In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Arthur Avenue Bus Trip for Ferragosto - sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319 on Sun, Sep 9. $25 per person. Bus leaves Atterbury Drive, Smithtown railroad station at 10:30am. Bus leaves Arthur Avenue for the return to Smithtown at 5:00pm. Reservations are required.

Call Gerri at 631-265-0205. Checks payable to Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319, and mail to 53 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787.

An Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering Abortion Loss—Wed, Aug 15 from 7:00-9:00pm. An opportunity to
experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. The evening will consist of Mass, dinner, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Adoration. All reservations and information remain confidential.

To register or for more information, call Project Rachel at 516-766-2538 or visit

36th Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference—Aug 3-5 at Scranton University in Scranton, PA. A bus has been chartered for the conference and will be picking up all interested at Saint Cyril and Methodius Parish in Deer Park and at Our Holy Redeemer in Freeport. This year’s theme is, “He makes me to lie down in green pastures … He restores my soul.” Psalm 23: 2-3.

Please call Anna Baciuska 516-776-5750 for registration and transportation information. 

Donations Needed for the Life Center of Long Island— The Deer Park Life Center is in desperate need of infant/toddler car seats, cribs (non-drop side), and strollers. Additionally, our Massapequa and Hempstead centers need boys’ and girls’ summer clothes (12 to 24 months, new or gently used), infant/toddler car seats (less than six years old), pack and plays, crib (non-drop side), diapers, and wipes.

For more information, call the Deer Park Center at 631-243-2373, the Massapequa Center at 516-798-9100, or the Hempstead Center at 516-408-6300.

Free Concert Under the Stars and Laser Light Show - at the Long Island State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Road on the campus of Stony Brook University, Aug 16 from 6:30-9:30pm. Featuring the West Point Concert Band. Bring blankets, chairs, and the whole family. Food available.

For more information, call 631-444-8606 or visit

Help Wanted—The Cenacle Retreat House in Ronkonkoma is looking for a full-time Caligrapher/Phone representative to artistically letter prayer enrollment cards and certificates and take phone and walk in orders. If interested, please send a copy of your resume and a sample of your calligraphy to

Pig Roast Fundraiser—Sat, Jul 28 from 7:00pm-10:00pm at Portside Bar & Grill, 242 Traders Cove in Port Jefferson. Cost of $30 includes one pig plate and soft drinks. Special musical performance by Damaged Goods. All proceeds benefit Hope House Ministries.

For more information, call 631-473-0553.

Preparing for Marriage? - Engaged Encounter is an effective Pre-Cana program designed to provide you with the tools for a successful marriage. Couples are given the opportunity to explore many aspects of their relationship through a series of presentations, writings and dialog. There are no group discussions. Our next weekend will be held at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, Aug 17-19.

For information, please visit or call Lenny and Pat Walker at 631-563-1032.

Volunteers Needed—Maria Regina Residence, 1725 Brentwood Road in Brentwood, a 188-bed Skilled Nursing Facility under the care of the Sisters of St. Joseph is seeking compassionate, dedicated men and women as volunteers (usually one morning or afternoon per week). Service areas include assisting the pastoral team as Eucharistic Ministers, helping transport residents in wheelchairs, assisting with recreational service, or other needs in the building.

For more information, please contact Sister Mary Sheppard, CSJ at 631-299-3288.

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