Shine Your Light
Young Adult Ministry will be gathering on Monday, January 15, to share in Holy Hour from 6-7 p.m. and hang out 7-9 p.m. at the Holbrook Diner. Come join Fr Lachlan and our Seminarian Steven McClernon for a night of Faith & Fellowship.
Productions Over the Rainbow (POTR) invites you to our upcoming "Winter Cabaret" event on Saturday, Jan. 13th at 7:00pm in the Good Shepherd Fellowship Hall. This is a special one-of-a-kind fundraising event where you can sit back and enjoy a cabaret style evening, including hors d’oeuvres, wine, dessert and coffee along with some great live entertainment provided by a talented cast of performers accompanied by our awesome musicians under the direction of Carl Hottinger, who many of you know also serves Good Shepherd as pianist/organist at several of our weekend masses each week.
Proceeds from this event will go toward the POTR Student Scholarship Fund, with a portion of the ticket sales being donated to Good Shepherd. Tickets are $25 each and reservations have already started coming in. Seating is limited so don’t wait to make your reservations. E-mail email@example.com, or call us at 631-696-6817 to reserve your seats for this very special evening. The theme for this year’s cabaret is “Remember and Reveal” and we will be reliving some of the amazing moments from POTR’s past shows, many of which took place right here on the Good Shepherd Fellowship Hall stage. We will also be revealing the upcoming productions for 2018. Don’t miss out on this awesome event!
For more information about POTR, visit our website at POTR.org
Town Hall Meeting
On Sunday, January 14th at 4:00pm in Fellowship Hall, there will be an Open Meeting for all parishioners to offer input into the appointment of a new pastor for Good Shepherd Parish, in June 2018. Parishioners will be invited to indicate the pastoral skills and qualities they feel are necessary to lead the parish into the future and to share their thoughts on specific needs the parish may have.
Msgr. Edward Sheridan, the Vicar, Msgr. Charles Fink, the local Dean and Msgr. Peter Pflomm, Director of Clergy Personnel, will be present to conduct and participate in the meeting.
45th Annual March for Life
Friday, January 19th, 2018 Washington DC
“The birth of every child changes the world: let every child be born for a better world”
You are invited to join Our Lady of the Snow Respect Life Ministry as we travel to Washington D.C. by bus to March for Life.
Every day thousands of babies die by abortion. Come and exercise your democratic right of peaceful protest and demonstration. Join our Respect Life Ministry as we travel to Washington, DC by bus with thousands of others from all parts of the nation to March for Life.
This is a Holy Pilgrimage/ a real sacrifice and a great educational opportunity for students as we lobby in Halls of Congress.
Friday, January 19th Agenda:
4:45am - Gather for bus from Our Lady of the Snow Parking Lot/departs 5:00am sharp 5:15am - Gather for bus from St. Lawrence the Martyr Parking Lot/ Depart 5:30am sharp 7:30am - Breakfast stop
11:15pm– Meet RVC Diocese/ Southeast corner of 15th St. & Constitution Ave.
Noon - Rally
2:30pm - Lobby our Congress people & Senators 4:00pm - Bus departs for home & dinner stop
Bus reservations $10 per person or $20 per family (scholarships available). Make your check out to OLS Respect Life Ministry & call for reservation NOW!!. Loren 631 457-9763.
If you are unable to join us please pray & fast for an end to abortion and the wide-spread respect, celebration & thanksgiving of Life from conception through natural death.
Good Shepherd Annual Spaghetti Dinner
We're in the month of January which means the Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Join us on Saturday, January 27, 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for unlimited pasta, soda and dessert. Only $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Sauce donated by Joe's Restaurant & Pizzeria.
Good Shepherd's Women's Auxiliary
COME MAKE CHOCOLATE WITH US!
We welcome all the women of our parish to join us for a night of candy making on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. If you are an experienced candy maker or a novice, if you want to assist with labeling, packaging and wrapping, we welcome your enthusiasm. All candy supplies (Merckens chocolate melts, valentine molds, lollipop sticks, plastic bags, and curling ribbon) will be available. If you have any personal candy making supplies, you are welcome to bring them.
Please join us for an evening of fun and sisterhood as we make an assortment of succulent sweets and supreme chocolate candies for the upcoming GSWA Valentine's Day Candy Sale fundraising event coming in February.
St. Mary's School Open House
Your child is not a test score. At St. Mary School, we teach the whole student, helping each child find their best self, inside and outside of the classroom.
Please join us for our Catholic Schools Week Open House on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
Saint Mary School is located at 16 Harrison Avenue, East Islip and the phone number for the school is 631-581-3423. We look forward to welcoming you!
Reboot by Chris Stefanick
Experience life-changing event on Tuesday, March 6 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Mary Church School Auditorium in East Islip, NY. Tickets $22 each.
DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE ANNOUNCES DEADLINE
EXTENSION FOR INDEPENDENT RECONCILIATION
AND COMPENSATION PROGRAM
The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced that the deadline to file for Phase I of the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre has been extended to January 31, 2018. The first phase of the IRCP was originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2017.
Any person wishing to file a new claim alleging sexual abuse not previously reported to the diocese may be eligible to participate in Phase II of the program when it is implemented in early 2018. These reports will be turned over to the local District Attorney and investigated fully prior to a de- termination by the IRCP.
To learn more about the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, please visit the diocesan website – www.drvc.org and click on “Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program” to access full program information.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
The 2018 search is underway for Longest Married Couple in the U.S. Do you think you know who they are? Maybe it’s your parents... grandparents... That nice couple who live down the street...Nominating a couple is easy! Just send their names, wedding date and where they live and your contact information to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Regular mail: Bryan & Karen Berland -
530 S. Academy Guthrie, OK 73044 Or by special phone number 405-850-4274 Nominations accepted until January 10. 2018.Winners will be announced February 2018 to celebrate World Marriage Day. Nominate a couple you know today!
Retreat in Assisi and visit to Rome
June 15 – 25, 2018
I wish to invite you to a special retreat in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi June 15 – 25, 2018. I will give two conferences a day for six days in Assisi with Mass each day in the various Churches. There is ample time for prayer and visiting the holy places. The entire city of Assisi becomes the retreat house. We will be staying at the Hotel Posta in Assisi. We will then spend three days in Rome at Domus Carmelitana not far from St. Peter’s. For further information you can access the brochure at: www.pilgrimages.com/frmcnamara, All arrangements are being made by 206 Tours and you register through them. You can call Chris at 206 Tours: 800 206 8687 or email him at: Chris@206tours.com. I look forward to sharing this with you.
Fr. Jim McNamara