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 
Monday through Friday - 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 12 pm

    The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    June 24, 2018

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Fr. Donald

Christianity and Islam 

From the Desk of Sr. Diane Morgan

Listen to Father Donald's Homily 
Expand your faith knowledge ‘On line’
An Introduction to “FORMED”
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Dig Into the Word 
Thursday, June 28- 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in MCC

"The Six"
Sunday, July 1, The 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass will move from Saint Ignatius Martyr church to the beach at  Long Beach Blvd. The mass will begin at 6:30 p.m. 
Please refer to Fr. Donald's note below for further information.

Spring Bible Study - The Acts of the Apostles 
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.. - June 26 
Wednesday, 7:15 p.m. - June 27 
See below for details

     (note: MCC-Msgr Cass Center)

A Message from Father Donald
Our Bi-parish Sunday Evening Mass

Beginning July 1, the 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass will move from Saint Ignatius Martyr church to the beach. Held on Long Beach Blvd., it will begin at 6:30 p.m. It will return to our church on September 2.

     This Sunday evening Mass is a joint effort of our two Long Beach parishes. It is connected with our bi-parish middle school religious education and confirmation preparation program. For 10-months of the year it is held in Saint Ignatius church which is much larger than Saint Mary’s. In July and August it is held on the beach and attracts many from our two parishes and a much wider area.

     Decades ago, both Saint Ignatius Martyr and Saint Mary of the Isle had three priests each assigned to minister in the parishes. Now we have just the two pastors and share Father Anthony with Point Lookout and Island Park as well. It becomes more and more necessary for us to cooperate and offer services together. That is why there can be only one Sunday evening Mass on the barrier island. When it moves to the beach by popular request for the summer, we do not have the personnel to continue it in the church building as well. I trust all our parishioners will understand.


FORMED invites all our parishioners to FREE unprecedented access to Catholic  video-based feature films, study programs, audio presentations and EBooks.
for further information: go to their website: www.formed.org

For free access
To join, please click here for pcs and laptops 

Click here for tablets and mobile devices

 app.formed.org.  and use the access code 8ZMX8F

Rosary Altar Society

The Rosary Annual Luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 12,
at the Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park.
The luncheon is open to all! If you would like to attend or require additional information, please contact Cathy Golden at 516-431-1025.

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                            View 2018 Easter Events and Soup supper!

Spring Bible Study  - The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles provides rich insight into the working of God through the Holy Spirit to establish churches in cities large and small. We will see how Peter, Paul and others interacted with a sometimes hostile environment. It is this same Holy Spirit who breathes in us today.

We will be using the study guide Acts in the “N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides” series (date 2010). 

                     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:


Rosary Altar Society 

The Rosary Altar Society Mission

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.

On Thursday, July 12, the Society will host its 
Annual Luncheon at the Bridgeview Yacht Club, in Island Park
 For information and tickets, please contact

Cathy Golden (516) 431-1025 
New members are always welcome. If interested in joining, or to obtain additional information, please contact:  Bernadette at 516-897-1904   or   Betty at 516-608-8255

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 The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, more commonly known as the ‘RCIA’,  is a process for people who either want to learn about our  Catholic faith and traditions,  desire to become a Catholic,  or for those Baptized Catholics who wish to complete the sacraments. 

If you know of someone who is interested in becoming a Catholic,  or if you would like to become part of the RCIA team as a Spiritual Companion,   Sponsor,  Catechist, Prayer Partner or as an interested observer,  please call the Parish office at 432-0045.  


St. Ignatius Food Pantry

Our pantry is always in need of food in order to assist the needy in our community. The next time you go shopping please think of those who are less fortunate.  Please keep in mind the following:


Dishwasher Detergent

Laundry Detergent

Pasta sauce




As always thank you for your  generosity!! God Bless

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. There will be a donation envelope distribution this Sunday.  Please click for further details on this important parish organization.

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