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February 17-19

Retrouvaille Weekend for Troubled Marriages

Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. For confidential information about the Retrouvaille program, or to register for the upcoming weekend that begins on Friday, February 17th, Please call 1-800-470-2230 and you will be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help.

Friday February 17

Golden Gloves Boxing, Mineola

Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, Friday, February 17, 2017. Tickets $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors 0pen 6 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m. Call or Email Mike 516-639-8606 mmurtha@newyork811inc.com

Saturday, February 18

Love them Both-Pro-Life Vigil, Glen Cove

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017; 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Planned Parenthood, Glen Cove, 110 School St. Pro-lifers are invited to stand in peaceful vigil on the sidewalk outside this office. Rain or shine. Signs provided. LI Coalition for Life: 631-243-1435 / info@prolifeLI.org.

 

Wednesday, February 22

Spanish Speaking Caregiver Support Group, Freeport
The Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter: Every fourth Wednesday of the month, 1 – 2 p.m., Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520.Register: 800.272.3900

 

February 24 – 26 

Beginning Experience  

Have you lost a spouse through death, divorce or separation and are ready to move on?  We can help.  We  invite you to take part in the Beginning Experience.  A grace filled weekend offering a sense of peace and renewed hope for the future.  The next weekend will be held at the Montfort Spiritual Center in Bayshore on February 24, 25, 26.  For details, call Mary 516-413-6209 or John 516-822-0635 or Jim 718-474-3779.

 

Saturday February 25 

Special Olympics Sports Night Dinner Dance Fundraiser, Mineola

Wear your favorite sports jersey! DJ and dancing, beer, wine, soda, dessert, coffee, cash bar for mixed drinks. $50 per person. Saturday February 25,  6  to 10 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. Contact Steve Driscoll 800-997-1237

Sunday, February 26

Book Talk: The Expansive Mind of John Henry Newman, Huntington
Come hear Msgr. Charles Fink speak on the spiritual teachings and other writings of Blessed John Henry Newman in the library at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday afternoon, February 26th, at 2 pm. No registration is required and refreshments will be served. Library at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (on the fourth floor), 440 West Neck Road, Huntington NY 11743 (3 miles North of Main Street). Call or email for more information: 631-423-0483 ext. 141 or libraryweb@icseminary.edu

 

Saturday, March 4

Little Cow Harbor Run for Hope, Greenlawn

ALL proceeds benefit St. Hugh’s Project HOPE (Helping Other People Eat). www.projecthopeny.org. Where: Oldfield Middle School, 2 Oldfield Road, Greenlawn, NY; time: 4-mile race @ 9:00 Kids Fun Run @ 8:30. Register: www.runsignup.com or www.active.com Cost: $25

 

Saturday, March 4

 Astronomy Lecture, East Hampton

The Montauk Observatory presents Turn Left At Orion: After 30 Years of Turning, Are We There Yet? with Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of  the Vatican Observatory, and Prof. Dan Davis, Chair of the Dept. of Geosciences at Stony Brook
University. At the Senior Thesis Center, Ross School, 9 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937, from  7 – 8 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations appreciated ($10 suggested). Contact: MontaukObservatory@gmail.com. More info at www.MontaukObservatory.com 

 

Sunday March 5

St. Patrick’s After Parade Party, Mineola

Knights of Columbus,  186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2  to 5 p.m. Doors open at noon. Free admission, Live Music by Billy and Jacinla, Irish food and drinks at reasonable prices.

 

Saturday, March 18

St. Patrick’s Day Singles Dinner Social, Westbury

Saturday, March 18, 6 p.m., Houhilan’s Restaurant, 725 Merrick Avenue (between Old Country Road and Stewart Avenue), Westbury. The cost is $3 organizing plus the cost of the meal. All drinks are cash. Separate checks will be given. Social hour gathering at 6 p.m. at the bar. Dinner at 7 p.m. RSVP by 3/16. For further information, call 516-465-3953 or email at
singleassociationoflongisland@gmail.com.

 

March 24 – March 26

Singles Weekend Retreat, Glen Cove

Calling on all Singles Men/Women,Divorced/Widowed/Single/Separated for Singles Weekend Retreat, March 24 to 26, St. Josaphats Retreat House, 1 East Beach Drive, Glen Cove. Theme: Exploring Relationships. Your Spiritual Journey Forward. The weekend consists of a series of talks, sharing, time to walk the grounds, 5 delicious meals, lodging, all materials and a social party. Meet new friends and enjoy a relaxing and inspiring weekend. Cost is $200. Your $75 deposit will hold your seat. The balance of $125 is due by Feb 27, 2017. For more information and to register contact:Rachel Calantjis 347-738-7398 racheldevine33@gmail.com or Maria Sullivan 646-541-6933 ptgalore59@gmail.com

Starting March 28

St. Thomas the Apostle Spring Bereavement Support, West Hempstead

Are you grieving the loss of someone you love? Could you use some support? You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. Spring Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle (24 Westminster Rd., West Hempstead) begins on Tuesday, March 28, 7:30-9 pm. Meetings will continue for eight consecutive Tuesdays. Please call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465 by Tuesday, March 14 for more information or to register for this free program.

 

Saturday May 6th

Kentucky Derby Party, Mineola
Saturday May 6th 4  to 8 p.m., $15 per person —  hot and cold buffet, cookies, coffee, cash bar, racing games, 50/50, raffle. Knights of Columbus, downstairs in members lounge, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. Contact Tom Kelly 516-414-2229 tomkely11501@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

PILGRIMAGES

Father Don Baier, Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini in Coram is leading a pilgrimage to Rome and Naples, Italy from September 11 – 20, 2017. Air from JFK. Holy Mass everyday. Breakfast and Dinner daily. For a flyer or more information please call Cathie or Mike Milano at 631-569-2620 or the parish at 631-732-8445.

Mike Milano from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogue is leading a pilgrimage to the Mexico Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 9 – 14, 2017. Air from JFK. Holy Mass everyday. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. For a flyer or more information please call Cathie or Mike Milano at 631-569-2620

 

 


 

REUNIONS

 

October 7, 2017

50th Reunion for 1967 Graduates of St Michael’s HS, East New York
Contact Kathy Hawkins Baldassare: 2kitkat@optonline.net

 

St. John of God and Our Lady of Providence Regional School Graduates

Our Lady of Providence Regional School (formally St. John of God School) is reaching out to all SJOG and OLPOP graduates, to become a member of the SJOG / OLOP Alumni Association. As a member you will receive Alumni Newsletters that will take you “down memory lane,”  update you on activities in the school and announce dates for alumni events and reunions. Please send your information (name, address, e mail, phone #, year graduated)  to sjogno1@aol.com /631 234 6535 ext 135.

   

Catherine McAuley Alumnae Association

The McAuley Spirit lives on in us!

Take this opportunity to re-connect with friends, celebrate milestone birthdays, and feel like you’re 18 again!

Send an email to mdempseymcauley@gmail.com if you are interested in being a member of the Alumnae Association.

 

Daughters of Wisdom seeking to reconnect

Do you remember the Daughters of Wisdom, who served so faithfully in this area for many years in various ways? The Sisters would like to reconnect with their former students, patients and friends and they invite you to send in your contact information. You will receive their mailings and their newsletter, Wellsprings, and keep up to date on the current activities and ministries of the Sisters. To be added to our mailing lists, please send your contact information via e-mail to rmullane@daughtersofwisdom.org or by calling us at 631-277-2660, ext. 17, or by mail at Daughters of Wisdom, 385 Ocean Avenue, Islip, NY 11751, attention: Rosalie Mullane. You are also invited to view our website at www.daughtersofwisdom.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

 


 

 

ONGOING EVENTS


“Life Goes On” Cancer Support Group
Meets every Wednesday
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
St. Agatha Conference Room, 2nd Floor Annex
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
For more information, or to register please call (631) 376-4444

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St. Agatha Conference Room, 2nd Floor Annex
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
For more information, or to register please call (631) 376-4444

Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St. Agatha Conference Room, 2nd Floor Annex
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
For more information, or to register please call (631) 376-4444

“Look Good Feel Better” Support Group
Meets the 4th Monday of every month
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Agatha Conference Room, 2nd Floor Annex
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
For more information, or to register please call (631) 376-4444

 

11th Step Meeting, Sayville

Mass at 7:00 pm followed by an 11th Step Meeting on the first Sunday of every month. Refreshments are served.
St. Lawrence the Martyr  212 West Main St.,  Sayville, Father  Kevin Gruber: 631 589-0042

 

Padre Pio Prayer Group

On every First Friday of the month, Holy Name of Jesus Church (690 Woodbury Road, Woodbury) hosts a Padre Pio Prayer Group gathering. There is a 7 pm Holy Hour with Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and confessions, and an 8 pm Mass followed by Veneration of the Glove of St. Padre Pio and then a social gathering with refreshments.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa or Michael at 516-364-7119.

 

Blood pressure screenings

Good Samaritan Nursing Home offers free blood pressure screenings at the Sayville Library, 88 Greene St., Sayville, on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m.  For more information,  call Good Samaritan Nursing Home at 631-224-2400.

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center offers free blood pressure screenings at the West Islip Public Library, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip, on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m.  For more information, call Our Lady of Consolation’s Community Relations Office at 631-465-6433.
 

 

1st and 3rd Monday – – Stepping Out Widows and Widowers Club

Stepping Out is a social group of men and women who have experienced the loss of a beloved spouse and feel it is time to enjoy the friendship of other widows and widowers. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m, September through June in the Delaney (St. James) Parish Center Hall. At the meetings we have various programs, speakers, dinners, parties or play cards and games and always end our meetings with coffee, tea and cake. New members are always welcome and may attend two meetings before becoming members. Any questions please call Ruth Miller at 516-735-8048 or St. James Parish Center, 516-731-3710.

 

Family/Caregiver Support Group Meetings, West Islip

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center is offering Family/Caregiver Support Group Meetings. Caregivers are often so busy caring for others that they tend to neglect their own emotional, physical and spiritual health. These meetings are open to the community and are being held the second Tuesday of each month 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Board Room of the Care Center in West Islip. Led by social workers from Good Shepherd Hospice and Our Lady of Consolation, each meeting will offer information regarding how to deal with stress/emotions, coping mechanisms, adjusting to new roles, caring for yourself, end-of-life issues, community resources, and all-around support. Free of charge, the group is open to all community members. Registration is recommended. For further information please call 631-587-1600 x8337.

 

Good Shepherd Hospice’s Ongoing General Bereavement Support Group – Rockville Centre

Where: Mercy Medical Center

1000 North Village Ave Rockville Center

When: Every Wednesday Evening / 6:30PM-8:00PM

No registration required. Please call (516) 465-6262 with any questions.

 

Breastfeeding Café, Babylon
Every Thursday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
661 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon
For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

 

Spanish Speaking Caregiver Support Group, Freeport
The Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter: Every fourth Wednesday of the month, 1 – 2 p.m., Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520.Register: 800.272.3900

 

RELIGION AND ROCK

Tune into “Religion and Rock” with Msgr. Jim Vlaun on Sundays from 7- 8 a.m. on WBAB 102.3 FM or 95.3 FM on Long Island’s East End. Listen on Saturdays at 11 p.m. on Sirius Radio, Channel 159, the Catholic Channel and at 11 p.m.  on XM Satellite, Channel 117.  To listen online or receive more information regarding Religion and Rock go towww.ReligionandRock.com or at “Religion & Rock” on ITUNES.