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Friday, January 12

Monthly Family Film Night, Freeport

Scrooge, starring Albert Finney, will be this month’s film shown on January 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Lower Church at 37 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport. This is part of a monthly series of  family friendly films which seeks to foster values via media in additional to the communal and individual entertainment, light refreshment available. Come and join us. All are welcome! Contact: 516-378-0665 and leave message for Kate Murray.  Parish bulletin announces in advance the movie to be shown a week before event at: OHR Home Page


Saturday, January 20

Cub Scout Fun and Faith Day, Smithtown and North Merrick

A day of prayer, handicrafts and games. For information contact the Catholic Scouting Office at  516-678-5800, ext 245 or  scouting This event will be held at Sacred Heart Church in North Merrick from 8:30 a.m. to noon and at  St. Patrick’s Church, Smithtown from  10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sunday, January 28

Book Talk: Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation, Huntington

Dr. Tom Petriano will discuss “Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation” in the Seminary Library from 2-4 p.m. This modern spiritual classic is seen as a worthy successor to medieval mystics like John of the Cross. Come explore a work that seeks to awaken depths of the spirit long neglected by Western man and the awareness that everything that is, is holy. Free, refreshments served, no registration required. Library, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Rd., Huntington, 631-423-0483 x 141,


Sunday, January 28

Holy Hour, Freeport

Our Holy Redeemer parish offers a Holy Hour on the last Sunday of each month from 8 – 9 p.m. in the main church at 37 South Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520. All are invited! Come and let us adore Him! For more information contact: either the rectory at 516-378-0665 or the Religious Education Office at 516-546-1057 or check the parish bulletin or website for confirmation of event.


Tuesday, January 30

Bus Trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA

Hosted by St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Hicksville. When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 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 a.m. Return approx. 8:30 p.m. Parking: 999 So. Oyster Bay Road (dead end), Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to “St. Ignatius Loyola Church.” **The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **


Friday February 9

Golden Gloves Boxing, Mineola

Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, NY 11501, $30 per ticket in advance or $40 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. First bout at 7:30 p.m.  Contact Paul Kelly 347-886-0071 or Peter Zayas 516-458-6610


 Friday, February 16 

“I Am With You Always:” Eucharistic Adoration Seminar, Yonkers

Join noted author James Monti for a discussion of the ways in which Eucharistic adoration arises from the Mass and ultimately leads the worshipper back to the Eucharistic celebration. Beginning with the Old Testament antecedents of Eucharistic worship, this seminar will explore the development of the rites of Eucharistic exposition, benediction, and processions of the Blessed Sacrament in liturgical books from the eleventh century to today. The rites of Eucharistic worship associated with the liturgies of Holy Thursday and the Feast of Corpus Christi and the customs of a Holy Hour, the Forty Hours Devotion, and perpetual adoration will also be presented. Throughout the seminar, the pastoral and theological dimensions of these observances will be addressed, and answers will be given to practical questions that can arise at the parish level. When: Friday, February 16 . Time: 7  – 8:30 p.m.. Registration: . Event Contact: Archdiocese of New York Office of Liturgy. E-mail: Phone: 914-968-6200 . Where: St. Joseph’s Seminary, 201 Seminary Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Cost: $10


Sunday March 4, 2018

St. Patrick’s After Parade Party Knights of Columbus, Mineola
186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, Sunday March 4, 2018
2 p.m. to 7  p.m. Doors Open at Noon, free Aadmission
Live music by Billy and Jacinla, Irish food and drinks at reasonable prices.


Sunday, March 18

The Relics of the Passion, Patchogue

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 495 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue, will be hosting the Relics of the Passion at 2 p.m. The Relics of the Passion presentation is organized into a one-hour meditative program with supporting musical pieces that serve as a guide to help you accompany Jesus through His suffering during the Passion. The program ends with an opportunity for personal veneration of the relics. The collection includes eight rare holy relics that would only be seen in collections generally found in Rome or the Holy Land. Included are: The relic of the True Cross, a piece of stone from the table or room where the Last Supper was held, a piece of the Column of Flagellation, piece of the Crown of Thorns, the effigy of the Veil of Veronica (touched to the original veil), a replica of the holy nail which contains filings taken from the true nails, a piece of bone from St. Longinus, the centurion that pierced the side of Jesus, a thread from the cloth used as the wrapping for the burial shroud. 631-475-4739 for more information.





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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