KIDZ FOR CHRIST FOOD DRIVE! Their Motto: Putting Concern into Action.
On Saturday, May 23rd, the Kidz For Christ held a Food Drive to assist our neighbors in need. I am so proud of them for this wonderful event. Special thanks to all the Kidz for Christ, especially, Bridget Thearle, Kayla and Liam Klocker, Gabi Heigel and Emma and Leah Rochanakit.

My thanks to Lisa Savallo and Christine Thearle for organizing the drive and to Michael Savallo, Mary Klocker, Suzanne Heigel and Jeff Krogman for assisting the Kidz with the Food Drive that day.

Of course, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who donated food and other household items that day. This will certainly be a great help to our neighbors in need during these challenging times.

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Fortnight for Freedom

Most Reverend John O. Barres Keynote June 28, 2017

Our theme for the 2017 Fortnight for Freedom is “Freedom for Mission.” As Catholics and Americans, we defend and promote the First Amendment Religious Liberty rights of all our fellow Americans.
I want to begin by thanking Bishop Murphy for his foresight in supporting the witness of Catholics for Freedom of Religion in the public square. The Liberty Bell may be physically located in Philadelphia but the members of Catholics for Freedom of Religion know that it is located on Long Island as well and you have been ringing it loudly.

“Freedom for Mission.” The very nature of the Catholic Church is missionary. The Second Vatican Council said that the Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is the Universal Sacrament of Salvation, and our baptismal call to holiness and mission makes us instruments of dramatic missionary growth on Long Island and throughout the universal Church.

This evening in the universal Church we are celebrating the Vigil of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. In the late 1930s, Pope Pius XII commissioned an archaeological dig beneath the Vatican and the cemetery streets of ancient Rome to find the Bones of Saint Peter. The Italian word “Scavi” means excavation and so when we have had the opportunity to do a Scavi tour at the Vatican that leads us at the end to the Bones of St. Peter, we never say the Creed quite the same way again. (more…)


I welcome our parishioners who are regularly with us and extend warm greetings to those visiting with us for the first time or here with a relative or friend.