International Mardis Gras
The small church communities along with various parish ministries is once again hosting Mardis Gras this year. Sample food, desserts, and drinks from many different countries and cuisines. There is no cost except to your waistline!
Join us February 25 in Fellowship Hall.
There is no cost except to your waistline!
Parish Lenten Mission
Good Shepherd Parish Lenten Mission March 2nd - 5th (Mon-Thur)
9 AM Mass and 7:30-8:30 PM each night.
Father Jerry Fitzsimmons of the Monfort Fathers will lead the Mission!
See you there!
Why Do I Need the Church?Coming soon. Learn about the Sacraments, the Mass, the Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace. Sessions will be on Wednesday March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th. Sessions will be from 7PM to 8:30PM in Fellowship Hall. Videos presentations by Dr. Edward Sri. Contact Joe and Charlene Raygada at 631-567-6847 or sign up online through the Online Bulletin.
Click here for more information
St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
Saturday, March 14th
from 6:30pm to 10pm
Tickets will be on sale for the following weekends:
February 29th & March 1st March 7th & March 8th
Featuring Music by a Irish Band As well an Irish Dance contest
Menu: corned beef & cabbage, potatoes (as well as Italian Ziti)
Served with Beer, Wine, Soda & Water
Traditional Deserts with Coffee &Tea
Price $35 P.P. 18 & Above and Seniors $30 P.P.
More Information Call 516-457-4387
Calling All Volunteers
Good Shepherd is celebrating a Jubilee Year and a gala is planned for Wednesday June 24, 2020 at the Sunset Harbour in East Patchogue.
Of course, we’ll need the assistance of many volunteers to assure our celebration will be a great success. All helpers are welcomed to attend a general meeting in the Daily Chapel on Wednesday March 11 at 7:30pm. As the saying goes, many hands make light work and working in a committee is lots of fun. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30pm.
GARDEN MINISTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Below is a list of project dates. Any student who wants to check on the details or status of this service date can contact me directly at 631-588-0163.
April 4, 2020 Saturday Spring Cleanup and Decorate for Easter (April 13th rain date)
May 2, 2020 Saturday 8 am Offloading and sorting plants
May 16, 2020 Saturday 8:30am Spring grounds work for planting
June 6, 2020 Saturday 8:30am spring planting
Dan Schutte in Concert
An Evening of Song and Reflection
Good Shepherd Parish is proud to be hosting Dan Schutte on Friday - June 5th, 2020 at 7:30pm. Dan is one of the best known and critically acclaimed composers of liturgical music in the country. With a musical legacy of 50 years his music has been an integral part in shaping the liturgical life of the English-speaking Church. Dan has graced us with many fine works of music including – Here I Am, Lord; Blest Be the Lord; Sing a New Song; Only This I Want; You Are Near; City of God; Send Us Your Spirit; Gather the People; Give Thanks to the Lord; Table of Plenty; River of Glory; Sing, O Sing; God’s Holy Gifts; These Alone Are Enough and many others. This event is one of several planned events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our parish.
We expect many people within and outside our parish community will want to experience this special evening and we are hopeful that our Good Shepherd parishioners, family and friends will be on hand to celebrate and share our sense of community and hospitality to all. Tickets are only $20. We are offering our parishioners an opportunity to reserve tickets in advance by stopping at the church office and placing your name and contact info on the Dan Schutte Advance Tickets List. We will contact you in mid-April when tickets are available for pre-sale. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, subject to availability.
Special Note to All Liturgical Ministers - On Saturday, June 6th, from 9:30am - 12:30pm, Dan will present a special workshop for all liturgical ministers and share some of his insights and thoughts on the liturgy and how we can be more effective in our respective roles as we strive to serve others. All liturgical ministers are welcome and encouraged to come. The fee for the workshop is $10.00 and includes breakfast. Attendees can pay at the door. For further information you may contact James Marino - Director / Folk Group via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocese of Rockville Centre Announces Morning Star Initiative
As you may have heard, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has decided to launch a bold plan, called the Morning Star Initiative, to revitalize Catholic elementary school education on Long Island. The goal of this initiative is to restore a robust Catholic culture to the DRVC schools, improve academics, and create a more fiscally sustainable model for schools. The Diocese will partner with the Marianists, who have two centuries of Catholic educational commitment and expertise. The Diocese has asked Brother Thomas Cleary, S.M., President of Chaminade High School, to serve as the Chief Revitalization Officer and to spearhead this effort. He will be assisted by his fellow Marianists, who will seek feedback and ideas from the full spectrum of those with a stake in a revitalized Catholic elementary education, including our parishioners. We value your input, so please share your thoughts. Please visit the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s website at Morningstarinitiative.org for more information, and email email@example.com to give feedback or find out more ways to get involved.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
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