St. Patrick's Online Bulletin
Supporting the Work of our Diocese04-23-2017Rev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden
As we continue our fifty day celebration of Easter we look at the ways we rise above not only sin and evil, but most importantly how we rise to do good for others. During Lent our parish project was to help Fr. Shibi’s order in their work of offering shelter to the homeless and orphans in India. Our generosity was a sign of the Resurrection - we rose above our own concerns and comfort to help those who are truly destitute.
Today at Mass, a video of the Catholic Ministries Appeal will be presented to invite us to join with the other 132 parishes in our diocese to support the ways in which we who are the Catholic Church on Long Island reach out in so many ways to help those in need. Through our donations services are provided to senior citizens, single women carrying children in their wombs, to those struggling with addictions, and many others in need in various situations. One of the beneficiaries of the Appeal is the work Fr. Magaldi and many other priests in our diocese are doing in addition to serving in parishes, the ministry of reaching out as chaplains to the students in the colleges in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Fr. Magaldi is happy to serve the students at Stony Brook University. I am asking him to write about his work as a college chaplain in a future bulletin. I invite you to look below at some of the many ways the Catholic Ministries Appeal reaches out as the Catholic Church on Long Island. This is another opportunity to be part of a true Resurrection experience, where we rise above and beyond our own personal concerns and needs to the needs of our fellow residents in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. I believe in the Catholic Ministries Appeal and donate to it every year. I invite you to join with me in support of who we are as the Catholic Church right here on Long Island.READ MORE
Announcements & Events
A ministry that has taken root in our diocese called “The Ministry of Consolation” has become a vital part of our parish life, generating praise and appreciation. It is a ministry where lay people become involved in ministering to parishioners at the time of the funeral rites.
Churches now routinely offer online giving for church donations. There are many reasons for this. Fewer people are using cash and checks. Mass attendance at your home parish is usually interrupted by vacations, business trips, illness, snow storms, etc. and many people find it easier (and greener) to not have to deal with church envelopes.
Kids for Life will be having their monthly “Bottles for Babies” collection to help mothers and babies in need in our area.
Please recycle your bottles and cans and donate the money you receive to this worthy cause. Just look for the Baby Bottle Banks at the church exits.