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Mondays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27

Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists, Mastic Beach

Mondays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27,  6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. St. Jude Church, Mastic Beach. Register online at www.drvc-faith.org

 

Mondays, August 6, 20 and 27

Ministry of Consolation Course Offering Part 1

St. Rosalie Parish, Hampton Bays, Mondays, August 6, 20 and 27, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register online at www.drvc-faith.org

 

Wednesday, August 15

Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering Abortion Loss

An Evening of Prayer for Men is an opportunity to experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. The evening is directed by a spiritual team who have a sensitivity and a heart for those who suffer. The evening will consist of Mass, Dinner, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Adoration. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. To register or for more information please visit www.respectlife.drvc.org or call Project Rachel at 1-516-766-2538. All reservations and information will remain confidential.

 

Saturday, August 18

Secular Franciscan Identity and Mission Conference and Day of Prayer, South Huntington
Registration – 8:30-9 a.m.  Closing Mass 4-5 p.m .
Location: St. Anthony High School, 275 Wolf Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Cost: $25 per person, Brown bag lunch, some light refreshments provided.
For Information, Call: Mark Crean, OFS 631-698-5403 or email: IdentityMission@Optimum.net.

Conference will include different options throughout the day: Adoration; A Talk on Franciscan Men Spirituality as well as Franciscan Women Spirituality; Penitential service along with Reconciliation; Franciscan Religious Articles; Sobernost Foundation will be selling items to help third world countries. A chance to explore and Discern a Franciscan vocation;
Breakout sessions for the afternoon; and of Course… MASS!

 

 
Wednesday, August 22
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 Wednesday August 22,  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.

 

Thursday, Sept. 6 thru Sunday, Sept. 9

48th annual San Gennaro Feast, Island Park

Featuring plenty of food – think sausage and peppers, chicken parmigiana, eggplant, meatballs, pasta, prepared by our parishioners – hot dogs, burgers, pastry, rides, games of skill and chance, and a white elephant tent for bargain hunters! And admission is FREE! At Sacred Heart Church, 282 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558, 516 432-0655,  Sacredheartislandpark.com. Opening Mass 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, followed by street procession with the statue of San Gennaro.

Feast hours: Thursday, Sept. 6: 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 7: 5  to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 8, 3 p.m. to Midnight; Sunday, Sept. 9 1:30  to 9 p.m.

 

September 7-9, 2018

Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped thousands of couples worldwide experiencing all types of marital difficulties. For confidential information about the Retrouvaille program, or to register for the upcoming weekend that begins on Friday, September 7-9,  please call 1-800-470-2230 and you will be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help. Location: Immaculate Conception, Huntington, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington.

 

Saturday, September 15

Catechetical Congress, West Islip

Catechetical Congress at St. John the Baptist High School,West Islip. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register online at www.drvc-faith.org

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 6:00pm – 7:30pm 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.

 

Sunday, September 16
Lecture: “George MacDonald – The Grandfather of Christian Fantasy,” Huntington

Library, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Rd., Huntington, NY, 2 – 4 p.m.
Robert Trexler will explain why C. S. Lewis called MacDonald his “master,” and how MacDonald still influences writers such as Madelein L’Engle today. No registration required. Refreshments will be served. 631-423-0483 x141

 

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 reganhaight.jennifer@catholiccharities.cc

 

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

 

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.

 


 PILGRIMAGES

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  http://www.pilgrimages.com/drvc/

 

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

Join Spiritual Director Father Michael Plona of St. John the Evangilist 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.  http://www.pilgrimages.com/mandmtravel/mexico2/index.htm 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.

 


 

REUNIONS

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 www.kellenberg.org/reunion. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni Mr. Thomas Huggard at MrHuggard@kellenberg.org 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 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

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

 

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.

 

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

Register

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).