Young At Heart Ministry (Formerly Known As The Senior Ministry)

St. John's Church

We hold the following incentives for the senior members and/or their families: • Weekly T’ai Chi Cha gentle movement—Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the IHM room in Convent • Bi-weekly book discussion God isn’t Finished with Me Yet—2nd and 4th Thursdays—10 a.m. in the IHM room in the Convent • Bereavement Support—Wednesday at 7 p.m.—IHM room in Convent • Information and ticket arrangement for plays at St. Joseph’s College • Trips to Mohegan Sun and/or Foxwoods—several times during the year • Special • Arrangement for rides to any event or doctor visits (reasonable distance) • Social visits to homebound or non-driving seniors • We are open to other suggestions that will enhance the lives of our Wisdom People. Socialization is necessary at all stages of life! I hope to hear from many of you. Call: 631.878.0009 ext. 127.

Why is it that so few seniors sign up for activities that we offer here at the Church? I know some of us wait until the last minute but if I am not offering things that entice you, perhaps you can suggest something that you’d like us to offer. In trying to plan activities, often things have to be ordered and it would make it easier for us if we know who might be coming. Soon we will be starting a new support group for those who have lost a loved one through death or divorce and although those two areas seem dissimilar it is amazing that often they are not. If you are hurting and people (friends, family) tell you that you should “be over it” they do not really understand the emotions involved in loss.

A support group is just that—those present understand and will not expect you to speak if you are not comfortable; but everyone understands and will NEVER discourage your feelings. Since we do use a journal book, a number attending is important. Perhaps you have seen the notice of a one-day retreat of Walking with Mary during Lent. Since lunch is included, a number is important. Our Thursday morning group (which meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday) at 10 a.m. in the IHM Room of the convent. We will be reading 'God Isn’t Finished With Me Yet', by Barbara Lee, a book helping us to discover the spiritual graces of later life.

Having trouble with balance? Try our Tuesday morning T’ai Chi Che for 40 minutes. It does wonders! We will also have Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent in Seton Chapel. Time will be given next week. Please help me to help all those who now have time because you have an “empty nest.” Have a blessed day and week. Consider coming to find out what others have found so helpful. God bless you.

P.S. Day Haven offers a program called Our Place Memory Café in Riverhead, in Hotel Indigo, 1830 W. Main Street. Their next meeting is Feb. 26. It is a free program; for more information, call Lori 631-585- ext. 261. There is a Caregiver Support Group at St. Peter and Paul Church, 781 Wading River Rd., Manorville on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. It is FREE.

Please call and leave your name and a contact number if you plan to attend any activity, either at 631.878.0009 ext 127 or Thank you.


Inspired by our patron, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Center Moriches seeks to bring the light of Christ to a world in need, so that as Christ has done, we may also do.
From the celebration of the Eucharist, we are sent forth to serve God and neighbor through ministries of formation, education and outreach.