MARIA REGINA PRESENTS 'A CHRISTMAS STORY'
Join us this Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 PM in the Church for a special presentation by the youth of our Parish. Our youg people will present 'A Christmas Story' - a Christmas Pageant for our parish. Come see the angels, the shepherds, the Three Kings, Isaiah the Prophet, John the Baptist and so many other figures of the Advent and Christmas stories all brought to life by our kids. The pageant is presented in costume and is mixed with popular Christmas songs and hymns. What a beautiful way to enter ino the 4th Week of Advent and to prepare for the Christmas Feast in the days to come. We thank our young peole and children for such a wonderful job and we wish you a Merry Christmas!
CATHOLIC EDUCATION AT MARIA REGINA SCHOOL
Maria Regina School has opened for our 53rd year of fine Catholic Education. Our school is overflowing with excited young children. Because of high demand, we now offer 3 classes of Nursery and 4 of Pre-K with over 100 children in the Early Childhood Programs as well as classes from Kindergarten to the 8th Grade. We are proud to announce a new and energetic principal for Maria Regina: Mrs. Leona Arpino. Mrs. Arpino comes to us after having completed 8 years as Principal of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Ronkonkoma. She brings a great love for our children and for Catholic Education on Long Island. We welcome 4 new teachers as well: Miss Stephanie LaTorre (Pre-K), Miss Elizabeth Tantillo (2nd Grade), Mrs. Stephanie Hahn (4th Grade), and Mrs. Margaret Rainone (Music). Our Music, Phys Ed and Support Programs have all been expanded and we continue to move forward as a S.T.E.A.M. School through a new program called 'Horizons', which will enable our children to choose to participate in hands-on learning, creating and exploring in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. New changes.... new beginnings....great future! Maria Regina School! Call today for a tour or for more information.
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL - THE ONLY L.I. ELEMENTARY 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 accomplised 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!
HOW TO REGISTER AS A PARISHIONER
We 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.