THANK YOU NOTE FROM FR. AARON:
|I am very grateful to the priests, staff and parishioners of
St. Rocco for the participation, prayers and the generous gifts
for his 45th anniversary of Priesthood. Please continue to pray
for me . May God bless you and your families with his love, peace
Legion of Mary:
Come join the Legion of Mary an apostolic/evangelization organization
of lay people! Active members share the faith through a variety of face-to-face
ministries and spiritual works of mercy.
These include teaching, bringing Communion to the sick and home bound,
praying with the elderly at nursing homes and much more. The prayers of
the Blessed Mother and our Auxiliary members support our witness efforts.
We also enjoy social recreation with other local Legion of Mary groups.
Join us to learn more about the Catholic faith, building relationships
and to grow in holiness. For more information about the Legion of Mary
or to join please contact a Legion member.
We meet on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in
the morning at 10:30AM.
The Mass Book for 2017:
Please call the Parish Office at 676-2482 or stop in
during office hours to arrange for Masses to be celebrated for your
"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm46:10:
“Silence is the language of God, all
else is poor translation.” -Rumi-
Excerpted from "Centering Prayer and Inner
Awakening" by Cynthia Bourgeault.
"Silence is God's first language," wrote the
16th-century mystic John of the Cross.
Silence is the normal context in which contemplative prayer takes place.
But there is silence and then there is silence. There is an outer silence,
an outer stopping of the words and busy-ness, but there is also a much
more challenging interior silence, where the inner talking stops as well.
Most of us are familiar with this first kind of silence, although
we don't get enough of it in our spiritual nurture. It's the kind of silence
we normally practice in retreat times and quiet days; sometimes you'll
hear it described as "free silence." With a break from the usual hurly-burly
of your life, you have time to draw inward and allow your mind to meander.
You may pore over a scriptural verse and let your imagination and feelings
carry you more deeply into it. Or you may simply put the books away and
go for a walk in the woods, allowing the tranquility of the setting and
the relative quieting of external pressures bring you more deeply in touch
with yourself. You listen carefully to how you're feeling, what you're
wishing. In this kind of work, the free association of your mind provides
the key to the renewal, and silence furnishes the backdrop where this
work can go on.
Are you looking to strengthen your personal
relationship with God?
Prayer, a method of silent prayer, might be what you are
Please join us on Saturday mornings at 10 am
in the St. Teresa of Avila
room in the convent at St. Patrick’s church (2nd floor).
If this is your
first time, come at 9:45 am for an introduction to
the method of Centering Prayer.
Simply send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you are interested in learning
more and plan on arriving early.
- Your Centering Prayer Friends -
Centering Prayer Guidelines Intro - on youtube-
"Silence is the language of god. All else
is poor translation." What does this mean?
In 1 Kings 19, Elijah experienced a great wind (verse 11), but God
was not in the wind; an earthquake (verse 11), but God was not in
the earthquake; a fire (verse 12), but God was not in the fire.
Finally, Elijah heard, according to the NRSV, "the sound of
sheer silence." We, human beings, usually carry all that inside
(winds of thoughts, earthquakes of emotions, fires of passion) -
you can start hearing language of God as well as of your own soul
only when you "calm down". Which is not easy,...)
by: Deacon John
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
Father Elias invited me to share with you my experiences and insights
in how to use silent prayer to better listen to the voice of God within
ourselves. Most commonly, when we think of prayer what comes immediately
to our minds are the prayers that we either say in the various liturgies
or in the prayers where we petition God to help us in some manner.
But there is also another type of prayer.
This is prayer where we open our hearts and minds and begin to listen
to what God is trying to tell us.
By listening to this voice,
we can come to understand and actually live out what God wants us
to do with our lives. Rather than using words,
we rely on silence to enter a newer deeper relationship and ultimate
Communion with God. Our prayer is surrounded by silence rather than
with all the noise we constantly hear throughout our busy days. One
way to get started with this type of contemplative prayer is to use
the techniques associated with Lectio Divina.
is a slow, deliberate, and contemplative reading and praying of the
We can be most effective with this type of prayer if we set aside
a specific time a n d p la c e in our busy lives to pray. By doing
this we can begin to discover a new spiritual rhythm to our day. Most
of us encounter feelings of frustration throughout our daily lives.
We all have days filled with the natural problems associated with
our families and work that can result in anxiety, depression, or feelings
By setting aside time in a special quiet manner through Lectio Devina
we can discover in our daily lives a new special underlying rhythm.
This rhythm can help us to establish a new relationship with God our
Father and enable us to enter a newer fresher relationship with His
Son, Jesus Christ.
We begin to open ourselves to receive the many graces given so freely
by God. By being surrounded in silence we can tune out the distractions
around us and focus on God in a new profound manner.
By internalizing what we read in the Scriptures we gradually become
much more attuned to what the Scriptures are calling each of us to
do with our lives. We begin to focus less on our own individuality
and begin to think and act in Communion with God and our neighbors.
In silence we are able to bring our concerns, our relationships, our
hopes, and our aspirations and intertwine them with the beautiful
message of the Scriptures in our mediations. We can begin to unify
our body and our soul to become receptive to hearing and then living
out the voice of God.
In future Bulletins I will explain in more details the actual techniques
of Lectio Divina that I use. Today, I just wanted to share with you
my overview of praying in silence.
Peace, Deacon John
Are you a Registered Parishioner?
If you wish to register in the parish, please stop by the
Parish Office during normal hours to pick up a census card.
You can fill it out at that time, or take the card to fill out at
home and return later. You can return it by mail, in the Sunday
collection basket or in person at the Parish Office. You
will then receive weekly offering envelopes by mail.
for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and 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;
Religious Education office at St. Rocco, 516 676-
4691 or St. Patrick, 516 671-7223.
If you have not received an application in the mail, they are
available in the Parish Office (516) 676-2482 or online, (click
the link to view/print the acrobat pdf file to register your
It is time to register, children in grades 1-8 for Religious Education
classes for the school year
2015/16. Applications were mailed out June 15, they are also available
in the Parish Office.
If you have not already registered your child, please do so as
soon as possible. $15 late fee per child. after August 10
The Religious Education Program
Saint Rocco Church is in Need of catechists, aides
and hall monitors for the school year 2015/16. If you or someone
you know would be interest in volunteering one hour per week to
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.
Books and material will
be provided. School year is from October to April. The children
of our parish are depending on you!
Thank you and God Bless You!!!
St. Rocco’s Italian Classes, for children & adults:
Saint Rocco’s Church Parish Center
18 Third street, Glen Cove, NY 11542, 516 676-2482
Level 1-2 Italian 6 -11 Years Old
Saturdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Toddler to 5 years old
Saturdays 2:30pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
(For students 16 years old to adults.
Please contact Antonina R. Caruso at 631-747-1967
Email: email@example.com www.italianofacile.org
Join us for our monthly meeting and
see what we do!
Who: Women 18 years old and older
When: First Monday of each month
Eileen Stanton 521-9418 firstname.lastname@example.org
MINISTRY TO THE SICK AND SHUT-INS:
Please inform the Parish Office when a loved one
is sick or in need of pastoral care.
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.
Visit the Saint Vincent De Paul Society:
Have you considered answering the call to help the poor by joining
the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? We are looking for people who
can assist in all aspects of running a volunteer organization For
example: coordinating events with the Parish, building relationships
with community resources, networking with local businesses, coordinating
fund raising events and coordinating social media campaigns.
In MT 5:38-48
Jesus challenges us by saying:
“You must be perfected as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
When we give to the poor, God pours his love, peace and joy into
our hearts and into our lives. It’s easy to forget that not everyone
enjoys the comforts of shelter, heat, light and food. Since the
beginning of February, the Glen Cove Conference of St. Vincent de
Paul has helped five more families pay rent, keep the heat and lights
on and buy food.
Join, Contribute or if you are in need of assistance CAll The Society
(516)723-9557 To find out how you can help us as a volunteer or
help us with a monetary gift for a specific situation, our Help
Line, 800-676-5586, email email@example.com
Learn how you can help by contacting: Gordon Hedwig
or Amy Solomito, or come to our meeting.
First tuesday of the month, at St Rocco’s Church,
18 Third Street,
Glen Cove Time: 7:30 PM
and the email is firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you!
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 www.engagedencounterli.org
Thank you for your continued support.
Pat and Lenny Walker
Engaged Encounter Coordinators
124 Chatham Dr
Oakdale, NY 11769
WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS,
DIVORCED AND SINGLE CATHOLICS OF LONG ISLAND:
All Are Welcome, Tuesday,
The meeting is held every fourth Tuesday at St. Frances De Chantal School
1309 Wantagh Ave. in Wantagh, New York
For further information, call Carol @ 516-794-4933 Or Barbara @ 516-798-2858
Children’s Choir Rehearsal and Adult Choir
Rehearsals All who want to sing are welcome!! Questions? Contact
the Parish Office at (516) 676-2482 or Our Music Director: Maureen
We are in need of non-perishable food items such
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. (Parish Office (516) 676-2482)
ST ROCCOS’ REBATE PROGRAM at the GLY Store:
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
The GLY Store is located at:
34 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Mon-Thu 8 am - 7 pm
Fri-Sat 8 am - 8 pm
SISTERS OF LIFE:
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: email@example.com.
For men, call Theresa Bonopartis at Lumina: 877-586-4621 or e-mail:
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 www.drvc.org/stpiusx
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
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
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
Many are afraid to ask their pastor or parish priest for help with
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
Most say that Retrouvaille was the lifeline that helped save their
marriage and their family.
Questions via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
MOMMAS HOUSE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION:
Interested in volunteering at MOMMAS House?
Attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations!
AT OUR GLEN COVE RESIDENCE
(ON THE GROUNDS OF THE ST. ROCCO’S CHURCH)
18 THIRD STREET
GLEN COVE, NY 11542
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 email@example.com 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.
Deacon Juan 676-8430 (bilingual)THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS
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.
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
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
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
your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you;
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
For all the brochures, schedules and Registration forms,
|"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. "
the website, [www.bishopmolloy.org]
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
Donated Sacred Objects, that have
been added to The Church of Saint Rocco
the "Liturgy" section "Donors' Catalogue")
Look at the Donors'
, scroll down the page and see what
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
in 1990 Supported by the Parishes of:
St. Boniface ~ St. Hyacinth ~ St. Mary ~ St. Patrick ~ St.
|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
Private School Review--
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
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."
Private School Review--
PART OF THE ADVENTURE OF FAITH AND LEARNING At ASR Catholic Schools.
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.