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OUR LITURGY MASS INTENTIONS
Through the prophet Ezekiel, God promises to raise Sunday, March 9, Fifth Sunday of Lent
his people from the dead. Paul reminds us that we 7:00 Gerald Rourke requested by Dotty & Jerry Block
must allow the Spirit of Christ to work in us if our 7:00 Isaura DeJesus requested by The Windishman Family
mortal bodies are to share in the Resurrection. The 9:00 Anthony Vento requested by Virginia & John Magarian
9:00 Agusta Croce requested by The Jaconetti Family
Gospel tells of the raising of Lazarus, clearly showing
10:30 Martha C Tedeschi requested by David & Melissa Tedeschi
that Jesus is the Lord of Life.
10:30 Michael Garopolo requested by Elisa & Nicky
12:00 Tony Palmer requested by Mr & Mrs D’Aguanno
ALTAR BREAD & WINE 12:00 Barbara Enzinger requested by The Families of Troop 272
In Memory of 5:00 Eileen Rieder requested by Patty & Jerry Peters & Arthur Owen
5:00 Catherine DeBellis requested by Mr & Mrs Daniel Ventola
Requested by Monday, March 10
7:00 People of the Parish
9:00 Anthony Avemian requested by Kenneth & Mary Hoever
9:00 Barbara Barger requested by
Antonela, Christopher, Stephanie & Vivian
12:10 Theresa Bertucci requested by Loving Daughter & Family
This Week Next Week Tuesday, March 11
Fr Maffeo 5:00 PM Fr Thomas 7:00 Intentions of the Celebrant
8:45 Anthony Vento requested by Alaina Annese
Fr Maffeo 7:00 AM Fr Thomas
12:10 Jose Martins requested by Loving Family
Fr Maffeo 9:00 AM Fr Maffeo
Wednesday, March 12
Fr Boyle 10:30 AM Fr Boyle
7:00 Alfred Croce requested by The Jaconetti Family
Fr Tapel 12:00 Noon Fr Tapel 9:00 Angelito Ding requested by Gil, Nita & Gilbert Abad
Fr Tapel 5:00 PM Fr Boyle 9:00 Diane Bergamino requested by Richard Ferry
F ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP THE GIFTS AT THE MASSES ON 12:10 Simone Placco requested by The Mottola Family
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE USHERS WHEN YOU
ARRIVE FOR MASS. Thursday, March 13
7:00 LCPL Justin Aragones (living) requested by Mom
9:00 Intentions of the Celebrant
The Feast 12:10 Linda Macchio requested by Nicholas Placco
Friday, March 14
of 7:00 Intentions of the Celebrant
9:00 Frank Pipino requested by Loving Sister & Family
9:00 Pasquale DeVitto requested by Patricia Filosa
Saint Joseph 12:10 Evelina San Jose requested by Al & Ella Villalon
Saturday, March 15, St Joseph, Husband of Mary
8:00 James & Bridget Tonrey requested by Rita Devlin
On Saturday, March 8th we will be celebrating the 8:00 Rita & Bill Hubbard & Paul Shadlich requested by Loving Family
Feast of St Joseph - our parish’s patron saint - with a 12:00 St Joseph Feast Day Mass
dinner in Carew Hall following the 5PM Mass. While Anticipated Mass for Sunday
there is no charge, reservations are necessary so please 5:00 Mary Dougherty requested by Gil & Rosemary Balkam
call the Rectory and leave your name, the number of 5:00 Brian Mcgee requested by Millie & Tom D’Agostino
people attending and your phone number. Sunday, March 16, Palm Sunday
7:00 Rita Meehan requested by Rosemary, Matthew & Andrea Meehan
On Saturday, March 15th, the Feast of St Joseph, 7:00 Arthur Brennan requested by Joseph W Fable & Family
9:00 For An End To Abortion requested by Respect Life Committee
Husband of Mary we will celebrate Mass in his honor at
9:00 Emma Bonilla requested by Loving Family
12 Noon. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join
10:30 Anna Kenny requested by Claire & Jim
10:30 Dcn Arnold Quaranta requested by Loving Family
Prayer: 12:00 Joseph Wolanski & Mark Kurnowski requested by Loving Family
Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over 12:00 Edward F Scott requested by Sue Scott
the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus, help 5:00 Martha Camille Tedeschi requested by Susan Monteiro
protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. 5:00 Jimmy Kilanowski requested by Loving Family
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Sunday, March 9, 2008 Page 3
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MIKE
As one reads the Gospel of John, especially the Resurrection begins with Him, for through Him all sin
accounts we have listened to for the past few weeks, and darkness and the death that comes from them is
one could almost believe the people presented to us all destroyed. He is telling her that the Resurrection is
come from the state of Missouri: you know The Show more powerful than even physical death and it brings
Me State. Missouri gets its nickname because the us to life on a totally different plain of existence.
people are known for not believing in something unless Jesus is showing Martha more about the role and
they see it! How is this true in John’s Gospel? Well the mission of the Christ than she could ever imagine.
let’s look at the people he puts in our path. Yes, Martha acknowledges Jesus as the Christ and
We start with the Woman at the Well from two weeks the Son of God, but she does not truly know that
ago. She kind of understands a little, but only sees Jesus is the Son of God. Her understanding of the
Jesus as a prophet and is bold enough even to debate Son of God was the same that the people had for the
with Him about true worship and who the Messiah King or a prophet: after all, he was considered the
could be, It is not until Jesus tells her more about her Son of God. This does not equal the understanding
own personal life that she realizes that Jesus is the that we have when we say that Jesus is the Son of
Messiah and much more than a prophet. Last week in God, the 2nd Person of the Blessed Trinity made flesh.
the account of the Man Born Blind, the leaders, the Of course after Jesus calls Lazarus from the tomb,
man’s parents and even the man at first do not under- she began to understand more what Jesus was say-
stand who Jesus is and refuse to believe that He is ing and who it was who was doing the talking. So
from God: after all He cured the man on the Sabbath! now Martha, do you believe because you have seen?
Only at the end of the account does the man under- How about you? Do you believe that Jesus is the
stand who Jesus is, but this only happens when Jesus Resurrection and that all who believe in Him will never
asked him if he believes in the Son of Man. die? Or are you also from Missouri ? Just remember
And now we come to today’s reading and the marvel- what Jesus tells us later on in John’s Gospel when he
ous account of calling Lazarus from the dead. Without talks to Thomas a week after Easter. Thomas you
a doubt this event is a foreshadowing of what will believe because you have seen, blessed are those
happen on the first Easter. But it is only a foreshadow- who believe without seeing. Faith actually is far
ing because the rising of Lazarus was a mere superior to seeing and it reveals to us much more
resuscitation, while Jesus rising from the dead was and than we can see with our eyes.
is a complete Transformation. While this is certainly Please look for the schedule of Holy Week Masses
true, there is more being said in this account and we and Services in the bulletin and make an effort to
see this in the dialogue between Jesus and Martha. It is attend most of the services if you can, especially the
here that we see Martha could have lived in the Mid- Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday
West instead of in the Middle East. When Jesus tells Evening at 7:30 PM, the Service of the Lord’s
her that her brother will rise again she says, “I know he Passion on Good Friday Afternoon at 3 PM
will rise in the resurrection on the last day.” Well how (preceded at 12 Noon with the 7 Last Words of
does this fit in to her saying “seeing is believing?” Christ and then followed that Evening with the
Many believe this because she could have thought that Living Stations of the Cross portrayed by the
Jesus was just being kind to her, saying the words that young people of the parish), and the Great Vigil
anybody would when they talk to someone who just lost of Easter on Holy Saturday Evening at 7:30 PM.
a loved one. After all, this is what a lot of us do when Also know that next Monday March 17th, we will be
we try to comfort someone in the same situation. celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation from
But, Jesus is telling her something more when He 4-5 PM and 7-8:30 PM (plus the usual morning
tells her “your brother will rise again”, and when He confessions following the 7 and 9 AM Masses).
says, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever Happy Lent
believes in me, even if he dies will live, and every- Fr. Mike
one who lives and believes in me will never die.”
Jesus is telling her the deeper meaning behind the
Resurrection, more than what the Jewish people of the
time understood. The Resurrection is not just a
continuation of this life only in Heaven; no it is a new
life, a life in Spirit and in truth, a life free from sin. A life
that is available, in a sense, right now because of
Jesus. For Jesus is telling her and us that the
REMEMBER OUR SICK PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS
SGT Deborah Alfieri SGT Glenn Miller
Al Barone Rose Malinowski PFC Matthew Altonji 2LT Heather Miras
Samuel Joseph Baxter Bill Mangan LCPL Justin Aragones SGT Daniel Montville
Edmond Blinn Marie Mangan TSGT Louis Barletta SSGT Brian Moran
Oliver Bouchard Anthony Martinez 2LT Stephen Bartoszak MAJ Gregory Mueller
LT Michael-Jon Bonacorsa LCPL Thomas Napolitano
Elsie Bratisax Barbara Mooney
LCPL John Brown LCPL Michael Napolitano
Ronald Cassidy Catherine Mytko PFC Justin Browne PVT Todd Nelson
Kathy Cunningham James O'Donnell LTCOL James Cersosimo LCPL James Neubauer
Michael DePinto Ann Sue Pasquarella CPL Glenn Clacher LCPL Anthony Notaroberta
Nesam Devaraj Richard Pasquarella SPC Thomas E. Corcoran PVT James Notaroberta
Brian Devereux Grace C Peshkur SPC Jason Crawford SGT Brian Pacella
CPT Edward Cuevas N/Seal Paul Padro
John Dwyer Anna Plude
PFC John B Cuneo ENS3 Lucy Padro
Louis Fava Nicole Ramaglia SGT Ryan Delaney CPT Michael Parisi
Paul Feltman John Reynolds TSGT Timothy Dermody 2LT Anthony Parisi
Paul Feltman Louis Russo LTCOL Kurt Diehl MAJ Paul E Pinaud
Robert Filce Dawn Saporito SGT Stephen Gene DiGirolamo CTR2 Matthew Pistritto
SSGT Tony Elliott LT David A Rewkowski
Ann Fortunato Louise Schaaf
LT Kelly Fletcher SGT Edwin Rivera, II
Richard Franzone Margie Sempey Mytko SPC Adam Franciosa LCPL William R Rodgers
Margaret Gunn Darryll Smith CPT Mark Gillman LCPL Anthony M Sbrocco
Kyle Heffron Ken Stokes CPT Evan Gotkin SSGT Jason Schiavo
Jane Keaveny Stacie Tizzard RCT RJ Hartmann CPL Brian Schildt
AB J.R. Kay LCPL W.Mason Shehan
Vincent Keaveny Alessandro Treglia
SGT John W Keohane SPC James Stanek
Cheryle Kijik Lloyd Turnier SSGT Steven Knight PVT Erica Sweeney
Nancy Klemm Patricia Vasiento CPL Andrew Kochman PFC Greg Terrish
Krystyna Kuras Philip Weiner PFC Thomas J Lupo CPL Jason Tulowitzki
SGT Wade Lynch SSGT Nick Vicale
LCPL Marshall SGT John Thomas Vogt
PLEASE NOTE: To keep our prayer list current, we will keep PVT Thomas B McGinn LCPL Brandon Waldon
names on the sick list for two months. We ask families to return SGT Patrick McNally SGT Randolph Weaver
the bulletin cut-out to include names of those who are ill for an- PFC William Meyer 2LT John Wolven
other two months. CPO Gregory Migliore
If you would like to include a soldier from your family who is serving,
please fill out the cut out below & put it in the collection basket.
REMEMBERING THE SICK
Please include the following in the bulletin sick list: REMEMBERING OUR TROOPS
______________________________ Please include the following soldier in your prayers :
Name of person who is ill:
_____________________________ ____________________ Name, Rank and Branch of Service
Person making this request: Relationship to ill person _____________________________ ____________________
Person making this request: Relationship to Soldier
Your Phone #: _____________________
(Please place in collection basket or return to Church Office) Your Phone #: _____________________
(Friends can be placed on the silent prayer list only) (Friends can be placed on the silent prayer list only)
REMEMBER OUR DEAD
Nunzio Liberti, 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
Sunday, March 2, 2008 Page 5
Religious Education St Joseph’s School
Office Hours are:
Registration is Open for the Fall 2008
9 - 4 on Monday & Thursday School Year! Please contact the
10 - 4 on Tuesday & Wednesday
school office for more information.
Our phone number is 588-4760.
Level 1 Activity March 10th in the
Auditorium. Please come at your assigned time. Thank you to all who helped with our
Please pick up your 2008/09 Registration Forms from Unity Sunday events. It was a great success.
your child’s class this week.
There are no Religious Ed. classes the week of Get your tickets quick for our March Madness eve-
March 17th, Holy Week or March 27th, Spring ning! This year we have great fun planned. We
Break. responded to your requests for raffles, dinner and
baskets without the fashions. Please show your sup-
port and purchase your tickets quickly.
Come show your support of our school and parish.
David James DiLeo, Jr. Join us this afternoon as our students and families
march in the St. Patrick's Day parade. You can
march with us or cheer us as we pass! Come for a
STATIONS OF THE CROSS great afternoon.
Recalling the Passion of Our Lord Jesus during Lent is a tradi-
tion dating back to the early days of Christianity. One of the
ways we recall Jesus’ ordeal is by praying the Stations of the OUTREACH
Cross. Join us each Friday during Lent at 7:30 PM in the
Church as our Deacons lead us in praying the Stations.
Feinstein Matching Grant - This foundation will
Share Your Time and Talent match all donations made to the Outreach Program
during the months of March and April. The more of a
in Ministry donation you send the more Feinstein money Outreach
Ushering, The Ministry of Hospitality
Do you have a engaging smile? Do you like to have family and My name is Alan Shawn Feinstein. For the past 10
friends visit your home and make them feel welcome, safe, and years, I have been giving away $1 million each year to
comfortable? If your answer is YES, then we really need your
anti-hunger agencies throughout the country.
help in doing the same for the friends and family who come each
week to this parish home to gather around the Lord’s table. Call
This year, I am doing it again...WHATEVER YOU
the Rectory or e-mail Ushers@StJoRonk.org if you are the per- DONATE TO OUTREACH, I WILL ADD MONEY TO
son we need. Help is especially needed at 5 PM Masses. 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.
There is an urgent need for Extraor- This letter is written because we feel that YOU believe that,
dinary Ministers of the Eucharist to too. This has become the greatest grass roots campaign ever
to fight hunger in our country. Your donation makes you a
bring communion to the home- partner in it with me!
bound. If you can serve, please call 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
the rectory at 588-8456. 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
Decorating the Church for Easter ————— the hope that-someday-no one will ever go hungry.
Let’s get together to decorate for the biggest holiday of the Church year Sincerely Yours,
on Saturday, March 22nd, at 10:30 AM. ALL ARE WELCOME! Alan Shawn Feinstein
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RESPECT LIFE Weekly Offering
The New York State Right to Life newsletter Sunday, March 2, 2008 Offerings $19,867
has assembled a timeline regarding the pro-life Same collection last year 19,751
movement – showing where we have been, be-
Poor Box last weekend $636
ginning in 1967 when the NYS Right to Life is
founded by citizens concerned with the proposed bill which Fuel Collection $8,726
would legalize abortion in New York State – yes, that long Same time last year 9,141
ago – and up to where we are today, after working to change
hearts & minds for over 40 years. Last time, here in this space Weekly Budget Amount $18,125
we recounted the years 1967 to 1989. Now let’s go to the year Last Week’s Collection 19,867
1992. Overage $ 1,742
1992 - In Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, the Supreme Court Snow Removal Collection $1,312
upholds the requirements of a 24-hour waiting period, manda- Last Year 1,690
tory anti-abortion counseling, & parental consent for minors.
Justices also rule that states may not place substantial obsta- Thank you for your generous response to the appeal
cles in the path of a woman seeking an abortion. for increased giving.
Abortionist Martin Haskell describes the technique later called God Bless You Always, Fr Mike
partial-birth abortion. (Which is exactly what it is; baby par-
tially delivered, then killed by the abortionist.)
1993 - President Clinton reverses years of pro-life progress by Banns of Marriage
issuing executive orders reversing the “Mexico City Policy”,
negating the ban on funding for fetal tissue transplants, order- (Second Time)
ing military hospitals to perform abortions, & asking the FDA Kerry McHugh of St Joseph’s and
to “review” the import ban on RU-486,
Paul Schott of Assumption
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Clintons plan to in-
clude coverage for elective abortion in their massive health Lisa Milito of St Joseph’s and
care plan that they intend to propose to Congress later in the Russell Gennett of Clermont, Florida
year. Trina Forgione of St Joseph’s and
The Clinton Administration announces that the International Thomas Walsh of Christ the King
Planned Parenthood Federation will receive $75 million over Amy Pavone of St Joseph’s and
the next five years.
Frederick Hissiger of St Sylvester’s, Bklyn
1994 - The Population Council announces that testing of RU-
486 is underway in the United States.
Mary Garrecht of St Joseph’s and
1995 - Pope John Paul II publishes the encyclical The Gospel Sean Walsh of Church of the Resurrection
of Life, a call to commitment & action in defense of human
life. Saturday, March 15, at 9AM St. Joseph Respect Life
Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade tells a na- meeting will be held in Meeting Room A in the Rectory
tionwide audience on Nightline that she rejects abortion & the basement. All are invited for coffee and to review upcom-
pro-abortion movement, & now supports the right to life of ing pro-life activities, for which volunteers are needed. For
unborn children. information you may call Marie Mawn at 631-588-0168 or
The U.S. House passes the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, the Anthony Catalano at 631-724-8586
first federal bill since Roe v. Wade to ban one type of abor-
tion, by a vote of 288-139. The U.S. Senate passes the Partial-
Birth Abortion Ban Act, 54-44.
1996 - President Clinton issues his first veto of the Partial-
Mark Your Calendars
Birth Abortion Ban Act.
The FDA declares RU 486 approvable. Mar 9 St Patrick’s Day Parade
1997 - President Clinton vetoes the ban on partial birth abor- Mar 14 Gospel Study 10-11:30 AM Carew Hall
tions for the second time.
Mar 14 Stations of the Cross 7:30 PM Church
Next time here, look for the last ten years of milestones in this
battle Mar 15 St Joseph Husband of Mary - Feast Day
Mass & Blessing of Bread 12:00 Church
PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINE - We are here to help Mar 16 Palm Sunday
you. Please call 981-6888. Mar 17 Reconciliation 4-5 PM, 7-8:30PM Church
2008 Catholic Ministries Appeal
The Hands of Christ-Supporting the Community Around Us
TOTALS for the 2007 APPEAL CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville
Parish Goal: $83,700 Centre provides a wide range of services to
approximately 60,000 Long Islanders each year, as
Number of Pledges: 458 it strives to bring God’s healing love to the poor
Total Amount Pledged: $88,025 and vulnerable among us.
Total Amount Paid: $85,705 These services are designed to help people with
many of their most critical needs, such as helping a
Amount Over Goal: $ 2,005 senior citizen find safe and affordable housing, or
Parish Rebate: $18,162 providing a disadvantaged family with access to
nutritious food and health care, or by developing
2008 TO DATE residential services for children and adolescents
who suffer from serious emotional difficulties, or
helping a young, frightened, teenaged mother-to-be
Number of Pledges: 200 become prepared and equipped to be a loving and
Amount Pledged: $42,403 effective parent.
Catholic Charities operates 14 programs of
service including more than 60 sites from Elmont
to the East End and works closely with more than
100 of our parishes’ social ministries, helping them
develop their own local programs of service. The
Catholic Ministries Appeal provides 22 percent of
all dollars raised to ensure the continuation and
expansion of these vital services and programs.
Please consider what you can do to make this campaign successful.
Please make your check payable to: Pledge: $_________
Catholic Ministries Appeal Down Payment: $_________
Name: ________________________ □Monthly □ Quarterly
Address: ______________________ _ □Annually □ Other
City, State, Zip: ______________________
Phone:___________________ Donor Signature: ______________________ Date __________
** Pledges of $200 or more will be entered into a drawing. Five winners will
each receive an invitation for dinner for two with your parish priests!
Rules of Fast and Abstinence
During the season of Lent the Church calls us to fast and
abstain. The days of fast are Ash Wednesday and Good
Friday. Fast means that those between the ages of 18 and
59 limit themselves to one full meal and eat nothing
between meals. The other meals on a fast day are light
meals. All the Fridays of Lent, as well as Ash Wednesday
and Good Friday, are also days of abstinence, which means
that those 14 years of age and older are to abstain from
Daily Mass—A Lenten Tradition
Monday through Friday 7AM, 9AM and 12:10 PM. Saturday at 8AM
Sunday Masses remain the same at 5PM on Saturday, 7, 9 & 10:30 AM, 12 Noon and 5PM on Sunday
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Daily as we pray the “Our Father “ we petition our God to “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass
against us.” These simple words recall the basic need that each of us has to experience forgiveness and to share it with
others. As a faith community the Sacrament of Reconciliation has long served to seek forgiveness of God and to be rec-
onciled with one another. Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation provides us with an encounter with our Compas-
sionate God. Lent is an especially opportune time to experience God’s mercy in this sacramental way.
The parish offers weekly celebrations of the sacrament each Monday, Wednesday & Friday after the 7 & 9 AM Masses
and on Saturday after the 8AM Mass and from 4-4:45 PM.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be celebrated at the following times:
Monday of Holy Week - March 17 - after the 7 & 9 AM masses , 4-5PM and 7-8:30PM
Wednesday of Holy Week - March 19 - after the 7 & 9AM masses
Stations of the Cross
Recalling the Passion of our Lord Jesus during the season of Lent has nourished Catholics from the earliest days of
Christianity. One of the traditional ways in which we recall Jesus’ way of the cross is the praying of the Stations of the
Cross. Join us for the Stations on each of the following Fridays: March 14th, 21st.
Paschal Candle Memorials
If you would like to memorialize the Paschal Candle for the upcoming year please fill out
and return this tab with your payment of $100 to the Rectory.
In Memory of:_____________________________
Seven Last Words
Good Friday is a time of deep recollection and prayer. For centuries Christians have prayed over the Passion of the
Lord in many ways. As a parish community, On Good Friday at 12 Noon, our prayer service will be structured around
“The Seven Last Words” a very powerful and moving reflection presented by members of our parish family. Come
pray with us.
Distribution of Palm March 21st
at all Masses
Saturday, March 15
Reflection on the Seven Last
Sunday, March 16
7,9,10:30 AM 3:00
12 Noon Commemoration of the Passion
5:00PM and Death of the Lord Jesus
Holy Thursday Stations of the Cross
9:00 Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer March 22nd
7:30 PM 9:00
Mass of the Lord’s Morning Prayer and
Supper followed by Blessing of Easter food
Solemn Procession with 10-12 Noon
the Blessed Sacrament to Confessions for those
the Repository unable to attend other
11:00 PM services.
Closing of Repository 7:30
Easter Vigil Liturgy
Building for It’s Time Goal: $200,000
the Future To Date: $130,125
We’ve begun, but we still need your help.
As you can see, we are half way to our goal of funds needed to complete the projects we have
been speaking of since last Spring. The convent has been torn down and all the debris has been
carted away. Our next step is to permanently install the modular buildings we purchased to
become our new Religious Education Office. This is made possible by the generosity of all
parishioners, many of which have already responded. We thank those who have made a pledge or
donation and we ask you to please help us in any way you can. Use the tear out below and drop it
in the collection basket at mass or bring/mail to the rectory office at
45 Church St. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. God Bless you.
Yes, Fr. Mike, I want to Help St. Joseph’s
Finish the Restoration Projects and Build for the Future!
Name: __________________________________ Phone# ________________
Address:________________________________________ ID # ___________
We welcome all pledges. If each family could make a pledge of $200 it would be
greatly appreciated. All pledges are payable over the period of time you designate.
Pledge Amount _______________ Amount Enclosed __________________
I would like to make payments of $________ Monthly Quarterly please circle one
Fr. Mike, I authorize you to charge my credit card for $______ each month until the
total of my pledge is paid in full.
Credit Card Type: MC Visa American Express Other _________________
Credit Card # ________-_______-_______-__________
Security code # on back of card (3 or 4 digit #) ____Expiration Date ______
AND THE WINNERS ARE….
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Feast of St Joseph Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday
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The Calendar Club
Everyday for the next year we will draw one number. The owner of that number will win the prize for that
day. Then the number is put back into the mix for the next day’s drawing, giving you another opportunity
to WIN! A donation of only $25 buys you 1 number and 362 chances to win.
A donation of $100 will buy you 1,810 chances to win!!!!!!
Your donation must accompany this form. The calendars will be mailed to you. . Thank you and Good Luck!
MAIL TO: St Joseph Church, 45 CHURCH STREET, RONKONKOMA, NY 11779-3301
MEMBERS NAME: ____________________________ ADDRESS: _______________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _________________
Longing for the Peace of Christ
A Mass for Peace
Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War
Please join us in praying for an end to the war,
for the return of our troops and for the Iraqi people.
Celebrant: Reverend William Brisotti
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church
1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch 11798
7:30 PM Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Everyone is invited to participate in the procession of
Sponsored by Pax Christi Long Island
Directions to OLMM
From the Southern State Parkway: Take exit 36 North, proceed north on Straight Path about 1.5 miles. Make
a left at the traffic light (Levey Blvd.), pull into parking lot.
From the L.I.E. eastbound: Exit 50 is Bagatelle Road. Go right on Bagatelle, proceeding south 2 miles to
Main Avenue (flashing light). Turn left on Main Avenue. Go to end of Main turn right at Straight Path.
Cross railroad tracks. Church is half mile south of railroad track on right.
For the Young at Heart
YOUTH IN MINISTRY
Every Sunday at 5:00 PM, St. Joseph’s Parish offers a modern, upbeat, worship experience 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 YIM@StJoRonk.org
In Carew Hall after 5:00 PM Mass
Open to all young men & women from
9th grade to age 20. For info about
our crew or to join us, just visit one
of our meetings. Sport for all Seasons
ST. JOSEPH CYO
We’ll be meeting each Sunday leading up to
Holy Week in order to prepare for Stations of
E-mail: Crew272@StJoRonk.org Intramural (Coed, ages 5-16): Gene 588-1879
Phone: Advisor Mike Keller (631) 467-6468 Travel * (Boys) : Vinny 467-3651 or
Cub Scout Pack 272 Basketball:
Girls Intramural / Lower Division: Debbie 467-6174
Boy Scout Troop 272
Girls Intramural / Upper Division: Dave 981-5513
St. Joseph’s Cub Scout Pack 272 and Boy Scout
Troop 272 Clinic Division (Coed Grades K-2) Henry 467-6091
have fun, exciting, educational, character building programs Boys Intramural(Grades 3-12) : Henry 467-6091
for boys, age 7 through 17 (first grade and up). Travel* (Boys): Vinny 467-3651
For more information or to enroll your child,
contact Dr. Louis Scotti at 979-0060 Track:
or e-mail JoinScouting@StJoRonk.org. Boys & Girls, Grades K-8
Karen 588-8636 or Gina 676-6208
St Joseph's Play Soccer :
Intramural Boys & Girls(ages 4-12): Joe 737-6299
Group Travel (LIJSL): Tony B 737-5159
Calling all babies, toddlers Chairman: Henry Melchiona 467-6091
and pre schoolers - Come meet new friends at the St *Must register for the intramural program as well
Joseph’s Playgroup! Bring your Mom, Dad, Grandpar-
ents or caregiver to Fr. Carew Hall on Thursday’s at
10:00 AM. There you’ll meet other St Joseph’s families
and spend an hour of fun with other children from birth
to age 5. For more information please call Sally Miller
at 737-5120. Hope to see you there!
American Sign Language Classes - begin March 3rd at the Cleary School for the deaf. Levels 1-5 are being offered.
Call Carolyn at 588-0530 for information.
Charismatic Healing Mass - Our Lady of the Island Shrine on March 8th at 1PM. Includes Praise &Worship, Mass &
Anointing of the Sick. Contact St Joseph prayer Center at 730-6210 or the shrine at 325-0661 for information.
Charismatic Prayer Meeting - at Our Lady of the Island Shrine the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7- 9PM.
Victorian Tea - hosted by St Regis Columbiettes to raise funds for DDI Foundation to help children with Autism. It will
be held on March 30th at 2PM at the West Sayville Country Club. $25 for Adults & $12 for children. For information
please contact Rosemary McMenamin at 648-3090.
Free Food for NY Seniors - the FAN is offering free food for Seniors age 60 & over who are income eligible. New
eligible include a single senior whose gross monthly is $1,107 or less, & a senior whose gross monthly income is $1,484 or
less. Call 631-491-4166 or 516-623-4568.
Free Food for NYS Women & Children -the FAN (Food and Nutrition Program) is offering FREE
ENFAMIL Formula (both regular & Soy), also nutrition food for income eligible children under six
years of age (not on WIC) plus pregnant & up to one year postpartum women. The INCOME guide-
lines are: A family of two with a weekly gross income of $488 is eligible. For each additional mem-
ber add $124. Call: 631-491-4166 or 516-623-4568.
Meals-On-Wheels - Lake Nutrition Meals-on-Wheels provides food to elderly & homebound Mon-
day 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. Wanted- Volunteers - 1 hour of your time, 1 day a week to
deliver meals to the homebound, Monday thru Friday, 10:45-12:00 Noon. Please call Suzette at 467-
8948 if you are able to help Meals on Wheels.
Smithtown Central School District Adult Basic Education Program–Free Classes! Learn
English, Earn your GED, High School Equivalency Diploma, Prepare for Citizenship, Gain Basic
Computer Skills (Seniors & ESL Students) & Receive Career Counseling! For info call 382-2181 or
Professional Therapy provided by NYS licensed therapists, are available to our parish & 80 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 confidential informa-
tion & appointment, call Dr Giuliani at 243-2503.
The 2008 Diocesan Bereavement Conference, “Comfort My Heart” will be held on Sat., March 8th at Kellenberg Memo-
rial HS, Uniondale, 8:30AM-5:30PM, for the bereaved & those caring for them, sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries. The
day features an opening Keynote by Catherine O’Connor, CSB, PhD, 36 workshops for all losses, Conference Bookstore &
closing Eucharistic Celebration. Breakfast, lunch & conference folder are included in the registration fee. Brochures are
available by calling 516-334-7990 ext. 120 or 119 or from our website: www.holyroodcemetery.org by simply clicking on
the word Bereavement on the bar on top of the home page & then scrolling down to bereavement Conference Information.
Advance registration is requested.
Literacy Tutors Needed! Literacy Suffolk, Inc. will be holding a question and answer session at the Central Islip Public
Library on July 17th from 7-8pm. Call 585-9393 ext 267 to register or for further information. Knowledge of a foreign
language is not necessary.
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
INKJET CARTRIDGES - Drop them off (in a plastic baggie) when you come to mass. We will send them to a com-
pany 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!!!