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Friday, October 27

Catholic-Episcopal-Lutheran joint worship service, Smithtown

Commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, at 7 p.m. Offerings will be divided equally among Catholic Charities, Episcopal Relief and Development, and Lutheran Disaster Response, all designated for hurricane relief. Reception to follow. For more information call 631-475-5725.


Oct 27 – Oct 29

Retreat: Healing the Inner Child through Spirituality, Glen Cove

Join us for a life changing weekend retreat. Healing the Inner Child through Spirituality. A Time for Liberation. Oct 27 to Oct 29. Open to anyone over the age of 30. St. Josaphats Retreat House. 1 East Beach Drive. Glen Cove. Cost $200 includes lodging, meals, talks, all materials, wine/cheese party, Saturday mass and so much more. Meet new friends. For more information contact Rachel Calantjis – 347-738-7398


Saturday, October 28

OLPH Brooklyn Homecoming Day

The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, NY, celebrates its 125th Jubilee Year with Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 28 beginning with 3 p.m. tours of the school and upper church, 5 p.m. mass in the Lower Church, followed by a dinner/dance in Notre Dame Hall. Tickets are $50 per person and can be ordered online at: For more information, call the rectory at 718-492-9200 x103.


Saturday, October 28

Catholic High School Entrance Exam, Various locations

The Catholic High Schools of Long Island will hold an entrance examination for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at each of the 10 high schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The exam is the first step in the process to apply to these schools. Open to current 8th grade students, the entrance exam is required for consideration to the following schools: Chaminade High School in Mineola, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville, Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead, Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset, Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, St. Dominic College Preparatory High School in Oyster Bay, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, and St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset. The exam provides objective data about students applying to Catholic high schools. It measures ability and achievement in reading, mathematics, and language. The schools use exam results to make decisions about applicants. Registration must be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 4. Accommodations may be made for extended time and/or enlarged print; such applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 29. Beginning in late September, each school will hold weekend Open House events staffed by administrators, faculty members, and students to describe school programs and answer questions. Visit for more information about the exam and open houses sponsored by each school.


Sunday, October 29

Blood Drive, North Merrick

Sister Edward Joseph CSJ Parish Social Ministry semi-annual blood drive, October 29 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For info or to schedule and appointment call Maureen at 516-3798123. Sacred Heart School Auditorium, 730 Merrick Avenue. (Use entrance in the back of school)


November 3 – November 5

Beginning Experience Weekend

The loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation is one of life’s most traumatic experiences; often resulting in feelings of loneliness and grief. When those feelings remain, it can be overwhelming and hard to move forward. The Beginning Experience weekend is designed to journey through the grief process and discover a renewed hope for the future. The next weekend is November 3-5, 2017 on Long Island. For information and reservations, call Mary at 516-413-6209, Jeanne 631-903-0973 or Jim 718-474-3779 or email:

Saturday, November 4

Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair, South Huntington

St. Anthony High School, 275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington, will host its annual Christmas Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 100 vendors. Shopping, food and raffles. For directions call 631-271-2020 ext. 7.


Saturday, November 11

SS Cyril & Methodius School Alumni Reunion Mass, Greenpoint
SS Cyril and Methodius parish, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. All graduates of SS Cyril and Methodius Parochial School are invited to attend a Reunion Mass on Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 4:00 pm, SS Cyril and Methodius parish, 161 Eagle St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If interested in attending, contact John Melnicki


Friday, November 17

Chinese Auction, Holbrook

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1370 Grundy Avenue, Holbrook will be having its 21st annual Chinese Auction and Raffle on Friday, November 17. Doors open for viewing and ticket buying at 6 p.m. The auction will begin at 8 p.m. There is a $10 per seat admission charge which includes two sets of 15 tickets and free coffee & cake. Please no children. Extra sets of tickets, hot food, drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase. More than 300 great prizes including over 200 gift certificates, bed & breakfasts, East End Winery Package and a 50” flat screen TV, $100 in Lottery Tickets and a Day Cruise will be auctioned. Space is limited so arrive early.


Saturday, November 18

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of The Island, Manorville

The Prayer Groups of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will host a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island. The theme is: Those who shelter in Jesus will be in peace, joy in their times of anxiety. (Ps.34) Speaker: Harry Percy. Preacher: Rev. Father Michel Pierre Louis. Bus fee is $30. Buses will leave at 8:30 a.m. from St. Boniface, Elmont; St. Martha, Uniondale; St. Brigid, Westbury; Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Wyandanch and St. Anne, Brentwood. For information and reservations, call 516-678-5800 Ext. 407 or 636; or 516-354-0715

Saturday, November 18

Christmas Fair, Island Park

Sacred Heart Parish  23rd indoor Christmas Fair in the parish center – All Purpose Room, 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558  Saturday, November 18th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 2 p.m. – Bring your camera.
Vendors, please call Barbara (516) 889-7597 to reserve your table.

Saturday, November 18
SS Cyril & Methodius Parish Anniversary Mass, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
SS Cyril and Methodius parish, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, invites all former parishioners to participate in its 100th anniversary celebration. Bishop Witold Mroziewski will celebrate a Polish/English bilingual Mass of thanksgiving at SS Cyril and Methodius Church, 161 Eagle St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. A banquet will follow Mass at Princess Manor. To reserve banquet tickets at $130 per person please contact the parish office at 718-389-4424 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm or via email at

Wednesday, November 29

Bus Trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA

Hosted by Mercy Medical Center Council of Leagues. Cost: $43 per person, which includes the driver’s tip. Give back: $30 slot play and $5 food voucher.  Please arrive at 8:30 am. Return approx. 8:30 pm. Parking: # 999 So. Oyster Bay Road (dead end). Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to “Mercy Leagues”.**The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **



Cathie Milano from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogue is leading a pilgrimage to Ireland – Our Lady of Knock Shrine and Footsteps of St. Patrick over St. Patrick’s Day, March 14 – 22, 2018. Non-stop 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





October 7, 2017

50th Reunion for 1967 Graduates of St Michael’s HS, East New York

Contact Kathy Hawkins Baldassare:


Stella Maris High School, Rockaway, class of ’72 

Seeking classmates for Catskills reunion in October. E-mail


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 /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 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 We look forward to hearing from you!





“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



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