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Volume 2 Issue 6

December 1, 2010

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7

Respect Life Office Diocese of Rockville Centre LongIsland, NY

DECEMBER/JANUARY

NEWSLETTER

MARCH FOR LIFE Participation in the EVERY TIME March for Life is important. This annual A BABY IS ABORTED, display of commitment to life by people from LOVE IS DENIED all over the United Please come and join States is a powerful our clergy and lay peostatement to our elected ple of our diocese at the representatives. It is a new location: Madison necessary demonstraDrive between 4th and tion of our support for those who take seri5th Streets. ously the protection of Participants from the life and an admonition Diocese of Rockville to those who do not. Centre are also invited Parish/school buses are to gather at St. Joseph’s encouraged. on Capitol Hill, 313 Second Street, NE This year, the March for Washington, D.C. Life will be held on 20002, (202) 547-1223 Monday, January 24, 2011

following the March. (Please see enclosed fliers for information regarding the National Prayer Vigil For Life at the Basilica and the Youth Rally & Mass at the MCI Center.) A pilgrim’s blessing for a safe journey home will be offered every fifteen minutes. Light refreshments (and restrooms) will be available. So that we may adequately prepare, please return the enclosed form (page 3) indicating the number of buses being sent from your parish/school.

“An Act of Kindness” 2010 The Advent Project is an important undertaking for the Respect Life Office for two reasons. Obviously, there is a need to financially assist those living in our maternity residences. But, what is perhaps more important is that our young people will have an increased awareness of the existence of these maternity residences. Then if they, or a friend, ever need

A reminder to all parish, school, and religious education instructors

assistance because of a crisis pregnancy, they will know that help is available. Whatever you can do to encourage participation through this program is greatly appreciated. See enclosure. As you know, maternity residences in our diocese such as Regina Maternity Services provide shelter, counseling and guidance for up to two years for

that this year’s contest closing date is fast approaching. All local winning entries should be sent to the Respect Life Office by:

January 28, 2010

mothers and their children. This assistance is available to any woman in need, regardless of age. If you would like to contribute to this work as part of your Advent preparation - or at any time during the year - please contact the Respect Life Office. Thank you for all you continue to do to make Life the choice for women confronting a crisis pregnancy.

Please mark your calendars and save the date for the YOUTH AWARDS CEREMONY March 24, 2011 at Kellenberg M. High S. @7:00 pm.


21st Annual National Night of Prayer for Life 9:00 PM Wednesday, December 8th thru 1:00 AM Thursday, December 9th, 2010

St. John of God , Central Islip, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM St. James, Setauket, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

Please attend your nearest location. If your parish is not listed, please contact them.

St. Patrick , Smithtown, after 7:30 PM Mass - 1:00 AM

During this hour we will be united in churches across the country in PRAYER TO END ABORTION!

St. Francis of Assisi, Greenlawn, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

NASSAU COUNTY Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, Massapequa Pk., 9:00PM-1:00 AM St Bernard, Levittown, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM St. Raymond, E. Rockaway, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM St. Patrick, Glen Cove, 8:30 PM-10:00 PM Curé of Ars, Merrick, 7:30 Mass, 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne, 8:30 PM-9:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square, 8:30 PM-9:30 PM St. Kilian, Farmingdale, 9:00 PM-midnight St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa, 8:30 PM-10:30 PM St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville, 8:30 PM-10:00 PM St. Mary, Manhasset, 1 hr. after 8:00 PM Mass Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park, 7:30 PM-10:00 PM St. Edward the Confessor, Syosset, 9:00 PM -1:00 AM St. Raphael, East Meadow* Sacred Heart, Island Pk, Rosary w/Benediction at 9:00 PM Holy Family, Hicksville, 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

St. Matthew, Dix Hills, 7:30 PM Mass, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Patchogue, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Chapel Our Lady of Snow, Blue Point, 9:00-1:00 AM St. Isidore, Riverhead, after 7:30 PM Mass - 1:00AM St. Frances Cabrini, Coram, 8:30 PM-9:30 PM St. Joseph, Ronkonkoma, 8:30 PM-9:30 PM Our Lady of Queen of Martyrs, Centerport, 9:00 PM-11:00 PM Our Lady of Perpetual of Help, Lindenhurst, 9:00 PM-midnight Sts. Philip & James, St. James, 9:00 PM-midnight St. Louis de Montfort, Sound Beach* St. Joseph, Kings Park, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Christ the King, Commack, after 7:30 PM Mass -1:00 AM St. Lawrence, Sayville, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM St. Joseph, Babylon, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Our Lady of the Assumption, Copiague, 8:00 PM-11:00 PM

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Bridgehampton* St. Anne, Brentwood* St. Thomas More, Hauppauge, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM St. Anthony of Padua, E. Northport, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

SUFFOLK COUNTY

*Call for Time

St. Rosalie, Hampton Bays, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

The Respect Life Convocation will be in conjunction with Catholic Charities. It will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Please be alert for further information coming soon!

Upcoming Diocesan Events 

December 3, 2010 (See flyer)

Supper & Song - for adults with special needs at St. Bernard Parish Center from 6 PM to 8 PM - Donation $12.00 per person.

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January 24, 2011

March for Life Washington DC. (See page 3)

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January 28, 2011

Respect Life Contest - Closing date to submit local finalist entries. For more information call (516) 379-8292 ext. 215

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March 5, 2011 Respect Life Convocation - For more information please call (516) 379-8292 Ext 215. NON - DIOCESAN EVENTS

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December 1, 2010 Father Benedict Groeschel “What Happens Next-After This Life” – St. Anthony of Padua Church, East Northport. For more information call (631) 261-1077 Ext 208.

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December 8/9, 2010 National Night of Prayer for Life From 9:00 PM Wednesday to 1:00 AM Thursday The Hour of Unity; join millions of Christians across the country in prayer to end abortion.

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RESPECT LIFE OFFICE

D I O C E S E O F R O C K V I L L E C EN T R E


“May the hope that shines at Christmas guide us through the year.” Respect Life Office

Monday, January 24, 2011 Respect Life Office DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE Invites you to join us for the 2011 March For Life in Washington, D.C. A blessing will be offered for your safe return home. Please pray that our nation will embrace the Gospel of Life. Diocesan Gathering:

Prayer Service and Blessing:

On the National Mall, (New Location)

Continuously, at 15 minute intervals From: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Madison Drive between 4th & 5th Street at 11:15 am

ST. JOSEPH’S ON CAPITOL HILL 313 2nd Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

(across form the National Gallery of Art)

(202) 547-1223

Light refreshments will be available for the trip back to Long Island. If your parish, school, or organization will be joining us, please let us know. Diocesan Respect Life signs are available and free of charge. Please pick them up at: RESPECT LIFE OFFICE

200 West Centennial Avenue., Suite # 204 Roosevelt, NY 11575 For more information contact us at (516) 379-8292 x 215 or e-mail us respectlife@drvc.org

PLEASE RESPOND BY JANUARY 17, 2011 SO THAT WE MAY ADEQUATELY PREPARE. Parish/ School/ Organization:_______________________________________________________ Contact person: ____________________________________________Phone: ________________ Address : ________________________________________________________________________ Phone number: __________________________ e-mail: _________________________________ Number of Diocesan Respect Life signs: _________

Approx. number of people: _______


www.drvc.org 200 West Centennial Avenue, Suite 204, Roosevelt, NY 11575 Phone: (516) 379-8292 Ext. 215 Fax: (516) 379-0041 Email: respectlife@drvc.org

NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 737 Rockville Centre, NY

Msgr. Francis J. Maniscalco, Director Diana Tellis, Coordinator

January 24, 2011

T HREE LOCATIONS TO MEET WITH YOUR DIOCESE

* Youth Rally, 601 “F” Street NW (Verizon Center, MCI) * The Mall between 4th & 5th Street on Madison Drive at 11:15 AM * Prayer Service & Blessing at St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 313 2nd Street NE, (202) 547-1223

Diocesis of RVC

GATHERING PLACE

St. Joseph’s

THE MALL


Respect Life Office Dec-Jan 2011 Newsletter