St. Patrick's Online Bulletin

Our Moral Direction

01-26-2020Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

With all the attention being paid to what is going on in Washington, D.C., one of the issues that surely needs coverage but is almost totally ignored is the Annual March For Life which took place this past Friday, January 24th in our nation's capital. Tens of thousands of people gathered once again to speak up for the defense of the children growing in the womb whose lives are threatened by abortion. Each year more than 900,000 abortions are performed in our country, and since the legalization of abortion in our country on January 22, 1973, more than 60 million children have lost their lives. There is a lot of controversy about the large number of immigrants seeking to enter our country illegally and what to do with them, but in the media and politically, nothing is be said about the havoc and horror wreaked by abortion. Why? Have we hardened our hearts, dulled our consciences, and become ambivalent? When I pray the breviary one of the introductory Psalms is Psalm 95 and these words jumped out last week as I was praying them:

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Financial Peace University

Jan 27, 2020 (weekly)

If you are interested in this class, which runs for 9 weeks, contact Parish Outreach at 631-265-2668 or spposm@optonline.net or message Greg at gmb8906@gmail.com.

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Scout Sunday

Feb 2, 2020: 10:30am

Religious awards will be presented to some of our scouts. We invite all parishioners who are scouts to join us at the 10:30am Mass!

Happy Anniversary

Feb 2, 2020: 12:00pm (every first Sunday of the month)

All couples who are celebrating their anniversary that month are invited to come forward and receive a special blessing for married couples. Weencourage all to participate in this special tribute.

Super Bowl Party

Feb 2, 2020: 4:30pm

Come enjoy the Super Bowl with the Knight of Columbus on Sun, Feb 2 at the Council Hall, 199 Smithtown Blvd. in Nesconset. Doors open at 4:30pm. All are welcome!

XLT Holy Hour

Feb 7, 2020: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

in the church

Life Teen Night

Feb 9, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sundays from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center following the 5:00pm Sunday Mass

Life Teen is for high school students, incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. For more information, please email us at spslifeteen@gmail.com

Life Teen Night

Feb 23, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sundays from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center following the 5:00pm Sunday Mass

Life Teen is for high school students, incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. For more information, please email us at spslifeteen@gmail.com

EDGE Night

Feb 28, 2020

Held monthly on Fridays from 7:00-9:00pm in Canning Hall
For students in grades 6-8

Edge Night

Feb 28, 2020

in Canning Hall

For middle school students.
Please email us at spslifeteen@gmail.com.

Life Teen Night

Mar 1, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sundays from 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Center following the 5:00pm Sunday Mass

Life Teen is for high school students, incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. For more information, please email us at spslifeteen@gmail.com