Saint Rocco's Church, 18 Third Street, Glen Cove, New York 11542.

Very Reverend Dom Elias Carr, Can.Reg.,Pastor
Very Reverend Dom Daniel Nash, Can.Reg. , Prior
Very Reverend Dom Gabriel Rach, Can.Reg., Parochial Vicar

Very Reverend Dom Ambros Boyd, Can.Reg., Parochial Vicar

Parish Office:
Parish hall, 18 Third Street, Glen Cove, New York 11542

Telephone: Parish Office - (516) 676-2482 Fax: (516) 676-2117

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Secretary: Mrs. Matilde Zozzaro:
School of Religion Coordinator: Ms. Bernadette Heym
Sacristan: Mrs. Annette Graziosi
Facilities Manager: Joseph Lane
Mr. George Joesph
Mr. John Vanwinklen

Parish Trustees:

Mr. Joseph Panetta Mr. Reginald Spinello
Trustees are officials stipulated by the Laws of the State of New York State, which regulate religious bodies such as our parish. Trustees assist the pastor in financial and temporal matters with advice and counsel, and offer expertise on the planning for the future.

Music Director:
Maureen Husing:
from the First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove, where she has worked for twenty-two years. A Saint Gertrude’s parishioner in Bayville, Maureen is an accomplished organist and choir director who is very excited about building up a new liturgical music program at Saint Rocco.

It bears repeating that I am grateful to Frank Scafuri, Kim Panoff and Roseanne Sheehan, who have regularly provided us with musical accompaniment for the Liturgy
-Fr. Elias-


Please inform the Parish Office when a loved one is sick or in need of pastoral care.

The Church of Saint Rocco Sacred Objects :

Donated Sacred Objects, that have been added to The Church of Saint Rocco (click on the "Liturgy" section then click "Donors' Catalogue")
  Donation In Loving Memory Of Marietta Abondandolo
Thurible & Stand: In Honor of Saint Padre Pio
Funeral Pascal Candle Stand:In Honor of Saint Padre Pio
Solemn High Mass Tunicle:
Solemn High Mass Dalmatic
    Green Chasuble Vestment
    Purple Chasuble Vestment
    Red Chasuble Vestments
    White Dalmatic Vestments
Deacon Faldstool
Red Faldstool (Priest)
Votive Candle Racks

Look at the Donors' Catalouge page, scroll down the page and see what is available;
If anyone should wish to donate any of the sacred objects in memory of your dear one, please feel free to contact Fr. Elias or the Parish Office.

OFFICE/INFO Bulletinboard

2015 Mass Book:

The 2015 Mass Book is open. Please call the Parish Office at 676-2482 or
stop in to arrange for Masses to be celebrated for your loved ones.


Please join us along with your dear ones for breakfast. Every First Sunday of the month; after all the Masses.A full breakfast will be served. Adults $8.00, children 8 years or younger $2.00, children under 2 free.

Childrens' Religious Education classes :

Come and join us at St. Rocco Church.
Registration for Religious Education; If you have not received an application in the mail, they are available in the Parish Office (516) 676-2482 or online at:
(click the link to view/print the acrobat pdf file to register your children).

Proverbs 1:2-5
for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and justand fair;
for giving prudence to those who are simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young;
let the wise listen and add to their learning;
let the discerning get guidance;

the Religious Education office at St. Rocco, 516 676- 4691 or St. Patrick, 516 671-7223.
Religious Education classes begin the week of September 22.
If you have not already registered your
child, please do so as soon as possible. All Children in
grades 1-8 should register.

St. Rocco’s Italian Classes, for children & adults:

Saint Rocco’s Church Parish Center Italian Classes for Children & Adults Winter Spring 2015 session!
18 Third street, Glen Cove, NY 11542, 516 676-2482
Children Level 1-2 Italian 6 -11 Years Old
Saturdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Start: Saturday, January 17
Toddler to 5 years old
Saturdays 2:30pm - 3:30 pm
Start: Saturday, January 17th
Adult Classes
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
(For students 16 years old to adults.
Start: Tuesday, January 20th
Please contact Antonina R. Caruso at 631-747-1967

Visit the Saint Vincent De Paul Society: and the email is
Join, Contribute or if you are in need of assistance CAll The Society (516)723-9557
The Society meets the 1'st and 3'rd wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at Saint Rocco's Parish Hall.

Preparing for Marriage?

Engaged Encounter is an effective PreCana program designed to provide you with the tools for a successful marriage. Couples are given the opportunity to explore many aspects of their relationship through a series of presentations, writings and dialog.
There are no group discussions.
For information/registration please call 631-563-1032 or visit
Thank you for your continued support.
Pat and Lenny Walker
Engaged Encounter Coordinators
124 Chatham Dr
Oakdale, NY 11769


Join us for our monthly meeting and see what we do! Who: Women 18 years old and older
When: First Monday of each month at 11:00am
Where: St. Boniface Martyr, Sea Cliff Contact: Regent Eileen Stanton 521-9418

Choir Rehearsal:

Children’s Choir Rehearsal Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 All children who want to sing are welcome!! Questions? – see Maureen

Adult Choir Rehearsal Every Tuesday from 7:30pm – 9:00pm New Choir Members Welcome!

Catechists Needed:

The Church of St. Rocco and St. Patrick are in need of catechists. Various grades and schedules are available. If you or someone you know would like to be part of this Rewarding experience, or for further information, please, call the Religious Education office at St. Rocco, 516 676- 4691 or St. Patrick, 516 671-7223.
The children of our Parishes are depending on you!
Thank you and God Bless you!

New session of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults &
Bible Study Class:

On Mondays, at 7 PM in the Parish Center, we will start a new session of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This program prepares adults and teenagers (15 years or older) to receive the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion).

The evening continues on Mondays with the Adult Bible Study at 7:30 PM. We will finish the Acts of the Apostles and Revelations before we start a series on Church History. As is always the case, whether you can make it weekly or only occasionally, you are most welcome! Bring a friend.

Brewing Theology:

By popular demand, we will run a six week series – Brewing Theology (coffee, not beer!) – for anyone interested. We will meet: on wednesday morning, at the Monsignor Healy Room in the Convent/Parish Offices of Saint Patrick, after the 9 AM Daily Mass. We will start a little before 9:45 am and end by 10:45 am. Coffee will be served! This first series will take up specific questions regarding Satan from the important and evocation book, I See Satan Fall Like Lightening, by René Girard. No previous study, however, is necessary or assumed. These questions will guide us:
1. Have you ever really wondered about SATAN; biblically referred to in the book of Job as, “the chief prosecuting magistrate, the prosecutor in a case at court”, and as most of us recall from our catechism classes, “Lucifer” the fallen Angel, as well as a murderer?
2. How can we recognize him as he goes about his work?
3. How are we unknowingly pulled into his plan and his works?
4. How and why does God allow Satan to achieve as much as he does?
5. How did Jesus defeat Satan?
6. How does all this help us make sense of the world today?

The Food pantry:

We are in need of non-perishable food items such as:
peanut butter,
jelly, cereal,
canned fruits and
in addition to toothpaste,
toilet paper and
Donations may be brought to the parish office or left in the bin at the back of the church.


Please know that if you make a purchase at GLY on School Street in Glen Cove the Church of St. Rocco’s will receive a 10% rebate of the purchase. Please mention that you are from Saint Rocco's Church.
The GLY Store is located at:
34 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-2530
Mon-Thu 8 am - 7 pm
Fri-Sat 8 am - 8 pm
Thank you.


Have you suffered an abortion? Experience God’s love and mercy and begin the journey Please call the Sisters of Life: 866-575– 0075 or e-mail: For men, call Theresa Bonopartis at Lumina: 877-586-4621 or e-mail: Lumina@

The Passionist Spiritual Center:

If you quiet your mind and your heart, God will speak to you.
Scripture teaches us:
"I can do all things through he [Christ] who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13
"If God be for us who can be against us" Romans 8:31
"The Kingdom of God is within you" Luke 17:21
"Be still and Know that I am with you always"
"Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness."
also in: Isaiah 41:13
"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. "

My Brothers and Sisters is Christ,
How can I describe how peace was placed in my mind, my heart and my soul. How do I find the words to share How God has pulled me out of the darkness and brought me back into the light, Truly I say to you my brothers and sisters in Christ, the world is in darkness and full of evil; In this world that man has changed from the vision of God You need a safe harbor, a retreat from the storm, a tranquil port. God can show you a better way, the way the truth and the light, As Scripture teaches us, "no one comes to me except through the father" come and experience for yourself; a safe harbor, a tranquil port from the storm and the peace that God can give you.
Come and visit The Bishop Molloy Retreat House.
For the schedule of all the retreats click here.
For all the brochures, schedules and Registration forms, click here.
"Through a combination of weekend retreats and days and evenings of recollection, for men, women, married and engaged couples, young adults, religious and clergy, the Bishop Molloy Retreat House offers opportunities to leave our busy word and to take sometime for ourselves with God and neighbor. "
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May the grace, peace and love of our God , Lord and Savior be with you, always.
"What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,"
1 corinthians 2:9

St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility
      “Caring for Those who Cared for Us”:

Our Priests, at retirement, often have given forty years or more to the mission of our Church and bringing people closer to Christ.
The St. Pius X Residence enables these dedicated men who need extra care and attention to live at a facility that provides them with that special care, while still enabling them to serve as active fully engaged members of the community.
The Catholic Church of Long Island is blessed and privileged to be able to care for our senior priests - men who have dedicated their lives to serving God and our community. We welcome your support of this important endeavor.
For more information or to donate online go to or call: 516-379-5210 ext 229 .

Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille
      A lifeline for married couples:

You Can Help Heal Your Marriage
Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue or have you just
stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse?

Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped thousands of couples worldwide experiencing ALL TYPES of marital difficulties. For confidential information about the Retrouvaille program, or
to register for the Retrouvaille weekend at
the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. Please call 1-800-470-2230
and you will be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from Long Island/Metro

Most couples across the nation who have attended a Retrouvaille weekend tell us they learned about this program from their weekly parish bulletin.
Many are afraid to ask their pastor or parish priest for help with their marriages.
Others are just hoping time will help to make things better.
They tell us that seeing the program announced repeatedly in their Sunday bulletin gave them the courage to pick up the phone and make the call.
Most say that Retrouvaille was the lifeline that helped save their marriage and their family.
Questions via Email:
Community Contact: John and Linda Pisano
Community Phone: 516-427-5474

For confidential information about the Retrouvaille program, or
to register for the upcoming weekend that begins at the Montfort Spiritual Center in Bayshore.
Please call 1-800-470-2230 and you will be connected directly and confidentially to a couple from Long Island/Metro Retrouvaille who can help.


Interested in volunteering at MOMMAS House?
Attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations!
At the orientation you will learn more about
the organization, have the opportunity to ask
questions, and be able to arrange when and
where you would like to volunteer.
Please contact Ashley Ross at or 516-781-8637


At the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glen Cove, at 7:15 pm Friday night. All proceeds go to charity.


Basketball* Co-ed Chinese Brush Painting 8 College Essay Writing *Dance *Interior Design/Illustration
*Lacrosse *Lacrosse Goallie *Playwriting *Preseason Conditioning *Short Story Writing *Soccer
*Soccer Goallie *Beginner Tennis * Intern/ Adv Tennis * Volleyball For information and Brochure (516) 921-1756

You may sign up to be an "adorer":

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed presently on Monday to Wednesday from 10AM to 9PM, Thursday from 6PM through Saturday 2:00PM . We would like to open the Chapel for Adoration on Thursday from 10AM thru Saturday 6PM. We also need more volunteer adorers for all hours before the Blessed Sacrament.You can schedule yourself for one or more hours per week to pray before the very presence of Our Lord at St. Patrick’ s Church. If you would like to spend one hour each week with the Lord and receive the many graces. He will bestow on you and your family.
Please contact:
Florence 671-4867
Sheila 671-0469
Deacon Juan 676-8430 (bilingual)THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

Adoration Chapel Schedule
Monday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday - 6:00 PM to Friday 12:00 PM (noon)
Friday REOPENS from 9:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday.
A keep a vigil with Jesus who is present in the Blessed Sacrament. Our Catholic Faith teaches us that Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Our Adorers know Jesus is there and tell of the many blessings they have received by spending an hour with Him. Being with Jesus for an hour a week brings many graces to you, your family, our parish and our community. Do you believe Jesus is really there ? Do you need Jesus’ help with your family, a job, good health, etc.?
Bring it to the Lord in prayer and see if you can help us and help yourself in your spiritual journey.
We need new Adorers, especially young adults, to keep it going. Your lives will be enriched by this wonderful devotion.
Please contact: Les Bellafiore at 759-1132

All Saints Regional Cathloic Schools

All Saints Regional Cathloic Schools

12 Pearsall Ave,
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 676-0762
| Fax: (516) 676-0660 |

All Saints Regional Catholic School: Founded in 1990 Supported by the Parishes of: St. Boniface ~ St. Hyacinth ~ St. Mary ~ St. Patrick ~ St. Rocco
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Serves Nursery through Eighth Grade students from the Long Island, All Saints Regional Catholic School seeks to educate our students within a family-centered Catholic community. We commit ourselves to Gospel values as we seek to develop our students' intellectual gifts and foster their spiritual growth.
Our aim is to prepare our students to lead creative and productive lives which contribute to the growth of both God's kingdom and our nation.The Administration, Faculty, and School Board of All Saints Regional Catholic School believe that a Catholic School should create a community in which both culture and knowledge are illuminated by faith and shared in an atmosphere of concern and trust.
Our purpose is to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of children and thus free them from ignorance, prejudice, and fear. Our aim is to help those with whom we deal to become responsible Catholic and Christian members of society."
--The Private School Review--

"Tutti i Santi regionale Scuola Cattolica", fondata nel 1990, serve la scuola materna attraverso studenti ottavo grado da Long Island, tutti I Santi regionale scuola cattolica cerca di educare i nostri studenti all'interno della comunità cattolica centrata sulla famiglia.
Ci impegniamo a valori evangelici come cerchiamo di sviluppare doni intellettuale di nostri studenti e favorire la loro crescita spirituale. Il nostro obiettivo è di preparare i nostri studenti a condurre una vita creativa e produttiva che contribuiscono alla crescita del Regno di Dio e la nostra nazione.
L'amministrazione, facoltà e Consiglio scolastico di tutti I Santi regionale scuola cattolica credono che una scuola cattolica deve creare una comunità in cui cultura e la conoscenza sono illuminati dalla fede e condiviso in un'atmosfera di fiducia e di preoccupazione.
Il nostro scopo è quello di favorire la crescita intellettuale e spirituale dei bambini e così li libera da ignoranza, pregiudizi e paura. Il nostro obiettivo è di aiutare coloro con cui ci rapportiamo a diventare membri responsabili di cattolici e cristiani della società."

--The Private School Review--

New school hours – drop off at 7:45 am, classes from 8:00am to 2:15pm
New full day Prekindergarten
(NYS Pre-K Core Curriculum) & optional extended day nursery (Best Value on the Gold Coast )
Before/After care for Kindergarten – 8'th Grade
Sports Programs for Kindergarten – 8'th Grade
A robust variety of After School Clubs Leadership and cultural development opportunities – Student Council, School Band, Talent Show, School Play, Concerts, Pageant
New Grammar curriculum for 1 st -4 th Grade
New Latin curriculum for 5 th and 6 th Grade & Honors Latin for 7 th and 8 th
Dedicated Faculty with NYS certifications and advanced degrees. Competitive tuition, with no increase in tuition for 2013-2014
New – 7 th and 8 th Grade religion taught by parish clergy. Come visit and experience the changes with the new admini- stration. Adapting the emerging national Common Core stan- dards to a Catholic vision of education,
All Saints offers your child an introduction to the ars liberalis, (liberal arts) by which one learns to seek the truth through the use of reason and with the aid of faith. With this superior approach, our school educates the whole person – mind, body and spirit – for a future of achievement and service.

All Saints Regional Catholic School
(Tutti I Santi Regionale Scuola Cattolica)

12 Pearsall Ave, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 676-0762 | Fax: (516) 676-0660
The Diocese of Rockville Centre Education department website:

Prayer to
   St. John Baptist de la Salle,
      Patron of Educators

Well-known Founder of the Congregation of the Brothers of Christian Schools, orthodox and prayerful theologian, you realized the very great value of competent Christian educators.
How great your wholesome influence has been! Make your followers continue to be Christlike models for all their students who in turn will edify others. Amen

A Prayer of Teachers

Lord Jesus Christ, imbue me with the knowledge of both secular and religious subjects that is necessary to my task on earth. Let me be equipped with suitable qualifications and also with a pedagogical skill that is in harmony with the discoveries of the contemporary world.
Help me to be closely united with my students by the bond of love, and work in partnership with their parents to stimulate the students to act for themselves.
Even after their graduation, let me continue to assist them
with advice and friendship.
Bestow on me an apostolic spirit to bear witness, both by life and by instruction,
to the unique Teacher---You, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Teacher's Prayer

I want to teach my students how to live this life on earth,
to face its struggles and its strife and worth.
Not just the lesson in a book or how the rivers flow,
but how to choose the proper path wherever they may go.
To understand eternal truth and know right from wrong,
and gather all the beauty of a flower and a song.
For if I help the world to grow in wisdom and in grace,
then I shall feel that I have won and I have filled my place.
And so I ask Your guidance, God, that I may do my part
for character and confidence and happiness of heart. Amen

Prayer for Students

Eternal Father, through the Gifts and Fruits of Your Holy Spirit, enlighten and perfect my intellect, will and affections that in all things I may be what Your Divine Wisdom intended me to be, a bearer of Christ to all. Illuminate my intellect with faith; strengthen my will with hope; and inflame my heart with Your Divine Love. Create in me Christlike ideals, attitudes, appreciations, and habits that will enable me to think, judge, and act so as to be like Your Immaculate Mother, a bearer of Christ to all.

Give me the necessary skills to earn an honest living; justice to regulate my will in respecting the rights of others; temperance to control my desires; and fortitude to defend and practice Your Way, Your Truth, and Your Life, thus being like St. Joseph, a bearer of Christ to all. Teach me to be modest in regard to myself and others; to be joyfully respectful and obedient to my parents, teachers, ecclesiastical and civil authorities. Thus, by Your Grace, will I grow in the stature of Christ, in wisdom and age, and be a bearer of Him to all.

Most Holy Trinity, make me realize that I cannot live without the life of grace that comes through frequent reception of the sacraments, through my offering with the Priest of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, through my daily prayers and through sacrifices on my part. Only through Your grace will I put on the image of Christ so that through Him, with Him, and in Him, I shall advance the Peace of Christ to all my brothers and sisters. Amen.


We are a Parish Family dedicated to our Italian heritage striving to preserve the spiritual integrity, Catholic family values and traditions through liturgical celebrations and social festivities with a spirit of hospitality.
La Famiglia Parrocchiale di San Rocco è dedicata al patrimonio culturale e spirituale italiano e cerca di preservare l’integrità spirituale, I valori e le tradizioni della famiglia cattolica attraverso le celebrazioni liturgiche e le festività sociali, con spirito di ospitalità.