December 5, 2021

A Letter from Our Pastor

November 30, 2021

Dear friends,

This coming week the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Wednesday, December 8th.

While a great feast in the Universal Church, it has a special resonance for us in the United States.

In 1846 the Catholic bishops of the United State assembled in Baltimore named Mary Immaculate as the special patron saint of the country. Pope Pius IX confirmed their wish and named this feast day of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th as our national Patronal Feast and a Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses will be offered as follows:

Tuesday, December 7th:
7 PM

Wednesday, December 8th:
9 AM
10:30 AM ( Traditional sung Latin High Mass)
12 Noon

All are in the main church.

A good theological and historical account of this doctrine and feast can be found at :  ewtn.com/catholicism/teachings/immaculate-conception-222

This country needs Our Lady’s patronage more than ever!

God’s blessings,
Father Hewes

December 5, 2021

Mass Intentions

THE 2022 MASS BOOK is now open and available at the reception desk in the Parish Office Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

December 5, 2021

Christmas Mass Schedule

CHRISTMAS SEASON 2021 
Mass Schedule ~ All in the Church

Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24th
4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 10:00 PM

Christmas Day – Saturday, December 25th
7:30 AM, 9:30 AM,, 11:00 AM &
12:30 PM (Note: Traditional Latin Christmas High Mass)

No Evening Mass Saturday, Christmas Day

December 5, 2021

The ‘Equality Act’ Discriminates

February 25, 2021

The ‘Equality Act’ discriminates against people of faith
and threatens unborn life.
Tell Congress you oppose it!

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. The so-called Equality Act, which is being voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives soon, in many ways does the opposite and needs to be opposed. Instead of respecting differences in beliefs about marriage and sexuality, the Equality Act would discriminate against people of faith.

The Equality Act would: punish faith-based organizations, such as charities and schools who serve everyone in their communities, simply because of their beliefs; force girls and women to compete against boys and men for limited opportunities in sports, and to share locker rooms and shower spaces with biological males who identify as women; risk mandating taxpayers to fund abortions; force people in everyday life, and especially health care workers, to support gender transition; and expand what the government considers a “public” place, forcing even some parish halls to host functions that conflict with Catholic beliefs.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops have made it easy to let your members of Congress know that you oppose the so-called Equality Act.

Visit the USCCB Action Center, enter your information and an email will be sent on your behalf. To read more about the Equality Act visit https://www.usccb.org/equality-act

December 5, 2021

The “Fifth Columnist”

Dear Friends,

Eighty-five years ago a term entered the language that enjoyed a long vogue. In 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, a general laying siege to Madrid was asked how many columns (of troops) he had. He replied that he had four columns outside the city, but a “fifth column inside.”

He meant a secret force of sympathizers and guerillas who would aid him from within the besieged city. Continue reading “The “Fifth Columnist””

December 5, 2021

Parish Office Hours

The receptionist desk will be “womanned” Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM for routine Parish business and Mass Cards.  On Friday there will be more limited service.
Please call ahead when in doubt.  631-499-8520.

Important Telephone extensions for general non-emergency messages:

Parish Secretary: 126
Parish Business Manager: 113
Religious Education (CCD): 128
Pastor: 130

For urgent calls for Last Rites or a similar emergency:
631-912-5955

Contact information regarding Funerals is on the Parish Voice Mail phone greeting  631-499-8520.

As before, please enter the Parish Center through the Main Entrance only, not the Gym Entrance.

 The Main Entrance is between the shrines to Sts. Padre Pio and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

The inner doors to the building are to the right. Please note the sign to ring the bell for admittance.

December 5, 2021

Mass Intentions & Mass Cards

Mass Intentions and Mass Cards are available on a limited basis.

The Parish Office will be open for Mass Cards Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM to 12 Noon.