In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Blood Drive—Holy Cross Parish is holding its annual Blood Drive on Tue, Jul 25 from 2:30 - 8:15pm. Holy Cross is located at 95 Old Nichols Road in Nesconset.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 631-265-2200, ext. 13. or email

Bus trip to Arthur Avenue for Ferragosto–Sponsored by the Dr. VIncenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319, Sons of Italy on Sun, Sep 10. Cost of the bus is $25 per person. The bus will leave from the Smithtown train station Atterbury Avenue parking lot at 10:30am and return at 5:30pm. For reservations

For reservations call 631-265-0205. Mail checks made payable to Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319 to P.O. Box 301, Smithtown, NY 11787.

Charismatic Renewal Conference—Come and celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Charismatic Renewal in our Catholic Church. The Conference and celebration will be held in Scranton, Pa. at Scranton University, Aug 4, 5, and 6. The jubilee theme will be: All were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4). Bus transportation is available for the weekend. A charter bus is available at two pick-up locations: St. Cyril and Methodius Parish in Deer Park and Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport.

For conference registration forms and transportation information, call Anna Baciuska at 516- 223-8594.

Help Needed– An experienced, part-time cashier is needed at Our Holy Redeemer’s Thrift Shop located at 23 West Merrick Road in Freeport. 18 hours per week. Please call Joann Flaherty at 516-378-0665 if interested.

Heroes of the Game—The Long Island Ducks and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone are proud to honor our veterans. Two veterans will be honored each home game, each receiving ten complimentary tickets.

For information, contact Suffolk County Veterans Service Officer Melissa Pandolf at 631-853-VETS.

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

Rosary Retreat led by Deacon Cody Miller at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, 258 Eastport Manor Road in Manorville, Mon - Thu, Aug 7 - 10 from 7:30 - 9:00pm. Free will offering. 

For further information, visit or call 631-325-0661.

Support for Divorced and Separated Catholics—Prayer services will be held for all Catholics in the Diocese of Rockville Centre who are separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce. Refreshments included. The dates and locations are as follows:
Jul 24—Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 7:00pm
Aug 14—Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 7:00pm
Aug 16—Christ the King, Commack, 7:30pm

For more information, contact Jason Velazquez at 516-678-5800, ext. 236 or

Women’s Breakfast Retreat—Where is Your Home? Sat, Aug 5 at The Birchwood of Polish Town, 512 Pulaski Road in Riverhead. Praise, worship, fellowship, and a wonderful breakfast. Speaker: Barbara Garguilo. $30 per person. For tickets, send your name, address, phone, and email along with a check made payable to “Magnificat” to 202 Crestwood Drive, Shirley, NY 11967 by August 2nd. No tickets sold at the door.

For more information, call Bernadette at 631-399-1949 or email

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 WWME weekend is Nov 3 - 5 in Huntington.

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