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Friday, November 16

Billiards Fundraiser for Catholic Charities, NYC

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC is organizinga special Billiards Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities on Friday November 16, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Society Billiards in Manhattan. This event is NOT competitive. Beginners are welcome. We have five tables for two hours, and you will have the opportunity to play with different groups of people throughout the night as players will rotate from table to table. Don’t worry if you are coming alone. Most people do and we will introduce you. Registration and prepayment is required as space is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket price: $25.75 – $35.75 depending on how early you pay. To register and prepay, click here.


Friday, November 16

Chinese Auction, Hewlett

St. Joseph’s School, 1346 Broadway, Hewlett. Fabulous raffles and prizes.  Doors open at 6 p.m. For information please call 516-506-5949


Saturday, November 17 

Retreat Day, Bay Shore

Our help is in the name of the Lord: Elements of a Solid Catholic Prayer Life. Retreat Day at Montfort Spiritual Center, 26 So. Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore, with Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM. 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Preregistration is required. For information visit or call 631-472-0720.


Sunday, November 18

Free lecture: “Does God Exist? Thomas Aquinas’ Five Proofs”, Huntington

“Does God Exist? Thomas Aquinas’ Five Proofs” for a new generation with Professor Robert Delfino from St. John’s University. Based on his new book, Dr. Delfino will share Aquinas’ proofs in a way that is fun and easy to understand.  November 18, 2 – 4 p.m. Library, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Rd., Huntington, NY, 631-423-0483 x141. No registration required. Refreshments will be served.



Friday, November 30

Christmas Tree Lighting, Wading River

Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York’s 4th Annual Tree Lighting. Friday, November 30, 4 p.m.: sing along;  5:30 p.m.: Mass; tree lighting immediately after Mass.  At Msgr. John T. Fagan Campus, Msgr. Quinn Chapel, 2450 North Wading River Road, Wading River, NY 11792. RSVP: Camila Thielen, 718-875-3500 ext. 5640.


Saturday, December 1

Spirituality For Singles – Monthly Singles Gathering, Williston Park

St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Monthly gathering for singles; discussion and socialization. Ages 35+; $5.00 donation – snacks, pizza and beverages will be served.
Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or


Tuesday, December 4

St. Thomas the Apostle Holiday Bereavement Support, West Hempstead

St. Thomas the Apostle Bereavement Ministry will host an evening to assist those dealing with the loss of a loved one during this Christmas season on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center of St. Thomas the Apostle Church (downstairs from the main church at 24 Westminster Rd. in West Hempstead). The evening will begin with a short prayer service followed by the Bereavement Team’s presentation of special coping tips for this holiday season, then hospitality and an opportunity for conversation with Bereavement Team members. Please join us and let us help you through this difficult time. For more information, please call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465. All are welcome.


Saturday, December 8

St. Aidan Spirituality for Singles Annual Christmas Dance, Williston Park
December 8, 8:30 p.m. Msgr. Kirwin Hall, St. Aidan School, 325 Williston Avenue (north of Hillside Avenue)
Williston Park. The admission is $35 which includes a buffet, beverage, coffee, dessert, DJ, and of course dancing. For further information, call Ray Kubeskie at 516-561-6994.


Sunday, December 9

Indoor Christmas Fair, Island Park

Sacred Heart Parish Center, 301 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, NY 11558, 516-432-0655. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50/50 raffle and basket raffles, too. Santa Claus arrives at 1 p.m. (bring your camera). For vendor information, please call Barbara at 516-889-7597 (days)


Friday, January 18, 2019
March for Life, Washington, DC
For information visit the diocesan Respect Life website,



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.





Stella Maris H.S., Rockaway Park

Class of 1972 is planning a reunion in the Catskills in October 2018. Contact Colleen OBrien at


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.