Reach for a Star!


The underprivileged children of Bay Shore, Brentwood, Mastic Beach, Central Islip, Coram, Mother and Unborn Child, LifeNet, Petals Gang at Avalon Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center, Options for Community Living and our own hurting Parish families will be the center of our Parish Outreach gift giving this year.

On the weekends of Nov 25 and 26 and Dec 2 and 3, Christmas trees will be present inside the church. These trees will hold stars specifying gifts to be purchased. You are asked to choose one of the designated items and to purchase it for the child or adult indicated.

You are asked to:

  1. Pick a star of your choice and remove it from the tree.
  2. Buy the gift. Wrap the gift and tape the star on top of it. Gift receipts are appreciated. New gifts only please.
  3. Place the gift on the altar when you attend Mass on Dec 2 and 3 or 9 and 10.

Deadline for returning gifts is Dec 10. Monetary donations are gladly accepted. Envelopes are provided in the weekly offering packet.

By special arrangement, if you take your star to Toys R Us in Lake Grove, you may purchase your gift TAX FREE.

May God bless you for your kindness and generosity. Be assured that the face of many a child will be brightened if you . . . .Reach for a Star!

Our annual Christmas project, “Reach for a Star,” is in need of volunteers.

We need help covering Masses, sorting gifts and transporting gifts in December. Our program has been very successful due to all of you who have volunteered in the past. We urge you to sign up now by calling Outreach at 631-265-2668. This is truly a labor of love.