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Tuesday, December 3

St. Thomas the Apostle Holiday Bereavement Support, West Hempstead

St. Thomas the Apostle Bereavement Ministry will host an evening to assist those dealing with the loss of a loved one during this Christmas season on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center of St. Thomas the Apostle Church (downstairs from the main church at 24 Westminster Rd. in West Hempstead). The evening will begin with a short prayer service followed by the Bereavement Team’s presentation of special coping tips for this holiday season, then hospitality and an opportunity for conversation with Bereavement Team members. Please join us and let us help you through this difficult time. For more information, please call St. Thomas Human Services at 516-538-7465. All are welcome.

 

Starting Thursday, December 5

Bereavement Support Group, Lindenhurst

If you experienced a loss of a loved one, Our Lady Of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst has a Bereavement Support Group to help you through your grief. Each group cycle lasts for 9 weeks. Two separate groups are being offered in the upcoming cycle. One group starts on Thursday December 5, 2019 and runs through January 30,2 020 meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Our second group meets from noon-1:30 p.m on Saturdays beginning December 7, 2019 and ending February 1, 2020. A small donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. If interested, contact OLPH Rectory, 631-226-7725 x 212. OLPH address is 210 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY 11757

 

Friday, December 6

Christmas Wreath Making, Mineola

Corpus Christi Columbiettes are having a Christmas wreath making event on Friday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m. Cost $15 per person. Downstairs at the Knights of Columbus Hall,  186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola RSVP by November 30th to Marge Lunden at 516-269-9178 or to Ruthann Krupp at 516-221-6105.

 

Friday, December 6

O Antiphons Morning of Prayer, Oceanside

Tabor House – St. Anthony’s, 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside, NY, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lead by Irene Rush and Sister Thomas More. RSVP to Karen at ksuero@jesuits.org  or 516.675.4012

 

Saturday, December 7

Advent Lessons and Carols and International Peace Light Ceremony, Lindenhurst

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 210 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY presents “Advent Lessons and Carols” and International Peace Light Ceremony. Music led by the Combined Music Ministry, Organ and Brass. Free admission and hospitality following the performance. For further details call: 631-226-7725

 

Starting Saturday, December 7

Bereavement Support Group, Lindenhurst

If you experienced a loss of a loved one, Our Lady Of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst has a Bereavement Support Group to help you through your grief. Each group cycle lasts for 9 weeks. Two separate groups are being offered in the upcoming cycle. One group starts on Thursday December 5, 2019 and runs through January 30,2 020 meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Our second group meets from noon-1:30 p.m on Saturdays beginning December 7, 2019 and ending February 1, 2020. A small donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. If interested, contact OLPH Rectory, 631-226-7725 x 212. OLPH address is 210 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY 11757

 

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.

 

Sunday, December 8

Blood Drive, West Hempstead

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Blood Drive on Sunday, December 8, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm in the auditorium of St. Thomas the Apostle School (12 Westminster Rd., West Hempstead).  Questions?  Call George at 718-687-0156.

 

Sunday, December 8

Eucharistic Retreat with the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, Huntington

A day set aside to adore, reverence and love Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. Come abide with Him on this day which includes hot breakfast and lunch, spiritual mediations, Holy Mass, Confession, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction. Location: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee $35; Cash or check made out to Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. Contact Alison Ferrara at 631-896-0870 or send an email to mostholyeucharist@gmail.com to make a reservation. Please provide your name, email address, and phone number.

 

Sundays, December 8, 15, 22

Advent Reflection and Prayer, Oceanside

Evening of Reflection and Prayer on the coming of Jesus from the perspective of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Lead by Father Bret Stockdale, SJ. Tabor House – St. Anthony’s 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside, NY .Sundays December 1,8,15,22 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP to Karen at ksuero@jesuits.org or 516.675.4012

 

Thursday December 12

O Antiphons Morning of Prayer, Oceanside

Tabor House – St. Anthony’s 60 Anchor Avenue Oceanside NY  - 12:30 p.m. Lead by Joann Caramanico. RSVP to Karen at ksuero@jesuits.org or 516.675.4012

 

Friday, December 13

Christmas Concert, Rockville Centre

“Stay Awake, Watch, and Make Ready the Way of the Lord – Preparation for the Birth of Christ” concert at St. Agnes Cathedral, Friday evening, December 13, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral Choirs, Soloists, and Orchestra, Michael L. Bower, Conductor.
Seasonal Favorites will be presented by the Cathedral Chorale, the Choir of Men and Boys, Diocesan Boys/Teens Choir of Rockville Centre, Senior Girls Choir, Master Chorale 2013, Chamber Choirs, directed by Michael L. Bower.
Suggested ticket donation: $25. Pre-assigned seating. Please contact the Music Office: (516) 764-9578

 

Saturday, December 14

Advent Retreat Day, Bay Shore

Come and join us for a full day of retreat on December 14, 2019, with Father Hugh Gillespie, SMM. The Retreat is entitled: And her time was near. The day will begin in the Montfort Spiritual Center in Bay Shore at 8 a.m. with registration sign-in and a light continental breakfast. The day will include the Rosary, Mass, several conferences and lunch, concluding at approximately 4 p.m. M. Please note: Seating is limited, so register early. Contact 631-345-0661 or jrwparks@gmail.com

 

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

 

Sundays, December 15, 22

Advent Reflection and Prayer, Oceanside

Evening of Reflection and Prayer on the coming of Jesus from the perspective of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Lead by Father Bret Stockdale, SJ. Tabor House – St. Anthony’s 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside, NY .Sundays December 1,8,15,22 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP to Karen at ksuero@jesuits.org or 516.675.4012

 

Wednesday, December 18

Candlelight Carol Sing, Seaford

The Parish of Saint William the Abbot, 2000 Jackson Ave, Seaford, will hold its eighth Candlelight Carol Sing on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Attendees participate in singing familiar Christmas favorites as well as being entertained with the sounds of beautiful music provided by professional musicians, handbells and a wonderful group of singers. A featured moment of the evening is the singing of the familiar “Silent Night” carol with the church illuminated only by candlelight. Arriving early is recommended. Those arriving early (on or before 7 p.m.) will enjoy warm cider or hot chocolate on the front plaza around a fire while a brass quintet serenades them. Admission is free, although free-will offerings are accepted. Please bring your family and friends for an unforgettable event. For further information please contact the Music Ministries office at 516-781-3253 or by email at stwilliamsmusic@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, December 22

Advent Reflection and Prayer, Oceanside

Evening of Reflection and Prayer on the coming of Jesus from the perspective of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Lead by Father Bret Stockdale, SJ. Tabor House – St. Anthony’s 60 Anchor Avenue, Oceanside, NY .Sundays December 1,8,15,22 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP to Karen at ksuero@jesuits.org or 516.675.4012

 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ignite Conference, West Islip

A day of formation for adults on evangelizing youth. St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, 1170 Montauk Highway, West Islip. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Register here: tinyurl.com/y3fjpsya. More info email youthministry@drvc.org or call 516-678-5800 ext. 615.

 

Starting Monday, January 6

 Catholics Returning Home, Sayville

St. Lawrence the Martyr R.C. Church, corner of Main Street and Handsome Avenue, Sayville,  will conduct a series called Catholics Returning Home on six consecutive Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Church beginning January 6th. These sessions are for Catholics who have left the active practice of their faith and who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more details, call Maria Davidson at (631)
589-3160.

 

Friday, January 17

“Unplanned” Movie Showing, Malverne

UNPLANNED the movie will be shown on Friday, January 17th 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes School Hall,  76 Park Ave, Malverne. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Maryjane McQuade 516-599-5296


 

REUNIONS

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.