The Mission Statement of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Massapequa Park, New York Baptism. Pastor: Assistants: Confessions.

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1 Our Lady of Lourdes Church Massapequa Park, New York Pastor: Assistants: In Residence: Permanent Deacon: Msgr. James P. Lisante Rev. Anthony John Heinlein Rev. Kevin Thompson Rev. Emmanuel Afari Rev. Mr. Dominick Valdaro Rev. Mr. Frank Gariboldi Rev. Mr. Ferdinando Ferrara Business Manager: John Brosnan Outreach Director: Corinne Lok Music Director: Elizabeth Woods Religious Ed. Director: Donna Kesselman Parish Trustees: Dr. James R. Dolan, Jr. Mrs. Dorothy O Sullivan Telephone Numbers Rectory: Religious Education: Convent: R.C.I.A.: Parish Outreach: Website: The Parish Office Schedule Monday to Thursday 9AM to 9PM Friday 9AM to 4PM Saturday 9AM to 5PM Sunday 9AM to 3PM The office is Closed from 12/Noon to 1PM for Lunch Mass Times Monday through Friday: 6:45, 8:30am, 8:00pm Saturday: 6:45, 8:30am/5:00pm and 5:15pm Chapel Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30am, 12:30pm Baptism It is advised that the parents schedule an interview with a priest one month before the preferred baptism date. Baptismal preparation classes are offered on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Parents are encouraged to attend the 10:30 AM mass on the 2nd Sunday and the preparation class will follow the mass in the Rectory. All couples seeking to baptize a child must attend the class. Baptisms are preformed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 2PM. Please call the Rectory to schedule an appointment at (516) Confessions Saturdays, Eves of Holy Days and Eves of First Fridays 4:00 to 5:00pm. Marriages The prospective bride and groom should discuss details of the marriage with one of the priests of the parish at least six months prior to the date of the wedding. The Mission Statement of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Our Lady of Lourdes is a welcoming parish family whose purpose is to model Christ, as guided by Mary, in a life defined by faith and love. We seek to advance God's will through acts of Charity and Kindness. to Jesus through Mary Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 29, 2018

2 Page 2 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 This Week s Masses Monday, July 30th 6:45 John T. Vigiano Mary Ann Reitano 8:30 Robert Masci Rosemarie & Joe Ciauera 8PM Fr. Christian Nicolas Pauline Armand Tuesday, July 31st 6:45 In Thanksgiving 8:30 Thomas Fermature Charles Lewis 8PM Eileen Murphy Lee & Suzanne Gundel Wednesday, August 1st 6:45 Edward J. Sheehy Helen, Mary & Barry 8:30 Pilot Officer Robert F. Minnick, Jr. Rosemary McCarthy 8PM Eileen Murphy Margaret Egan Thursday, August 2nd 6:45 Souls in Purgatory 8:30 Loretta F. Stryjewski Mr. & Mrs. James Leonardi 8PM Vocations to Religious Life Friday, August 3rd 6:45 Virginia Kuhn Delores Reilly & Kathy Sutherland 8:30 Nancy J. Calkins Rose Davino 8PM Int. Louise Desir Saturday, August 4th 6:45 Fr. John Murray 8:30 Patti Senken Michael Senken 5PM Vincenzo Asselta Margaret Gaskowitz 5:15PM Loretta A. Stryjewski Mr & Mrs James Leonardi Lector Schedule Saturday, august 4th -5:00 PM - Marie-Laetitia Woolley Sunday, august 5th -7:30 am - Lorraine Gariboldi -9:00 am - Kathleen Guzman -10:30 am - jim wilshere & rick bacani -12:30 pm - ed towers Follow Our Lady of Lourdes Parish on Instagram! Sunday, August 5th 7:30 Purgatorial Society 9:00 Nieves, Maximino, & Romeo Lynn Johnson 10:30 Frank D Erasmo, Larry Klei, John Condy 12:30 Int. Patrick Walshe Emily ourladyoflourdesmp The bread and wine have been donated for A Special Intention The sanctuary candles in the chapel and church have been donated for a Special Intention Mass Celebrants for Next Weekend Saturday, August 4th 5:00 p.m. Fr. Emmanuel 5:15 p.m. (Chapel) Fr. Tony Sunday, August 5th 7:30 a.m. Fr. Emmanuel 9:00 a.m. Fr. Kevin 10:30 a.m. Msgr. Lisante 12:30 p.m. Fr. Tony

3 Page 3 Dear Friends: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish A Letter from the Pastor s Desk JULY 29, 2018 I hope you're enjoying a restful summer, taking time to relax, reflect and use entertainment as a way to be restored. And while summer remains one of the busiest seasons for priests (weddings and baptisms abound!), I try to include time to catch a few films, listen to some meaningful music, and read (or re-read) a few books of particular value. Let me share a few suggestions for quality reflection: New York theatre, while way too expensive, is also among the finest of theatre offerings anywhere. So if you do visit Broadway this year, choose wisely. Let me recommend some outstanding theatre: -COME FROM AWAY is the moving story (and true!) of the passengers diverted from arrival in the USA on 9/11 to a little town called Gander in Newfoundland. There they were met and welcomed by people who showed them the meaning of true hospitality, human compassion and the best of human nature. My friend Marisa Berenson was one of those diverted. She has told me that this story is amazingly accurate. In a world that celebrates the dark side of human nature, this musical shows us the light. Good for people of all ages. -THE BAND'S VISIT is another musical about the best of human nature. It recalls a simple visit by a lost Egyptian military band, stranded for a night in a nowhere village in Israel. And we watch as people who are historically antagonists find the common bond that humans should truly share. It's beautiful and moving and a testament to hope that what unites us as a human family far outweighs our differences. -SPONGEBOB. I know, that's not one you'd think I'd recommend. But it's great for kids and for the kid in every adult. Beautifully acted, sung and danced, it really has an inspiring message for all of us about making a difference for the good, overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself. If you're in the mood for a good movie, let me suggest three in particular. -THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is the story of P.T. Barnum, But it's really about more than one man. It's a film for anyone who's ever felt that they don't fit in, or was bullied, or made to feel unloved or unattractive. It highlights the beauty in every created soul. It's also wonderfully acted, has music that takes you in and tells a great and hopeful story about the importance of letting no one bring you down, minimize you or make you feel that you aren't truly a reflection of God. Hugh Jackman leads a flawless cast. -I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a true story about a singer/songwriter who is the victim of an abusive father and an absent mother. At so many levels, this young boy and man is made to feel unloved. His release is music. He writes and sings powerfully, and finally comes into his own in writing a great song called I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, a hymn to forgiveness and the beauty of God's mercy. It is very moving and reflects so much of what we try to celebrate each Sunday at Mass. THE 15:17 TO PARIS is a film made by Clint Eastwood. It tells the very real story of three young American men on vacation in Europe who foil the slaughter of a terrorist while riding a train to Paris. The film is interesting in that these guys are not Superheroes. They are normal, flawed, sometimes misdirected people like the rest of us. But their innate goodness compels them to do the right thing when it truly matters. Their understated heroism saved countless lives. This movie will make you proud to be an American and proud to be a person of conscience. Truly inspiring.

4 Page 4 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 Continued from Page 3... Onto music. Let me recommend two CD's of particular value, both also available as downloads. One is call DREAM, by the singer-songwriter Caleb Collins. Listening to it is like making a mini retreat. It reflects on the struggle to find meaning when life is most challenging. In interviews, Caleb Collins speaks of writing the songs on this album when he was going through a dark period of his life. His way out of darkness is faith in God, a faith movingly revealed in this album. You can get it by going to the web site of Caleb Collins. Another pretty perfect album is called ANGEL CITY by singer-songwriter Spencer Day. It's not written to be religious, but rather speaks of the human challenges we face in dealing with false promise, the illusion of happiness found in money or looks, and the insincerity of others. He is a very gifted writer and calls us to embrace the good, the true, the real and the lasting. His music can be found on the website of Spencer Day. Finally on reading. Each summer I try to re-read books that influenced me in my youth. Two in particular bring me inspiration and consolation. THE LITTLE WORLD OF DON CAMILLO is written by Giovanni Guareschi. It tells the story of a parish priest in a small Italian village, highlighting his relationship with Jesus Christ, and his neighbors and parishioners. The dialogues between this Pastor and Jesus on the cross in his church are some of the best things you're likely to read. Another old but richly valuable book is called BISHOP WALSH OF MARYKNOLL by Ray Kerrison. It is the heroic true story of a priest who would not surrender his conscience to renounce his faith or his country in the face of Chinese Communist torture, imprisonment or abuse. In so many ways, this is yet another dimension of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, except that more people know St. Thomas More than Bishop James Edward Walsh of Maryknoll. But his life and witness to the faith are no less powerful. Anyway, use the summer well. Read, listen, watch and relax. There is so much out there that inspires but we need the time to take it in. Make summer one of those times. In the Love of Christ, Msgr. Jim Lisante Pastor

5 Page 5 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 From the Our Lady of Lourdes Department of Religious Education Our program needs volunteers to serve as Security personnel between 4pm and 8:30pm on Wednesdays during the school year. This position would be perfect for fathers, grandfathers, retired police officers or any parishioner who is willing to firmly monitor our two lobby doors during class time. We need at least two Security personnel per week. Ideally, we would like to have a pool of volunteers to place on a rotating schedule so that the same person does not have to work every week, unless they want to). If interested, please call (516) ****************************************************************************** Help Wanted : Religion Teacher Level 4 class - Wednesday 5:45pm-7:00pm session Please call if interested in volunteering for this position (516) ****************************************************************************** Attention: High School students Teacher's assistants are needed: Wednesdays at 4pm and Saturdays at 9:30am. Community Service credit will be given. Please call our office if interested (516) ***************************************************************************** Do not delay registration any longer! Classes begin: Wednesday September 26 or Saturday September 29 Forms are available on the table outside our office, Room 1 in the school. Completed forms and tuition can be placed in the mailbox next to our office door. They can also be dropped off at the rectory or mailed to us. The longer you wait to register, the fewer options will be available to you. Due to classroom and capacity limitations, many classes are already closed. The Wednesday 4pm session has very limited availability. For questions, or for financial hardship, please call our office at

6 Page 6 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Parish Outreach Ubi cáritas et amor, Deus ibi est JULY 29, 2018 Parish Outreach Food Pantry To all the good people of our parish family, I cannot thank you enough for all you do to embrace the disadvantaged in our community. Your continued support and great generosity of food donations and paper goods is a tremendous blessing! We could not do all we do without you! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! On behalf of our neighbors in need, thank you again for helping outreach continue the good work of assisting those most in need. *We are especially in need of Tuna, Cereal, Tomato Sauce, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Coffee, and Canned Fruit* We always accept donations of the following: Canned Tuna Cereal s Coffee Canned Fruit Pancake Mix Tea bags Applesauce Pancake Syrup Powdered Milk Pasta Can Vegetables Juices Tomato Sauce Instant Potatoes Soups Peanut Butter Egg Noodles Macaroni & Cheese Jelly Rice Cookies/Crackers Oatmeal Beans Jell-O/ Pudding Parish Outreach Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. - 10:00am 2:00pm Wed. - 10:00am 11:30am We Care Blankets As our wonderful group of Care Blanket volunteers continue to meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30am at Parish Outreach, the gifts of their love, time and talent in crocheting and knitting beautiful blankets for seriously ill children is nothing less than a beautiful thing! Since our group began in November 2009, the completed blanket count stands at 3,130. I m sure in no time at all we will be adding to this amazing number. Thank you to our lovely group of ladies for all the good work you do to bring love and comfort to many children undergoing cancer care. Ministry of Consolation Our parish is richly blessed to have gathered a wonderful group of volunteers who make up Our Lady of Lourdes Ministry of Consolation team. The most valuable gifts we can give are those that come from the heart. The precious gifts of our time, love and compassion are especially needed during the time of the loss of a loved one. Created to provide warmth, caring and personal attention to assist families in preparation for the funeral mass, this particular ministry can never have too many helping hands. Whether your interest be that of a Greeter, Lector or EM, please give some thought as to sharing your time and talents and being a part of this ministry s call to love and care for one another. Thank you so much to all our volunteers for embracing this beautiful ministry. Please call Parish Outreach at if you would like to volunteer. Thank you for your consideration. Paper Goods On occasion, the folks who come to us for food assistance will ask if we can provide help with paper products such as toilet paper or paper towels. Food donations, as you know, remain our first priority! However, it would be a helpful addition to the folks we serve if we could offer some assistance with paper goods. All donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for all you to help those in need. Outreach is happy to accept donations of crochet hooks, knitting needles, and is especially in need of acrylic yarns in support of this effort. If you are interested in joining our group please contact Parish Outreach at

7 Page 7 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 Our Parish depends solely on your generosity to meet each week s expenses. Our regular Sunday collections account for more than 60% of our operating budget. Your continued support, especially during these difficult economic times, is both needed and appreciated. Last Week s Collections: $22, Let us continue to pray for peace. Let us also pray for all those serving in the military or the peace corps. With special care we pray especially for: Sgt. Kevin L. Blieka U.S. Army, Sgt. Brian Andrew Dayman US Army, PFC Joseph DiCicco Army, Commander Christopher DeMay - Navy, Nicholas R. DoLieto - Marine Corps, A1C Timothy Erkens USAF Staff Sergeant, Army, Capt. Michael Ferrari, USMC, Spencer French, 1st Lieutenant, SRA Senior Airman Robert J. Gerry - Air Force,Spec. Steven Gianatiempo - US Army, Brandon Goodwin, Petty Off., 2nd Class, USCG, Stefanie Goodwin, Petty Off., 3rd Class, USN, Kenny Greening - PFC-Army, Sean Hendrickson -Master of Arms, US Navy, Chaplain Major Timothy Hirten, USAF, Maj. Luke Holian USMC, SPC Justin Lansford -US Army, Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico USAF, Major Michael Edward Loconsolo, US Army, Pvt Matthew Macario - US Army, Garrett Macchio A1C, Air force, Pvt. Ryan McCann Army, Pvt. Matthew McQuade-Army, Jason Moritz - Sgt. USAF, Pvt 1st Class Joshua Nichols - US Army, Lt. Col. Thomas O Connor, US Army, Cpt. David Paolillo USAF, Cpt. Kathleen Paolillo USAF, L. CPL Michael E. Porfidio - USMC, PFC Dominique R. Quiban, USMC Capt. Joseph Shultz, Sgt. Matthew Sirianni, 2nd LT, Army, Christopher John Sherlock, US Army, L CPL Eric Vazquez USMC, US Army, Spec. Zachary Small - US Army, US Army Sgt. Michael Stephney, Capt. James Eyester US Army, CPL. Ryan Thomas Albergo - USMC, Private 1st Class Bryan Antico - US Navy, Senior Airman Justin Craig, 1st Lt. Connor Lewis - US Army, Timothy Breen Combes US Army, CPL Ken Chun - US Army And serving in the Peace Corps: William Moran If you know a Service Member that you would like to add to this list please contact the rectory Please include name, rank and branch of service. Thank You! Prayers for the Sick Palma Beilman, Ann Bertrand, Edward Bodor, Thomas Boffardi, Tim Burns, John & Alma Cappa, Carol Castellano, Alfred Cavalli, Billy Coyne, Eugene Drury, Peter & Nora Gannon, James Gick, Agnes Hans, Marion Harrington, June Jandovitz, Jesus Jupio, Peter F. Kearns III, Andrea Kimble, Father Marty Klein, Ella Linehan, Mikaela Lutz, Lena Mastandrea, Kevin McCann, Florence Mirro, Amparo Monsalve, Marie Molloy, William Mott, Mary Mullin, Blanche Navon, Herman Navon, Richard Olson, Vincent Pinto, Michael Prior, Mary Eileen Prisinzano, Irene Romano, Jean Marie Roncallo, Richard Rosmarin, Sheila Rosenbaum, Margo Sciarrotta, Bruna Soper, Marie Tine, Elizabeth, Thompson, Larry Tomanelli, Jean Trier, Connie Vanis

8 Page 8 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish On behalf of Monsignor Lisante and the OLL Parish Family, we would like to commend the following parishioners on their outstanding academic performance. Congratulations on a job well done! JULY 29, 2018 Final Honor Roll for the School Year Kellenberg Memorial High School Victoria Duignan Joseph Lores Grace McKenna Ashley Minns Peter O Keefe Deirdre Harrington Kimberly Lores Samuel Millman Emma O Keefe Steven Veccia Tune in to Religion and Rock Msgr. Jim Vlaun on Sundays from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on WBAB FM, or 95.3 on Long Island s East End. Listen on Saturdays at 11:00 PM on Sirius Radio Channel The Catholic Channel, and at 11:00 PM on XM Satellite Channel 117. Next Sunday s theme is Spirituality - don t miss it! To listen online or receive more information regarding Religion and Rock, go to or search Religion & Rock on itunes. Don t forget to tune into TELECARE, Cablevision Channel 29, Verizon FIOS Channel 296, or Time Warner Channel 471, or visit for the Best Catholic Television!

9 Page 9 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults We need a catechesis which trains the young people and the adults of our communities to remain clear and consistent in their faith, to affirm serenely their Christian and Catholic identity, to see Him who is invisible, and to adhere so firmly to the absoluteness of God that they can be witnesses to Him in a materialistic civilization that denies Him. -St. Pope John Paul II RCIA is open to all! Those who wish to become Catholicism those who just want to know more about what Catholicism is all about, and those who are Catholic but have questions. In other words, this course is for any and all who wish to attend. Teens to We start from the question, How do we know there is a God? and go through every facet of Catholic belief. The course will run Monday evening for about an hour from the beginning of September until January/February - whenever the content is complete. Come and join us for relaxing and informative evenings! For more information or to register, call the Rectory office at (516) , or Marion Harrington, Director of the RCIA program, at (516)

10 Page 10 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Garden Spring/Summer 2018 As we enjoy the beauty of Spring, we have begun Phase VI of the Memorial Garden Grotto Restoration. There is another opportunity to purchase memorial bricks, for anyone who hasn t had a chance to do so. As a reminder, memorial text can contain a message of remembrance for our deceased loved ones, but can also pave our Living Walkway, marking moments such as; Births, Baptisms, Birthdays, Weddings, Graduations, Holy Orders, Anniversaries etc. Please watch for the many upcoming changes, as we restore this beautiful garden dedicated to Our Blessed Mother and Bernadette. We will keep you informed in the bulletin of the different opportunities to care and share in memorializing and restoring items in the Grotto. If you have any questions, please contact the rectory Thank you for your continued support. God Bless!

11 Page 11 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 HOW TO ORDER BRICKS Your contribution of $ entitles you to have a 4 x 8 brick engraved with up to 3 lines of script, 14 characters per line including spaces and punctuation.. Your contribution of $ entitles you have an 8 x 8 brick engraved with up to 6 lines of script, 14 characters per line including spaces and punctuation. (these bricks are limited) Please complete the following information RESERVATION FORM Engrave my inscription as follows: 4 x 8 Brick *Note: A 20% minimum deposit is required with your order and 8 x 8 Brick payment in full by Sept. 1, 2018 Purchaser s Name Payment Method Address CASH: $ CHECK: $ City State Zip OWES: $ PIF: Phone Date One order form per brick. Additional order forms are available at the rectory. Please return this form with your check payable to Our Lady of Lourdes Church 855 Carmans Road, Massapequa Park, NY 11762

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14 Page 14 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 PRO LIFE NEWS CAMP ESTHER 2018: August Teen pro-life leadership weekend, taking place at the Good News Center in Utica, NY. Sponsored by the NYS Right to Life Committee. For info and reservations call ROSARY AND ADORATION FOR LIFE: Please consider spending time before the Blessed Sacrament to pray the Rosary for the conversion of hearts and minds so that all might have reverence and respect for the God-given gift of life, from the moment of conception until natural death. Please pray for an end to violence in all its forms. SPIRITUAL ADOPTION: Make a personal commitment to pray daily for one unborn child who is in danger of being aborted. You are asked to spiritually adopt one unknown baby and pray that this child be carried to term and experience the fullness of life as God intended. Daily prayer: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen) HOPE AND HEALING AFTER ABORTION: The Sisters of Life host monthly Days of Prayer & Healing, Gatherings, and Hope & Healing Weekend Retreats. They include witnesses of mercy, Scripture sharing, personal prayer, opportunity for Sacramental Confession, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Call or VISIBILITY MATTERS: Weekly prayerful presence at Planned Parenthood, Massapequa - Saturdays 10:30am-12pm, 35 Carmans Rd, Massapequa (across from the mall parking lot). For info: FREE SPEECH NYS US District Judge Carol Bagley Amon denied an injunction sought by the NY Attorney General against 13 pro-life Christians who counsel women and preach the gospel on the public sidewalks outside New York s largest abortion business. Former NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wanted to shut down the Christian and pro-life speech of the defendants outside Choices Women s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY. Judge Amon s 103-page order denying the injunction meticulously took apart the Attorney General s false claims of harassment and intimidation. Judge Amon found the Attorney General s witnesses, including four Choices escorts, to lack credibility, and found the Attorney General s video evidence to fall far short of the burden of proof. Judge Amon wrote, The most problematic of the credibility issues discussed below is the tendency for the [Attorney General s] witness testimony to exaggerate the impropriety of the defendant s conduct and to omit mitigating circumstances. In this regard, it is notable that, despite the availability of hundreds of hours of video evidence, the OAG has not cited a single video that corroborates the witness testimony Instead, the video evidence contradicts the escorts accounts of protestor conduct on specific occasions. Judge Amon noted the exaggeration and selective destruction of evidence, notably the biased and unreliable testimony of the OAG s main witnesses, especially escort Mary Lou Greenberg s evasiveness and non-credible statements and the fact that Greenberg s testimony at the preliminary injunction hearing frequently failed to accord with photographic, video, or other evidence of the same events. Regarding escort leader Pearl Brady, Judge Amon wrote, Of most concern are the inconsistencies between her descriptions of protestor conduct and the conduct shown in the supporting videos and photographs. Judge Amon s order categorically rejected all of the OAG s claims that the primary defendant, Scott Fitchett, Jr., threatened or intimidated Choices patients or interfered with their access to the facility His sole activity was to preach and hold up a sign while standing on the sidewalk. Even though the order denies only the OAG s preliminary injunction request, the judge sent a clear message that attempting to move this case forward is a fool s errand: the OAG has failed to establish a violation the OAG is neither likely to succeed on the merits of that claim nor to establish a sufficiently serious question going to the merits of that claim. (See LifeNews.com) UNITED NATIONS: UN agencies are working with abortion groups to make abortion part of sexual and reproductive health policies and programming everywhere and for all, in opposition to the US Administration s pro-life efforts and the consensus of the UN General Assembly. In a Lancet article, the head of the World Health Organization endorsed a Lancet-Guttmacher report that promotes abortion under the rubric of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The article shows that UN agencies are willing to promote abortion alongside the abortion industry, and on the terms set by the abortion industry. It is a direct challenge to congressional and executive US funding restrictions on abortion. This flies in the face of the notion that every country may legislate on abortion as it sees fit, as the General Assembly agreed to at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. In an about-face, UN agencies like the UN Population Fund are now saying the term sexual and reproductive health was never up for member states to define. While the 1994 agreement included abortion in its definition of sexual and reproductive health, it does not consider it to be an international reproductive right, thereby allowing governments to take different positions on abortion. In fact, the agreement casts abortion in a negative light. According to the Cairo Platform for Action, governments must help women avoid abortion and must not promote abortion. The agreement states that abortion is a subject to be dealt with exclusively in national legislation without the interference of international agencies. It presumes that countries will opt to outlaw abortion in most or all circumstances and that only where legal, it should be made safe. In recent UN negotiations, the US delegation has vigorously defended this framework and has insisted on preserving it. Abortion advocates have tried many ways to move beyond the Cairo document. Abortion groups and UN agencies have exploited the ambiguity surrounding abortion in the Cairo agreement to promote the notion of safe abortion for many years, but have recently ramped up the advocacy for abortion. (See c-fam.org)

15 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Page 15 JULY 29, 2018 Theology Class Resumes: 1. Tuesday Sept. 18th 7:30-9 pm in the Church Basement 2. Tues. Oct. 9th 3. Tues. Oct. 23rd 4. Tues. Nov. 13th 5. Tues. Nov. 27th No Classes: Dec. to Feb. Helping Haiti Does your family have gently-used footwear that is no longer being worn? All sizes are needed. Medical items are in constant demand including Tylenol, Tums, Visine, and multi-vitamins (not gel form). Summer clothes, towels, sheets, etc. are also needed. Please drop them at the Advent Shop on Bayview Avenue across from St. Rose of Lima. They are open from 10 am to 6 pm. Thank you to Sara, the owner, and her helpful staff for their dedication. Then Classes: March to May Everyone Welcome: Just come.

16 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Page 16 JULY 29, 2018 ST. DOMINIC HIGH SCHOOL 2018 Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep Course September 8, 15, 29, and October 13, and 20 9:00 am - 11:30 am Course Fee: $250 Contact Mrs. Stutzmann at (516) Ext EIGHTH GRADERS: Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep Course offered at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville. Five 2 ½ hour Saturday a.m. sessions, each including review in English and Math as well as practice tests. Course begins Sept. 15. $250 covers instruction and materials. For additional information, visit holytrinityhs.org, or call (516)

17 Page 17 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 We are happy to announce that registration for the Catechetical Congress is now OPEN. The cost is $40.00 per person until July 15, and $50.00 per person after July 15, Each registrant should choose TWO workshops. Please send your check payable to "Office of Faith Formation" Once payment is received we will mark the registration as confirmed. Remit payment to: Diocese of Rockville Centre Attn: Rita O'Rourke Office of Faith Formation 50 North Park Avenue Rockville Centre, NY Registration will not be considered complete until we have received payment. Please visit to view a list of workshops or to register online

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19 Page 19 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish JULY 29, 2018 Community News HALL RENTAL ALL TYPES OF FUNCTIONS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 2 Eastgate Road Massapequa Park, NY (next to Big Daddy s on Front Street) Scroll down to HALL RENTAL for directions and pictures of hall HELP NEEDED OF ALL KINDS FOR OUR CYO. PHONE JOHN CHESTER, PRESIDENT OR FR. TONY HELP NEEDED WITH YOUTH GROUP: PHONE FR. TONY (516) ALSO WE ARE READY TO ACCEPT NEW MEMBERS: YOUNGSTERS FROM 7TH TO 12TH GRADES. PLAN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES. PHONE FR. TONY AT ABOVE NUMBER. Next Parish Coffee Social August 12th Room 24 of the school building From 9:00am to 12:30pm Our Lady of the Assumption Copiague Part Time Bi-lingual Secretary for a Religious Education Program 3rd THURSDAY EVENINGS, 7:30 PM IN THE PARISH CENTER ROOM 16 We have changed our MOSJ meeting days to ONLY ONE Thursday each month. Next Meeting: AUGUST 16th Three days per week 27 hours per week; usually Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Position is mainly afternoons and evenings. Strength in Polish and Spanish preferred. Must be computer knowledgeable. If interested, please contact Cristina Saenz at Our Lady of the Assumption Religious Education Office at If recording, please leave a message.

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