St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Let us build the City of God! Our Mission: We strive daily to be a community of believers, alive in Christ. In our diversity and in a spirit of reconciliation, we journey toward God. Our faith finds expression in worship. Our live is the center of care for all people. Our hope is the longed for promise of union with God, and with each other, as we continue the mission of proclaiming the Kingdom at St Joseph’s in Ronkonkoma. Come pray with us! Masses Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 7:00, 9:00, 10:30, Noon, & 5:00 PM Weekdays: 7:00 & 9:00 AM* Saturday 8:00AM *During School year Tuesday mass is at 8:45AM Eucharistic Adoration: Mondays 2:00 - 6:45 PM (except holidays) First Friday 7:30—8:30 PM (Sacred Heart Devotion) Rosary: Daily after 9:00 Mass Reconciliation: Mon, Wed, Fri: after morning mass Sat: after morning mass and 4:00 - 4:45 PM Priests Rev. Michael J Rieder, Pastor Rev. Juniper J. Thomas Rev. Henry Leuthardt Rev. Peter T. Liu (retired) Deacons Dcn. James Altonji Dcn. Joseph Califano Dcn. Michael DeBellis Dcn. Frank Dell’Aglio Dcn. Michael Devenney Dcn. William Dobbins St Joseph Rectory Office 45 Church Street 588-8456 Fax 471-2569 Religious Education 35 Church Street 981-1805 Director: Mrs. Maryanne Trezza Parish Outreach 2855 Pond Rd 981-6888 Director: Mrs. Anne Kelly St Joseph School 25 Church Street 588-4760 Principal: Mr. Richard Kuntzler March 29, 2015 — Passion Sunday March 29, 2015 — Passion (Palm) Sunday Serving Your Sacramental Needs Prayer and Devotion Opportunities The Sacrament of Baptism Our Lady of Fatima Devotion The Sacrament is celebrated on Sundays at 1:30 PM. Parents, please call the parish office to arrange a meeting with one of our priests or deacons to begin to make arrangements. Our Lady came to Fatima with a message from God to every man, woman and child. She promised that the whole world would be at peace, and that many souls would go to heaven if her requests were listened to and obeyed. In response to her requests, the First Saturday of each month is devoted to Our Lady of Fatima. This devotion includes 8:00 AM mass, a novena to Our Lady of Fatima, the Rosary, the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and fellowship in Carew hall at 9:00 AM. All are welcome at this devotion. The Sacrament of Eucharist See front cover for mass times. If you are sick for an extended period of time or are homebound, please contact the parish office to arrange to have someone bring Communion to you. The Sacrament of Confirmation School aged children can prepare for this Sacrament by contacting our religious Education office. Adults or older teens who have yet to be Confirmed should contact the Parish Office The Sacrament of Reconciliation As listed on front cover or call rectory for an appointment with one of our priests. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick This Sacrament is for the living. We celebrate this Sacrament each Spring and Fall for those who are chronically ill, advanced in age, or who are about to undergo surgery or hospitalization. We can arrange the Sacrament at other times by calling the Parish Office.. Emergencies: call the office to arrange a visit from a priest. Nighttime emergencies (631) 585-1130 The Sacrament of Matrimony Bride or Groom please call the office at least six months before your desired wedding date to begin preparations for marriage. Please make contact with the parish before making other wedding day plans! The Sacrament of Holy Orders Anyone who is feeling called to service in the church as a priest deacon or in consecrated religious life should contact the parish office to speak to one of the priests or deacons for guidance. Interested in possibly becoming Catholic? Please contact the rectory to arrange a meeting to discuss your questions. We have regular classes to help people learn about the faith and decide if becoming Catholic is what you and God want for you right now. This whole process of inquiry and potential conversion is called RCIA—The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. St Joseph 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 (recollection) before our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament—whose 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 all Graces (“In Him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28). God is our Father and our Friend and is our sweet Guest. We are called to acknowledge this great truth: God is in each of us, our soul is His Temple. This evening of recollection includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the Psalms, Silence, a Gospel reading and a reflection on many topics including: 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 awe & wonder in God’s presence. The evening ends with Benediction. Every soul, hungry and thirsty for God, is invited to this holy hour every First Friday of the month to adore, venerate and contemplate the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to have a quiet dialogue with God. St Joseph Men’s Prayer Group We meet every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM in the Church where we pray the Rosary. Afterward we move to the main vestibule for coffee, donuts and fellowship. This is a great opportunity to be strengthened in your commitment as a Catholic man just by spending time with others like you! March 29, 2015 Additional Parish and School Contact Information Parish Website: stjoronk.org School Website: stjoeronkelem.org E-mail addresses General: [email protected] Pastor: [email protected] Religious Ed: [email protected] School: [email protected] Parish Trustees Robert Koepper Walter Poggi Business Manager Deacon Michael DeBellis Music Ministry Michael Keller, Director Ann DeBellis, 9:00 Choir Rectory Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 - 5:00 (closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:15) Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 (closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:15) Sunday 9:00 - 12:00 Altar Bread & Wine In Loving Memory of Mae Rau Requested by Ann Festa OUR LITURGY Today’s first reading describes the Suffering Servant faithfully carrying out his duties while being subject to mistreatment, all done in obedience to God’s will. The second reading speaks of the obedience of Jesus to the will of the Father. He was obedient, even unto death. In the Gospel, we hear of the Passion and death of Jesus. Mass Intentions for the Week Sunday, March 29 (Palm Sunday) 7:00 Cornelius J. Dunleavy (Loving Wife Anne) 9:00 Billy Hubbard & Bill & Rita Hubbard (Janine & Rich Hubbard 10:30 Emma Bonilla (Loving Family), Barbara Lenz Lorraine Ciserano) 12:00 Vincent Galluccio (Loving Family), Ann Neibel (Frank & Connie Testagrose & Family) 5:00 Isabelle Gentile & Regina Rihtaric (Jackie & Lenore) Monday, March 30 7:00 Janet Wilson (M. & Mrs. Amatulle), Joseph Dobbins (DonnaMarie Priolo) 9:00 Theresa DeFilippo (Marie DeFilippo), Norman Weber (Linda Weber) Tuesday, March 31 7:00 Intentions of the Celebrant 8:45 All Souls in Purgatory (Dcn. Frank Dell’Aglio), George Harkins (Loving Family) Wednesday, April 1 7:00 For the People of the Parish 9:00 George J. Raab Jr. (Loving Family), Mary Tantone (Loving Husband) Thursday, April 2 (Holy Thursday) 9:00 Morning Prayer 7:30 Mass of the Lords Supper Friday, April 3 (Good Friday) 9:00 Morning Prayer 12:00 7 Last Words 3:00 Liturgy of the Passion 7:30 Stations (Living) Saturday, April 4 (Holy Saturday) 9:00 Morning Prayer (Blessing of Food) 7:30 Vigil Mass (Easter Mass Intentions) Sunday, April 5 (Easter Sunday) 7:00 9:00 Easter 10:30 Mass Intentions 11:00 12:00 NO 5 PM MASS Easter Mass Intentions In every parish, many people want to have their loved ones remembered at Easter Mass. The difficulty is that there are more intentions than there are scheduled masses so many parishes do what St Joseph Parish has done for years - we do not give any individual the opportunity to have a mass intention and instead we celebrate all the Easter Masses for the people of the parish. This year we are going to try something different I have learned from other parishes that another way to respond to the great desire for Easter Mass intentions is to do what we do with All Souls Day. Beginning this year we will have Multiple Mass Intentions for Easter (just like we did at Christmas). The request for an intention is simple. There are yellow Easter Mass Intentions envelopes available in the church. All you have to do is write the names of the loved ones you want remembered on the envelope and drop it in the basket or at the parish office. The priests will privately read the names and the intention envelopes will be placed on the altar during all of our Easter Masses. Since there will most likely be too many names to read individually, the Prayer of the Faithful will read, “For those remembered in our Easter Mass Intentions…” I hope this gives many of you the opportunity to have your loved ones brought to the altar during our Easter masses. Know that you are in our prayers always! We need your thoughts… It was announced earlier in Lent that our parish is facing some serious financial challenges. It was also announced that same weekend that your pastor will not become a “money pastor” and that the answer to these challenges we face is to grow and become the best Catholic parish we can be. Here’s where we need your help. We have convened a new Parish Council whose responsibility is to help us to focus our energies on growing in our hearts and in our numbers so that we can be the best parish we can be. We are currently working on rediscovering and renaming our parish mission statement. This mission statement will keep us focused on the work needed to build the City of God here in Ronkonkoma. You can help by reflecting on some of these questions and giving us your written responses: What kind of parish do we want to become? As a parish what are our highest priority goals? What unique talents, gifts, abilities, and other blessings are present in our parish? When are we as a community happiest or most satisfied and fulfilled? What do we want our community to look like, feel like, and sound like? What kind of Christian community do we want to invite our friends to be part of? What makes you want to be part of this community? What would make you want even more to be part of this community? Please share your thoughts with us. Drop your responses off at the rectory! Thank you all! Sunday, March 29, 2015 Respect Life Weekly Offering If passed these bills would legalize physician-assisted suicide in New York State. On 2/23/2015 the New York State Catholic Conference published a “Memorandum of Opposition” to the following bills recently introduced in the New York State Legislature: Note: “S”- is the prefix for a Senate bill and “A”-the prefix for an Assembly bill. S.3685 Savino/A.2129 Rosenthal/A.5261 Paulin - In relation to legalizing physician-assisted suicide. The above-referenced bills would add a new section of the Public Health Law to allow physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication for the express purpose of ending a patient’s life. The New York State Catholic Conference opposed these bills for the reasons outline below: Legalizing physician-assisted suicide would: Blur longstanding medical, moral and legal distinctions between withdrawing extraordinary medical assistance and taking active steps to destroy human life. One lets people die a natural death; the other is the deliberate and direct act of hastening death. Undermine the physician’s role as healer, forever alter the doctor-patient relationship, and lessen the quality of care provided to patients at the end of life. Patients are best served when medical professionals, together with families and loved ones provide support and care with dignity and respect, not lethal doses of drugs. The American Medical Association holds a policy position against physician-assisted suicide, which they say is “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role” and would be “difficult or impossible to control.” Part 2 of this Memorandum of Opposition will be printed in this column on April 5. Mark your calendar and reserve: The N.Y.S. Right to Life "Life Lobby Day" Wed. April 29 invites all. To reserve on the bus call 631-758-2093. Donation $15. Also, call NYSRTL 518-434-1293 to register (no reg. fee). Home approx. 7 PM. Fiscal Year Beginning 9/1/2014 - 8/31/15 Sunday, March 22, 2015 Offering (Includes Faith Direct ($1,901) $18,595 Last Year $18,870 Poor Box Last Week $310 *Pay Down Debt Donations Additions This Month $ 6,563 Total Funds 455,523 Less Payments made to RVC 425,000 Fund Balance $30,523 RVC Loan Less Payment Balance 605,000 425,000 $180,000 *Includes Faith Direct Collections for March (77 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 Victorian Tea The Catholic Daughters, Court St. Joseph 975 is hosting a Victorian Tea on Sunday, April 19th at 1:00 PM in Carew Hall. Admission $10. Raffles and Best Old Fashioned Hat Contest. For more information call 631-588-0168 or 631-5851892. Pray for the Sick Lynn Abe-Zaid Louise Alessandro Frank Ambrosio Philip Ambrosio Olivia Bender Anthony Bernardo Janet Belz Mary Ann Bonitz Elaine Catenaccio Louise Cipolla Martin Condit Cathy Connolly Eileen Cross Rick Crotta Csaba Csaszar Joanne DeBellis Michael DePinto Christine DiFilippo Eva Dayton Sharon T. Eichler Lois & Michael Emma Sally & Phil Enright Donna Evers Jason Falco Philip Fava Amelia Fava Helen Fenyak Mary & Frank Ferrigno Robert Filce Roseanne Gabriel Patricia Geiser Loretta Gerstner Michael Heuler Jasper & Margaret Indelicato Richard & Thomas Jankay Joseph Karpf K>evin Krivacsy MaryJo L’Ambrose Alfred LaRocca Kevin Latini Grace Loud Louis Lopez Ida Lucivero Vito Lucivero Agnes Ludwigson Carolyn Martins Pamela Makely Andrea Maloney Isabel McAdams Maureen Melchiona Helene Nieswandt Joseph Nicosia Joanora O’Donnell Joseph Olivieri Helen Onufrak Anna Pepe Eileen Perrino Barbara Petersen Dorothy Pistritto Joan Plouffe Donna Marie Priolo Nicole Ramaglia Ruby Rivera Evelyn Rosario Mary Ann Rossi Angela Russo Mary Ann Russo Ann Sabourin Norma Salazar Dawn Saporito Denise Savage Harper Ben Scannella Krista & Nancy Schramm Nancy Schramm Maryann Schaudel Jamie Smith Abe Stegman Angela Stoner Matthew Swenson Richard Tizzard Analea Torborg Richard Troiano Lloyd Turnier Regina Turnier Anna Urizzo Peter Wrins Joseph Yasso Richard Zwirblis 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 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 US ARMY Sal Evangelista, US ARMY Nick Vicale SFC ARMY PFC. Michael A. Davison USMC CAPT. Glenn Miller —REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED— Doreen Brett, Giovanni Sposato 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 Golden Wedding Jubilee On Sunday, April 19, 2015, couples married 50 years or more are invited to a special mass to be celebrated by Bishop William Murphy at the Church of Saint Lawrence the Martyr in Sayville and on Sunday, April 26th at the Church of Maria Regina in Seaford. Both liturgies will begin at 2:30 PM. Couples may register for ONE liturgy. Please pick up your registration card at the rectory, fill it out and return it to the rectory in time to reach the Diocese of Rockville Centre no later than April 6th and by April 13th for the April 26th liturgy. Approximately one week before the ceremony, information regarding the day will be mailed to you. There will be another celebration in the fall for those who may find that more convenient. If you have any questions you may call 516-678-5800, extension 207. 2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal Comparison as of 3/17/2015 2014 Goal : $107,800 2015 Goal: $110,000 2014 Pledges #251 2015 Pledges #232 On this day, the Church celebrates Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem to accomplish the Paschal Mystery of His death and Resurrection. Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel. Throughout Lent, we have prepared our hearts by penance and charitable works. Let us now enter into Holy Week with an open heart as we hope to share in His resurrection. 2014 Amount Pledged $61,351 2015 Amount Pledged $58,798 2014 Percent of Goal 57% 2015 Percent of Goal 53.5% How shall I make a return to the Lord for all that He has done for me? Make Checks payable to the Catholic Ministries Appeal mail to PO Box 4000 Rockville Centre NY 11571-4000 or return to rectory If you wish to use Credit Card please call: 516-379-5210 ext 2 or Log on to WWW.CATHOLICMINISTRIESAPPEAL.ORG Name: _________________________________________________________________ Address:____________________________________City:________________Zip_____ Pledge: $______ Payment: $______ Enclosed: $______ Bill me: Monthly or Quarterly Parish: St. Joseph’s Ronkonkoma #146 RELGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS… CONFIRMATION PARENT MEETING– LEVELS 7 & ST2 Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2014, 7:30pm Fr. Carew Hall (lower Church) This meeting is for parents of Level 7 and SR2 students enrolled in the St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Program and Grade 7 students enrolled in St. Joseph Catholic School. Children do not attend. At this meeting, parents receive the final preparation assignments for Those preparing to celebrate Confirmation in the fall of 2015. The materials will only be given to parents/guardians. CATECHIST MEETING Monday March 30, 2015, 7:00pm, Fr. Carew Hall If you have not turned in your year-end Evaluation Form, please bring it to the meeting. LEVELS 6 & ST1 -CHRISTIAN PASSOVER EVENT Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:15pm Fr. Carew Hall (lower Church) This is the closing session for Levels 6 & ST1 and replaces the regular weekly class. Students are served food items at this session. Contact the office at 631-981-1805 if your child has any food allergies. REMINDER: level 6 & ST1 Confirmation Booklets are due the last week of March LEVELS 7& ST2 -PENTECOST EVENT Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:15pm Fr. Carew Hall (lower Church) This is the closing session for Levels 7 & ST2 and replaces the regular weekly class. Calendar Club 2015 Congratulations to our Winners. Thank you for your generous support! Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3/1 #691 Walter Poggi $50 3/2 #620 George & Marie Hunt $25 3/3 #157 Walter Poggi $75 3/4 #596 Marty & Melanie Loughlin $25 3/5 #124 Nora Faretta $25 3/6 #574 Fran & Al Yoli $25 3/7 #484 Katherine Yamaguchi $25 3/8 #276 Alice & Wolfgang Hasselbach $50 3/9 #533 The McGarry Family $25 3/10 #788 Mr. & Mrs. Roger Koferl $25 3/11 #108 The Llerena Family $25 3/12 #196 Mitchel Merida $25 3/13 #439 Margaret Walsh $25 3/14 #163 Debra Dziedzic $25 3/15 #389 Anne Weber $50 3/16 #498 Lenore & Ernie Pappas $25 3/17 #301 Diane Thure $25 3/18 #100 Joe Finnegan $25 3/19 #484 Katherine Yamaguchi $50 3/20 #170 Cheryl Marchese $25 3/21 #486 Madelyn Haussner $25 Chinese Auction Venturing Crew 777 Venturing Crew 777 (Sponsored by MacArthur Business Alliance) will hold their 12th Annual Chinese Auction on Saturday April 11th from 6-9 PM in Fr. Carew Hall. Dessert will be served, and as always, there will be plenty of fantastic items. Please come out to support scouts. For tickets ($5), or if you would like to make a donation, or have any questions, please call 631-981-1399. Anthony Armando Crecco Zoey Layla DelValle Jayden Eli Geralds Alec Benjamin Negron Miabella Lilly Rodriguez Attention all boys and girls, 4th grade and up! Do you want to grow in your relationship with God? Do you have a desire to assist the parish community at prayer? You should consider being an Altar Server. The qualities of a good altar server are the ability to follow directions and to think on your feet. Would you like to be an altar server? 1. Are you in 4th grade or above? 2. Can you behave in a prayerful and attentive manner? Join us for Altar Service Training in Carew Hall at 5:30 pm on: March 24th or 26th session 2 April 7th or 9th session 3 (April 7th is held in the church) April 14th or 16th (rain date) Training is three sessions and will take about an hour each session. You may attend either Tuesday or Thursday. Installation of New Servers will take place at weekend Masses on April 18th and 19th. ARE YOU REGISTERED IN THE PARISH? 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. Name:____________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________ Mark your Calendar Pat Chapin, Director of Religious Education at Saint Thomas More will offer another opportunity to come to an out of the way place and experience God in the uniqueness of the Netherlands, Belgium, Bruges and Paris. Each day we will spend some time reflecting on the presence of God in the beauty of nature, cathedrals, art and one another. October 5-15, 2015 11 Days. 13 Meals: 9 Breakfasts. 4 Dinners (Early Bird rate double room occupancy rate of $3,999 in effect until April 13, 2015) Call Pat Chapin for further information. 631- 981-4788 or 631-234-0397 [email protected] Seats are limited and so it is first come, first served. City, State, Zip:____________________________________ Phone:_________________ Cellphone:_________________ E-Mail:___________________________________________ 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 Catholic Daughters Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 7:15 PM in Fr. Carew Hall. Paschal Candle Memorials If you would like to memorialize the Paschal Candle for the upcoming year please fill out and return this form with your donation of $100 to the Rectory. Paschal Candle Memorial Name: Address: Telephone: Parishioner ID# In Memory Of: LECTORS WANTED! To parishioners of Confirmation age or higher: Are you reasonably comfortable addressing large groups? Do you speak and read clearly – with confidence, strength, passion, and certain knowledge of what you speak or say? Do you feel a calling – a vocation – to become God's instrument in proclaiming His Word to His people? Do you believe you can truly bring Scripture alive to the listener; and are you willing to spend a half-hour or more in practice (before each assignment) to assure a smooth, effective, and vibrant proclamation? If your answer to all of the above is "Yes," then your parish needs you! On an evening in mid-March, a two-hour Lector Training session will be held in the rectory. Interested? Call Greg Walsh at 585-4524. Outreach Ministry Feinstein Matching Grant - This foundation will match all donations made to the Outreach Program during the months of March and April. The more of a donation you send the more Feinstein money Outreach will get. Dear Friend: My name is Alan Shawn Feinstein. For the past 14 years, I have been giving away $1 million each year to anti-hunger agencies throughout the country. This year, I am doing it again...whatever you donate to OUTREACH, I will add money to it. The more you give, the more of my $1 MILLION they’ll get – thanks to you! Why am I doing this? Because I believe each of us was put here on earth to do what we can to help those in need. This letter is written because we feel that YOU believe that, too. This has become the greatest grass roots campaign ever to fight hunger in our country. Your donation makes you a partner in it with me! I’m only here to give you some support and to remind you of this: That all that will matter to us someday is what we did while we were here to help those who needed us. Please give whatever you can– I will gladly add some of my money to yours. Thank you for sharing my heart, and the hope that-someday-no one will ever go hungry. Sincerely Yours, Alan Shawn Feinstein Outreach Resources Emergency Resources Response of Suffolk County Crisis Hotline 631-751-7620 or 631-751-7500 (hotline 24 hrs./7 days) Www.responsehotline.org 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) Www.vibs.org or www.inforatvibs.org Family Resources/Support Groups Child Care Council of Suffolk 631-362-0303 Www.childcaresuffolk.org Family Service League of Suffolk County 631-427-3700 Www.fsl.li.org Hope House Ministries 631-928-2377 Www.hhm.org Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence 631-666-8833 (hotline) Www.sccadv.org Islip Town Teen Parent Resource Center 631-224-9766 The Retreat Domestic Violence 631-329-2200 (hotline 24hrs/7 days shelter) Www.theretreatinc.org Suffolk County Department of Health Services Project Hope Mothers’ Group 631-853-3035 (call for locations) Www.co.suffolk.ny.us/health Brighter Tomorrows Domestic Violence Hotline (631)395-1800 Haven House/Bridges 631-231-3619 Www.tsli-hhb.org Islip Hotline Crisis Hotline: 631-277-4700 Alcoholics Anonymous 631-669-1124 Runaway Hotline 631-549-8700, 1-800-621-4000 Gamblers Anonymous 631-586-7171 American Red Cross, Suffolk County Chapter 631-924-6700 Www.redcross.org/ny/suffolk Narcotics Anonymous 631-689-6262 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 questions. Life Center of L.I. - Pregnancy Care 631-243-0066 Birthright of Nassau/Suffolk 516-785-4070 Al-Anon Suffolk County 631-669-2827 [email protected] St. Joseph Parish Outreach Center e-mail — [email protected] Parish Outreach website — http://outreach.stjoronk.org Through your generosity we were able to help more than 166 people throughout the month of February. 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 me." Cub Scout Pack 272 Boy Scout Troop 272 Ou In uth o Y r n o Acti 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. CYO Sport Programs http://stjoecyosports.com Baseball: Intramural (Coed, ages 4-16): Gene 588-1879 Travel * (Boys) Vinny 543-4100 Basketball: Girls Debbie 467-6174 Clinic Division (Coed Grades K-2) Henry 467-6091 Boys Grades 3-12) Vinny 543-4100 Travel* Vinny 543-4100 Track: Boys & Girls, Grades K-8 Jerry 585-4048 Soccer : Intramural Boys & Girls(ages 3-13 ) Joe 585-0748 Travel (LIJSL): Rob 721-8831 Softball: Dennis 467-6174 *Must register for the intramural program as well PRAY FOR THE SICK ___________________________________ 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 __________________________________ Name, Rank and Branch of Service ______________________________ ____________________ Person making this request Relationship to Soldier (Friends can be placed on the silent prayer list only) 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: March 29th Tonight April 12th e-mail: [email protected] phone: Advisor Mike Keller (631) 467-6468 What did you do this weekend? D.O.G. DEPEND On GOD My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7 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. 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 http://thecatholiccouncelingcenter.net Spiritual Care Companion - Would you like to lean to become a Spiritual Care Companion sharing your time and presence for hose hospitalized, living in nursing homes, homebound or adults with special needs? Catholic Health Services of Long Island sponsors this free three-weekend training. Trainings: Saturday, March 14th, 28th and April 11th from 9:15 3:30. (Bring bag lunch). To register, please contact Carol Cella at (631) 465-6307 or Christine Torns at (631) 465-6306 or Jo-Andrew D’Alessandro Accary at (631) 465-6308.
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