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Wednesday, March 14

Movie Night: The Young Messiah (Rated PG 13): Oceanside

2018 Lenten Film Festival, Wednesday evenings: 2/28, 3/07, 3/14 at St. Anthony’s Cafeteria (downstairs in Parish Center), 88 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside. St. Anthony’s Parish Community invites you to enjoy films to help you grow in faith! Movie starts at 7:15 p.m. Please arrive at 7:00 p.m. No admission fee, but tickets are required. Please pick up free tickets at the Reception Desk in the Parish Center. 516-764-0048,


March 15 – 17

Pirates of Penzance, Riverhead

Students from Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School will perform an adaption of the musical Pirates of Penzance. The show runs from Thursday, March 15th through Saturday, March 17th in the school auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 631.727.5900.


Friday, March 16

Jazz/Pop Concert, Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep presents the annual jazz/pop concert featuring the Prep’s top tier ensembles; the Honors Percussion Ensemble, the Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Band. Tickets are only $5, and available at the door. 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows. The concert begins at 7:45 p.m. doors open at 7:15 p.m.


Friday, March 16

Evening of Choral Music and Meditation on Christ’s Passion and Death, Lindenhurst

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Music Ministry presents: Passion, Praise and Paschal Mystery – An Evening of Choral Music and Meditation on Christ’s Passion and Death. Friday, March 16, 2018 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 210 S. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst. For information: 631-2267725, ext. 210. There will be a free will offering to support the restoration of the pipe organ at St. Albert’s Chapel in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville


Friday, March 16

Lenten Movie Night, Hicksville

Our Lady of Mercy, 500 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville will show The Passion of the Christ on March 16 at 7:30 p.m.  in the lower church meeting room. Hosted by Adult Ed Program and OLM’s Holy Name Society. RSVP to  Peggy Clores (Adult Ed) /516-317-1740 or Kevin McAvoy (HNSPresident) /516-996-3489. Drop ins welcome.


Saturday, March 17

Lenten Speaker Series, Oceanside

St. Anthony’s Men’s Spirituality Group presents the 2018 Lenten Speaker Series “In His Image: Practical Discussions of Faith in Action Today.”  Presenter: Anthony Gentile. Fr. Joseph O’Connell Council #3481 K of C, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside. From 8:30 a.m. to 10: a.m. Sharp. 516-764-0048.  March 17th: “The End and the Beginning.” Coffee and bagels will be served.


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.


Sunday March 18

Free book talk: Flannery O’Connor and the Shocking Violence of Grace, Huntington

Join Dr. Michael Hoonhout as he explores how O’Connor’s artistry reveals theological beauty to her complacent, self-righteous, and clueless characters. 2 – 4 pm at the Library at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Rd., Huntington
631-423-0483 x141,


Thursday March 22

Blood Drive, North Merrick

Sister Edward Joseph, CSJ Parish Social Ministry semi-annual blood drive will be held on Thursday March 22, 2018 from 3 to  8 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment. Please call: Maureen at 516-379-8123. Sacred Heart School Gym, 730 Merrick Avenue, North Merrick, N.Y. 11566. (use entrance in the back of the school)


Saturday, March 24

Sixth Annual Women’s Conference

The Voice of Catholic Women, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Lloyd Harbor. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Register here.


Saturday, March 24

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

Join Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation and Long Island Catholic Elementary schools for the 3rd Annual 5K & Fun Run for Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, Saturday, March 24.  8:30 a.m. Fun Run Start | 9:00 a.m. 5K Start. Hosted by St. Joseph School, 450 Franklin Avenue & Fourth Street, Garden City.  More information and registration here.


Saturday, March 24

Bereavement Facilitator Ministry Training, Setauket

St. James Parish, Pastoral Center, 429 NY-25A, Setauket, Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. More information here.


Friday, March 30

Choral Stations of the Cross, Sayville

Conclude your observance of Good Friday, and the Passion and death of Jesus, by meditating on the fourteen traditional Stations of the Cross, each one accompanied by selections of inspirational music by soloists and choir. At St. Lawrence the Martyr Church, 240 West Main St., in Sayville. 7:30 p.m.


Friday, March 30

Good Friday Silent Vigil on Behalf of Unborn Children

The Long Island Coalition for Life is holding a Good Friday Silent Vigil on Behalf of Unborn Children from  10:30 a.m. to noon, in front of Nassau University Medical Center (2201 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow; on the public sidewalk). Pro-life women, men and children are invited to take part in this peaceful vigil for the protection of life in the womb and against abortions committed at NUMC and throughout Long Island.  We stand as a reminder that abortion is not healthcare. Signs provided (east end of hospital). Information: 631-243-1435;


Wednesday, April 4

Martin Luther King Prayer Service, Rockville Centre

April 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  To commemorate the anniversary, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has scheduled a special prayer service on April 4, 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Agnes.  The evening service will feature prayer, witness talks, homily preached by Bishop Barres and the music ministry will be the Sr. Thea Bowman Mass Gospel Choir.


Saturday, April 7

Spirituality For Singles – Monthly Singles Gathering, Williston Park

Our monthly gathering for singles; discussion and socialization. This gathering will feature an interesting talk by Joan McGovern from the Cenacle. Ages 35+; $5.00 donation – snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. Saturday, Apr 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m. St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park, NY, 11596. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or


Monday, April 9 

Bereavement Facilitator Ministry Training, Levittown

St. Bernard Parish, Levittown (Parish Center, Peach Room) Levittown. Monday, April 9, 2018, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. For information and registration:Office of Faith Formation


Wednesday, April 11

Workshop: Mindfulness for Everyday Living, Patchogue
St. Joseph College, Patchogue will be hosting a Wellness Series for the College and surrounding community. Peter Lin, Ph.D., associate professor at SJC, will present a free workshop about the clinical benefits of mindfulness on our physical and mental health. Learn how to implement mindfulness in everyday situations with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of its impact across history. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. RSVP: 631.687.2654 or


Wednesday, April 11
Film Screening: “Outcasts”, Patchogue

The St. Joseph College Office of Campus Ministry will be hosting a film screening of “Outcasts,” winner of the Justice Film Festival, presented by the filmmakers who will be in attendance for a Q&A. The film travels to the prisons of Central America and walks the dark city streets of London, New York and Ireland’s most treacherous neighborhoods. This documentary is for mature audiences.Where: The Muriel & Virginia Pless Center for Performing Arts, SJC Long Island Campus, Patchogue. When: 5 p.m. RSVP: For more information, contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 631.687.1467.


Saturday, April 14

Catherine McAuley H.S. Reunion

See details in reunion section below.


Sunday, April 22

RCIA Enrichment Day, Huntington
For all catecumental team members, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington. Sunday, Apr 22, 2018, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm. For information and registration: Office of Faith Formation


Sunday, April 22

Dominican Commercial H.S. Tribute, Jamaica

Graduates of Dominican Commercial H.S. are invited to join a farewell DC Tribute.  The building is being sold and former students and staff are gathering to enjoy one last day of memories and to thank the Dominican Sisters.  RSVP to: or call 631-842-6000 X 241, at the school at 161-06 89th Avenue, Jamaica, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sunday, April 29

Military Bridge, Hicksville

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Ignatius Parish, Hicksville, is hosting Military Bridge on April 29 at Msgr. Tarrant Hall in the St. Ignatius Old School on East Nicolai Street (behind the church). The Hall is handicapped accessible. Doors open at 1:30 pm…The game starts promptly at 2. Cost: $10.00 per person Cake & coffee/ tea are included. Everyone will go home with a beautiful prize! For reservations please call Alice at 516-433-7857. Walk-ins are welcome!


Sunday, May 6

Catholic Teachers In Public Schools Communion Breakfast, Huntington

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Lloyd Harbor, Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. For information and registration: Office of Faith Formation.


Monday, May 7

Nurses Week Mass & Blessing, Rockville Centre

St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre. Monday, May 7, 2018, 7:45 am – 8:45 am. Information: Office of Faith Formation.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Ireland, August 20 – 27

Diocesan pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  Spiritual Directors: Bishop John Barres and Bishop Robert J. Brennan. August 20 – 27, 2018. Info at


Italy, May 7-18

Join Father Richard McAlear, OMI, on a 12-day pilgrimage to Italy May 7-18, 2018. Rome and Papal Audience, Venice, Assisi, Florence, Padua, Siena. Mass will be celebrated daily. See for more information or call Pentecost Tours at 1-800-713-9800.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Ireland, August 20 – 27

Diocesan pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  Spiritual Directors: Bishop John Barres and Bishop Robert J. Brennan. August 20 – 27, 2018. Info at




Catherine McAuley High School

The Catherine McAuley High School Alumnae Association proudly invites you to the Annual McAuley Reunion on April 14, 2018, 12 noon – 5 p.m. at: Russo’s on the Bay. Cost is $125 per person. All years are invited! We do not need a building to continue to celebrate. The McAuley Spirit lives on in you! Special invites go out to the Anniversary classes of: 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013.

Please send an e-mail to Sister Margaret Dempsey at<> 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.

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!





Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Freeport

Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place 24/7 [except during the Sacred Triduum, Holy Thursday-Easter Sunday] at Our Holy Redeemer Perpetual Adoration Chapel located at 37 South Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520. The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist is perpetually exposed for adoration by the faithful in personal silent prayer and the chapel is accessible to anyone with a key. The key and more information may be obtained at the parish rectory [same address] during office hours Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon; 1:00 -5:00 p.m., telephone number: 516-378-0665.


Our Redeemer Lives Prayer Group, Freeport

Tuesday evenings

Our Redeemer Lives Prayer Group is a Spirit-filled prayer group with praise, song, scripture reading and sharing. It provides continuing support for personal growth. Experience that personal relationship with Jesus Christ that makes Liturgy come alive.
Group meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.. 2nd floor prayer room of Our Holy Redeemer School on 87 Pine St. Enter through left set of doors. Ring bell if there is no one at door. Contact Deacon Bruce Burnham (516)943-8306 for further information.


Monthly Family Rosary Night, Freeport

Third Friday of the month
The Holy Rosary is led by one of the priests for the intentions of life, marriage and religious liberty. All are welcome! For information contact 516-378-0665 or visit the parish website.  Special months of May and October, procession outside takes place with light refreshments.  Third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Our Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church at 37 South Ocean Avenue Freeport, NY 11520.
“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



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 or at “Religion & Rock” on ITUNES.


School of Missionary Disciples Information Session – Rockville Centre

Join us to learn more about DRVC School of Missionary Disciples!

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mercy Hospital

Rockville Centre


April 4, 2018 marks the Fiftieth Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

To commemorate the life and mission of Dr. King, Bishop Barres will be releasing a pastoral letter, “The Dream and Our Deepest, Truest Selves”. It will appear in the March edition of The Long Island Catholic Magazine and will be sent in quantity to your parish –  more details to follow.


To commemorate the anniversary, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has scheduled a special prayer service on April 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Cathedral of Saint Agnes.  The evening service will feature prayer, witness talks, homily preached by Bishop Barres and the music ministry will be the Sr. Thea Bowman Mass Gospel Choir.