A Letter From the Pastor

April 14, 2024

During the Easter Season which continues until Pentecost Sunday, the first reading at Mass is taken from the Acts of the Apostles. You’ll recall that during Ordinary Time, the first Reading is from the Old Testament. These readings from the Acts of the Apostles are very Important because they tell the story of the beginnings of the Church and how the Faith began to spread throughout the world. There are stories of heroism, controversies, persecutions, and miracles which testify to the continued presence of Jesus in the world through the lives of His disciples and the actions of the Holy Spirit. Since children often enjoy hearing stories from their parents and grandparents, why not share a story with your grandchildren from the Acts of the Apostles you heard at Church? It’s a great way of sharing your faith, and at the same time, helping to educate them in the faith.

Are you being called to participate a little more at Mass? We could use your generous assistance as a Minister of Holy Communion, a Lector, an Altar Server, a Cantor. Uncomfortable in a public setting? Why not consider visiting a homebound parishioner bringing them Holy Communion once or twice a month, or perhaps bringing Holy Communion to residents at one of the three nursing facilities in the parish. For more information, please contact Fr. Bauhoff at the Rectory Office, 516-921-2334.

Friends of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington invite all parishioners to a Spring Musicale on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The program consists of operatic arias and piano selections. For more information, please call the Seminary at 631-423-0483 x 102, or email bmalone@icssemianry.edu.

On May 12, we celebrate Mother’s Day and the Mother’s Day Novena of Masses begin with the 10:15 AM Mass. Envelopes for the enrollment of all mothers, grandmothers etc. were mailed to all registered parishioners. If you did not receive one or misplaced it, enrollment envelopes are available at the doors of the church. There are also Mother’s Day greeting Cards for you to present to whomever you are enrolling in the Novena.

The Diocese of Rockville Centre invites all couples who are celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2024 for a special blessing at one of two churches:

Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 3:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Agnes, Rockville Centre. Bishop Andrzej will be the celebrant. ***You must register by Tuesday, April 16, 2024.***
Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patchogue. Bishop Coyle will be the celebrant. You must register by April 3, 2024.

For questions or more information, please contact Lisette Robustelli, Associate Director at 516- 678-5800 X 200 or email irobustelli@drvc.org. Worldwide Marriage Encounter invites all married couples to do something different and life changing by attending a WWME Virtual Experience on Thursday evenings, April 18, 25, May 2,9,16,23 via Zoom at 7:00 PM. Each sessions lasts approximately 2 – 2 1/2 hours. For more information, please email jimmy.bernice.acevedo@wwme.org