MASS INTENTIONS

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

Monday, October 31

7:00 Carmelita Roxas requested by Rusel Roxas

9:00 Nicholas D’Alessandro requested by

Jacqueline Castellano

9:00 Sebastian A Napolitano requested by

Angel & Peter McCabe

Anticipated Mass for Feast of All Saints

7:30PM For the People of the Parish

Tuesday, November 1, All Saints

7:00 For the People of the Parish

*9:00 For the People of the Parish

12:10 For the People of the Parish

5:00 For the People of the Parish

7:30 For the People of the Parish

Wednesday, November 2, All Souls

7:00 For All Souls

9:00 For All Souls

7:30PM Mass of Remembrance

Thursday, November 3, St Martin de Porres

7:00 Theresa & Timothy Donovan request by Loving Family

7:00 Philip Serritella requested by Rae Rifenbury

9:00 Brian Zorn requested by Bill & Andrea O’Neill

9:00 Nicholas Supakoff requested by Loving Family

Friday, November 4, St Charles Borromeo

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 Jack Kalish requested by Loving Family

9:00 Jack Finnerty requested by Jim & Joan Vann

Saturday, November 5

8:00 Theresa DeFilippo requested by Marie DeFilippo

8:00 Guiseppe & Caterina Giordano requested by

Virginia Buccelatta

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Mary & Tom Hackett requested by The Hughes Family

5:00 William & Theresa Foy requested by

Mr & Mrs James Foy

Sunday, November 6, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:00 Joseph Dieudonae Bernard

7:00 For All Souls

9:00 Florence Soyks requested by The Joe Savage Family

9:00 Raymond Kraft Sr requested by

Linda Savage & Nancy Hamilton

10:30 For the People of the Parish

10:30 James Pistritto requested by Loving Wife

12:00 Emma Turi requested by The LoGiudice Family

12:00 Charles P Guthrie requested by Mom & Dad

5:00 Soudade M Pedra requested by Lizete & Aires Goncalves

5:00 Anita Kirwin requested by Mr & Mrs Borneman

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

Susan Palminteri, Matthew Taylor, Kevin Asciutto, Anna Loehr,

for our deceased soldiers and all of our deceased

relatives and friends.

REMEMBER OUR SICK

Rosemarie Aiello Michael Ambrosio Jeannie Badolato

Maureen Berdom Oliver Bouchard Maryellen Bowers

Mr. Michael Boyle Sr Norma M Brown Steven Check

Joyce Ann Ciullo Marialen Cooper Fr James Costello

Angelo Cutrone Maureen Daly Angelina DeSimone

Olivia Marie Devine Barbara DiGirolomo Anna Dorney

Mary Dougherty Geraldine DuBritz Mary Duerr

Kristine Duschenchuk Robert Filce Catherine Hickey

Jack Kelleher Joseph Kelly Georgiana Lopez

Juliana McLarney Rita Meehan Sam Monte Leone

Timothy M Nigro Theresa Orlandi Antonietta Partenope

Nancy Percoco Grace C Peshkur Joseph C Poirot

Joan Reilly Barbara Rooney Christopher Rubino

Rose Russo Marie Schwind Toni Shea

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.

OUR PRIEST-CELEBRANTS

This Week End Mass Next Week End

Fr Maffeo 5:00 pm Fr Boyle

Fr Maffeo 7:00 am Fr Boyle

Fr Thomas 9:00 am Fr Maffeo

Fr Tapel 10:30 am Fr Thomas

Fr Boyle 12:00 pm Fr Tapel

Fr Tapel 5:00 pm Fr Thomas

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ALTAR BREAD & WINE

The gifts offered at our Masses this

weekend

Are Donated in Honor of

Henry & Helen Wiener

Requested by

Loving Family

OUR LITURGY

The prophet Malachi warned those priests who did not

teach the truth, and who did not give glory to God, that

they would be made contemptible. They had caused many

to stumble by their false teaching. The Gospel teaches

about the true nature of religious leadership, that it is not

just a name or a title, but a vocation to reflect God’s

fatherly love.

St Joseph’s School

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard for our

Craft Fair. We had two weekends of rain and unfortunately

we had to cancel the event. However, thanks to our

supportive parents we worked together and sold the baked

goods and also the mums. All our work is not in vain, we

will put all the knowledge learned into a

great event next fall.

Our students in grades K-3

worked with the Long Island Science

Center this week. They looked at bones

and fossils and even had the chance to

bring some home as necklaces! It was a

great learning experience for our

children.

This week our children participated

in a “Fun Hat Day.” It was part of our

celebration along with the Halloween Fun Night and

Halloween Dance.

Our Nursery and Pre-K classes carved jack-o-lanterns in

class and had a pumpkin hunt right on our school grounds.

The following poem was written by one of our students,

Nicole McCormick in grade 4.

Halloween

Halloween, so spooky and fun,

Makes us yell in moonlight and sun,

Ghosts, Vampires, Witches too,

All these creatures say, BOO!

We’ll trick-or-treat and hope for good candy,

It’ll keep our Halloween spirit dandy,

Let’s dance in joy,

Every girl and boy,

Let’s sing and shout,

‘Cause that’s what Halloween is all about!

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)

Religious Education

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.

Reminder there are no Religious Ed classes on

Tuesday, November 1st , All Saints Day, which is a

holy Day of Obligation. Please attend Mass.

There are also no Religious Ed classes on November

8, November 9, and November 10, due to the Parish

celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Monday, November 14 Reconciliation for level 7.

Tuesday students please arrive at 7:15 p.m. and

Wednesday, Thursday students arrive at 7:45 p.m.

Confirmation information can be found on page 7 of

the bulletin.

Mark Your Calendars

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

Alexa Grace Scharf

Sunday, October 30, 2005 Page 3

describes his relationship with the Thessalonians-as

being like a nursing mother caring for her children.

Paul was to them a leader who was not only the boss,

but also their older brother and friend. Paul was not

just the administrator of affairs, but their pastor who

was one with them in the daily process of them

knowing Christ and becoming fully Christian.

Yes, Christ, St. Paul, and The Prophet Malachi

give us the proper instruction for all Church Leaders,

and again I ask you to please pray for all of our

leaders. Pray for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,

Our Bishop William Murphy and all of the Bishops,

all of the Priests and Deacons (especially those of us

who are given the great honor and privilege of

serving here at St. Joseph’s), those preparing for the

Priesthood and Diaconate, and all those in Religious

Life (Brothers and Sisters). Pray for us that we will

always be people who place God and His people

first, and that we dedicate our lives to their serviceas

God has called us to do! Only then can we be

true Christian Leaders, following the one who came

into the world to serve and not to be served!

Remember this example and warning is not just for

Church Leaders, it is also for all Christians to follow,

as all are called through Baptism to put themselves in

service to God and others.

This weekend at all of the Masses we are

speaking about Stewardship, and as this is

Autumn, and we are about to begin our new

Liturgical Year in just a few weeks, we ask

you to consider how you can put yourself in

service to the whole community through

sharing of your treasure. Through your great

generous giving the mandate that Christ gave

the Church, to feed the hungry, clothe the

naked, visit and minister to the sick

(Mt. Chapter 25) and to preach the Gospel to

all nations, is able to happen. Without you,

none of this is possible and none of this

happens. Likewise without you we cannot

maintain our parish home the Church

Building, or the School Building that serves

all of our children (those who attend the

school, our religious education students, our

Sunday School students, CYO, our various

Scout Troops), and the grounds that always

On one occasion a priest when faced with today’s

readings from Malachi and Mathew’s Gospel was

known to get up and offer these words for his homily;

“I should simply like to say that there is no other text

in all of Scripture that frightens me more!” Now, I am

sure that many in the congregation were happy

because it was a very short homily (keep wishing), but

with these, few words he said a great deal.

A few weeks ago, Jesus in the parable of the Tenant

Farmers told the religious leaders that they would be

replaced for not being good leaders. They did not help

the people of Israel come closer to God no; they

placed barriers between God and the people, and cared

only about themselves. Even when God sent the

Prophets and then His own Son, the leaders still acted

wrongly. Well today, Jesus continues the thought, and

again it is directed to all leaders, and it serves as a

warning to those who are Church leaders. But what is

the cause of Jesus’ criticism toward the Pharisees and

Scribes? It has more to do than their acceptance of

titles like Rabbi (remember Jesus was addressed by

many and responded to the title Rabbi), and wearing

Phylacteries [small wooded boxes with quotes from

the Torah that were strapped around their foreheads

and arms]. It has to do with the fact they seemed to

forget why they were called Rabbi and wore the

Sacred Scriptures on their person. It became more

important for them to be treated with respect and given

the places of honor than to realize that they had to earn

them by respecting and caring for the people and

offering humble service.

In one commentary on today’s Gospel, (Douglas R.

A. Hare) clarifies the point by saying: “it is not a

mortal sin for clergy to be addressed as Reverend,

Doctor, Pastor, or Father. However, the eagerness of

the congregation to revere the ordained by the use of

honorific titles serves to intensify the minister’s

responsibility to break down the barrier between

clergy and laity.” In short, Jesus in the gospel is

telling those who He appoints over His flock not to act

like heartless taskmasters or attention grabbers at

public functions. They must not wear their piety like a

costume that one can easily put on and take off. No,

they are instead to be humble servants looking always

to Christ for example, and inspiration with regard to

leadership, piety, integrity, and caring compassion for

others.

Paul’s letter today also backs this up when he

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FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE

need a great deal of attention. Without your

great help, we will not be able to provide the

services and facilities we have grown

accustomed to receiving at St. Joseph’s.

We know the economy is rotten and prices keep

going up-especially gasoline, oil, gas, phone and

electricity. We know because we are faced with the

same bills (and in most cases we are treated as a

business so we have to pay the higher commercial

rates) and like you so many more. Just think of your

monthly bills and multiply them by 10 or 20 then you

realize what we as a parish have to pay! Please be

assured that we are doing our best to cut cost and even

personnel where ever we can, but there is only so much

we can cut. Like you, we are not going to live above

our means, but there are still necessary repairs and

renovations that have to be carried out AND WE

CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

Please use this week and the weeks ahead to look at

what you return to the Lord from the many gifts He has

given to you. If you can increase, your donations even

a little bit more thank you. If you feel that you cannot

give any more, please continue to give what you are

currently giving. And if times are really hard and you

feel that it is even harder to give that, we

understand and ask you to do what you can and

continue to pray for those who are able to do more.

Also, if you have not increased your offering over the

course of years, and you have the means to do so,

please consider doing it at this time perhaps you can

make a difference in what St. Joseph’s is able to do!

I assure you that your contribution will not be

wasted, no it will go to support all we do here and help

us to do all that Jesus command us to do in His Holy

Name. Thank you, for your prayers and your

thoughtful consideration of the Parish’s financial needs

and obligations, and thank you in advance for your

generous response. God bless you always.

Fr. Mike

In the right hand column we have provided a quick look

at our Annual Income & Expenses for the past year, so

you can be more familiar with the financial realities we

are speaking of.

Fiscal Year 04-05

(8/31/05)

Income

Sundays & Holy days includes

Christmas & Easter $935,373

Fund Raising includes Festival, Backward Raffle,

Football Fund, Vegas, etc 83,096

Parish Programs includes Religious Education,

Outreach & Adult Education 193,531

Auxiliary Income includes Funeral & Wedding

Fees, Mass Cards, Flower Donations, Long Island

Catholic Collections, Tree of Life, Phone & Ink Jet

redemptions, Bottle & Can Deposits, etc.

127,050

Total Ordinary Income

$1,339,050

Expenses

Salaries & Benefits $812,827

Parish Programs includes Religious Education,

Outreach, School, Adult Education & Youth

Ministry 408,016

Printing & Office 51,953

Auxiliary Expense includes Candles, Book Rack,

Missalettes & Hymnals, Choir expense, LI Catholic

subscriptions & Charity. 128,200

Rectory, Office & Household 30,918

Buildings & Maintenance

Utilities 80,119

Contracted Services, Ordinary repairs,

maintenance supplies, Parish vehicles, Property

Tax & Liability Insurance 106,350

Total Ordinary Expenses

$1,618,383

Year End Result (-279,333)

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Stewardship

“The greatest among you will be the one who

serves the rest,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel.

What

wonderful good news for those who give of their

time in service to others!

Weekly Offering

614 Envelopes $ 11,968

Loose collection 3,164

Total Last Sunday $15,132

Weekly Operating Expenses 21,250

Weekly Excess/(Debt) -(6,118)

Same Sunday last year 15,274

Poor Box last weekend $260

Fuel Collection $ 587

This Fiscal Year to date 3,600

World Mission Sunday $1007

Same Collection Last Year 1503

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.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS NEWS

Court St. Joseph will meet on the SECOND Tuesday of

November, instead of the first for this month only. All

members please meet on Tuesday, November 8 in Father

Carew Hall at 7PM C. West, Regent 585-1719

Blood Drive

St Regis Knights of Columbus

will be sponsoring a Blood

Drive on Monday, November

14th from 4-9PM. There are so

many people urgently in need

of our blood donations so we

are asking the community for

help. For more information call Karl at 265-2691.

RESPECT LIFE

Almost everyone knows the cute, orange

boxes young supermen, gorillas, ghosts, and

cartoon characters carry around collecting

money for United Nations Children’s Fund

(UNICEF). But what they don’t know is where the

money really goes. UNICEF was created to feed, clothe

and provide medication for poor children caught in the

disastrous wake of WWII. In spite of this, over the past

thirty to forty years, UNICEF has been playing a devious

little trick of its own. Starting in the late 1960s under

pressure from Sweden, India, and Pakistan, UNICEF

began funding contraceptives, abortifacients and

sterilizations worldwide. This was begun in spite of

opposition from all African countries except Nigeria and

nominal opposition from the United States. In 1972,

UNICEF met with the World Health Organization

(WHO), another pro-abortion organization, to discuss the

“ways of accelerating the expansion of family planning

services.” This, like many of UNICEF’s statements, may

sound benign, but their actions proved their evil

intentions. In 1987, UNICEF, according to its own

records, officially endorsed abortion after years of

silently supporting it as a way of family planning. But the

worst was to come. In 1997 this

organization named China as the “most baby friendly

nation in the world.” They forgot, however, to mention in

their report China’s “One Child” policy, the freezing and

dying rooms for unwanted baby girls, and the frequency

of forced child labor.

By 1998, UNICEF could no longer carry out projects

like this on its own, so the UN allied it with UNFPA

(United Nations Fund for Population Activities) and the

WHO, both of whom had strong ties to Planned

Parenthood International and encouraged abortion and

sterilization. The bottom line is that UNICEF has

changed drastically over the years, from what it started

out to be, a

humanitarian group, to a group associated with Planned

Parenthood, the largest and richest abortion provider in

the world. You could do better things with your spare

change than to put it in any of these boxes.

Celebrate Life, September/October 2004

Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Call 631-243-1435 or 516-825-4852 for responses to

Candidate Questionnaires...You may be wondering how a

specific candidate stands on the pro-life issue, for

example. Call and find out.

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to

help you. Please call 981-6888

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Confirmation Corner

Reminders:

Those who have not handed in their Enrollment forms must do

so AT A MASS by October 29 - 30th. NO EXCEPTIONS

Make up session for those who missed any of the preparation

sessions will be held Wednesday, November 2nd at

7PM in Room 15 of the Old School. YOU MUST ATTEND

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

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

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Football Benefit Fund

Week 7 Winners

1st Place 2628 G T Y

38 52 38 128 $100.00

2nd Place 2499 G L T

TIE 38 30 52 120 $77.50

3788 L T Y

30 52 38 120 $77.50

4th Place 2627 G T X

TIE 38 52 28 118 $25.00

4746 T X Y

52 28 38 118 $25.00

Low Score 1595 D P V

Tie 10 10 6 26 $6.00

1610 D Q V

10 10 6 26 $6.00

1666 D V $

10 6 10 26 $6.00

4326 P Q V

10 10 6 26 $6.00

4382 P V $

10 6 10 26 $6.00

4487 Q V $

10 6 10 26 $6.00

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

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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

Around The Parish

Annual Craft Fair St Regis Columbiettes are holding their Annual Craft Fair on Sunday, November 14th from 10AM

to 4PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Pond Road and Rosevale Ave. Indoor / Outdoor Fair. Come join us!

St Joseph’s CatholicYouthOrganization 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 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

Kevin Tims (pianist at the 10:30 mass on Sundays) and clarinetist, Robert Dalpiaz, will be performing a free recital of

classical music by Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, and Poulenc. The concert will be at Connetquot Public Library on Sunday,

November 6th at 2:00PM.

Professional Therapy and Counseling provided by NYS licensed psychologists are available to our parish through the

Catholic Counseling Center, a proprietary professional corporation, which is independent of and not controlled or

supervised by the aprish or diocese. Most insurance policies are honored. For confidential information and appointment,

call Dr. Giuliani at 631-243-1550.

St Elizabeth Ann Seton Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Saturday & Sunday,

November 5th & 6th. Come and browse and shop and win prizes.

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.

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.

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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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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