Number of Catholics Continues to Rise Worldwide

World Mission Sunday: number of Catholics continues to rise worldwide

Vatican City, Oct 16, 2020 (CNA).- The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted by the Vatican ahead of the 2020 World Mission Sunday.   Continue reading…

Wedding Anniversary Mass

It has been our Parish tradition to celebrate Wedding Anniversaries on the “5’s” for many years.  2020 has proven, once again to be a year of firsts and a year of changes and disappointments.  Because of the Pandemic crisis, we have been obligated to cancel our Parish celebration of Wedding Anniversary Mass. 

It is with deep regret and sadness that this joy–filled Parish event will not be held in 2020.  However, we have scheduled this Blessed Celebration for the new – and hopefully better year in 2021!  We are so confident that the New Year will bring us back to some normalcy – your Parish has scheduled our next Wedding Anniversary Mass and repast for Friday, October 22nd, 2021 @ 7:00 PM in our Church with hospitality scheduled to take place immediately following in the Parish Auditorium. 

Many reminders will be sent out in the coming year!  However, if you are so inclined, please mark your 2021 Calendar for this Celebration of Married Love.

Thank you for your understanding and may all celebrating a Wedding Anniversary – have a most God–Blessed Celebration.

Thanksgiving – Decorate a Box

Would You Like to Decorate A Box For Thanksgiving?

We are just beginning our Thanksgiving preparations. Each year we give families in need a Thanksgiving Basket (box) filled with food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to help, please consider decorating a cardboard box (approximately 18″ X 20″). Some suggestions are to cover the outside of the box with colored paper, wrapping paper, or a fall/Thanksgiving plastic tablecloth. Also, hand-drawn Thanksgiving pictures are a nice added touch. There is no right or wrong way — feel free to use your imagination. This can be a fun family project — a time to share our blessings with those in need.

Do not feel obligated to fill the boxes with food. We would be happy to simply receive a decorated box that we would then fill with food donated to the pantry. However, if you would like to donate food for these boxes, please refer to the list of needed food items.

We will be giving these boxes to families in our community as well as other Long Island parishes and some Charitable Organizations.

Please return decorated boxes as soon as possible but no later than the week of November 13th.

Thank you,
Ele Ruth Melendez, Director
Parish Social Ministry

Mass Cards

Mass Cards, Altar Candles. Eucharistic Bread & Wine and Altar Flowers are still available even though the Pastoral Center is Closed.

If you need a Mass Card etc. please call 516-785-2333 X 202 or 203. Please leave a message.

The Pastoral Center is closed but we are working from home and will return your call. We will mail your Mass Card anywhere you need it to go.