

Mass will be celebrated for individuals, their family and friends involved in any 12 Step

Program on Sunday, October 2 at 7PM at St John Nepomucene Church in Bohemia. An 11th

Step meeting will follow in the lower level of the Church. For information call Fr Gruber at 589-

0540.

Kitchen Help/ General Utility Person - FT position includes working week ends. Must be able to

do heavy lifting. Benefits. Prior experience helpful. Ronkonkoma Cenacle. Call Linda 588-8366.

Cleary School for the Deaf is offering Evening Adult Education classes in American Sign

Language, levels 1-5, September 19th – November 14th. Call Mary at 581-7270 for information.

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.

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

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Confirmation Corner

“Times Awastin”

Reminders:

Enrollment Masses are a must - Masses are the weekend

of October 1st & 2nd. The form was distributed at the parents

meeting September 20th.

Preparation Work Shops - Sessions are October 4th, 5th

& 6th, October 11th & 12th ( Thursday session is included this

week only), October 18th, 19th & 20th and October 25th, 26th

& 27th.

Candidates must make the assigned session each week.

Retreat Days – October 10th and October 13th at

Mount Alvernia, Centerport

Rehearsal - Monday, November 7th at 7:15 for 10:00 Mass Nov 10

Tuesday, November 8th at 7:15 for 1:30 Mass Nov 10

Sponsor or Designee must come to the rehearsal.

Confirmation - Thursday, November 10th 1st Mass 10AM

2nd Mass 1:30PM

All the above information is contained in your letter dated September 7th, 2005.

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Football Benefit Fund

Week 3 Winners

1st Place 1808 E I Q

37 45 34 116 $100.00

2nd Place 1806 E I O

37 45 33 115 $85.00

3rd Place 1815 E I X

Tie 37 45 31 113 $60.00

1798 E I &

37 45 31 113 $60.00

Low Score 3721 L P $

10 7 6 23 $35.00

14 weeks to go!

Still time to win,

Get your ticket now!!

ST JOSEPH CYO

7TH & 8TH Grade Boys

Travel Basketball

Try Outs

Thursday, October 6th and

Friday, October 7th

7th Grade 6-7:45 8th Grade 7:45-9:15

Ronkonkoma Middle School-Peconic Street

Lou Cozzetto Mike Petre

471-2140 676-6428

8th Grade 7th Grade

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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