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Thursday, August 29

Healing Mass, Freeport

Diocese of Rockville Centre Office of the Charismatic Renewal Healing Mass, Thursday August 29, at  7 p.m. Celebrant: Father Jeffry Dillon. Our Holy Redeemer RC Church, 37 S. Ocean Ave. Freeport.


Saturday, September 7

Spirituality For Singles – Monthly Singles 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 the talented music duo Jay & Sandy Saturday, Sept 7, 2019, 8:30 p.m., St. Aidan Parish, 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park. Contact: Ray (516) 561-6994 or


Thursday, September 12

Magnificat Dinner, West Hempstead

Magnificat, a Ministry to Catholic Women, cordially invites you to attend a dinner on September 12th at 6 p.m. at Pompei Restaurant in West Hempstead,. Our guest speaker will be Elizabeth Nabet, author of the book “Blessed by Autism and Other Trials..  The dinner is $50 per person and pre-registration is required.  Please make checks payable to “Magnificat” and mail to:  Judy Murphy, 42 Pinehurst Street, Lido Beach, NY 11561.  Checks must be received by September 9th. Please note that payment will not be accepted at the door.  For additional information, please contact Judy at (917) 453-5750.  Come and bring a friend for an evening of fellowship, refreshment, and worship!


Tuesdays, September 17, 24, October 1st, 8, 15, 22

Book Discussion, Oceanside

Book discussion lead by Karen Silver on “A Friendship Like No Other” by William Barry, S.J.  *Attendees are responsible for purchasing the book. Throughout “A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God’s Amazing Embrace,” renowned spiritual director William Barry, S.J., explores the premise that God wants to relate to us as a close friend. Grounded in biblical tradition and with a clear focus on Ignatian spirituality, this book offers a fresh, heart-changing approach to living joyfully in the freedom of the divine embrace. Tuesdays, Tabor House – St. Anthony’s Chapel,  60 Anchor Ave., Oceanside, RSVP to Karen 516.675.4012 /


Saturday, September 28 

Pilgrimage to St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Upper Manhattan 

Led by Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM. Departing at 8 a.m. from Montfort Spiritual Center, Bay Shore, and returning 5 p.m. For information 631-325-0661 or visit


Thursday, October 17

Nassau County Boy Scouts Design, Construction, and Real Estate Dinner, East Meadow

The Nassau County Boy Scouts of America, Theodore Roosevelt Council will hold its annual Design, Construction and Real Estate Dinner at The Carltun at Eisenhower Park on October 17th to benefit local Scouting programs. Former New York Giant Sean Landeta will be the guest speaker and this year’s honoree is Anthony Bartone, managing partner, Terwilliger & Bartone Properties of Farmingdale. Sponsorship opportunities and registration forms here.




Greece & Turkey, October 8-19

Father Richard McAlear, OMI invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to Greece & Turkey with a 4-day Aegean Cruise, October 8-19, 2019 ”In the Footsteps of St. Paul” Mass will be celebrated daily. Visit for more information. Fr Richard McAlear, OMI Ministry of Hope & Healing.




October 12

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 or on Facebook Saint Anthony reunion

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


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


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


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



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