PARISH CENTER OFFICE
NOW OPEN
Secretary
Ms. Diana Maza
Parish Office: 516-432-0655
Mon. through Fri.
9 AM to 3 PM

Sunday Mass
Sunday Mass 11/29/2020


Weekly Bulletin
Nov 29th Bulletin


Interfaith
Island Park Community
Annual Inter-faith
Prayer Service
11/24/2020


Food Pantry Open
Food Pantry

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please bring donations during hours of operation.




White Elephant
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Visitors
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Confirmation Mass Group B
11/15/2020

Confirmation Mass Click Picture to view video

Confirmation Mass Group A
11/8/2020

Confirmation Mass Click Picture to view video

Christmas / Advent

2020

Advent Wreath

The word Advent derives from the Latin word 'Adventus,' meaning coming. The Lord is coming. This year Advent begins on Sunday, November 29th and ends on Christmas eve.
Advent is a time when we look to Christmas and the celebration of the Birth of Christ, our Lord.

Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year (in the Western churches), and encompasses the span of time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas, until the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas) is celebrated. The first Sunday of Advent is the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (which is November 30th), and so it will always fall somewhere between November 27th at the earliest and December 3rd at the latest. The liturgical color for this season is purple (Usually a deep purple as opposed to the lighter, red-violet shade of purple associated with Lent).

Like Lent, Advent is a preparatory season. It has significance because it is a season of looking forward and waiting for something greater; both for the annual celebration of the event of Christ's birth, and for the time when Christ will come again.

Accorrding to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, during Advent, we are asked:

• to prepare ourselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the
incarnate God of love,
• thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace, and
• thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world.

Notice from our Pastor
At the present moment we have safety / distance rules
from Governor Cuomo that MUST be followed
so please help us comply by following all directives:

Mass and Services Schedule

 

Weekday Masses                   Daily 8:00 a.m.

                                                Church is open for prayer 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday                                3:00 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena/Adoration

                                                4:00 p.m. Confession

                                                4:30 p.m. Benediction

                                                5:00 p.m. Mass

Sunday                                   8:00 a.m. Mass

                                                10:00 a.m. Mass

                                                12:15 p.m. Mass

 

We still have safety / distance rules from Governor Cuomo that MUST be followed so please help us comply by following all directives:

FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN

ENTER CHURCH BY FRONT DOORS ONLY!

NO CHOICE of SEATS USHERS WILL SEAT YOU

WE CAN ONLY HAVE 50 PEOPLE AT EACH MASS

BENCHES AND DOOR KNOBS ARE SANITIZED AFTER EVERY MASS

 

REMINDER REGARDING THIRD COMMANDMENT OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS the obligation to attend Mass is still suspended. For the time being no one is obliged to come to Mass. Mass is now available for those who would wish to attend.

Please use adult, prudential judgement:

If you are sick stay home!!!

If you have health issues or age-related concerns stay home!!!

If you are apprehensive, worried or uncomfortable with any gathering stay home!!!