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We would like to have families consider consecrating themselves to the Holy Family

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 1/22/20

 

 

 

Last week Fr. Will wrote a powerful piece on the Church’s teaching on the meaning of family life. There are three essential elements to family to look at:

Prayer- Family is a place to practice prayer and also to learn and grow in spirituality

Develop Character-In ... Read More »

Consecration to the Holy Family at the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, February 2, 2020

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 1/15/20

As Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council #12994, I wish to invite all families to consider and discern making a special consecration to the Holy Family at the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, February 2, 2020, which is also the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord. In the ... Read More »

Occasionally I have inspirations

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 1/08/20

Occasionally I have inspirations. If I lie down, most of them will pass. One that returns is to write some episodes of life that are organized around the sacraments; in fact an episode might be just one part of a Sacrament. It intrigues me but when I think about ... Read More »

LI-CAN meeting with County Executive Bellone

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 12/19/19

Pastor’s Letter Dec 21, 2019- LI-CAN meeting with County Executive Bellone

Not quite 2 weeks ago, LI-CAN had a chance to meet with County Executive Bellone- we had a team that consisted of Rev. Gideon Polloch of St. James Episcopal in Cold Spring Harbor, myself, Mr. Dave Morrissey of ... Read More »

Construction and Fundraising Campaign:

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 12/19/19

Construction and Fundraising Campaign:

After a fair amount of conversation, we have signed a contract with Saving the World Foundation to do a capital campaign to raise money for a ramp into the church hall and a variety of other related improvements. The goal is to raise $275,000 in ... Read More »

Mean Girls

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 12/10/19

                                  One of my favorite (guilty) movies is Mean Girls. Tina Fey wrote the script based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes and it is now a Broadway Musical as well. From a very broad perspective, the movie depicts the often insidious cruelty of teenage girl sociability, especially ... Read More »

Advent

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 11/26/19

 

 

 

Advent 2019.

There is a silence in this season: a silence and a darkness. It starts with our silence. As our noises disappear we hear the hidden signs and voices. You go to a camp ground and the sounds of the city and neighborhood are left ... Read More »

Saints of November 23

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 11/13/19

        Saints of November 23.  This Saturday there is an interesting group of saints whose memorial all fall on November 23rd. Three in particular caught my eye: * St. Clement I dies 98 AD * St. Columban dies 590 AD * St. Miguel Pro dies 1926 ... Read More »

Backround Checks

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 11/06/19

There has been a new standard in terms of background checks in the Diocese of Rockville Center. Everyone and anyone who ministers in the name of the parish has to sign a permission document to allow for background checks on three levels: criminal, driving, and credit. Allow me to ... Read More »

Screening

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 10/02/19

Pastor’s Letter Sept 21- Screening

For years now we have had screening of all sorts of people who represent the Church either as employees or as volunteers. It is an exercise in wisdom to know the background of people who represent the Church. Since 2002 clergy have been required ... Read More »

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