In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Benefits and Resources Fair for Seniors—Sat, Apr 28 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Long Island State Veterans Home, 100 Patriots Road in Stony Brook, Multi-Purpose Room. Experts will be on hand to answer questions related to VA Benefits, Insurance and Managed Care, Medicaid, Affordable Housing, Home Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Elder Law / Legal Counseling, Mental Health, Banking, Funeral Arrangements, Food Stamps and Heating Assistance, Burial Benefits, and more. Representatives from Northport VA Eligibility and Enrollment will be on site. Free health, dental and vision screenings by Stony Brook Medicine Schools of Nursing, Social Welfare & Dental Medicine. PACE Center for Health and Wellness. Event is free and open to the public.

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

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 to 9:00 PM and will run on consecutive Wednesdays through June 27th. 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.

Broadway Tunes/Disney Sing-a-Long—Join parishioner Mary Peck for an evening of Broadway tunes and Disney sing-a-long hits on Fri, Apr 27 from 7:00-7:45pm at the Smithtown Library Main Building. Registration is limited to children ages 5 to 7 with parent/caregiver.

To register, call the library at 63-360-2480, ext. 140.

Eucharistic Ministers Needed -St Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in Smithtown is in need of Eucharistic Ministers. Please consider donating an hour or two a week distributing the Eucharist. Your service will provide spiritual support and comfort to the residents and rehabilitation patients. You will be performing both a spiritual and a corporal work of mercy. Days and times are flexible, training is provided.

For information, call 631-862-3523 or email or

Fifth Annual Taste of Smithtown/Raffle Auction—Thu, Apr 26 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Smithtown Landing Country Club. Enjoy tastings from more than 20 local area restaurants as well as 100+ baskets worth $50 and up of new items and gift certificates. Proceeds to benefit the Dynamics Baton Twirling Travel Team. $40 at the door, $35 in advance.

For tickets and info: or 212/228-1249.

Help Wanted—Temporary Religious Education Secretary-position at Parish of the Holy Cross in Nesconset, May 21 to Aug 31, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm. No Benefits as this is a temporary position. Responsibilities: Typing, filing and answering phones in the Religious Education Department; inform Religious Education Director of all tasks and communications with parents and catechists, input into PDS of Religious Education re-registration and new registration information for Fall 2018; completion of all forms including allergy forms, photo permission and tuition payments; opening and handling of daily emails and mail received for the department; back-up phone coverage for parish secretary; ordering and checking-in of office supplies; copy and collate catechist information for Fall 2018; assist with the formation of catechist groups for Fall 2018; Kidsword for week-end Masses copied on weekly basis; assist with preparation for Vacation Bible School, (runs from July 9th to 13th) including preparing and typing needed registration lists, schedules and groups for program as well as helping with overall running of program that week.

Email resume to or mail to Fr. Michael Holzmann, Parish of the Holy Cross, 95 Nichols Road, Nesconset, NY 11767

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

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

Spring Job Fair—Tue, May 1 from 9:30am-2:30pm at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 3845 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Ronkonkoma. Free admission for job seekers. Top companies looking for great new hires. Wear proper attire and bring plenty of copies of your resume!

Employers: For information on how to participate, call 631-696-8568.

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 for Handicapped Encounter Christ 34th Annual Retreat— Retreat will take place Thursday evening, Apr 26 to Sunday afternoon, Apr 29 at Camp Alvernia in Centerport. Many roles need to be filled: Companion/team members, kitchen help, set-up/strike camp, and drivers. There is one more remaining planning meeting on Mon, Apr 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 29 Clay Pitts Road in Greenlawn in the lower church. Meetings begin at 7:00pm. Come and find out what it is all about.

For information, email or call Chris Greiner at 516-551-6044.

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 weekend is Apr 27-29 in Huntington.

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