St. John The Evangelist
R.C. Church, Center Moriches, N.Y.
What's Happening @ SJE
Corpus Christi: June 23, 2019
“This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24
“Save Time and Donate Online!” Online Giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays. In the coming weeks, we’ll also be allowing our Religious Education parents to make payments on the site and will be promoting a number of church events. Be on the lookout for those announcements. If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit sjecm.org. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at631.878.0009. "Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." - Luke 6:38
Mass & Worship Announcements
Come to the quiet: The church building is open from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m., if not later, each night. Seton Chapel, in the white convent building, is open around 8 a.m. and also remains open to approximately 7 p.m. Take some time to open your heart to the voice of God.
Sunday masses: Saturday vigils are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Spanish mass). Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.
Weekday masses: Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. and noon. Saturday morning: 8 a.m. Seton Chapel: Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. (Spanish).
Seton Chapel (located in the Convent building – The White House): Seton Chapel is open each day from 7 a.m. until the early evening. We gather in Seton Chapel for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Mondays – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays – 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. mass – in Spanish – Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Hours (beginning in Lent) Mondays – Midday Prayer – 3 p.m. Night Prayer – 8:45 p.m. Thursdays – Midday Prayer – noon, Evening Prayer – 4:45 p.m. Fridays – morning prayer – 8 a.m. midday prayer – 11:45 a.m.
Stations of the Cross (this Lent): we will celebrate the Stations of the Cross at 10 a.m. on Thursdays (Seton Chapel) and 7 p.m. on Fridays (Church).
Come and know God’s mercy: The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every day after daily mass in the church. The sacrament is also celebrated in the church on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and from 7 to 7:15 p.m. (Spanish). Confessions are also heard on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Come and know God’s healing of the sick: Please contact the rectory (631.878.0009) for a priest to celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with the seriously ill or those preparing for surgery. Please also let us know if a loved one is sick so we can pray for them at mass and list their name in the bulletin.
Come and spend some time with the Lord: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in Seton Chapel on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Come to know Mary, Our Lady Queen of Apostles: Rosary - We pray the Rosary every day after daily mass in Our Lady’s Chapel in the church building. Mondays we pray the Miraculous Medal Novena after the 7 a.m. mass in the church building and at 7:30 p.m. in Seton Chapel in the convent on most Mondays, with the exception of holidays and whenever the parish is closed.
Traditional Latin mass schedule: While we do not celebrate the extraordinary form of the mass here at St. John’s, those who wish to attend that liturgy may do so at the following times and places: Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at St. Isidore’s, Riverhead. Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills. Sundays at 9 a.m. at St. Ladislaus, Hempstead.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): At St. John’s we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation daily. During the week, we celebrate the sacrament after the 7 a.m. and noon masses. Generally, the priests will be in the IHM Meeting Room or the chapel area of the convent. He will wait or be around for 10 minutes after the last person has come. 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. Of course, you can - and should - approach one of our parish priests whenever you want to celebrate the sacrament.
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Church Hours & Contact Info
Rectory (Parish office) hours (the Blue House on Ocean Avenue): It is here where you can make appointments to meet with one of our priests, pick up a mass card, drop off materials and is usually a good “first stop” when at SJE. We seek to be as present as we can to those who come to our doors. We are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. We close from noon to 1 each day to give our staff free time.
Phone numbers: 631.878.0009. Fax: 631.874.2466.
Church Address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches, New York, 11934.
Office of Faith Formation: Located in the Red Barn: 631.878.4141.
Office of Youth Ministry: Located in the OLQA school auditorium lobby.
Parish Outreach: Located in the Red Barn: 631.874.3617.
Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional School: 631.878.1033. 2 St. John Place.
Center Moriches, NY 631.878.1033. www.olqany.org
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Faith Formation Information
St. John the Evangelist’s Faith Formation program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade, and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration has begun for the 2019-20 academic year.
Summer Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon then 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Extended office hours on Wednesdays until 7 p.m. We are located upstairs in the Red Barn! Those who are entering Grade 1 in the fall , as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 and 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). We look forward to seeing you!
Vacation Bible Camp: Meeting For New Volunteers: This Wednesday, 6/26. There’s still time left to sign up your child for Vacation Bible Camp, or to volunteer! If you’re interested (or if you’ve already signed up to be a new volunteer!), come down for our New Volunteer meeting this Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM in the lower meeting room of the Red Barn! (Those who volunteered last year—we will meet with everyone at our Orientation Day (date TBD))
WE Want you! Witness + Serve + Inspire! Our Faith Formation program is gearing up for a new and exciting year! Can you help? Here’s some great ways to answer your Baptismal call to serve the Church through our Faith Formation program.
- Facilitators for our NEW Level 7 program! This will feature an outside-the-classroom model with small groups of 10-12 students. The program’s aim is to be more experiential, relational and engaging. We are looking for High School Volunteers also! (Grades 10-12).
- Catechists: We currently need catechists for the following days/times: Level 1 (8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Saturdays) Level 1 and 2 classroom aides (8:30 AM and 10 AM, Saturdays) Level 5 (4:45-5:45, Tuesdays) Level 6 (4:45-5:45 PM, Mondays) • Vacation Bible Camp volunteers—Adults and students entering grades 6 & up this fall. (Confirmation candidates may get service hours through volunteering at VBC).
- Confirmation 1:8 Program This Fall—For our Grade 9 students preparing to receive Confirmation this fall (2019). If you can help, please contact Michelle at 631.878.0009, ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible Camp help wanted! Our Vacation Bible Camp ministry is in need of assistance in many areas! See our full-page forms in the bulletin to volunteer, or to register your child! The camp will be held July 22-26, from 9 a.m. - noon each day. See the bulletin for more details! Students in need of Confirmation service hours are welcome to sign up as Youth Volunteers!
Incoming 1st Graders and New Students: Registration has begun for the 2019-20 academic year. Those who are entering Grade 1 in the Fall, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 & 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). We look forward to seeing you!
Rite of reception: Are you an adult interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation? If you are a baptized Catholic, but have not been fully initiated, we offer a process for those who desire to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. For adults who desire more information, please fill our this letter of interest form first. For teenagers and their families who desire more information, contact the Faith Formation Office at 631.878.0009, ext. 170 or email to email@example.com. For adults who desire more information, contact Father John at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 631.878.0009. Meetings will begin during Lent and continue to the celebration of Pentecost in June.
Catholic mentors needed: We are in the process of preparing for a new session of our RCIA process. This process is for adults seeking baptism as well as those who were baptized into other Christian faiths. We are looking for active and engaged parishioners who can serve as: Catechists – work with prepared materials to teach others about the Catholic faith. Facilitators – work with our RCIA group to share with one another about the Scriptures and the Catholic faith. Hospitality – work to prepare a place of welcome with coffee and small snacks. The commitment involves an hour or an hour and a half each week. The truth – this ministry needs those who are actively involved in our parish (those who already do too much) and those who are seeking something new. For more information and to talk it through, please contact Fr. John ASAP so we can begin this process as quickly as possible. You can reach Fr. John at email@example.com or call at 631.878.0009.
St. John the Evangelist’s Religious Education: Our program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration for the 2019-20 academic year will begin June 10. (Those whose children are already enrolled will receive a placement mailing over the summer.) Those who are entering grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 , 2, 3, 4 and 7 students, as well as our Heritage program, takes place in -parish (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized).
Do you want to be baptized? Do you want to become a member of the Catholic church? What are you waiting for? What about you or someone you know? We are in the process of forming a new group of those interested in becoming Catholic. If you are not baptized or were baptized in another Christian faith, please contact Fr. John Sureau or Suzan Fitzpatrick to be part of our next group of inquirers (those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church). You can reach us at 631.878.0009 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Students expressed why they desire Baptism and their parents / sponsors promised to support them in their formation. Please continue to pray for our catechumens as they take their next steps toward full initiation into the church.
Se busca ayuda: se puede devolver? Estás buscando una manera de servir a nuestra comunidad? Al atender a más de 1,600 estudiantes, siempre necesitamos feligreses para enseñarles a nuestros jóvenes la fe. No tiene que ser un teólogo, simplemente tiene el deseo de compartir la fe y relacionarla con nuestra juventud. No se puede hacer un compromiso semanal? Quizás puedas ser parte de nuestro grupo de catequistas sustitutos! Necesitamos particularmente catequistas bilingües para ayudarnos, particularmente con la preparación Sacramental! Si está interesado, comuníquese con Michelle al 631.878.0009, ext. 5 o por correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Faith Formation Information
- Catechist Handbook
- Parent Handbook
- Full Faith Formation Class Schedule
- Saturday Faith Formation Class Schedule
- Monday Faith Formation Class Schedule
- Tuesday Faith Formation Class Schedule
- Letter To The Pastor
- Saint Report
- Service Report
- Sponsor Form (Generic)
- Candidate Covenant
- Confirmation Information Sheet
New Faith Formation Payment Method!
Our Lady Queen Of Apostles
Academic Intervention Teachers Needed
The Catholic School in Center Moriches is seeking trained educators to work in 'The Mission — The Middle School Academy at OLQA' — particularly in the areas of math and ELA (English Language Arts). Interested candidates are asked to be:
- Educators or recently retired teachers
- Collaborators with fellow teachers
- Inspired by working with middle school students
- Looking to work parts of three or four days
- Seeking to transform the lives of young people
- Ready to be challenged and fulfilled.
If interested, please send a resume to email@example.com.
This Week @ SJE: News & Events
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Reports Cards...Rededication… Rebuilt? - 6/23
Dear Parish Family:
Today, June 23, 2019, marks the one year anniversary of the rededication of our parish church building. The liturgical calendar does not coincide with our yearly calendar. This year, two weeks after Pentecost, the Church marks Corpus Christi Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. I have no doubt the Spirit is at work in all of this. Last week, during his homily at Mass in Camerino on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, an area devastated by an earthquake three years ago, Pope Francis said, “ “The Lord instead pushes us to remember, repair, rebuild, and to do so together...without ever forgetting those who suffer”. More
125 Years: Where do you want to be in 2023?
Dear Parish Family:
I started to write this letter on Monday after being part of a meeting of parish ministry leaders in the auditorium. It is important to come together. There were practical things that always need some discussion like the calendar and our safe environment procedures. There was time for prayer. There were times for some deeper calls like ways to better involve our ministry members in other parts of the life of the parish and how we can grow deeper and deeper in our love for Christ and His Church. More
Community Meal - 6/24
Join us Monday, June 24 in the Red Barn at St. John the Evangelist Church in Center Moriches. The meal will consist of a homemade dinner from 6 - 8 p.m. If you are in need of toiletries or clothes, please let a volunteer know! If you are interested in cooking a meal, please reach out to Alex Finta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The divine Office (The Liturgy of the Hours) - 6/23
The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer. The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer. At times the dialogue is between the Church or individual soul and God; at times it is a dialogue among the members of the Church; and at times it is even between the Church and the world…..In the Hours, the royal priesthood of the baptized is exercised, and this sacrifice of praise is thus connected to the sacrifice of the Eucharist, both preparing for and flowing from the Mass. -Taken from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops -www.usccb.org. We pray the Liturgy of the Hours on Sundays after the 5:30 p.m. mass in Our Lady’s Chapel. Monday is the Daytime Prayer at 3 p.m. in the Seton Chapel. The Monday Night Prayer begins at 8:45 p.m. in the Seton Chapel. Thursday – Daytime Prayer – 1 p.m.in the Seton Chapel. Thursday's Evening Prayer is at 4:45 p.m. in the Seton Chapel. Friday – Morning Prayer – 8 a.m. in the Seton Chapel. Friday's Daytime Prayer is at 11:30 a.m. in the Seton Chapel.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - 6/23
Today as we celebrate the gift of the Body and Blood of Christ we hear Jesus ask the disciples, "Why do you not give them something to eat yourselves?" And he shows them how by the multiplication of the five loaves and two fishes. Today, as you donate to the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul, know that the multiplication of the loaves and fishes will happen again and the hungry will be fed. For assistance email email@example.com or contact Alex Finta in the parish Social Ministry Office.
SJE/OLQA Paint Club - 6/23
Do you love to paint? Like to work at your pace? Have a few friends or family members who would love to get together? We have a job for you! We are looking for groups of friends and/or families and ministries or dedicated individuals to take on a classroom in our school building. We will provide the paint and the supplies… you provide the labor, the hands, the patience and all that is needed! You can work at your own pace and even work at nights or on the weekends. We would like all classrooms that are started to be completed by July 10. If you’re interested, can you contact Fr. John at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 631.878.0009.
Cub Scout Pack 1227 - 6/23
A little update on Cub Scout Pack 1227 of St John the Evangelist... Just four months after we started a new Pack at St. John The Evangelist the boys have already done so much. For instance we've..
- Cleaned a section of beach along Moriches Bay, resulting in the removal of enough garbage a truck was needed to remove it all.
- Put on skits at the Gateway Playhouse. The boys themselves wrote these skits and presented those skits on stage, after some lessons from the acting school Director. •Participated in the Suffolk County Boy Scout Camporee, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Suffolk County Scouts, participated in flags across America.
- The placing of U.S. flags on the graves of deceased veterans
- Worked with Helping Makes U Happy to provide toiletries and other essential products to veterans in need.
- Built, lit, and maintained the Easter Vigil Fire.
- Replaced the US Flag in front of St. John The Evangelist Church.
- Done other Cub "Scouty" stuff, such as the pinewood derby, cooking, hiking, fishing, first aid training, building projects, learning about ourselves, each other, and having fun. There was just too much to list. The future is looking busy this summer as well, look for us to…
- Act as the Color guard for a Long Island Ducks game July 21.
- Charter a boat to go fishing.
- Grow 5,000 oysters, and run an oyster farm with our friends The Moriches Bay Project.
- Camping, hiking, maybe even some fly fishing.
- Be an active participant in The St. John the Evangelist Spirit Day, with our own booth, maybe booths and some carnival games put together by the boys themselves.
And more! Also, through the innovation and creativity of our pack leaders we are currently able to operate our Cub Scout Pack with out charging weekly, monthly or yearly dues. This helps to give every boy in the community, regardless of their economic background, the opportunity participate in this worthwhile program. Finally, we would like to thank our supporters who have made it possible for our little Pack to begin a new. Registration is ongoing, for information email: email@example.com
Senior Ministry News
Preparation for Sunday readings: Friday mornings at 9 a.m. in the IHM room in the Convent.
Bereavement Wednesday: 10 a.m. in the IHM room in the Convent.
T’ai Chi Che: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. in the Convent.
Basic religious studies classes - 7/8-7/25
The Diocese of Rockville Centre Office of Faith Formation Presents: Basic Religious Studies at St. Francis Cabrini Parish in Coram. Earn your Basic Religious Studies certificate. $40 pp ($30 pp if taking more than one). Visit drvc-faith.org to register or for more information.
- Old Testament: July 8-11, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- New Testament: July 8-11, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Church: July 15-18, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Christology: July 15-18, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Morality: July 22-25, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Sacraments: July 22-25, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The St. Genesius Guild - 6/23
St. Genesius of Aries is the patron saint of secretaries. He mastered the art of shorthand, transcribing court cases for the archives of the Roman Empire. We are looking for new members for the guild who will help us out in our parish offices from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on Saturday morning and at other times throughout the year. Interested? Want to learn more? Contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday PM Youth Group - 6/27
Vacation Bible Camp - 7/22-7/26
Save the date: Vacation Bible Camp at SJE. Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Get ready for another amazing summer adventure that includes times of great faith, fun and friendship! Registration deadline: July 1. You will receive an email with additional information prior to the first day of VBC. Right now, we are in the planning phases and need help in planning and organizing VBC! We are need people who are good at arts and crafts, food, games, organizing, leading a skit and the like! There’s something for everyone! For more information, contact Michelle Pirraglia at email@example.com or Fr. John at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the bulletin for an official registration form.
About Reconciliation - 6/23
Sinners welcome and wanted. Come and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation! Daily after the 7 a.m. and noon masses and after the 8 a.m. mass on Saturday (Please wait in the lobby of the convent building Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.* (Spanish/English) Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. It is a good time for each one of us to get back in the routine of going to the sacrament of Reconciliation. At St. John’s, we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation every day. As with the weekdays, please wait in the north transept. Of course, you can - and should - approach one of our parish priests whenever you want to celebrate the sacrament. You can also call the parish office to make an appointment.
First friday Devotions - 7/5
The tradition of First Friday is part of the larger devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. While the context for the start of First Friday devotions is different than our times today (this originated in the 1600s and 1700s), I think there is a value to our focus, particularly on First Fridays. We will pray prayers and the Litany to the Sacred Heart after the 7 a.m. and noon masses and at 6:30 p.m. The opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation will continue to be offered after the 7 a.m. and noon masses. Let’s pray that for those who are able and so desire, this devotion may inspire a deeper conversion to the ways of the Lord. We also offer additional time for Eucharistic Exposition in Seton Chapel from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (taking place in between our two daily masses).
Pray-ers Needed: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
SJE is privileged to have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons in Seton Chapel. (Seton Chapel is located in the Convent building, the white house south of the school building.) Over twenty five parishioners have committed to an hour and many more are making time to pray on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons. We are in particular need on Monday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Would you be willing to give an hour of your Monday evening (particularly) or Thursday afternoon to sit in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament? If so, can you please contact Fr. John at email@example.com or call at 631.878.0009.
Praying For And Ministering To The Sick - 6/23
But when someone is sick, we at times think: “let’s call for the priest to come”; “no, then he will bring bad luck, let’s not call him”, or “he will scare the sick person”. Why do we think this? Because the idea is floating about that the undertakers arrive after the priest. And this is not true. The priest comes to help the sick or elderly person; that is why the priest’s visit to the sick is so important; we ought to call the priest to the sick person’s side and say: “come, give him the anointing, bless him”. - Pope Francis
As Catholics, we are called to pray for and minister to the sick and the ill. At St. John’s, it one of the ways we bring the Light of Christ to those in need. Those who are seriously ill or facing surgery, as well as those in danger of death, should receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please call the Parish Office and ask for one of our priests. If you or a family member are ill and wish to receive Holy Communion, please contact the parish office. One of our parish priests will come visit you and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Community will then visit each week. We pray for the sick and the homebound at mass each week. To add your name or the name of a loved one, please contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comunidad Hispano de San Juan Evangelista, Center Moriches
Sacramentos del Bautismo, la Comunión o la Confirmación: ¿Usted o alguien que usted conoce tiene más de 7 años y necesita los Sacramentosdel Bautismo, la Comunión o la Confirmación? Por favor, póngase en contacto con Gregorio Chavez en email@example.com para el próximo paso a seguir. Gracias.
Ministerios Y Servicios: Dirección de la Oficina: 25 Ocean Ave. Center Moriches, NY 11934.
Teléfono: 1.631.878.0009 Horas especiales para asistencia en español: Martes 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa Misa: Sábados - 7:30 p.m., Martes - 7:30 p.m. en el Convent (La Casa Blanca)
Confesiones: Sábado - 7 p.m. en la Iglesia
Bautismos: Segundo Domingo a las 2 p.m. en la Iglesia. Clases pre-bautismos es el tercer miércoles de cada mes. Locación – en el granero (la casa roja) a las 7 p.m.
Favor de traer el certificado de nacimiento del niño dos meses antes del bautismo: Requisitos: 1. Certificado de nacimiento del niño o/de la niña. 2. Certificado de inscripción de su Parroquia (padres y padrinos) 3. Los padres deben traer estos documentos a la oficina de San Juan para fijar las fechas de charla pre-bautismal (OBLIGATORIA para padres y padrinos) y la fecha del Bautismo.
Matrimonios: Parejas que planean su matrimonio, deben hacer una cita con uno de los sacerdotes antes de su boda. De este modo tendrán suficiente tiempo para recibir las instrucciones prematrimoniales y obtener los documentos necesarios. Para más información llame al oficina.
Exposición del Santísimo (adoración): Jueves, noon - 8 p.m.
Renovación Carismática: Viernes 7 p.m. en el granero (la casa roja).
R.I.C.A. (Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos): Padre Michael 1.631.878.0009
Templos del Espiritu Santo (Grupo de Jovenes) cada sabado a las 5 p.m. en el Red Barn.
Tenemos un grupo nuevo en nuestra parroquia, Los Templos del Espiritu Santo! Este grupo quiere ayudar y server los jovenes en la communidad acrecer en sus relaciones con el Señor Jesus. Los Templos del Espiritu Santo reune cada sabado a las 5 p.m. en el Barn empezando el 19 de enero. Habla con Kenia por mas informacion: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New: Women's Group - 6/17
The Women of Grace Foundational Study "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life," written by Johnette Benkoic Williams, is a program for Catholic women to come to know our vocation as daughters of God, to be affirmed in the knowledge of the importance the gift of our authentic femininity is to our place in life right now. We will be using videos featuring Johnnette, the books Full of Grace and the Full of Grace Study book, Scripture, the Catechism, writings from Vatican II and other magisterial documents and the biographies of 16 Catholic women saints. The Blessed Virgin Mary will be our model, the Holy Spirit will be our guide. St. John's will purchase the books. Please call the rectory 631.878.0009 so we know how many books we need. My name is Anita Luccari, I will facilitate the group. We meet in the Seton Chapel in the convent from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., we will meet every other week.
'Ernie’s Place' Food Pantry - 6/24 and 6/27
Open Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Shopping list: Canned vegetables, tuna fish, chicken in a can, rice, instant potatoes, beans, pork and beans, pasta and pasta sauce, canned foods and meats, toilet paper. Thank you for your continued generosity. Remember this list when you go shopping.
Join The SJE Parish - 6/23
How do I register? So many people who come to St. John’s often wonder why it’s important to register. By registering in a parish:
- You make a formal commitment to this community of faith: basically saying, “I want to belong…”
- This parish makes a formal commitment to you, basically saying, “We want to be here for you!”
- You will be better informed about all that is happening here at SJE, basically saying, “Get involved…we need you!!!”
*Please note: We will only be able to produce tax forms for those who are formally registered and use envelopes (or, eventually, electronic giving). To register, contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to email@example.com to make an appointment with a member of our Pastoral Team. You will no longer be able to register by coming into the office without making an appointment.
Spirit Day - 9/8
Save the Date: Spirit Day 2019 will be held on Sunday, September 8.
Our Spirit Day Committee is looking for new members! We are also looking for some volunteers for our Sponsorship Committee.
• Great benefits! (Helping our parish!)
• Clear commitment! (only two to three to meetings and finished in August!)
• New friends! (It’s a great working group!)
If you can help with this specific part of Spirit Day, please contact Tricia or Rich O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you, your family or your business (or a business you know) be able to help sponsor Spirit Day? Throughout the month of September, we’ll have sponsorship signs throughout the parish grounds!
Did you know that St. John the Evangelist bulletin is printed free of charge each week? Not only that, our parish receives a part of the advertising commission. So please frequent the fine establishments that advertise in our bulletin! If your business could use a shot in the arm, consider advertising in the bulletin. Each weekend, the nearly 1,400 people who attend mass at St. John the Evangelist—most of whom live and shop in the Moriches, Mastic, Shirley, Eastport, Speonk and Remsenberg area receive or view our bulletin online. It’s an easy way to reach thousands of area families with information about your business. For more information on how to advertise in our bulletin, call The Church Bulletin Company at 631.249.4994.
The SJE community wished to that this year's Spirit Day Sponsors
Above All Fence + Angelo and Lillian Rollo + Baby Moon Restaurant + Bay Gardens + Center Moriches Veterinary Hospital + Century 21 Cor-Ace Realty, Inc. + Crossfit Kryptonite + Dammeyer Construction Company + Desi Masonry Products + Dun Rite Appliance Company + East End Sign Design + Environmental Assessment and Remediations + Jet Sanitation Service Corps + Law Office of Elizabeth Harrington + Lillian's Hair Studio + Moriches Bay Deli + Moriches Bay Diner + Moriches Bay Realty + Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith + Mrs. Rose Bente + Out East Therapy of NY + ProFlame Inc. + REP Electric + Rico's Clothing + Roy Probeyahn and Sons + Swezey Fuel Company + The Garzero Family + The Sureau Family. All State Center Moriches, Annette Eaderesto, Bridgehampton National Bank, CORE BTS, Enes Carnesecca and Jerry Frunzi, Red O Designs, Grammas Consultants, John and Helen May and Family, John and Joseph Perno and Family, Matt and Kelly - The Pomara Family, Megatom Pools and Spas, Plum Cottage Interior Design, ProFlame Inc., Queen of All Hearts K of C, SJE Ministry of Consolation, The Lapham Family, The Matthews Family, The Parks Family and Twin Ponds Cabinetry. Center Moriches Fire Department, M & M Travel, Pinto Pools, REP Electric, Swezey Fuel Company.
Spirit Day Craft Vendors Needed - 9/8
Help Support Our Parish: Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Event starts immediately after the 9 a.m. mass. Cost is $75 per table - Table Sharing is permitted and encouraged. Please email email@example.com or application and to reserve your spot! **Ministry Leaders please contact Linda Filosa.
Street Ministry - 6/23
As Long Island continues to increase in its cost of living, more and more individuals and families are being squeezed out of permanent housing. After numerous parishioners have reached out to share their experiences, I figured that I would share the mindset of our Street Ministry on what we feel is the best way to facilitate and foster relationships with the homeless. The question of what the responsible gift is to give to a person who is homeless is a difficult one. If I have the time, I’ll hand out a gift card or even buy them a meal at the most convenient restaurant. We would obviously never give money out to someone living on the streets right? Sure, the stereotype of a person who is homeless is addicted to drugs and alcohol but that isn’t always the case of course. Pope Francis could not be any clearer when giving advice on what to give someone who is homeless. Not only does Pope Francis say it is NOT our place to judge on where the money is spent but we should also look them in the eye when speaking and giving them money. Ultimately, do what feels most comfortable. Even if you do not have any materiel donations to give, just by speaking with them you are restoring their dignity.
There are essentially three phone numbers that you will want to know of. 1) Suffolk County Department of Social Services has an emergency phone number (631.854.9100) you can call during the weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and weekends at any time. They will provide a bed in a shelter and transportation to it. However, many shelters are infamous for being unsafe and/or unhealthy so do not be surprised if the person is reluctant to go and would rather sleep outside. 2) Maureen’s Haven (631.727.6831) is a non-profit, interdenominational organization that houses the homeless in churches on the East End of Long Island during the winter months and provides other resources throughout the year. 3) St. John the Evangelist (631.878.0009 ext. 119). The Street Ministry provides hot meals and clothing every Thursday night. We also aid with case management, food, clothing, toiletries, etc. If there is someone who is in the area that you know of and is open to receiving these types of services, please give them the SJE phone number and tell them to leave a message with their name, phone number they can be reached on and what they are looking for help with while being as detailed as possible (say sizes of clothes and types of clothing). The most important concept to remember is safety! Never drive anyone anywhere and always try to be with someone else you can trust. This advice is for those who have met a person who may be homeless outside of a clothing store or supermarket so don’t go trekking in the woods looking for a “tent city.” If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please let Alex Finta know by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631.878.0009 ext. 119.
The Street Ministry is continuously serving 60-90 individuals and families every Thursday night, many of which are homeless. We are tremendously grateful for all of the donations that continue to allow us to do this work. We are in need of the following: Financial donations are most welcome as they allow us to purchase items as they are needed. Checks may be made payable to St. John the Evangelist and donations can be left in the Parish Office. We would also be most grateful for gift cards to places such as Dollar Store or Walmart so we can obtain these items.
The SJE Street Ministry could use the following items: Small size toothpaste, shaving cream, razors , women’s socks. If you're interested in cooking a tray of food for the Thursday night run or have any questions, please email Corinne Bernath at bernath52194 @optonline.net or Alex Finta at email@example.com or 631.878.0009 ext. 119.
Can You Volunteer? 6/23
What is the Family Life Ministry? How Can I Join? The Family Life Ministry at St. John the Evangelist seeks to connect families within our parish through fun, thoughtful service opportunities. Calling to mind that we can do no great things, only small things with great love, we hope to find the joy in serving others through coming together. Through our service we seek to strengthen our sense of belonging to our parish, helping us to come to know those around us by name. We believe in the great power of our families and we call to mind the words of Pope Francis that, “Families transform the world and history.”
Items Needed: ZipLock bags for packing - large and small. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss (small tubes). Deodorant roll on and bar soap. Disposable razors, male/female shave gel or cream. Female hygiene products. Chapstick, lip balm. Shampoo, conditioner (small or travel size). Body lotion, sunblock (small or travel size). Hand sanitizer (small or travel size). Hand towels (white or tan). Bug repellent wipes, small pump spray. Q-tips, baby wipes, powder. Tylenol, Midol, Motrin, Advil (small bottle or travel size). Cold/sinus medication, saline spray (small or travel size). Anti-fungal ointment (small tube or travel size). Triple antibiotic ointment (small tube or travel size) *Band-Aids' / safety pins. Warm socks, scarves, pull on hats, gloves, hand and foot warmers. Batteries - AAA and AA, clip on reading lights. Duct tape. Glow in dark bracelets. Tuna fish—soft pack / small can, pull top. Beef Jerky or Slim Jims. Protein, granola, breakfast bars, trail mix, bagged nuts - all varieties, dried fruit. Peanut butter and jelly – plastic only, 20 oz or smaller. Protein powder. Mac and cheese individual servings cups. Breakfast cereal individual serving cups. Instant oatmeal, soup (pop-top cans). Crackers and cookies — individual hard box size. Hard candy. Water-flavor packets (individual size), Gatorade powder mix or packets, cards, puzzle books, books, crossword puzzles. Small Nerf balls, Rubik's cubes. Envelopes, small pads, pens or a personal note from you to our hero servicemen and women! Absolutely no aerosol items.
Heaven’s Harvest Educational Community Garden - 6/23
Garden Ministry Seeds have been planted! Heaven’s Harvest (located between convent and rectory) Meeting will take place on June 17 at 7 p.m. in the Red Barn. Come if you’d like to help water or weed this summer.
Compost Guidelines: Next to Heaven’s Harvest. Please place donations in bin next to the composter instead of directly in the compost. All organic (once alive) materials are acceptable. These would include all raw vegetables and fruits, all their cores, skins and peels. They should be uncooked and free of any oils or salad dressings. They can be collected and stored in anything you have around, an old coffee can or empty jars. They can also be put in a plastic bag and stored in the freezer, adding to it as you go along. Do NOT INCLUDE any kind of meat, poultry, fish or bones. These materials will create an odor and will attract rodents to the garden.
Caregiver Support Group - 6/25
In partnership with Day Haven Adult Day Service. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association. Long Island Chapter. Fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Pail R.C. Church at 781 Wading River Road. Manorville, NY 11949. Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:
• Develop a support system,
• Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions.
• Talk through issues and ways of coping
• Share feelings, needs and concerns
• Learn about community resources
To register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. Off-site respite care is available.
Fourth Annual Summer Evening Prayer Series - 6/24
Planning Meeting: Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. School Cafeteria Come and help us be part of a great SJE Summer tradition. All are welcome!
Fourth Annual Summer Evening Prayer Series at St. John the Evangelist. Let’s come together as a parish family and give thanks to God for his many blessings, especially the gift of summer! These nights we will celebrate Evening Prayer and of course have some good food and fellowship to share as well. We need some parishioners to help plan these nights… it will only involve one or two meetings! Are you good at organizing? Do you like to have fun? Can you throw a party? Do you like to bring people together? If so, this is the group for you! If you’re able to come, please let Fr. John know by calling 631.878.0009 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Youth Justice Corps - 6/23
"Serving Justice Excellently": There is such a great need for service in the life of our parish and often a huge number of young people who want to help those in need. This new Service Corps is one way to make this connection. Here’s how it works: Any middle school, high school and college-aged student sends their contact information to Fr. John at email@example.com. You do not need to already be a part of Life Teen or Middle School Youth Ministry to be part of the Service Corps. As requests for help come from or come into our parish, you’ll be contacted to see if you can help. If you can help with a particular project, great! If not, no problem. You’ll be contacted for the next one! It really is that easy. Sign up today by emailing Fr. John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Social Ministry - 6/23
Our parish, overall and our parish social ministry is here to help - specifically, are here to serve you in any way we can. If you are in need, please reach out to us at St. John’s. A great place to start is the Outreach Office coordinated by Alex Finta and our amazing volunteer ministers. Our Outreach Office is located in the Red Barn. Please call to make an appointment so we can connect you to our services here at SJE or link you to other services. Never be embarrassed to reach out. We may not be able to address every need. If we can’t, we’ll try to connect to someone who can assist you. Please always reach out to us here at SJE!
Office Hours: (Now located on the second floor of the Red Barn) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Monday to Friday (Please call for an appointment.)
Food Pantry: Monday evenings: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thrift Shop: Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon.
Ministry of Consolation - 6/23
This ministry reaches out in a variety of ways to those who have recently faced the death of someone they love. The wonderful women and men who offer their time in this ministry—as well as our office staff—do a wonderful job in ministering to those in need. We are in need of more help as we seek to grow the Ministry of Consolation. We are in need of parishioners to come forward as: Liturgical ministers (greeters, servers, extraordinary ministers and readers) cakebakers (willing to make a small dessert for a family who has suffered a loss), worship aid makers (able to update our Mass program for each funeral, involves light computer and possibly copier use), organizers (able to assign tasks to those who have offered their time) and companions (meeting with a family who has suffered a loss to assist with choosing readings, hymns, etc. and being present on the day of the funeral). If you’re able to help or want to find out more information, contact Fr. John at email@example.com.
Prison Families Anonymous - 6/25
Prison Families Anonymous welcomes anyone who now has, or ever had, a loved one involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. At meetings, we share our experience, strength and hope. Here we offer information and assistance in navigating the criminal justice system. We encourage members to exchange phone numbers and when possible to carpool to upstate prisons. Prison Families Anonymous (PFA) Life becomes more difficult and stressful for family and friends when a loved one becomes incarcerated. Relationships and responsibilities can become strained and the dynamics within the family often change dramatically. The PFA support group provides a safe, non-judgmental place where those in similar situations can connect with each other. It provides compassion, support and information to family members during their very difficult times. The Prison Families Anonymous support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church at 1843 Deer Park Avenue Deer Park, NY 11729. Northeast corner of Deer Park and Lake Ave. Use the rear door closest to parking lot.
Memorial Cards - 6/23
Parish Social Ministry Memorial Cards are available. This is one way to honor one who has passed away. These cards allow you to express your sympathy while also benefiting the less fortunate in our local community. Each month we will celebrate mass for all those remembered via the memorial cards. The names of those remembered will be periodically included in the bulletin. The memorial offering made will benefit Parish Outreach, our Homeless Initiative, Food Pantry and Thrift Shop and the many works of Parish Social Ministry at SJE. To obtain a parish social ministry memorial card, visit the Rectory Office during regular hours or Parish Outreach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Parish Social Ministry Office.
Men's Prayer Group - 6/29
The Totus Tuus men's group needs you! We are looking for young men, bachelors, married men, older men and anyone somewhere in between. Join other men from your parish for coffee, lively discussion and applying our faith to real life to living our Catholic faith today. The men's group meets in the kitchen of the Convent (the white house) every Saturday at 9 a.m. Hope to see you there! You’re invited! For more information, please contact Fr. Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there.
Stewardship - 6/16
Sunday 6/16/19: $14,881 (2018: $15,359).
Next week, we will take the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Please be generous. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence.
Music Ministry & Scheduled Hymns
Entrance Hymn: #924, As We Gather at Your Table
Preparation Hymn: #934, I Come With Joy
Communion Hymn: #1037, Draw Near
Closing Hymn: #849, God, Bless Your Church with Strength!
Andrew McKeon + email@example.com Director of Music Ministries
Sister Ann Berendes IHM + firstname.lastname@example.org
Tess Austin + email@example.com
Stephanie Lengyel + firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Choir: Practice Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (please contact Andrew )
Children’s Choir: Practice Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (please contact Stephanie)
5:30 p.m. Mass Band: Practice Sundays at 4 p.m. (please contact Tess)
Do you love to sing? We are always looking for members for our choirs from our community. If you have a passion for making music with us at Church, please join us. You can contact one of our directors or reach out to Andrew McKeon at 631.878.0009 or email to email@example.com.
Readings: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 6/30
Reading I: 1 Kings 19:16B, 19-21. Elijah anoints Elisha to succeed him.
Responsorial Psalm: PS 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11.
Second Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-1. Be guided by the Spirit.
Gospel: Luke 9:51-62. You can not look back with your hand to the plow.
1. What was Elisha doing when he was called? Can you think of other Bible stories where God called people from their jobs? Does God call you to make changes in your everyday life?
2. “Do you find yourself “biting and devouring” yourself or others? “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” St. Paul says. Do you have actual love for yourself? Do you love your neighbor? Will the Holy Spirit guide you if you ask?
3. “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” Can you still live comfortably if you want to be like Jesus? How important are material possessions to you? Somewhat important? What do you think Jesus wants from you in this regard?
Newly-Baptized - 6/23
Our Newly Baptized: Michael Sauza Fiahlo
Are You Having a Child? I want to get my child baptized!!! How great is this!!! What a wonderful celebration for our parish when parents bring their child to Church to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. First, contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to meet with one of our parish priests or deacon. Both parents will need to attend this meeting. Second, you will attend a Baptismal Preparation Class led by our parish staff. You will sign up for this class at the meeting with one of our parish’s priests or deacon. Third, Baptisms are generally celebrated in English on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays and in Spanish on the 2nd Sunday of each month. You will select this date at your initial meeting.
Newly-Married - 6/23
Recently Married: Joseph Taub and Yvonne Riggio. Ryan Wasson and Angelina Modica.
We love to celebrate weddings at SJE! If you have plans to get married, contact St. John’s ASAP to meet with one of our priests. At this meeting, you can: Select a date, learn about marriage preparation, i.e. Pre-Cana and find out why marriage makes a difference - and much more! To make an appointment, contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to email@example.com. If you would like a particular priest to preside at your wedding, it might best to contact him using the email addresses on the front cover of the bulletin.
We Remember Our Loved ones - 6/23
Entrance antiphon, recent funeral masses: Irene Swan Longo
Those wishing to have a mass said for a loved one may stop by the rectory.
About your funeral: Well we’re not looking to plan that any time soon, but we can always use help with our Ministry of Consolation!!! This ministry reaches out in a variety of ways to those who have recently faced the death of someone they love. The wonderful women and men who offer their time in this ministry—as well as our office staff—do a wonderful job in ministering to those in need. We are in need of more help as we seek to grow the Ministry of Consolation. We are in need of parishioners to come forward as:
- Liturgical ministers (greeters, servers, extraordinary ministers and readers)
- Cake bakers (willing to make a small dessert for a family who has suffered a loss)
- Worship aid makers (able to update our mass program for each funeral, involves light computer and possibly copier use),
- Organizers (able to assign tasks to those who have offered their time) and
- Companions (meeting with a family who has suffered a loss to assist with choosing readings, hymns, etc. and being present on the day of the funeral)
If you’re able to help or want to find out more information, contact Fr. John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to remember a loved one – living or deceased - at one of our daily masses, please visit the rectory. Opportunities for remembering a loved one at mass in the weeks ahead, include: Helping our parish: altar bread and wine for the month - an offering of $150 is requested: Altar candles are $25 per week. “We have loved them during life, let us not abandon them in death” When we have a mass said in memory of a friend or loved one, we follow these words of St. Ambrose and perform one of the Spiritual works of Mercy. To have a mass said for a friend or relative, visit the Parish Office.
“In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials...” 1 Peter 1:6. Names will be announced at mass the first week they are submitted and will remain on this list for approximately four weeks. If you would like a loved ones name placed under Prayers for the Sick, please call the rectory at 631.878.0009 or email email@example.com. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
We Pray For The sick - 6/23
“In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials…” - 1 Peter 1:6 - Jessica Gabriel
Praying For Vocations - 6/23-6/30
Please say a prayer for the following priest and seminarian or intention each day this week.
- 6/24: Fr. Richard P. Hoeming / Sem. Nicholas Waldron
- 6/25: Fr. Robert Holtz / Sem. Joseph Krug
- 6/26: Fr. Michael F. Holzmann / For Young Adults of Long Island
- 6/27: Fr. Theodore J. Howard / For the Youth of Long Island
- 6/28: Fr. Anthony Iaconis / For Discerners
- 6/29: Fr. Azukuike Anthony Clifford Igwegbe / For Deacons
- 6/30: Fr. Sylvester Chidinka Lieka / For Priests Families
We Pray for our Military - 6/23
In your generosity, please pray for our parish family members serving abroad in the military. Family members, please call the rectory to add or update your loved one’s status if they have returned.
- U.S. Army: Sgt. Justin Sikorski, PVT Bailey Meyer, PVT Sean Casey, SGT Daniel Smith, SPC Justin Daisy, SPC Olivia Cordero, PVT Joseph Cestare
- U.S. Air Force: SSgt. Jason M. Hermes, SRA Ryan Kerstiens, SRA Timothy Kerstiens, PFC Kyle Kerstiens, SMSgt James Nizza
- U.S. Marine Corps: PFC Sean Brady, PFC Patrick Kimes, Lt. Col. Robert K. Maldonado, L Cpl. Quentin Montemarano, LCL Andrew Schlosberg, PVT Charles O'Connor, LCL Andrew Schlosberg
- U.S. Navy: STGCS Brian Holzmacher, ET3 Jeremiah Nolan, Jr. E3 Christopher J. Esposito Jr
If you would like to have someone serving in the military placed on the list above (or if a name should be removed) please contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John's Pastoral Team
Reverend John Sureau, Pastor
Principal - OLQA
Reverend Felix Akpabio
Reverend Michael Plona
Deacon John Pettorino
Pastoral Year Seminarian
Sister Ann Berendes, IHM
Parish Social Ministry Director
Associate Director of Parish Social Ministry
Director of Music Ministries
Help Wanted: Service Announcements
Church Cleaners Wanted: Do you like to clean? Love things neat? Can’t stand things out of place? Want everyone to shine and look good? We do too! We are looking for parishioners who would be willing to assist with a weekly cleaning of the church building which would include light mopping, sweeping, window cleaning and checking on hymnals and the like in the pews. The cleaning will ideally take place on Thursday or Friday afternoons. We are looking for individuals, couples, friends or even strangers to form cleaning teams so each group would work one or two days a month. If interested—or know someone who should be interested—contact Fr. John at 631.878.0009 or email to email@example.com. St. Zita felt like she could not possibly wash one more window or dust one more piece of furniture, she imagined she was doing her work for God and suddenly the housework wasn’t so boring anymore. Pray to St. Zita for the energy and patience to help with chores.
Outreach Volunteers Wanted: Now that the Outreach Offices of Alex Finta and Sister Ann, are on the second floor of The Barn, the bell can not be heard when it is rung. We do not want people to turn away thinking that we are not here. We have a few volunteers but not nearly enough to fully act as receptionists. What qualifications are needed? A willingness to answer the phone, take messages, make appointments and wear a very welcoming expression on your face! What do you have to do to apply? Register for the Virtus training, fill out a background paper provided from us and have your picture taken by Michael Walsh! Easy? Of course. When needed? Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 until noon (one day is sufficient;) Or, Wednesday or Friday from 1 until 3 p.m. We are hoping that we might be able to have two people at a time—just so that they could have company. Can you give us 2 hours a week? If you can help, please call Sister Ann at 631.874.5654, ext 119. If Sister is not available, please leave a message and she will return your call. Thank you and God bless you.
Catholicism Initiation Assistants: Can you join the journey? As you can see, new groups are forming for the Christian initiation of adults and children. We are looking for men and women of our parish to accompany those who are seeking to become Catholic and complete their initiation. For more information, contact Suzan Fitzpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office at 631.878.0009.
Are you a used-car salesman? The Street Ministry is looking for a used van/box truck that would help us to better serve our parishioners in need. The van would need to be in working condition. It would not be used for any kind of passenger transport. Have an idea? Know someone? Want to give the church a van/box truck? Contact Alex Finta, Associate Director of Parish Social Ministry at 631.878.0009 or email email@example.com.
Altar society: Do you love to iron and clean? Great with a can of starch? Would like to help SJE from your own home? We are in need of some new members for the SJE Altar Society. The members of the SJE Altar Society take care of our liturgical cloths and garments used at daily mass, Sunday mass and funerals. You can do this on your own time in your own home. We’ll work on a schedule for pick ups and drop offs. For more information, contact Fr. John at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631.878.0009.
Knights of Columbus: The Knights of Columbus are looking for new members. If interested, please contact Grand Knight Ken Swicicki at 631.375.7005. Thank you.
Professionals needed: Parish Outreach is in need of a referral list. If any professional such as a social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, teacher, nurse, attorney etc. would like to be a part of our referral list, please let Alex Finta at email@example.com.