St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
Parish Office Hours
Thurs, & Friday (effective August 1, 2011)
9am to Noon; 1:15 to 5:00 PM; 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9am to Noon; 1:15 to 5:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to Noon; 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Lord’s Day: Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:00, 9:00, 10:30, 12 Noon & 5:00 PM
Holy Days
Pray with the Parish
Rosary - Prayed daily after the 9 AM Mass
Eucharistic Adoration - Mondays (except holidays),
2:00 to 6:45 PM
Nocturnal Adoration & Devotion to the Sacred Heart 7:30 to 8:30 PM on First Fridays.
Our Lady of Fatima Devotion
The 1st Saturday of each month will be
devoted to Our Lady of Fatima. The devotion
will include 8am Mass, Novena to Fatima / the
Rosary, Confessions after Mass and fellowship
in Carew Hall at 9am.
Our Lady came to Fatima with a message from God to every man, woman, and child of our century. Our Lady of Fatima promised that the whole world would be in peace, and
that many souls would go to Heaven if Her requests were
listened to and obeyed. Please join us in this devotion.
7:00 AM & 9:00 AM,
8:00 AM Saturday
As announced in Bulletin
Monday 2:00 to 6:45 PM
First Friday 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Mon., Wed., and Fri. after the 7:00 AM & the 9:00 AM Mass.
Saturday after the 8:00 AM Mass and 4:00 to 4:45 and also upon
Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
takes place every Monday
(except holidays)
from 2-6:45 PM
And on each First Friday from
7:30- 8:30PM
Please come and spend some quiet
time with the Blessed Sacrament
St Joseph’s Parish Monthly Recollection
On the First Friday of every month, at 7:30 PM, we hold our Monthly Parish Recollection. This is an hour of prayer, of recollection before our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament - whose Sacred Heart is the source of immense
charity and generous love. The foundation of this prayer is God’s presence in our souls as Creator, Preserver, and
Author of Graces (“in Him we live, and move, and are” Acts 17:28). God is our Father, and our Friend and is our
sweet Guest. We must acknowledge the realization of this great truth: God is in each of us, our soul is His Temple.
This prayer of recollection includes the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, Praying of the
Psalms, Silence, Gospel Reading and a Talk /Reflection on the following topics: The Cardinal Virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude. The Theological Virtues of faith, hope and love. The gifts of the Holy
Spirit; wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.
Every soul, hungry & thirsty for God, is invited to this holy hour every First Friday of the month to
adore, venerate & contemplate the Sacred Heart of Jesus, & to have a quiet dialogue with God.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
The angel brings Ezekiel to the heavenly temple.
Saint Paul, today, reminds us that we are temples of
the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel today, the money
changers desecrate the temple and Jesus confronts
them. He turns the tables on them, saying he will
rebuild the “temple” in three days, alluding to his
death and resurrection.
Altar Bread & Wine
In Loving Memory of
Elean & Biagio Calamonici
Requested by
Josephine Scala
Many parishioners support St Joseph’s
in the weekly collection and in other ways
but are not listed in our census. We would
like to serve you better and make sure that
you are given proper credit for your
donations. If you do not receive mail from us,
you are probably not in our census.
Please send us the following information
and we will send you a census card.
City, State, Zip:____________________________________
Phone:_________________ Cellphone:_________________
Would you like to receive contribution envelopes? _______
Would you like to contribute weekly or monthly? _______
Can you share your time or talent with our parish? ______
What would you like to do? _________________________
When is the best time to contact you? _________________
Please drop in the collection basket or bring to the office or mail to
St. Joseph R.C. Church, 45 Church St, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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Sunday, Nov. 9 (The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica)
7:00 All Souls Novena
7:00 Cornelius J. Dunleavy req. by Loving Wife Anne
9:00 Pray to End Abortion req. by St. Regis K of C
9:00 Mark D. Kurnatowski req. by Loving Parents
10:30 Dolores & Bob Nyland req. by Claire
10:30 Jim & Claire McQuillan req. by Loving Family
12:00 The Wolanski Families req. by Loving Family
12:00 Jim Vann req. by Loving Family
5:00 Frank Dell’Aglio Jr. req. by Mr.& Mrs. Daniel Ventola
5:00 John O’Halloran req. by Loving Wife Maria
Monday, Nov. 10
7:00 Mary Sessa req. by Loving Family
7:00 Teresa Smith (LIVING) req. by Adrienne O’Brien
9:00 William Martinez req. by Carol Kamer
9:00 Carmela Noll req. by Patrick & Antoinette Farley
Tuesday, Nov. 11
7:00 For the People of the Parish
8:45 Jorge L. Adams, Jr. req. by Donna & Nicholas Giulintano
8:45 Thomasina Cosimo req. by Lucy & Joe Mottola
Wednesday, Nov. 12
7:00 Stella Gambardella req. by The Mazzara Family
7:00 Jim Vann req. by Loving Family
9:00 Francesa Pellarin req. by Dave & Stacey Delligatti
Thursday, Nov. 13
7:00 Stella Gambardella req. by The Mazzara Family
7:00 Sally Ralph req. by Phyllis Morelli-Baumach
9:00 Mary Margraf Schutz req. by Tom & Nancy Thompson
9:00 Francesa Pelliarin req. by D2B Team Estee Lauder
Friday, Nov. 14
7:00 Salvatore Pellitteri req. by Loving Mom Dad & Family
9:00 All Souls in Purgatory req. by Dcn. Frank Dell’Aglio
9:00 Connie (Maloney) McManamy req. by Mr. & Mrs. Maloney
Saturday, Nov. 15
8:00 Fred Profit req. by Ralph, Kathy & Family
8:00 Thomas Cutinella req. by Southampton H.S. Coaches & Players
Anticipated Mass for Sunday
Kathleen Cunningham & Dec’d. Mbrs. of the Fish/Corrigan
Families req. by Anne & Charlie Fish
Kimberly Cooleen req. by Laura & Ed Mitchel
Sunday, Nov. 16 (Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Mary Brady (LIVING) req. by Fred & MaryAnn Drew
All Souls in Purgatory req. by Dcn. Frank Dell’Aglio
John & Mary Biglin req. by Loving Family
Joseph J. Onufrak req. by Loving Mother & Family
James J. Heiman req. by Loving Sister Helen
10:30 Carol Walsh req. by The West Family
10:30 Carol Walsh req. by Mr. & Mrs. R. Kelly
12:00 Philip Lombardi req. by Loving Family
12:00 Carol DeAngelo req. by Kevin & Margo Rainone
5:00 Steven Moore req. by The Dinger Family
5:00 Gerard Donaghy req. by The Dinger Family
Beginning in January 2015, we will no
longer accept deposit bottles and cans!
Thank you to everyone who has donated them in the
past and to the men who faithfully prepare them for
recycling, but we are moving away from that.
Our collection of deposit bottles has had some
negative side effects - desperate people (drunks and
drug addicts) have broken into the bottle trailer,
dirty bottles attract vermin, so there are feral cats
around the property to take care of that problem, and
it is an eyesore which is not inviting for anyone new
coming to the parish or school.
Mostly, for the sake of our spiritual growth, we need
to move from “last fruits” in the direction of first
fruits when it comes to building the City of God.
If you would like, feel free to return your own
bottles and donate the change but we will no longer
accept deposit bottles beginning in the new year!
This November 16th, marks the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuit priests,
their housekeeper and her daughter in the small
country of El Salvador. In addition, this year will
mark the thirty-fourth anniversary of the murders of
the four Churchwomen and of Archbishop Oscar A.
Romero, also in El Salvador.
With those anniversaries in mind, a prayer service is
planned to commemorate the lives of these holy
people and to remember all those who have, and
continue to, dedicate their lives to the struggle for
social justice and peace all over our world.
This service will be held on Friday evening, Nov.
14th, at 7:30 pm at St. John Nepomucene Church,
located at 1140 Locust Ave., Bohemia. All are
welcome to join in prayer.
More than a day - a lifestyle!
Over the years I have learned that God is so good to
us all the time. We need to learn over and over to
be thankful for God’s goodness all the time as well.
Last week I was reminded of God’s goodness
reflected in our community, particularly in our
Ministry of Consolation. These ministers meet
people at the foot of the cross when a loved one
dies. In the short time they spend together our
ministers remind those in mourning that this cross
will be followed by the peace of the resurrection.
Thank you for this compassionate ministry!
Thank you for reminding me of God’s goodness!
I’m glad you asked
I recently got an anonymous letter. I need to let you
know that this is the only time I will ever respond to
an anonymous letter! If you have something to say
to me, please have the courage of your convictions.
The writer asked that I please resume posting which
priest has which mass each weekend. It goes on to
say that the women in the office are inundated with
literally hundreds of calls each week asking for this
Thank you for your concern but I think you are
mistaken about the inundation of calls. The writer
goes on to say, “I have a favorite barber, gas station,
candy store, supermarket, etc. Why can’t I enjoy my
favorite priest?”
You can. Call and ask. But much more importantly,
Jesus never said, follow me and I will make sure
you get your favorite priest. He said, "If anyone
wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, and
take up his cross and follow me.” (Mt 16:24).
Discipleship is work. It is not about getting what we
want when we want it. Yet we are not denying
anyone the right to know who is saying mass on a
given weekend. We are saying that, since we are
called to be Jesus’ disciples and not disciples of any
particular priest, we should be open to the
possibility that maybe, just maybe, Jesus has
something very important to say to us that will come
from the mouth of a priest who is not our favorite.
We live in a consumer society where we are
accustomed to getting our favorite barber, gas
station and candy store. Unfortunately, Christianity
is not that way. We are only promised that the
resurrection will follow the cross.
The letter writer goes on to ask that I bend a little
for you. I have. You can call and ask who has which
mass. I don’t think that is too difficult.
But I think, as your pastor I need to ask you to bend
a little for the sake of the Gospel and God’s
Kingdom. Jesus comes to us in many ways in a
disguise we would not choose. Again, he might be
coming to us in the disguise of a priest who is not
our favorite.
Here is a good way to approach this challenge
(invitation): Just before each mass ask God, ‘Please
give me something at this mass (in a song, reading,
prayer, homily) that will help me to be the best
version of myself.’ You might be surprised at how
God responds!
This is the last anonymous letter I will even read!
- Fr. Mike
45 Church Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631 588-8456
Dear Friends of St Joseph School:
Our Parish School is entering a period of growth and we could use all the help we can get to make sure
this growth continues.
Our new principal, Richard F. Kuntzler Jr. has a great vision for our growth. “In five years I want the
people in the education department of the diocese to come to us and ask if they can use our school as a
model for excellence for the rest of the Catholic Schools on Long Island.” Accomplishing this vision will
involve a lot of work and a lot of help from a lot of people. I am writing to ask your assistance.
Right now we have four main focal points for our growth:
 Maintaining and increasing enrollment.
 Improving our educational services both in and out of the classroom.
 Improving our technology and how we use it in educating our young.
 Improving our physical plant.
Let’s start with enrollment. The challenge for many families who would like to enroll their children in
a Catholic school is the tuition. Tuition for the 2014 –15 year is $4,467 per child. That is $446.70 per
month, or $111.68 per week based on a ten month school year. We have begun a scholarship fund
There is an African saying that “It takes a village to raise a child.” Fr. Mike has a saying too: “Let us
build the City of God!” I hope we understand that building the City of God is not about buildings but
about people and relationships - it is about building disciples! Our school builds disciples but we need the
entire village of St. Joseph Parish to help us in this work!
Please be part of our Scholarship Fund!
We would love to help families to pay their tuition so their children can stay in our school.
 Can you sponsor one month for one child? ($446.70)
 Can you sponsor one week for one child? ($111.68)
Your gifts (and the recipients) remain anonymous. But the seeds of faith that you plant through your gift
will bear fruit in the lives of our children at least a hundred fold! I already made my donation. Can you?
Thank you in advance for your help with this very important work of educating our children!
Tear off and return to parish office with your donation
St Joseph Scholarship Fund
Dear Fr. Mike and Mr. Kuntzler:
Yes, I want to help our school! Here is my donation to the St Joseph Scholarship Fund for:
___ $1,000
___$446.70 (one month)
___ $223.36 (two weeks)
___$111.68 (one week)
____ Other $________
Name: _______________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________
CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL Confirmation Candidate and sponsor attend the
Confirmation Rehearsal at 7:00PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 for the 10:00AM Confirmation Mass and Thursday, November 13, 2014 for the 1:30PM
Confirmation Mass.
The Confirmation Candidate and sponsor will assemble in the
Church lobby and then process into the Church. If the sponsor is
This event is part of a nationwide celebration of parish religious
education which will be held annually, in November. Approximately
69 million people are officially connected to 17,900 Catholic parishin the US. Ideally, every Catholic is served by parish religious
education and faith formation in some way. Every day of the
week some type of religious education activity is going on in a
parish somewhere in the United States.
The week closes with the celebration of Mass on Sunday November 9, 2014, 10:30am. Over the
past few weeks the religious education classes have been busy preparing a poster showing what is
going on in the religious education program. The poster presentation will be displayed in Carew
Hall after the 10:30AM Mass on November 9, 2014. Everyone is invited to browse the creative displays and see how our children know and love Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church more deeply
through our religious education efforts.
We give thanks to God for the catechists at St. Joseph Parish
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:30PM OR
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00AM
This meeting is for parents of students preparing for the sacraments of
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist enrolled in the St. Joseph Parish
Religious Education Program and students enrolled in St. Joseph
Catholic School.
Pray for the Sick
Lynn Abe-Zaid
Frank Ambrosio
Philip Ambrosio
Robert Aglialoro
Jeffrey Bratisax
Janet Belz
MaryAnn Bonitz
Louise Cipolla
Martin Condit
Cathy Conolly
Eileen Cross
Michael D’Orio
Michael DePinto
Gina DiCanio
Joanne DiGiorgio
Barbara DiGirolomo
Rita Diubaldo
Baptist Eichelsdorfer
Sharon T. Eichler
Lois & Michael Emma
Philip & Sally Enright
Donna Evers
Philip Fava
Amelia Fava
Mary & Frank Ferrigno
Robert Filce
Stu Fishkin
Pastrick Flynn
Roseanne Gabriel
Patricia Geiser
Loretta Gerstner
Kim Hanson
David Hoffman Sr.
Jasper Indelicato
Margaret Indelicato
Richard Jankay
Thomas Jankay
Emily Jensen
Kevin Krivacsy
MaryJo L’Ambrose
Alfred LaRocca
Kevin Latini
Ida Lucivero
Vito Lucivero
Agnes Ludwigson
Carolyn Martins
Andrea Maloney
Philip Masi
Josephine McGrath
Maureen Melchiona
Eugene Merkle
Dana Monteanu
Olsin O’Donnell
Joanora O’Donnell
Joseph Olivieri
Helen Onufrak
Anna Pepe
Barbara Petersen
Dorothy Pistritto
Donna Marie Priolo
Kathy Purcaro
Nicole Ramaglia
Evelyn Rosario
Victoria Rosenblum
Angela Russo
Mary Ann Russo
Ann Sabourin
Franciso Sanchez
Dawn Saporito
Linda Savage
Denise Savage Harper
Joan Scanlon
Ben Scannella
Krista Schramm
Nancy Schramm
Maryann Schaudel
Janrt Shapiro
Jamie Smith
Michele Smith
Reno Staffa
Dennis Staufenberg
Abe Stegman
Angela Stoner
Richard Stroup
Matthew Swenson
George Tizzard
Robert Torres
Richard Troiano
LLoyd Turnier
Regina Turnier
James Waldner Sr.
Peter Wrins
Joseph Yasso
Name of person who is ill
Person making this request:
Relationship to ill person
(Friends can be placed on the silent prayer list only)
Pray for Our Troops
PFC Eric Lange, USMC
SGT Deborah Alfieri
SGT Matthew Altonji
SPC Andrew Altonji
LCPL Matthew Balestrieri, USMC
TSGT Louis Barletta
LT Michael-Jon Bonacorsa
LCPL John Brown
PFC Justin Browne
LTCOL James Cersosimo
CPL Glenn Clacher
SPC Thomas E. Corcoran
SPC Jason Crawford
CPT Edward Cuevas
PFC John B Cuneo
CPT Ryan Delaney
TSGT Timothy Dermody
SGT Stephen DiGirolamo
SSGT Tony Elliott
LT Kelly Fletcher
SPC Adam Franciosa
CPT Mark Gillman
CPL RJ Hartmann
MAJ Sean P Kilkenny
CW2 Steven Knight
LCPL William Langdon
SPC Christopher Leone
SGT Wade Lynch
MAJ Kevin McCue
PVT Thomas B McGinn
SGT Patrick McNally
PFC William Meyer
CPL Brian G Meyer
CPO Gregory Migliore
SGT Glenn Miller
LT Heather Miras
SPC4 George Monica
SPC4 John Monica
SGT Daniel Montville
GYSGT Brian Moran, USMC
LTCOL Gregory Mueller, USMC
LCPL Thomas Napolitano
LCPL Michael Napolitano
PVT Todd Nelson
LCPL James Neubauer
SGT Brian Pacell
CPT Stephen Bartoszak
PFC Matthew Pandolfi
SFC James Munro Army
CPT Michael Parisi
2LT Anthony Parisi
MAJ Paul E Pinaud
CTR2 Matthew Pistritto
LT David A Rewkowski
SGT Edwin Rivera, II
SGT Anthony M Sbrocco, USMC
SSGT Jason Schiavo
LCPL W. Mason Shehan
SSGT Timothy McGoyne
SPC James Stanek
EO3 Taylor Taranto
MM3 Gregory Taranto
PFC Greg Terrish
SGT Jason Tulowitzki
SGT John Thomas Vogt
CPL Brandon Waldon
SGT Randolph Weaver
MSTR Robert Casey
ILT Richard Lutz
SPC Darian L. Clark/Army
SAMN Bill Ried
CPL Michael Casonova
SPEC4 David Cooper
ENS Michael Cristiano, USN
SGT Brian P. O’Leary
PFC Gregory Caplan
MPS Timothy Caplan
E6PO1 Gerard McGarrity
LT John Cox II
PFC Nicholas Barbieri
LCPL Jim A. Mock
SGT Maj. John A. Krumholz
LCPL Joseph R. DeGroot, USMC
RCT Dustin A. Whitton, USMC
SPC Peter Reilly
SMAN T.J. Waldhauser, US Navy
LCPL Brian Kolarik, USMC
PVT Chris Dorn, Army
SSGT Ray C. Sigman ll
CPL Sean Rainone, USMC
SGT Thomas Lupo
SSGT Mike Hengerle, USMC
Kelly R. Denimarck ENS Navy
SFC James Munro Army
CPL Kristen M. Saporito USMC
Captain Sean Lavigne USAF
LCPL Daniel Pfeifer USMC
MSGT Thomas J. Valentino USAF
CSM Lawrence Doughterty, USArmy
PFC Thomas Conran USArmy
SRA Matthew Maisano USAF
SPJonathan G. Romano USANG
PFC Daniel R. Hayes USMC
PFC Allecia N. Ahearn USMC
Lt. James Ciccarello USARMY
Sal Evangelista, US ARMY
Nick Vicale SFC ARMY
RCT. Michael A. Davison USMC
CAPT. Glenn Miller
Name, Rank and Branch of Service
Person making this request
Relationship to Soldier
(Friends can be placed on the silent prayer list only)
Stephen R. Ruggiero, Darian Clark
our deceased soldiers and all of our deceased relatives and friends.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen
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Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Weekly Offering
Respect Life
Pagans living in the first centuries AD must have been perplexed
by the behavior of the early Christians who rescued and raised
the unwanted children they (the pagans) had abandoned. Child
abandonment and infanticide were common practices among the
pagans (Stark, The Rise of Christianity).
The Twelve Tables of Roman Law actually explicitly obliged
that deformed children be put to death (which was usually done
by drowning) and permitted fathers to expose female offspring.
Unwanted children were often abandoned and left in public
places (sound familiar?) to die by exposure, dehydration,
starvation, or animal attack or to be taken by persons without
children to be used as slaves.
The example of love and bravery of the early Christians
taking in these abandoned babies and providing for them, over
time caused a huge change in society to respect the life of the
human person – so much so that even now in our post-modern
culture, infanticide is still considered to be the crime of murder,
in most cases.
Like the early influence of the early Christians, we modern
day Christians can and do exert enormous influence by our
example of public prayer, advocacy and practical concern for
unborn children and their mothers. The work of the pro-life
movement has had a dramatic impact on how our society
perceives abortion. It is believed that that in large part, the 13%
drop in national abortion rates from 1.2 million abortions per
year in 2008 to 1.06 million abortions per year in 2011 is
indicative of a change in societal behavior as a result of our
efforts on behalf of the unborn. Recall some of these efforts:
Forty Days for Life, recently concluded; Stand Up for Life in
October and July; making the pro-life presence known at various
Planned Parenthood activities; and contests in Catholic schools,
elementary and secondary, which bring the pro-life message to
our children, the future of the pro-life movement.
Adapted from LifeNet September 2014
The School Sisters of Notre Dame remind us that recently, before
the General Assembly of the Union of Superior Generals, Pope
Francis announced that the year 2015 will be dedicated to
Consecrated Life.
“The pillars of education are transmitting knowledge,
transmitting methods, transmitting values. By these means, faith
is communicated. The educator must measure up to those
s/he educates, and must give careful thought to how to proclaim
Jesus Christ to a changing generation,” he said.
Fiscal Year Beginning 9/1/2013 - 8/31/14
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 Offering
(Includes Faith Direct ($2,052)
Last Year
All Saints
Poor Box Last Week
*Pay Down Debt Donations
This Month $ ——
Total Funds
Less Payments made to RVC 390,000
Fund Balance $20,915
RVC Loan
Less Payment
*Includes Faith Direct Collections for September
(65 Participating Households)
If you missed last week , please try to make it up this
week. Thank you.
Envelope users : Please enter the amount of your donation on
the envelope in the space provided. This will be a big help to
us when counting the collection. Also, it is not necessary to
tape or staple the envelope closed. Your help is appreciated.
Thank you,
Deacon Mike DeBellis
Thank you and God Bless You Always,
Fr. Mike
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St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
That’s right! It’s almost the Holiday Season!! Once again,
Outreach is asking for your help in providing a Thanksgiving meal
for their clients. Donations of the following would be greatly
appreciated: gift certificates for turkeys, stuffing mix, instant
potatoes, canned vegetables, cranberries and any non-perishable
fixings. All donations can be left at Church in the basket in the
lobby, at the Outreach Office or the Rectory.
Thank you!
Come Pray with the
The St. Joseph’s Men’s Prayer Group!
Banns of Marriage
(Third Time)
We meet every Tuesday evening in The Church
at 7:30pm and pray The Rosary followed in the
Vestibule by Coffee, Donuts and a lot of
fellowship. Join with fellow Catholic men and pray, relax and
talk. It’s new, It’s Fun and It’s exciting. Come give it a try!
No Commitment! No pressure! Plenty of Camaraderie! See
You Tuesday!
Caroline Zielinski of St. Sylvester’s and
Dino Amatulle of St. Sylvester’s
Nicole Fassois of St Elizabeth Ann Seton and
Daniel Blumenauer of Good Shepherd
Kaitlyn Boyle of St Elizabeth Ann Seton and
Phillip Connolly of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Kristina Marie Peters of St. Joseph and
Christopher Aquilina of St. Martin of Tours
Melissa McDermott of St. Joseph and
Michael Lohwasser of St. John’s
Veterans Day Blood Drive
On Tues. Nov. 11from
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, a
blood drive will be held at
St. Regis Council, Knights
Rosevale Ave and Pond
Rd., Ronkonkoma. Help
meet the challenge of
maintaining Long Island’s
emergency blood supply.
Persons 17 and older (16
years with permission, ID & D.O.B.) are needed
to donate. Free buffet and raffle for donors. For
an appointment call Karl Sundquist at 631-2652691 or just stop in.
2014 Catholic Ministry Appeal
Goal: $107,800
# of Pledges: 378 (7,260 reg. families)
Pledged: $92,151 (as of 10/30/2014)
More than you know...You support counts!
Part of the money raised through the Catholic Ministries Appeal goes to supporting education in Catholic
Schools throughout our Diocese. But did you know that this year St. Joseph School received $75,000 from
that portion of monies raised? In addition, the school also received an additional $50,000 to offset some of
the cost of much needed improvements. So besides the rebate portion that comes back to the parish once
we reach our goal, we have also benefited from the generous donations from parishioners in parishes all
over Long Island. It is important that we see the big picture in how your continued support of the Catholic
Ministries Appeal is actively Building the City of God here at St. Joseph’s and throughout the Diocese. If
you have not made a donation, it’s not too late; please use one of the envelopes on the window sills in
Church. If you have made a pledge I thank you for your generosity and ask you to please continue to make
the monthly payments in support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal. No matter how much you give, please
know that you are part of something big and making it possible to do great things.
Fr. Mike
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 am to 12 noon in Carew Hall
Limited Seating Available
(Breakfast Served from 9 to 11:00 am)
Adults and Children: $ 5.00
Seniors and children under 3 yrs.: Free
Breakfast with St. Nicholas
45 Church St, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Number of adults $5x_______ # of children $5x________ # of free seniors _______
# of free children under 3 ______
Thank you for your support. Please make checks payable to: St Joseph RC Church
Name: __________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________
City ________________________________
State _______
Amount Enclosed
Zip ______________
Telephone or Cell Number ___________________________________
Please return with payment to the Rectory or put in the collection basket by November 26th. Thank You.
If you prefer, you may reply by e-mail to [email protected]
If responding by e-mail please bring payment on the morning of Breakfast with St. Nicholas. Thank you.
Calendar Club 2014
Congratulations to our Winners.
Thank you for your generous support!
Joseph Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. John
Rose & Martin
MacIntosh Family
Roseanne Frank
Vessa Family
Claire & Lou
Ray & MaryAlice
Lillian Hackett
Martin Loughlin Jr.
Ruth Haines
Richard & Maryann
Graciela Pedra
Matthew & Rachel
Bill & Teresa
Rosalie & Ken
Marie DeFilipo
Michael Lawlor
Barbara Curry
Chris & Ron
Robert & Maria
Liz & Jim Kay
Maureen & John
Ray & MaryAlice
“Let us build the City of God. May our tears be turned into dancing!”
Well... If there’s gonna be dancing, there ought to be music!
Here’s why Lorraine Stiefel expresses her discipleship in song...
In Psalm 66, the psalmist speaks of all the earth singing to the glory of God, praising His Name.
As a member of St. Joseph’s choir, I have been led to a deeper understanding and appreciation for
song as an integral part of my prayer life. As I worship in the company of fellow members, Psalm
66 speaks to my heart. I hope you will allow it to do the same.
(Lorraine is a chorister in our 9:00 choir and our 10:30 choir.)
To join any of our groups, just speak to any musician or chorister after Mass.
St. Joseph R.C. Church
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Backwards Money Drawing
SATURDAY, November 29, 2014
Carew Hall - Doors open at 6 PM
$10,000.00 GRAND PRIZE
(Last ticket drawn—Winner need not be present)
$100.00 Donation
Only 650
Tickets Sold
Winners need not be present.
LAST TICKET DRAWN——$10,000.00—–—WOW!
Food - Drink - Prizes
Ticket stub entitles 2 people admission to the party.
Backwards Money Drawing Ticket Order
NAME ____________________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________
PHONE # ______________________Parish ID#________ CIRCLE # ATTENDING PARTY
Complete this form and return it to St. Joseph’s Church 45 Church St. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.
A numbered ticket stub will be returned to you upon receipt of this form and $100.00 donation.
Please enclose your donation with this order. Thank You.
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Outreach Resources
Emergency Resources
Response of Suffolk County
Crisis Hotline
631-751-7620 or 631-751-7500 (hotline 24 hrs./7 days)
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk—VIBS
Domestic/date violence, rape, sexual assault, & elder abuse
631-360-3730 or 631-360-3606 (24 hrs. hotline for domestic
violence and rape) or
Family Resources/Support Groups
Child Care Council of Suffolk
Family Service League of Suffolk County
Hope House Ministries
Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
631-666-8833 (hotline)
Islip Town Teen Parent Resource Center
The Retreat
Domestic Violence
631-329-2200 (hotline 24hrs/7 days shelter)
Suffolk County Department of Health Services
Project Hope Mothers’ Group
631-853-3035 (call for locations)
Brighter Tomorrows
Domestic Violence
Hotline (631)395-1800
Haven House/Bridges
Islip Hotline
Crisis Hotline: 631-277-4700
Alcoholics Anonymous
Runaway Hotline
631-549-8700, 1-800-621-4000
Gamblers Anonymous
American Red Cross, Suffolk County Chapter
Narcotics Anonymous
Child Abuse
1-800-342-3720 (24-Hr.)
HIV and Aids Teen Hotline
1-800-440-TEEN (fri./Sat. 6:30PM to Midnight)
Child Health Plus Information and Referral
1-800-522-5006 (24 Hr.)
St Joseph
Catholic Seniors
Psst! The word is out! St.
Joseph Catholic Seniors
are seeking new members
to join us on the 2nd and
4th Tuesday of each
month. Meetings are held at the St. Regis
Knights of Columbus on Pond Rd. at 11 am.
Stop by and be our guest for a cup of coffee or
tea or call Arlene at 648-3582 if you have any
Life Center of L.I. - Pregnancy Care
Birthright of Nassau/Suffolk
Al-Anon Suffolk County
[email protected]
St. Joseph Parish Outreach Center
e-mail — [email protected]
Parish Outreach
website —
Through your generosity we
were able to help more than
141 people throughout the
month of Sept. In these
tough economic times we
are seeing people of
increasing need. On their
behalf, we thank you for
sharing your own limited
resources with your brothers
and sisters. "Whenever
you did it for the least of
my people, you did it for
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Cub Scout Pack 272
Boy Scout Troop 272
Every Sunday at 5:00 PM, St. Joseph’s Parish offers an upbeat experience of celebrating Mass designed especially for
youth and their families.
Everyone in Grades 7-12 is invited to participate.
We’re looking for: Lectors Ushers Musicians/Singers Altar
Servers, Eucharistic Ministers (Eucharistic ministers must be
over 18)
For more information about joining Youth in Ministry, contact [email protected] or call the rectory.
CYO Sport Programs
Intramural (Coed, ages 4-16):
Gene 588-1879
Travel * (Boys)
Vinny 543-4100
Debbie 467-6174
Clinic Division (Coed Grades K-2) Henry 467-6091
Boys Grades 3-12)
Vinny 543-4100
Vinny 543-4100
Boys & Girls, Grades K-8
Soccer :
Intramural Boys & Girls(ages 3-13 ) Joe 585-0748
Travel (LIJSL):
Rob 721-8831
Dennis 467-6174
*Must register for the intramural program as well
2014-15 Basketball season
now accepting
ON-LINE registrations
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 [email protected]
Pack, Troop, and Crew 272 have
a YEAR-ROUND scouting program.
Venturing Events
In Carew Hall after 5:00 PM Mass
Venturing is open to men and women
age 14 through 20 who have graduated
from 8th Grade. This year's crew plan
is jam packed with interesting and fun activities here
at St. Joseph's and "off-campus" as well.
Come down to our meeting and check it out.
Visit our next meeting:
Sunday, Nov. 9thTonight
Sunday, Nov. 16th
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: Advisor Mike Keller (631) 467-6468
What did you do this weekend?
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Psalm 62:7
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Courtesy Announcements
Charismatic Prayer Meeting - at Our Lady of the Island Shrine the fourth Wednesday of each
month from 7- 9PM. Praise, worship & teaching. Contact the Shrine at 631-325-0661 for info.
Free Food for NY Seniors - The C.S.F.P. funded by USDA NYSDOH, and administered by
Catholic Charities is offering free food for 6 to 12 months post partum women, children from the
age of 5 up to their sixth birthday, and seniors age 60 and over, who are income-eligible. Gross
monthly income for seniors: Single Senior $1,174 or less or Senior Couple $1,579 or less. For
further information, and income guidelines for women & children in Nassau or Suffolk, please
call 631-491-4166 or 631-491-4156.
Meals-On-Wheels - Lake Nutrition Meals-on-Wheels provides food to elderly & homebound Monday thru Friday, two
meals a day. Hot meals & cold meals are available for a charge of $6 for both meals. Call 467-8948 for information.
Professional Therapy - provided by NYS licensed therapists, are available to our parish & 148 other parishes. It is
provided by the Catholic Counseling Center which is independent of & not controlled or supervised by the parish or
diocese. Most insurance policies are honored. For information & appointment, call Dr. Giuliani at 243-2503 or visit our
website at
Interested in joining Venturing?
Want to enroll your son in
Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting?
Send an e-mail from your
Smartphone or Blackberry
while it’s on your mind to
[email protected]
You can scan us!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Gives Back
should share in the
profits.!! For each car,
truck or van, running or
not, the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul will give
back to our church $50/$100 per vehicle. Maybe
you don’t have a vehicle, but a family member,
friend or neighbor has an old or neglected vehicle
in their driveway that they would like to dispose of.
Call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at (718)
491-2525. Thank you for your participation.