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    PARISH OFFICE 718 356-0294 ● PARISH OFFICE FAX 718 948-3885 ● SCHOOL 718-356-3344 ● RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 718 984-1156


    Our Parish Family invites all to be active

    and participating members in every aspect

    of parish life! Every family moving into the

    parish is invited to register at the

    Parish Office. If you

    change your address,

    please notify us.

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    SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Baptism is administered on every Sunday of the month at 2:30P.M. Please call the Parish Office to arrange for the sacrament. SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE The Sacrament of Matrimony is an image of God’s love and commitment to us. Couples should make arrangements with a priest at least six months prior to the ceremony. The date of the ceremony should be finalized with the church prior to making any other arrangements ANOINTING OF THE SICK The Sacrament of the Sick comforts and strengthens the seriously ill and the elderly. It is a help for the living. We should not wait until there is a danger of death. In case of emergency call the Rectory. COMMUNION OF THE SICK Regular administration of the Sacraments should be arranged for shut-ins by calling the Parish Office. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Temporarily by appointment only!

    REV. ROBERT W. DILLON, Pastor REV. EVANGELIO R. SUAYBAGUIO, Parochial Vicar REV. NEIL A. KELLY, Parochial Vicar REV. JOHN EDISON, Parochial Vicar DEACON E. GARY VILLANUEVA, M.D. MRS. MARY ELLEN CILENTO, Principal MRS. ELIZABETH A. BRIM, Director of Religious Education MRS. NANCY GALLO, Coordinator of Religious Education MR. GREGORY M. HAUCK, Coordinator of Religious Education DR. CHARLES P. TALLEY, Director of Music MR. JOHN V. SCALIA, JR., Sports Council President MASSES Saturday Evening: St. Joseph: 5:00 P.M. St. Thomas: 6:00 P.M. Sunday: St. Joseph: 8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 12:00 Noon St. Thomas: 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M. Italian Mass 11:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. HOLY DAYS: Due to the variable nature of Holy Days, the schedule of Masses for these special celebrations will be printed in the bulletin prior to the feasts Weekdays: St. Joseph: Monday—Saturday 9:00 A.M. St. Thomas: Monday—Friday 7:00 A.M., 8:00 A.M. Saturday 8:00 A.M.



    HOLY NAME SOCIETY / MEN’S CLUB The St. Joseph-St Thomas St. John Neumann Parish Holy Name Society / Men’s Club is again sponsoring a fund raiser in the form of a “300 CLUB.” Monies realized from the club will be put towards the Benefit of the Parish.

    The 300 CLUB LIV will run for 20 weeks. ONLY 300 MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SOLD ! Prizes will be awarded weekly :

    One prize of $100.00 and two of $25.00. On the final week a Gala Party with food, music, drinks and drawings for super prizes will be

    held in the auditorium. Prizes for the final week are :

    One prize of $1000.00 One prize of $250.00

    One prize of $100.00


    Three prizes of $50.00

    The cost for the 20-week membership is a ONE TIME DONATION of $50.00 per member. Each number purchased will allow the admission of two people to the GALA PARTY (husband, wife, friend, etc. ). This club will be limited to the first 300 replies. Members may request a number from 1 to 300. If duplicate requests are received, numbers will be assigned by the “300 Club Committee.”

    To become eligible for the drawings, please cut off the bottom coupon and return it to the: St. Joseph-St. Thomas St. John Neumann Parish Office.

    Your check should be payable to:

    “St. Joseph-St. Thomas St. John Neumann Parish”



    Holy Name Society - Men’s Club

    6097 Amboy Road

    Staten Island, New York 10309

    NUMBER REQUESTED : _____________ Keeping old number : Yes _____ No ____ Alternate number : __________________

    Name : ___________________________________________________________________

    ADDRESS : ______________________________________________________________

    TELEPHONE # ( Day ) ______________ ( Evening ) ____________E-MAIL address__________________

    Kissing the Altar at Mass

    Question: Why do priests kiss the altar at the start of Mass?

    Answer: Our churches and chapels are filled with symbols. We might think of the more common symbols (like the

    crucifix, statues, stained-glass windows, vestment color and altar cloths) as well as major symbols (such as the

    paschal candle and the baptismal font). But there are some things that we can take for granted in our sacred

    spaces, because unfortunately, they seem to just be part of the building, including three of the main symbols of our

    liturgy: the ambo (lectern), the chair for the priest celebrant, and the altar.

    These three objects are placed in a specially designated area called the sanctuary. They are the places

    where the Word of God is proclaimed, where the priest prays and presides at the celebration, and where the bread

    and wine are offered by the priest during the Eucharistic Prayer. Although each of these objects is sacred because

    of the role they play in our worship, the altar holds a special place. In a document containing the rules and instruc-

    tions for the Mass — the “General Instruction of the Roman Missal” — we read: “The altar on which the Sacrifice

    of the Cross is made present under sacramental signs is also the table of the Lord to which the People of God is

    called together to participate in the Mass, as well as the center of the thanksgiving that is accomplished throughout

    the Eucharist” (no. 296).

    One of the ways that we recognize the importance of the altar is when the priest and deacon kiss the altar at

    the beginning of Mass. Kissing is an ancient act of devotion. Remember, we also kiss the cross on Good Friday,

    and the deacon or priest kisses the “Book of the Gospels” after the Gospel is proclaimed. This act of devotion re-

    minds us that the altar is a symbol of Jesus, the “living stone” (see 1 Peter 2:4), the foundation stone of our faith. It

    is a symbol gesture, but it is a powerful reminder of the One on whom our faith is built and in whose name we

    gather as the “household of faith” (see Galatians 6:10).

    To learn more, see the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” (no. 1382-1383).





    6123 AMBOY ROAD


    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    5:00pm(Vigil) Donald Cossean

    Sunday, July 5, 2020

    8:00am Mary & Thomas Farrell

    10:00am Bambina, Crociata & Caleca Family

    12Noon Clifford Knesel, Sr.


    Monday: 9:00am People of the Parish

    Tuesday: 9:00am Patricia Garofalo

    Wednesday: 9:00am Eugenia Lauer & Frank Codispoti

    Thursday: 9:00am Edward J. Hollywood, Sr.

    Friday: 9:00am Casazza family-Deceased

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    9:00am Carolina & Giuseppe Pravata

    5:00pm(Vigil) Elaine & John Conroy

    Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:00am Al & Lee Pisano

    10:00am Loreti & Ungarelli Family

    12Noon Craig Riccio

    Saturday, July 4, 2020

    6:00pm(Vigil) Barbie-Ann Lento

    Sunday, July 5, 2020

    9:00am Paolo Marino

    10:00am Antonio Emilio

    11:00am Barbara Cannizzaro

    1:00pm MaryEllen Flynn

    6:00pm Restituto & Liwayway Clemente

    WEEKDAYS Monday: 7:00am People of the Parish

    8:00am Alfred Greco

    Tuesday: 7:00am Priests of the Parish

    8:00am Michael Flynn

    Wednesday: 7:00am All Parishioners– Living & Deceased

    8:00am Jo-Ann Balsamini

    Thursday: 7:00am Robert & Mary Cumming

    8:00am Robert J. Kelly

    Friday: 7:00am Domenica Masellis

    8:00am May & Adam Dombrowski

    Saturday, July 11, 2020

    8:00am Leonarda Biondo

    6:00pm(Vigil) Philip & Paul Scherzinger

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

    9:00am Catherine Lombardo & Demo & James Martinos