Letter from the Pastor

Today’s gospel text focuses on the observance of “the tradition of the Elders.” It included the collection of the legal interpretations of the written law regarded by the Scribes and Pharisees as having the same binding force as the Mosaic law itself. The collection is published in what is called the Talmud. These are traditions about the Sabbath, worship, clothing, marriage, business, work, as well as food.

It is believed that these traditions constituted ways of keeping Jewish identity as well as Judaism, the faith tradition of the Jewish people. The traditions were to enhance their practice of their faith in everyday life. Continue reading “Letter from the Pastor”

Food & Coat Drive – October 23 / 24

The Young Vincentians and the Knights of Columbus are having their annual Thanksgiving food drive and annual coat drive to benefit people on Long Island.  This is an excellent way to help people who are concerned about the basics – food, clothing, and shelter. The donations will go to our food pantry as well as churches that serve many of the island’s neediest areas.  Please help us to help people in our own community. 

We are thankful for your generosity and support.

Parish Social Ministry Pantry Needs

As always, your generosity has kept the pantry well stocked throughout the summer months.  This list is printable.  Click here to print.

Now, as the new school year begins, these are items we are especially in need of.  

JAR PASTA SAUCE
MAYONNAISE
VEGETABLE OIL
BOTTLED JUICE
COOKIES
CRACKERS
CHIPS
SNACKS
JELLY
PAPER TOWELS
NAPKINS
SHAMPOO
CONDITIONER
BAR SOAP

ITEMS SUCH AS:
MILK, EGGS, CHEESE, BUTTER, FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLES, BREAD
ARE NEEDED DESPERATELY AND MAY BE DROPPED OFF DURING OFFICE HOURS WHICH ARE MON-FRI 9:30 am -2:00 pm CURRENTLY.

As always, supermarket gift cards and gas cards are always in demand. 

Thank you for all the help. It is greatly appreciated.

God Bless,
Ele

Thank you!

The Parish Social Ministry and the New York Blood Center would like to thank everyone who came out for the recent Blood Drive on Columbus Day.  The Blood Drive was a great success, saving up to 162 lives!! Thank you.  We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus, especially Russell Merendino, Jeanne Gualteri and Joan Weber for all their efforts in making this a huge success.

The next blood drive will be held on Monday, January 17th, 2022.  Thank you again!

2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal

Living the Gospel – Through our Support of the CMA

During this final week of Lent – the Great Week, may we continue to grow in a spirit of holiness and mission so that we can truly be missionary disciples of our Lord.  Through prayer, almsgiving and service, we show our gratitude of God’s love for us. The Catholic Ministries Appeal gives us an opportunity to be stewards of God’s gifts in many different ways.  CLICK HERE for more information about the CMA.

Vivamos el evangelio – Mediante nuestro donativo a favor de la Campaña de Apoyo a los Ministerios Católicos (CMA)

Durante esta última semana de Cuaresma, en la Semana Santa de este año, continuemos creciendo en el espíritu de misión y santidad para que logremos convertirnos en verdaderos discípulos misioneros de nuestro Señor. A través de la oración, la ofrenda y el servicio, demostremos nuestra gratitud a Dios por el amor que nos da. La Campaña de Apoyo a los Ministerios Católicos nos ofrece diferentes formas de compartir los dones que Dios nos ha regalado. Haga clic aquí para más información.

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