St Patrick’s of Smithtown
Welcome to the Parish
This Week in the Parish
- Parish Life Cover Stories
- From the Pastor’s Desk
- Observing Holy Week Mass and Service Schedule
- Parish Calendar / Upcoming Events
2014 Catholic Ministries Appeal
Help support the charitable works and causes of our Holy Church.
Pray for our Priests
The Church invites you to include a priest in your daily prayer intentions
Parish Outreach Social Ministry: Consolation Ministry
- &Ldquo;Reach Out And Read:” Donate Your Slightly Used Books to help promote reading amongst our children.
- St. Patrick School Tution Costs: Help Families provide a good Catholic Education for their children.
- Yarn Needed: Help Fr. Fred collect yarn to provide for blankets for hospice care patients.
- Parish Calendar / Upcoming Events
Join the Nocturnal Adoration Society
- Online Church Tour
- Calling out to all St. Patrick School Alumni
- Tips on Church Envelopes Use
- Faith Direct - For Better and Secure Giving
- St. Patrick’s Vision Statement
As Catholics, a central tenant of our faith is giving thanks to our God for all His generous gifts. The CMA or “Catholic Ministries Appeal” allows us to share these gifts in many different ways; through prayer, through gifts of time and talent and by sharing our financial resources. More than 550,000 of our sisters and brothers receive support and assistance from funds shared through the CMA each year.
Feeding the hungry, providing religious education for thousands of students, educating our seminarians, deacons, and lay people for service to the Church and her people, housing the homeless, caring for the sick in hospitals and helping people prepare for the Sacraments are among the vital ministries the Catholic Ministries Appeal supports.
Please consider making a gift to the Catholic Ministries Appeal, which supports all this wonderful and important programs that make a real difference in the lives of so many people.
For more information about the Catholic Ministries Appeal, please visit www.CatholicMinistriesAppeal.org or call 516-379-5210 ext. 2.
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me...”
“...Amen, I say to you,
whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine,
you did for me.”
Pray For Our Priests
Please remember to keep our priests in your prayers. This week, we ask that you pray especially for the following priests from our diocese:
- April 13th
- Bishop John C. Dunne
- April 14th
- Msgr. Charles Ribaudo & Msgr. John Alesandro
- April 15th
- Rev. Gregory Breen & Rev. Theodore Murphy SMM
- April 16th
- Rev. James Isabakaki & Rev. Michael Vetrano
- April 17th
- All Priests
- April 18th
- Rev. George Punti & Rev. Lawrence Chadwick
- April 19th
- Rev. Robert Lubrano & Msgr. James Bossel
“To become a priest or a religious is not primarily our choice; it is our answer to a calling, a calling of love.rdquo;
- Pope Francis
What is Parish Outreach
A helping hand when you can’t cope with an emergency; food, financial assistance, housing, employment in crisis situations when resources are available .... (read more)
We are only a phone call away. Please call 265-2668, Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 3
Ministry of Consolation
We are happy to share with you a note we received which expresses gratitude for your generosity at Christmas.
A ministry that has taken root in our diocese called “The Ministry of Consolation” has become a vital part of our parish life, generating praise and appreciation. It is a ministry where lay people become involved in ministering to parishioners at the time of the funeral rites. The death of a Christian provides the Christian community the opportunity to express care and concern toward those who mourn. Outreach, at the time of death, brings comfort to those experiencing a loss, and revitalizes parish life for those involved in the ministry. At this time we are in need of volunteers willing to join us in carrying out this life-giving ministry. We especially need people who are able to attend the Funeral Mass. Please call Parish Outreach at 265-2668 for further information on this rewarding ministry. We will be happy to explain the program further and answer any questions you may have as you contemplate your involvement. We ask you to pray for our wonderful ministers who bless this parish with their dedication and compassion.
God bless you for your compassion for others!
Do you have any new or gently used children’s books you would like to give to underprivileged children? Reach Out and Read works through doctors, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals to provide books and encourage reading, particularly among children in lower income families. More than 6.2 million books are provided through Reach Out and Read each year. Watch the bulletin for more information.
Our tough economic times have made it difficult for some of our St. Patrick School families to afford tuition costs. If you would like to help our school families in providing a Catholic education for their children, please call Fr. Walden at the rectory, 631-265-2271.
Do you have yarn sitting in a closet that will likely never be used? Then donate it! Fr. Fred Hill is looking for donations of yarn for those who make lap blankets for hospice patients. St. Catherine of Siena Nursing Home distributes approximately 70 lap blankets per month. Donations may be dropped off at the St. Patrick’s rectory.