CHURCH OF ST. MARY

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November 16, 2014
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 33RD SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY TIME
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
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Liturgical Ministers—If you wish to serve at our
Christmas and Feast of Mary, Mother of God Liturgies,
please call Teresa Van Buren at 581-4266, x105.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 17~ St. Elizabeth of Hungary
7:30 a.m.
Allen Westby
9:00 a.m.
Alfred Chiesa
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18 ~ The Dedication of the
Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles
7:30 a.m.
John Garguilo
9:00 a.m.
Joan Patricia Dunn
ADORATION HOLY HOUR & BENEDICTION
Please join us on Monday, November 17 to pray for
priests in the Church at 12 noon. All are welcome.
The ANOINTING OF THE SICK will be celebrated on
Saturday, December 6 at the 8:30am Mass in the
church. All are most welcome. Please pray with us.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19
7:30 a.m.
Robert Mogavero
9:00 a.m.
Harold and Noreen Hager
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20
7:30 a.m.
Patricia Gilmore
9:00 a.m.
Agnes Andwood
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21 ~ The Presentation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
7:30 a.m.
Sr. Cecilia Marie Tippen, IHM
9:00 a.m.
John and Betty Kerrigan
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 ~ St. Cecilia
8:30 a.m.
Janette Chester
5:00 p.m.
Gerard Bucher
Fr. Michael
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe
7:30 a.m.
Anthony DeStefano
Fr. Jaime
9:15 a.m.
Rose Rizzo
Fr. Rob
10:45 a.m. Ann Marie Venturini
Fr. Hugh
11:00 a.m. Joseph Classi
Fr. Don
Annette Micciche
James Cummings
Edward Dehmer
Sophie Delagi
Edward Markowski
12:15 p.m. All Parishioners
Fr. Don
5:00 p.m.
Edward Braddick
Fr. Michael
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions: Wed., Nov. 19 at 8am—8:45am Fr. Michael
Confessions: Sat., Nov. 22 at 4pm—4:45pm Fr. Hugh
SCRIPTURE
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Luke 18:35-43
Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22; Luke 19:1-10
Revelation 4:1-11; Luke 19:11-28
Revelation 5:1-10; Luke 19:41-44
Revelation 10:8-11; Luke 19:45-48
Revelation 11:4-12; Luke 20:27-40
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Matthew 25:31-46
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,
It seems the public media likes to take great delight when there
appears to be a dissension within the Roman Catholic Church,
especially among its hierarchy. It uses these instances to “stir the pot,”
hoping to polarize Catholics even more than they are as they emphasize
two extreme camps: liberal and conservative, reformed and traditional.
We saw evidence of this when the news media reported on last month’s two-week
Extraordinary Synod called by Pope Francis to prepare for the next year’s October Regular Synod
on marriage and family life. As is often the case, the news media took comments out of context and
incorrectly communicated the subject matter. In their accounts, the media tried to hype such issues
as homosexuality, same-sex marriages and remarriage of divorced Catholics.
Pope Francis called this Extraordinary Synod to foster greater dialogue and discussion, even
on the sensitive issues to which I just alluded. In and of itself this synod had no authoritative power.
Nor were any of its contents binding on church teaching. It simply was a chance for people, clergy
and laity, to share their ideas and reactions.
It would be naïve of me to think that there were not going to be opposing views among
members of that synod. When the synod was ending, some bishops were quite vocal in contesting
the more radical views that were expressed during the two-week session. And they showed it when
they voted down certain recommendations.
This came as no surprise since these bishops were trying to remain faithful to the Church’s
teaching, especially on issues like marriage. Marriage was meant by God to be between a man and
a woman, established by God in creation, affirmed by revelation and raised to a sacrament by Jesus
Himself.
One of the more contentious critics of the synod was Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former
archbishop of St. Louis. Once again, the news media has used Cardinal Burke to rally the troops
against the Church and sow seed of dissension.
Cardinal Burke was brought to Rome by Pope Benedict XVI and made head of the Church’s
highest court of law, the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, similar to the U.S. Supreme
Court. He was also appointed by Pope Benedict to the Congregation for the Office of Bishops, one
of the most influential congregations in the Church since it selects and recommends the names of
bishops worldwide to be appointed by the Holy Father.
Earlier this year, Pope Francis removed Cardinal Burke from his position on the
Congregation for Bishops. One could suspect that the cardinal’s ultra-conservative choices were
not in alignment with Pope Francis’ more moderate appointments and thinking.
Most recently, Pope Francis removed Cardinal Burke as head of the Signatura and made him
patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a largely ceremonial office. This change was
probably prompted by the cardinal’s remarks to the news media in which he described Pope
Francis’ pontificate as “a ship without a rudder.”
Even bishops and cardinals must be careful how they address the public news media. They,
too, can be and often are taken out of context. Certainly there needs to be transparency. And
bishops and cardinals have a right to free speech and to express their point of view. But it doesn’t
do church officials or the Church any good to “air the Church’s dirty laundry.” Doing that only
contributes to the distortion of the truth by the news media and plays into their polarizing agenda.
If you want to know what is accurately being reported about the Catholic Church, please
don’t resort to the public news media. Instead, explore the website of official church news agencies,
The Long Island Catholic magazine, or ask your parish priest.
God bless you and give you His peace.
Fr. Don
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ST MARY CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Next Rehearsal: Tuesday, November 18
6pm-7pm ~ Auditorium
We will be leading song at the 10:45am Mass —Dec. 14
and Christmas Eve—5:30pm Mass
Lynne Cook @ [email protected]
SENIOR CONNECTION “SENIOR TEA”
Tuesday, November 18 ~ 1pm—3pm
Sacred Heart Hall
MEN’S MINISTRY
Tuesday, November 18 ~ 7:30pm
Sacred Heart Hall
Exploring the Gospel of Luke
FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, November 24 ~ 7:15pm
Rectory
THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
November 21 & 22 ~ See page 6 for details!
2014 ADVENT PARISH RETREAT
December 1 — December 3
Brother Louis Miritello, OSF and Sister Vicki Toale, OP
Details on page 9.
SHAWL MINISTRY
Thursday, December 4 ~ 1—3pm ~ Joseph Room
Info: Rose LoVerde 631-581-0466,
Angela Hufner 631-859-5299, or 581-4266 x100
SAVE THE DATE!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 13 ~ 10am—12pm
More info to follow in the coming weeks . . .
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
Saturday, December 6 ~ 9:30am
Joseph Room
2015 AT HOME WITH THE WORD books are
available in the Rectory — Offering is $8.00 per
copy.
The students in Second Grade have
been eagerly preparing for their first
Sacrament of Reconciliation. We have
invited Father Michael to help prepare
the students for this Holy Sacrament.
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)
If you have any questions, please call
631-581-3423 or email
[email protected]
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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.
Third Time
Christopher Sheridan and Brianne Strano
The 2015 Workbook for
Lectors
is available for
pickup in the Rectory during
office hours.
SPIRITUAL CARE ~ If you yourself or someone
you know is confined to home and wishes to have a
visit by a lay companion or to receive the
sacraments from a priest, please call the Rectory
Receptionist at 581-4266, x100.
If you wish to list a name in the “Prayers for the
Sick” section of the bulletin for the month of
NOVEMBER, 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, November
17 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 child who will be baptized
and for their family:
Anna Lynn Golden
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
Theresa Drake
Thomas Gernon
Cindy Ginty
Angela Hamm
Theresa Harvey
Thomas Smith Henley
Johnny James Henley, Jr.
Theresa Henry
Janice Hock
Grail Mc Ginley
Debra Lane
Susan Lauto
Chloe Marie McManus
William Mc Sweeney
Tom Magoulas
Karen & Vito Marzovilla
Harry Munster
Kay Peterson
Kevin Quinn
Virginia Restifo
Diane Romeo
Thomas Ruddy
Reynold Sainton
Joanne Scala
Lester Siems
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. . .
Kory Mitchell Joseph Kaese, Thomas F. Hansen
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Dear All of You,
The first reading from the Book of Proverbs can be a bit misleading. It speaks of
that devoted wife who cares for her husband. It appears that she fulfills his every need.
The scripture also mentions that in addition, this loving woman reaches out to the poor and
needy.
This may not sit well with a number of people, especially women who seek equality;
but the wife in the story does not represent the role of women in a marriage. The good wife is the maternal,
feminine face of God; known to many as Wisdom.
Absolutely it does not say that God is a woman . . . or a man. It would be an injustice to limit God to a
particular gender.
This woman in the Book of Proverbs models for all of us, both male and female, the loving commitment of
God to us. God is loving, nurturing, and will go to any length to provide for everyone of us.
The message to us is that if we care for one another to the best of our ability and if we take
responsibility for the poor and needy, we too will be rewarded for our labors and become reassured of our own
value.
In Wisdom’s love,
Sr. Camille Solis, DW
St. Mary SENIOR CONNECTION
invites all seniors to attend our semi
-annual “SENIOR TEA” on
Tuesday, November 18 from 1pm—
3pm in Sacred Heart Hall. This
will be our first gathering in the newly renovated
SHH. For this we are thankful. Join us in our
Thanksgiving celebration. Come meet, mingle and
enjoy the company of some really nice people as we
gather for prayer, companionship and some fun. If
you are able you are encouraged to bring finger
sandwiches or a dessert to share with the group.
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.
RESPECT LIFE ~ Long Island Coalition for
Life will hold the general meeting on Monday,
November 24 at 7:45pm in the St. Regis Knights
of Columbus building at the corner of Rosevale
Ave. & Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma. All welcome!
Call 631-243-1435 between 9am—7pm.
THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED!
Assemble Food Baskets
Friday, November 21
4:30—5:30pm
Sacred Heart Hall
Delivery of Food Baskets
Saturday, November 22
10am
Sacred Heart Hall
ATTENTION YOUTH!
Youth help needed in assembling Thanksgiving
Food Baskets on Friday, November 21.
Community Service Hours Available.
ST MARY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
STOVE TOP STUFFING
CANNED YAMS
CANNED GRAVY
CRANBERRY SAUCE
CANNED VEGETABLES
CANNED POTATOES
CAKE MIX & ICING
SHAMPOO
PAPER TOWELS
CLEANING SUPPLIES
LAUNDRY SOAP
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.
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Sacrificial Giving
Thank you for sharing
your Treasure
Last Week’s Offering
$19,452
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.
“Msgr. Peter A. Chiara Sacred Heart Hall”
Renovations are
completed with 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.
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.
St. Mary Parish Renovation Campaign
“Improving Our Parish — Housing Our Ministries”
Over $350,000 Pledged!
Thank You ~ Thank You ~ Thank You
Father Don, Jim Vesely and the Campaign Committee would like to thank all parishioners who have
responded to the campaign. We deeply appreciate your generous support. The campaign office is
reporting total pledges of $353,800 with over $100,000 in cash down payments from only 75 parish
families.
As you consider your pledge . . . Please remember
• No Down Payment is Necessary.
Your gift is matched by the Diocese at a rate of fifty cents on every dollar.
• Pledge payments are in addition to your weekly offertory.
Payment reminders will be mailed in accordance with the selected payment plan.
• All contributions are tax deductible.
• Make checks payable to: St. Mary Capital Campaign
•
•
All Pledges & One-Time Donations—no matter what the amount
are welcomed, needed and appreciated!
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Level I Confirmation Parents’ Meeting — There is a meeting on
Monday, November 17 at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Parents will
be introduced to the new Confirmation Preparation Program —
“Chosen.” We will also discuss the requirements for preparing
for Confirmation. The students do not attend this meeting.
Classes for Grades 2—6 and Confirmation Level I will take place as scheduled
this week.
First Grade — Please Note: There are no classes for First Grade until March,
2015.
On-Line Students — Parents should have received email instructions from My
Catholic Faith Delivered by this week. If you have not yet received them, please
call the FFE Office at 581-3304, x121. You will have until the end of June to
complete the on-line chapters.
Mass Attendance — Every student in every grade, whether on-line or in class,
must attend a minimum of 15 Masses during the school year. Coupons can be
found in the wicker baskets in the Church and in the Auditorium. Please have your
child complete the coupon and place it in the Collection Basket. We use those
coupons to track Mass attendance.
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.
Question: Ordinary Time makes up
most of the liturgical year in the
Catholic Church.
What does
Ordinary Time mean?
Answer: Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” simply
because the weeks are numbered. The Latin word
ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems
from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the
English word order. Thus, Ordinary Time is in fact the
ordered life of the Church. It’s appropriate, therefore,
that the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Ordinary
Time (which is actually the first Sunday celebrated in
Ordinary Time) always features either John the
Baptist’s acknowledgment of Christ as the Lamb of
God or Christ’s first miracle—the transformation of
water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana. Thus for
Catholics, Ordinary Time is the part of the year in
which Christ, the Lamb of God, walks among us and
transforms our lives. That’s why there’s nothing
“ordinary” about Ordinary Time.
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CHURCH OF ST. MARY
2014 ADVENT PARISH RETREAT
Monday, December 1
Tuesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 3
“LIVING THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL”
Brother Louis Miritello, OSF
Will lead our prayer with a conference in the
Mornings following the 9:00am Mass.
Sister Vicki Toale, OP
Will lead our prayer with a conference in the
Evenings at 7:30pm
All Sessions will be in the CHURCH.
Bring a friend, a neighbor, a relative!
Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad as
We Prepare the Way of the Lord!
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!), readymade 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.
A Win/Win Event!
EARTH ‘N BOWLS FOR CHARITY was a huge
success! Our guests “ate, drank, took a bowl home
and were merry,” and our Outreach received a big
boost to continue to help those in need . . . A whopping
$20,285 boost!
A heartfelt thank you to all who attended. Special
thanks to all the local restaurants & businesses who
so generously sponsored our event, donated their
time, their talents and amazing gifts in support of our
fund-raiser!
May you be blessed a thousand fold!
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A sincere THANK YOU to EVERYONE
who participated in making
“ROCK OUT HUNGER V”
a huge success for the
St. Mary Food Pantry!
50th Anniversary Mass of Commemoration in honor of
Sr. Mary Antoinette, DW, Missionary and Martyr in
Africa will be held at the Montfort Spiritual Center (26
S Saxon Ave., Bay Shore) on Wednesday November 19
at 11am. Please RSVP to Nancy Miller at 631-277-2660
ort [email protected]
The Daughters of Wisdom currently have a position
open for a COOK/HOUSEKEEPER at their Convent in
Islip. The hours are 3:45pm to 7pm—Monday thru
Friday. If you are interested, please contact Sr. Pat
Curreri, DW at 631-220-5582.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ASSUMPTION COUNCIL #5252
RECEIVES TOP INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Knights of Columbus, Assumption Council #5252 of East Islip/Islip Terrace has earned the distinction of Triple Star Council for
the 2013-14 fraternal year. The award was presented to Grand Knight Jerry Blum at a council meeting on September 22 by
District Deputy Michael Tully. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment (reaching
300% of quota, thereby making it a “triple star”) and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsoring of
service-oriented activities. Only two councils in the entire State of NY received this praiseworthy award for 2013-14 fraternal
year.
In announcing the Assumption Council as one of the two winners of the Triple Star Council Award, Carl A. Anderson, chief
executive officer of the organization saID, “Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award.
Your dedication to the Order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you
to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this
award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for
the good of the Church, your community, and the Order.”
“Receiving the Triple Star Council Award is quite an honor for us. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment,” proclaimed
Assumption Council Grand Knight Jerry Blum.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer
opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in over
15,000 councils around the world, the Knights annually donate more than $170 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable
causes. Please visit www.kofc.org for more information.
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130 W. Main Street (next to St. Mary’s) 277-1800 Parishioners
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102-5 Carleton Ave.
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EAST MEADOW
2515 N Jerusalem Rd.
(516) 826-1010
Family Owned and Operated
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