Welcome to Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church
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.
What's Happening at Maria Regina
LENT 2014 at MARIA REGINA
Lent is a time of returning to God. It is a time to confess how we keep looking for joy, peace and satisfaction in the many people and things surrounding us, without really finding what we desire. Lent is a time of refocusing, of reentering the place of truth, of reclaiming our true identity as beloved sons and daughters of God. Here at Maria Regina, we offer a diverse and exciting Lenten program to supplement the work we each do as Christians in our Prayer Life, our Sacrifing (Fasting) and our Christian Service. Please join us as often as you can!
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Fridays at 7:30 PM (Church)
THE PARISH FAST - March 24 to 28 - Our parish community enters into a very special week of Fast during which we pray for the special needs we bring before the Lord. Details in our weekly bulletin and on-line to follow.
THE MARIA REGINA SOUP SUPPER - March 25 at 6:00 PM (Auditorium) The Second Annual Soup Supper which brings us together during the Week of Fast for a simple meal of soup, bread and water. Tickets are required and may be reserved through the Rectory.
A LENTEN EVENING OF PRAYER - April 3 at 7:30 (Church) Sister of St. Joseph, Sr. Jo Olimpieri leads our parish in a beautiful evening of Lenten Prayer as we ready ourselves to enter into Holy Week. Come and enjoy the quiet calm of an evening retreat.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES - MARCH 5, 2014Ashes will be blessed and distributed 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
MARIA REGINA LENTEN BOOK READING PROJECTThe parish of Maria Regina has begun a book reading project for Lent, 2014. The parish is reading "Why Stay Catholic?" by Michael Leach and printed by Loyola Press. Michael Leach has divided his book into three sections: I IDEAS (A Discussion of the Deposit of Faith) II PEOPLE (A Discussion of the unnamed saints around us) III PLACES (A discussion of living in the midst of the holy). We will be meeting in Lent for discussion sessions about the book and the ultimate question: Why Stay Catholic? Let us renew ourselves for the Easter Feast! Free copies of the book are available in the Church or in the Rectory Office. Discussion evenings are scheduled for:
Wednesday, March 12 - Part I Ideas 7:30 PM (Auditorium)
Wednesday, April 2 - Part III Places 7:30 PM (Auditorium)
Wednesday, April 9 Come meet Michael Leach inoerson! 7:30 PM (Auditprium)
HOW TO REGISTER AS A PARISHIONERWe 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 SCHOOL - A SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE!We are happy to begin our 52nd year of excellent Catholic Education at Maria Regina Parish School. Our school and faculty are among the best on Long Island. Maria Regina School is proud to introduce S.T.E.A.M. standards to supplement the Common Core Curriculum of New York State.