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January 11, 2015
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 BAPTISM OF
THE LORD
JANUARY 11, 2015
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ADORATION HOLY HOUR & BENEDICTION
Please join us on Monday, January 19 to pray for priests
in the Church at 12 noon. All are welcome.
MONDAY JANUARY 12
7:30 a.m.
Marilyn Elliott
9:00 a.m.
Anthony Louis Valentino & Frank Cosgrove
The ANOINTING OF THE SICK will be celebrated on
Saturday, February 7 at the 8:30am Mass in the
church. All are most welcome. Please pray with us.
TUESDAY JANUARY 13 ~ St. Hilary
7:30 a.m.
John Mierzejewski
9:00 a.m.
Leonid Fedirkon
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14
7:30 a.m.
Louise Crisci
9:00 a.m.
Frank Paules
THURSDAY JANUARY 15
7:30 a.m.
The Thommes Family Living & Deceased
9:00 a.m.
Louis Pryor
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 5814266, x105.
FRIDAY JANUARY 16
7:30 a.m.
Kyle W. Good
9:00 a.m.
Kathleen Ferguson Davis
SATURDAY JANUARY 17
8:30 a.m.
Eileen Zurla
5:00 p.m.
Deceased Members of
The Del Genio Family
Scott Zachwieja
Michael Brdey
Fr. Michael
SUNDAY JANUARY 18
7:30 a.m.
Vito Lonero
9:15 a.m.
Juanita Goodwin
10:45 a.m. All Parishioners
11:00 a.m. Paul Spagnoletti
Fr. Hugh
Fr. Don
Fr. Rob
Fr. Michael
12:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Fr. Michael
Fr. Jaime
Brian Foley
Vincent Vitelli
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions: Wed., Jan. 14 at 8am—8:45am Fr. Michael
Confessions: Sat., Jan. 17 at 4pm—4:45pm Fr. Don
SCRIPTURE
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Please pray for the safety of the members of
St. Mary Parish who serve in the Military.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Hebrews 1:1-6; Mark 1:14-20
Hebrews 2:5-12; Mark 1:21-28
Hebrews 2:14-18; Mark 1:29-39
Hebrews 3:7-14; Mark 1:40-45
Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Mark 2:1-12
Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 2:13-17
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19
Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
John 1:35-42
Let us remember in our prayer . . .
Keith & Teague Liming
Alex & Sean Lyon, USMC
Lt. Commander Lloyd Reinhold US Navy
Lance Corporal Andrew Schaedtler USMC
Lt. Colonel Albert E. Smith, US Air Force
PFC Eric Thomesen US Army
Lt. Samuel Warren
All Military Chaplains
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.
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Dear Friends,
“Jesus . . . was baptized in the Jordan by John. On coming out of the
water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove,
descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, ‘You are
my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’”
These words are taken from Mark’s gospel for today’s Feast of
the Baptism of the Lord. This reference to the Father speaking about
Jesus His Son is only found one other time in the gospels — at the Transfiguration.
It is also the gospel I use when I baptize children at a ceremony. At that time, I
emphasize to the parents, godparents, family and friends present that the same Spirit will come
upon their child or children in the Sacrament of Baptism.
Likewise, I tell them those words of the Father about Jesus are also being echoed today
as this child or these children are being baptized. God says, “This is my beloved son, my
beloved daughter with whom I am well pleased.”
The key thing is for that favor to remain with the child or children. How? God’s favor will
remain with them by the reception of the other sacraments, by prayer and reading of the bible,
by attendance at Sunday Mass, and by good works.
If you were to look at a map of the Middle East, you would notice that the River Jordan
connects two bodies of water — the Sea of Galilee to the north and the Dead Sea to the south.
There is a huge difference between the quality of water in both seas. The Sea of Galilee is rich
in sea life; whereas there is practically no life in the Dead Sea, thus the reason for its name.
The reason why the Dead Sea lacks sea life is because the water is extremely salty. The
water from the Sea of Galilee flows down the River Jordan and is deposited in the Dead Sea.
Because the water in the Dead Sea has nowhere to flow, the deposit of salt continues to build
up in the Dead Sea, preventing marine life to exist in it.
There is a lesson to be learned here. At baptism, God’s grace begins in us. That grace
is meant to keep increasing, to keep flowing within us. When we fail to keep God’s favor by not
doing the things I indicated earlier, God’s grace stops flowing, and we become spiritually
stagnant. It’s why sometimes people are referred to as being “spiritually dead.”
God wants us to keep growing in His grace and favor. But that will only happen if we
receive the sacraments, pray, read the scriptures, attend Mass and perform good deeds.
At baptisms I often use the image of bread and wine. If you go to a restaurant and you
are served stale bread, do you eat it? No, you send it back for fresh bread. Likewise, if you
order a bottle of wine and you taste that it is bitter, do you continue to drink it? The answer
again is “no;” you send it back for a new bottle which hopefully will be better. The fact is we
don’t like stale or bitter things.
The same should be true of us spiritually. God doesn’t want us to be stale and bitter
followers. He wants followers who are spiritually alive and enthusiastic about His message and
love.
As we begin this new year, perhaps, we should ask ourselves if God can honestly say of
us what He said of Jesus in today’s gospel — “You are my beloved son with whom I am well
pleased; you are my beloved daughter with whom I am well pleased.”
God bless you and keep you in His grace this New Year!
Fr. Don
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ST MARY CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Next Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 13
6pm-7pm ~ Auditorium
We will be leading song at the 10:45am Mass on
January 25 in the Auditorium.
Lynne Cook @ [email protected]
“A GATHERING OF MEN & WOMEN IN OUR
WISDOM YEARS...GOLD IN OUR MEMORIES”
Monday, January 12 ~ 9:45am—11am
Sacred Heart Hall
Presenter: Dot Horstmann
SENIOR CONNECTION
Tuesday, January 13 ~ 1pm—3pm
Sacred heart Hall
Cancelled in the event of snow or heavy rain.
If in doubt, call 581-4266, x128
ROSARY SOCIETY
Wednesday, January 14 ~ 9:30am
Joseph Room
Commission of Buildings & Grounds
Thursday, January 15 ~ 7:30pm
Joseph Room
FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, January 20 ~ 7:15pm
Rectory
MEN’S MINISTRY
Tuesday, January 20 ~ 7:30pm
Sacred Heart Hall
Become a Dynamic Catholic
Discussion: The Ten Commandments
SHAWL MINISTRY
Thursday, January 22 ~ 1pm—3pm
Joseph Room
CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE
Saturday, January 24 ~ 7pm
Sacred Heart Hall
Details on page 9.
“A Gathering of Men & Women in our Wisdom Years
… Gold in our Memories” with Dot Horstmann. This
will be a monthly event ~ For January we will wonder
together:
Where have we buried our talents?
Interested in exploring? Join us on Monday, January 12
in Sacred Heart Hall from 9:45am—11am. Bring a
friend, a neighbor, a relative! ALL ARE WELCOME!
100TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATIONS!
Lenten Evening of Prayer & Song with
Fr. Charles Mangano and Laurie
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7pm in Auditorium
Admission is a free will offering.
100th Anniversary Brunch
Sunday, March 1 at 11am in Sacred Heart Hall.
Adults-$16 per person & Children-$8 per person
Tickets: Contact Lois Mills Lannigan at
[email protected] or 631-650-5033.
Please note tickets are limited.
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade follows at 2pm.
100th Anniversary Principal’s Gala
Join us for a night to celebrate 100 years of
Catholic Education honoring
Fred & GinaMarie Bianculli and
Joseph & Maureen Szabo
Saturday, March 14, 2015 ~ 7:00pm—11:00pm
An evening of elegance on the beautiful waters
of the Great South Bay at Chateau La Mer,
845 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst.
Highlights: Cocktail Reception, Top Shelf Open
Bar, Five course Sit-Down Dinner, Dancing &
After Dinner Cordial Bar and
100th Anniversary History Book &
Commemorative Tribute Journal
St. Mary School Red Carpet Photography
Chinese Auction, Grand Prize & 50/50 Raffle
Ticket prices: $85/adult; $150/per couple;
$70/Faculty & Staff; $750/Table of Ten and
$900/Table of Twelve
Underwriting opportunities and Journal
Advertisement available.
For further information, please e-mail
[email protected]
Night of Irish Song with Andy Cooney
Friday, March 27 at 7pm in Auditorium
Tickets-$25 per person~Contact Megan Reitzel
at [email protected] or 581-3423 x149.
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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
Alexander Krause and Tiffany Barraco
Patrick Brogan and Rosanne Kavanagh
Second Time
Patrick Oberlies and Amy Schuessler
Third Time
Sean Carroll and Heather Sutorius
If you wish to list a name in the “Prayers for the
Sick” section of the bulletin for the month of
JANUARY, 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: ________________________
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.
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, February 9
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:
Evelyn Lorraine Breen
Nicholas Joseph D’Attoma
William James Madden
Marleigh Joseph Phillips
Rose Abruzzo
Bob Ahearn
Joseph Balletta
Sherry Brightman
Michael Caliendo
Caren Callimano
John Cascio
Mary Rose Creamer
Pat Croteau
Maria Josephine Dahan
Christopher Dahl
Sonny D’Ambrosio
Dominic De Yorgi
Theresa Drake
Cindy Ginty
Noreen Gress
Angela Hamm
Theresa Harvey
Thomas Smith Henley
Theresa Henry
Aidan Thomas Joyce
Art Krenicky
Debra Lane
Susan Lauto
Doris Lindauer
Grail McGinley
William Mc Sweeney
Tom Magoulas
Harry Munster
Paige Julia Nelson
Kay Peterson
Virginia Restifo
Diane Romeo
Joanne Scala
Peter Sloboda
Ruth & Larry
Stephen Schaedtler
Robert Tirado
Dan Traietta
Paul D. Vigliotta
Leo Vollbracht
Brian & Sabrina Ward
Mary Will
Jane Wilt
Canyon Zito Wroblewski
Let us pray for the deceased of our parish. . .
George Burkas, Thomas Ruddy, Margaret Snock, Edward
Tierney, Patricia Rehr, Daniel Reuther, Thomas O’Keefe,
Joan (Paulsen) Colantuoni, Donald Maine Barletta,
Isolde Hollenstein, Warren Flynn (Fr. Michael’s brother)
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Dear All of You,
The scripture tells us the story of Jesus’ baptism. He was immersed in the
Jordan River by his cousin, John. I often wonder why Jesus felt the need to be
baptized; after all he is the Messiah, the son of God. Possibly Jesus knew that this
is what he needed to begin his public life.
In the past few years, I have met with parents of infants who have decided
not to baptize their baby. When asked why, they often say that it is more
important for them to be spiritual than to be a member of a parish. There are some moms and dads
who have their child baptized, but drop out of “church” until the child’s First Holy Communion.
What can we do to help our children and grandchildren feel the spirituality that comes with
being Catholic? How can we explain the grace and strength one receives from a sacrament? Can we
describe the loving support one receives from being a part of community?
My guess is that the best way to share our Catholic faith is by gently allowing these young
parents to take the time to decide for themselves. (That means absolutely no berating). Be sincere
when you speak about you faith. Live everyday life as an example.
One of our volunteers recently spoke of his school-aged grandchild who has not received
Baptism. He said that he and is wife never asked questions about having the child baptized, they just
prayed.
To their surprise, their grandchild was registered in Catholic school and she led the prayer
before the Thanksgiving meal. The grandparents were delighted.
“Dear God, help us to be patient, true to our faith and invitational to all. Amen.”
In Wisdom’s love,
Sr. Camille Solis, DW
RESPECT LIFE ~ Long Island Coalition
for Life (631-243):
Face the Truth—
Sunday, January 18 at 1:30pm—3pm in
front of Nassau University Medical Center,
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow.
A silent, peaceful, public witness for life and
call for reversal of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court
decision of 1973. Signs provided at site. (Rain or
Shine.) All Welcome ~ Visibility matters.
Are you or someone you know having family or
interpersonal problems due to drinking alcohol and/or
using other drugs?
CATHOLIC CHARITIES/
Talbot House, a Chemical Dependence Crisis
Center, in Bohemia provides withdrawal & stabilization
services on a voluntary basis to males and females
over the age of 18 who are seeking to stop and/or
withdraw from alcohol and/or other drug use. The
medical and clinical staff at Talbot House will assess
the kind of care the person needs to begin their
journey in recovery. For more info, please call 631589-4144. Talbot House staff is available 24/7. Each
call is confidential. Talbot House is a NO fee for
service program.
ST MARY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
JELLY
PEANUT BUTTER
KETCHUP
MUSTARD
MAYONNAISE
RAMEN NOODLES
TOOTHPASTE
FACIAL TISSUES
TOILET PAPER
PAPER TOWELS (single rolls)
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
Offering 12/28
$20,285
Last Week’s Offering $17,113
Biweekly Offering EFT $ 2,447
“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”
Most major renovations have been completed. There
is still work to be done. Plans are being developed for
a new landscape design, signage and some additional
interior and exterior work. Volunteers have painted the
exterior stucco on the eastern side; the western side
will be addressed in the spring.
If you are interested in donating to the continuing
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 indicate in the memo section of the
check: “Fr. Pete Fund” as these funds are in a
restricted account and can only be used for the sole
purpose of the renovation project. Thank you for your
support.
When planning your Will, bequests and
memorials, prayerfully consider including
our parish community of St. Mary.
St. Mary Parish Renovation Campaign
“Improving Our Parish — Housing Our Ministries”
Over $985,000 Pledged — Help us reach our goal!
CAMPAIGN EFFORTS CONTINUE. . .
Father Don and the Campaign Committee would like to thank all parishioners who have responded. We
appreciate your generous support. The campaign will not end until all members of our parish family have
had an opportunity to be part of the campaign’s success. We need everyone to participate if we are to
make our goal. Please make your pledge or one-time donation by returning the all-in-one pledge envelope
that was mailed to your home, or pick up an extra one at Mass. No down payment is necessary. Please
review the suggested gift plans and continue the success of our campaign by making your gift
today!
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 welcome and appreciated!
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FIRST EUCHARIST PARENTS’ MEETING ~ If your child is
preparing to receive First Holy Communion in 2015, please plan to
attend the meeting on Monday, January 12 at 7pm in the
Auditorium. Information regarding First Reconciliation as well as
First Communion will be shared. Banners will be distributed. One
parent/adult should attend. Children do not attend this meeting.
SUBSTITUTE CATECHISTS NEEDED! If you can help by becoming a substitute
catechist for your child’s class or any other class, please call Linda Crowley at 581-3304,
x122. It is amazingly helpful to have people willing to step in when a catechist cannot
teach. Please pray about helping us in this way.
CLASS CANCELLATIONS ~ Notices were distributed in December reminding all
families that in the event we need to cancel classes, there are several places the
information will be posted:
On our parish website — www.parishofstmary.org
• Our parish Facebook page
WALK Radio 97.5; WBAB 106.1, WBLI 102.3, and Channel 12 News
•
•
We will also leave messages on our voicemail. Individual phone calls to families will not be
made.
Prayer on the Feast of
The Baptism of the Lord
“From the waters you rose and
Heaven bent down to note the moment.
Your being there blessed the waters
with your perfect presence,
You who had no need to wash away life’s
stains, as you gave the waters their
life-giving task of giving us new birth
into your kingdom.
Thank you Lord,
for the channels of grace
You open to us here on Earth.
Amen.”
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“CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE” ~ Join us on Saturday, January 24 in
Sacred Heart Hall as we proudly present “BETHLEHEM ROAD,”
featuring our own Barbara Grace. Doors open at 7pm. Admission is
$5. Make your reservation today . . . 631-581-4266, x107.
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.
Please drop off prizes at the Rectory by Friday, January 16, 2015.
For more
information, please call Barbara Grace at 581-4266, x107.
“GRAND MARSHALL BALL”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7pm—12 Midnight
Irish Coffee Pub
Tickets are $110 per person.
For more information, please call
John Davis at 516-315-8349.
Please see today’s insert in the bulletin.
Sign-up with United Metro Energy and
we will donate $50 to St. Mary in your name.
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The Good News at St. Mary . . .
CHRISTMAS DECORATING 2014
A special “THANK YOU” to the two dozen people that helped decorate our
Church and Auditorium for our Christmas Celebration.
Father Don directed the group in the placement of the poinsettias, wreaths and garland.
Each item was displayed in a precise and loving manner.
We hope you enjoy and spread the “Good News!”
A Happy and Peaceful New Year to all!
St. Joseph Renewal Center (1725 Brentwood
Road, Brentwood—Bldg. #4) 631-273-1187, x123.
“A Spiritual Gathering for Women” on January
13 at 10am—Noon. Offering $15. Presenters:
Tina Cafaro and Joan Vessio.
Christian believers and their pastors from numerous
denominations along with many pro-life leaders will
gather for the 21st Annual National Memorial for the
Pre-Born and Their Mothers & Fathers on
Thursday, January 22 at DAR Constitution Hall,
1776 D St., NW, Washington, D.C. from 8:30—
10:30am. This will be the premier prayer event
marking the tragic commemoration of Roe vs. Wade.
We will gather in repentance and grief, but also in
hope filled, joyful determination and unity to bring an
end to abortion once and for all. There will be a Mass
at 7:30am. Doors open at 7am. Admission is free, no
tickets are required, and large groups are welcome.
Let’s fill Constitution Hall with thousands of believers
to show the nation that pro-life people are not going
away, no matter how long the battle. The prayers and
message of this service will certainly convey that and
you won’t want to miss out on the inspiration. For
more info, visit National PrayerService.com.
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631-581-9589
37 W. Main Street • East Islip, NY 11730
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Jesus
A to Z
Licensed & Insured
Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS
Roofing • Siding • Windows
Doors • Decks • Carpentry
Handyman Services
No Job Too Small
FREE ESTIMATES
Deal Direct with Working Owner
(631) 581-9055
(631) 581-7878
East Islip
Physical Therapy
Come Sail Away on a 7-night Catholic Exotic Cruise starting
as low as $1045 per couple. Daily Mass and Rosary offered.
Deposit of only $100 per person will reserve your cabin.
Space is limited. Thanks and God Bless,
an Official
Travel Agency
Brian or Sally, coordinators 860.399.1785
of AOS-USA
Orthopedic
Neurological • Rehab
Matthew Mangione, P.T.
All Insurance Accepted
581-7707
126 East Main St., East Islip
A colorful Catholic ABC book
for kids and families!
Includes a glossary of questions to help adults
pass on their Catholic faith.
007199 9 x 12 Hardcover
$16.99 each • Special Offer — 2 for $25.00!
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100 West Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Office 631.581.8855 ~ Fax 631.581.0724
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St. Charles Monuments
Memorials For All Cemeteries
1280 N. Wellwood Ave.
West Babylon, New York
Authorized Catholic Cemetery Dealer
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Open 7 Days A Week
We Will Match Any Competitors Price
(631) 694-0943
JAMES D. SUTTON, AAI
PRESIDENT
149 E MAIN ST., E. ISLIP
581.7978 x 12 FAX: 581.7507
email: [email protected]
Large Selection of Wines & Liquors
Gift Baskets • Gift Certificates
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207 Islip Ave., Islip 581-1680
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Cleaners and Laundry
Expert Tailoring &
Wedding Gown Preservation
1628 Union Blvd.
665-0335
Bay Shore
Frank & Claire Whitehouse
WILLIAM J. SHEA ELECTRIC TOLL FREE:
Providing Quality Electricians
Commercial • Residential • Industrial
1-877-801-8608
*First Three Months
24 Hour Emergency Service • Licensed and Insured
631-277-6346
Customer Satisfaction is our number one priority
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ALL Types of Therapy | ALL Insurance Accepted
35 Psychotherapists on Staff | Available 7 Days a Week
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Stuff-A-Bagel
“It’s a Better On a Bagel”
Servicing The Community for 20 Years
Newly Remodeled
Under New Ownership
Saint Margaret Sunday Missal
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24 East Main Street
277-1835
East Islip
Fax (631) 661-3681
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Readings • Reflections • Prayers
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Paluch Partners - a simple way for you to partner
Diamond & Stone Setting
Jewelry & Watch Repair
Custom Redesigning
All Major Credit
Cards Accepted
581-1443/4
166 E. Main St.
St. Mary’s Graduate
007008 St Mary Church (B)
with service providers who support your parish
through their sponsorship of the parish bulletin.
Easily access your parish’s latest bulletin
and all the sponsors who advertise.
Their contribution allows parish bulletin
communication to be free of charge
for your parish. Support them by taking
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Support Your Church & Bulletin.
Free professional ad design & my help!
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Call Frank Capanzano
800.524.0263
WHY IS IT
A man wakes up after sleeping
under an ADVERTISED blanket
on an ADVERTISED mattress
and pulls off ADVERTISED pajamas
bathes in an ADVERTISED shower
shaves with an ADVERTISED razor
brushes his teeth
with ADVERTISED toothpaste
washes with ADVERTISED soap
puts on ADVERTISED clothes
drinks a cup
of ADVERTISED coffee
drives to work
in an ADVERTISED car
and then . . . .
refuses to ADVERTISE
believing it doesn’t pay.
Later if business is poor
he ADVERTISES it for sale.
WHY IS IT?
Russ Knoth Exterior Designs
Siding - Windows - Roofing
Decks - Gutters - Flooring
Painting - Sheetrock - Interiors
631-581-2291 Parishioner
581-9741
“The Complete and
Unique Look for All”
We Specialize in Barbering
183 East Main St., East Islip
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Overton Funeral Home, Inc.
172 Main Street, Islip
581-5085
www.OvertonFuneralHome.com
Eric S. Buehler, Manager
Family Owned and Operated Since 1923
279 Orinoco Drive
Brightwaters
665-5550
665-3774
FABER BROS AUTO REPAIR
COMPLETE AUTO SERVICE
ESTABLISHED 1957
Karp’s Wines
& Liquors
Imported & Domestic
214 E. Main St.
You owe it to yourself to try to
save money on your insurance
Consider Remembering
Your Parish in Your Will.
(631) 581-4776
174 W. Main St., East Islip
www.AckerlyInsuranceAgency.com
For further information,
please call the Parish Office.
Ackerly Insurance Agency
SANDLES
Kids
Love Us...
FUNERAL HOME
581-8100
Member Of St. Mary’s Serving The Parish
With Dignity & Reverence
98 Carleton Avenue, Islip Terrace
Gary A. Rosenfeld, DDS
228 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-8600
Margaret Zadnik-O’Connell, DDS
Nicole Cuoccio, DMD
Shane Hoelz, DDS
...Parents
Trust Us!
439 Main Street, Islip
581-1150
581-9242
www.EastIslipDentalCare.com
Captain Bill’s
Elder Law • Wills • Trusts • Estates
Medicaid Planning • Real Estate
THE GREAT SOUTH BAY SEAFOOD CO.
Water Front Dining • Catering
www.captainbills.com
122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore
665-6262
Fax 665-6293
Hilary H. Hollborn & Sons, Inc.
Plumbing - Heating - Electric
GORMLEY & GORMLEY, PLLC
Attorneys & Counselors At Law
130 W. Main Street (next to St. Mary’s) 277-1800 Parishioners
Licensed & Insured
“4” Generations of Experience
102-5 Carleton Ave.
581-2624
Islip Terrace
Hilary H. Hollborn & Sons, Inc.
KOHLER GENERATORS
Sales & Installation
Licensed & Insured
581-2624
Islip Terrace
Vitagliano Orthodontics
A long standing member of the neighborhood & Catholic
community and a supporter of education for our children
We Strive for Excellence and miles of smiles!
Drs. Joseph & Pasquale Vitagliano
Massapequa: (516) 798-6786
West Islip: (631) 661-3025
New Patient Special Offer for Parishioners
665-3300
7 Belford Ave.
Bay Shore
FUEL OIL...HEATING
& AIR CONDITIONING
“Dependable Service Since 1932”
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
WILLIAM G. BAST, D.M.D.
Party Tents, Tables, Chairs
Board Certified Podiatrist Joseph A Schiano CPA PC
By ABPOPPM
277-1700
369 E Main St., E. Islip
INDIVIDUAL
(631)
Personal Service
BUSINESS
277-2174
Recession Friendly Fees
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Garden and Construction Tools
http://www.631taylorrental.com
84 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore
631-665-2055
Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Practice Limited to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
194 Middle Road, Sayville drwbast.com 567-3777
EMERALD ISLE
PAVING, INC.
EAST ISLIP
200 East Main Street
631•581•5600
631-224-4969
Seamus Flannery
Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured
WEST ISLIP
(Across from Good Samaritan Hospital)
1225 Montauk Highway
631•661•5644
007008 St Mary Church (A)
BETHPAGE
20 Hicksville Road
516•731•5600
33 Wall Street • East Islip
581-1869
Off Carleton Ave.
Everything From Deck To Roof
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