In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Annual Dominican Gala—The Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville will host their annual gala on Fri, Nov 2 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Cocktails begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing. This year the congregation is honoring NBC Meteorologist Al Roker and Sr. Ave Clark, author and founder of the Heart to Heart Ministry in Bayside. The gala raises funds to support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Dominic.

For more information about tickets or how you can support the event, call 631-842-6000, ext. 241.


At the Cenacle—The following programs are being offered at the Cenacle in Ronkonkoma:

  • Contemplative Singles—Sundays  from 10:00am-2:00pm, Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Mar 17, Apr 28, Jun 16, Jul 21, and Aug 18. Offering of $35 each month includes lunch.
  • Centering Prayer Afternoon—Sundays from 2:30-4:00pm, Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Feb 17, and May 19th. Freewill offering. Registration required.
  • Present Moment—learning to live in the present moment and embracing life with compassion for others and ourselves, Alternating Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm, Sep 11 & 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20, 2019: Mar 5 & 19, Apr 2 & 16, May 7 & 21, Jun 4 & 18. July 2, 16 & 30, and Aug 13 & 27. Offering: $20 per person.

For more information on these and other programs offered at the Cenacle, call 631-588-8366.

At the St. Joseph Renewal Center—The following programs are being offered during September through December at the St. Joseph Renewal Center in Bay Shore:

  • Women to Women is held the second Tuesday of the month beginning Sep 11, “Knitting into Mystery.” If you like to knit or crochet, this is the experience for you. Offering: $15 per session.
  • Day of Prayer for Men and Women, “Wrestling with God” will be offered on Sat, Sep 15. An offering of $25 includes a light lunch.
  • Enduring Spirituality for Senior Men & Woman is offered on Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm Oct 5, 12, 19 and 26. Offering: $15 per session.
  • An Afternoon of Prayer for Married Couples, “Marriage is Like a Garden” Sun, Oct 28 from 2:00-7:00pm. An offering of $100 includes a light supper.

Christ Against Cancer—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser, Sun, Oct 7 from 5:00-9:00pm at the Babylon Village Track, 500 Railroad Avenue in Babylon. Candlelight vigil around the track. Supporters will be asked to donate 5$ for battery candles which will be lit as we walk in contemplation of all the children suffering from cancer.

For more information or to donate, visit

Gennesaret Retreat - A retreat specially designed for persons who live with a serious illness is planned for Sep 21, 22, and 23 at the Montfort Spirituality Center in Bay Shore. This retreat offers a respite, a quiet time, an oasis, to enable one to continue the journey. The retreat focuses on God’s love, His forgiveness, and His faithfulness. To register or receive more information, about this weekend, please call Colette Fanelli at 631-665-7052.

Italian Dinner in celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Island, Tue, Oct 2 at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, 258 Eastport Manor Road in Manorville. Mass at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm at the Pavillion. Adults: $25, Children under 12: $10. Tickets available the Shrine office or online at

Magnificat Women’s Breakfast: True Beauty— Sat, Sep 29 at the Rock Hill Country Club, 105 Clancy Road in Manorville from 9:30am-12:30pm. Featuring television host, author and speaker Lisa Mladinch. $20 per person. Send checks made payable to “Magnificat” with your name, address, phone number and email address to Bernadette Gorycki, 202 Crestwood Drive, Shirley, NY 11967 by Sep 27.

Ministry to Families with Special Needs—Families with members who have special needs or developmental disorders often find it difficult to attend Mass together. St. James Parish in Setauket offers these families the opportunity to experience and celebrate God’s presence in a special Mass which will be celebrated at 1:00pm on the following Saturdays during the fall: Oct 13, Nov 10, and Dec 15. Refreshments and fellowship to follow in the church basement.

For more information, visit

Job Fair—Tue, Sep 18 from 9:30am-2:30pm at the Radisson Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Hauppauge. Free admission for job seekers. Top companies looking for great new hires. Wear proper attire and bring plenty of copies of your resume.


Women of Faith, Courage, and Dignity—The L.I. Women’s Retreat Ministry is hosting a weekend retreat Oct 26-28 at the Montfort Spiritual Center in Bay Shore. The retreat will explore women in the Bible who overcame difficult circumstances. Reserve now.

For information, email or call Yvonne Bracone at 631-398-4086.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter—Take time for your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekends are Nov 16-18 and Feb 8-10 in Huntington.

For more information, call John and Toni Tori at 877-697-9963 or visit

Yard Sale Bonanza and Car Show—”Grandma’s Attic and Grandpa’s Garage Sale,” Sat, Sep 8 from 10:00am-3:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 800 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. Rain or Shine. Trophies for winning cars. Refreshments.

For car registration or vendor information, call Gerry at 631-585- 9291.