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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 12, 2018


Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

     Please don’t forget that this Wednesday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption the

Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Consult the Holy Day Schedule on page 2 of this Bulletin. And, congratulations to Father Charlie on his 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on the Solemnity of the Assumption!
Our hearts go out to neighbors at Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, upon learning of the closing of
  their Parish Elementary School due to low enrollment.  Here at SSCM we have extended an invitation and warm welcome to transfer students. Today (Sunday) we will host an Open House from 10 am—12 noon for all who would like to explore the possibility of continuing the Catholic School Education of their children.
Registration for our Parish Religious Education Program is also currently underway. Please pass the word to parents of school aged children to register as soon as possible so that we can plan for the new school year.
Our children participated in Vacation Bible School this past week. Our thanks to Deacon Bill Sperl and to all of the man volunteers who provided this wonderful program. One big lesson we teach is
that “There is no vacation from God.”
   Our annual Family Festival begins this week.
Please stop by, bring your family, neighbors, and friends. And don’t forget the two (2) $5,000. Raffles. Much better odds than the lottery. Please consider purchasing a ticket, or sharing a ticket. Pray for good weather! The Festival is a critical fundraiser for our Parish Family. Many thanks to Deacon Phil Mills and to his Festival Committee members for all their many hours planning for this gigantic undertaking.
Our 2019 Mass Book is now open to receive your intentions for reserved Masses. You may visit the Parish Center during Office Hours for assistance.. In response to your suggestion, we have now opened the Saturday 5:00pm Mass for multiple intentions along with the 11:00 am Sunday Mass.

                                               Have a great week and God bless you!

                                                                         Monsignor Bob Clerkin