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Monday, July 24

Divorced & Separated Prayer Service, Huntington

There will be a prayer service for divorced and separated individuals. Monday, July 24, 7 p.m., Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington. For more information contact: Jason Velazquez, (516) 678-5800 ext 236 | jvelazquez@drvc.org

 

 

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.

 

Monday, July 31

Living Rosary on Tides Beach, Rocky Point

When: Monday Evening, July 31, 2017. Begins promptly at 7 p.m., Where: Top of Tides Beach in Rocky Point. Rain Location: In the event of rain, we will meet inside St. Anthony’s Church in Rocky Point.  No stairs to climb. All are welcome. Car pooling is recommended. Directions: Take Route 25A to Rocky Point Landing Road in Rocky Point. Turn onto Rocky Point Landing Road (Teacher’s Federal Credit Union on corner) and follow to the end. Bear right on Haggerman’s Landing Road and take this to the end. Entrance to the Tides Beach is on the left. This year will mark the 21st Anniversary of the Living Rosary. The devotion was started by Tony and Barbara Langella of Rocky Point.

 

Starting Tuesday, August 1

Catechist Training, East Patchogue
The workshop will be offered in both English and Spanish. St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 510 Narragansett Ave, East Patchogue. Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15 and 22 – 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. More Information

 

August 3- August 6

Family Festival, Valley Stream

Church of the Blessed Sacrament presents its 7th Annual 4-Day Family Festival. Food, rides, games, raffles, live
entertainment and family fun! Thursday, August 3rd – 6-10 p.m.; Friday, August 4th  and Saturda,y August 5th 6-11 p.m.; Sunday August 6th 6-10 p.m. 201 N. Central Ave. Valley Stream. 516-568-1027 – www.bsvs.us planning@bsvs.us, Discount ride tickets available at the parish office from July 23 rd. – August 1st

 

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.

 

Starting Saturday, August 12

Catechist Training, Selden

The workshop will be offered in English. St. Margaret of Scotland. 81 College Rd, Selden. Saturdays, August 12 and 19,  9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More Information

 

Saturday, August 19

Day Pilgrimage, Stony Point, N.Y.

Queen of All Hearts Annual Day Pilgrimage led by FatherHugh Gillespie, SMM, and hosted by Legion of Mary Regina Cordium Praesidium will take place Saturday, August 19,2017. Pilgrimage destination is The Don Bosco Marian Shrine in Stony Point, N.Y. Bus will depart from the Montfort Spiritual Center, 26 So. Saxon Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706 at 8 a.m. The day will include Rosary, Mass, Conference and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Round trip coach fare, hot lunch and retreat center are included in $60 fee. Please make checks payable to Regina Cordium Praesidium and mail payment, along with contact information to Montfort Spiritual Center, 26 So. Saxon Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706. For further information please call 631 666 7500 or email trossmccarthy@reginacordium.org

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20

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.

 

Wednesday, August 23

Bible “How To” for Catechists, Ronkonkoma


Designed to help everyone grow more in love with the Word of God as they become more comfortable referencing and utilizing the Bible in class. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. 800 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma. Wednesday, August 23, 7 – 9 p.m. More Information or contact Jen Menneci, 516-678-5800 ext. 200 or email: jmenneci@drvc.org

 

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 9

Oktoberfest, Mineola

Oktoberfest, September 9, 7 – 11 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 Jericho Tpk., Mineola. Music by: Chris and Ronnie. German Food – Open Bar – German Beer , Dessert & Coffee. $55 per person. Checks payable to: Knights of Columbus. Reservations Only!! No Walk-Ins.  RSVP: Tom Kelly 516-414-2229 tomkelly11501@gmail.com

 

Saturday, September 16

Catechetical Congress 2017, West Islip
St. John the Baptist High School, West Islip. REGISTRATION is now open. To register please visit www.drvc-faith.org
Keynote Speaker Most Reverend John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L.,D.D.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Day ending with 4:00 p.m. Mass.
The Congress will include: Morning Prayer; Workshops and Presentations in English and Spanish (Catechist Formation, Chastity Education, Technology, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, RCIA and many more); Publisher’s Exhibits; Mass with Blessing for all Catechists.

 

Saturday, October 7

Italian Night, Mineola
Knights of Columbus,  186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola. 7 pm to 11 pm. $50 per person, music for your dancing pleasure, antipasti, hot buffet,  open bar, raffles,  desserts, coffee. Reservations only, no walk-ins. Contact Tom Kelly 516-414-2229 or
tomkelly11501@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.

   

 

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.