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Joy of Love

The Joy of Love Is an Affirmation Worth the Read

Amoris Laetitia, or The Joy of Love, Pope Francis’s recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and the family is worth reading.

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Pentecost

Francis: Don’t keep the Holy Spirit locked up in your heart

Without letting the Holy Spirit lead his or her life, a person risks being just an "armchair Christian" who recites "a cold morality" without actually living out the Gospel, Pope Francis.

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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension into Heaven – La ascensión al cielo

“Christ’s ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain” (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, no. 97).

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Year of Mercy

A Biblical Year of Mercy

A 13-part series is being published from December 2015 to December 2016 with articles for reflection during the Year of Mercy.

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NFP

National NFP Awareness Week

Discover Natural Family Planning JULY 24 - JULY 30, 2016. Love, Mercy, Life, Natural Family Planning, Opening the Heart of Marriage

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Religious Freedom

Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom

The Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2016.

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2016 Catechetical Congress

2016 Catechetical Congress

This year's Congress promises to be just as Spirit-filled, inspiring, and beneficial.

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Faith Formation

Reconciliation Brings Easter Joy – La Reconciliación Trae la Alegría Pascual

by Mary McClusky Although Easter is a time of great joy for many, it can also be a painful season. Imagine a woman who has had…

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Upcoming Events

Jun
2

First Annual Luigi Giussani Series on Faith & Modernity

The series is centered on the life and faith of Servant of God, Msgr. Luigi Giussani: priest, thinker, and educator able to speak about Christ to modern man.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Loreto Theater
New York

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Marriage

Jun
9

Marriage Preparation Facilitator Training : Level I Workshop

Interested in facilitating engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage? Sign up for our Marriage Facilitator Workshops!

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Parish Center
West Islip

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Jun
13

Spanish for Pastoral Ministries

Come and learn some useful vocabulary to communicate in Spanish in your ministry.

Monday, Jun 13, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary, Msgr. Ryan Hall
Roslyn Heights

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Jun
18

RICA NIVEL II – En Nassau

Dirigido a las personas que desean ser o son miembros del equipo de RICA

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Christopher, Baldwin (Bajos de la Iglesia)
Baldwin

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Marriage

Jun
2

Marriage Preparation Facilitator Training : Level I Workshop

Interested in facilitating engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage? Sign up for our Marriage Facilitator Workshops!

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Parish Center
West Islip

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Jun
11

RICA NIVEL II – En Suffolk

Dirigido a las personas que desean ser o son miembros del equipo de RICA

Saturday, Jun 11, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nuestra Sra. de Lourdes (Escuela – Aula #16)
West Islip

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Marriage

Jun
16

Marriage Preparation Facilitator Training : Level I Workshop

Interested in facilitating engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage? Sign up for our Marriage Facilitator Workshops!

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Parish Center
West Islip

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Jun
23

Welcoming the Order of Celebrating Matrimony

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the BCDW Secretariat Staff will team up to offer formation on the revised rite of Matrimony.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
St. Patrick's, Bay Shore (Msgr. Purick Hall)
Bay Shore

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