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Lenten Retreat, Oceanside

But who do you say that I am?” Mark 8.29. A four-week Lenten retreat in daily life in the spirit of Ignatius of Loyola. The retreat will be led by the Manresa Companions, formerly of Mt. Manresa Retreat House on Staten Island. The presenters are: Bob Giugliano, PhD clinical psychologist and spiritual director and Rick D’Aversa a long-standing member of the recovery community who has given days of recollection and talks on Ignatian spirituality and the spirituality of the 12 steps. Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29. Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free-will donation. Held in the Chapel of Tabor House – St. Anthony’s, 60 Anchor Avenue Oceanside NY 11572. Please RSVP to Karen Suero, ksuero@jesuits.org / 516-675-4012

 

Hearts Afire Lenten Retreat, Hicksville

Six Wednesday evenings 7:30-9 p.m. March 13; 20; 27; April 3; 10; May 1. Our Lady of Mercy, Lower Church Meeting Room. New participants need to arrive by 7 p.m. on March 13.  Registration due by March 11. Information: Retreat Coordinators: Peggy Clores 516-317-1740, Angela Manzi 516-938-8106

 

Thursday, March 21

Charismatic Renewal Night of Praise and Worship, Greenlawn

March 21, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, 29 Clay Pitts Rd, Greenlawn, Speaker: Kevin Connolly, Music by “Winds Of Flame.”

 

Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24

White Elephant Tag Sales, Island Park

Something for everyone and every taste – furniture, household and seasonal items, toys, books and much more. All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Parish. Sacred Heart Parish Center. 301 Long Beach Rd., Island Park. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 516 -432-0655.

 

March 24, 25, 26

Lenten Mission with Bishop Gerald Kicanas, bishop emeritus of Tucson, West Hempstead

St. Thomas the Apostle Church (24 Westminster Rd., West Hempstead) will host Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, bishop emeritus of Tucson, for three dynamic nights of spiritual renewal. On Sunday, March 24 Bishop Kicanas will preach an extended Mission Homily at the 6 p.m. Mass. At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26 he will lead a prayer service with Mission Sermon. All are invited. Please call 516-489-8585 with any questions. Bishop Kicanas has served as Bishop of Tucson, auxiliary bishop of Chicago and Rector of Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He has been Vice President of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Chair of the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Currently he chairs the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). He has served on a wide variety of USCCB committees including Migration, Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Diaconate, the Laity, Liturgy, Priestly Formation and Doctrine. He is currently serving as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Representing CRS, he has recently visited Nepal and Kenya.

 

Monday, March 25

Feast of the Annunciation Retreat Day, Manorville

“Fully Alive in the Fullness of Time;“  Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, 258 Eastport Manor Road. Begins at 10 a.m with Exposition and Rosary, followed by Mass at 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. conference; 3 p.m. solemn renewal of consecration. Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM presenter  631-325-0661

 

Tuesday, March 26

Liturgical Catechesis: The Eucharist, Merrick

Continues Tuesdays, April 30, and May 28,. All sessions at 7:30 p.m. Workshop series explaining various parts of the Mass from a theological and spiritual perspective. Presenter: Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski, Vicar for Liturgy and Worship.  Curé of Ars Parish School Auditorium, 2323 Merrick Ave., Merrick, NY 11566. Please call or email to register: Suzanne Lynn at 516-744-6850; westernvicariate@drvc.org or Curé of Ars / Merrick at 516-623-1400

 

Thursday, March 28

The Glass Half Full: Conversations with Father Dan O’Brien S.J., Oceanside

7:15 – 9 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place Oceanside. Free will offering, light snacks. Beer, wine, soda will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to Karen, ksuero@jesuits.org /516.675.4012

 

Thursday, March 28 

St. Brigid/OLH Annual Fashion Show & Dinner Celebrating 100 Years of Fashion, Westbury

Annual Fashion Show & Dinner on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westbury Manor featuring fashions from Century 21 department stores and jewelry by Fortunoff Fine Jewelry.  Tickets are $70 pp and include dinner, open bar, & valet parking.  Many chances to win great prizes from our basket & grand prize raffles or our silent auctions throughout the evening.  For more information email us at fashionshow@stbolh.org or purchase tickets online, go to  http://bit.ly/stbolhfashion

 

Thursday, March 28

Bible How To for Catechists

Our Lady of Grace, Babylon, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  For more information or to register online, please visit www.drvc-faith.org

 

March 29-31

Singles retreat for men & women, Glen Cove

Program theme:Live, Laugh & Love – Finding Joy in the Moment. March 29-31 2019. St Josaphat’s Retreat House, 1 E Beach Dr., Glen Cove NY, 11542. This weekend retreat is sponsored by St. Paul’s Cursilo, and includes an exciting program, lodging, delicious meals, movie/game night, Mass, and opportunities to make new friends. Cost of $200 includes everything; a commuter option is also available for $125 which includes everything except lodging. For more info & RSVP please contact Rachel at racheldevine33@gmail.com

 

Saturday, March 30

Bereavement Conference 2019 ”Grief Is…A Journey,” Huntington

Along with Office of Faith Formation of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Catholic Cemeteries will be holding our annual Bereavement Conference on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is ” Grief Is…A Journey.” This conference promises to be a very informative and beneficial experience for both the bereaved and those who minister to them . The conference will be held at St. Patrick Parish at 400 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. The conference registration fee of $40.00 per person includes breakfast and lunch.
For the full conference schedule, click the following link: Bereavement Conference Schedule and Details

To register for the conference, click this link: Bereavement Conference Registration

 

Saturday, March 30

Tomorrow’s Hope 5K and Fun Run, Garden City

Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation and Long Island Catholic Elementary schools will hold the 4th Annual 5K & Fun Run on Saturday, March 30, 8:30 a.m. Fun Run Start | 9 a.m. 5K Start. Hosted by St. Joseph School, 450 Franklin Avenue & Fourth Street, Garden City. Visit https://www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/events to sign up, learn about sponsorship opportunities, registration and more!

 

Saturday and Sunday, March 30 & 31

White Elephant Tag Sales, Island Park

Something for everyone and every taste – furniture, household and seasonal items, toys, books and much more. All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Parish. Sacred Heart Parish Center. 301 Long Beach Rd., Island Park. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 516 -432-0655.

 

Sunday, March 31

Book Talk: Emily Dickinson Called Back, Huntington

“Emily Dickinson Called Back,” with Dr. Beverly Lawn, who will separate myths from facts about the poet, and explore themes of death, time, and immortality in her poetry. Sunday March 31st at  2 p.m. FREE. Library at Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Lloyd Harbor. 631-423-0483 x141. No registration required. Refreshments will be served. http://www.icseminary.edu/library/

 

Thursday, April 4

Lenten Movie Night, Hicksville

View “The Case for Christ,” film based on the book and true story of an atheist’s mission to disprove the claims of Christianity utilizing both his journalistic and legal training. His quest ultimately leads him to become a Christian and his discoveries are a compelling gift to ALL Christians! March 15, 7 p.m. lower church meeting room, Our Lady of Mercy, 500 South Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville. Jointly hosted by Our Lady of Mercy’s Holy Name Society and Adult Education Team. Refreshments will be served. Please rsvp. Kevin McAvoy HNS President KJMAC203@aol.com 516-996-3489 or Peggy Clores Adult Ed imcon630@aol.com 516-317-1740

 

Saturday, April 6

Spirituality For Singles – Monthly Gathering, Williston Park

Our Monthly gathering for singles; discussion and socialization. Ages 35+; $5.00 donation – snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. This gathering will feature a guest performance. Saturday, April 6,  8:30 p.m., St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or spiritualityforsingles@gmail.com

 

Saturday April 6

Training of volunteers in Ministry to the Sick, West Islip

Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Islip, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.For more information or to register online, please visit www.drvc-faith.org

 

Sunday, April 7

Military Bridge, Hicksville

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Ignatius Parish hosts military bridge on April 7 at 1:30 p.m.  Msgr. Tarrant Hall in the St. Ignatius Old School on East Nicolai St. Hicksville. 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.

 

Sunday, April 7

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience, Patchogue

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers will present a two-hour Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 495 N. Ocean Ave. in Patchogue at 6 p.m. As part of this spiritual opportunity to draw nearer to God with Our Lady and St. Bernadette you will:

· immerse yourself in the Gospel Message of Lourdes as given by Our Lady to St. Bernadette

· have the opportunity to touch the Grotto Rock and to experience the healing grace of Lourdes Water
· receive a Eucharistic blessing and pray the Rosary
· receive a bottle of Lourdes Water
· prepare a petition to be placed in the Grotto in Lourdes , France
Come and encounter the healing grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Immaculate Mother.

Invite your family, children and friends. The next best thing to visiting Lourdes itself is a pilgrimage journey without the travel. A Plenary Indulgence is granted to all the faithful, under the usual conditions, who attend this Experience. For more information, call the Parish Office at 631-475-4739.

Sunday, April 7

Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville  Alumni Event
Did you attend: All Saints High School (Brooklyn, NY), Bishop McDonnell High School (Brooklyn, NY), Dominican Commercial High School (Jamaica, NY), Maria Regina Diocesan High School (Uniondale, NY), Queen of the Rosary Academy (Amityville, NY), St. Agnes Academic High School (College Point, NY), St. Agnes High School (Rockville Centre, NY), St. Albert’s High School (Brooklyn, NY), St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School (West Islip, NY), St. Joseph’s Mountain School (Monticello, NY)
St. Michael’s High School (Brooklyn, NY), St. Nicholas High School (Brooklyn, NY), Villa Maria Juniorate (Water Mill, NY)? If so, then we’re looking for you! The Sisters of St. Dominic would like to invite you to an alumni gathering on Sunday, April 7th 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at the Motherhouse in Amityville. Join classmates for a meet & greet with some of the Sisters who taught at your alma mater, tour the Motherhouse grounds, and gather for prayer at St. Albert’s Chapel. Tickets are $25 per person in advance ($30 day of event). Proceeds will support the mission of the Sisters. For more information about tickets or how you can support the event, please contact the Advancement Office at (631) 842-6000 ext. 246 or advancement@amityop.org.

 

April 12-14

Silent Retreat, Bay Shore 

Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM, leads silent retreat, “Let us consider gentle Jesus in His dying.” Montfort Spiritual Center, 26 South Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore. $175 per person (shared rooms) due with registration by April 5. Info at montfort06@gmail.com or 631-66-7500.

 

 Friday, April 12

Annual Hibernian Ball, East Islip

The Suffolk County Hibernians (Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc. and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.) are pleased to announce that Patricia Cremmins and Jerry Belmont will be this year’s honorees at the 28th Annual Hibernian Ball to be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Irish Coffee Pub, 131 Carleton Avenue, East Islip. Deadline for tickets: April 1st. Tickets: $85 per person and will not be sold at the door. Time: 7—11 p.m. Complete sit-down dinner, Open bar, Music by: Tommy Polito and the Sweetwater Band. For additional information, please contact: Chris 631.747.1187

 

Wednesday, April 17

The Office of Tenebrae, Lynbrook

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, Lynbrook. Tenebrae is a beautifully powerful way to prepare for Christ’s passion and resurrection. The Tenebrae Service alternates between spoken readings and sung psalms, chants, and choral music. The church lights are dimmed as candles are gradually extinguished throughout the service. At the conclusion the congregation departs in meditative silence and darkness.

 

Thursday, April 25

The Glass Half Full: Conversations with Father Dan O’Brien S.J., Oceanside

7:15 – 9 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place Oceanside. Free will offering, light snacks. Beer, wine, soda will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to Karen, ksuero@jesuits.org /516.675.4012

 

Saturday, May 4

St. Brigid/OLH Centennial Gala, New Hyde Park

Celebrating 100 Years of Catholic School Education on May 4th at 7:30 at The Inn at New Hyde Park with cocktails, dinner and dancing with an open bar and valet parking. For information & tickets go to http://bit.ly/stbolhgala or email us at gala@stbolh.org. You are also invited to join us at 5:00 p.m. Mass followed by school tours.

 

Thursday, May 23

The Glass Half Full: Conversations with Father Dan O’Brien S.J., Oceanside

7:15 – 9 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place Oceanside. Free will offering, light snacks. Beer, wine, soda will be available for purchase. Please RSVP to Karen, ksuero@jesuits.org /516.675.4012

 


 


 

REUNIONS

Sunday, April 7

Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville to host Alumni Event
Did you attend: All Saints High School (Brooklyn, NY), Bishop McDonnell High School (Brooklyn, NY), Dominican Commercial High School (Jamaica, NY), Maria Regina Diocesan High School (Uniondale, NY), Queen of the Rosary Academy (Amityville, NY), St. Agnes Academic High School (College Point, NY), St. Agnes High School (Rockville Centre, NY), St. Albert’s High School (Brooklyn, NY), St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School (West Islip, NY), St. Joseph’s Mountain School (Monticello, NY)
St. Michael’s High School (Brooklyn, NY), St. Nicholas High School (Brooklyn, NY), Villa Maria Juniorate (Water Mill, NY)? If so, then we’re looking for you! The Sisters of St. Dominic would like to invite you to an alumni gathering on Sunday, April 7th 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at the Motherhouse in Amityville.

Join classmates for a meet & greet with some of the Sisters who taught at your alma mater, tour the Motherhouse grounds, and gather for prayer at St. Albert’s Chapel. Tickets are $25 per person in advance ($30 day of event). Proceeds will support the mission of the Sisters.

For more information about tickets or how you can support the event, please contact the Advancement Office at (631) 842-6000 ext. 246 or advancement@amityop.org.

 

October 12, 2019

St. Anthony of Padua School, East Northport

Calling all classmates from 1958 to 1992 for a reunion October 12 in the school auditorium. For information contact the reunion committee stanthonyofpaduareunionenpt@yahoo.com or on Facebook Saint Anthony reunion

 

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

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.