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Wednesday, June 21

Opening of 2017 Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom for Mission

“Joy of the Gospel” at St. Bernard’s Church, 3100 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown 11756. Preview of St. John’s Bible at 6 p.m. Meditating on illuminations of sacred scriptures, “Visio Divina-Seeing the Word” and Benediction at 7 p.m. in the church.

 

 

Friday, June 23

Annual Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon, Woodbury

The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville will host their 16th annual Beauty of the Spirit Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. The annual luncheon celebrates the spirit and strength of women.  The keynote speaker is Sister Honora Nolty, OP, Director of Development at RENEW International in Plainfield, NJ, a Catholic organization fostering spiritual renewal, evangelization, catechesis and faith formation through small Christian communities. Carol Silva, News 12 Long Island anchor and journalist, will return to emcee this year’s event. There will be an array of raffles, auction baskets, as well as a 50/50 raffle at the event. Tickets are $75 per person – deadline for required reservations is June 16th. Proceeds benefit the Sisters of St. Dominic’s retired and elderly Sisters. To register online, visit https://www.sistersofstdominic.org/event/beauty-of-the-spirit-luncheon/. For tickets and additional information contact Susan Jappell, 631-842-6000 ext. 246.

 

Saturday June 24

Long Island Catholic Young Adult Mass and Biergarten Social, Franklin Square

For young adults (20s, 30s & 40s)  Mass at 5 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Franklin Square followed by social at nearby Plattsduetsche Park. Our group will sit in the back of the church. After Mass, meet outside in front of the church to head to the social venue together. Ask for Samantha who is your host.  This event is hosted by The Catholic Fellowship of Long Island. Event details, click here: http://bit.ly/2qeJVZj

 

Saturday, June 24

 Pro-life Apologetics Training Meeting, Islip

Trent Horn (author of “Persuasive Pro-life”), Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Hall, Islip (39 Nassau Ave., behind Islip Town Hall). Learn how to effectively defend the right to life of unborn humans. No admission charge.  Light refreshments. Sponsored by the LI Coalition for Life Educational Trust: 631-243-1435; info@PROLIFELI.org.

 

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Sunday, June 25

Mass Celebrating the Fortnight for Freedom, Rockville Centre

Mass at St. Agnes Cathedral, 12:30 p.m. Celebrant: Bishop Robert Brennan.

 

 

 

Sunday, June 25

DRVC School of Missionary Disciples Information Session, Huntington

This information session will provide prospective participants information on how they can become part of dramatic missionary growth here on Long Island.  All are welcome to come and meet instructors/staff from the School of Missionary Disciples. Ask questions that are important to you! June 25, 2- 4 p.m., Seminary of the Immaculate Conception,  440 West Neck Road, Huntington. Visit www.drvc-faith.org

 

Starting June 26

Summer Educational Program, West Hempstead

St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hempstead will be offering an exciting, new Summer Program this year for students entering Nursery through Grade 4 this September. The 4-week program will run from June 26 through July 21, 8:00 am to 11:30 am each day. It will include a variety of activities including STEM, arts and crafts, reading enrichment, Spanish language, dance, fitness and more. Program details and brochures are available on the school web site at http://www.stthomasschool.net/. Contact school office at 516-481-9310 for more information.

 

Monday, June 26

10th Annual “Swinging for the Sisters” Golf Outing, Elmsford

Benefiting the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk. Monday, June 26, Knollwood Country Club, Elmsford, NY.  Sponsorship opportunities, silent auction with sports memorabilia, door prizes, contests. Call 631-363-2422 (x 2060)

 

Monday, June 26

Who is the Real Margaret Sanger video, Hicksville

“Who is the Real Margaret Sanger?” This short video will be shown at the monthly meeting of the LI Coalition for Life on Mon., June 26, which begins at 7:45 p.m. Margaret Sanger is the women behind Planned Parenthood. Come and learn with us. The meeting is at Joseph Barry K of C, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. All are welcome. For further information: 631-243-1435; info@prolifeli.org.

 

 

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Rally for Religious Freedom, Hicksville
 
Fortnight for Freedom Rally for Religious Freedom, Bishop John O. Barres, Keynote Speaker. 6 p.m. outdoor rosary.  7 p.m. program inside auditorium. Light refreshments following program. No reservations required.  Holy Trinity High School, 98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville.  Call 631-896-8331 for information.

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island Park

Sacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558. Previews Mondays and Fridays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Friday – Sunday, July 7, 8, 9

St. Thomas the Apostle Huge Tag Sale, West Hempstead

Tag Sale to benefit St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 24 Westminster Road, in the Msgr. Smith Auditorium. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. -3 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Parking in back off Argyle Road. Rain or shine. Indoors & Air Conditioned. Furniture, sporting equipment, kitchen/household items, home decor, tools, gardening equipment, jewelry, toys, books and MUCH MORE! Contact information: Phone: 516 489-8585…Email: statagsale@gmail.com.

 

July 9 – 13

Quo Vadis Youth Leadership Camp, Huntington

The Diocese of Rockville Centre Vocations Office presents Quo Vadis, a Catholic Youth Leadership Camp for high school age men and women. The camp will be held at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York from  July 9th—13th.  For more information and to register online, go to QuoVadisLongIsland.org.

 

Monday, July 10

Knights of Columbus Golf Outing, Glen Cove
Glen Cove Golf Club, 7 a.m. shotgun start. $140 per golfer.  Hole sponsors needed $100. Hot and cold buffet and open bar back at the Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola NY 11501. Contact Kenny Lyons 516-428-6794.

 

July 10 – July 13

Basic Religious Studies Course Series – Old Testament

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults. 9:30 a.m .– 12:00 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 39 N Carll Ave., Babylon, $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course. For information and registration visit the Office of Faith Formation website  or call Marie Ventimiglia 516-678-5800 ext.505

 

July 10 – July 13

Basic Religious Studies Course Series – New Testament

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults. 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 39 N Carll Ave., Babylon, $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course. For information and registration visit the Office of Faith Formation website  or call Marie Ventimiglia 516-678-5800 ext.505

 

Friday, July 14

Rosary Altar Society Raffle Party, Mastic Beach

St Jude R.C. Church Rosary Altar Society’s Annual Raffle Party, Friday, July 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Admission: $3 pp. Prizes Galore!
Free cake and coffee.  In the Parish Center, 89 Overlook Drive, Mastic Beach. For more information please call the rectory at (631) 281-5743

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island Park

Sacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558. Previews Mondays and Fridays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Monday, July 17

St. Patrick’s, Southold, Golf Outing, Greenport

St. Patrick’s in Southold on the North Fork is having their annual golf outing at Island’s End Golf Course in Greenport. Registration & Lunch at 11 a.m., modified shotgun start at noon, 5 p.m. awards dinner. Entry fee is $ 195 per player, $ 740. per foursome. Please call rectory to reserve: 631-765-3442, or e-mail us for further information: saintpat@optonline.net

 

July 17 – July 20

Basic Religious Studies Course Series – Christology

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults. 9:30 a.m. – noon, St. Joseph Parish, 39 N Carll Ave., Babylon, $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course. For information and registration visit the Office of Faith Formation website or call Marie Ventimiglia 516-678-5800 ext.505

 

July 17 – July 20

Basic Religious Studies Course Series – Church

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults. 1 – 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 39 N Carll Ave., Babylon, $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course. For information and registration visit the Office of Faith Formation website or call Marie Ventimiglia 516-678-5800 ext.505

 

July 24 – July 27

Basic Religious Studies Course Series – Morality

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults. 9:30 a.m – noon., St. Joseph Parish, 39 N Carll Ave., Babylon, $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course. For information and registration visit the Office of Faith Formation website or call Marie Ventimiglia 516-678-5800 ext.505

 

July 24 – July 27

Basic Religious Studies Course Series – Liturgy & Sacraments

This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate. This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults. 1 – 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 39 N Carll Ave., Babylon, $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course. For information and registration visit the Office of Faith Formation website or call Marie Ventimiglia 516-678-5800 ext.505

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island Park

Sacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558. Previews Mondays and Fridays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island Park

Sacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558. Previews Mondays and Fridays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13 

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island Park

Sacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558. Previews Mondays and Fridays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island ParkSacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558. Previews Mondays and Fridays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Sept 2, 3 & 4

White Elephant Tag Sale, Island Park

Sacred Heart’s pre-Feast White Elephant Tag Sales will be held in the  parish center.  Something for everyone. All proceeds go to Sacred Heart Church. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558.

 

Saturday, September 16

Catechetical Congress 2017, West Islip

Save the Date! St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Congress will include:  Morning Prayer; Workshops and Presentations in English and Spanish; Keynote Presentation; Workshops (On Catechist Formation,Chastity Education, Technology, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, RCIA and many more); Publisher’s Exhibits; Mass with Blessing for all Catechists

 


 

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.

   

 

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 to www.ReligionandRock.com or at “Religion & Rock” on ITUNES.