“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.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36.
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 in Deer Park, NY. (located on the northeast corner of Deer Park and Lake Ave.) The parking lot entrance is on Lake Avenue (use rear door closest to parking lot).