LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS!
We are so proud to have begun a new and exciting chapter in the wonderful Ministry of Music here at Maria Regina. Our Choirs- the Adult Choir and the Bell Choir- looked and sounded beautiful for our Thanksgiving Liturgy. Under the direction of Lauretta Kowalik and Christian Leone, we are filled with creative ideas for the future. Have you ever considered becoming a part of this exciting ministry? Do you love to sing? Do you play an instrument? Lauretta and Christina are professionally trained musicians who will teach you the art of music along with creating a prayerful and caring community of musicians. We have openings in our Adult Choir, the Bell Choir and in the future we will be establishing a Cherub Choir of the little children whose voices are so important to the Lord. Please call the Rectory (798-2415) to speak with our musicians and consider sharing your talent with the community of Maria Regina- who are so very appreciative of all the beautiful music which lifts us up in prayer each week! See you soon!
ADVENT AT MARIA REGINA
The word Advent derives from the Latin word meaning 'coming.' The Lord is coming. During Advent we recall the history of God's people and reflect on how the prophecies and promises of the Old Testament were fulfilled. This gives us a background for the present. Advent marks the beginning of the Church Year, 2016. On Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29, 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! Watch this page for the special events which will be celebrated here at Maria Regina. May your Advent be blessed and holy time!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Join us for our Annual Christmas Craft Fair! This year's exciting Craft Fair will be held in our School Auditorium on Friday, December 4 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM and Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 - 4:00 PM. You will find unique hand made crafts, jewelry, candles, toys, raffles and lots of coffee and home made baked goods. Don't miss the fun and get your Christmas shopping done all in one place! See you there!
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME & ASSISI
We are proud to announce a 10 day pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi for the Holy Year, 2016. The dates of this exciting trip are October 15 - October 24, 2016. We will spend 5 days in Rome visiting the 4 major Basilicas (St. Peters, St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran and St. Paul Outside the Walls) to walk through the Holy Door at each Church. We will see all the major sites in The Eternal City and them move to Assisi, home of St. Francis. In Asssi, we will go on a short retreat together, spending time to contemplate the peace that comes only from Christ in the city of peace, Assisi. All meals, air and taxes are included. For a color brochure with complete details and itinerary, please contact the Rectory Office at (516) 798-2415.
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL OPENS FOR OUR 54th YEAR
We are proud to announce the opening of Maria Regina School as we begin our 54th Year of Catholic Education here on Long Island. Welcome back teachers! Welcome back students! A very special welcome to those new families and students who are joining our school. We are so happy that you are with us! For the academic year of 2015/2016, we are projecting an enrollment of just under 400 students. We welcome some new teachers for our enlarged student population and some to replace those who have retired after many years of service to MR School. Watch this page in the days to come for a complete introduction to our excellent faculty!
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.