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.
MARIA REGINA CELEBRATES A WEEK OF MERCY
The Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis (from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016) is quickly drawing to a close. There have been many events here at MR, but we wanted to take one week and focus closely on God's Mercy by celebrating a special "Week of Mercy". This week will be held in conjunction with our Parish Feast Day (August 22, 2016:The Queenship of Mary). And so, we will begin on the weekend of August 20 & 21. There will be special homily preached by our Pastor, Father Frank Nelson at all the Masses this weekend.
Lent 2016 during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis calls for mercy, not sacrifice. This video brings the message of mercy to all with biblical quotes as well as the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Please share to inspire! Song by Above the Broken.
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, the Youth Choir and the Bell Choir have grown significantly through the year and they are making beautiful music!
MARIA REGINA SCHOOL LOOKS FORWARD TO OUR 55th YEAR
Our school continues to grow as we look to 2016/17- our 55th year of Catholic Education! We are welcoming many new families to our school and we are thrilled that our Nursery and Pre-K continues to be filled to capacity each year. We continue to improve our curriculum, including new texts, reading programs and the latest in student technology, including personal i-pads and Google work pads.
We thank all our parishioners for your support of our Family Festival 2016. As you know, we had 4 beautiful evenings of weather which set the tone for the gatherings each night.
Thursday, June 23 our opening evening, was MARIA REGINA NIGHT! The crowds began to gather under the great tent at 5:30 PM. The rides were in full swing, the food was hot and ready and excitement began to grow. At 6:15, we were thrilled to enjoy our parish talent show: Maria Regina's Got Talent!
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.