20 Chestnut Street, Centereach, NY 11720

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Altar Servers

More than twenty five children serve our parish family at weekend masses and special events. Any child who has made his/her First Eucharist can join this ministry. Schedules are made three months in advance. Training takes place once a year around April/May.
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This ministry serves the parish by distributing Holy Communion at Mass or to the homebound. Eucharistic Ministers are called not only to minister the Body and Blood of Christ, but also to take on Christ’s likeness. The ministers accomplish this by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at communion time. Training is required to become a Eucharistic Minister.
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An important part of our liturgical prayer experience, a lector prepares for the proclamation of God’s Word. This is done through his/her own prayer and reflection, practice coupled with a love for God’s Word.
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For our Parish Lector schedule, please click here.
For our Eucharistic Minister schedule, please click here.
For our Altar schedule, please click here.

Eucharistic Adoration

NOCTURNAL ADORATION First Friday of the month: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Nocturnal Adoration is a way for people to come together and pray as a community. Those who wish to participate meet in the church the 1st Friday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. During the hours’ time, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for our prayer and adoration; and at the end of the hour Benediction is recited.
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Advent/Lenten Prayer Room

God speaks to us all the time. The Scriptures remind us of the many ways in which God has been revealed to us and how God will continue to be revealed to us in our ongoing journeys of faith. Throughout the Bible there are hundreds of stories and examples of God’s revelation of love and compassion that range from dramatic and vivid, to subtle and simple. God continues to speak to us in a variety of ways. Our very human qualities can permit us to experience God’s grace through a very basic and often taken for granted way: our five senses.
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Please note that we will do everything we are able to make sure that you and your family are “at ease” throughout this process. For example, whether you wish to forego a funeral mass and have a wake service at the funeral home, or have a funeral mass without the usual wake service, or have both the wake service and the funeral mass, we will make every effort to respond to your need
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