MASS INTENTIONS

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

Monday, October 24, St Anthony Mary Claret

7:00 Jose Manuel Atunes requested by Jose & Luisa Machado

7:00 Maura Leto requested by Rev Michael Boyle

9:00 Ronnie Rango requested by Diane & Bob Bolson

9:00 Geneieve Bauernfeind requested by Marilyn & Judy

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 Charles Hafner requested by Peter & Kim Trink

7:00 Josephine Dellisola requested by Lisa & Vin DeProspo

8:45 John Johnson requested by The Buckley Family

8:45 Marialen Cooper (living) requested by Norma Salazar

Wednesday, October 26

7:00 Josefina Cardoso requested by Norma Saporito

7:00 Mary Dougherty (living) requested by McMurray Family

9:00 Bernice Moon requested by The Ram Marketing Family

9:00 James Miller requested by Mr & Mrs Tom O’Connell

Thursday, October 27

7:00 James Quintigliano requested by The Kowaleski Family

9:00 Thomas Cecere requested by The Vicente Family

9:00 Janet Beardsley requested by Joan Vann

Friday, October 28, St Simon & St Jude, Apostles

7:00 Franciney Recca (living) requested by Loving Husband

7:00 Ann Supakoff requested by Loving Sister

9:00 Rita Griffith requested by Regina & Crane Hackett

9:00 Maureen Cunningham requested by

Regina & Crane Hackett

Saturday, October 29

8:00 Anna Supakoff requested by Loving Family

8:00 Aldo F Casey requested by Loving Wife & Family

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Brian Zorn requested by Loving Friends

5:00 Mrs Marion Hartman requested by

Joan DaRois & Family

Sunday, October 30, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 For the People of the Parish

9:00 William Keating Jr requested by The Valente family

10:30 Ellen Curran requested by Rosemary & Jerry

10:30 Debra Longo requested by The McCabe Family

12:00 Josephine Laurence requested by Her Loving Family

12:00 Elizabeth DeMaio requested by Loving Husband

5:00 Charles Richard Contato requested by Loving Family

5:00 SSGT James McNaughton requested by

Brendan, Gina, Kelly & Brian

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

Brigid Brady, Michael Matola, Joseph Giordano, for our

deceased soldiers and all of our deceased relatives and friends.

REMEMBER OUR SICK

Rosemarie Aiello Maureen Berdom Adrian Bohl

Oliver Bouchard 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 Catherine Hickey Jack Kelleher

Joseph Kelly Keith Konig Georgiana Lopez

Michele McGee Ann McGnagle Juliana McLarney

Rita Meehan Sam Monte Leone Timothy M Nigro

Theresa Orlandi Antonietta Partenope Robert Pascale

Nancy Percoco Grace C Peshkur Bari Pizzurro

Joseph C Poirot Richard Rigney Barbara Rooney

Christopher Rubino Rose Russo Marie Schwind

Toni Shea Darryll Smith Lorraine Stiefel

Antonina Sturiano Stacie Tizzard 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 Tapel 5:00 pm Fr Maffeo

Fr Tapel 7:00 am Fr Maffeo

Fr Boyle 9:00 am Fr Thomas

Fr Maffeo 10:30 am Fr Tapel

Fr Thomas 12:00 pm Fr Boyle

Fr Maffeo 5:00 pm Fr Tapel

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ALTAR BREAD & WINE

No Arrangements were

made for this week. If you would

like to have your loved one

remembered in this way

please contact the rectory.

OUR LITURGY

Today, we are warned of God’s wrath if we commit any

unjust act toward those who are weak. God is

compassionate and hears the cries of those who are

hurting. Paul praises the Thessalonians for their faith and

for being role models to the world. Jesus teaches us the

basis of all law: love for God and unselfish love for one’s

Deodorant and

Razors, Shampoo and Conditioners, and Laundry

Detergent and Dish Washing Soap. Thank you!

Next Saturday October 29th, at 10:30 AM, we will

have our Fall Anointing of the Sick Mass. We invite

all who are suffering from the effects of old age or

long-term illness, going in for surgery, or just

diagnosed with an illness to come to this Mass. Also

next weekend at all of the Masses, some members of

the parish family and I, will speak about

Stewardship. In the fall, we concentrate on how we

can be the best stewards with our treasure. We will

go over the parish’s financial needs and realities, and

how we can all help to do our part. In the

springtime, we will discuss time and talent-how we

can use the gifts that God has given us and use them

for the good of all. After we talked about this last

year, our weekly donations increased and I am so

grateful for your wonderful response, and I am

asking for your continued support and help once

again.

Please remember that Tuesday November 1st is the

Feast of All Saints and is a Holy Day of Obligation.

The Mass Schedule is Monday Evening October 31st

at 7:30 PM, Tuesday November 1st at 7 AM, 9 AM,

12:10 PM, 5 PM, and 7:30 PM. On Wednesday

November 2nd The Feast of All Souls, we will

celebrate as Special Mass of Remembrance at 7:30

PM. At this Mass, we will announce all of the names

(during the Prayer of The Faithful) of those who

during the past year had their funerals celebrated

here at St. Joseph’s. However, all are invited to

attend this Mass and come up and light a candle for

loved ones who have passed on.

Let us pray, Gracious God, we come together

with thanks that you have created us in your own

image. We pray strength to love You by loving

our neighbors so we can show Your face in this

world. We ask this through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

God Bless You Always!

Fr Mike

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord

alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, our God,

with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with

all your strength.” (Deut. 6:4 & 5)

This ancient quote from The Book of Deuteronomy,

is known as the Shema-the essential creed of Judaism.

This is the sentence with which every Jewish service

opens and the first text, which every Jewish child

commits to memory-including Jesus. It tells us, that to

God we must give total love, and this love must be a

love of dynamic action. This is what Jesus is calling

for, when He offers His answer to the Pharisees and

the Scholar of Law who asked Jesus which

commandment of the Law was the greatest. So, Jesus

quotes Deuteronomy Chapter 6 is telling us that Faith

and Religion are all about Love. But how do we do

this, actively-Jesus gives us the answer. “You shall

love your neighbor as yourself.”

Let’s look at this answer. One cannot love his/her

neighbor without first loving God, but we cannot truly

love God if we do not see God in our brothers and

sisters. God created us this way- to be like Him and so

like God we are to care for others. That is why God

does command the people in the Book of Exodus not to

oppress aliens, or neglect widows and orphans, or take

interest on a loan, etc. So, Jesus’ answer reflects the

bringing together of the ancient teachings of Israel-

Love God and Love Neighbor. But we know that it is

not easy to love one’s neighbor. So, Love God first!

Only when we love God first do our neighbor’s

become lovable-again because God created us in His

image and likeness-so if we can see God in our

brothers and sisters, well you know the rest. We can

only do this together and with the help of the Holy

Spirit. Therefore, the next time you find it hard to

love your neighbor-try to see God in him/her and look

beyond that which gets in the way of blinding you!

One way to show our love for our neighbors (in a

small way) is to help the needy in our community

during the upcoming Holiday Season. So many

people make food donations, and we thank them for

this and ask you to keep doing so, but our brother and

sisters need personal items as well. Starting next

weekend and for the next 4 weekends we will be

asking you to donate some of these items. You can

bring them to Mass with you and place them before

the statue of The Blessed Mother. If you are able, next

weekend please bring with you TOOTHPASTE AND

SOAP. In the following weeks, we will be asking for:

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FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE

Stewardship

We fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor

when we exercise good stewardship - joyfully

sharing our gifts of life, abilities, and resources to

meet our neighbor’s need.

Weekly Offering

650 Envelopes $ 11,892

Loose collection 3,311

Total Last Sunday $15,203

Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250

Weekly Excess/(Debt) -(6,047)

Same Sunday last year 15,700

Poor Box last weekend $265

Fuel Collection $ 888

This Fiscal Year to date 2,125

Apostolate for Family Consecration

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.

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.

Our Annual Living Rosary will be held this week during

regular scheduled class times. Please bring your child to

class, their catechist will bring them over to church. All

parents are cordially invited and encouraged to attend.

Reminder there are no Religious Ed classes on November

1st.

Confirmation information can be found on page 9 of

the bulletin.

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Banns of Marriage

( Third 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

Diane Green of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and

Scott Wasserberger 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

LCPL W Mason Shehan 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)

Joseph Daniel Aiello

Anna Theresa Hauser

Nicole Anne Platti

Nicole Rae Plunkett

Bella Mary Reimo

RESPECT LIFE

Today let’s look at a few excerpts from

various sources, which all have something to

say regarding abortion: “The abortion was

almost nine years ago. I think of my baby

who I know deep in my heart was a boy – I named him

Baby “J”. I think about him everyday, and I cry everyday

for him. I found this site by accident and the tears just

flowed. I am sick with grief, self-hatred over my

abortion. I have told no one, Baby “J’s” father insisted on

that. I was a single mom at the time, no health insurance,

working a minimum wage job. I had no family support at

all. I felt I had no choice. I wish so much he had been

born, perhaps I could have given him up for adoption.

Sometimes the pain and grief is so overwhelming, I feel

that I have no right to have a happy life.”

“Today is so hard. My child would have turned seven

this week. He should be here with me, we should be

together. Instead, I sit here alone, head pounding, tears

falling, feeling myself drifting back into that pit of regret

and pain that I fought so hard to get out of. Every time I

feel like I’ve moved on, it comes back. When will this

stop?” Anonymous letters to a post-abortion website

“This (Korean cloning of a human) is a sign of moral

regress. Human cloning turns procreation into a

manufacturing process, treating human life as a

commodity made to pre-set specifications.

Science and technology are great human goods when

placed at the service of the human person. Here the

opposite occurred. Human beings were treated as

products of technology, then used and discarded.”

Cardinal William Keeler, February 12, 2004, on the

announcement that Korean scientists had successfully

created a human clone.

According to Dr. Martha Shuping, a psychiatrist with

more than ten years of experience in helping women with

post-abortion issues, delayed reactions are often triggered

by subsequent life events such as the birth of a baby, the

death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a religious

conversion, or even physical changes like menopause.

Many women have “anniversary reactions”, such as

anxiety attacks, depression, suicidal impulses, or

abdominal cramping around the anniversary date or

month of the abortion, or around the time when their

babies would have been due. Supporting citations are

posted on:

www.afterabortion.org

Should you know of anyone suffering so, please tell

them that help is available. The organization called

Rachel’s Vineyard was formed for just that reason. You

can contact them through the Life Center of Long

Island, telephone 631-243-2373.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to

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St Joseph’s School

So many wonderful things have gone

on in our school in the past two weeks.

Our 7th and 8th grade students placed

2nd last week in the Newsday Stock

Market Game. Our students have

competed with local public and private

schools and our school has scored in the

top ten for the intermediate level!

Watch for our students to be named in Newsday each

week!

The students in grades Nursery-Grade 8 have worked in

Cooperation with The Red Cross preparing toiletry

packets for the victims of the hurricane who have been

placed into our area. We prepared 112 family packets and

140 individual packets! Our Third Graders and our

Student Council worked very hard at putting the packets

together to be sent off. Thanks to everyone who

participated.

Students in Grades 5 and 6 participated in a workshop by

the Health Department on the Dangers of Smoking. The

students learned a great deal from Mrs. Anderson who

came to our school and gave an excellent presentation.

Our students in Grades Pre-K - Grade 3 walked through a

“safe house demonstration” from the Fire Department.

They learned what to do in a burning house. They also

received fire hats, coloring books, etc. for being such

great helpers.

Students in Grades N-5 will be participating in a

Halloween Fun Night on Friday evening, October 28

from 7:30-9PM. Students in Grades 6-8 will be attending

a Halloween Dance in the gym from 6-9PM.

Good luck to all of our 8th grade students who will be

taking the High School Placement Exam on Saturday,

October 29th.

Mark Your Calendars

Oct 22 Right to Life Newsletter Folding 8-1

Oct 23 Columbiette’s Bake Sale

Oct 29 Anointing Mass 10:30AM

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 2 Mass of Remembrance

7:30 PM

Nov 5 Defensive Driving Course

Nov 6 Unity Sunday

Nov 7 Baptism Prep Class 8-9PM

Nov 10 Confirmation 10:00AM & 1:30PM

Nov 11 & 12 Vegas

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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

HOLY FAMILY

SCULPTURE

BY TIMOTHY P. SCHMALZ

These beautiful sculptures are

entitled

“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

home.

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Around The Parish

S

t Joseph’s CYO Boys & Girls Fall 05/Winter 06 Basketball registrations are still being accepted. If you were unable

to attend one of our “in person” registration dates earlier this month due to the inclement weather, please MAIL your

form ASAP to: St Joseph’s CYO Basketball , PO Box 2755, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.

St Joseph’s School - has recently launched it’s 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.

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 in the rectory during the week. For information on how you can help our school earn cash

through this program, contact Sharon Buckley, our Box Tops coordinator, at 737-3093 or visit boxtops4education.com.

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 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!

Courtesy Announcements

St Anthony’s High School will be holding their Annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5 from 10AM-

4PM. For directions call 631-271-2020 #7.

Jesus, in the Letter to the Hebrews will be offered as a 5 week course in The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church Hall beginning Tuesday, November 8th. It will be presented at 9:30AM and 7:30PM. Msgr Curley will be the

presenter. Please bring a Bible. For more information call 631-585-8760.

St Vincent Famous Model Train & Toy Show will be arriving on Sunday, October 30th

between the hours of 10 AM-3PM at the School of St Vincent de Paul in Elmont, NY. Buy-Sell-

Trade all gauges. For information call 516-352-2127.

Andy Cooney’s “Classic Irish Christmas Show” to benefit Hope House Ministries will be held

at St Joseph’s College, Patchogue on December 11th at 3:00PM. Andy and his band will be

joined by “Ireland’s Funniest Man”, Noel Ginnity. Reserved seat admission tickets are $25 per

person, and may be purchased through Hope House Ministries at 928-2377 ext 22.

The Annual Chinese Auction to benefit the RC Church of the Resurrection will be held on

Wednesday evening, November 9th at the Portuguese American Center on Horseblock Road in

Farmingville. Doors open at 6:00PM and the price of admission is $6.00 which includes 50

tickets, coffee and cake. For advance ticket sales or more information call 696-0270.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend to celebrate the beauty of your marriage and family.

The nest weekend on Long Island is November 11-13th. For 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.

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.

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.

Molloy College will be holding a Fall Open House on Sunday, November 6th at 1:00PM for prospective students

and their guests. Molloy College is located on Hempstead Avenue in Rockville Centre. For more information

call 516-678-5000 ext 6230.

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Confirmation Corner

“Times Awastin”

Reminders:

Those who have not handed in their Enrollment

forms must do so AT A MASS by October 29 - 30th.

NO EXCEPTIONS

Preparation Work Shops - Sessions are 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.

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

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Football Benefit Fund

Week 6 Winners

1st Place 1898 E M Y

42 34 45 121 $100.00

2nd Place 989 C E Y

TIE 31 42 45 118 $77.50

1859 E K Y

42 31 45 118 $77.50

4th Place 148 A E Y

TIE 28 42 45 115 $12.50

1879 E L Y

42 28 45 115 $12.50

1949 E P Y

42 28 45 115 $12.50

2041 E X Y

42 28 45 115 $12.50

Low Score 4170 O $ *

3 3 10 16 $35.00

11 weeks to go!

Still time to win,

Get your ticket now!!

Have You Ever Thought About Serving as an

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?

Our parish is in need of more parishioners who have a

devotion to the Eucharist to serve as Extraordinary

Ministers of Holy Communion. Candidates must meet

the following requirements:

1. Actively living the Catholic faith.

2. Be registered in St Joseph’s Parish.

3. Have been confirmed.

4. If married, the marriage must be a valid Catholic

Marriage.

5. Be eighteen years of age.

If you are interested, please let us know in writing.

Kindly include your telephone number and the best time

to call. Candidates will be contacted for an interview to

discuss eligibility requirements and registration for the

training session required by the Diocese of Rockville

Centre. Please place your request in the collection

basket or drop it off at the rectory.

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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