In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Various events around our Community.

The Annulment Process of the Catholic Church—Questions and answers Thu, Jan 25 from 7:00-8:00pm at Christ the King Church (Bishop McGann Room in the Family Center), 2 Indian Head Road in Commack. Speaker: Fr. Lee from the Diocesan Tribunal. Please be on time. All interested Catholics are invited.

For more information, call 631-864-1623.

At St. Joseph Renewal Center—The programs take place at St. Joseph Renewal Center at Montfort Spiritual Center, 26 S. Saxon Avenue in Bay Shore. We also offer the following programs are offered at St. Joseph Renewal Center at Montfort Retreat Center, 26 Saxon Avenue in Bay Shore:

  • Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, first Wednesday of the month beginning Sep 6 through Jun, 1:00 - 2:30pm. Free will offering.
  • Men 2 Men Gathering, second Saturday of the month beginning Sep 9 to August 2018. An offering of $20 includes breakfast.
  • A Gathering of Spiritual Women, second Tuesday of the month beginning Oct 10 through June 2018. Offering: $20. 
  • Woman’s Book Discussion, Wednesdays from 12:30 - 2:00pm Feb 28, and Mar 14 and 21. $15 per session.

For more information on these and other programs, call 631-647-8683 or visit

Bible Study Nights - in the Our Lady of Mercy Convent basement, Jan 8, Feb 5 and Apr 9 from 7:30-9:00pm. The December Bible Study will be led by OLM's Associate Pastor, Fr. Nasir Gulfam. The guest Priest/Deacon selects a Gospel that he is passionate about, studies the text with those in attendance, and answers questions. Bring your Bible. If you need a Bible, we have extras on hand. Our Lady of Mercy Parish is located at 500 South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville. Park in back of the Church. The convent basement is located to the right of the back of the Church. See the blue awning with the descending staircase.

Please call or email if you plan to attend or 516-317-1740. 

Eucharistic Retreat Day—Join the Missionaries of The Most Holy Eucharist for a Eucharistic Retreat Day on Sun, Jan 21 from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. The day includes hot breakfast and lunch, rosary, spiritual meditations, Holy Mass, confession, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, and First Blessings from our new priest Father Michael. Please bring a $35 donation with you on the day of the retreat.

Advance registration required. Email or call 631-629-6514.

Face the Truth Event—Long Island Coalition for Life for the Roe v. Wade Anniversary Memorial Face the Truth event on Sun, Jan 21 from 1:30-3:00pm. This peaceful public witness will be held on the sidewalk in front of Nassau University Medical Center (2201 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow), a hospital that commits abortions. Be a positive sign for LIFE! Signs provided. Sponsored by the Long Island Coalition for Life.

For more information, 631-243-1435 or

Join Fr. Mickey Bancroft Sailing Along Alaska’s Stunning Inside Passage—Jun 3 - 10, 2018 on Holland America’s Westerdam. Balcony and picture window cabins available.

For more information, 1-800-CATHOLIC, ext. 208 or email

Retreat in Assisi and Visit Rome - Fr. Jim McNamara invites you to a special retreat in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi Jun 15 – 25, 2018. Fr. McNamara will give two conferences a day for six days in Assisi with Mass each day in the various Churches. There is ample time for prayer and visiting the holy places. The entire city of Assisi becomes the retreat house. Accommodations at the Hotel Posta in Assisi, then spend three days in Rome at Domus Carmelitana, not far from St. Peter’s.

For further information, you can access the brochure at All arrangements are
being made by 206 Tours and you register through them. You can call Chris at 206 Tours: 800-206-8687 or email him at

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is pleased to offer Support Groups and Epm

  • Lactation Support Group – Tuesdays at 1:30pm
  • New Beginnings Maternity Tours—Tuesdays at 6:00pm
  • Infant CPR - Once a month at 7:30pm (Call for dates)
  • Infant Care Class – Every other month (Call for dates)
  • Stroke Support Group – Third Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm
  • Bariatric Support Group – First and Third Tuesday of every month
  • Dementia Support Group – Fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30pm
  • Parkinson’s Support Group - Fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm
  • Parkinson’s Young Onset – Second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
  • Breast Cancer Support Group -Fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30pm
  • The Lupus Alliance of LI/Q Support Group– Second Tuesday of the month
  • Diabetic Support Group– Second Saturday of the month at 9:30am
  • Caregivers of Chronically Ill/Disabled Spouse or Partner, Contact Rev. Mark Applewhite at 631-862-3104.
  • Tai Chi and Stepping on Classes available (Call for class schedule).

For information/registration for any of the above classes, call 631-870-3444 or visit

Volunteers Needed—Maria Regina Residence, located at 1725 Brentwood Road in Brentwood, is seeking compassionate men and women who are willing to volunteer their time in varied service areas (usually one morning or afternoon per week) in assisting residents in their wheelchairs, assisting with recreational service or other needs in the building. Maria Regina Residence is a 188-bed Skilled Nursing Facility under the care of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

For more information, contact Sister Mary Sheppard, CSJ at 631-299-3299.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter—I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever. Let the Lord feed and support your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Marriage Encounter weekends are February 9-11 and Apr 27-29 in Huntington.

For more information, call John & Toni Torio at 718-344-3700 or visit us at