Dear Friends: “Faith illumines life and society” - Pope Francis: Through your support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal we are able to pass on the treasures of Faith to a new generation of Jesus’ disciples. Teaching religion and sharing the Faith with young people – this is Jesus’ message – to proclaim the word of God. We do that by living the message every day. There is something so rich in spreading our Faith – you want to go out and share it with other people. That’s the Apostolic message.” Please consider donating to the Appeal and making a difference in the lives of our young people. Thank you! Maggie Martin, Director of Religious Education. St. John of God, Central Islip. Pledges to date - $97,230. Donors to date - 299
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At St. John’s we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation every day. During the week, we celebrate the sacrament after the 7 a.m. and 12 Noon Masses. Generally, the priests will be in the “living room” or the Chapel area of the Convent. He will wait or be around for 10 minutes after the last person has come. If Daily Mass is held in the Auditorium, the priest will be seated some place in the Auditorium after Mass.
On Saturday and Sunday evenings, confession are heard in the Youth Ministry Office (near the Main Entrance of the Auditorium) or in the back of the Auditorium itself. With all of our movements in these weeks, we don’t want to lose our commitment to and celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation. (Of course, you can - and should - approach one of our parish priests whenever you want to celebrate the sacrament.)
Confessions are offered every day after daily mass in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Room or the back of Seton Chapel. Confession is also heard on the following dates and times.
Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in English
Saturdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in Spanish and English
Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in English