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Thursday, May 24

School of Missionary Disciples Information Session, East Northport

Are you interested in: deepening your faith, renewing your prayer life, articulating your beliefs with confidence? Learn more about
DRVC School of Missionary Disciples. May 24, 7 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua, Alcove room, lower church. For more information visit


Thursday, May 31

SJC 28th Annual Golf Classic, Roslyn Harbor

St. Joseph’s College 28th Annual Golf Classic will honor Matthew J. Barbis ’94. The schedule for the day includes registration and brunch at 10 a.m.; shotgun tee-off at 12:30 p.m.; cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. All proceeds will support SJC student athletics. Where: Engineers Country Club, 55 Glenwood Road, Roslyn Harbor, NY When: 10 a.m. registration. RSVP: Jessica Meotti at 631.687.2655 or


Friday, June 1

Supermarket Bingo, Bellmore

Court Mother Seton #2413 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will host Supermarket Bingo on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School on Bedford Avenue, Bellmore. Admission is $5 and includes coffee and cake. For further information call Patricia at 516-795-2109.


Saturday, June 2

Life in the Spirit Seminar

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Joseph Prayer Center, 312 Maple Ave., Patchogue. Call (631) 730-6210 to register (no cost). Using AS BY A NEW PENTECOST – seven teachings to prepare for a new Life in the Spirit.


Saturday, June 2

Spirituality For Singles – Monthly Singles Gathering, Williston Park

Our monthly gathering for singles; discussion and socialization. This gathering will feature an interesting talk by renown author & musician Alex Basile. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:30 p.m. at St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park, NY, 11596. Ages 35+; $5.00 donation – snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or


Sunday, June 3

Corpus Christi Procession – Patchogue

12:30 p.m. Procession of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 495 North Ocean Ave in Patchogue following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Procession will be approximately 45 minutes on North Ocean Ave and Route 112. All are welcome to join our parish clergy, altar servers and Knights of Columbus. Procession ends in the church with Benediction. Suffolk County Police escort for our safety. For more information call the parish at 631-475-4739 or


Sunday, June 3

LAOH Suffolk County Board  – Boots on the Ground NY Fundraiser, Selden

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians partnering with Boots on the Ground NY Leaving No Veteran Behind  ( fundraiser at Hibernian Cultural Center, 80 Magnolia Drive, Selden, NY 11784. Sunday, June 3, 2018. 1:00 – 6:00 PM. Music by “Bangers and Mash”, “Kindred” “The Boston Burglars” and Victor Cuneen. $30 Admission. Irish Music, Raffles, 50/50. Cash bar and finger foods.


Saturday, June 9

Day of Renewal “Ignite the Flame,” Babylon

Diocese of Rockville Centre Catholic Charismatic Renewal presents Ignite the Flame, a day of renewal. 9 a.m – 4:15 p.m., Lunch included. St Joseph’s Parish, 39 N. Carll Ave. BabylonMore information and registration at


Sunday, June 10

Spring 2018 Desert Bread Workshops: Through the Great Arts of Catholicism, Huntington

A workshop series sponsored by the Friends of the Seminary, Sundays in Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Feed Your Mind Through Study of the Catholic Arts — Feed Your Soul Where Faith and the Arts Meet — Feed Your Body As We Break Bread Together — Feed the Poor Voluntary Donations are given to Local Food Pantries. Fee: $25 per session. What to Bring: notebook, pen, optional donation of non-perishable or canned item for local pantry. RSVP to Seminary Development Office, (631) 423-0483 x 102 – Workshops led by Professor Annabelle Moseley.


Tuesday, June 12

Night of Praise and Worship, Babylon

7:30 p.m.  St Joseph’s Parish, 39 N. Carll Ave., Babylon


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




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.