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Friday, September 21

Evening of Prayer for St. Padre Pio’s jubilee, Westbury

Join us Friday, September 21, 2018 for an evening of Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving in celebration of St. (Padre) Pio’s golden jubilee. Begins at 6:30 p.m. with a living rosary, followed by a candlelight procession, a Transitus service and celebration of Mass. The evening will conclude with refreshments. Anyone wishing to participate in the Living Rosary please contact Gia at 631-827-5334 to reserve a spot. Call 516-334-0021 for directions to St. Brigid Church. Please bring non perishable food items for the Outreach Pantry.


Saturday, September 27

“Reading Music 101” Workshop, Yonkers

Do you have difficulty in following along when your parish introduces a new hymn? Are you a church musician who plays by ear only? This workshop will introduce attendees to basic music theory and ear training which will help them to better understand, read, and sing musical notation. Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Donelson, DMA, Director and Professor of Sacred Music, Saint Joseph’s Seminary. Registration fee: $10. More information and registration: Contact: or 914.968.6200, x8177


Monday, September 24

Catholic Charities Golf Outing, Jericho

Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, NY. Honoring Mike Breen, ESPN/MSG Play-by-Play Announcer and The Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland (formerly Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre) Reserve now! Call (516) 733-7042


Thursday September 27

Reception and tour, Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center, Rockville Centre

Please join us for a reception and tour of the construction progress at Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center at Mercy Medical Center Thursday September 27, 2018 6  – 7:30 p.m., 1000 North Village Ave, Rockville Centre. Please RSVP to the Development Department at 631-465-6350 Light refreshments will be served. Meet in main lobby of Mercy Medical Center.


Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30

Motus Christi Retreat, Huntington

Motus Christi retreat in English for women, directed by the Idente Missionaries at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. Cost: $200/person (single occupancy, Private bath). Contact: Sr. Loly, 917-684-5580 or Sr. Elaine, 347-844-0531.


Saturday, September 29

International Night, Mineola

Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola NY 11501. Saturday, September 29th at 7 p.m. $55 per person. Music, dancing, open bar. Italian, German and American buffet, coffee and dessert. Reservations only. Call Kenny Lyons 746-8643


Beginning October 9

Fall Bereavement Support Group, 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. Fall Bereavement Support Groups at St. Thomas the Apostle (24 Westminster Rd., West Hempstead) begin on Tuesday, October 9, 7:15-9:15 pm. These meetings will continue for six weeks (October 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13). Please call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465 by Monday, October 1 for more information or to register for this free program.


Starting October 9

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Oceanside

Nine-week, faith-based financial class offered at Tabor House Center at St. Anthony’s, 110 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572 on Tuesdays at 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. Contact for information:


Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20

Bob Hurd Concert and Workshop, Riverhead

St. John the Evangelist in Riverhead is hosting composer and liturgist Bob Hurd for a community concert on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and a workshop for music ministers on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details and tickets visit


Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28

Retiro “Motus Christi,” Huntington

Retiro “Motus Christi” en español para mujeres, dirigido por las Misioneras Identes, en el Seminario de la Inmaculada Concepción, Huntington. Costo: $200 por persona para habitación privada con baño privado. Contactar a la Hna. Loly, 917-684-5580, o bien a la Hna. Elaine, 347-844-0531.


Friday, November 2

Annual Dominican Gala, Woodbury

The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY will host their Annual Dominican Gala on Friday, November 2, 2018 at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Cocktails begin at 6p.m followed by dinner and dancing. This year the Congregation is proud to honor Al Roker, NBC’s meteorologist, and Sister Ave Clark, author and founder of the Heart to Heart Ministry in Bayside, NY. The Dominican Gala raises critical funds to support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Dominic. For more information about tickets or how you can support the event, please contact Mary Fuchs, Director of Advancement at (631) 842-6000 ext. 241 or



Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico, December 8 – 13, 2018

Join Spiritual Director Father Michael Plona of St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches for a 6 Day/5 Night Pilgrimage to the Shrine of  Our Lady of Guadalupe to be there on this Feast Day of our Blessed Mother. Daily Mass – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. $2099.00 with air from JFK. Call Cathie or Mike Milano at 631-569-2620 for more information.




June 23, 2018 – Kellenberg Memorial Reunions

All members of Kellenberg Memorial’s classes of 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 are invited to return to campus on Saturday, June 23, 2018, to celebrate their 20, 15, 10, and 5-year reunions (respectively). The evening will begin with Mass at 6 p.m., followed by private cocktail parties for each class from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information or to register online, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Mr. Thomas Huggard at or (516) 292-0200 x 375.


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.

  • Free Festival Admission
  • Fireworks 2 nights Wednesday & Saturday
  • Lots of exciting rides for the children and thrill seekers
  • Skill games for every age group
  • International Food Court
  • The Children’s Magic of Mark & Kym
  • Local Entertainment Stage
  • Air-Conditioned Las Vegas Games in Gym
  • Fr. Thomas Judge Knights of Columbus Famous Food Tent
  • Raffles & Daily 50/50
  • Zeppole Eating Contest Friday 9 PM

& Much, Much More!

Special discounted ride tickets may be purchased online at the following link: Buy tickets for St. Anthony’s 27th Family Feast & Festival TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS ADVANCE SALE $$$ SAVINGS YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR WRISTBAND BY 10 AM on Wednesday 6/27/18. YOUR PURCHASE CAN BE REDEEMED FOR ANY DAY OF EVENT ONSITE AT THE TICKET BOOTH (June 27 -July 1, 2018).