“Faith illumines life and society” - Pope Francis
Through your support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal we are able to pass on the treasures of Faith to a new generation of Jesus’ disciples. Teaching religion and sharing the Faith with young people – this is Jesus’ message – to proclaim the word of God. We do that by living the message every day. There is something so rich in spreading our Faith – you want to go out and share it with other people. That’s the Apostolic message.”
Please consider donating to the Appeal and making a difference in the lives of our young people. Thank you!
2018 CMA Goal: $100,600. Pledges as of 2/20/18: $45,170. Donor Goal. 400 Donors. Donors as of 2/20/18: 98 Donors
Maggie Martin, Director of Religious Education. St. John of God, Central Islip.
Our Fund-a-Foot campaign is underway. These funds help cover the gap between what is covered by insurance and what we can do to improve our church building. You can donate right here and now by using our Paypal store below.
Our parish, overall, and our parish social ministry, 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 Sister Ann 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.
Mondays – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Shoppig list: Canned vegetables, Pork and beans, pasta sauce (but not pasta), canned foods and meats, toilet paper. Thank you for your continued generosity.Cut out this list and bring it with you when you go shopping!
We will not have storage for furniture, but we will help organize a way in which furniture can be exchanged. Transportation can be provided. If you'd like to volunteer to help with the transportation process please contact Alex Finta.
May 2017: We are in need of a few people to help in the Outreach Office as receptionists. This is simply to greet people, answer the phone, and take messages. We need someone for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings between 10:00 and 12:30. Can you help us? The more volunteers we have the fewer times you would have to come! All volunteers must complete the background check (available in the Rectory) and the Virtus program which we will soon be giving in our parish. However you can register for it online by going to: www.drvc.org and looking up “Protecting God’s Children” or “Virtus” and scroll down to find a place and time convenient for you. During the month of April, through your generosity, we were able to serve others in the following ways:
We are so very grateful for all that you do. God bless your generosity.