In the Neighborhood

In the Neighborhood

Christmas Craft Fair—Sun, Dec 2 from 9:00am-5:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 800 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. Unique Christmas shopping opportunity. Crafts, baked goods, raffles, refreshments.

For vendor and other information, call 631-846-9823.

Complimentary Elder Law & Estate Planning Workshop—“5 Common Pitfalls of Improper Estate Planning” - Thu, Oct 18 from 10:00-11:30am and again from 6:30-8:00pm at the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C., 1777 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 12 in Islandia. Come to learn about five of the most common pitfalls and issues that arise when you don’t plan your estate properly. We will discuss the myriad of tools, strategies, and programs available to achieve your estate planning goals and to avoid possible unnecessary costly mistakes and family strife. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to reserve a seat for you and a relative or friend, call 631-686-6500. 

Do you need to fulfill your Marriage Prep Requirement? Engaged Encounter is an effective PreCana 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 on Nov 2-4.

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

Evening of Prayer for Men Suffering Abortion Loss—Wed, Nov 28 from 7:00-9:00pm. Experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. Mass, dinner, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and adoration.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Project Rachel at 1-888-456-HOPE (4673), 1-516-766-25387 or email Please register by Mon, Nov 26. All information will remain confidential. The location will be given at registration.  

Fundraiser for Life—Sun, Oct 21 from 2:00-6:00pm at Memorare Knights of Columbus Hall, 2183 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. To benefit the Life Center of Long Island and the Sisters of Life. Pasta, meatballs and salad dinner (non-gluten available). Gift baskets and raffles. Tickets: $20 per person, $35 per couple, $50 per family. Make checks payable to Memorare K of C Council #3476 and mail to Joseph Scarpa, P.O. Box 99, Old Bethpage, NY.

Healing After Abortion: Day of Prayer and Healing for Women—Sat, Dec 1. Experience the loving mercy of God in a safe and sacred space. The day is directed by specially trained compassionate caregivers, including counselors and clergy, who have a sensitivity and heart for those who suffer.

For more information, visit or contact Project Rachel at 1-888-456-HOPE (4673), 1-516-766-25387 or email Please register by Mon, Nov 26. All information will remain confidential.

Help Wanted—The Cenacle Retreat House in Ronkonkoma is looking for a part-time Maintenance Helper three days per week, 8:30am-4:30pm. This position involves assisting our maintenance department with routine repairs and maintenance tasks. This is a great opportunity for a retiree!

If you are interested, please send a copy of your resume to .

Magnificat, a Ministry to Catholic Women, cordially invites you to attend a Dinner on Thu, Nov 1 at Pompei Restaurant in Hempstead at 6:00pm. Our speaker will be Margie Woods, who will share how she has learned that Trustful Surrender to God's Divine Providence is the key to living a happy and grace-filled life. The Dinner is $49 per person, and pre-registration is required. Please make checks payable to "Magnificat" and mail to  Judy Murphy, 42 Pinehurst Street, Lido Beach, NY 11561. Checks must be received by Oct 27. Payment will not be accepted at the door. 

For additional information, please contact Judy at 917-453-5750. Come and bring a friend for an evening of fellowship, refreshments, and worship!

Ministry to Families with Special Needs—Families with members who have special needs or developmental disorders often find it difficult to attend Mass together. St. James Parish in Setauket offers these families the opportunity to experience and celebrate God’s presence in a special Mass which will be celebrated at 1:00pm on the following Saturdays during the fall: Oct 13, Nov 10, and Dec 15. Refreshments and fellowship to follow in the church basement.

For more information, visit

Siena Village Annual Bazaar—Sat, Nov 3 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Siena Village, 2000 Bishops Road in Smithtown. Cash raffles. First Prize: $1,000. Vendors, cake sales, and more. All are invited!

St. Sylvester's Community Social and Dance—Sat, Oct 20 from 7:00-10:00pm at St. Sylvester's Church, Patricia Desmond Hall, 68 Ohio Avenue in Medford. Featuring a live 20-piece band with vocals playing for your listening and dancing entertainment. Birthdays and Anniversaries welcome. $15.00 per person, snacks and beverages included.

For more information, visit or call 631-730-3333.

Taize Prayer Around the Cross—Tue, Oct 23 at 7:00pm at Christ the King Church, 2 Indian Head Road in Commack. This candlelight prayer service will help us to reflect on the mystery of the cross and the glory of the
resurrection. Consider setting aside 45 minutes to join in this beautiful form of prayer.

For information, contact Joseph Smaldino at 631-864-1623 or email

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