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 ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING & CHRISTMAS CAROLSIt's that time again! Join us on Sunday, December 15th for a very special evening. We begin with Family Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM in the Church. Next, we move outdoors to witness the lighting of our Church, Nativity Scene and Parish Christmas Tree. Finally, we move into the Auditorium where we will sing Christmas Carols and enjoy some Hot Chocolate and Christmas Cookies. Please bring some baked goods to share. How about joining our cookie bake-off? Bake your best cookies, bring them to the auditorium and we will pick to best cookie for the year. Win a special prize. A prayerful and fun evening for all!
NATIONAL VIGIL FOR LIFE - FAMILY ROSARYMaria Regina joins in the National Vigil for Life as we pray a Family Rosary on Sunday, December 8 at 7:00 PM in the Church. This year marks the 24th year that parishes around the country have gathered on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception for this special prayer. Consider joining us and bring the entire family!
ADVENT AT MARIA REGINAAdvent marks the beginning of the Church Year, 2014. On Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. The Parish Advent Wreath is lit and blessed at all the Masses this weekend. Come celebrate the quiet mystery of the Advent Days with us!
HOW TO REGISTER AS A PARISHIONERWe are happy to announce the beginning of a new ministry here at MR- the Ministry of Welcoming. To register in our parish, new parishioners are invited to bring their families to an evening session (offered once a month) where they will be introduced to members of the Parish Staff who will welcome them into our faith community. If you would like to register, or have any questions about our parish, please call (516) 798-2415.
CLOWD - CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORDThe Children's Liturgy of the Word is a wonderful opportunity for our children to be drawn into the living Word of God as it is proclaimed and preached to them in a simple language they can understand. On each Sunday of the month (except the Fourth Sunday) at the 10:30 AM Mass, the children are invited to follow in procession to the St. Michael's Room for the readings, homily and prayers and are brought back to the church to re-join their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The children love this time together! Join us!
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL - A SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE!We are happy to begin our 52nd year of excellent Catholic Education at Maria Regina Parish School. Our school and faculty are among the best on Long Island. Maria Regina School is proud to introduce S.T.E.A.M. standards to supplement the Core Curriculum of New York State.