St. John The Evangelist
R.C. Church, Center Moriches, N.Y.

What's Happening @ SJE

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 14

“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? ” Luke 10:25

7/7 Bulletin      7/14 Bulletin

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“Save Time and Donate Online!” Online Giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe and completely secure. With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays. In the coming weeks, we’ll also be allowing our Religious Education parents to make payments on the site and will be promoting a number of church events. Be on the lookout for those announcements. If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at 631.878.0009. "Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." - Luke 6:38


Mass & Worship Announcements

Come to the quiet: The church building is open from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m., if not later, each night. Seton Chapel, in the white convent building, is open around 8 a.m. and also remains open to approximately 7 p.m. Take some time to open your heart to the voice of God.

Sunday masses: Saturday vigils are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Spanish mass). Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.

Weekday masses: Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. and noon. Saturday morning: 8 a.m. Seton Chapel: Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. (Spanish).

Seton Chapel (located in the Convent – the White House): Seton Chapel is open each day from 7 a.m. until the early evening. We gather in Seton Chapel for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Mondays – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays – 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. mass – in Spanish – Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Hours: Mondays: Midday Prayer at 3 p.m. Night Prayer at 8:45 p.m. Thursdays Midday Prayer is at noon and the evening Prayer – is at 4:45 p.m. Friday's morning prayer is at 8 a.m. and the midday prayer is at 11:45 a.m.

Come and know God’s mercy: The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every day after daily mass in the church. The sacrament is also celebrated in the church on Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and from 7 to 7:15 p.m. (Spanish). Confessions are also heard on Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Come and know God’s healing of the sick: Please contact the rectory (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 some time with the Lord: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in Seton Chapel on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Thursdays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Come to know Mary, Our Lady Queen of Apostles: We pray the Rosary every day after daily mass in Our Lady’s Chapel in the church building. Mondays we pray the Miraculous Medal Novena after the 7 a.m. mass in the church building and at 7:30 p.m. in Seton Chapel in the convent on most Mondays, with the exception of holidays and whenever the parish is closed.

Traditional Latin mass schedule: While we do not celebrate the extraordinary form of the mass here at St. John’s, those who wish to attend that liturgy may do so at the following times and places: Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at St. Isidore’s, Riverhead. Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills. Sundays at 9 a.m. at St. Ladislaus, Hempstead.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): At St. John’s we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation daily. During the week, we celebrate the sacrament after the 7 a.m. and noon masses. Generally, the priests will be in the IHM Meeting Room or the chapel area of the convent. He will wait or be around for 10 minutes after the last person has come. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, confession are heard in the Youth Ministry office (near the main entrance of the auditorium) or in the back of the auditorium itself. Of course, you can - and should - approach one of our parish priests whenever you want to celebrate the sacrament.

Confession Schedule: Days, Times, Locations

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Church Hours & Contact Info

Rectory (Parish office) hours (the Blue House on Ocean Avenue): It is here where you can make appointments to meet with one of our priests, pick up a mass card, drop off materials and is usually a good “first stop” when at SJE. We seek to be as present as we can to those who come to our doors. We are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. We close from noon to 1 each day to give our staff free time.

Phone numbers: 631.878.0009. Fax: 631.874.2466.


Church 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. 2 St. John Place. Center Moriches, NY 631.878.1033.

Mass Schedule of Intentions

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Faith Formation Information

St. John the Evangelist’s Faith Formation program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration has begun for the 2019-20 academic year.

Incoming 1st Graders and New Students: Registration has begun for the 2019-20 academic year. Those who are entering grade 1 in the fall, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 and 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). We look forward to seeing you!

Summer Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon then 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Extended office hours on Wednesdays are until 7 p.m. We are located upstairs in the Red Barn. Those who are entering grade 1 in the fall , as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 and 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). We look forward to seeing you!

We Want you! Witness + Serve + Inspire!
Our Faith Formation program is gearing up for a new and exciting year! Can you help? Here’s some great ways to answer your Baptismal call to serve the Church through our Faith Formation program.

  • Facilitators for our NEW Level 7 program! This will feature an outside-the-classroom model with small groups of 10-12 students. The program’s aim is to be more experiential, relational and engaging. We are looking for high school volunteers also! (grades 10-12).
  • Catechists: We currently need catechists for the following days/times: Level 1 (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays) Level 1 and 2 classroom aides (8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturdays) Level 5 (4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m., Tuesdays) Level 6 (4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Mondays)
  • Vacation Bible Camp volunteers: Adults and students entering grades 6 and up this fall. (Confirmation candidates may get service hours through volunteering at VBC).
  • Confirmation 1:8 Program this Fall: For our grade 9 students preparing to receive Confirmation this fall (2019). If you can help, please contact Michelle at 631.878.0009, ext. 123 or

Vacation Bible Camp help wanted! Our Vacation Bible Camp ministry is in need of assistance in many areas! See our full-page forms in the bulletin to volunteer, or to register your child! The camp will be held July 22-26, from 9 a.m. - noon each day. See the bulletin for more details! Students in need of Confirmation service hours are welcome to sign up as youth volunteers!

Rite of reception: Are you an adult interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation? If you are a baptized Catholic, but have not been fully initiated, we offer a process for those who desire to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. For adults who desire more information, please fill our this letter of interest form first. For teenagers and their families who desire more information, contact the Faith Formation Office at 631.878.0009, ext. 170 or email to For adults who desire more information, contact Father John at or leave a message at 631.878.0009. Meetings will begin during Lent and continue to the celebration of Pentecost in June.

Catholic mentors needed: We are in the process of preparing for a new session of our RCIA process. This process is for adults seeking baptism as well as those who were baptized into other Christian faiths. We are looking for active and engaged parishioners who can serve as: Catechists – work with prepared materials to teach others about the Catholic faith. Facilitators – work with our RCIA group to share with one another about the Scriptures and the Catholic faith. Hospitality – work to prepare a place of welcome with coffee and small snacks. The commitment involves an hour or an hour and a half each week. The truth – this ministry needs those who are actively involved in our parish (those who already do too much) and those who are seeking something new. For more information and to talk it through, please contact Fr. John ASAP so we can begin this process as quickly as possible. You can reach Fr. John at or call at 631.878.0009.

St. John the Evangelist’s Religious Education: Our program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration for the 2019-20 academic year will begin June 10. (Those whose children are already enrolled will receive a placement mailing over the summer.) Those who are entering grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 , 2, 3, 4 and 7 students, as well as our Heritage program, takes place in -parish (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized).

Do you want to be baptized? Do you want to become a member of the Catholic church? What are you waiting for? What about you or someone you know? We are in the process of forming a new group of those interested in becoming Catholic. If you are not baptized or were baptized in another Christian faith, please contact Fr. John Sureau or Suzan Fitzpatrick to be part of our next group of inquirers (those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church). You can reach us at 631.878.0009 or via email to or Students expressed why they desire Baptism and their parents / sponsors promised to support them in their formation. Please continue to pray for our catechumens as they take their next steps toward full initiation into the church.

Se busca ayuda: se puede devolver? Estás buscando una manera de servir a nuestra comunidad? Al atender a más de 1,600 estudiantes, siempre necesitamos feligreses para enseñarles a nuestros jóvenes la fe. No tiene que ser un teólogo, simplemente tiene el deseo de compartir la fe y relacionarla con nuestra juventud. No se puede hacer un compromiso semanal? Quizás puedas ser parte de nuestro grupo de catequistas sustitutos! Necesitamos particularmente catequistas bilingües para ayudarnos, particularmente con la preparación Sacramental! Si está interesado, comuníquese con Michelle al 631.878.0009, ext. 5 o por correo electrónico:

More Faith Formation Information

Confirmation Forms

New Faith Formation Payment Method!

Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Regional Catholic School

2 St. John Place, Center Moriches, NY. 631.878.1033. on the SJE campus

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Academic Intervention Teachers Needed

The Catholic School in Center Moriches is seeking trained educators to work in 'The Mission — The Middle School Academy at OLQA' — particularly in the areas of math and ELA (English Language Arts). Interested candidates are asked to be:

  • Educators or recently retired teachers
  • Collaborators with fellow teachers
  • Inspired by working with middle school students
  • Looking to work parts of three or four days
  • Seeking to transform the lives of young people
  • Ready to be challenged and fulfilled.

If interested, please send a resume to

This Week @ SJE: News & Events

Catholic Schools Shine During Commencement Weeks - 7/14

Like many of you, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks attending graduations. My Mom even went to the kindergarten graduation of my grandnephew Charlie! Me? I was at the commencements for Dominican College, St. Barnabas High School, Cardinal Hayes High School and St. Theresa’s grade school (for the region in the Bronx.) I loved and enjoyed them all! What’s even better, my passion for Catholic education was intensified. See, sometimes I give in to temptations to discouragement as I wonder if our Catholic schools are worth all the blood, sweat and tears they require. Some of the buildings need repair and modernization; enrollment in some places is down; only about 30 percent of our kids attend them; critics seem to multiply; and the costs keep going up. Are they worth it? Then I visit one of them, or meet a grateful alumnus, or attend a graduation ceremony and shout out, “You bet they are!” Last Thursday we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. As Jesus returned to his Father in heaven, He gave His disciples one last mandate: “Go, teach all nations!” For 2,000 years His Church has heeded His ultimate command. And perhaps the most effective way we do that here is through our Catholic schools. We worry about a lot of problems in our society today: violence, drugs, broken families, disinterested citizens. Research tells us that graduates of Catholic schools are far less likely to get involved in drugs, crimes, or violence; enter into more lasting marriages with unified families; and are very involved as leaders in the community. We also worry about our Church: people who do not know the faith, hardly ever pray, do not go to Sunday Mass; then there are problems with not enough priests and sisters and not enough money or volunteering to keep our parishes and ministries thriving. Guess what? Research again shows that those who have attended Catholic schools know their religion better, pray more often and are more regular at Sunday Mass; not only that, they are more likely to become priests or sisters, and are more generous with sharing their time, talent and treasure. Get it? You want to improve our society and our Church? Send your kids to Catholic schools! Ok, but—I hate to say it—most parents don’t. The public schools in my district, they argue, are not bad, and, even better, they’re free! Why sacrifice to put my kids in a Catholic school and pay, in buildings that might not have all the “bells and whistles” of the public one? We can point out that last year’s state test scores put our Catholic schools first among public, charter and most expensive private ones. That alone, we would argue, makes them worth it. But, the most compelling reason to sacrifice to put our kids into a Catholic school came in a comment to me from a mom, an immigrant from Albania, whose son had just graduated from a Catholic school: “It was God’s mercy that brought me to America; it was God’s grace that has gotten me through here,” she told me in broken English. “I was not going to send my son to a school where God and faith was not part of his everyday learning.” An education without God is an education deficient. Right now, some parents are wondering where to enroll their child for school next September. Put them in a school that is part of a 2,000-year success story: a Catholic school. There, they will learn not only how to get into college or get a good job. They’ll learn how to get to heaven. To be reminded of that is why I enjoy going to so many graduations!

From the Principal's Desk: Summer School - 7/14

Dear Parish Family: So I’m in summer school. I don’t like it. I didn’t fail – I don’t think I did. I am at a two day workshop sponsored by the Catholic Leadership Institute. OLQA, The Catholic School in Center Moriches, was one of seven schools selected to be part of a pilot program as part of the strategic planning efforts of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. This relates to the Disciple Maker Index we took part in during March and April. More.

A Class on Marriage, Divorce, Annulments and more - 7/24

Did you know Seminarian Raf is a Canon Lawyer? He has studied Church law and has a great gift and understanding of it. We often have a lot of questions about things related to marriage and annulments and those kinds of things. We have a small class on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in Seton Chapel. Hope you can make it!

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The divine Office (The Liturgy of the Hours) - 7/14

The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer. The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer. At times the dialogue is between the Church or individual soul and God; at times it is a dialogue among the members of the Church; and at times it is even between the Church and the world…..In the Hours, the royal priesthood of the baptized is exercised and this sacrifice of praise is thus connected to the sacrifice of the Eucharist, both preparing for and flowing from the mass. -Taken from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at We pray the Liturgy of the Hours on Sundays after the 5:30 p.m. mass in Our Lady’s Chapel. Monday is the Daytime Prayer at 3 p.m. in the Seton Chapel. The Monday Night Prayer begins at 8:45 p.m. in the Seton Chapel. Thursday – Daytime Prayer – 1 the Seton Chapel. Thursday's Evening Prayer is at 4:45 p.m. in the Seton Chapel. Friday – Morning Prayer – 8 a.m. in the Seton Chapel. Friday's Daytime Prayer is at 11:30 a.m. in the Seton Chapel.

SJE/OLQA Paint Club - 7/14

Do you love to paint? Like to work at your pace? Have a few friends or family members who would love to get together? We have a job for you! We are looking for groups of friends and/or families and ministries or dedicated individuals to take on a classroom in our school building. We will provide the paint and the supplies… you provide the labor, the hands, the patience and all that is needed! You can work at your own pace and even work at nights or on the weekends. We would like all classrooms that are started to be completed by July 10. If you’re interested, can you contact Fr. John at or call at 631.878.0009.

Senior Ministry News

Before coming to the parish of St. John the Evangelist, I was stationed in Palm Coast, Florida and worked in the parish of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The parish was relatively new at that time but the pastor responsible for the construction of the church was the one who hired me. Because it was a very large parish and one composed mostly of retirees (from ITT), the pastor, realizing that the water level was rather high along the coast, had a Columbarium built for the cremated remains of those who desired this form of honoring their loved ones.

Soon after I began my work of helping families prepare for a funeral, I was hit with the request to have the remains placed in a vase or in a piece of jewelry! I immediately approached the pastor who was able to procure fliers from the USCCB which explained why the Catholic Church disapproves of this practice.

The following is an exact wording from the US Bishop’s Committee on Divine Worship: “The practice of cremation has grown and become more commonplace in the United States and it is often presented as a more affordable alternative to traditional burial. What is often overlooked is the Church’s teaching regarding the respect and honor due to the human body. The Order of Christian Funerals’ Appendix on Cremation states: “Although cremation is now permitted by the Church, it does not enjoy the same value as burial of the body. The Church clearly prefers and urges that the body of the deceased be present for the funeral rites, since the presence of the human body better expresses the values which the Church affirms in those rites.” (no. 413)

Ideally, if a family chooses cremation, the cremation would take place at some time after the funeral mass, so that there can be an opportunity for the Vigil for the Deceased in the presence of the body (during “visitation” or “viewing” at a church or funeral home). This allows for the appropriate reverence for the sacredness of the body at the funeral mass: sprinkling with holy water, the placing of the pall and honoring it with incense. . .

The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they are carried and the care and attention to appropriate placement and transport and the final disposition. The cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium. The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains on the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires.” As cremation is chosen more frequently, there will be many who are unaware of the Church’s teaching regarding this practice. It is because I am aware of this teaching that I feel it necessary, especially as one involved in the Ministry for Seniors, to pass this information on to you.

For more information go to and the Order of Christian Funerals. Hope this has been helpful to all.

Preparation for Sunday readings: Friday mornings at 9 a.m. in the IHM room in the convent.

Bereavement Wednesday: 10 a.m. in the IHM room in the convent.

T’ai Chi Che: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. in the convent.

Basic religious studies classes - 7/8-7/25

The Diocese of Rockville Centre Office of Faith Formation Presents: Basic Religious Studies at St. Francis Cabrini Parish in Coram. Earn your Basic Religious Studies certificate. $40 pp ($30 pp if taking more than one). Visit to register or for more information.

  • Church: July 15-18, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Christology: July 15-18, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Morality: July 22-25, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sacraments: July 22-25, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The St. Genesius Guild - 7/14

St. Genesius of Aries is the patron saint of secretaries. He mastered the art of shorthand, transcribing court cases for the archives of the Roman Empire. We are looking for new members for the guild who will help us out in our parish offices from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on Saturday morning and at other times throughout the year. Interested? Want to learn more? Contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to

Thursday PM Youth Group - 7/18

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Vacation Bible Camp - 7/22-7/26

Save the date: Vacation Bible Camp at SJE. Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Get ready for another amazing summer adventure that includes times of great faith, fun and friendship! Registration deadline: July 1. You will receive an email with additional information prior to the first day of VBC. Right now, we are in the planning phases and need help in planning and organizing VBC! We are need people who are good at arts and crafts, food, games, organizing, leading a skit and the like! There’s something for everyone! For more information, contact Michelle Pirraglia at or Fr. John at See the bulletin for an official registration form.

Sacrament of Reconciliation - 7/14

Sinners welcome and wanted. Come and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation! Daily after the 7 a.m. and noon masses and after the 8 a.m. mass on Saturday (Please wait in the lobby of the convent building Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.* (Spanish/English) Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. It is a good time for each one of us to get back in the routine of going to the sacrament of Reconciliation. At St. John’s, we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation every day. As with the weekdays, please wait in the north transept. Of course, you can - and should - approach one of our parish priests whenever you want to celebrate the sacrament. You can also call the parish office to make an appointment.

First friday Devotions - 8/2

The tradition of First Friday is part of the larger devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. While the context for the start of First Friday devotions is different than our times today (this originated in the 1600s and 1700s), I think there is a value to our focus, particularly on First Fridays. We will pray prayers and the Litany to the Sacred Heart after the 7 a.m. and noon masses and at 6:30 p.m. The opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation will continue to be offered after the 7 a.m. and noon masses. Let’s pray that for those who are able and so desire, this devotion may inspire a deeper conversion to the ways of the Lord. We also offer additional time for Eucharistic Exposition in Seton Chapel from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (taking place in between our two daily masses).

Pray-ers Needed: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- 7/14

SJE is privileged to have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons in Seton Chapel. (Seton Chapel is located in the Convent building, the white house south of the school building.) Over twenty five parishioners have committed to an hour and many more are making time to pray on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons. We are in particular need on Monday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Would you be willing to give an hour of your Monday evening (particularly) or Thursday afternoon to sit in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament? If so, can you please contact Fr. John at or call at 631.878.0009.

Praying For And Ministering To The Sick - 7/14

But when someone is sick, we at times think: “let’s call for the priest to come”; “no, then he will bring bad luck, let’s not call him”, or “he will scare the sick person”. Why do we think this? Because the idea is floating about that the undertakers arrive after the priest. And this is not true. The priest comes to help the sick or elderly person; that is why the priest’s visit to the sick is so important; we ought to call the priest to the sick person’s side and say: “come, give him the anointing, bless him”. - Pope Francis

As Catholics, we are called to pray for and minister to the sick and the ill. At St. John’s, it one of the ways we bring the Light of Christ to those in need. Those who are seriously ill or facing surgery, as well as those in danger of death, should receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please call the Parish Office and ask for one of our priests. If you or a family member are ill and wish to receive Holy Communion, please contact the parish office. One of our parish priests will come visit you and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Community will then visit each week. We pray for the sick and the homebound at mass each week. To add your name or the name of a loved one, please contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to

Comunidad Hispano de San Juan Evangelista, Center Moriches

Sacramentos del Bautismo, la Comunión o la Confirmación: ¿Usted o alguien que usted conoce tiene más de 7 años y necesita los Sacramentosdel Bautismo, la Comunión o la Confirmación? Por favor, póngase en contacto con Gregorio Chavez en para el próximo paso a seguir. Gracias.

Ministerios Y Servicios: Dirección de la Oficina: 25 Ocean Ave. Center Moriches, NY 11934.
Teléfono: 1.631.878.0009 Horas especiales para asistencia en español: Martes 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa Misa: Sábados - 7:30 p.m., Martes - 7:30 p.m. en el Convent (La Casa Blanca)
Confesiones: Sábado - 7 p.m. en la Iglesia
Bautismos: Segundo Domingo a las 2 p.m. en la Iglesia. Clases pre-bautismos es el tercer miércoles de cada mes. Locación – en el granero (la casa roja) a las 7 p.m.

Favor de traer el certificado de nacimiento del niño dos meses antes del bautismo: Requisitos: 1. Certificado de nacimiento del niño o/de la niña. 2. Certificado de inscripción de su Parroquia (padres y padrinos) 3. Los padres deben traer estos documentos a la oficina de San Juan para fijar las fechas de charla pre-bautismal (OBLIGATORIA para padres y padrinos) y la fecha del Bautismo.

Matrimonios: Parejas que planean su matrimonio, deben hacer una cita con uno de los sacerdotes antes de su boda. De este modo tendrán suficiente tiempo para recibir las instrucciones prematrimoniales y obtener los documentos necesarios. Para más información llame al oficina.

Exposición del Santísimo (adoración): Jueves, noon - 8 p.m.
Renovación Carismática: Viernes 7 p.m. en el granero (la casa roja).
R.I.C.A. (Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos): Padre Michael 1.631.878.0009
Templos del Espiritu Santo (Grupo de Jovenes) cada sabado a las 5 p.m. en el Red Barn.

Tenemos un grupo nuevo en nuestra parroquia, Los Templos del Espiritu Santo! Este grupo quiere ayudar y server los jovenes en la communidad acrecer en sus relaciones con el Señor Jesus. Los Templos del Espiritu Santo reune cada sabado a las 5 p.m. en el Barn empezando el 19 de enero. Habla con Kenia por mas informacion:

Women's Group - 7/14

Inquire about exact dates! The Women of Grace Foundational Study "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life," written by Johnette Benkoic Williams, is a program for Catholic women to come to know our vocation as daughters of God, to be affirmed in the knowledge of the importance the gift of our authentic femininity is to our place in life right now. We will be using videos featuring Johnnette, the books Full of Grace and the Full of Grace Study book, Scripture, the Catechism, writings from Vatican II and other magisterial documents and the biographies of 16 Catholic women saints. The Blessed Virgin Mary will be our model, the Holy Spirit will be our guide. St. John's will purchase the books. Please call the rectory 631.878.0009 so we know how many books we need. My name is Anita Luccari, I will facilitate the group. We meet in the Seton Chapel in the convent from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., we will meet every other week.

'Ernie’s Place' Food Pantry - 7/15 and 7/18

Ernie’s Place (Food Pantry) is open on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and then Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Shopping list: Canned vegetables, tuna fish, chicken in a can, rice, instant potatoes, beans, pork and beans, iInstant potatoes
small jelly (grape), small mayonnaise, boxed mashed potatoes, cooking oil, soup, Ramen noodles, cereal, canned foods and meats, toilet paper. Thank you for your continued generosity. Remember this list when you go shopping. The Thrift Shop is open on Wednesday from 9 a.m. - noon.

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Join The SJE Parish - 7/14

How do I register? So many people who come to St. John’s often wonder why it’s important to register. By registering in a parish:

  • You make a formal commitment to this community of faith: basically saying, “I want to belong…”
  • This parish makes a formal commitment to you, basically saying, “We want to be here for you!”
  • You will be better informed about all that is happening here at SJE, basically saying, “Get involved…we need you!!!”

*Please note: We will only be able to produce tax forms for those who are formally registered and use envelopes (or, eventually, electronic giving). To register, contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to to make an appointment with a member of our Pastoral Team. You will no longer be able to register by coming into the office without making an appointment.

Holy Smokes - 7/26

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Spirit Day - 9/8

Save the Date: Spirit Day 2019 will be held on Sunday, September 8. It’s going to be a great day for our parish….and for you! Noon mass to 5 p.m.

Our Spirit Day Committee is looking for new members! We are also looking for some volunteers for our Sponsorship Committee.
• Great benefits! (Helping our parish!)
• Clear commitment! (only two to three to meetings and finished in August!)
• New friends! (It’s a great working group!)
If you can help with this specific part of Spirit Day, please contact Tricia or Rich O’Neill at

Would you, your family or your business (or a business you know) be able to help sponsor Spirit Day? Throughout the month of September, we’ll have sponsorship signs throughout the parish grounds!

Did you know that St. John the Evangelist bulletin is printed free of charge each week? Not only that, our parish receives a part of the advertising commission. So please frequent the fine establishments that advertise in our bulletin! If your business could use a shot in the arm, consider advertising in the bulletin. Each weekend, the nearly 1,400 people who attend mass at St. John the Evangelist—most of whom live and shop in the Moriches, Mastic, Shirley, Eastport, Speonk and Remsenberg area receive or view our bulletin online. It’s an easy way to reach thousands of area families with information about your business. For more information on how to advertise in our bulletin, call The Church Bulletin Company at 631.249.4994.

The SJE community wished to that this year's Spirit Day Sponsors

Above All Fence + Angelo and Lillian Rollo + Baby Moon Restaurant + Bay Gardens + Center Moriches Veterinary Hospital + Century 21 Cor-Ace Realty, Inc. + Crossfit Kryptonite + Dammeyer Construction Company + Desi Masonry Products + Dun Rite Appliance Company + East End Sign Design + Environmental Assessment and Remediations + Jet Sanitation Service Corps + Law Office of Elizabeth Harrington + Lillian's Hair Studio + Moriches Bay Deli + Moriches Bay Diner + Moriches Bay Realty + Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith + Mrs. Rose Bente + Out East Therapy of NY + ProFlame Inc. + REP Electric + Rico's Clothing + Roy Probeyahn and Sons + Swezey Fuel Company + The Garzero Family + The Sureau Family. All State Center Moriches, Annette Eaderesto, Bridgehampton National Bank, CORE BTS, Enes Carnesecca and Jerry Frunzi, Red O Designs, Grammas Consultants, John and Helen May and Family, John and Joseph Perno and Family, Matt and Kelly - The Pomara Family, Megatom Pools and Spas, Plum Cottage Interior Design, ProFlame Inc., Queen of All Hearts K of C, SJE Ministry of Consolation, The Lapham Family, The Matthews Family, The Parks Family and Twin Ponds Cabinetry. Center Moriches Fire Department, M & M Travel, Pinto Pools, REP Electric, Swezey Fuel Company.

Spirit Day Craft Vendors Needed - 9/8

Help Support Our Parish: Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Event starts immediately after the 9 a.m. mass. Cost is $75 per table. Table sharing is permitted and encouraged. Please email or application and to reserve your spot! Ministry Leaders please contact Linda Filosa at the above email address to reserve a table to promote your ministry.

Summer Evening Prayer - 7/22

Save the dates! Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. with Seminarian Raf. Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. with Preacher Paul Clores. Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m. Preacher TBD.

Street Ministry - 7/14

The Street Ministry is continuously serving 60-90 individuals and families every Thursday night, many of which are homeless. We are tremendously grateful for all of the donations that continue to allow us to do this work. We are in need of the following: Financial donations are most welcome as they allow us to purchase items as they are needed. Checks may be made payable to St. John the Evangelist and donations can be left in the Parish Office. We would also be most grateful for gift cards to places such as Dollar Store or Walmart so we can obtain these items.

The SJE Street Ministry could use the following items: Small size toothpaste, shaving cream, razors , women’s socks. If you're interested in cooking a tray of food for the Thursday night run or have any questions, please email Corinne Bernath at bernath52194 or Alex Finta at or 631.878.0009 ext. 119.

Special Notices: As Long Island continues to increase in its cost of living, more and more individuals and families are being squeezed out of permanent housing. After numerous parishioners have reached out to share their experiences, I figured that I would share the mindset of our Street Ministry on what we feel is the best way to facilitate and foster relationships with the homeless. The question of what the responsible gift is to give to a person who is homeless is a difficult one. If I have the time, I’ll hand out a gift card or even buy them a meal at the most convenient restaurant. We would obviously never give money out to someone living on the streets right? Sure, the stereotype of a person who is homeless is addicted to drugs and alcohol but that isn’t always the case of course. Pope Francis could not be any clearer when giving advice on what to give someone who is homeless. Not only does Pope Francis say it is NOT our place to judge on where the money is spent but we should also look them in the eye when speaking and giving them money. Ultimately, do what feels most comfortable. Even if you do not have any materiel donations to give, just by speaking with them you are restoring their dignity.

There are essentially three phone numbers that you will want to know of. 1) Suffolk County Department of Social Services has an emergency phone number (631.854.9100) you can call during the weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and weekends at any time. They will provide a bed in a shelter and transportation to it. However, many shelters are infamous for being unsafe and/or unhealthy so do not be surprised if the person is reluctant to go and would rather sleep outside. 2) Maureen’s Haven (631.727.6831) is a non-profit, interdenominational organization that houses the homeless in churches on the East End of Long Island during the winter months and provides other resources throughout the year. 3) St. John the Evangelist (631.878.0009 ext. 119). The Street Ministry provides hot meals and clothing every Thursday night. We also aid with case management, food, clothing, toiletries, etc. If there is someone who is in the area that you know of and is open to receiving these types of services, please give them the SJE phone number and tell them to leave a message with their name, phone number they can be reached on and what they are looking for help with while being as detailed as possible (say sizes of clothes and types of clothing). The most important concept to remember is safety! Never drive anyone anywhere and always try to be with someone else you can trust. This advice is for those who have met a person who may be homeless outside of a clothing store or supermarket so don’t go trekking in the woods looking for a “tent city.” If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please let Alex Finta know by email or call 631.878.0009 ext. 119.


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Family Life Ministry - 7/14

July 14: Sandwich Making. August 11: Goody Bags for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital (Donations requested) *crayons *colored pencils *coloring books *adult coloring books *sketch/drawing pads *playing cards *game cards (old fish) All items need to be brand new, NOT stored items (kept in a closet since September) due to the hazard it may pose to the children in the hospital. Please place all donations in bag/box clearly marked Family Life Ministry. Please contact Linda Filosa at 631-559-7227 or email for more information.

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Change in Rectory Hours - 7/14

The Parish Office will be closed on Sundays beginning July 7. Since opening on the weekends, Sundays are generally very slow days and we would like to give our St. Genesius Guild volunteers some needed time free. We are always looking for new members to join the St. Genesius Guild. St. Genesius Guild assists the parish by staffing the office and assisting with parish office tasks. This is a great ministry for retired secretaries and those who love to offer a few hours a week assisting parishioners who come to the office. For more information, email or call at 631.878.1033.

Caregiver Support Group - 7/23

In partnership with Day Haven Adult Day Service. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association. Long Island Chapter. Fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Pail R.C. Church at 781 Wading River Road. Manorville, NY 11949. Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:
• Develop a support system
• Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions
• Talk through issues and ways of coping
• Share feelings, needs and concerns
• Learn about community resources
To register, call our 24/7 helpline at 800.272.3900. Off-site respite care is available.

Youth Justice Corps - 7/14

"Serving Justice Excellently": 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 student sends 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. Sign up today by emailing Fr. John at

New! Chicken Ministry - 7/14

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The Social Ministry - 7/14

Our parish, overall and our parish social ministry is here to help - specifically, are here to serve you in any way we can. If you are in need, please reach out to us at St. John’s. A great place to start is the Outreach Office coordinated by Alex Finta and our amazing volunteer ministers. Our Outreach Office is located in the Red Barn. Please call to make an appointment so we can connect you to our services here at SJE or link you to other services. Never be embarrassed to reach out. We may not be able to address every need. If we can’t, we’ll try to connect to someone who can assist you. Please always reach out to us here at SJE!

Office Hours: (Now located on the second floor of the Red Barn) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Monday to Friday (Please call for an appointment.)
Food Pantry: Monday evenings: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thrift Shop: Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon.

Ministry of Consolation - 7/14

This ministry reaches out in a variety of ways to those who have recently faced the death of someone they love. The wonderful women and men who offer their time in this ministry—as well as our office staff—do a wonderful job in ministering to those in need. We are in need of more help as we seek to grow the Ministry of Consolation. We are in need of parishioners to come forward as: Liturgical ministers (greeters, servers, extraordinary ministers and readers) cakebakers (willing to make a small dessert for a family who has suffered a loss), worship aid makers (able to update our mass program for each funeral, involves light computer and possibly copier use), organizers (able to assign tasks to those who have offered their time) and companions (meeting with a family who has suffered a loss to assist with choosing readings, hymns, etc. and being present on the day of the funeral). If you’re able to help or want to find out more information, contact Fr. John at

BINGO - 7/12

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Prison Families Anonymous - 7/23

Prison Families Anonymous welcomes anyone who now has, or ever had, a loved one involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. At meetings, we share our experience, strength and hope. Here we offer information and assistance in navigating the criminal justice system. We encourage members to exchange phone numbers and when possible to carpool to upstate prisons. Prison Families Anonymous (PFA) Life becomes more difficult and stressful for family and friends when a loved one becomes incarcerated. Relationships and responsibilities can become strained and the dynamics within the family often change dramatically. The PFA support group provides a safe, non-judgmental place where those in similar situations can connect with each other. It provides compassion, support and information to family members during their very difficult times. The Prison Families Anonymous support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church at 1843 Deer Park Avenue Deer Park, NY 11729. Northeast corner of Deer Park and Lake Ave. Use the rear door closest to parking lot.

Memorial Cards - 7/14

Parish Social Ministry Memorial Cards are available. 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 the 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, Food Pantry and Thrift Shop and the many works of Parish Social Ministry at SJE. 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 the Parish Social Ministry Office.

Community Garden Comes to Life - 7/14

SJE’s Community Garden Ministry is starting to bear fruit …and vegetables for those in need in our community. Are you interested in being part of our garden of giving? If so, contact Alex Finta, Director of Parish Social Ministry, at or 631.878.0009.

Totus Tuus Men's Prayer Group - 8/15

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at St. John’s for two years already. They say time flies when you’re having fun! One of the first “things” I tried to start up when I first arrived here was the Consecration to Jesus through Mary (a.k.a. Marian Consecration). We did it as a parish on October 13, 2017, do you remember? Marian Consecration is, in the words of St. Louis de Montfort, “the surest, easiest and most perfect way of becoming a saint” and boy does our Church and our world need saints now more than ever! Every year on August 15 we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the highest solemnities of the liturgical year in honor of Our Lady.

This year, August 15 also happens to coincide with the passing of some legislation, which will likely have a great impact on the mission of the Church here in New York. In some ways, we as a Church will be going into uncharted territory and providentially we go there on this great feast day of Our Lady, always seeking to be ever more under her care and closer to her Son. So I’d like to invite you whether you did the Marian Consecration back in 2017, some other time in your life, or if it’s the first time you’ve ever heard of this to make consecration on August 15. So what do you have to do? First, get one of the booklets of Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory, which we will be distributing for FREE. It’s like a DIY retreat for a month that really explains itself. It’s not a big-time commitment, probably about 5 minutes a day and the reflections are very substantial. Second, start the reflections on July 13 and make the commitment to give God those few minutes every day. Third, make the consecration on your own or with the parish on August 15 (more to come on this).

I hope to join you spiritually in making this Consecration to Jesus through Mary this summer. Pope St. John Paul II, whose motto was Totus Tuus (“Totally Yours (Mary)”), once said that making this consecration marked a decisive turning point in his life. Perhaps for us personally and as a parish, this consecration to Jesus through Mary might mark a decisive turning point for our lives too. Disclaimer, this is not for the faint of heart, this is for those who want to take their relationship with God to the next level. This is for those who want to be saints.

The Totus Tuus men's group needs you! We are looking for young men, bachelors, married men, older men and anyone somewhere in between. Join other men from your parish for coffee, lively discussion and applying our faith to real life to living our Catholic faith today. The men's group meets in the kitchen of the Convent (the white house) every Saturday at 9 a.m. Hope to see you there! You’re invited! For more information, please contact Fr. Michael at See you there.

Stewardship - 7/14

Sunday 7/7/19: $17,533 (2018: $16,974)

Light the Way of the Saints - 7/14

You may have noticed that the candles have been re-installed next to the statues of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. Teresa, St. Gerard Majella and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They bring a certain light to the statues and, hopefully, inspire some deeper times of prayer and reflection. We can use some support and keeping those candles lit. We invite parishioner to make an offering for a candle, perhaps near a particular saint of significance for you. Reference of the offering will be included in the bulletin where we acknowledge offerings of bread and wine To make an offering, visit or contact the Parish Office. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! Our Lady Queen of Apostles, pray for us! St. Joseph, pray for us! St. Therese Liseux, pray for us! St. Gerard Majella, pray for us!

Music Ministry & Scheduled Hymns- 7/13-7/14

Entrance Hymn: #929, Gather Us In
Preparation Hymn: #806, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Communion Hymn: #1033, Eat this Bread
Closing Hymn: #692, Christ Be Our Light

Andrew McKeon + Director of Music Ministries
Sister Ann Berendes IHM +
Tess Austin +
Stephanie Lengyel +

Adult Choir: Practice Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (please contact Andrew )
Children’s Choir: Practice Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (please contact Stephanie)
5:30 p.m. Mass Band: Practice Sundays at 4 p.m. (please contact Tess)

Do you love to sing? We are always looking for members for our choirs from our community. If you have a passion for making music with us at Church, please join us. You can contact one of our directors or reach out to Andrew McKeon at 631.878.0009 or email to

Readings: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/14

Reading I: Deuteronomy 30:10-14. The law of the Lord is near to you.
Responsorial Psalm: PS 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37 or PS 19:8, 9, 10, 11.
Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-20. Christ is God made visible.
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37. The Good Samaritan.

Discussion Questions

1. Where does any person find God’s commands? According to Jesus they consists of this: love God and love your neighbor. Do you find yourself relying on codes and guidelines more than on this underlying commandment?

2. He was “Christ Jesus, the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” With whom did he spend time? With whom do you want to spend time? Do you make an effort to give time to God and the people you love or are you always in a hurry to do more important things?

3. Think of the Good Samaritan story in terms of today’s world. What groups need some Good Samaritans right now? The immigrants? The trafficked? Gun control groups? The homeless? The hungry? Whether it be large or small, is there any

Readings: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 7/21

Reading I: Genesis 18:1-10A. Abraham meets the Lord, is promised a son.
Responsorial Psalm: PS 15:2-3, 3-4, 5.
Second Reading: Colossians 1:24-28. Paul finds joy in suffering.
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42. Jesus eats at the home of Martha and Mary.

Discussion Questions

1. Do you think Abraham went overboard in welcoming the three men? What determines your degree of hospitality?

2. Does knowing Christianity as a religion change your attitude toward suffering for others with Christ? What might your attitude be (concerning suffering with him for others) if you might know Christ as a real person?

3. Are you Martha or Mary? Are you a little of each? Would you be agitated at Mary for not pitching in? If you were Martha what would you have done differently? Is it possible to be contemplative and active in ministry at the same time? How?

Newly-Baptized - 7/14

Our Newly Baptized: Mason Robert Pena, Zachary James Brown, Emily Katherine Escalante, Michael Raymond Incarnato Priscilla Annette Licatta, Braden Michael Siegel.

Are You Having a Child? I want to get my child baptized!!! How great is this!!! What a wonderful celebration for our parish when parents bring their child to Church to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism. First, contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or via email at to meet with one of our parish priests or deacon. Both parents will need to attend this meeting. Second, you will attend a Baptismal Preparation Class led by our parish staff. You will sign up for this class at the meeting with one of our parish’s priests or deacon. Third, Baptisms are generally celebrated in English on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays and in Spanish on the 2nd Sunday of each month. You will select this date at your initial meeting.

Newly-Married - 7/14

Recently Married: Ryan Wasson and Angelina Modica. Santos Escobar and Maria Pinto. Kyle Olsen and Amanda Lemke. Dan Sisco and Meghan Kanas. Bryan Guillian and Jessica Cohan.

We love to celebrate weddings at SJE! If you have plans to get married, contact St. John’s ASAP to meet with one of our priests. At this meeting, you can: Select a date, learn about marriage preparation, i.e. Pre-Cana and find out why marriage makes a difference - and much more! To make an appointment, contact the Parish Office at 631.878.0009 or email to If you would like a particular priest to preside at your wedding, it might best to contact him using the email addresses on the front cover of the bulletin.

We Remember Our Loved ones - 7/14

Entrance antiphon, recent funeral masses: Joanne & Richard Seguino, Gerard Sweet, Violet Denninger, Peggy Ann Belano and Irene Swan Longo.

Those wishing to have a mass said for a loved one may stop by the rectory.

About your funeral: Well we’re not looking to plan that any time soon, but we can always use help with our Ministry of Consolation!!! This ministry reaches out in a variety of ways to those who have recently faced the death of someone they love. The wonderful women and men who offer their time in this ministry—as well as our office staff—do a wonderful job in ministering to those in need. We are in need of more help as we seek to grow the Ministry of Consolation. We are in need of parishioners to come forward as:

  • Liturgical ministers (greeters, servers, extraordinary ministers and readers)
  • Cake bakers (willing to make a small dessert for a family who has suffered a loss)
  • Worship aid makers (able to update our mass program for each funeral, involves light computer and possibly copier use),
  • Organizers (able to assign tasks to those who have offered their time) and
  • Companions (meeting with a family who has suffered a loss to assist with choosing readings, hymns, etc. and being present on the day of the funeral)

If you’re able to help or want to find out more information, contact Fr. John at

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: Helping our parish: altar bread and wine for the month - an offering of $150 is requested: Altar candles are $25 per week. “We have loved them during life, let us not abandon them in death” When we have a mass said in memory of a friend or loved one, we follow these words of St. Ambrose and perform one of the Spiritual works of Mercy. To have a mass said for a friend or relative, visit the Parish Office.

“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.

We Pray For The sick - 7/14

“In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials…” - 1 Peter 1:6 -Joanne Gallo, Karen Walsh, Jennifer Lynn Peck, Paxton Swackhamer, Kevin McKeon, Mr. Anthony Ricci, Marilyn Stein, Alan Hernandez, Jessica Gabriel.

We Pray for our Military - 7/14

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.

  • U.S. Army: Sgt. Justin Sikorski, PVT Bailey Meyer, PVT Sean Casey, SGT Daniel Smith, SPC Justin Daisy, SPC Olivia Cordero, PVT Joseph Cestare
  • U.S. Air Force: SSgt. Jason M. Hermes, SRA Ryan Kerstiens, SRA Timothy Kerstiens, PFC Kyle Kerstiens, SMSgt James Nizza
  • U.S. Marine Corps: PFC Sean Brady, PFC Patrick Kimes, Lt. Col. Robert K. Maldonado, L Cpl. Quentin Montemarano, LCL Andrew Schlosberg, PVT Charles O'Connor, LCL Andrew Schlosberg
  • U.S. Navy: STGCS Brian Holzmacher, ET3 Jeremiah Nolan, Jr. E3 Christopher J. Esposito Jr

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

St. John's Pastoral Team

Reverend John Sureau, Pastor
Principal - OLQA

Reverend Felix Akpabio
Parochial Vicar

Reverend Michael Plona
Parochial Vicar

Deacon John Pettorino

Rafal Borowiejski
Pastoral Year Seminarian

Sister Ann Berendes, IHM
Parish Social Ministry Director

Alex Finta
Associate Director of Parish Social Ministry

Andrew McKeon
Director of Music Ministries

Michelle Pirraglia
Director of Faith Formation

Katie Waller
Business Manager

Help Wanted: Service Announcements

Church Cleaners Wanted: Do you like to clean? Love things neat? Can’t stand things out of place? Want everyone to shine and look good? We do too! We are looking for parishioners who would be willing to assist with a weekly cleaning of the church building which would include light mopping, sweeping, window cleaning and checking on hymnals and the like in the pews. The cleaning will ideally take place on Thursday or Friday afternoons. We are looking for individuals, couples, friends or even strangers to form cleaning teams so each group would work one or two days a month. If interested—or know someone who should be interested—contact Fr. John at 631.878.0009 or email to St. Zita felt like she could not possibly wash one more window or dust one more piece of furniture, she imagined she was doing her work for God and suddenly the housework wasn’t so boring anymore. Pray to St. Zita for the energy and patience to help with chores.

Outreach Volunteers Wanted: Now that the Outreach Offices of Alex Finta and Sister Ann, are on the second floor of The Barn, the bell can not be heard when it is rung. We do not want people to turn away thinking that we are not here. We have a few volunteers but not nearly enough to fully act as receptionists. What qualifications are needed? A willingness to answer the phone, take messages, make appointments and wear a very welcoming expression on your face! What do you have to do to apply? Register for the Virtus training, fill out a background paper provided from us and have your picture taken by Michael Walsh! Easy? Of course. When needed? Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 until noon (one day is sufficient;) Or, Wednesday or Friday from 1 until 3 p.m. We are hoping that we might be able to have two people at a time—just so that they could have company. Can you give us 2 hours a week? If you can help, please call Sister Ann at 631.874.5654, ext 119. If Sister is not available, please leave a message and she will return your call. Thank you and God bless you.

Catholicism Initiation Assistants: Can you join the journey? As you can see, new groups are forming for the Christian initiation of adults and children. We are looking for men and women of our parish to accompany those who are seeking to become Catholic and complete their initiation. For more information, contact Suzan Fitzpatrick at or call the Parish Office at 631.878.0009.

Are you a used-car salesman? The Street Ministry is looking for a used van/box truck that would help us to better serve our parishioners in need. The van would need to be in working condition. It would not be used for any kind of passenger transport. Have an idea? Know someone? Want to give the church a van/box truck? Contact Alex Finta, Associate Director of Parish Social Ministry at 631.878.0009 or email

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.

Knights of Columbus: The Knights of Columbus are looking for new members. If interested, please contact Grand Knight Ken Swicicki at 631.375.7005. Thank you.

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

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

Waze map of how to get to St. John The Evangelist in Center Moriches, NY

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