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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Let us build the City of God! Our Mission: By our loving service and works of mercy, we invite every person to know Jesus Christ, present in the Word and the breaking of the Bread, so that all may accept his gift of salvation. Nuestro Mission Por nuestro servicio amoroso y las obras de misericordia, invitamos a todos a conocer a Jesucristo, presente en la Palabra y en la fracción del pan, a fin de que todos puedan aceptar su regalo de salvación. Come pray with us! Masses Saturday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:00, 9:00, 10:30, Noon, and 5:00 PM Spanish Language Mass at 6:30 PM Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:00 AM* Saturday 8:00 AM *During School year Tuesday Mass is at 8:45 AM Eucharistic Adoration: Mondays 2:00 - 7:00 PM (except holidays) First Friday 7:30 - 8:30 PM Holy Hour Rosary: Daily after 9:00 Mass Reconciliation: Mon, Wed, Fri: after morning Mass Sat: after 8:00 AM mass and 4:00 - 4:45 PM St Joseph Rectory Office 45 Church Street Ronkonkoma NY 11779 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 August 20, 2017 — Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Priests Rev. Michael J Rieder, Pastor Rev. Gil Lap Rev. Belevendiram Rathinam (Fr Bala) Deacons Dcn. Michael DeBellis Dcn. Frank Dell’Aglio Dcn. Michael Devenney Dcn. William Dobbins Dcn. Joseph Dougherty (retired) Dcn. Joseph Califano (retired) Dcn. James Altonji (retired)

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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Let us build the City of God!

Our Mission:

By our loving service and works of mercy, we invite every person to know Jesus Christ, present in the

Word and the breaking of the Bread, so that all may accept his gift of salvation.

Nuestro Mission

Por nuestro servicio amoroso y las obras de

misericordia, invitamos a todos a conocer a Jesucristo, presente en la Palabra y en la fracción del pan, a fin de

que todos puedan aceptar su regalo de salvación.

Come pray with us!

Masses

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:00, 9:00, 10:30, Noon, and 5:00 PM

Spanish Language Mass at 6:30 PM

Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:00 AM* Saturday 8:00 AM

*During School year Tuesday Mass is at 8:45 AM Eucharistic Adoration:

Mondays 2:00 - 7:00 PM (except holidays)

First Friday 7:30 - 8:30 PM Holy Hour

Rosary: Daily after 9:00 Mass

Reconciliation: Mon, Wed, Fri: after morning Mass

Sat: after 8:00 AM mass and 4:00 - 4:45 PM

St Joseph Rectory Office

45 Church Street Ronkonkoma NY 11779

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

August 20, 2017 — Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priests

Rev. Michael J Rieder, Pastor

Rev. Gil Lap

Rev. Belevendiram Rathinam (Fr Bala)

Deacons

Dcn. Michael DeBellis Dcn. Frank Dell’Aglio

Dcn. Michael Devenney Dcn. William Dobbins

Dcn. Joseph Dougherty (retired)

Dcn. Joseph Califano (retired)

Dcn. James Altonji (retired)

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Serving Your Sacramental Needs

The Sacrament of Baptism 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.

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) 538-7219

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.

We will respect your personal journey with God!

Prayer and Devotion Opportunities

Our Lady of Fatima Devotion 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, and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

All are welcome at this devotion.

Spend Some Time in Prayer Before the

Blessed Sacrament Our church opens at 6:30 AM and remains open throughout the day for anyone who wants to make a prayerful visit. Please come and have some quiet time with God in the midst of our busy (and sometimes loud) world.

We have times set aside when Our Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed

on the altar for your prayer.

Monday Exposition and Benediction Every Monday afternoon the Blessed Sacrament is exposed from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM. This opportunity for prayer ends with Benediction beginning at about 6:45 PM and ending at 7:00 PM

You can come at any time for any length of time to join in this quiet, reflective prayer time.

Make an appointment to spend time with Jesus!

First Friday Holy Hour Every First Friday of the month we have a Holy Hour before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. This communal prayer begins at 7:30 PM and run until 8:30 PM, closing with Benediction.

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!

See you Tuesday!

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Mass Intentions for the Week Sunday, August 20 (Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

7:00 Raymond Jankay (Loving Family)

9:00 Dec’d. Mbrs. of St. Regis K of C & Columbiettes

10:30 For the People of the Parish

12:00 James J. Heiman (Loving Sister Helen), Joseph Ventimiglia

(Loving Family), Robert Lap (Alexis & Rocco Zanini),

Veronica Perdue (Loving Daughter), Sam Giommetti

(John & Larry), Bill Vaughn (Doreen & Danny Probst)

5:00 Walter Gabrielsen Sr. (The DeMauro Family)

6:30 Spanish Mass

Monday, August 21

7:00 Geraldine Sullivan (Loving Husband)

9:00 Mary Pogacar & Family (Loving Family)

Tuesday, August 22

7:00 Erin McQuillan (Tom & Jackie McCarthy)

9:00 Dorothy & Nicholas Stiefel (Loving Daughters)

Wednesday, August 23

7:00 Eugene McCarnick (Loving Wife)

9:00 Nicholas & Dorothy Stiefel (Loving Daughters)

Thursday, August 24

7:00 Sharon Marchany (LIVING) (The Marchany Family)

9:00 Robert Izzo (Loving Mom & Dad)

Friday, August 25

7:00 Ann Martire (The Sauber Family)

9:00 John McGarry (Tom Lipani)

Saturday, August 26

8:00 Dan Moloney (Loving Family)

5:00 Joan Grimes (Joe & Linda Kuehhas), Dennis Foy (Loving

Family), Mary Foy (Loving Family), Jean Raphael

Mercier (LIVING) (The Dana Family), Donald Jackson

(Patrick & Antoinetter Farley)

Sunday, August 27 (Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time)

7:00 Carole Gallagher (Allison Perez)

9:00 Elaine Brimer (Nancy & Joette), Salvatore Monahan

(The Rivera Family), Robert Lap (EM’S of St. Joseph),

Ralph Moffettone (Mr. & Mrs. S. D’Aguanno), John &

Marie Mawn (Mawn & Miller Families), For the People

of the Parish

10:30 Gary Lamm (Catholic Daughters Court St. Joseph)

12:00 Carmine & Anthony Jr. Croce (The Jaconetti Family)

5:00 Joseph T. Isola (Loving Family)

6:30 Spanish Mass

Additional Parish and School Contact Information

Parish Website: stjoronk.org

School Website: stjoeronkelem.org

E-mail addresses General: [email protected]

Pastor: [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

Faith Formation Director: [email protected]

Director of Evangelization: [email protected]

School: [email protected]

Parish Trustees Robert Koepper Mark Crean

Business Manager Dcn. Edward Grieb

[email protected]

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 10:00 - 4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:15)

Sunday Closed

—REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED— Helen Onufrak, Carmela D’Agostino

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

Did you know we are on Facebook?

You can keep up with parish happenings on our new

Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/stjosephronkonkoma

Don’t forget to Like Us!

LECTORS WANTED!

To parishioners of Confirmation age or older:

• 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 – yes, a vocation – to become God's instrument to proclaim 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 of 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-September, a two-hour Lector Training session will be held in the rectory.

Interested? Call Greg Walsh at 585-4524.

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Don’t forget to like us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/stjosephronkonkoma

Our New Website is up and running:

www.stjosephronkonkoma.org

Keep up to date on Parish Happenings!

Gennesaret Retreat

For those facing serious illness.

A retreat especially designed for persons who live with serious illness is coming:

September 22, 23, 24, 2017

Montfort Spirituality Center in Bay Shore

This retreat offers respite, quiet time, an oasis to enable one to continue the journey.

The retreat focuses on God’s love, His forgiveness, and His faithfulness.

To register or receive more information about this weekend, please call

Colette Fanelli

(631) 665*7052

Help Our Faith Formation Grow!

It is time to bring ourselves into the 21st Century in how we pass on our faith. That means we need to upgrade our technology. VHS tapes and to some extent, even DVDs are things of the past.

Ultimately we need to put a smart TV in every classroom because we use them for all of or our faith formation needs. Some quick pricing has us looking at about $4,500 - $5,000 to do this.

We’re looking for help!

If you would like to help with this project, you can make a donation to our Smart TV’s in a couple of ways:

Bring (or send) money directly to our Faith Formation Office (in the rectory)

Put a donation in an envelope clearly marked “Faith Formation TV’s” and put it in the regular Sunday basket.

All money that is collected for this will go directly to our Parish Faith Formation Programs.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

- Fr. Mike

PS: You may be asking, “Why do we need smart TV’s to teach religion?” It’s all about New Evangelization. We have the most wonderful message to share - salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus. But in order to get that message across in our world we need to use today’s technology to do it - we are competing with a lot of distractions. We hope to use modern technology to share the ancient truth of God’s covenant love for us! Thanks again for being part of the Good News and for building the City of God here in our parish!

What Are They Looking For? Last Sunday as I was coming out to greet people after mass I saw a small crowd across the street. First I thought it was a car accident and they were exchanging insurance information, but the crowd was too large. Then I thought maybe it was some sort of protest. Then I saw that every person had a smart phone out and I remembered that somehow, our parking lot is a spot on Pokemon Go or some other cell phone game! I don’t know how we got put on the game and I am going to look into having us removed because having a bunch of pedestrians looking at their phones instead of the world around them could be dangerous in our parking lot.

But they are near church and they are looking for something…

Boy this creates a great opportunity to live as members of the Apostolic Church that we are part of. If you see them outside in the future, you may want to ask, “What are you looking for>“ Then, you could take it a step farther and say, “Everyone is looking for love and I think you will find it inside of our church because we are a loving community and we all find love in God’s presence.”

Our mission statement says, “...we invite every person to know Jesus…” What a great opportunity to make an invitation!

Don’t Forget Rosary on the Lawn!

On the Mondays of August we have Rosary on the Lawn - a great family prayer opportunity! Bring your chair or blanket to the front lawn of the rectory. There is music and a reflection is offered. We begin at 7:00 PM and after our prayer there are snacks!!

The remaining dates for Rosary on the Lawn are:

Monday August 21

Monday August 28

We look forward to seeing you there!

If weather is not good we leave the lawn and go into the church!

Even God Rested

“Since on the seventh day God was finished with the work he had been doing, he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.” (Gen 2: 2-3).

In our busy lives we don’t always take advantage of the sacred rest that is described in the book of Genesis. That rest is important for us physically and spiritually.

Labor Day is coming, an invitation to take another rest from our labors! Take advantage of it!

We will always have opportunities for sales. But our Monday Holidays were given to us as days of rest and “re - creation” with our families and friends. So when it comes, enjoy the long weekend with those you love. Work will wait!

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Sharing a Treasure - in El Salvador, and Back Home!

Sometimes there are treasures right in front of us and all we have to do is open the eyes of our hearts to see them. That happened on our trip to El Salvador. Unbound used to be called Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. The name was changed for a variety of reasons for the sake of growth in ministry, but the type of ministry has remained the same - sponsorship for both the young and the elderly. The people at Unbound recognize the wonder and the wisdom of the elderly.

Every Unbound awareness trip includes a visit with the elderly - usually they lead us in morning prayer and offer a reflection about how sponsorship helps them in their lives. This year’s visit was a little longer. We spent the morning with them. We joined them in some calisthenics that were pretty tough for a middle aged guy! Then we got to sit with them in small groups and ask them questions and answer their questions to us.

This time spent with the elderly coincided with our visits with our sponsored friends. My Godson Jonathan is 14 years old. He is entering adolescence which is a challenging time for anyone but possibly more so when you live in a home without a father like he does. I have watched Jonathan grow up for eleven years but seeing the young man that he is becoming I wanted to give him some advice about life as he goes through these exciting but tumultuous years. Language can be a bit of a challenge in this conversation, even though we did talk about it a little.

As we sat on the floor with the elderly, all of them barefoot, I looked at their feet and saw the years of journeys that they have all made. I became deeply aware of the collective wisdom and sanctity that is present in all of them. So I asked them what advice they would give to my 14 year old Godson. It was as if Jonathan was surrounded by 12 grandparents, each of whom loved him and wanted the best for him as they shared advice for him and Hugo (Jason Crean’s sponsored friend who was also with us). In this experience I saw something that I have missed at times - the real treasure that is present in those who have been on this earth for a while. Their journeys and experiences give them a tremendous amount of wisdom. I was thrilled to be able to share this treasure with my Godson. It was a wonderful gift to sit in this sacred space with the elderly.

That same treasure is present here! Maybe we need to share it!

Sometimes we can forget the wonder that is present to us right here in our daily lives. One of those treasures is the wonder, wisdom and sanctity that is present in those who have lived longer than we have. Young people can tend to look for new and exciting things and miss out on this treasure because it is not packaged in the way they want. Adults can get caught up in productivity and see the elderly as no longer productive because they are retired or maybe even a little slower and need help from time to time. Sometimes even the elderly themselves can wonder about their value when they can no longer do many of the things they were capable of in the past. Maybe it is time for all of us to look again! The elderly are the keepers of our story - they have travelled many journeys and have gained tremendous wisdom and sanctity from their experiences. Sure they may repeat stories (I know my father did) but maybe some of those stories need repeating for the joy they bring and the lessons present in them.

September 10 is Grandparents’ Day. Maybe it is time to sit in that sacred space in the presence of our elders. Maybe it is time to look at their feet and see the many journeys they have travelled and the wisdom they have collected over those journeys.

So young people, why not make an appointment with a grandparent or even an elderly neighbor. Adults, sit down with mom or dad and honor them by listening and sharing. Make a point of putting down the smart phone while you are with them so that you won’t miss a moment of the wisdom they have to offer! Ask the about their childhood and about the changes (for better and for worse) that they have seen in our world in their lifetime. Listen to the joy and even the sadness that might be present in their stories and look to see God’s presence in each step of their journey.

Older people, if you don’t get an invitation like this, invite yourself into one of these moments where you can mutually share life’s stories and lessons. You may find that sharing time together like this could be the most valuable gift you can give to one another! Happy Grandparents’ Day!

- Fr Mike

Is It Time to Start Thinking About Resolutions?

For me, September is a better time for resolutions that January! It is the time when school begins (sorry to remind you kids) and in many ways it is the time when life goes into high gear after some down time in the summer. So it is time to begin again - and beginning again is a time to plan to do a little better.

This year I am going to do my homework in a more timely fashion. This year I am gong to spend more time with my family. This year I will do my best to make sure social media serves my life and doesn’t control every moment of it!

How’s this for a resolution: This year I am going to wake up every day and look for ways to thank God for all his blessings! Wow! Beginning each day with an attitude of gratitude can lead to tremendous growth in our lives!

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August 20, 2017

Respect Life

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Weekly Offering

August 6, 2017 Offering $19,595 (Includes Electronic Giving of ($4,399)

Last Year Offering $18,084

Poor Box $155

August 13, 2017 Offering $16,122(Includes Electronic Giving of ($3,347) Last Year Offering $16,755 Poor Box $220 We are actively working with the Diocese on plans for balancing our budget and addressing our other accumulated debt to the Diocese. Because of this, we are now only showing our actual loan balance we have with the Diocese. If you have questions on this or other financial matters, please feel free to call our business manager, Ed Grieb.

Our Mission Assistance debt note was repaid by the maturity date of June 30! We have changed our monthly special collection from "Debt Repayment" to a "Repair & Renovations" collection so we can begin some needed improvements to our buildings and grounds. Thank you for your generous support.

Thank you and God Bless You Always,

Fr. Mike

IF YOU MISSED LAST WEEK, PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT UP THIS WEEK. THANK YOU.

OUR LITURGY

The first reading speaks of God’s gift of salvation being offered to all people. The second reading reminds us that the gifts and call of God are irrevocable. In the Gospel, Jesus heals the daughter of a Canaanite woman because of the woman’s great faith in him.

Altar Bread & Wine

In Memory of

Anna Laquale

Requested by

Serafina & Sal

NORMALIZING ABORTION (Kathleen Gallagher, author, Apr. 2017 LI Catholic)

TEEN VOGUE is a magazine for teen and pre-teen girls focusing on fashion, makeup, shopping and pop culture. However, its online magazine contains a slide show titled “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion.” What it is, is a top 10 list of best gifts to give a friend who has had an abortion.

It details the best movie to stream to help with the cramps, the newest undergarments to help soak up the blood and an ‘angry uterus’ heating pad to ease the pain. It offers suggestions for hob-bies to keep the friend’s mind occupied; a sign-up sheet to be-come an abortion clinic escort, a ‘we won’t go back’ needlepoint project and a Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg color-ing book. I am not making this up.

This piece is so offensive and insensitive it’s hard to put into words. The slide show is transparent in its attempt to sell abor-tion to young people, to market it as a mainstream ‘good’ and to treat it as casually as a manicure.

Teen Vogue advises girls that if their BFF chooses the abor-tion pill, she may experience cramps that feel “like two throbbing hot balls of lead are trying to escape your body.” No, it’s not lead that leaves your body in an abortion, it’s a baby. A small, de-fenseless, unborn human baby.

Abortion is not tooth extraction. It’s not like getting your nails done. Even the U.S. Supreme Court ,which legalized the right to abortion all those years ago, has admitted that abortion is unlike other medical procedures, “because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.” (Harris vs. McRae, 1980)

Despite the abortion industry and pop culture denials, abortion is a profound, life-altering event. Don’t young women deserve to at least know what abortion is and get all the facts before they make their “choice”? Shouldn’t they be informed at some point post-abortion they may indeed feel sorrow, doubt and shame and that counseling and other aids are available to them? Does mod-ern feminism have so little confidence in women it has to brain-wash teenage girls into believing that abortion is the normal, nat-ural choice, and that the choice doesn’t matter all that much – it’s the post-abortion gifts that really count?

I don’t know about you, but this kind of thing just makes me want to cry. Our teens are being fed fake news, and it breaks my heart, because, at some point in their lives, the reality of their abortions is likely to break theirs.

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Parish Outreach is in dire need of school supplies to help families. If you can please donate pencils, pens, markers, folders, notebooks, etc. you can either bring them to the parish outreach or the rectory. Thank you

Make checks payable to: Catholic Ministries Appeal

Parish __ST JOSEPH #146___________________________ _____ Pledge: $_____ ____

Name _________________ __________________ Down payment: $______ _

Address____________________________ _____

City, State, Zip: _________________________________________ __ ______________

Phone: ________________________ Signature: _______________ ______________Date:________

Year to Date for St. Joseph Ronkonkoma Catholic Ministries Appeal 2017

Parish Goal Pledges Over(Under) Donors Payments Avg/Gifts % of Goal

$85,000.00 $67,225.00 ($17,775.00) 296 $51,663.75 $227.11 79.1%

Identity and Mission -- Conference and Day of Prayer

Saturday. August 26, 2017

Retreat Center 26 South Saxon Ave Bay Shore, NY 11706

8:30am – 9:00am: Sign -In & Registration Eucharistic Adoration Conferences on SFO Spirituality Reconciliation and Renewal Closing Mass Montfort

Cost: $25 payable to St. Lawrence Brindisi SFO Coffee and Tea provided, Brown Bag Lunch For Information Call: Mark Crean 631 -698 -5403

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St. Joseph Parish Presents….

St. Joe's Got Talent!

September 30th

6pm-10pm

Following the 5pm Family Mass

Students in grades 5-12 are eligible to audition. If you are

a

singer, dancer, comedian or have any other talents come

down and show them off!

Auditions will be held August 26th

12pm-3pm in the Carew

Hall

Awards will be given

Food and Drinks will be available to purchase

50/50 Raffle

For more information or to sign up contact

Laura at [email protected] or Michelle at 631-687-0876

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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)

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 domes-

tic violence and rape)

Www.vibs.org or www.inforatvibs.org

Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

631-666-8833 (hotline)

Www.sccadv.org

The Retreat

Domestic Violence

631-329-2200 (hotline 24hrs/7 days shelter)

Www.theretreatinc.org

Brighter Tomorrows

Domestic Violence

Hotline (631)395-1800

Islip Hotline

Crisis Hotline: 631-277-4700

Runaway Hotline

631-549-8700, 1-800-621-4000

American Red Cross, Suffolk County Chapter

631-924-6700

Www.redcross.org/ny/suffolk

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.)

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

Islip Town Teen Parent Resource Center

631-224-9766

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Project Hope Mothers’ Group

631-853-3035 (call for locations)

Www.co.suffolk.ny.us/health

Haven House/Bridges

631-231-3619

Www.tsli-hhb.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

631-669-1124

Gamblers Anonymous

631-586-7171

Narcotics Anonymous

631-689-6262

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]

Overeaters Anonymous

631-260-6615

St. Joseph Parish Outreach Center

e-mail — [email protected] website — http://outreach.stjoronk.org

Through your generosity we were able to help more than 123 people throughout the month of July 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."

Parish Outreach

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Faced with a Drinking Problem?

Perhaps

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help.

“Heart of the Lake” - AA Group

Meets here at St. Josephs R.C. Church

In the basement of the Rectory (entrance in rear)

Wednesday Evening @ 7:30 - 8:45 pm

And

Saturday Afternoon @ 2:00 - 3:15 pm

“The Only Requirement for Membership

Is a desire to stop drinking.”

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Faith Formation News…

ST JOSEPH FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION for 2017-18 CLASSES

Tuesday, August 29, 6:00-8:30pm, at St Joseph School Auditorium

Final registration date: Tuesday, September 12, 6:00-8:30pm

Pre-printed Registration forms are only available at registration site!

Do we have your current email address? Our primary method of communication is email. Notify us with email address changes.

Include [email protected] in your contacts to avoid mail going to the spam/junk folder.

If you are registering for the first time bring a copy the child’s baptismal certificate.

If transferring from another parish, bring a “Letter of Transfer” from your former parish.

St Joseph Parish invites you to join us as we embark on

an amazing pilgrimage with our Blessed Mother.

Discover Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives.

Be drawn closer to Christ as Mary leads you to a more profound and personal

relationship with her Son. The better we know Mary, the better we know her Son.

The 8 week Bible Study begins Thursday, September 7, 7:30-9:00pm.

Study dates: September 7, 14, 21,28 October 12, 26 November 9, 16

Register after mass on August 19 & 20

Use the following link to preview the program: https://youtu.be/VAd0iD3HCtk

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Callie Rose Maccone

Cheyenne Mila Rico

Giavanna Rose Rico

Venturing Events In Carew Hall after 5:00 PM Mass

Venturing is open to men and women age 14 through 20 who have graduat-

ed 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 to our meeting and check it out.

Visit our next meeting:

August 20th Tonight August 27th

e-mail: [email protected]

phone: Advisor Mike Keller (631) 872-7675

What did you do this weekend?

Cub Scout Pack 272

Boy Scout Troop 272

St. Joseph’s Cub Scout Pack 272 and Boy Scout Troop 272 have fun, exciting, educational, character building pro-grams 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

CYO Sport Programs

http://stjoecyosports.com

Baseball:

Intramural (Coed, ages 4-16): Gene 588-1879

Travel * (Boys) Vinny 543-4100

Basketball:

Girls ([email protected]) Debbie 467-6174

Clinic Division (Coed Grades K-2) Nick 585-7723

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

[email protected]

Travel (LIJSL): Rob 721-8831

Softball: Dennis 467-6174

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FYI As you know the creche that was on the altar was taken down a few years ago. The plaques that were in the cre-che are in the rectory. If anyone had a plaque placed in the creche at the time when Msgr. Midura was here and you want your plaque, you can pick it up at the rectory. Thank you.

Respect Life Committee Meeting

Reminder: Our next meeting will take place on Saturday, August 26 at 9:30am in the rectory basement. New mem-bers always welcome!

Please Help! The Respect Life Committee is in need of a 10x10 pop-up/quick-shade canopy to provide shade for our Pro-Life educational booth at the Ronkonkoma Street Fair on Sunday, September 3. If you have one that we can borrow for the day, please contact Sally Miller at 641-737-5120. Thank you!

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