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Saturday, December 12

Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing for Women, Huntington

The Sisters of Life walk in solidarity with those suffering after abortion on the journey of healing. They will host a Day of Prayer
at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 W Neck Rd, Huntington, on December 12. For more information or to register contact Sisters of Life at: 866.575.0075 (toll free) | hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org or Theresa Bonopartis: Lumina@postabortionhelp.org

 

Saturday, December 12

Be Your Own Santa: Beat the Holiday Blues, Oceanside

The holidays are a mixed blessing. They offer the opportunity to celebrate our religious and spiritual values, and enjoy festivities with family and friends. AND they can also trigger memories of Christmas past, toxic nostalgia around life losses, pressure from mandatory social obligations, and extra work like decorating, entertaining, and gift shopping. All of the above can make us feel anxious and overwhelmed, It is possible to create your own sense of order and freedom from stress. This year you can be your own Santa, and have a holiday spirit that fills your heart. Come to this special holiday retreat, learn about your deepest longings, and how to care for YOU! Where: Tabor Retreat Center, 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside; When: Saturday, December 12, 2015; Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Instructor: Duffy Spencer, Ph. D., LMHC; Cost: $79 (continental breakfast/lunch). To register, please call 516-536-3004 or visit www.taborretreatcenter.org.

 

Sunday, December 13

Handel’s Messiah, Rockville Centre

George Frederick Handel’s great Christmas Oratorio “The Messiah”  will be presented at St. Agnes Cathedral, Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, on Sunday, December 13,at  7:30 p.m.This is a special opportunity to hear this great masterwork right here in our own cathedral. Enjoy this festive traditional music sung by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, Chorale, the Master Chorale 2013, Soloists, and Orchestra. Guest Soloists: Daniel Bubeck, Counter-Tenor; Matthew Curran, Bass; Holliday Haynes, Alto Soloist; Christina Buxton, Soprano Soloist; Cindy Atkins, Soprano Soloist; Mr. Eric Carey, Tenor Soloist – making his professional oratorio soloist debut at St. Agnes (recently graduated from Peabody Conservatory, and a past Boy Soprano Chorister of the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys!) Michael L. Bower – Conductor. Suggested ticket donation: $15 & $10. Info. 516.764.9578

 

Sunday, December 13

Christmas Raffle and Chinese Auction, Riverhead

On Sunday, December 13th, McGann-Mercy will be holding its Annual Christmas Raffle and Chinese Auction between 2 and 5 p.m. at the school. Take a chance in the Christmas Raffle to be one of the “Ten Merry Winners,” including the grand prize of $20,000. McGann-Mercy High School Auditorium – 1225 Ostrander Avenue in Riverhead.For more information on the event or to purchase a Holiday Raffle ticket, please call Liz McBurnie in the Advancement Office at 631.727.5900, ext. 403 or go to the website: www.mcgann-mercy.org.

 

Saturday, December 19

Fall Preview Day: Undergraduate Studies, Patchogue

Visit St. Joseph’s College to learn more about our various bachelor’s degree programs, speak to admissions and financial aid representatives, find out about student life, take a campus tour and more.  SJC Long Island, McGann Conference Center, O’Connor Hall.  11 a.m. – noon. For more information or to RSVP, call 631.687.4500 or visit sjcny.edu/visitsjcli.

 

Sunday, December 20

Jesus is Born, Oceanside

Jesus is Born…hidden, holy and humble… Let us follow the way of the heart of Bethlehem! Where: Tabor Retreat Center, 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside; When: Sunday, December 20, 2015; Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM; Instructor: Sr. Ave Clark, OP; Cost: $20. To register, please call 516-536-3004 or visit www.taborretreatcenter.org.

 

Tuesdays, January 5, 19 and February 2, 16

Bariatric Surgery Support Group, West Islip

Information and support for patient’s pre-and post-surgery, 2:00 pm, Patio Café,  Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Monday, December 14

Advent Lecture, Hicksville

A special advent lecture on Mary, Called out of History, Time and Eternity, will be presented by Sister Suzanne LePre at  Our Lady of Mercy, 500 S. Oyster Bay Rd, 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.

 

Tuesdays January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, reunion March 1

Learn To Be Tobacco Free, Bay Shore

Six -week smoking cessation program. 6:00 pm, The Long Island Breast Help and Wellness Center, 32 Park Avenue, Bay Shore
For more information, please call (631) 376-4444.

 

Sunday, January 3

Epiphany Concert, Brentwood

Presented by The Diocesan Choir of Rockville Centre, Michael Wustrow, Director at Sacred Heart Chapel, Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood. Reception immediately following the concert.

 

Saturday, January 9

Bariatric Educational Seminar, West Islip
Presented by Edward Cussatti, MD. Saturday, January 9, (also February 13) 10:30 am Patio Café, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Saturday, January 9 

Spirituality For Singles – Monthly Gathering, East Williston

Our Monthly gathering for singles; discussion, meditation, socialization. Ages 35+;$5 donation – snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. Saturday, Jan 9, 8:30p.n., St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or spiritualityforsingles@gmail.com

 

Mondays, January 11, 25 and February 8, 22

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Information and support for patient’s pre-and post-surgery, 7:00 pm, Patio Café,  Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Tuesday, January 12 

“Mothers Circle of Hope” Support Group, West Islip

Tuesday, January 12 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Free Eight Sessions. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bus Trip to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA

Hosted by Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Hicksville, Monday, January 18. Cost: $42 per person, which includes the driver’s tip. Give back: $30 slot play and $5 food voucher. Time: Bus leaves at 9 a.m. sharp. Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. Return approx. 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Burns Avenue Elementary School, Burns Avenue, Hicksville. Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576. Please make checks payable to CDA. The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc.

 

Wednesday, January 27

Bariatric Educational Seminar, West Islip

Presented by Way Lee, MD. Wednesday, January 27, (also February 24) 6:00 pm, Patio Café, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Saturday, February 6

“Open Your Heart to Health” Bay Shore

Good Samaratin Hospital presents interactive information, tables and activities, Westfield South Shore Mall, Bay Shore, Lord and Taylor Court, For more information please call (631) 376-4444

Saturday, February 13

Bariatric Educational Seminar, West Islip
Presented by Edward Cussatti, MD. Saturday, February 13,  10:30 am Patio Café, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Monday, February 22

Blood Drive, West Islip

7:00 am – 9:00 pm. Good Samaritan Hospital Patio Café and Mobile units. For more information, please call (631) 376-4444

 

Wednesday, February 24

Bariatric Educational Seminar, West Islip

Presented by Way Lee, MD. Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 pm, Patio Café, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. For more information, please call (631) 376-4444


 

 PILGRIMAGES

 


 

REUNIONS

Bishop McDonnell High School

On Saturday, Apr 23, 2016, there will be a Bishop McDonnell HS Reunion for the classes of 1941,’46,’51,’56,’61,’66,’71. Mass at OL of Solace at 11:30, reception at Gargiulo’s restaurant  in Bklyn,NY. Free parking in both places. Guests and other grads are welcome, $90 per person. Contact Rita Maloney  rmaloney@blmhs.org or 718-857-2700 ext 2253.

 

Catherine McAuley Alumnae Association

The McAuley Spirit lives on in us!

Take this opportunity to re-connect with friends, celebrate milestone birthdays, and feel like you’re 18 again!

Send an Email to mdempseymcauley@gmail.com if you are interested in being a member of the Alumnae Association.

 

St. James School, Seaford, class of 1976

We are looking for all classmates of Graduation Class of 1976 as we are planning a reunion and can not have it without you. If you know of any classmate of 1976 please forward this to them.  Contact: Jill Marie Delano, 516-448-4462, jill.delano@aol.com

 

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 Wednesday of each month – - 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 Wednesday of the month, 7:00 to 9:30 PM, September through June in the Delaney (St. James) Parish Center Hall.  Meetings include various programs, speakers, dinners, parties or playing cards and games and always end our meetings with coffee, tea and cake.  NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.  Any questions please call Ruth Miller at 516-735-8048 or St. James Parish Center, 516-731-3710. Dues for the year  is $25.  Please make your checks payable to ST. JAMES PARISH.

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

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.