February – March 2020

Preparación para el Bautismo Entrenamiento para Facilitadores Nivel I @ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparación para el Bautismo Entrenamiento para Facilitadores Nivel I @ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel | Deer Park | New York | United States


El sentido y la gracia del sacramento del Bautismo aparecen claramente en los ritos de su celebración. Cuando se participa atentamente en los gestos y las palabras de esta celebración, los fieles se inician en las riquezas que este sacramento significa y realiza en cada nuevo bautizado. (CIC 1234)

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El ciclo de la vida en la familia a través del análisis de:

  • La Crianza de los hijos
  • Ritual & Ciclo de la Vida
  • La Iglesia Doméstica
  • ¿Qué es el Bautismo de Infantes?
  • El Porque de un Bautismo de Infantes
  • Las Enseñanzas de la Iglesia para el Bautizo de Infantes

Para más información por favor comunicarse con
Diana Pizarro
516 678-5800 Ext 592

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
495 N Ocean Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772

Jueves 20, 27 de febrero, 5, y 12 de marzo, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Costo: $40 por persona
Se requiere la asistencia a todas las sesiones.

Diana Pizarro
Directora Asociada
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Special Needs: Mardi Gras Prayer Service and Brunch @ St. Frances de Chantal Parish Center
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Needs: Mardi Gras Prayer Service and Brunch @ St. Frances de Chantal Parish Center | Wantagh | New York | United States

Adults with special needs will meet to pray and celebrate before Lent begins.

The Prayer Service will start promptly at noon and be followed by brunch.  Beads, favors, and entertainment complete the festivities.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: St. Frances de Chantal Parish Center – Smulski Room – 1309 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh, NY 11793  (map)
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 Per Person Reservations & pre-payment are necessary for this event!
(In case of cancellation no refund will be given.)

Come, join in the fun, before we begin the liturgical season of Lent.

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Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) – Old Testament @ St. Mary’s Church (Basement, Marian Room)
Feb 24 @ 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) - Old Testament @ St. Mary’s Church (Basement, Marian Room) | West Islip | New York | United States


This course is for anyone pursuing a Basic Religious Studies certificate.
This series of courses is designed for teachers, catechists and interested adults.


Course Offered

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Old Testament
Mondays, February 24, March 2, 9, 16,and 23, 2020[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Location: St. Mary’s Church
(Basement, Marian Room)
1300 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY 11030

Cost: $40.00 per person/per session | $30.00 per person if taking more than one course[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

Further Courses Offered

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]New Testament
Mondays, March 30, April 6, 20, 27, and May 4, 2020

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For more information contact or 516-678-5800 ext. 408

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Completion of all six sessions is required to gain a Basic Religious Studies certificate.



Marriage the Primordial Sacrament @ Curé of Ars Parish, Merrick
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Marriage the Primordial Sacrament @ Curé of Ars Parish, Merrick

Come away for a few hours and renew your Love Relationship

Based on the teaching of St John Paul II in Theology of the Body
Presented by Dr. Henry A. Malone

Date and time: Saturday, February 29, 2020 1:00pm—5:00pm
Location: Curé of Ars Parish, Merrick, NY, Msgr. Leonard Hall, 2323 Merrick Avenue (map)

For more information contact: Ellen Zafonte, Director of Faith Formation, Cure of Ars
516-623-1400 ext 109 ;

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Divorce & Beyond Support Group @ St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Divorce & Beyond Support Group @ St. Elizabeth of Hungary

A ten-week support group providing friendship, prayer and dedicated to helping each other deal with the challenges and difficulties faced during the experience of separation and divorce.

The program is designed to help men and women find encouragement as they explore and experience the emotions and issues associated with divorce and moving forward.

Wednesday Evenings for 10 weeks
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 2020
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Melville
(Parish Center Room 109)
175 Wolf Hill Rd, Melville, NY 11747

Speakers: Terri Fitzpatrick, Frank Roggenkamp and Rita Varriale

Cost: $20.00 (books included)

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If you have questions, contact Melissa Usis at or
call (516) 678-5800 ext. 567



Retreat Day for the Elect of 2020 @ Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Retreat Day for the Elect of 2020 @ Seminary of the Immaculate Conception

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We invite the adult elect, adult candidates, and their sponsors of our Diocese to a retreat experience in preparation for their Easter Initiation.


2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
McKenna Lounge
440 W Neck Rd, Huntington, NY 11743

$25 per person
Light supper will be provided.

Register by February 23, 2020

For more information: 516-678-5800, ext. 236 and leave a message or

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Catechist Training Level II – Religious Education @ St. James, Setauket
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Catechist Training Level II - Religious Education @ St. James, Setauket

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The series is designed for anyone who has completed Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Topics will include:

  • Understanding the role of the catechist
  • Developing methods/techniques for catechesis for children
  • Understanding individual topics
  • Developing prayer techniques with children

This workshop along with Level I will fulfill the requirements for a Certificate of Completion in Religious Education[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Dates:
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

St. James, Setauket
429 NY-25A, Setauket
East Setauket, NY 11733

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We Grieve With Hope @ St. Mary
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
We Grieve With Hope @ St. Mary

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 prior to the start of the group. Thee is no cost but a commitment to attend each meeting throughout the program is required. Groups are offered in a closed and confidential setting with highly trained facilitators and limited to 15 people.

Eight Week Group beginning Tuesday evenings at 7pm
March 10th through April 28th 2020

Pre registration is required
Call 631-581-4266 Ext 101 to register

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Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea @ Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wonderfully Made Mother and Daughter Tea @ Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This Mother/Daughter tea will introduce the Catholic Church’s teaching regarding Human Dignity and how we respond to God’s call to live a life of virtue. The Mother and Daughter will look at how they are “Wonderfully Made” creation of God. They will begin to dialogue between Mother and Daughter regarding how they are to live a life that exemplifies this out in the world.

We welcome Mothers (or a mother figure*) and their daughter (5th grade through 8th grade)
*Anyone who serves as a mother figure, for example
(Grandmother, Aunt, etc.), is welcome to join us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dates and Locations:
Sunday, March 22 – Queen of the Most Holy Rosary – 196 W Centennial Ave, Roosevelt, NY 11575 (map)
Sunday, March 29 – St. James – 429 NY-25A, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733 (map)
Sunday, April 19 – St. Rosalie – 31 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 (map)

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$25.00 for mother/daughter
$5.00 for each additional young lady
$5.00 for each additional adult female, must accompany a regristrant

Light Lunch: English Afternoon Tea (scones, light sandwiches, tea and juice)

For more information or the register call: 631-698-3149[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Program Overview:

  • The sacredness of human life
  • Responding to God’s call
  • Growing in virtue
  • The beauty of marital love
  • Growing-up, changes and accepting new responsibilities
  • Establishing a foundation for continued communication

For more information contact: Lisette Robustelli (516) 678-5800 ext. 200 |[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]View or download flyer[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Guest Speaker: Bertha Peralta Rodriguez

Bertha Peralta-Rodriguez has been a catechist and youth minister for over 20 years. She is a devoted wife as well as a mother to an 11 year old “diva”. Bertha leads talks, workshops and discussions in order to encourage others towards a better understanding that they are a wonderful gift created by God. She received her Masters in Counseling from Fordham University, and currently works at Hunter College.
Mrs. Peralta-Rodriguez is a catechist for the Confirmation program at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Sunnyside, Queens and is also an instructor for the School of Missionary Disciples for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]


Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II – Levittown @ St. Bernard
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II - Levittown @ St. Bernard | West Babylon | New York | United States

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Facilitator training builds on the foundation for understanding the general principles of Bereavement Ministry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This course will instruct on:

  • Self-Awareness of Dying and Death Attitudes and the Catholic Faith Experience
  • Overview of The Bereavement Process and Types of Grief
  • Viewing Grief from A Life-Span Perspectiye (adolescence through old-age)
  • Communication Skills Needed for Facilitators (understanding the Feedback Loop)
  • Establishing a Parish-Based Bereavement Group (closed group model)
  • Utilizing Journaling, Reflections, Prayer, and Guided Imagery Within the Group Process
  • Addressing Grief Within the Family Structure (children, adolescents, parents, etc.)
  • Enhancing Self-Identity and Overcoming Loss (goals-based model of help)
  • Practicum: Setting Up Your Parish Bereavement Support Group

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The goal of this training is to prepare volunteer
facilitators to deliver bereavement support groups
within their parish setting.

Dates: Saturday, March 28; April 4, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and June 6, 2020
Attendance is required all sessions.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: St. Bernard
3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756

Instructor: Dr. Luciano Sabatini and Dr. Patricia Woods

Cost: $80.00 per person

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