The Synod on Synodality

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called for a Synod on Synodality. In the document, which explains the Process for Facilitating Synodal Consultations it states, “Pope Francis wants to hear from the whole Church about what is happening in local parishes. He and the bishops would like to know what individuals think we should all be doing to help make our parishes better. The way he has proposed doing this is a synodal process. Synod means “journeying together” and it involves listening to the Holy Spirit and to each other in order to discern the path we are called to walk together.

 The synod “is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be, to make people’s hopes flourish, to stimulate trust, to bind up wounds, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to build bridges, to enlighten minds, warm hearts, and restore strength to our hands for our common mission.”

It goes on to say that, “The practice of living as a synodal Church means:

  • The conversations lead to conversion to Christ and commitment to active participation in the mission given by Christ — Communion
  • The people of God talk with one another and listen to one another about questions that matter—Participation
  • The communion exists for a common purpose; mission flows naturally from the experience of communion — Mission.

 To facilitate this the priests and deacons will be holding listening sessions. It is my hope that you will consider participating in one of these gatherings. Please see the March 20th bulletin for further details.

The Book Nook Gift Shop

Book Nook Gift Shop

First Holy Communion Apparel and Gifts

The Book Nook Gift Shop has Lent, St. Patrick and St. Joseph items for sale.  In addition, the gift shop sells Boys and Girls First Communion Sets, Arm Bows, Ties, Veils, Missals, Rosaries, Bibles, Photo Albums, Picture Frames, Keepsake Boxes, Rosary Bracelets, Crosses, and other assorted gifts.

The gift shop is open Saturdays from 3pm until 5:15pm and Sundays from 8:30am until 1:30pm.  Please stop by before or after Mass to check out our sale items.

 

 

Catholic Ministries Appeal

Every year through the support and commitment of individuals and organizations, we are able to serve more than 600,000 people in our Long Island community.

The Catholic Ministries Appeal enables our Church to continue to form our youth and adults in the faith, promote the dignity of life, provide quality education to our young people, feed the hungry, and foster vocations to the priesthood.

Your generosity helps to make all of this, and so much more, possible!

Thank you for your support.

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Bishop Barres addresses the Child Victims Act in a video produced by The Catholic Faith Network.  Please take some time to view it. Thank you.

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