PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY
ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE - February 10, 2016
Ash Wednesday, February 10, marks the beginning of the 40 day Lenten Season. These holy days of Lent give us an opportunity and a challenge; an opportunity to take part in many Lenten Activities of prayer, fasting and alms giving; a challenge to put aside that which would distract us from returning to the Gospel and a renewed life in Christ. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has asked us to give special attention to this 'Season of Mercy', not being overly concerned about what we 'give up' as much as how we intend to change our hearts. The signing with ashes is an outward symbol of an interior commitment to enter prayerfully into these holy days. Join us for Mass or a Word Service when the signing with ashes will be celebrated during the following liturgies:
7:00 AM Mass
9:00 AM Mass
12:00 PM Word Service
4:00 PM Word Service
7:30 PM Mass
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. Our Youth Choir is growing in numbers and enthusiasm! Under the direction of Lauretta Kowalik and Christina 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, the Youth 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!
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.