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Friday, January 10

The Spirituality of the Thailand Cave Boys Rescue, Oceanside

With Deacon Tom Evrard, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 7 – 9 p.m..Tabor House – St. Anthony’s 60 Anchor Ave., Oceanside. RSVP to Karen Suero ksuero@jesuits.org / 516.675.4012

 

Wednesdays, Starting January 15 or Thursdays, Starting January 16
RCIA Level I 
Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon
Wednesdays, January 15 22, 29 and February 19, 6:30  to 9 p.m.
Or
St Martin of Tours, Bethpage
Thursdays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, and 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Information and registration online www.drvc-faith.org

 

Friday, January 17

“Unplanned” Movie Showing, Malverne

UNPLANNED the movie will be shown on Friday, January 17th 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes School Hall,  76 Park Ave, Malverne. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Maryjane McQuade 516-599-5296

 

Sunday, January 19

Roe v. Wade Anniversary Face the Truth Pro-Life Event, East Meadow

1:30 -3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Nassau University Medical Center (2201 Hempstead Tpke., E Meadow). Signs provided. Rain or shine. This peaceful public witness is sponsored by LI Coalition for Life: 631-243-1435, info@prolifeLI.org.

 

Wednesdays, Starting January 29

Ministry of Consolation Level I, Williston Park

At St. Aidan, Williston Park 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wednesdays, January 22, 29; February 5, and 12.
Register Online www.drvc-faith.org

 

Friday, January 24

Living in the Present Moment, Oceanside

With Joan McGovern, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; 7  – 9 p.m.  Tabor House – St. Anthony’s 60 Anchor Ave., Oceanside. RSVP to Karen Suero ksuero@jesuits.org / 516.675.4012

 

Sunday, January 26

Military Bridge, Hicksville

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Ignatius Parish Hicksville is hosting Military Bridge on Junary 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Msgr. Tarrant Hall. Msgr. Tarrant Hall is in the St. Ignatius Old School on East Nicolai St. The Hall is handicapped accessible. Walk-ins are welcome. No experience is necessary to play. Everyone goes home with a prize. Cost: $10.00 per person, cake & coffee/tea are included. For more information call Margaret at 516-822-6087 or CDA869court@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, January 28

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

Hosted by Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Hicksville. 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 “CDA”. **The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **

 

Saturday, February 1

Planning Catholic Funeral Liturgies Workshop, Yonkers

When a loved one dies, we want to prepare a beautiful funeral Mass, but the burden of grief can make this difficult. Learn how to prepare a prayerful and beautiful funeral liturgy that gives glory to God and honors the deceased in Christ. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers. Presenter: Father Matthew Ernest, S.T.D., Professor of Liturgy at St. Joseph’s Seminary. Registration Fee: $15. Register at: nyliturgy.org/funeralworkshop  More information: liturgy@archny.org or 914-968-6200, x 8177

 

Sunday, February 2

Free Lecture in Seminary Library, Huntington

“Return to the Holy Land – The Sequels.” Join speaker Dan Searby as he shares his various pilgrimages through Israel and Palestine with us. There will be some music, humor, politics and hopefully, insha’Allah, some spirituality, and like all pilgrimages, you will either return home safely or go straight to heaven.  February 2, 2 – 4 p.m. in the library, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Rd., Huntington, libraryweb@icseminary.edu, 631-423-0483 x 141.No reservations required. Refreshments will be served.

 

Wednesdays, Beginning February 5

Bereavement Support Group, West Babylon

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one Our Lady of Grace church 666 Albin Ave., West Babylon has formed a Bereavement Support Group to help you through your grief. Beginning on Feb. 5, the sessions are 90 minutes and run for 9 weeks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Anyone interested may contact John Laszewski 631-874-0210 or Fran Kish 631-587-1578. A small donation to cover materials is requested.

 

Thursdays, Beginning February 6

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry, Coram

Thursdays, February 6, 13, 27; March 12, and 19 at St. Frances Cabrini, Coram, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register Online www.drvc-faith.org
Class will also be offered on Monday evenings in Roosevelt. See below.
Mondays, Beginning February 10

 

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry, Roosevelt

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt, Mondays, February 10, 24; March 2, 9, and 16. 6:30  to 8:30 p.m. Register Online www.drvc-faith.org

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday, March 21

2020-bereavement


 

 

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

 

 

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

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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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.