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.

Annual Life Center of Long Island Dinner Dance—Fri, Sep 28 from 6:00-11:00pm at the Woodbury Country Club. Guest speaker: Matt Walsh. $150 per adult, $95 per student. Visit to reserve your spot. Unable to attend? Support the event by buying a journal ad or entering the Dinner Dance Sweepstakes at the website above.

For more information or to RSVP (no later than Sep 14) please call 516-798-8746.

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.

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

  • Releasing the Power of Prayer: Deepening Our Image of God—Sep 7-9. Discover where your image of God is distorted and begin experiencing the fullness of life from the real God of Life. Offering: $250 (no Sunday lunch). Commuters $195. $50 required to hold your reservation.
  • 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:

  • Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia is held the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00-2:30pm beginning Sep 5. Free will offering.
  • Men 2 Men Gathering is held the second Saturday of the month beginning Sep 8. Offering of $20 includes
  • 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.

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.

Eucharistic Retreat Day - hosted by the Missionaries of The Most Holy Eucharist on Sun, Sep 9 from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. The day includes hot breakfast and lunch, Rosary, spiritual meditations, Holy Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction. You must register in advance - space is limited.

Email or call 631-896-0870.

“Field of Dreams” Youth Baseball Clinic hosted by St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Sun, Aug 26 at the Smithtown High School East baseball field, 10 School Street in St. James. 11:30am-12:00pm check in, 12:00-1:00pm clinic, 1:30pm lunch served by local volunteer firemen and women. This free clinic is open to children age 6 to 14. NY Mets local Long Island scout Larry Izzp and Minnesota Twins scout Jon Mauchan will be on hand to coach and answer questions. Major league instructors will include: Frank Catalanotto, Art Shamsky, Fred Cambria, Frank Tepedino, Ed Kranepool, Bill Pulsipher, Rich Schmidt, and Kevin Baez. Space is limited.

Please register early by calling 631-862-3780.

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.

Help Wanted—Good Shepherd Parish in Holbrook is in need of a part-time rectory cook to prepare dinner on Saturday evenings. If interested, please call Annemarie at the church office, 631-588-7689.

Night of Praise on the Canal—Wed, Aug 22 at 7:00pm at 175 Woodcleft Avenue, just south of Hamilton Street in Freeport. Come and lift up the name of Jesus in song.

Retrouvaille Weekend: You Can Help Heal Your Marriage—Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated? Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about ii only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through ALL TYPES of marital difficulties. For confidential information in Retrouvaille or to register for the upcoming weekend, Friday to Sunday, September 7-9 at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, please call 1-800-470-2230. You will be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help.

Surprise Bingo—hosted by the Shrine of St. Anne’s Columbiettes #4757, Sat, Sep 15 from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Second Avenue in Brentwood. $10 donation includes admission, game card, coffee/tea, and dessert. Extra game cards, raffles and 50/50 available for purchase.

For information, call 631-231-1859 or 631-291-9167.

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.