We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to teach our young parishioners.
The following dates, times and levels are still in need of teachers:
Mondays 4:15pm – 5:30pm for Levels 1, 3 and 4
Monday evenings 6:00pm – 7:15pm for Levels 1, 2 and 4
Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:45pm for Level 4
Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:45pm for Levels 2 and 3
Saturday mornings 9:00am-10:15am for Levels 1, 2 and 3
If you are interested please contact our office at 724-7454 or download the Volunteer form found in our Forms section on the upper right corner and mail to our office.
Our volunteers are subject to a background check and are asked to take the Virtus training – a child protection course. We would love to provide you with more information and answer any of your questions or concerns. Thank you for considering this calling to serve our parish community!
REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN ENTERING 1ST GRADE IN SEPTEMBER
(AND FOR FAMILIES NEW TO OUR PARISH)
will be on Tuesday, May 7th from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 8th from 12:30pm – 2:30pm
at the Parish Center in the front lobby.
(Please enter building at the entrance closest to the church – The New Life Center)
BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATES are required.
Please see the registration forms in our FORMS section above (right). You will need to download the New Family Registration form and the generic Registration form. Families need to be registered in St. Patrick’s of Smithtown parish before registering for our program. We will have forms available but if you wish, you may register at our rectory beforehand.
The following sessions have been scheduled as requested:
(please note they are not in date sequence; they are in session sequence)
Session 3: Tuesday, May 7th in Room 103
Session 5: Wednesday, May 29th in the Emmaus Room
Session 8: Wednesday, May 22nd in Room 103
Session 9: Wednesday, May 1st in Room 103
Session 11: Wednesday, May 15th in Room 103
All sessions will be held from 7PM-9PM.
Please call our office at 724-7454 to reserve your spot in our class!
2013 Communion and Rehearsal Schedule
Please click on the link to see the coinciding rehearsal date and time for your child’s First Holy Communion.
Please be sure to arrive at the church promptly at 4:00pm. The rehearsal should last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Mrs. Elaina Kedjierski will be presenting the Christology course on the following Wednesdays:
from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the Emmaus Room in St. Patrick School
Learn how Scripture, Tradition and Church teaching have described and defined the identity and mission of Jesus Christ,
- Become acquainted with some of the ways that contemporary Christology seeks to explicate the tradition about the identity and mission of Jesus for Christians today,
- Reflect on the role of images of Jesus in the Catholic faith and spirituality,
- Experience a prayer and faith-sharing process that invites them to reflect on their own response to Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?”
The courses are FREE for St. Patrick Parishioners and $10 for non–parishioners. For more information or to register, call Becky at the rectory, 265-2271
Last day of classes for Monday is April 15th. There is class today on April 1st.
Last day of classes for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday is NEXT week!
Last Tuesday – April 9th
Last Wednesday – April 10
Last Saturday – April 13th
We do follow the public school schedule.
Have a great day!
March 11, 2013
Echoing the Word from the Centre 7-9pm (updated dates/times/room)
Session 1-Tuesday, March 5 Room 108
Session 5- Wednesday, March 6 Emmaus Room
Session 2- Tuesday, March 12 Room 108
Session 3- Wednesday, March 13 Emmaus Room
Session 4- Thursday, March 14 Room 208
Session 6- Tuesday, March 19 Room 108
Session 7- Wednesday, March 20 Emmaus Room
Session 8- Thursday, March 21 Room 108
Session 9- Tuesday, April 2 Emmaus Room
Session 10- Wednesday, April 3 Room 109
Session 11- Thursday, April 4 Room 109
Session 12- Tuesday, April 9 Room 109
Especially for our Catechist for Level 7 and our Level 7 students
Saturday, March 9 we turn our clocks ahead one hour!
Don’t forget or you’ll be late for class and/or Mass!
Have a great weekend!
Our office just received notice that Party Hardy will be stocking armbands. If any parent wishes to purchase this item for their son, they will be availabe at the Nesconset location.
In addition, Living Faith in Rocky Point stopped by to leave a few flyers to introduce their store located at 593 D Rt 25A. Their phone number is 631-209-0102. They sell books, music and gifts. They said they also have armbands.
Please note: Armbands are not mandatory – they are white bows that some boys choose to wear on their arm. They would attach it to the arm that faces the aisle. At Communion practice, you will notice at which side of the aisle you will sit. However, you do not need to know this information at the time of purchase.
During this season, we reflect on our relationship with God and strive to live the way Jesus taught us. Lent is the perfect season to examine our conscience and make the effort to improve our lives. Sometimes, we decide to “give up” a favorite item, food, or hobby for the 40 days preceding Easter, or perhaps, we decide to do a good deed over and beyond our normal activity each day.
Whatever the way we decide to improve ourselves, Lent is the perfect season to start with a clean slate, and experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Our second grade students are currently preparing to receive the Sacrament for the first time. Please keep them in your prayers as the excitement and anxiety can be great for them. We look forward to witnessing their First Holy Communion celebration from April 21 – May 26!
Our level 3 and 4 students are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well. A mailing was sent out to remind those who have not yet participated in this yearly obligation to do so.
We’d like to take this time to encourage and invite EVERYONE to celebrate this Sacrament. Our priests will be expanding the hours they offer for receiving the sacrament on Monday, March 25, from 3:00 – 9:00pm in the church.
May the remainder of this Lenten season be filled with holiness for you and your family, and your Easter be blessed.