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Friday, February 14 

Caregivers Day of Prayer, Oceanside

Many of us are bearing the burden dealing with elderly parents, relatives, children with disabilities and friends. There are many of us who have already made this journey. You are invited to spend a morning of support with God. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Tabor House – St. Anthony’s, 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside. Information: Karen at ksuero@jesuits.org or 516.675.4012

 

Thursday, February 20

Regional Prayer Meeting, Bohemia

7:30 p.m. Regional Prayer Meeting at St John Nepomucene Church, 1140 Locust Avenue, Bohemia, NY

 

Saturday, February 22

Selecting Music for Mass Workshop

Are you a parish musician looking for direction on how to choose uplifting, beautiful, and singable music for your congregation? Are you eager to learn more about the Church’s understanding of the role of sacred music at Mass?  February 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers. Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka, DMA, Professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary. Registration Fee: $20. Register at: nyliturgy.org/musicworkshop  More information: liturgy@archny.org or 914-968-6200, x 8177

 

Mondays, February 24, March 2, 9, 16, and 23

Basic Religious Studies Course: New Testament, Manhasset

St. Mary’s Elementary School Building, Manhasset. Register Online www.drvc-faith.org

 

Sunday March 1
St. Patrick’s After Parade Party, Mineola

Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. Doors open at noon. Free admission. Live Music by Billy and Jacinla. Irish food and drinks at reasonable prices.

 

Wednesdays, Beginning March 4

Divorce & Beyond Support Group, Melville

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Melville, Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 2020. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Register at www.drvc-faith.org

 

Saturday, March 7

Day of Prayer and Reflection for Liturgical Ministers, Yonkers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, lectors, ushers and parish musicians are invited to gather together to reflect on the meaning of the Easter Triduum and discover its deep meaning for their lives, their ministry and their parish communities. This day of prayer and reflection will include presentations by Dr. Donna Eschenauer, associate dean and associate professor of pastoral theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary, and author of “A Journey Through the Three Days: Theological Reflections on the Paschal Triduum.” 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers. Registration Fee: $30 (includes lunch). Register at: nyliturgy.org/dayofprayer. More information: liturgy@archny.org or 914-968-6200, x 8177

 

Tuesdays, Beginning March 10

Catechist Training Level II, Setauket

Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31, St. James, Setauket, 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. Register online www.drvc-faith.org

 

Tuesday,  March 10

Regional Prayer Meeting, Manorville

7:30 p.m. Regional Prayer Meeting at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Manorville.

 

Saturday, March 14

St.Patrick’s Day Dinner, Dance & Show, Lynbrook

8 p.m. to midnight at Maris Stella Council Knights of Columbus, 78 Hempstead Ave. Lynbrook.  $50 pp includes corned beef or chicken dinner and dessert, open bar, keg of Guinness, performances by Irish step dancers and pipes & drums, DJ, raffle baskets & 50/50. RSVP by 2/29- Bill 516-812-8566

 

Saturday, March 14

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Selden

AOH Division 8 Hibernian Hall, 80 Magnolia Drive, Selden, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 14. Cost: $40 pp includes buffet dinner, soda bread, coffee, tea & dessert. Music by the Boston Burglars.  MUST CALL IN ADVANCE to reserve.  Call Pat (631) 846-3106 or Mike (631) 828-1711

 

Saturday, March 21

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Sunday, March 22

Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea, Roosevelt

This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding human dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue. The mother and daughter will look at how they are “wonderfully made” creations of God. We welcome mothers (or a mother figure such as grandmother or aunt) and their daughters (5th grade through 8th grade) Sunday, March 22 – Queen of the Most Holy Rosary – 196 W Centennial Ave, Roosevelt,  1 – 4 p.m. Fee: $25 for mother/daughter; $5 for each additional young lady; $5 for each additional adult female, must accompany a registrant. Light lunch: English afternoon tea (scones, light sandwiches, tea and juice). For more information or the register call: 631-698-3149 or click here.

 

Saturdays, beginning March 28

Bereavement Ministry Facilitator Training, East Islip

Level I & II Course at St. Mary’s, East Islip, Saturday, March 28; April 4, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and June 6. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register Online www.drvc-faith.org

 

 

Sunday, March 29 

Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea, Setauket

This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding human dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue. The mother and daughter will look at how they are “wonderfully made” creations of God. We welcome mothers (or a mother figure such as grandmother or aunt) and their daughters (5th grade through 8th grade) Sunday, March 29  at St. James, 429 NY-25A, Setauket, 1 – 4 p.m. Fee: $25 for mother/daughter; $5 for each additional young lady; $5 for each additional adult female, must accompany a registrant. Light lunch: English afternoon tea (scones, light sandwiches, tea and juice). For more information or the register call: 631-698-3149 or click here.

Tuesday, March 31

Bus Trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly Sands) Casino Bethlehem, PA

For the Benefit of Cambridge Court, Bethpage, NY. When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Cost: $43 per person, which includes the driver’s tip. Give back: $35 slot play. Time: Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. Return approx. 8:30 p.m. Parking: # 999 So. Oyster Bay Road (on the street in the dead end). Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to “Cambridge Court”. **The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **

 

Mondays, March 30, April 6, 20, 27, and May 4

Basic Religious Studies Course: Christology, Manhasset

St. Mary’s Elementary School Building, Manhasset. Register Online www.drvc-faith.org

 

Saturday, April 4

The Rockinghams Show, Mineola

Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola at 7 p.m. $60 per person Open bar, Italian buffet, dessert, coffee. Reservations only. Please mail Checks Payable to Corpus Christi Council #2502 to Tom Kelly, 68 Jerome Ave., Mineola NY 11501,  516-642-3242

 

Sunday, April 19

Irish Music, Selden

An afternoon of Irish music featuring singer/songwriter Dee Reilly at AOH Div 8 Hall, corner of Washington Heights Ave. and Magnolia Drive, off Middle Country Road (Rt. 25).. Fundraiser for the Thomas Clarke AOH Division 8 Charities. Admission price of $30 pp includes snacks, coffee, tea and cake. Cash bar available. Contact Jim Condon 631-473-2806 or Rich Cremmins 631-645-5184 for reservations.

 

Sunday, April 19 

Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea, Hampton Bays

This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding human dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue. The mother and daughter will look at how they are “wonderfully made” creations of God. We welcome mothers (or a mother figure such as grandmother or aunt) and their daughters (5th grade through 8th grade). Sunday, April 19 at St. Rosalie , 31 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bay; 1 – 4 p.m. Fee: $25 for mother/daughter; $5 for each additional young lady; $5 for each additional adult female, must accompany a registrant. Light lunch: English afternoon tea (scones, light sandwiches, tea and juice). For more information or the register call: 631-698-3149 or click here.

 

Monday,  April 27

Regional Prayer Meeting, Sea Cliff

7:30 p.m. Regional Prayer Meeting at St Boniface Martyr Church, 145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff.

 

Sunday,  May 10

Praise and Worship on the Rock, Manorville

7 p.m. Praise and Worship on the Rock at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Manorville

 

Mondays, May 11, 18, June 1, 8, and 15
Basic Religious Studies Course: Church, Manhasset

St. Mary’s Elementary School Building, Manhasset. Register Online www.drvc-faith.org

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PILGRIMAGES

Oberammergau Passion Play Catholic Pilgrimage, September 8 – 19, 2020

Pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany plus Austria and Switzerland!
Air from JFK, Mass Daily, Breakfast & Dinner Daily, $5,299.00. September 8 – 19, 2020
Call Cathie or Mike Milano for a flyer or more information, 631-569-2620
Fatima/Lourdes/Barcelona Catholic Pilgrimage, October 4 -16, 2020

Join Father Don Baier from the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish on pilgrimage
to Fatima/Lourdes/Santiago De Compostela and Barcelona. October 4 -16, 2020.
Air from JFK, Mass Daily, Breakfast & Dinner Daily, $3,599.00
Call Cathie or Mike Milano for a flyer or more information, 631-569-2620
Holy Land Catholic Pilgrimage, November 5 – 16, 2020

Join Father Will Tarraza from St. Joseph the Worker Parish on pilgrimage to
The Holy Land November 5 – 16, 2020, with an optional pre tour to Jordan,
Air from JFK, Mass Daily, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily, $4,399.00
Call Cathie or Mike Milano for a flyer or more information, 631-569-2620

 

REUNIONS

Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn

Did you or someone you know attend Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn? McAuley’s Annual Reunion for all graduates will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Russo’s On the Bay in Howard Beach, Queens. To be added to the contact list and receive further information, please send an email to mdempseymcauley@gmail.com.

 

St. Luke School, Whitestone

Were you or someone you know in the graduating class of 1970 of St. Luke School, Whitestone? The Class of 1970 will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of graduation in 2020. To be added to the contact list and receive further information, please send an email to jande81@aol.com.

 

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

 

Sundays, October thru June

Our Lady of Mercy Adult Ed sessions, Hicksville

Sundays in the convent basement, 10 -11:45 a.m. Adult ed sessions provide a great way to to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the Church and to become the best version of yourself. Visit our website for more information. Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 500 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville. Convent basement is to the right of the back of the Church and is accessed by a descending staircase on the outside of the building. Questions? Peggy Clores: imcon630@aol.com or Chuck Ruppert: chuck.ruppert@milliken.com

 

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.