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Tuesday, October 29

Healing Mass, Franklin Square

Generational Healing Mass, October 29th at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 33 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square. Celebrant: Father Kevin Joyce, formerly from Long Island, founder of His Global Love of Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Saturday, November 9

St. Raymond’s Sodality of Our Lady’s Christmas Fair, East Rockaway

Pictures with Santa, bake shop, home-made knits & crafts, country kitchen, jewelry, toys, lottery wreath, money tree, lucky bucks, iPad raffle, sweepstakes plus other items of interest.  Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. St. Raymond School Cafeteria, 263 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518. Contact: sodalityofourlady@gmail.com

 

Sunday, November 10

Rock Out Hunger Concert, Bay Shore

Saint Mary’s of East Islip proudly announces its 10th Rock Out Hunger Concert featuring Clyde McPhatters Drifters at Boulton Center, Bay Shore, November 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to benefit St Mary’s Food Pantry.  Boulton Center box office www.boultoncenter.org, 631-969-1101

 

Thursday through Saturday, November 21-23

National Black Catholic History Month Revival, Valley Stream

The Office of Multicultural Diversity-Catholics of African Ancestry-Haitian American Apostolate Ministry-Nigerian Igbo Apostolate of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, presents a National Black Catholic History Month Revival. Revivalist: Father Emmanuel C. Obimma, Thursday through Saturday, November 21-23, For more information please visit the website: http://www.drvcmulticulturaldiversity.com/ or contact Mrs. Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski at 516-678-5800 Ext 239

 

Friday, November 22

Supermarket Bingo, Hicksville

The Joseph Barry Columbiettes are sponsoring a Supermarket Bingo on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. / Games begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $8 per person in advance or $10 per person at the door. Admission includes one set of cards / Additional cards and specials will be available. Raffles, Lottery Board and 50/50 will also be available. Coffee, tea and cake will be served / Cash Bar. Reservations are strongly recommended - Call Louise at 516-938-0963 or Ronnie at 516-428-3245.

 

Saturday, November 23

International Night, Mineola

Corpus Christi Council Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola. Saturday, November 23 from 7  to 11 p.m. Food: Italian, Polish and German buffet, coffee, dessert. Music and dancing. Open bar. Raffles and prizes. $60 per person. Reservations only. No walk-ins. Contact Dan 516-808-5019 or Stu 631-275-2169

 

Tuesday, November 26

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

Hosted by Mercy Medical Center Council of Leagues. When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019. 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 or Karen at (516)937-5527. Please make checks payable to “Mercy Leagues”. **The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc. **

 

Sunday, December 8

25th Annual Indoor Christmas Fair, Island Park

At Sacred Heart Parish Center, 301 Long Beach Rd, Island Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at 1 p.m. (bring your camera). Also 50/50 and basket raffles. Information at 516-432-0655. VENDORS: Call Barbara at 516 889 7597 to reserve a table.

 

Saturday, December 14

Scott Hahn at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patchogue

Don’t miss Scott Hahn at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Patchogue on Saturday, December 14. Study Scripture with one of the Church’s most renowned biblical scholars today. Go deeper into the riches of our Catholic faith—register at https://stpaulcenter.com/longisland/ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  495 North Ocean Ave,
Patchogue, NY 11772, (631)-475-4739

 

 

REUNIONS

Saturday, November 9

Bishop Reilly High School Reunion

Were you or someone you know in the last graduating class [1974] of Bishop Reilly High School in Fresh Meadows, NY? The BRHS Class of 1974 will celebrate its 45th Anniversary of graduation on Saturday, November 9, 2019. To be added to the contact list and receive further information, please send an email to BRHS1974@aol.com.

 

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.