St. John The Evangelist

Roman Catholic Church, Center Moriches, N.Y.

"You, brothers and sisters, are not in Darkness" 1 Thessalonians 5:4

11/19 Bulletin   11/12 Bulletin

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: November 19, 2017

 Fund-A-Foot Campaign

Fund-a-foot campaign is underway! Thank you to all who helped to organize our Fund-a-Foot mailing. Over fifteen parishioners and families came together to make this happen. The mailing was sent out to homes early this week. Registered parishioners should have received their mailing this week or early next week. As mentioned at mass last week, these funds will help us cover the gap between what will be covered by insurance and what we can do to improve our Church building. You can also donate right here and how by using our Paypal store below.

Fund-A-Foot Campaign

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   2016/2017 Annual Report

Confession Schedule

St. John's Pastoral Team

Reverend John Sureau, Pastor:

Reverend Felix Akpabio, Parochial Vicar:

Reverend Michael Plona, Parochial Vicar:

John Pettorino, Deacon:

Sr. Ann Berendes, IHM, Director of Parish Social Ministry:

Michael Clauberg, Director of Youth Ministry:

Paul Clores, Seminarian:

David Erlanger, Regional School Principal:

Alex Finta, Associate Director of Parish Social Ministry:

Andrew McKeon, Director of Music Ministries:

Michelle Pirraglia, Director of Faith Formation:

Katie Waller, Business Manager:

Mass and Worship Announcements

Sunday Masses: held in the OLQA auditorium: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (children's mass), 10:30 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. (Life Teen mass)
Monday - Friday Masses: held in the convent chapel: 7 a.m. and noon
Saturday Masses: held in the convent chapel: 8 a.m., 5 p.m. (vigil) and 7:30 p.m. (vigil)
Spanish-language Mass: 7:30 a.m.
Mass Schedule of Intentions
Confession Schedule

The rectory office will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21. The office will reopen on Tuesday at 3 p.m. In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all SJE offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and reopen on Monday, November 27 at 9 a.m. If there is a serious medical emergency and a priest is needed, please call 631.878.0009.

Thanksgiving mass is Thursday, November 23 at 9 a.m. in the auditorium.

Mass is celebrated in the OLQA auditorium. Enter through the door on St. John Place. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mass will be celebrated in the convent. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in the Convent on Thursday after the noon mass. The rosary is to be prayed in the Adoration Chapel of the Convent - not in the mass chapel. Please park in the school parking lot.

Come to the quiet: Our church is open most days from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m., if not later. Take some time to open your heart to the voice of God.

Come and know God’s healing of the sick: Please contact the rectory at 631.878.0009 for a priest to celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick with the seriously ill or those preparing for surgery. Please also let us know if a loved one is sick so we can pray for them at mass and list their name in the bulletin.

Come and spend time with the Lord. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place immediately after the noon mass in the convent and concludes at 5 p.m. on most Thursdays.

Come to know Mary, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles: We pray the Rosary every day after daily mass in the convent and on Sundays before the 7:30 a.m. mass and after the noon mass in the auditorium.

We pray the Miraculous Medal Novena after the 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. masses on Mondays in the convent (with the exception of holidays and whenever the parish is closed). The Holy Hour for Priests will follow immediately after the Novena.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every day after daily mass in the IHM meeting room and on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (Spanish) and on Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  Church Hours and Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Spanish translator Tuesday evenings. Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday by appointment.

Direct Phone Number: 631.878.0009. Fax Number: 631.874.2466. Email:

Street Address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches, New York, 11934.

Office of Faith Formation: Located in the Red Barn: 631.878.4141.

Office of Youth Ministry: Located in the OLQA school auditorium lobby.

Parish Outreach: Located in the Red Barn: 631.874.3617.

Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional School: 631.878.1033.

  This Week At SJE: News Items

David Turpin Sport’s Field: Our Field of Dreams - 11/19

We need your help! The sports field has seen better days and we are looking to clean it up. This is a great opportunity for our parish community and, most importantly, for our students and families OLQA as well as alumni of OLQA and St. John the Evangelist School. Therefore, we are looking for form a committee to come up with some ideas to make this field something special for the parish, school, and the Turpin family and perhaps even expand the area! If you have some ideas, and would like to be part of this, please email our seminarian, Paul Clores, at or call at 631.878.0009.

Rebuild + Repair + restore - 11/19 (Fund-A-Foot Campaign)

Fund-a-foot campaign is underway! Thank you to all who helped to organize our Fund-a-Foot mailing. Over fifteen parishioners and families came together to make this happen. The mailing was sent out to homes early this week. Registered parishioners should have received their mailing this week or early next week. As mentioned at mass last week, these funds will help us cover the gap between what will be covered by insurance and what we can do to improve our Church building. You can also donate right here and how by using our Paypal store below.

Fund-A-Foot Campaign

Weekly updates:

Plans include:

We are moving!
• This week, we learned the walls and ceiling in the Fellowship Area needed to be removed and it was completed.
• The Trees of Life have been taken down and stored safely.
• The HVAC demolition and lighting fixture removal work will be complete this week.

Prayer for St. John The Evangelist - During this Time of Restoration

Lord Jesus Christ, you were made flesh and dwell among us. In the midst of this time of darkness, show us your light. Through St. John the Evangelist we know you turned water into wine, brought people into light, satisfied the thirsty and healed the sick. In these days, may we find your healing strength. As we repair and prepare this renewed dwelling place, guide us always to yourself - the Way, the Truth, the Life – to find patience, consolation, hope and restoration.

Bless and strengthen all who are using their gifts for your glory and honor. in these days. Send us your Spirit so that we might be strengthened in this time of rebuilding so that you may find a sure dwelling place within us. We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of the one John took into his home, through the intercession of the one who beholds us, Mary, our Mother; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. AMEN.

Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us! St. John the Evangelist, pray for us! All holy men and women, pray for us!

God Bless Our Newly-confirmed

Christopher Abbene, Gabrielle Abbene, Constance Alestra, Grady Alpers, Syndy Alvarez Rodriguez, Gemella Ando, Kyla Andreas, Sofia Arato, Sean Archbold, Megan Arvidsson, Kayla Baker, Christian Barone, Donovan Bauman, Danielle Becker, Madison Beltramini, Benjamin Bianculli, Haidy Blanco Molina, Yasmin Blanco Molina, Joseph Blanco, Jeffrey Bogdan, Jr., Jenna Bongiorno, Melody Boogertman, Thomas Boyce IV, Kayla Brockmeyer, Kyle Buckley, Gabriele Cacace, Amber Caldas, James Calise, Avery Callan, Christian Canayuyo-Sillagana, Jenna Cannavaro, Anthony Capozzi, Jr., Nicholas Capozzi, Christian Capuano,, Aidan Carlson, Bayley Carrieri, Soleia Carrieri, Brianna Carroll, Isabella Casola, Grace Castiglione, Anthony Cerchia, Mariah Chavez, Sarah Chernis, Samantha Claude, Caroline Connelly, Hallie Cooper, Hanna Corwin, Seamus Coyle, Dylan Crosby, Jordan Crosby, Jordan Dean, Ashley DeFalco, Jesse DeMatteo, Logan Dennehy, Matthew DePaola, Sophia DePaulis, Kristen DiGiorgio, Isabella DiLaura, Alexandra DiMaria, Vincent DiMaria, Rosario Distefano, Jr., Patrick Donahue, Sarah Dunn, Alessio Esposito, Joseph Esposito, Eric Fabricatore, Alexi Flores, Arden Fluehr, Victoria Forgione, Celeste Forte, Andrew Franke, Emma Froehlich, Domenick Gaita, Joseph Gallagher, Taylor Gallarello, Daniel Garcia, Kayla Garcia, Meghan Garcia, Rose Genna, Connor Gennaro, Michael, Giacchetto, Jr., Brooke Giordano, Matthew Girard, Jacqueline Glaser, Alexander Gonzalez, Kyla Grieco, Marissa Grogan, Aimee Grosskopf, Savannah Haushalter, Brenden Hayes, Hayley Hermsdorf, Eric Herpich, Alexandra Hingle, Holly Iannacchino, Logan Jakubowski, Bianca Jean, Raphael Jean, Alexa Johnson, Taylor Johnston, Sarah Keating, Sara Keiser, Michael Kenavan, Jr., George King, John Kinney, Jack Kirwan, Gina Krumholz, Abby Kwiatkowski, Grace, Kwiatkowski, Devan Laliberte, Eric Lawlor, Joshua Lehr, Cole LoGelfo, Allison LoRusso, Jovanni Lozzi, Antonio Lucido, Michael Luongo, Gabriel Lyons, Grant Lyons,, Brianna Mallozzi, Michael Malone, Hannah Mangels, Robert Mannix, Jr., Jason Marcoccio, Allison Marx, Isabella Mascia, Cameron Maxwell, George Mayer III, Charlie Maza-Narvaez, Joseph Mazzarella, Katherine McCormick, Tyler McCormick, Ryan McDermott, Kassandra McDonald, Grayce McGarry, Victoria McGrath, Fallyn McKenna, Emily McKinnon, Andrew Messina, Melanie Meyer, Aldair Molina-Saravia, Bridget Montwill, Robert Moore, Jessica Morrisroe, Megan Mullen, Ana Munguia, Giana Murphy, Kristen Musumeci, Jenna Naples, Alex Nardi, Andy Narvaez-Mayancela, Marissa Newell, Belinda Nguyen, Amanda O'Brien, Aidan O'Connor, Kyle O'Donoghue, Aidan O'Neill, Joseph O'Neill, Kate O'Sullivan, Matthew Orfini, Nicolas Pace, Nicolai Palma, Wendy Parra Cuzco, Hannah Parsons, Julia Pascucci, MariaJose, Patino Lazo, Shannon Paulson, Kailey Pecoraro, Aidan Pellegrino, Joseph Pileri, Jordan Pino, Tyler Puch, Juliana Quiery, Gerard Quinn, Laidy Quito, Skylar Ragimierski, Isabel Raimondi, Olivia Raineri, William Razzano, Olivia Reid, Christian Reilly, Emily Reinhardt, Katherine, Remache-Sinchi, Megan Richardson, Kevin Rivas, James Rivera, Lauren Roberts, Matthew Rogers, Connor Rosado, Lucas Rosado, Stephanie Rosen, Alexa Salvaggio, Nicholas San Andres, Lauren Santagata, Dominic Sarno, Laura Schillizzi, Joseph Schineis, Morgan Schroder, Ryan Sclafani, Silvana Scuria, Jennifer Seebach, Robert Senecal, Matthew Serrano, Joshua Seura Muriel, Olivia Severa, John Shannon, Dale Sobol, Aiden Spagnuolo, Ava Sparacino, Daniel Sparacino, Emerson Sparacino, Therese Sparacio, Christian Specht, Luke Spinosa, Hayley Squicciarini, Madison Stiles, Ryan Stokes, Anthony Sunderman, Ian, Szalkowski, Julieanna Szczepanik, Marisa Tancredi, Ryan Tardif, Nicole Tascarella, Sebastian Tauriello, Paige Taylor, Nicholas Toscano, Peter Traina, Joseph Trimarco, Gianna Troche, Bradley Trotta ,Josue Umanzor, Kathryn Vahle, Ava Valenti, Arthur Volkmann III, Stefano Volpe, Courtney Wenzel, Olivia Wheeler-Cooney, Kirsten Williams, Laci Witschel (congratulations Lacigirl!), Kayla Woods, Cecilia Yat, Ethan Young, Adriana Zarcone

Level 8 Parent meetings - 11/27 and 11/28

Our first Level 8 Parent Meeting is being held during class times on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28. Please be sure to attend to receive your child’s retreat date and other important information about confirmation.

What Can you Do? - 11/19

So many times, parishioners want to get involved and aren’t sure where they might be able to help. Here are some ideas:

Mass intentions still available - 11/19

If you wish to remember a loved one – living or deceased - at one of our daily masses, please visit the rectory. Opportunities for remembering a loved one at mass in the weeks ahead, include:

Life Teen Ministry Registration forms - 11/19

If you are interested in joining the Life Teen Ministry, please contact Mike at for more information.

Life Teen Registration Form (.doc)

Life Teen Registration Form (.pdf)

Parish Social Ministry Memorial Cards Now Available - 11/19

This is one way to honor one who has passed away. These cards allow you to express your sympathy while also benefiting the less fortunate in our local community. Each month we will celebrate mass for all those remembered via memorial cards. The names of those remembered will be periodically included in the bulletin. The memorial offering made will benefit parish outreach, our homeless initiative, the food pantry and thrift shop and the many works of the parish Social Ministry. To obtain a parish social ministry memorial card, visit the rectory office during regular hours or parish outreach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Sister Ann.

The R.C. Diocese of RVC, NY Independent Reconciliation And Compensation Program (“IRCP”)

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY Independent Reconciliation And Compensation Program

Altar of Remembrance - 11/23

During the month of November, we remember in a special way our loved ones who have died. This year, we will be preparing a special Altar of Remembrance in the Seton Chapel. Beginning November 1, you are invited to place a picture on the altar so that we may remember your loved ones and pray for each other. Please limit the size of your photo (perhaps no larger than 4 x 6) so that there is room for everyone who wishes to participate. You may place the picture in a small frame. Please remember to write your name and phone number on the back of the picture. Pictures may be dropped off at the rectory or at the sacristy. We ask that you pick up your picture no later than Thursday, November 23, as our Altar of Remembrance will be ending shortly after that.

All Souls day novena - 11/19

All Souls Day Novena envelopes are now available. These envelops are a meaningful way for you to have your deceased loved ones prayed for in the Novena of masses for All Souls Day. Take an envelope, fill out the name of the deceased, and return the envelope with your donation. Envelopes may be returned either in the collection basket or at the rectory. Special masses will be offered for nine (9) days throughout the month of November for these intentions for the deceased.

Book of the Names of the Dead - 11/19

Beginning November 1, a special book will be placed outside of Seton Chapel for members of our parish community to write down the names of loved ones who have died. The names in this book will be remembered at our masses throughout the month of November.

Thanksgiving Mass - 11/23

Thursday, November 23 at 9 a.m. in the auditorium with Bishop Barres. Our entire parish family joins together to give thanks to God for the many blessings in our lives. At this liturgy, we give thanks to God for his many blessings in our lives, we invite parishioners to bring non-perishable food items for our Food Pantry, we distribute bread for all to share at their Thanksgiving table at home, we seek God’s blessing upon the food we will use for our Thanksgiving meals. Please bring something from your Thanksgiving table to be blessed. Please note: This will be the only mass celebrated on Thanksgiving Day. SJE will be hosting Blanca's House to serve a full Thanksgiving feast after mass this year. There is a limited amount of space, so please contact Alex Finta at 631.878.0009 or This will take place on Thanksgiving, November 23, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the OLQA cafeteria.

Queremos Bautizar A Su Hijo ... ¡¡Hoy !!!

Como católicos, creemos firmemente en la importancia y la necesidad del hermoso sacramento del Bautismo. Es realmente el fundamento de nuestra vida como cristianos. Debido a la gran importancia de este sacramento, nosotros como cristianos católicos estamos llamados a hacer todo lo que esté a nuestro alcance para asegurarnos de que a nuestros hijos no se les prive de los beneficios del Bautismo por más tiempo del que es absolutamente necesario. Hay una mentalidad entre algunos católicos de que el bautismo puede demorarse durante muchos meses o incluso años. Los motivos de esta línea de pensamiento son variados, pero todos pierden el punto fundamental de que un niño debe ser bautizado tan pronto como sea razonablemente posible. En realidad, retrasar el bautismo de un hijo durante meses o años puede ser una negligencia pecaminosa. La Introducción al Rito del Bautismo de los Niños declara:

"En cuanto al momento del bautismo, la primera consideración es el bienestar del niño, que no puede ser privado del beneficio de el sacramento". "También dice:" Un bebé debe ser bautizado dentro de las primeras semanas después del Nacimiento.” Un cambio que debe notarse que es efectivo de inmediato en nuestra parroquia es que los niños que son traídos para el Bautismo que están por encima de la edad de la razón (7 años de edad),deberán inscribirse en el programa de dos años de educación religiosa siguiendo las pautas del Rito de iniciación cristiana (RCIA #256). Por favor llame a la Rectoría y hable con el Padre Michael o el Padre Juan a 631.878.0009 o por correo electrónico a o o podemos ayudarlo a tener todo listo para una maravillosa celebración del bautismo de su hijo.

Prayer and Worship With Bishop Barres

Last month we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To mark this anniversary, Bishop Barres has written a letter to invite us to a deeper reflection about ways to better implement the Catechism into our own lives. After this letter, at the suggestion of members of our Pastoral Council, we’ll include excerpts of the Catechism in the bulletin through-out the year. Bishop Barres writes: Celebrate that the Catechism in its many cross-references shows that the Splendor of Truth is Synthetic and Harmonious In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis emphasizes that “each truth (of our Catholic faith) is better understood when related to the harmonious totality of the Christian message; in this context all the truths are important and illumine one another.” (39) The symphonic truths of our four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church are not only mutually illuminating but mystically cross-referenced. The Catechism so often celebrates how the Creed and Catholic dogmatic theology guides Catholic Spiritual Theology and the experience of prayer. The Catechism so often celebrates the symphony between Catholic sacramental theology and Catholic Social Justice teaching and the sanctity of human life. Discovering the beautiful connections and symphonic nature of Catholic truth makes our study and prayer of the Catechism an adventure of faith.

Calling All high School Students - 11/19

Sunday night is your night. 5:30 p.m. with a youth mass from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Youth Ministry Night). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Every Sunday night at SJE. Any questions? Please email Mike at MCLAUBERG@SJECM.ORG.

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events - 12/1

December 1: Adoration here at St. John the Evangelist. Even led by Father Mike.
December 13: Trip to NYC for adoration, mass, and social after. Contact Mike for more info.
December 27: Mass at St. John’s and social.
If you want more information you can Contact Mike @

Family Life Ministry returns - 12/12

After a few months away, Family Life Ministry is up and running again. This ministry seeks to create opportunities - liturgical, service based and social—for SJE families of all shapes and sizes to come together. All are welcome! Save the date: "Advent Families in Service" Sunday, December 12, after the 9 p.m. mass—Details to follow!!! To learn more about Family Life Ministry contact

High School Youth (LifeTeen) Nights - 11/19

Sunday, November 19: Bring a friend social night
Sunday, November 26: Off/Thanksgiving weekend

Youth Service Corp - 11/19

There is such a great need for service in the life of our parish and often a huge number of young people who want to help those in need. This new service corps is one way to make this connection. Here’s how it works: Any middle school, high school and college aged students send their contact information to Fr. John at (You do not need to already be a part of Life Teen or Middle School Youth Ministry to be part of the Service Corps.) As requests for help come from or come into our parish, you’ll be contacted to see if you can help. If you can help with a particular project, great. If not, no problem. You’ll be contacted for the next one. It really is that easy. This is also a great way to meet high school and middle school service requirements as you are reaching out to those within our own local and parish community. By serving through the SJE Service Corps , you are also connecting and building relationships within our own parish and local community. Sign up today by completing the form in the bulletin or emailing Fr. John at jsureau@drvc.

CYO Chess Lessons - 11/19

CYO would like to launch a new chess program for children in grades 3 thru 8. Are you interested to learn and play chess in a fun environment while representing your parish in match play? Make it a St. John's checkmate. For more information, please email MCLAUBERG@SJECM.ORG or AFINTA@SJECM.ORG.

Advent 2017

We begin our celebration of the season of Advent! There are some practical details we need to talk about:
1. Because we will not be in the auditorium for more than a few months, God willing, we will NOT be getting new editions of Breaking Bread. This means that the readings and psalms will not be in the book.
2. We will have available editions of Sunday’s Word 2018. You can pick them up and take them with you. A free will offering of $5.00 is requested but not required. These books contain all of the Sunday readings as well as the psalm and antiphons for Daily Mass.
3. We will need to listen well to our cantors for the Responsorial Psalm each week. If you look in the missalette, you’re going to be frustrated. Both the text and music will be different.
4. This may be a good opportunity for each one of us, particularly as the sound is vastly improved in the Auditorium worship space. The Word is meant to be encountered as spoken! Think of it as God speaking to you. Let’s work hard to listen in these weeks ahead. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

East End holy Hour - 12/1

East End Holy Hour

Advent Giving Tree - 11/19

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?” And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25.

The final judgement in the Gospel of Matthew should serve as a call to action for each and every one of us. Our parish Advent Giving Tree is one way to respond! Our parish social ministries are working together to support life at all stages. There will be tags on our Giving Tree to help the hungry, the unborn, the sick, the immigrant and those in prison. If you are interested, there will be a Christmas Tree located in the back of the Auditorium. After Mass on the weekend of November 25/26, you will be able to pick a tag which will describe the gift that you are responsible for giving. We are still developing which organizations we will be donating the items on the tags to. If you are interested in being a part of this new way of giving back during the holiday season, please contact Alex Finta at or 631-878-0009 ext. 127. We need help preparing the tree, storing gifts and delivering them.

Remembering our Loved Ones — Helping our Parish - 11/19

Altar bread and wine for the month: an offering of $150 is requested. Altar candles are $25 per week. Altar bread and wine for the month of November has been donated for the Glaser Family.

Come Discover OLQA - 11/19

Last week, OLQA celebrated National Vocations Awareness Week. Fr. Michael, seminarian Paul Clores and Fr. John spoke to classes about the need to discern God’s call, the life of a seminarian and a priest and some tips for each of us to better recognizing how God is calling us to respond. At OLQA, students learn in an environment steeped in Catholic identity and values on all levels. It is a great place for young people to learn more about their faith and how to put it into action in their lives. For more information about OLQA, contact the school at 631.878.1033. A limited number of openings are present in some grade levels and opportunities for financial assistance exist. Come and discover the Catholic School in Center Moriches—OLQA!

Readings: 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 11/26

Reading I: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17: The Lord will rescue his sheep.
Responsorial Psalm: PS 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28: When all has been subjected to Christ, all will be one in him.
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46: Whenever you serve the least of people, you serve Christ.

Discussion Questions

1. According to this reading, what kind of shepherd is the Lord God? If there is a message in this reading for people in Church leadership positions, what is it? What can you do to “bind up the injured and heal the sick”?
2. How can you help Christ challenge the many forms of violence in the world today?
3. This king is the almighty and glorious God. Why did he come into the world, in solidarity with the poor, wear thorns for his crown, and have a cross for his throne? Can you relate on a personal level to a to very rich, brilliant leader? How about to a poor and suffering one?

Readings: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - 11/19

Reading I: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 A worthy life is invaluable.
Responsorial Psalm: PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 You are children of the light.
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 - Parable of the rich man, going on a journey.

Discussion Questions
1. Would you call the woman in this reading holy? Why? Do you know some people like her? What actions do they perform that you would call holy?
2. Apparently “The Day of the Lord” can overtake you “like a thief at night.” Are you always ready? Almost ready? Dozing a little?
3. Are you willing to take risks, or are you paralyzed by fear? If you were a leader in the Church, what kind of risks would you take to insure growth of the faithful? Is there a person whom you observe taking risks for such growth?

Newly Baptized...

Newly Married...

We Remember...

“In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials...” 1 Peter 1:6. Names will be announced at mass the first week they are submitted and will remain on this list for approximately four weeks. If you would like a loved ones name placed under Prayers for the Sick, please call the rectory at 631.878.0009 or email Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Entrance Antiphon, Funeral Mass:

We Pray For The sick...

Praying for our Military...

In your generosity, please pray for our parish family members serving abroad in the military. Family members, please call the rectory to add or update your loved one’s status if they have returned.

If you would like to have someone serving in the military placed on the list above (or if a name should be removed) please contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email

Help Wanted: Parish Service Announcements

Stations of the Cross Troupe: Creative Ministries’ Journey, Cross and Crucifixion Production of the Stations of the Cross is looking for new troupe members. Looking for an incredible way to pray throughout the Lenten season? Are you able to… Sing? Act? Dance? Play an instrument?
We would love for you to join us in this ministry. Adults and teens of all ages are welcome. To learn more, call or email Barbara at 631.317.9415 or

Altar Society: Do you love to iron and clean? Great with a can of starch? Would like to help SJE from your own home? We are in need of some new members for the SJE Altar Society. The members of the SJE Altar Society take care of our liturgical cloths and garments used at daily mass, Sunday mass and funerals. You can do this on your own time in your own home. We’ll work on a schedule for pick ups and drop offs. For more information, contact Fr. John at or call 631.878.0009.

Altar servers: Our parish is in need of new altar servers. Altar servers assist at Masses, prayer services and sacramental celebrations. They are invaluable members of the parish community who contribute a great deal to parish life... and we’re working to have some more community building times as well! Altar servers need to be in fourth grade or above, should be attending Sunday Mass and desire to get more involved in the life of the parish and the Church. We will begin training soon! If your child is interested, please leave a message for Fr. John at or via phone at 631.878.0009.

Catechists: We are in need of a catechist for one of our Heritage classes on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. This class includes students in grades 7-11 who are preparing for first communion and/or confirmation. If you are interested, please email Michelle at:

Kitchen Help: OLQA is looking for someone to assist in our kitchen during our lunch periods. The hours are 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested candidates please contact the school at 631.878.1033.

Professionals Needed: Parish Outreach is in need of a referral list. If any professional such as a social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, teacher, nurse, attorney etc. would like to be a part of our referral list please let Alex Finta at

Mass helpers: Help us make our Sundays the best. We need your help at the 5:30 p.m. mass. God blessed you with talents... Can you give back by participating in one of our ministries? Can you proclaim God’s word at mass? Are you 16 or over and want to help distribute Holy Communion? Do you want to help people feel welcome at church? Do you want to help with brining the gifts up or taking the collection?

Extraordinary Ministers: “In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner.” General instruction of the Roman Missal 162. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest and deacon at mass. At St. John’s Extraordinary Ministers serve at Sunday liturgies and, when possible, daily liturgy. For Sunday liturgies, ministers are scheduled according to their availability and the needs of the parish. How do I become an extraordinary minister? You must send a letter to Fr. John at the Parish Office or email to You must meet with Fr. John for a brief meeting. You must attend one of the diocesan training sessions. If you wish to also bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound, you must attend a separate “Part B” training session. “When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel.” General Instruction of the Roman Missal 29. Readers proclaim God’s Word at Sunday masses, and if they are able at daily mass and other parish prayer services and events. For Sunday liturgies, ministers are scheduled according to their availability and the needs of the parish.

Chefs Needed: Presently, we are only able to offer a sandwich and a snack to the nearly 30 people we minister to each night. We would like to be able to provide a more substantive and nutritional meal. We are asking parishioners, ministries, families, groups to consider helping us. You would prepare the meal and either 1) drop it off and we will put it individual containers or 2) you could prepare and put it in individual containers. (We can probably arrange to pick it up too.) This is a great way to help out for those who cannot come out on Thursday nights to help us in this ministry. If you, your family, or organization would like to make a home-cooked meal for the approximately 30 people we meet, please contact Corinne Bernath at or Alex Finta at or 631.878.0009.

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Street Address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches, New York, 11934

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