Upcoming Funeral – 12.2.21

FUNERAL HOME:            Nolan Funeral Home (631) 754-2400

DATE OF FUNERAL:       Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

TIME OF FUNERAL:        9:30 am

NAME OF DECEASED:  Marilyn De Garay

History of the Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition. However, the actual origins are uncertain. There is evidence of pre-Christian Germanic peoples using wreathes with lit candles during the cold and dark December days as a sign of hope in the future warm and extended sunlight days of Spring. In Scandinavia during Winter, lighted candles were placed around a wheel, and prayers were offered to the god of light to turn “the wheel of the earth” back toward the sun to lengthen the days and restore warmth.  Read more…

Jesse Giving Tree

Once again this year, we will have a Jesse Giving Tree in our Gathering Space with ornaments for our Outreach families and for the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative (HIHI). We ask you to support the Jesse Giving Tree again this year, more than ever, because so many more families are in need of clothing, food, and other basics.  We are asking for gift card donations to the following stores… read more

Winter Coat and Boot Drive

6th Annual Winter Coat and Boot Drive

Donations will be collected before and after all Masses the weekend of December 4 and 5! 

New and gently-used men’s winter parkas and winter boots are desperately needed for the homeless men in our area. HIHI will distribute the clothing to homeless men in our community. The men are in need of coat sizes M-XL and boot sizes from 8½-10½. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. [1 John 3:17]

Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec 7

Join the Knights of Columbus for their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Tuesday, December 7th at 5:30 pm.

We will gather outside next to the Rectory, so dress warmly!

Tree lighting ~ Caroling ~ Group pictures with Santa outside!

Hot cocoa & cookies served outside under the Church portico.

All monetary donations to the Knights will go to the Coats for Kids charity.

Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 12

Family Life Ministry invites all families to Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 12.

Attend the 9 am Mass and then join the Family Life Ministry for Breakfast with Santa.  

Please RSVP megscherubs@gmaail.com to let us know how many people from your family will be attending!