In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Bus trip to Arthur Avenue for Ferragosto–Sponsored by the Dr. VIncenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319, Sons of Italy on Sun, Sep 10. Cost of the bus is $25 per person. The bus will leave from the Smithtown train station Atterbury Avenue parking lot at 10:30am and return at 5:30pm. For reservations

For reservations call 631-265-0205. Mail checks made payable to Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Lodge #2319 to P.O. Box 301, Smithtown, NY 11787.

Catholic War Vets Post 1897 5K and Fun Run—Sat, Aug 26 at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC Church, 33 Crown Acres Road in Centereach. 7:30am registration, 8:30am Fun Run (kids, seniors, walkers), 9:00am 5K, 10:00am Awards Ceremony and Raffle Drawing.

To register online go to: Register by Aug 23: $25 or $30 after that. $5 for 12 and under for Fun Run.

For more information, call 917-601-5478.

Feast of Our Lady of Knock Prayer Service—Mon, Aug 21 at 7:30pm at St. James Church, 429 Route 25A in Setauket. (Our Lady of Knock Novena Prayers begin on Sun, Aug 13. They are available online at .)

Gennesaret Retreat—For those facing serious illness. A retreat especially designed for persons who live with serious illness is planned for Sep 22, 23 and 24 at 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, call Colette Fanelli at 631-665-7052.

Life Center of Long Island Dinner Dance—Fri, Sep 29 from 6:00 - 10:00pm at the Woodbury
Country Club. Adults: $150. Students: $95.

For more information, visit or call 516-798-8746.

Senior Day— Thu, Sep 14 beginning with the 9:00am Mass in the upper church at St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport. Coffee, fellowship, scriptural talk, sharing, prizes and lunch to follow in the lower church. No cost but registration is required. Please send name, address, mail and telephone to the St. Anthony's Rectory, 20 Cheshire Place, East Northport, NY 11731.

For more information, call 631-261-1077.

St. Sylvester's Social & Dance—Featuring "The Savoy Swing Band" - a live 20-piece band with vocals for listening and dancing—Sat, Aug 19 from 7:00-10:00pm in St. Sylvester's Desmond Hall, 68 Ohio Avenue in Medford. $15 per person. Snacks and beverages included.

For information, call 631-730-3333.

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

Support for Divorced and Separated Catholics—Prayer services will be held for all Catholics in the Diocese of Rockville Centre who are separated, divorced, or in the process of divorce. Refreshments included. The dates and locations are as follows:

Wed, Aug 16—Christ the King, Commack, 7:30pm

For more information, contact Jason Velazquez at 516-678-5800, ext. 236 or

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 WWME weekend is Nov 3 - 5 in Huntington.

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

Yard Sale Bonanza and Car Show—Sat, Sep 23 from 10:00am - 3:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 800 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. Rain or shine. Trophies for winning cars.
For car information/registration, call Jerry at 631-585-9291.

You Can Help Heal Your Marriage—Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. For confidential information about the Retrouvaille program, or to register for the upcoming weekend that begins Fri, Sep 8, call 1-800-470-2230 and you will be directly and confidentially connected to a couple from the Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help.