CHURCH OF ST. MARY

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CHURCH OF ST. MARY
20 Harrison Ave., East Islip, NY 11730
Tel: 631-581-4266
Website: www.parishofstmary.org.
Fax: 631-581-0112
Rectory Reception Desk Hours
9am to 7:30pm ~ Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm ~ Saturday
Closed on Sunday
Parish Ministries
Office of Social Ministry 581-7070
Sr. Camille Solis, DW, Director
9:30am to 4:30pm (Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri)
1pm to 4:30pm (Thursday)
Office of Music & Liturgy
Barbara Grace, Director 581-4266 ext. 107
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Donald E. Babinski, Pastor
Rev. Michael P. Flynn, Associate Pastor
Rev. Jaime Calderon-Hernandez, Associate Pastor
Rev. Robert W. Ketcham in Residence
Rev. Hugh D. Cannon, Associate Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Stephen Behar
Sr. Patricia Tippen, IHM, Pastoral Associate
Mass Schedule
Weekday Masses:
Monday through Friday: 7:30am & 9:00am
Saturday: 8:30am
Office of Family Faith, Catechesis & Enrichment
9am to Noon & 1pm to 4pm (Mon-Thurs)
Religious Education
Linda Crowley, Director (Grades1-8)
581-3304 ext. 122
Baptismal Ministry
MaryAnn Giannettino, Director 581-3304 ext. 120
Family Life & Youth Ministry
Theresa Roach, Director 581-3304 ext. 124
St. Mary School: 581-3423 8am to 2:30pm
Biagio M. Arpino, Principal
Rectory
Joseph Isoldi, Business Manager 581-4266 ext. 102
Business Office: 8am to 4pm (Mon-Fri)
Ann Galioto, Bookkeeper 581-4266 ext. 104
Sunday Masses:
Saturday: 5pm in the auditorium
Sunday: 7:30am, 11:00am, and 5pm in the church
9:15am, 10:45am, and 12:15 in the auditorium
Parish & Pastor’s Secretary/Bulletin Editor: 9am to 5pm
Teresa Van Buren 581-4266 ext. 105
Eve of Holyday:
Holyday:
Facility Maintenance Management & Janitorial Services
LBS—Loyal Building Services, Inc. 581-4266 ext. 135
7:30pm in the church
Masses as announced
New Parishioners: New families are welcome to register at the
Rectory Reception Desk during office hours.
Anointing of the Sick: 1st Saturday monthly — 8:30am Mass.
Baptisms are celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each
month at the 11am Mass (10:45am in the summer) and the
12:15pm Mass. Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd & 4th
Sundays of each month at a 1:30pm ceremony in the church.
No Baptisms during Lent. Parents should call the Faith
Enrichment Office at 581-3304 ext. 120, preferably before the
baby’s birth, to schedule an interview, class and celebration
date.
Confessions: Wednesday (8:00am—8:45am), and Saturday
(4:00pm—4:45pm).
Marriages: Engaged couples should call the Rectory and
arrange for a Nuptial Interview with Deacon Steve at least one
year in advance of the marriage date.
Birthright: 631-277-3888
THE 29TH SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY TIME
OCTOBER 19, 2014
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ADORATION HOLY HOUR & BENEDICTION
Please join us on Monday, October 20 to pray for priests
in the Church at 12 noon. All are welcome.
MONDAY OCTOBER 20 ~ St. Paul of the Cross
7:30 a.m.
Anna Ozgo
9:00 a.m.
Paul Maloy
TUESDAY OCTOBER 21
7:30 a.m.
Paul Panetta
9:00 a.m.
John Callahan
The ANOINTING OF THE SICK will not be held on
Saturday, November 1 due to the Celebration of the
Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Robert J.
Brennan.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22 ~ Pope Bl. John Paul II
7:30 a.m.
Nick Psomas
9:00 a.m.
Angela Angerame
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23 ~ St. John of Capistrano
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Adele Citarella
FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 ~ St. Anthony Mary Claret
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Patricia Ann Houlihan
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25
8:30 a.m.
Charles Herba, Jr.
5:00 p.m.
Carol Reinig
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
7:30 a.m.
All Parishioners
9:15 a.m.
Linda Catalano
10:45 a.m. Maurice Cote
11:00 a.m. Katherine O’Neill
Allen Westby
Mark Boyd
Martin Pollizotto
Steven Scalza
Anna La Spesa
12:15 p.m. Anne Vogel
5:00 p.m.
Agnes Villacci
Fr. Michael
Fr. Rob
Fr. Jaime
Fr. Don
Fr. Hugh
Fr. Jaime
Fr. Michael
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions: Wed, Oct. 22 at 8am—8:45am Fr. Michael
Confessions: Sat, Oct. 25 at 4pm—4:45pm Fr. Jaime
SCRIPTURE
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Ephesians 2:1-10; Luke 12:13-21
Ephesians 2:12-22; Luke 12:35-38
Ephesians 3:2-12; Luke 12:39-48
Ephesians 3:14-21; Luke 12:49-53
Ephesians 4:1-6:Luke 12:54-59
Ephesians 4:7-16; Luke 13:1-9
Exodus 22:20-26
Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51
1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10
Matthew 22:34-40
Please pray for the safety of the members of St.
Mary Parish who serve in the Military. If you have
a relative or friend that you would like to add to our
Military Prayer List for six months, please call
Teresa Van Buren at 581-4266, x105.
Let us remember in our prayer . . .
Rory Allen Sgt. First Class, Brian Alfano,
Anthony Barbera, Jr., Sgt. Kurt Benjamin USMC,
Colin Boyle Second Lieutenant,
George Byrnes, Ray Callahan, Nick Cerbone,
Sgt. Timothy Chaplin, Anthony Corrado, Jr.,
Mark Crawford, Patrick Donohue, Colin Dornemann,
Dale Dougherty US Navy, Terrence Edward,
Lance Corporal Gwen Ehatt, John Gregory Finn,
Mickey Flannery, Charles Flood III,
Major Gregory Galligan US Army,
Lance Corporal Marine Matthew Gervais,
Matthew Granetta, Lance Corporal John Grogan,
Christopher Hill, MA Erik Kasper,
Keith & Teague Liming, Ian Lynch,
Alex & Sean Lyon, USMC, Paul Minihan,
Colleen Stephens-Minihan, James Misner,
PFC Eric Mitchell, Robert Necci Jr.,
Lance Corporal Matthew Paterno,
Michael Paradiso, Michael Pare, Rob Raguso,
Lt. Commander Lloyd Reinhold US Navy,
Janel Santana, Lance Corporal Daniel Santos,
Lance Corporal Andrew Schaedtler USMC,
Eric Schurman, Private Donald Scott,
Sgt. Rick Seitz USAF, Ray Sigman, Michael Skelly,
Kevin Snow USAF, Private Eric Thomesen US Army,
Lt. Samuel Warren, Anthony Adam Wilson,
John Yancigay, and all Military Chaplains
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Dear Friends,
On the weekend of September 13th/14th, I once again spoke at all the Masses about our upcoming
capital campaign to improve our parish buildings and grounds. For the benefit of those who did not hear me
speak that day, this is a summary of my talk.
“This weekend the Church celebrates the Exultation of the Holy Cross. All of us have our crosses in
life. A pastor has two special crosses that come with the job: paying bills and raising money. When we talk
about money, many of us get nervous. We feel uncomfortable. I know that is certainly my case here today.
Asking for money is my least favorite thing to do as a priest, but as a pastor, it is part of my responsibility.
When I became a pastor sixteen years ago, my older brother Mike called to congratulate me. Then
he said, “Don, welcome to the world of being a homeowner. But you don’t have one to maintain, you have
five.” Well, in coming to St. Mary six years ago, that number increased to seven, if you include the
auditorium as a separate entity which it really is. Those who own or have owned a house, know the
headaches associated with maintenance. It is in that spirit that I speak before you this morning/afternoon/
evening.
For some time now we have been studying the needs of our parish and looking at the current state of
our facilities and property while assessing our financial situation. Time, nature’s elements and normal wearand-tear have taken their toll on our buildings and grounds. So now is the time for us to act before certain
items become irreparable and eventually cost us more money.
Back in May, I reviewed with you the results of our recent feasibility study. Thank you again to all
those who participated in that survey. Over 500 households were represented. Very valuable feedback was
given. Your comments and suggestions encouraged us to prioritize our needs and accomplish the most
necessary projects first.
Therefore, we have determined that a three-fold plan be implemented over a three-year period to
accomplish the work that needs to be done with a goal of $1.2 million. The work in each phase will be
performed in the Spring and Summer of each year:
• Phase I (2015) will include replacing the roofs of the Parish Social Ministry Building, the Rectory, and the
Middle School Building. Also any unused oil tanks on the property will be removed by order of Suffolk
County.
• Phase II (2016) will include the cleaning and painting of various interior and exterior buildings; replacing
windows in the school.
• Phase III (2017) will include the repaving and restriping of the parking lots; installing new dry wells; and
paying off any existing debt on the newly installed heating system which I hope by then will be nonexistent.
Using this multi-phase plan, we will be able to “pay-as-we-go” for all these improvements. As I have
mentioned before, we will only do what we can with the money we raise. The parish will not incur any
additional debt. We are also examining ways in which certain projects can be done “in-house,” that is using
our own parishioners to reduce the costs.
I realize this is a major undertaking and a real challenge, but one which I am confident we can
achieve. We have established a realistic campaign goal of $1.2 million in pledges over a three-to-four year
period. If each of us does his or her share, this campaign will not be excessively burdensome for anyone.
The Diocese of Rockville Centre, through its Mission Assistance Corporation, has generously agreed
to help us in our endeavor. They will match 50 cents for every dollar we collect. This means if we attain our
goal of $1.2 million, they will give us $600,000. this is not a loan. It is a matching grant. In essence, if we
reach $1.2 million, we will have $1.8 million in funds. This matching grant by the diocese should be an
incentive for all of us to give and make this campaign a big success. I also know that whatever is given will
be of great sacrifice.
It is my strong hope that this parish campaign will put our parish in great shape for the foreseeable
future. The parishioners of St. Mary have a long history of generous support and pride in their parish. I look
forward to continuing that legacy as we move forward with this campaign.
God bless you and God bless our Parish of St. Mary which has faithfully served God and His people
for over a century.”
Fr. Don
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MEN’S MINISTRY
Tuesday, October 21 ~ 7:30pm
Sacred Heart Hall
Fr. Brian Brinker ~ Our Lady of Consolation
Topic — The Gospels
ST MARY CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Next Rehearsal: Tuesday, October 28
6pm-7pm ~ Auditorium
We will be leading song at the 10:45am Mass —Nov.16.
Lynne Cook @ [email protected]
SHAWL MINISTRY
Thursday, October 30 ~ 1—3pm
Joseph Room
Info: Rose LoVerde 631-581-0466,
Angela Hufner 631-859-5299, or 581-4266 x100
ROCK OUT HUNGER V
Sunday, November 9 ~ 2pm
Boulton Center, Bay Shore
See details on page 10.
CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE
Brothers in Christ
Saturday, November 15 ~ 7pm
Admission $5
SENIOR CONNECTION “SENIOR TEA”
Tuesday, November 18 ~ 1pm—3pm
Sacred Heart Hall
Our 7th Year! Women’s Bible Study ~ The Bad girls of
the Bible! We will study women who were bad for a
season, bad for a moment and just plain bad to the bone!
All meetings will take place in the Joseph Room at 10am—
11am on Thursdays—October 23 & November 13.
Please RSVP to Avida Del Genio at 631-277-0520 or Sister
Patty Tippen at 631-581-4266, x134.
EARLY CHILDHOOD OPEN HOUSES FOR
SEPTEMBER 2015
NURSERY THROUGH GRADE ONE
VISIT WITH US EARLY TO AVOID A
WAITING LIST!
COME SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER . . .
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 ~ 2:30PM—3:30PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 ~ 9AM—10AM
The Sixth Grade is looking forward to
Technology Day at Adventureland
Amusement Park. Students will explore the
applications of technology and physics while
enjoying the rides.
SCRIP will be sold on the first Sunday of each
month after the Masses, and on Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday in the School Office from
8:30am—1pm.
100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
“COME & BE PART OF THESE
CELEBRATIONS”
This is just a few of the many
great events planned . . .
December 14 and 20
Tis the Season Caberet — 7pm
Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center
Oakdale, NY
(SMS Performing Arts
will be part of the performance)
YOUTH MINISTRY HALLOWEEN PARTY ~ Friday,
October 24, 7pm-9:30pm in the Auditorium for 7—
12 graders. We will have our annual Costume Contest,
Games, Music, Dancing & a Spooky Walk! So bring a
friend and your favorite snack or beverage, and don’t
miss out on the fun! For more information, please call
Theresa Roach at 581-3304, x124 or email at
[email protected]
If you have any questions, please call 631581-3423 or email
[email protected]
The 2015 Mass Intention Book will be available on
Monday, November 3. To schedule a Mass for a loved
one, please see the Rectory Receptionist during office
hours.
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“A vision of Church as envisioned by the Second Vatican Council, the Gospel message proclaimed by the Lord,
Jesus Christ, the solemn obligation to hear the cry of all those in need.”
With these as our FOUNDATIONAL STONES, the ST. MARY’S MISSION STATEMENT is:
“CENTERED IN THE WORD OF GOD AND THE GIFT OF JESUS IN OUR MIDST, THE MISSION OF ST. MARY’S
PARISH FAMILY IS TO BE A WELCOMING COMMUNITY WHICH PROCLAIMS THROUGH WORD AND ACTION
THE DIGNITY OF EVERY PERSON”. . .and we take our mission seriously!
Please let us know how we can help you.
First Time
Jeffrey Sluker and Kerry Zuaro
James Fecteau and Loretta Trisfani
Shaun Servais and Emily Barnas
Third Time
Anthony Nuara and Briana Eckert
Kristian Valencia and Christine Tutino
Donald Wojnar and Kaitlin Brownyard
GLUTEN-FREE HOST ~ Anyone needing to receive a gluten
-free host is to inform an usher 15 minutes before Mass. The
usher will tell the sacristan, deacon and priest. The host will be
placed in a special Pyx. At communion when the Eucharistic
Ministers come to the altar, please make your way to the front
of the pews to receive the gluten-free host before anyone else
receives communion. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you wish to list a name in the “Prayers for the
Sick” section of the bulletin for the month of
OCTOBER, please use the form below and return it
to the Rectory (Attn: Teresa Van Buren) or place it in
the weekly collection basket.
Prayers for the Sick
Date:
________________________
Name:
________________________
Requested by: ________________________
Phone #
________________________
Names will be listed in the bulletin for one month. A
family member may call the Rectory Office (581-4266
x100) to place or remove a name on our monthly
Prayers for the Sick. Thank you.
“Centering Yourself in Prayer”
Take some time from your busy day and
spend some quiet, quality time with God! Our
next gathering is Monday, October 20 at
10am in the Rectory Chapel for
approximately 30 minutes. Have your own inner, meditative
time with God. For more information, call Sister Patty at
581-4266, x134 or visit www.contemplativeoutreach.org.
CIRCLE OF SCRIPTURE We meet every Tuesday
and Thursday at 8:30am in the Joseph Room for 30
minutes. We gather to break open and share in a
prayerful setting the Scriptures of the day. Take
some time to bask in the light of God’s love each day.
Please pray for the children who will be
baptized and for their families:
Roman Fiore Pollina
Daniel James Rauer
Ava Rose Peckholdt
Rose Abruzzo
Bob Ahearn
Joseph Balletta
Max Berlin
Sherry Brightman
Michael Caliendo
Caren Callimano
John Cascio
Christopher
Mary Rose Creamer
Pat Croteau
Sonny D’Ambrosio
Debbie
Dominic De Yorgi
Thomas Gernon
Theresa Harvey
Thomas Smith Henley
Johnny James Henley, Jr.
Theresa Henry
Janice Hock
Grail Mc Ginley
Chloe Marie McManus
William Mc Sweeney
Tom Magoulas
Karen & Vito Marzovilla
Harry Munster
Kay Peterson
Nick Psomas
Kevin Quinn
Virginia Restifo
Diane Romeo
Thomas Ruddy
Joanne Scala
Peter Sloboda
Josie Spano
Stephen Schaedtler
Travis Thorton
Robert Tirado
Edward Tierney
Frank Tornincaso
Dan Traietta
Keegan Tuma
Leo Vollbracht
Brian & Sabrina Ward
Let us pray for the deceased of our parish. . .
Ronald S. Ferrara, Annette L. Micciche,
John E. Massaro, James Cummings, Sophie Delagi,
Giacona Biancoviso
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Dear All of You,
I write this note to you at least two weeks before it is published in the bulletin.
Sometimes it presents a problem for me because by the time you read the message, it’s
not relevant anymore.
Some items though do remain current; for one is the never ending violence going on in this world.
Unfortunately, I can predict that the problem with ISIS will continue to be shocking and terrorizing
months from now. I can also predict that when we sit down to the six o’clock news, the top stories will be
about murders, children who are victims all around the world, and unexpected shootings. And isn’t it true
that all our hearts beat a little faster when “Breaking News” appears on the screen. I can’t understand why
issues can’t be settled by talking things out. We call ourselves civilized. Why must we live by the motto,
“kill or be killed?” Isn’t it sad that we are afraid to walk down the street at night; that we can’t forget to
lock our doors; that we must live with suspicion and anxiety, and notice if there is baggage left standing?
At what point does the most peaceful one of us join the crowd and think, “we must get them before
they get us?” Right here, let me say that I am an admirer of the military and the police force. It is their
lives too that I would like to see protected.
I know by now you are shaking your heads. The main question is, “What can we do about all this
violence?” A couple of things come to mind. As surely as violence is in the world, each of us has a spark of
the Divine within us too. Both can be passed on easily. Both are contagious. So if we attempt to do our
best to remove all the violence from our life, we can spread that message of peace. We may think of
ourselves as passive, but I am sure we will be surprised to find how many ways and times we are
argumentative, sarcastic, verbally abusive, unforgiving, and prejudiced. All of that is a form of violence.
Together we must promote non-violence in our lives, in our homes, in our community, and in our world.
“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”
In Wisdom’s love, Sr. Camille Solis, DW
EARTH ‘N BOWLS FOR CHARITY
An earnest thank you to all who
attended and supported our fund-raiser
at Captain Bill’s on October 7! The huge
success of this event plays a big part in
continuing our Outreach Ministry. The donations are still
being calculated and will be published shortly.
A heartfelt thank you to our chairperson, the gracious
and loving Patty Bulk, aka “The Energizer Bunny!”
Patty gave of her time and talent sooo generously! All on
her committee were blessed with her dedication,
delightful laughter and kind heart! Outreach is so grateful
to Patty and all of you!
RESPECT LIFE ~ “Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can. In all the ways you
can. In all the places you can. At all the times
you can. To all the people you can. As long as
you can.” (John Wesley)
PRAY to end
abortion.
The meetings for Catholic Gays/Lesbians, Parents and
their Families are held on the third Tuesday of each
month at 7pm. For further information, please call Al
and Rita Mazza at 631-650-7016.
HOLIDAY HELP PROGRAM for the
Bereaved,
sponsored
by
the
Bereavement/Consolation Ministry of St.
Mary, will be held on Thursday, November
6 from 7:30pm to 9pm in Sacred Heart
Hall. Guest Speaker ~ Sister Diane
Liona, CSJ. All are welcome and please
bring a friend. Refreshments will be served.
Free Will Offering.
Please RSVP by
November 1 to the Rectory Receptionist at
581-4266, x100.
ST MARY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY
PASTA SAUCES IN JARS
CANNED RAVIOLI
SPAGHETTI-O’s
HOT CEREAL
COFFEE
HOT CHOCOLATE
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Sacrificial Giving
Thank you for sharing
your Treasure
Last Week’s Offering
$19,166
“Msgr. Peter A. Chiara Sacred Heart Hall”
Renovations are
well underway with the
completion of electrical
upgrades,
new
air
conditioning system, new
bathrooms
including
handicap accessibility,
new interior painted walls,
new side doors, and a new
tile floor. Curtains for the stage and windows are on
order. There are plans for a new landscaping design
and new signage.
Volunteers have painted the
exterior stucco a vibrant color. Everything is looking
great. We hope to dedicate the hall sometime at the
end of this month in memory of Fr. Pete.
If you are interested in donating to the
renovation of Sacred Heart Hall in honor of Fr. Pete,
please call the Rectory at 581-4266, x100. You may
also mail your donation to the Church of St. Mary, 20
Harrison Ave., East Islip, NY 11730 ~ Attention “Fr.
Pete Fund.” Also please write “Fr. Pete Fund” in the
memo section of your check as these funds are in a
restricted account and can only be used for the sole
purpose of the renovation project.
When planning your Will, bequests and
memorials, prayerfully consider including
our parish community of St. Mary.
“MEMORIAL GARDEN”
Our
landscaping
plan
surrounding this garden is a work
in progress. We have received
many compliments thus far and a
renewed interest in the purchase
of bricks. Our volunteers have
made such a difference. Check them out on Facebook
(Church of St. Mary)!
St. Mary Memorial Garden Dedication Brick
Honor your loved one or family with a brick ($200) which
will be placed in the Memorial Garden adjacent to SHH.
You can help make this garden a place of peace &
prayer. Your Inscription—Maximum of 30 Characters.
Forms available at the Rectory Reception Desk.
Parish Renovation Campaign
“Improving our Parish Housing Our Ministries” . . . Presentations Begin ! ! !
All parishioners are invited to attend a short presentation to learn more about the details of our Parish
Renovation Campaign. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please call the Parish Office at 5814266 and speak with Andy White to reschedule for a more convenient time.
Please join us in the Rectory Chapel on:
Thursday, October 23rd from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday, October 24th from 10:30am to 11:30am
Friday, October 24th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Or
After All the Masses on
Saturday & Sunday, November 15th and 16th
All Parishioners are Encouraged to Attend.
Parishioners who attend will receive their own packet of information to take home and decide what you can
do to support this important campaign. The campaign is based on equal sacrifice, not equal giving. Not
every family can make the same size pledge, but every family can make the same size sacrifice.
Please Remember — The Diocese of Rockville Centre is providing a matching gift
for every Dollar we receive, they will give an additional fifty cents!
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CLASSES ~ Grade 1 will meet this week in the Auditorium.
Grades 2-6 will meet as scheduled this week.
Grades 2—7 need to pick up their books at the FFE Office in
the White House, if you have not done so already. The office
is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm.
Mass Attendance ~ Each child in the Religious Education program, whether on-line or in
class, is required to attend a minimum of 15 Masses. All children in Grades 1—7 should
pick up a coupon from the wicker baskets in the auditorium or the church, fill in their
name & grade, and deposit it in the Collection Basket.
On-Line Students ~ Parents will be receiving an email from My Catholic Faith Delivered
at the end of October.. Your child will start the course then and have until the end of
June to complete the work.
Critical Catechist Shortage ~ We still need some awesome volunteers to be catechists,
assistant catechists, substitute catechists and hall monitors. Please call Linda Crowley at
581-3304, x122 if you have any questions.
Teens are most welcome to volunteer as Assistant Catechists. Just come into the
FFE Office in the White House to fill out the volunteer form. We are particularly
looking for some teens to help with the First Grade program. We are incorporating
elements of the Good Shepherd Program into the First Grade and Theresa Roach will be
training the volunteers soon. We’d love to have your help!
If you missed the Parent
Meeting for Confirmation Information, please call Linda Crowley at 581-3304, x122 to
arrange to pick up the Confirmation packet that was distributed at the meeting.
Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday, November 1.
IMPORTANT: Any student expecting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation MUST
enroll now to avoid missing any classes or required preparation.
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Prayer for the success of the St. Mary Parish Renovation Campaign
Gracious God, building your Kingdom on earth is your will and our privilege. Keep us mindful of the
needs and mission of our Parish of St. Mary that has served you and your people faithfully for over a
century. Empowered by your Holy Spirit, be with us now as we embark upon a new capital campaign to
improve our parish buildings and grounds that are used for the good of your Kingdom. Open our hearts
and minds to be generous in our giving, knowing that whatever we give will be of great sacrifice. May
Mary, the mother of your Son and our patroness, watch over us so that our efforts may accomplish the
goals you have set before us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
This is our 12th year participating in OPERATION CHRISTMAS
CHILD at St. Mary Church. Our annual Packing Party will be Tuesday,
November 4 at 10:30am in the auditorium. Due to the damage caused
by the August 13th flood in the FFE Office, we lost many donations along
with our work and storage space. A rented trailer was generously
donated to continue this wonderful project and will be located in the
parking lot across from the FFE Office. With our Packing Party less than
one month away, we are in a serious need of donations to fill the boxes. Items needed: pens, pencils,
crayons, spiral notebooks, small toys, combs, brushes, soap, wash clothes, small books, small dolls
& stuffed animals, new T-shirts & flip-flops, socks. Donations can be dropped off in the collection bins at
the church, auditorium, FFE Office and at our new Operations Christmas Child trailer. One more change is
we will not be collecting shoe boxes this year and instead will be using “Go Boxes.” These are pre-made
boxes that were also generously donated. This will allow us to make more boxes and save on shipping & gift
wrapping. If you have any questions, please call MaryAnn Giannettino at 631-581-3304, x120. Thank you
sincerely for all you do to make Operation Christmas Child a wonderful part of our parish community.
Question: Is the presence of the Tabernacle important; and if so,
where is it usually located and how do we acknowledge its presence?
Answer: Yes, the Tabernacle is of greatest importance because it is the “house” of the
Eucharist Who is Christ. The Tabernacle must be present either in the sanctuary of the
church, or in an attached chapel (usually directly behind the altar or to one side of the
altar). The Tabernacle is located in a place that is “truly noble, prominent, readily visible,
beautifully decorated and suitable for prayer.” Because Christ is truly present in the Tabernacle, it is
customary to genuflect in reverence toward the Tabernacle in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament when
entering and leaving the church, or chapel and to direct our prayers toward Christ in the Tabernacle in
general.
CATHOLICISM
Are you a Catholic who has some questions about our faith? Are you an
adult who has not yet received Confirmation? If you can answer “yes” to
either question, please consider joining us as we journey through the history of
and explanation of our faith.
Our RCIA Team will be leading sessions to view the DVD series,
CATHOLICISM, by Fr. Robert Barron and to answer any questions you may
have. The classes will continue on Thursdays through November 20 at
7:00pm in St. Mary School. To register, please call Sister Patty at 581-4266,
x134.
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October 19, 2014
“ROCK OUT HUNGER V”
November 9, 2014 at 2pm
Boulton Center ~ Main Street, Bayshore
$30—Tickets are on sale at the Boulton Center
Box Office or ymcaboultoncenter.org.
Join us for a Concert to benefit the St. Mary
Food Pantry . . . How would you like to hear some
of the music of your grandparents, parents or
possibly your childhood, and at the same time
assist the St. Mary Food Pantry?
We have organized an afternoon of big band tunes
& songs from various artists that will perform the
music of that era, and all to benefit the St. Mary
Food Pantry.
You will hear songs from Miller, Dorsey, Armstrong,
Karin, Bennett, Sinatra, Martin and many more!
Consider joining us as we enjoy the music of:
Gene Santini
Sister Act
Tommy James & His 17-Piece Orchestra
Bethlehem Road
(featuring our own Barbara Grace)
CHURCH OF ST. MARY BIG RAFFLE
“The Lucky 300” Winners
Top Prize $5,000
2nd Prize $2,500
3rd Prize $1,500
4th Prize $1,000
Frank and Sandy Candito
Pat and Des McCarthy
Ann Galioto and
Margo Soares
John Garrone
Help Needed for an elderly parishioner in Bay Shore
(south of Main St. & just over the Islip border) seeking
transportation and assistance to & from the 11am
Sunday Mass twice a month. Must be able to fold and lift
walker/transporter into trunk, and have reliable car
transportation (no high step or SUV vehicles). May need
some assistance getting in and out of car and up the
ramp to church. Will compensate for your time and gas.
If available, please call the Outreach Office at 581-7070
or Phyllis at 732-991-0680. Thank you.
By popular demand, St. Mary Parish 3rd annual CHINESE AUCTION
is coming! If you missed the last one, this is your chance! The event will be
held in the auditorium on Friday, February 6, 2015 and will benefit the
renewal of our parish facilities.
We need prize items!
Families, groups & organizations are
encouraged to donate gift cards (buy with SCRIP & benefit St. Mary twice!), ready-made gift baskets,
house wares, toys, etc. Re-gifting is encouraged. Please, NEW ITEMS ONLY.
Drop off prizes at the Rectory by January 16, 2015. For more information, please call Barbara
Grace at 581-4266, x107.
St. Peter the Apostle Rosary Altar Society presents
the 52nd Annual Fall Fashion Show on Wednesday,
Oct. 29, 7pm—11pm at Villa Lombardi’s (Holbrook).
“Day into Night Fashions” by Dress Bar & Angel Bridal.
Tickets $38 includes dinner, soda & dessert. Please
call Terry at 581-5211.
St. John the Baptist DHS (1170 Montauk Hwy, West
Islip) HOLIDAY GIFT & CRAFT FAIR on Sunday,
November 2 ~ 10am—4pm. Great Vendors, raffles
and food!
You can help heal your marriage. Retrouvaille helps
couples through difficult times in their marriages. This
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experiencing ALL TYPES of marital difficulties. For
confidential information about the Retrouvaille program,
or to register for the upcoming weekend that begins on
Friday, November 14 at the Montfort Spiritual Center
in Bay Shore, please call 1-800-470-2230 and you will
be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from
Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help.
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Jewelry & Watch Repair
Custom Redesigning
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279 Orinoco Drive
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Karp’s Wines
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214 E. Main St.
Ackerly Insurance Agency
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FUNERAL HOME
581-8100
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98 Carleton Avenue, Islip Terrace
Gary A. Rosenfeld, DDS
228 East Main Street
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581-1150
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Plumbing - Heating - Electric
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Attorneys & Counselors At Law
130 W. Main Street (next to St. Mary’s) 277-1800 Parishioners
Licensed & Bonded
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102-5 Carleton Ave.
581-2624
Islip Terrace
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West Islip: (631) 661-3025
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Bay Shore
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Sister Locations
EAST ISLIP
Family Owned and Operated
62 Carleton Avenue
WANTAGH
603 Wantagh Avenue
(516) 731-5550
(631) 581-2828
EAST MEADOW
2515 N Jerusalem Rd.
(516) 826-1010
Family Owned and Operated
Proud Members of St. Mary's R.C. Church for over 50 Years
DR. MICHAEL CASSANO TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES Taylor Rental Center
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Party Tents, Tables, Chairs
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(Across from Good Samaritan Hospital)
1225 Montauk Highway
631•661•5644
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