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Sixth Sunday of Easter   - May 21, 2017


Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

 Our busy spring season is up and running with First Communions now in their final week and prepa-rations for Confirmation being finalized.

This Thursday is Ascension Thursday and it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Due to the Confirmation Mass at 1:00 p.m. there will be no 12:15 afternoon Mass and no confessions this Thursday. Holy Day Masses will be celebrated Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm; Thursday at 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. (There is a 12:10 Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, W. Islip on Hunter Ave. off Rte 231)

As we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion this month, I know that I join with all of you in thanking our wonderful catechists, who so generously volunteer their "Time & Talent" with our children week after week throughout the school year. I believe that you will agree that our dedicated volunteers are outstanding role models in the Faith for your children. We are truly blessed by our Faith Formation & Religious Education Program!

Our Parochial Catholic Elementary School is currently accepting registrations for the fall academic semester. New families are especially encouraged to make an appointment to visit our wonderful Parish School. Transfer students are always welcome. And be aware of our very popular "after school" programs for our students (and parents!) who appreciate the op-portunities that an extended day provides. Most ap-propriately our motto is "Our School Spirit is the Holy Spirit!" Come and see for yourself what a Catholic Elementary School Education can offer your child.

Our Golf Outing is two weeks away. Join us for golf and/or for dinner. silent auction and raffles. See page 8 for information. Phone Deacon Phil Mills for reservations. And thank you to all of those who support this annual fundraiser for our Parish.

Thank you for your outstanding generosity in our collection of diapers and various baby needs. All will be distributed to needy mothers by the Saint Vin-cent de Paul Society here on Long Island. What a beautiful way to celebrate Mother’s Day last weekend!

Please don’t forget your contribution to the 2017 Catholic Ministries Appeal. Appeal brochures are available at all the church doors.

                                       Have a great week and God bless you!

                                      Monsignor Bob Clerkin