Welcome to Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church
As a community of Baptized Catholics, endowed by God with special gifts and nourished by the Eucharist, we at Maria Regina Parish recognize our mission to call forth these gifts to help build the Body of Christ.
What's Happening at Maria Regina
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL presents THE WIZARD OF OZMaria Regina School proudly presents The Wizard of Oz. Performance dates are March 27 and 28 at 7:30 PM in the School Auditorium. What a perfect event for familes of all ages! Come enjoy our children as they bring the characters of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch to life! You will be delighted to meet 'The Mayor of the Muchkin City' and all his tiny Munchkin friends and you'll travel with us to the magnificent city of Oz. The production is performed with live music and full costumes and scenery. Tickets are available from our school at 516 541-1229. All tickets are $10.00. We hope you will join us!
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY at MARIA REGINASunday, April 12 (the First Sunday after Easter) is designated as Divine Mercy Sunday. In a vision to Sr. Maria Faustina in 1935, the Lord revealed a powerful prayer that He wanted everyone to say - the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy- and He promised extraordinary graces to those would would recite it. Prayed on ordinary Rosary Beads, the Chaplet is an intercessory prayer that extends the offering of the Eucharist. Traditionally the prayer is said at the 3:00 PM hour. We invite all parishioners to join us for this prayer from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on April 19 in the Church. Bishop Murphy has also asked all parishes to pray for the safety of the Holy Father and the Church in these violent days. As we expose the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar for this hour of Prayer we commend our prayers for the Church to Jesus, the Divine Mercy.
Whoever will recite this chaplet will receive great mercy at the hour of death...I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy... (DIARY, 687)
DIOCESAN DAY OF RECONCILIATIONMaria Regina joins with the parishes of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in a special Day of Reconciliation on Monday, March 30. This day has been a part of Holy Week for many years now and a perfect opportunity to begin these holy days with a grace-filled opportunity to "create in me a new heart, O God." The priests of the parish will be available to hear confessions and celebrate the Sacrament from 3:00 - 5:00PM and 7:00 - 9:00PM in the Church. Please join us and bring your family, especially if you have been away from this Sacrament for some time.
The Stations of the Cross- This year a different ministry of the parish will lead us in each of the Fridays of Lent for the traditional prayer of the Stations of the Cross. Stations are celebrated in the Church on Fridays at 7:30 PM. Check here each week to see the schedule for the following Friday. March 27 "The Stations of the Cross through the Eyes of a Teenager" led by Deacon Joe Oliva
The Third Annual MR Soup Supper- This annual event has become very popular at MR. We gather on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM for a meal of simple soup, bread and water. We pray together and have the opporunity to support a charity in our Almsgiving for Lent. Reservations are needed for this event. Please call the Rectory at 798-2415 to reserve your place.
The Parish Fast- The week of March 2 - March 6 is set aside for our annual Fast. This is a time when the parish joins in solidarity with one another to offer our fast for the needs of the Church, the World and our Personal Intentions.
No Greater Love- Join us on Sunday, March 15 at 7:00 PM in the Church for this very special presentation of the Lord's Passion told though Music, Drama and Dance. This evening is presented by the Xavier Company, a group of professional artists from New York City. A free will offering will be taken after the presentation to thank the Xavier Company for this gift.
The Maria Regina Chapel in Mexico/Stations of the Cross- The Maria Regina Chapel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was dedicated on March 6. The renovation of this chapel was made possible by the donations of MR Parish during Lent of 2014. We will enjoy a slide presentation of the new chapel and the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday evening, April 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Church. The beautiful faces of the children tell the story: Gracias! Thank you, Maria Regina.
You can also walk with Jesus this Lent by preparing to renew your baptismal promises, attending daily Mass (7:00 AM & 9:00 AM), celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation and personal reading of the Scriptures or a Spiritul book to lift up your soul.
A Prayer for Each Day of Lent
To you I sacrifice, O Lord,
that you may help me to see whatever keeps me from you.
Cleanse me, renew me. Through Christ, our Lord.
LENT FOR CHILDREN AT MARIA REGINA
CLOWD- The Children's Liturgy of the Word is a special time when our children at the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass are brought to St. Michael's Room for the holy Word of God in their own language and with a special children's homily. Join us on March 1, 8 and 15 for this great opportunity!
Family Life Breakfast- The entire family is invited to breakfast! We will come together on Sunday, March 22 in the Auditorium following the 10:30 AM Mass. Come hungry- we have lots of food!
Good Friday Outdoor Stations- On Good Friday, April 3 at 12:00, we celebrate the Stations of the Cross for Children and Families. This popular event each year takes us on a walk around the Parish for the Stations. We begin and end in the Church.
Easter Day Family Mass- When the celebration of Easter finally arrives on Sunday, April 5, and we say goodbye to Lent for another year, join us for the Family Mass at 10:30 AM in the Church.
Special Family Life Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt- The week after Easter Sunday, keep the excitement of the Easter Season alive as we invite our children and families to our annual Family Life Breakfast and an Easter Egg Hunt. Join us on April 12 for 10:30 Mass followed by all the fun in the School Auditorium.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION AT MARIA REGINA SCHOOL
WITH A FULL-TIME, DEDICATED RELIGION TEACHER!
When you think of Catholic Education, you think of discipline, outstanding academics, a family-centered atmosphere and, of course, the Catholic faith taught and lived. Here at MR we want to send forth students who have been formed with deep consciences, morals and a working knowledge of their faith which will asssist them to move into the High School and College Years, ready to serve the world one day. This can only be accomplished through a consistent and challenging spiritual awareness that stems from a teacher who is not afraid to confront the issues of the world and place them in the context of the Gospel of Christ, our Lord. We now have such a person in Mrs. Barbara Haase. Mrs. Haase will work with the mid and upper grades in their Religious Studies. She will touch hearts, share faith, catechize and exemplify service. Let us pray for Mrs. Haase and the young people she will work with each day- that the Holy Spirit may continue to breathe through the hallways of MR and each person therein!