To have an event posted on the calendar, send information via e-mail to miapalucci@drvc.org. Please include all pertinent information (date, event description, address, contact information) in the body of the e-mail. Do not attach fliers or other PDFs

 

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Wednesday, March 22

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion, Hicksville

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion is an opportunity to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him.  Actors, singers and musician create a unique Lenten experience.  Held during Lent across the diocese.  St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Hicksville – 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 22

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion, Merrick

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion is an opportunity to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him.  Actors, singers and musician create a unique Lenten experience.  Held during Lent across the diocese.  Cure of Ars, Merrick – 8 p.m.

 

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. Josaphat’s 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

 

Friday, March 24

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion, Nesconset

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion is an opportunity to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him.  Actors, singers and musician create a unique Lenten experience.  Held during Lent across the diocese.  Holy Cross, Nesconset, 8 p.m.

 

Friday, March 24

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion, East Meadow

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion is an opportunity to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him.  Actors, singers and musician create a unique Lenten experience.  Held during Lent across the diocese.  St. Raphael, East Meadow, 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 25

Run for Tomorrow’s Hope 5K and Fun Run, Garden City

Support Catholic Education! Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation provides need based scholarships to students in Catholic elementary schools across Long Island. March 25 at 8:30 a.m., Hosted by St Joseph School, Garden City. USATF Certified. Professional timing. Age Category Awards. Post Race Festival, DJ, Face Painting. Sign up at www.sjspta.com/run.html

 

Saturday, March 24

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion, Brentwood

The Journey, Cross and Crucifixion is an opportunity to walk with Christ and become one with Him and the people who walked with Him.  Actors, singers and musician create a unique Lenten experience.  Held during Lent across the diocese.  Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, 2:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 26

Talk on Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) One Year Later, Huntington

“Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) One Year Later” with Msgr. John Strynkowski. This lecture will ask: What have been the commentaries and controversies flowing from this document?  Talk to be held in the library at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday afternoon, March 26th, at 2 p.m.. 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, (3 miles North of Main Street) Call or email for more information: 631-423-0483 ext. 141, libraryweb@icseminary.edu

 

Tuesday, March 28

Bus Trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA

Hosted by Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Hicksville, When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Cost: $43 per person, which includes the driver’s tip. Give back: $30 slot play and $5 food voucher. Time: Please arrive at 8:30 am. Return approx. 8:30 pm. Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to CDA. Parking information given with your reservation. **The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **

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.

 

Friday, March 31

Jazz/Pop Concert, Fresh Meadows

On Friday, March 31st, St. Francis Prep’s Music Department will present its annual Jazz/Pop concert.  Originally a vehicle to highlight the school’s powerhouse Jazz Band, the concert has grown to include Prep’s top tier groups; their Honors Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Choir, and Chamber Orchestra. The evening begins at 7:45 p.m., and will feature not only popular music, but a new work by award-winning composer Brian Balmages. 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, (718) 423-8810.

 

Saturday, April 8

5th Annual Women’s Conference, Huntington

5th Annual Women’s Conference – The Voice of Catholic Women. Join us for  morning prayer in the chapel, presentations, conversations and a luncheon. Offering: $25 For more information visit our website: www.drvc-faith.org. Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington.

Friday, April 14

Good Friday Silent Vigil, East Meadow

Pro-life vigil in front of Nassau University Medical Center, where abortions are committed, 2201 Hempstead Tpke. East Meadow. Signs provided. Rain or shine. LI Coalition for Life: 631-243-1435; info@prolifeLI.org. 10:30 a.m.  to noon.

 

Friday, April 21

Annual Hibernian Ball, Bellport

AOH/LAOH Suffolk County Boards 26th Annual Hibernian Ball honoring Nellie O’Neill and Jack Ryan. Friday, April 21,  7  p.m. —12 a.m. Deadline for tickets: April 13th. Location: Bellport Country Club, 40 South Country Road, Bellport, NY. Tickets: $80 per person – Check/MO only. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Cocktail hour 7 p.m. Complete sit down dinner, open bar, music by: Twenty Six & Six.  For additional information, please contact: Jerry Belmont 631-921-6559, Pat Cremmins 631-846-3106

 

Sunday, April 30

Military Bridge, Hicksville

St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville, Catholic Daughters is hosting Military Bridge. Where: Msgr. Tarrant Hall. (Msgr. Tarrant Hall is in the St. Ignatius Old School on East Nicolai Street, behind the church.) The Hall is handicapped accessible. Time: Doors open at 1:30 p.m…The game starts promptly at 2:00. Cost: $10.00 per person. Cake & coffee/ tea are included. Everyone will go home with a beautiful prize! For reservations call Alice at 516-433-7857. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

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

 

 

May 21—27, 2017  

Trip to Mackinac Island

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish is sponsoring  a trip to Mackinac Island and beautiful Northern Michigan.  7 days & 6 nights priced at only $620! For information contact Barbara at 516-935-5576.

 


 

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

 

 April 8, 2017 

Catherine McAuley High School 

The Catherine McAuley High School Alumnae Association proudly invites you to the ​Annual McAuley Reunion on April 8, 2017 from 12 noon – 5 p.m.  at: Russo’s on the Bay. Cost is $125 per person.
All years are invited! ​ ​We’ll ​ celebrate ​our anniversary classes and ​ the 75th Anniversa ​​ ry of McAuley’s founding in 1942. ​ ​We ​ do not need a building to continue to celebrate. ​ ​ The McAuley Spirit lives on in us!

Special invites go out to the Anniversary classes of: 194 ​7​ , 195 ​2​ , 195 ​7​ , 196 ​2​ , 196 ​7​ , 197 ​2​ , 197 ​7​ , 198 ​2​ , 198 ​7​ , 199 ​2​ , 199 ​7​ , 200 ​2​ , 200 ​7​ , and 201 ​2​ .

Please send an e-mail to Sister Margaret Dempsey at mdempseymcauley@gmail.com if you are interested in attending the reunion, contacting classmates about the reunion, becoming a member of the Alumnae Association or if you would like to be added to our contact list for news from the Association.

 

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