In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood


Bereavement Support Group—A free eight-week support group at St. Mary’s Parish in East Islip for adults who are struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. Registration is required. Meetings begin on Wednesday, May 9th from 7:00-9:00pm and will run on consecutive Wednesdays through June 27. Refreshments will be served. For information and/or registration, please call the rectory at 631-581-4266, x-100. Open to people of all faith denominations. In order to participate in this group, the death must have occurred prior to Feb 21.

Board “Walk” Your Way to Wellness—at Sunken Meadow State Park, Wednesdays, May 23 & 30 from 5:00-6:40pm. Meet staff of St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center at Sunken Meadow, weather permitting. Walk, jog, run or stroll. Free health screenings and giveaways. Professionals will be onsite to discuss nutrition and weight management.

For more information, call 631-870-3444 or visit

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk—May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month. Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited genetic disease, chronic and progressive from birth. You can help stand for a cure with donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk to be held on Jun 10 at the Holtsville Ecology Center under team Loving Lucas.

Gala Chinese Auction—Sun, Jun 3 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, 800 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. Deluxe and grand new prizes, 50/50, lottery tree. Admission of $10 includes 25 tickets, coffee, and cake. Doors open at 1:45pm. Auction begins at 2:45pm.

For more information, call 631-585-9291.

In Honor of All Uniformed Service Personnel—a special Mass at Sts. Philip and James Church, 359 Clinton Avenue in St. James on Sun, May 20 at 10:00am. All police, law enforcement, court officers, and military personnel are invited to attend. All uniformed men and women who work and serve us in countless heroic ways will receive a blessing. Fellowship to follow in the parish auditorium. For more information, call Rover Urce at 631-682-1677.

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

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

Living with Alzheimer’s (for caregivers, middle stage) - Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. A three-part series held on Thu, May 31  and Thu, Jun 28 from 6:30-8:00pm at The Arbors Assisted Living Islandia-East, 1515 Veteran’s Highway in Islandia.

For more information or to register call 1-800-272-3900 or email Jasmin Corrales at

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. 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

Reunion—All members of the Kellenberg Memorial classes of 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 are invited to return to campus to celebrate your 20, 15, 10, and 5-year reunions. Whether you return frequently for alumni events or haven’t been back since graduation, we would love to see you! Come catch up with old teachers and classmates, see all the facility enhancements around campus, and, of course, try to find your old locker. The evening will begin with Mass at 6:00pm, followed by private cocktail parties for each class from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

For more information or to register online, visit If you have questions, email or call 516-292-0200, ext.375.


Spirituality for Singles Gathering—Sat, June 2 at 8:30pm at St. Aidan School, 510 Willis Avenue, north of  Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. Admission is $5. Guest speaker followed by pizza.

For more information, email or call Ray at 516-561-6994.

Summer at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers and Huntington—St. Joseph Seminary offers masters degrees and certificate programs. The summer session runs from Jun 4-July 17. Summer session courses will be offered in Educational Ministry, Ecclesiology, Women in the Bible, The Problem of Evil, Sacred Music and a course co-sponsored with the Liturgical Music Institute. A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for admission.

For information, visit

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.