Dear Friends in Christ, Since my letter on June 8, 2020, a lot has changed. First of all we are now able to distribute Communion! Distribution of Communion takes place after the final blessing. We have done this over the past couple of weeks. It has taken some time to tweak the procedure and changing Read More
Dear Friends in Christ, Since March 16th, the Parish has not had public liturgies. So, for the last part of Lent, all of Holy Week, Easter and the Easter Season, we have not been able to celebrate as we are accustomed to. This has been a very painful period for many. Some have been infected Read More
We continue to ask for your patience, understanding and compassion as we serve you as best we can through these complex and very challenging times. It is at this exact moment that our faith is most needed. When you cannot attend Mass, you are encouraged to read the Gospels, pray with your families, and join Read More
There is a tradition during the Easter Season of blessing families and homes. If you would like to have your home and family blessed contact Religious Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you do not have email, you can call and leave a message 631-288-4188. Then Father Mike will schedule a blessing of you, your family Read More
Easter greeting in English:
An invitation to enter into Holy Week!
We hope you can join us tomorrow at 9:30am for our first live streamed Mass.
Dear Friends in Christ, Today, March 16, 2020, the Diocese of Rockville Centre announced that ALL Masses (weekday and weekends), liturgies, devotions, meetings, and non-essential activities in all parishes are suspended or postponed through April 14, 2020. This will include Holy Week and Easter liturgies. These will be available to watch online. We hope to Read More
Message from Father Mike, Saturday March 14.
Over the past few weeks at Immaculate Conception, we have implemented some health and safety protocols during this virus season. Principally we have stopped offering the Chalice to the lay faithful out of an abundance of caution, and followed the Diocesan directive to omit the exchange of the sign of peace at Mass. When I Read More
One of the major practices in Lent is Almsgiving, giving to the poor and the needy. As we fast, we give up something or do without something. Often a food or drink, which makes us think of our need for God. In line with fasting is Almsgiving, the money we might otherwise use for buying Read More
As we enter the Season of Lent, we are adding some additional devotions and events. Mondays with the Lord: On Mondays in Lent at 8pm, we will have Exposition and Preached Adoration ending with Night Prayer. Fridays with the Saints: Fridays in Lent at 5:30pm, we will have pizza and a movie on a Saint Read More
Wednesday, February 26th is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted Read More
Over the past few years, we have noticed that the façade of the Bell Tower of the Church has deteriorated. Our first fear was with regard to safety but after having an engineer out to look there was no worries of the wooden façade falling off the tower. Over the past few months, we have Read More
Tuesday, February 25th is Mardi Gras. A time for celebration before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. With celebration in mind, I would like to invite you to a little Mardi Gras Party in the Parish Center at 6pm on Tuesday, February 25th. The whole parish is invited to this event as we celebrate Read More
We have received a few questions regarding the distribution of the Precious Blood at Mass. In many parishes in our Diocese and across the country have stopped offering the Precious Blood. Many are concerned about the new Coronavirus. The Flu is typically more of a concern as it is highly contagious and can affect many Read More
While we often speak of Respect Life in terms of against abortion, Respect Life is much broader than that. We look to take care of all life from conception to natural death, from the unborn, to the infirm, the imprisoned, the abused, and the dying. We look to compassionately care for all. Often overlooked are Read More
Every year around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the March for Life takes place to pray to change and protest the Supreme Court’s decision for legalized abortion in our country. The March for Life gathers thousands from all over the country as they pray and march. This year the March will take place on Read More
The Christmas Season ends with the Baptism of the Lord. In the Baptism of the Lord, we continue to see God’s unfolding goodness and power, “On coming out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came for the heavens, ‘You Read More
Our preparations are nearly complete! On Monday, December 23rd at 7pm, we will have our Annual Penance Service followed by Exposition at 8pm as final touches before Christmas! Then we are able to celebrate the birth of Christ with great joy! I hope Christmas and this great Season of Christmas is filled with love and Read More
So clearly on the Third Sunday of Advent something seems different. Many will say the priest is wearing pink vestments and the pink candle is lit. It is a little more than that. In advent, we wear purple and now the third Sunday of Advent, we are closer to Christmas, so we are filled with Read More
Every year, we publish an annual report. It is a way to communicate the stewardship of the resources of the parish to the parish community. Over the past fiscal year, we were able to put a speaker in the narthex and fix the hand rails at the entrances of the Church. We also completed our Read More
This weekend we begin the season of Advent. A time to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ both at the end of time and at Christmas as we commemorate His birth. There are various ways to prepare, one way is through prayer. During the Mondays of Advent we will have Exposition Read More
It is hard to believe that it is the end of the liturgical year as we celebrate Christ the King, the Solemnity in which we recognize Jesus as the King of the Universe. In a culture which normally frowns on kings and authority, we recognize Jesus as the center of our life and from which Read More