Calendar

September 2019 – January 2020

Sep
5
Thu
The Acts of the Apostles and the Beginning of the Church @ OLPH School Building (Room 3)
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Acts of the Apostles and the Beginning of the Church @ OLPH School Building (Room 3)

The Acts of the Apostles is the second book written by the Evangelist Luke. It gives us a summary of how Jesus’ disciples, after having received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, grew into a Church . We will be reading passages from Acts , commenting on them, and discussing how the model of the early Church can help today’s Church grow in holiness. Please bring a Bible, preferably NAB, NIV or NRSV.

When: 5 Sessions: September 5,10,12, 17, and 19, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Fr. Jacob Onyumbe

Where: OLPH School Building (Room 3) – 240 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 (map)

Please call (631) 226-6175 to register for the class.

Sep
9
Mon
Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists – September 2019 @ Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Catechist Training for New and Nearly New Catechists - September 2019 @ Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish | Medford | New York | United States

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  • Are you just starting out in your Catechetical ministry?
  • Have you been doing it for a few years and feel like you need some new ideas and new energy?
  • Are you willing to spend time with fellow Catechists?
  • Do you believe we “learn something new every day?”

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Come join us and other Catechists for four, 2 hour sessions and leave with ideas, materials and a new outlook toward your ministry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Topics will include:

  • What and who is a Catechist?
  • What is my understanding of the Catholic teachings?
  •  How do I plan a Catechetical Session?

Instructor:
Lisette Robustelli, Associate Director, Office of
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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish
125 Half Hollow Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729

Dates:
September 9, 11, 16 and 18, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cost:
$20.00 per person

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Sep
14
Sat
Catechetical Congress 2019 @ St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Catechetical Congress 2019 @ St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School | West Islip | New York | United States

This year’s Catechetical Congress promises once again to be exciting, enjoyable, and rewarding. The worship, keynote address, and many workshops will touch on every aspect of catechetical parish ministry.

Sep
28
Sat
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II – East Islip – Postponed @ St. Mary’s Parish, White House Conference Room
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II - East Islip - Postponed @ St. Mary’s Parish, White House Conference Room | East Islip | New York | United States

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This facilitator series builds on Part I Training for understanding the specific principles of Bereavement Ministry and starting a support group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This course will instruct on: [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

  • Forming a Group
  • The Group Process
  • Recap the “Lazarus Program”

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  • Helping Children & Adolescents Deal With Grief
  • Specific Grief Issues
  • Mentoring, Follow-Up, Resources

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”sky”][vc_column_text]For the development and training of teams or individuals so they may provide the parish with a ministry to the bereaved. For those who have completed Part I. A certificate of completion will be given to those individuals who have completed the training.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Location:
St. Mary’s Parish
White House Conference Room
20 Harrison Ave, East Islip, NY 11730

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Saturdays, September 28 and October 5, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Margaret Peterson, RN, MS in Mental Health

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Advanced Registration is required.

Please fill out the form below to register or download the flyer.

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Sep
30
Mon
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II – Floral Park @ Our Lady of Victory
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II - Floral Park @ Our Lady of Victory | Manorville | New York | United States

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This facilitator series builds on Part I Training for understanding the specific principles of Bereavement Ministry and starting a support group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This course will instruct on: [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

  • Forming a Group
  • The Group Process
  • Recap the “Lazarus Program”

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  • Helping Children & Adolescents Deal With Grief
  • Specific Grief Issues
  • Mentoring, Follow-Up, Resources

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”sky”][vc_column_text]For the development and training of teams or individuals so they may provide the parish with a ministry to the bereaved. For those who have completed Part I. A certificate of completion will be given to those individuals who have completed the training.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Location:
Our Lady of Victory
201 Plainfield Ave, Floral Park, NY 11001

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Mondays, September 30,
October 7, 21, and 28, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Patricia Woods

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Advanced Registration is required.

Please fill out the form below to register or download the flyer.

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Oct
19
Sat
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II – Hampton Bays @ St. Rosalie Parish
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II - Hampton Bays @ St. Rosalie Parish | Manorville | New York | United States

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This facilitator series builds on Part I Training for understanding the specific principles of Bereavement Ministry and starting a support group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This course will instruct on: [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

  • Forming a Group
  • The Group Process
  • Recap the “Lazarus Program”

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  • Helping Children & Adolescents Deal With Grief
  • Specific Grief Issues
  • Mentoring, Follow-Up, Resources

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”sky”][vc_column_text]For the development and training of teams or individuals so they may provide the parish with a ministry to the bereaved. For those who have completed Part I. A certificate of completion will be given to those individuals who have completed the training.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Location:
St. Rosalie Parish
31 E. Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

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Saturdays, October 19 and 26, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Chris Hayes

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Advanced Registration is required.

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Nov
16
Sat
Training Of Volunteers In The Ministry To The Sick @ Mercy Medical Center (meet in the main lobby)
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Training Of Volunteers In The Ministry To The Sick @ Mercy Medical Center (meet in the main lobby) | Williston Park | New York | United States

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Course topics will include:

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  • Understanding the meaning of being called
  • Discerning the call
  • Understanding the theology of ministry to the sick and the ministry of accompaniment
  • Developing the skills to serve

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  • Understanding the sacramental nature of visiting the sick
  • Understanding the unique roles of parish and hospital ministry
  • Integrating the theory and practice of the ministry to the sick

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Eucharistic Minister Training Part B

Location, Dates, & Time:

Mercy Medical Center
(meet in the main lobby)
1000 North Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Saturdays, November 16 and 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

AND

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Presenters:

James Spencer, Senior Vice President
for Mission and Ministry CHSLI

Dr. Joseph Walters, DMin, JD, MAPC, BCC
Director of Pastoral Care

Fr. Norbert D’Souza
Mercy Medical Center

Cost: $40 per person

 Attendance required at all  3 sessions

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All appropriate candidates are encouraged to apply for this ministry.

Appropriate candidates unable to pay the tuition will be granted scholarships.

Advanced registration is required

For more information, contact Elizabeth Ramirez 516-678-5800 ext. 408 | eramirez@drvc.org

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31st Annual Mass For Deceased Children @ St. Agnes Cathedral
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm
31st Annual Mass For Deceased Children @ St. Agnes Cathedral  | Rockville Centre | New York | United States

Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.

Presider
Msgr. William Koenig

St. Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, New York

All are welcome

Come early to inscribe your child’s name in the “Book of Families”

No Registration is required.

For more information contact
Lucy Creed, Associate Director
516-678-5800 x236 | lcreed@drvc.org

View or download the flyer

Jan
6
Mon
Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) – Old Testament @ St. Mary’s Elementary School Building (Marian Room)
Jan 6 @ 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Basic Religious Studies Course (2020) - Old Testament @ St. Mary’s Elementary School Building (Marian Room) | West Islip | New York | United States

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

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Course Offered

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Mondays, January 6, 13, 27, February 3, and 10, 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 Elementary School Building (Marian Room)
1300 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030

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Further Courses Offered

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Mondays, February 24, March 2, 9, 16,and 23, 2020

Christology
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For more information contact eramirez@drvc.org or 516-678-5800 ext. 408

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

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Jan
15
Wed
RCIA Level I – West Babylon @ Our Lady of Grace
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RCIA Level I - West Babylon @ Our Lady of Grace | Seaford | New York | United States

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

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Topics Will Include:

  • Theology of the Sacraments of Initiation. Historical overview of the rite.
  • Breaking Open the Word with Catechumens:
    • the importance of faith sharing and teachings, based on the lectionary readings.
    • apply and experience Breaking Open the Word of God and explore ways to implement in a parish.
  • RCIA Process During the Season of Lent
  • Liturgical Rites
  • Post-baptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy

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Location: Our Lady of Grace
666 Albin Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704
Dates: Wednesday, January 15 22, 29 (Room 109);
and February 19, 2020 (Room 106)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person

Please note: You must attend all sessions

For more information contact
Lucy Creed (516) 678-5800 ext 236 | lcreed@drvc.org

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