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Ongoing Activities       


SMART SHOPPER CARDS – DEBIT CARDS FOR HANNAFORD, SHOP RITE AND STOP & SHOP: Envelopes are available in the Church for parishioners to obtain Smart Shopper Cards. Parishioners desiring a card(s) please complete the directions given on the envelope. Please deposit the envelope in the box located in the front vestibule of the church. The envelopes containing your order will be filled on Mondays and will be available for pick-up at the Parish Office from Tuesday to Friday (9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.) or they may be picked up in the front vestibule of the Church the following weekend after the Masses. Smart Shopper Cards will continue to be available at the Parish Office during office hours. For every one hundred dollar ($100) smart shopper card used, the parish receives five dollars ($5.00) This is a wonderful contribution to our church at no cost to those who use the smart shopper card. The cards are available in $20, $50 & $100 amounts. The purchase of Smart Shopper Cards are not only available to all our parishioners but for everyone who would like one.  The cards can also be given as gifts. Imagine the benefit to the parish if all our parishioners were to purchase their food by using a Smart Shopper Card. 




PARISH PAY PROGRAMEASY AS 1, 2, 3!  This automated Giving Program is now available to parishioners who would like to use it.  You no longer have to be concerned about catching-up missed offertory donations, and allows St. Joseph’s to better project its monthly budget to ensure wise allocation of resources.  Parish Pay will collect monthly contributions from your checking, saving, or credit card account.  There is NO cost to participate in the program.  Please go to www.parishpay.com to enroll on line. Please be sure to have all your information ready to input, as well as your envelope number.


CELEBRATE ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI- The feast of St. Francis of Assisi is on Sunday, October 4 and we will once again celebrate the life and spirit of our holy father Francis as a parish community.  There will be a Transitus service on Saturday, October 3 at 7:00 P.M. in the church which will commemorate the passing of Francis.  On Sunday, October 4, we will celebrate the Masses in honor of St. Francis and on that same day there will be a blessing of the animals at 2:00 P.M. outside the church.  Please bring your pets to be blessed in the spirit of the man who saw God’s goodness in all of creation.  All are welcome to attend all of these events.
ST. JOHN NEUMANN PILGRIMAGE- The Redemptorists are sponsoring a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia on Monday, October 5.  A chartered bus will leave Presentation- Sacred Heart Church in Esopus at 8:00 A.M. and will return at 8:00 P.M.  The pilgrimage includes praying the rosary, Mass at the Shrine, a novena, blessing with the relic of St. John, a tour of the museum and lunch at Cracker Barrel.  Cost is $40 per person and please call 845-384-6828 for more information.  Reservations must be made by September 25.
DISCERNMENT RETREAT- The Capuchin Franciscans will be an offering a “Come and See Weekend” from 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 30 through 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, Nov. 1. This weekend retreat will give interested men an opportunity to get to know the Capuchins and to meet other men who are also discerning their vocation.  There will be presentations on the Capuchin life and on discernment, times for communal and private prayer, social events, and plenty of time to reflect on what God is calling you to. If you are interested in attending this gathering, please contact our Vocation Director, Br. Tim Jones, at 845-642-1025 or at brotimjonesofmcap@gmail.com, or you can see one of the other friars.

 NEW CATECHETICAL WEBSITE ON THE MASS:  the United State Catholic Conference of Bishops have launched a new catechetical website as part of its effort to engage the New Evangelization with three focuses on Faith, Worship and Witness. Visit: www.USCCB.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass.

 CATHOLIC CHANNEL 129 – SIRIUSXM  Conversations with  Cardinal Dolan,  Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd, Mass from St. Patrick’s 10:15am on Sunday and more!

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CAPUCHIN FRANCISCANS – PROVINCE OF ST. MARY: instituting a program for high school students who may be thinking of becoming a religious Priest or Brother. It will include a monthly meeting with other students, private and communal prayer, a vocation presentation, opportunity for work with the poor and social activities. For more information please contact: Br. Tim Jones, O.F.M.Cap. at 845 642 1025 or brotimjonesofmcap@gmail.com.





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 FUNERAL CHOIR:  If you like to sing and have the time, St. Joseph’s has a choir that specifically sings for funerals.  If you would like to participate, please call the Parish Office at 255-5635 to have your name included on the call list. 

ARE YOU REGISTERED IN THE PARISH?  DO YOU RECEIVE ENVELOPES?  One way to find out is with a phone call to the Parish Office at 255-5635, X101.  All parishioners who attend on a regular basis should be registered, as well as any family participating in the Religious Education Program, or you are sending your children to an area Catholic School.  We are in the process of updating our records and we would like to be sure everyone is a registered parishioner.

THANK YOU TO OUR LOYAL BULLETIN ADVERTISERS:  If you would like to advertise on the back of the bulletin, please call the Parish Office at 255-5635 Ext. 101.

INVITATION - BRING TO CHURCH A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM OR A MONEY DONATION FOR FOOD:  place the food item in boxes located in the vestibules of the church or the money donation for food in the collection basket clearly marked For Food. A representative number food items will be brought to the altar at the presentation of gifts time of Mass. Food pantries are experiencing a shortage of food including our Parish Food Pantry. Whatever help you can give will be appreciated greatly.

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