CARDINAL ROSA CHAVES TO VISIT THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE - Friday August 18 - Monday August 21; a variety of special events are being planned!  Please read Bishop Barres' letter; for more information visit www.drvc.org

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CELEBRATING OUR FAITH - HOLY HOUR & BBQ                                     WITH BISHOP BARRES

"Millennial Missionaries -2017" -- A Summer Event for Young Adults with Bishop Barres has been planned for Aug. 22 at the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton.  It will be a great evening for young adults between 18-25 involving a BBQ and Holy Hour. Please contact the Diocese for more information at 516.678.5800 x221




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In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima, Bishop Barres has released a Pastoral Letter for Dramatic Missionary Growth through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima. If you would like a copy, please contact our rectory.



“As we celebrate Easter with our families and our parish families, we ask the Risen Lord for a true resurrection of our belief that dramatic missionary growth of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Rockville Centre can and will happen...”
Read the rest of Bishop Barres' Easter Letter!
Read Bishop Barres' Lenten Message here!


On Tuesday January 31, the Most Reverend Bishop John O. Barres was installed as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  Follow Bishop Barres on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RVCDiocese/, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rvcdiocese/, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Diocese-of-Rockville-Centre-93430711099/

Attached is the press release and Bishop Murphy’s statement. For more information visit drvc.org.

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Comprehensive, Cooperative: A Unique New Approach to Women’s Health and Wellness
Our highly skilled team is delighted to offer an exciting approach to women’s health care. We provide preventive and specialized obstetrical and gynecologic care to women, honoring their dignity and the sanctity of human life. While we are successfully able to address male infertility as well, we are uniquely qualified to care for women of all ages and at all stages of life.

Named after St. Gianna Beretta Molla, the Gianna Center of Long Island for Women's Health & Fertility is pleased to feature two unique women’s health services—the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTECHNOLOGY™, both of which allow us to provide women with a natural, restorative, scientifically-based approach to improving health and respecting fertility.

CHS's Gianna Center and Pregnancy Support Website
 www.chsli.org/pregnancy-support-services
Catholic Health Services (CHS) now offers a dedicated, interactive website section for the Gianna Center and its pregnancy support services.
The confidential, dedicated telephone number for this program is 1 (855) 301-4CHS, supported by the availability of multilingual interpretive services. Anyone of any faith may call or refer to this support line, including representatives of parishes, colleges and crisis pregnancy centers. To speak to someone about pregnancy options immediately between 7:00 pm and 7:30 am Monday to Friday or on the weekend, please call 1 (800) 712-HELP (4357).

Our mission is simple—to acknowledge dignity and to provide women with exceptional medical care. Listening and offering genuine medical advice are our goals. Treatments are holistic and include nutritional, sleep-related, weight-related, endocrinological, behavioral, spiritual and medical components.
Watch the video!

 

Article taken fromAmerica the National Catholic Review
by Cindy Wooden – Catholic News Service

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The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said.
At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of All Saints with a Catholic Mass in a Malmo stadium. He highlighted the lives of the Swedish saints, Elizabeth Hesselblad and Bridget of Vadstena, who “prayed and worked to create bonds of unity and fellowship between Christians.”
The best description of the saints—in fact, their “identity card”—the pope said, is found in the beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which begins, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”  And, he said, as Christian saints have done throughout the ages, Christ’s followers today are called “to confront the troubles and anxieties of our age with the spirit and love of Jesus.”

New situations require new energy and a new commitment, he said, and then he offered a new list of beatitudes for modern Christians:
“Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others and forgive them from their heart.
“Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized and show them their closeness.
“Blessed are those who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him.
“Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.
“Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.
“Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians.”
“All these are messengers of God’s mercy and tenderness,” Pope Francis said. “Surely they will receive from him their merited reward.”

From the Rockville Centre Office of Parish Stewardship:
Stewardship provides a spiritual way of living for all of us – a way of being in the world, particularly as we continue to embrace the New Millennium and respond to the Gospel call to renew the face of the Earth.

Stewardship is about the many gifts our gracious God has given us. It helps us to reflect upon our giftedness; all that we have which constitutes our treasure:  Our families, friends, time, talents, skills, material possessions, finances.

Stewardship is about reflecting on our faith and on the way we live and act as disciples of Jesus.

bishopmurphyStewardship is about caring for all of God’s creation.
"On the basis of Stewardship, 
we're going to have the inner spirit 
for the renewal of parish life in the 
New Millennium!"  Most Reverend William Murphy, S.T.D.


popefrancis2"In the end, everything 
has been entrusted to our protection, 
and all of us are responsible for it.  
Be protectors of God's gifts!"  Pope Francis, Inaugural Mass



                                                                                  
Stewardship is A Way of Life!
The U.S. Bishops in their Pastoral letter "Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response"  tell us that: 
As Christians Stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully; 
cultivate them responsibly; share them in love and justice with others; 
return them with increase; and stand before the Lord in a spirit of accountability.
Good Stewards have an "Attitude of Gratitude!"