Sunday, October 16, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00 Joan Viola requested by Beverly Cashmore
9:00 John Petrone requested by Judy Friss
9:00 Rosaria Pilla & Innocenzo Paolucci requested by
10:30 For An End to Abortion requested by
Respect Life Committee
10:30 William Baumgartner requested by The Nolan Family
12:00 Carmine Cassara Jr requested by The D.Agostino Family
12:00 Robert Vickers requested by Carol Donald
5:00 Laryssa Falkowski requested by
Kevin & Nicole Mahoney
5:00 Doris Pion requested by The Dinger Family
Monday, October 17, St Ignatius of Antioch
7:00 Marlene Maher requested by Carol & John Weinisch
9:00 Msgr Wm F Burke requested by
Mr & Mrs Frank Milazzo & Family
9:00 Mercedes Chipe requested by Norma Salazar
Tuesday, October 18, St Luke
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
8:45 Michael John Misciagna requested by
Loving Mom, Dad & Family
8:45 Pauline Wagner requested by The Teta Family
Wednesday, October 19, St John de Brebeuf
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Irene Niedzwiecki requested by Joe & Marie Califano
Thursday, October 20, St Paul of the Cross
7:00 John Andruszkiewicz requested by Loving Wife
9:00 Muriel Lamb requested by Karen Vormbaum
9:00 Salvatore Cuilla requested by The Mawn Family
Friday, October 21
7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Ann Galante requested by Norma Saporito
9:00 Mira Bertolino (living) requested by Joanne & Ed Jones
Saturday, October 22
8:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
5:00 Anna Arpino requested by Bridget & Vincent Corrado
5:00 Rose Bolla requested by Jessica Wolfert
Sunday, October 23, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00 For the People of the Parish
7:00 Theresa Garofalo requested by Loving Granddaughter
9:00 Deceased Members of St Regis
Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes
10:30 Catherine Leone requested by
St Joseph Tuesday Catholic Seniors
10:30 Chuck Doria requested by Kevin Matthews
12:00 John & Nadine Beneventi requested by Loving Family
12:00 Michael John Misciagna requested by Loving Family
5:00 Antoinette Picicci requested by Kathleen & Dennis Ryan
5:00 Norma Riutort requested by The Rodriguez Children
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
REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Jillian McLees, Mary LeRoux, Maura Leto, Grace Marron, for
our deceased soldiers and all of our deceased relatives and
REMEMBER OUR SICK
Rosemarie Aiello Maureen Berdom Adrian Bohl
Mr. Michael Boyle Sr Leo Cantelmo Joseph Cardino
Steven Check Joyce Ann Ciullo Marialen Cooper
Fr James Costello Angelo Cutrone Maureen Daly
Robert Daly Angelina DeSimone Olivia Marie Devine
Barbara DiGirolomo Mary Dougherty Geraldine DuBritz
Michael A DuBritz Mary Duerr Kristine Duschenchuk
Maggie Errico Robert Filce Paula Fosa
Jack Kelleher Keith Konig Michele McGee
Ann McGnagle Juliana McLarney Rita Meehan
Sam Monte Leone Timothy M Nigro Theresa Orlandi
Antonietta Partenope Robert Pascale Grace C Peshkur
Bari Pizzurro Joseph C Poirot Richard Rigney
Barbara Rooney Christopher Rubino Rose Russo
Toni Shea Darryll Smith Lorraine Stiefel
Antonina Sturiano Stacie Tizzard Lloyd Turnier
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 Tapel 5:00 pm Fr Tapel
Fr Tapel 7:00 am Fr Tapel
Fr Maffeo 9:00 am Fr Boyle
Fr Boyle 10:30 am Fr Maffeo
Fr Maffeo 12:00 pm Fr Thomas
Fr Boyle 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo
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ALTAR BREAD & WINE
The Gifts Offered at Our Masses
Are donated in Honor of
Mary & Campbell Sales
Felix Pedroli Jr.
Paul praises the Thessalonians for their faith and reminds
them that they have been chosen by God. They received
the gospel message not only in word, but through the
Holy Spirit. In today.s Gospel, Jesus recognizes the
hypocrisy of the Pharisees. He tells them to straighten out
their priorities by giving to Caesar and to God what each
one is due.
Jesus. answer in no way means we are not
supposed to get involved in the world or try to
change it, or help people get closer to Jesus (by
what we say and do). As Paul tells us in his letter to
the Thessalonians, we are to labor for the faith and
with much conviction through the help and power of
the Holy Spirit. So yes, we are to change the world
and make it a better place. And yes, we are to use
the things of this world to live in it, but by no means
are we to give this world everything!
Members of The Catholic Daughters of
America, The St. Joseph.s Court, are at the doors
of the Church giving out White Ribbons, for us to
wear as a symbol against pornography and other
immoral elements in Film, Television, Recordings,
and Print Media. This is just one of the many things
that The Catholic Daughters do for the parish and
the Church as a whole. Throughout their time they
have provided scholarships for those going to
Catholic High Schools, they have helped support our
seminarians for the past two years Lachlan and Lee
and they have done so much more.
Representatives of the Court will be speaking at
Masses this weekend to tell you more and seek new
members. Please consider joining one of the oldest
Lay Woman.s Catholic Groups in our country and
parish. I am so grateful to the Catholic Daughters
for all they do and so very happy that St. Joseph.s
has its own court.
This Thursday October 20th, at St.
Agnes Cathedral several members of
our parish will be receiving Service
Awards for their dedication to our
children through the Religious Education
Program. Congratulations to Kathy
Wiener for receiving the Bishop John R.
McGann Award for over 30 yrs. of
service, and to Gil Balkam for receiving
the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for
over 20 yrs. of service. We also
congratulate Barbara Hoos, Beth
Beecher, Mary Ann Horvath who will be
receiving the Pope St. Pius X Award for
over 10 years of service. Thank you all
and thank you to all who share their faith
with our young people through our
Religious Ed. Program. Thanks also to Jane Favale,
Catherine Foy, Gloria Napolitano, our Religious
Education Coordinators, for their dedication to our
God bless you always!
.Tell us, then what is your opinion: Is it
lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?.
..repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to
God what belongs to God..
One might think that this Gospel Reading would be
more appropriate for April 15th, but here it is as we
are rapidly moving toward the end of the Liturgical
Year. It is important for this time of the year because
our focus at the end of the year, and at the beginning
of the new year, is the second coming of Christ and
the end of time. And so, this reading is telling us
more about where our focus should be in this life as
we contemplate moving to the next life. Jesus.
answer is far more informative then the audience who
received it could ever have imagined! They are trying
to trick Jesus into saying something that will get him in
trouble with one or several of the groups living in 1st
Century AD Israel. If Jesus says, it.s lawful to pay the
tax then the leadership, or the Anti-Roman Zealots
would call Him a blasphemer or a Roman
sympathizer. Jesus would be a blasphemer, because
Caesar made himself a god, and so if Jesus supports
paying the tax He would be violating the 1st
Commandment. Of course, if Jesus said under no
circumstances should you pay the tax, Jesus would
be found guilty of sedition and could be arrested by
the Romans (of course those who tried to trap Him
would have been the 1st ones to tell the Romans what
So, Jesus does not answer them, at
least not in the way they were hoping.
Jesus. answer goes to the heart and
depth of our human life. Our lives are
spent here on Earth balanced between
our physical needs, laws, and restraints;
and a life, which should be focused on
God, and in the spirit. Jesus. answer
helps us to keep our lives in a proper
balance. When we give to Caesar only
what belongs to him-when we use the
things of this world, so we can live in this
world, than we maintain a good and
proper balance between our two lives.
Do not give this world more than you
should, and realize that there is more to
human life than just living here. We are
not like the coin used for the tax that bears Caesar.s
image, something finite, no we are made in God.s
image and that means our lives are more than the
number of possessions we have, and much more than
meets the eye. We are not Caesar.s or the state.s, or
even the world.s! No, we are God.s- so give to the
world what is of this world and give to God what
belongs to God, your very self.
Sunday, October 16, 2005 Page 3
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
Apostolate for Family
Invites you to bring your family and
friends for an opportunity to pray
with your parish family. We meet on
Mondays at 7:30 PM in the church
for a holy hour which includes:
Listening to some of our leading
theologians, Praying the Rosary
using meditative music video images
of the life of Christ and Fellowship (coffee & cake).
All are welcome.Parish Outreach
Many thanks to all who supported our Chinese Auction.
Everyone seemed to have fun, especially those who left
with all those great prizes! The funds raised by the
Chinese Auction go a long way in helping those who
come to us in need. As always, we thank you.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.
Level 1 first Activity will be held on Monday October 24.
There is a 4 p.m. session and 6:30 session. You may take
your choice of time.
A Big thank you to all the parents who came to help
out at the Confirmation Retreat. The students had a
Confirmation information can be found on page 9 of
The bishops. pastoral letter on stewardship reminds us,
.Jesus not only calls people to him but also forms them
and sends them out in His service. Being sent on a
mission is a consequence of being a disciple..
627 Envelopes $ 11,540
Loose collection 3,771
Total Last Sunday $15,311
Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250
Weekly Excess/(Debt) -(5,939)
Same Sunday last year 15,882
Poor Box last weekend $285
Fuel Collection $1,059
This Fiscal Year to date 2,125
Banns of Marriage
( Second Time)
Brianne Bellini and Andrew Hoeft
both of St Joseph.s
Stephanie Velez of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and
Stephen Arpino of St Joseph.s
Michelle Jong of St Joseph.s and
John Platt of Maryland
Heather DeGennaro of St John Nepomucene and
Christopher Gallagher of St Joseph.s
Toni Farino of St Joseph.s and
Kenny Jones of Bohemia
Theresa Cannone and Michael Loft
both of St Leo.s in Baltimore
Jill Timo of St Jospeh.s and
James Seddio of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Sunday, October 16, 2005
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 LCPL W Mason Shehan
(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)
Madison Rae Pyke
Keira Patricia Thomas
Sienna Catherine Valenza
Justin Steven Wilkinson
Jason Viktor Zopfy
Cord blood- or umbilical fluid . seems to be in the
news lately, and rightly so. It is rich in stem cells, which
are the building blocks of the immune system and all
other blood cells. So far, cord blood stem cells (not to be
confused with embryonic stem cells) have been used in
about 6,000 transplants to treat leukemia, lymphoma,
blood disorders and some genetic diseases. Scientists say
they believe cord blood might soon be used
to repair heart or nerve tissue damaged by
strokes, Alzheimer.s and Parkinson.s
diseases or spinal cord injuries.
It works this way: Cord blood is
collected right after the baby is delivered.
The process, doctors say, doesn.t harm the
child or the mother. After the umbilical cord is clamped,
the physician draws about 4 ounces of fluid from the cord
or placenta and deposits it into a sterile kit that.s rushed
by courier to the banking facility the parents have chosen.
There, the unit is processed and deeply frozen for
indefinite storage. Arrangements need to be made in
advance so the collection kit can be sent to the parents
and brought to the hospital the day of the baby.s delivery.
The benefit, though expensive, extends to siblings,
parents, even complete strangers. Congress is now
considering legislation that would create a federally
funded national registry of donated cord blood, which has
successfully been used in stem cell transplants between
unrelated people. Presently, there are 22 nonprofit public
stem cell banks in the country, the largest and oldest
being New York Blood Center.s National Cord Blood
Program, and these function under the same concept as
organ donor registries. The House of Representatives
recently approved a bill granting $79 million to build a
national public registry of at least 150,000 donated cord
blood units. The future of that legislation rests with the
Newsday, October 3, 2005
DID YOU KNOW that the Suffolk County Legislature
recently passed legislation requiring that children
younger than 17 will need parental consent to go to a
tanning parlor? We know that even a school nurse cannot
give a child an aspirin without parental consent. How
come, then can a teenager get an abortion without her
parents not only not consenting, but also not knowing, not
being involved at all?
PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help
you. Please call 981-6888
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St Joseph.s School
Congratulations to our new student
council representatives. Ten of our
students in grades 6-8 were chosen by
their peers to represent them and
organize activities to enhance our
Middle School Program. Those students
were blessed by Fr Mike Maffeo and
introduced to their fellow school
community at the school Mass on
Tuesday, October 11th.
Our 8th grade students participated in a retreat day on
Monday, October 10th to prepare for Confirmation. Their
experience was a very successful and faith filled day.
During the weeks of October 10th through October 17th
our students will be participating in the Diocesan Testing
Program the IOWA Tests of Basic Skills. Please make
sure all students are well rested and have had a good
breakfast. Our students have always been very successful
in the past and we are maintaining these high standards.
Extraordinary Ministers of
Please note that included with your new schedules there
is a preference form for you to complete. We need to
update our records and get a Christmas and New Years
schedule finalized. Please complete this form as soon as
possible and return to the rectory by October 30th, 2005.
These forms are mandatory. We need to hear from you so
that we know you wish to remain active as an
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion here at St
Joseph.s. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to
this ministry here at St Joseph.s.
Mark Your Calendars
Oct 22 Right to Life Newsletter Folding
8am - 1pm
Oct 23 Columbiette.s Bake Sale
Oct 29 Anointing Mass 10:30
Nov 5 Defensive Driving Course
Nov 6 Unity Sunday
Nov 7 Baptism Prep Class 8-9PM
Nov 10 Confirmation 10:00 & 1:30
Nov 11 & 12 Vegas
$10,00000 GRAND PRIZE
Last ticket drawn All Prizes Pro-Rated if all tickets not sold.
Ticket Drawn Prize Amount
LAST TICKET DRAWN $10,000.00
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
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.
Phone: Number of tickets: Amount:
Mail tickets to: 45 Church St, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 or come into the Rectory
BY TIMOTHY P. SCHMALZ
These beautiful sculptures are
.Father. and .Maternal Bond.
They are on display in the rectory for anyone who is interested in purchasing one
for themselves or as a gift.
Orders can be filled prior to Christmas at a cost of $35.00 each. Payment is due at
the time the order is placed.
The statue (a $60 value) is made available through the Holy Family Ministry. This is
not a fund raiser merely an opportunity to bring this centerpiece of prayer into your
Around The Parish
lease 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!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend to celebrate the beauty of your marriage and family. The nest weekend on
Long Island is November 11-13th. For more information call 1-866-499-6354.
Retrouvaille is a program for marriages that are in trouble. No group discussions. Examine your life and learn to
communicate more effectively. The next weekend will be held at the Immaculate Conception Retreat Center in
Douglaston on Nov 4-6. For more information or to register, call 1-800-470-2230.
.Divorce and Beyond. program sponsored by St James Parish in Seaford begins Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 from
7:30-9:00PM. An opportunity to find comfort and insight in a group of people who are experiencing similar pain and
issues. Registration is $20. To register contact Parish Outreach at 516-735-8690.
.Everything You Wanted to Know About Annulments. Thursday, October 27th at Emmanuel
Retreat House of Kellenberg Memorial HS from 8-10 PM. Call to register 516-678-5800 ext 508.
Compulsive Eaters. Retreat November 4-6 at the Cenacle Retreat. The retreat opens Friday
with 4:00 registration and closes after noon on Sunday. For more information call 588-8366.
Dickens Weekend Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday Dec 3 from 10 AM - 5PM at Infant Jesus
parish Center, Main Street in Port Jefferson. Vendors Wanted! New and handcrafted items only.
$50 reservation. Call Infant Jesus Rectory 473-0165.
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 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
St Agnes High School (RVC) Class of .56 - 50th Reunion will be held the weekend of June 23-
25, 2006. For more information call Elaine Edden Stillwell at 516-766-4682.
All enrollment forms must be handed in no later
than the Masses on October 16th.
Preparation Work Shops - Sessions are 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.
Confirmation robes have been distributed. If you have not
received your robe please contact the Religious Ed Office.
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.
Football Benefit Fund
Week 5 Winners
1st Place 566 B E H
35 37 52 124 $100.00
2nd Place 1350 D E H
34 37 52 123 $85.00
3rd Place 1785 E H Q
37 52 33 122 $70.00
4th Place 539 B D H
35 34 52 121 $50.00
Low Score 3533 K P &
Tie 3 10 3 16 $17.50
3603 K U &
3 10 3 16 $17.50
12 weeks to go!
Still time to win,
Get your ticket now!!
St Joseph’s Play Group
Calling all babies, toddlers and
Come meet new friends at the
St Joseph.s Playgroup!
Bring your Mom, Dad, Grandparents or caregiver to
Father Carew Hall on Friday mornings at 9:30 AM.
You.ll meet other St Joseph.s families & spend an
hour of fun with other children from ages birth to 5.
For more information please call
Sally Miller at 737-5120. Hope to see you there!
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)
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
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!!!