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Advent 2019

Family Reflection for Advent

This reflection for Advent can be a great resource for families in your parish. This reflection is part of a Catholic Relief Services series.

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Faith Formation

Benevolent Fictional Patrons of Important Christian Holidays

It’s easy for kids, especially, to get wrapped up in the stories of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Here’s a fun blog with tips for parents on how to bring the right messages home on the most Sacred of Catholic holidays.

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Advent 2019

The Season of Advent

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.

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Parenting and Family Life

Parenting Pointers – Saint Nicholas Day

"A spirit of wisdom and of understanding" (Is11:2)

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Advent 2019

When Your Family’s Advent Falls Apart

In this blog post from the USCCB’s For Your Marriage website, author Josh Noem finds solace in the centerpiece on the table during the Advent season. When life feels like it’s out of control, there are ways to stay grounded during Advent.

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Faith Formation

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This reflection about keeping the faith during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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Marriage

Marriage Moments: In Harmony Together

"Think in harmony with one another." (Rom. 15:5)

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A year of service

Walking with Moms in Need

Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”

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Upcoming Events

Dec
10

Liturgical Catechesis – The Sacraments

Join Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski on a workshop series explaining various parts of the Mass.

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Curé of Ars Parish - School Auditorium

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Jan
16

RCIA Level I – Bethpage

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team in a parish.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Martin of Tours, Bethpage (St. Alphonsus Parish Hall)
Seaford

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Feb
6

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry – Morning Location

A workshop addressing the changing cultural landscape in our Faith Formation Programs.

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Frances Cabrini
Southampton

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Mar
10

Catechist Training Level 2 – Religious Education

The series is designed for anyone who has completed Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists.

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. James, Setauket

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Jan
15

RCIA Level I – West Babylon

For individuals wishing to be members of an RCIA team in a parish.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of Grace
Seaford

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Jan
22

Ministry of Consolation Level I

A foundation for understanding the general principles of the Order of Christian Funerals.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Aidan (Peter & Paul Room in Parish Center)
Seaford

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Feb
10

Building Intercultural Competences in Ministry – Evening Location

A workshop addressing the changing cultural landscape in our Faith Formation Programs.

Monday, Feb 10, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Southampton

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Mar
10

We Grieve With Hope

Upcoming Bereavement Support Program Offered at St. Mary, East Islip Support Groups are opened to anyone who has suffered a loss at least three months [...]

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Mary

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