Maria Regina

Roman Catholic Church, Seaford, New York


Pentecost 2This coming Sunday, May 24, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Pentecost is a holiday on which we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost,which came a few weeks after the death and resurrection of Jesus, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could meaningfully be called "the Church." Thus, from a historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the Church was born.This is also true from a spiritual perspective, since the Spirit brings the Church into existence and enlivens it.  Thus, Pentecost is the Church's birthday. 
Here at Maria Regina we will celebrate a special Family Mass at 10:30 AM. During this Mass we will distribute special "tongues of fire" to call us to celebrate the gifts of the Spirit promised and given to us on the first Pentecost. At the 12:00 PM Mass we are honored to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with three adults who have been preparing for this Sacrament as part of our R.C.I.A. process here in the parish.
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to all our parishioners.  Please wear your best 'red'clothes' to celebrate the day and we will see you at Mass!


our-lady-of-the-rosaryWe invite you again this year, to join us as we pray the Rosary at the Grotto on Jerusalem Avenue each evenng (Monday - Friday) at 7:00 PM in the month of May. In case of rain, the prayer will be moved into the Chapel. We hope you will join us and please bring the family!
Hail Mary, Full of Grace
the Lord is With Thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us, sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.  Amen. 


MR SChoolMaria 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.

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! 


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.

Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church | 3945 Jerusalem Ave. | Seaford, NY 11783-1631 | 516-798-2415