Welcome to the Beach!

Thank you for visiting our parish website.
We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We hope this site gives you a glimpse at who we are
and what we do here on our beautiful barrier island.
721 W. Broadway
Long Beach, N.Y. 11561
Our Parish Office 
Office Hours
Monday through Friday - 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 12 pm 

The Second Sunday of Advent
December 8, 2019

Mass Schedule           Current BulletinDirections to Church
Parish History                                    Tri-Parish Co-ordination Update 
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Fr. Donald

Alpha Returns

Homily On-Line 
View Father Donald's Homily 
December 8, 2019
"The Reign of God is here, but not just yet!"
To view--->   Homily 
Photo Events 
Photos of our recent activities and celebrations.

To view--> PHOTOS

 Current Calendar


Baptismal Blanket Crafters
Monday, December 9, 1:30 p.m. in MCC

Dig Into the Word
Thursday, December 12, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Caroling 
December 22 5:00 P.M. Information to come!

Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Feast of the Holy Family Luncheon
December 29 12:30 p.m. at Mio Posto  See attached

New Rosary Society Events Schedule available 
Click for Schedule                             

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Meet our Parish Council Members after Mass

Pastoral Council - from left Trustee Rich Papetti, Monica Hickey, Trustee Karla Grasso, Fr. Donald, Judy Moran and Dennis Stramiello   ( not pictured - Carolyn Milea, Andrew Lerner and Deacon Bob )

In the next few weeks, our parish Pastoral Council has chosen to celebrate both welcoming and lay leadership by becoming more obviously present to their fellow parishioners at the weekend Masses. They recently attended the 10 a.m. Please watch this space for their mass schedule


The Tri-Parish Update

You have probably seen the above graphic in your Long Beach travels. It is a fitting announcement of the ongoing collaborative of the 3 separate parishes on the Long Beach Island. 
We hope to keep you posted during the next few months as our parishes work on the combining of leadership and sharing of our talents.

Mass Scheduling beginning February 1, 2020
Please take a minute to read the letters of our pastors below and the upcoming mass schedule. Please click to read:

Father Donald's Letter      Father Brian's Letter and New Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule  Feb.1, 2020



St. Mary’s

St. Ignatius


 5:30 p.m. Summer

4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.


7:30 am

9:30 a.m.    (Spanish)

8:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

9:45 a.m.



6:00 p.m.
Sept, April thru June
July & Aug. - Beach Mass at 6:30 p.m
6:00 p.m.
Oct. thru March
July & Aug. - Beach Mass at 6:30 p.m


Thu. - Fri.  7:30 a.m.

Mon. thru Fri. - 9:00 a.m.

Mon. thru Wed. - 8:00 a.m.

Outreach Ministries


Rosary Altar Society 

Mission Statement

With devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are committed to praying the Rosary for world peace and the spiritual benefit of all peoples.  

As Rosarians, we have a special privilege of ministering to the care of the Altar, preparing linens and assisting with decorations for holidays and special events.  We also conduct fundraisers and participate in other activities as needed for the benefit of the Church.

The Rosary Altar Society offers a deeper connection to the church for all and provides a forum to meet, discuss and participate in current events at our Church.

New members are always welcome. If interested in joining, or to obtain additional information, please contact:  Bernadette at 516-897-1904   or   Irene at 516-889-0008

                                     Click for Rosary events page  

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Regularly scheduled meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at St. Mary of the Isle Parish Hall. 

 If you have interest in attending, please let us know as soon as possible!  The cost is $95 per person, which includes the cost for the bus, the tour guides, and a lunch buffet at the Thayer Hotel.   

Please contact Tim Murphy with any questions, at (516) 432-0157, ext. 17, or at: 

All invited!      


The Parish Finances

Sr. Diane

Please click on each of the above for the statement and notes from Fr. Donald and Sr. Diane.



Do you know about Qualified Charitable Distributions? (QCDs) 

Taxpayers over 70-1/2 can contribute up to $100,000 each year from Traditional, Rollover or Inherited IRAs directly to charity.  This can give taxpayers who do not itemize deductions a way to get a tax benefit from the charitable gift.  Such direct gifts made before December 31 can count toward satisfying your Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) but are not reported as adjusted gross income, so they not only save income taxes but can hold down the amount of your social security benefits that are taxed, or limit the impact of income-based surcharges on Medicare premiums. 

The check from the IRA custodian must be made payable to the charity, not the taxpayer and the charitable distribution must be made before you have taken your required minimum distributions for the year.  By using a QCD you can be a help to our parish's mission while enjoying benefits for yourself as well! 

Please consult your tax advisor for the details


An Invitation

The parish family of St. Ignatius Martyr warmly welcomes those who want to know more about the Catholic Church and its traditions. We meet weekly to share our faith journey and discover how God is calling us through conversation, small group discussion and ritual celebrations.
This process, known as the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is for those who are interested in becoming Catholic, and for baptized Catholics who want to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
Are you or someone you know interested? Just want to ask some questions? If so, call the parish office at 432-0045.


                     Parish E-Letter
We have begun publishing out E-Letter to our parish members. If you have completed your census forms or have been receiving our email newsletters in the past, you will be on our list. It hopefully will be sort of a mini-bulletin to keep you abreast of what's going on in the parish. Look for it in you new e-mails today.

       Give On-Line

Our parish offers an online donation system to permit one-time or recurring online giving to support the parish and diocese.  If you are interested in this process please click here:


St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society services the three parishes on our barrier island. Friendly visitors are available to make a social call to our homebound neighbors. 

 St Vincent click                          


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