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Friday, November 17

Chinese Auction, Holbrook

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1370 Grundy Avenue, Holbrook will be having its 21st annual Chinese Auction and Raffle on Friday, November 17. Doors open for viewing and ticket buying at 6 p.m. The auction will begin at 8 p.m. There is a $10 per seat admission charge which includes two sets of 15 tickets and free coffee & cake. Please no children. Extra sets of tickets, hot food, drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase. More than 300 great prizes including over 200 gift certificates, bed & breakfasts, East End winery package and a 50” flat screen TV, $100 in lottery tickets and a day cruise will be auctioned. Space is limited so arrive early.

 

Friday, November 17

Chinese Auction, Hewlett

St. Joseph’s School, 1346 Broadway, Hewlett. Doors open at 6 p.m. For info call 516-506-5949

 

Saturday, November 18

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of The Island, Manorville

The Prayer Groups of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will host a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island. The theme is: Those who shelter in Jesus will be in peace, joy in their times of anxiety. (Ps.34) Speaker: Harry Percy. Preacher: Rev. Father Michel Pierre Louis. Bus fee is $30. Buses will leave at 8:30 a.m. from St. Boniface, Elmont; St. Martha, Uniondale; St. Brigid, Westbury; Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Wyandanch and St. Anne, Brentwood. For information and reservations, call 516-678-5800 Ext. 407 or 636; or 516-354-0715

Saturday, November 18

Christmas Fair, Island Park

Sacred Heart Parish  23rd indoor Christmas Fair in the parish center – All Purpose Room, 301 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558  Saturday, November 18th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be arriving at 2 p.m. – Bring your camera.
Vendors, please call Barbara (516) 889-7597 to reserve your table.

Saturday, November 18

SS Cyril & Methodius Parish Anniversary Mass, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

SS Cyril and Methodius parish, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, invites all former parishioners to participate in its 100th anniversary celebration. Bishop Witold Mroziewski will celebrate a Polish/English bilingual Mass of thanksgiving at SS Cyril and Methodius Church, 161 Eagle St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. A banquet will follow Mass at Princess Manor. To reserve banquet tickets at $130 per person please contact the parish office at 718-389-4424 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm or via email at parish@cyrilandmethodius.org.

 

Sunday, November 19

Chesterton Book Talk, Huntington

Chesterton Book Talk in Seminary Library “The Man Who Was Thursday: Interpretation of a Nightmare.” Join scholar Donald Lospinuso for a talk that analyzes and explains this puzzling and delightful novel, a Chesterton favorite since 1908. Refreshments served. No reservation necessary Sun. Nov. 19th 2 – 4 pm Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Library, 4th floor 440, West Neck Road, Huntington, 631-423-0483 x 141, libraryweb@icseminary.edu

 

Sunday, November 19

The Love of Christ Compels Us Prayer Service, Farmingdale

A choral evening prayer service featuring the Farmingdale Ecumenical Choir with choristers from other congregations. A Celebration of Christian Unity and Reconciliation on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sunday, November 19, 4 p.m.
at St. Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church, Farmingdale. Preacher: Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop James Massa. Bishop Massa is a former executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
In attendance will be Diocese of Rockville Centre Bishop John O. Barres;  Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and Bishop Robert A. Rimbo, Bishop, Metropolitan New York Synod ELCA. Sponsored by The Long Island Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue. For information contact The Rev. George Summers, summers@optonline.net or 631-298-4918

 

Wednesday, November 29

Bus Trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA

Hosted by Mercy Medical Center Council of Leagues. Cost: $43 per person, which includes the driver’s tip. Give back: $30 slot play and $5 food voucher.  Please arrive at 8:30 am. Return approx. 8:30 pm. Parking: # 999 So. Oyster Bay Road (dead end). Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to “Mercy Leagues”.**The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **

 

Friday, December 1

The Phantom of the Opera, Fresh Meadows

The St. Francis Prep Alvernian Drama Society’s production. Friday, December 1st at 8 p. m., and Saturday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. in Prep’s Brother Ralph Clifford Memorial Auditorium, 6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Fresh Meadows, Queens.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the door.

 

Saturday December 2

St. James Church Christmas Fair, Setauket

St. James Parish Center, 429 Route 25A, Setauket 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit one of the largest presepios (nativity scene), shop with many vendors, take pictures with Santa, make-and-take crafts for kids, entertainment, food, refreshments and raffles. All are welcome! Free. Call 631-941-4141 for more info.

 

Saturday, December 2

The Phantom of the Opera, Fresh Meadows

The St. Francis Prep Alvernian Drama Society’s production on Friday, December 1st at 8 p. m., and Saturday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. in Prep’s Brother Ralph Clifford Memorial Auditorium, 6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the door.

 

Saturday, December 2

St. Jude RC Church Annual Christmas Fair, Mastic Beach

Come shop the vendors, food court, 50/50, Chinese auction and pictures with Santa. 89 Overlook Dr. Mastic Beach, NY 11951.
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more info please call 631-281-5743

 

Saturday, December 2

Spirituality for Singles – Monthly Singles Gathering, Williston Park

Our Monthly gathering for singles; discussion & socialization. Ages 35+; $5.00 donation – snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. This gathering will feature a Visual Art Presentation by Louise Cella Caruso. St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park, NY, 11596, 8:30 p.m. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or spiritualityforsingles@gmail.com

 

Sunday, December 3

Advent Lessons and Carols and International Peace Light Ceremony, Lindenhurst

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 210 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, presents “Advent Lessons and Carols” featuring the adult choir, cantors, youth band and youth choir featuring the Scriptures and beautiful music of Advent. Free Admission. For further details call: 631-226-7725. Sunday, December 3 at 7 p.m.

 

Saturday, December 9

Magnificat Breakfast, Uniondale

Magnificat, a ministry of Catholic women, will host a breakfast at The Hofstra Club. Speaker will be Amelia de la Fuente-Avellaneda sharing her journey from persecution in Cuba to freedom in the United States. The breakfast is $25 and pre-registration is required. Payment must be received by December 3. For information call Judy 917-453-5750

Wednesday, December 20

Holy Hour for Vocations, Huntington

Holy Hour for Vocations at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Doors open at 7 p.m. One hour to adore the Blessed Sacrament is a strong and powerful way to stay focused on the center of our faith — the essential part of the Christian Faith, meeting the Lord himself. Call or email the Vocations office for more information 516-678-5800 x214 or vocations@drvc.org

 

Sunday March 4, 2018

St. Patrick’s After Parade Party Knights of Columbus, Mineola
186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, Sunday March 4, 2018
2 p.m. to 7  p.m. Doors Open at Noon, free Aadmission
Live music by Billy and Jacinla, Irish food and drinks at reasonable prices


 

PILGRIMAGES

Cathie Milano from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogue is leading a pilgrimage to Ireland – Our Lady of Knock Shrine and Footsteps of St. Patrick over St. Patrick’s Day, March 14 – 22, 2018. Non-stop from JFK. Holy Mass everyday. Breakfast and dinner daily. For a flyer or more information please call Cathie or Mike Milano at 631-569-2620

 

 

REUNIONS

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


“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.