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 
Easter Sunday

 April 21, 2019

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Fr. Donald

From Sister Diane! 


Weekly Homily On-Line 
View Deacon Bob's Homily 
Easter Sunday's Thoughts
April 21
To view--->   Homily 
Photo Events 
Photos of our recent activities and celebrations.
See the Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast

To view--> PHOTOS

"Thoughts From the Tower" Archives 
We will be publishing some of Father Donald's Archived Tower articles.  If you are interested in revisiting them, please click below.  The following articles are currently available:
*Father's recent 3 part series that addresses common misunderstandings of Catholic belief on "Life" issues

                        Current Calendar

Dig Into the Word
Explore the Sunday Readings
Thursday, April 25, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
in MCC

Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday April 28 2:30 p.m. St. Ignatius Church

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday April 28 after the '10'

ALPHA Continues
Thursday, May 2  6:30 p.m. in LBCRS Gym
Please view the attached article and application:-> ALPHA

Rosary Altar Society Events for 2019
View events by clicking --->ROSARY

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Divine Mercy Sunday 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 
2:30 p.m. 
The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Martyr Church on Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. To prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday, all are encouraged to pray the Divine Mercy Novena which will begin and made available on April 19, Good Friday.

May 5 - 4:00 – 5:30

Interfaith Assn of Greater Long Beach

On Sunday May 5th from 4:00 - 5:30pm at LBCRS gym the Interfaith Association of Greater Long Beach will sponsor a program, the second of a series entitled "One Earth, Many Traditions," on care for the environment. A talk by the Rev. Stephanie McDyre Johnson, pastor of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Riverside, Connecticut will be given entitled "Transforming Hearts in a Changing Climate". All are welcome. For additional information please contact Sr. Diane at 432-0045 ext 12.

                                       What is Alpha? 

Alpha is an opportunity for adults to explore life and faith in a friendly, open, and
informal atmosphere, using 3 key elements:  food, a short video, and discussion.

Seven Thursday evenings and one Saturday
Where: Long Beach Catholic Regional School Gymnasium
When: Thursdays, March 21, 28; April 4, 11; May 2, 9, 16,
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
AND one Saturday - May 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Click for application--> ALPHA

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, and ask for Sr. Diane.


                     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 

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  

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                          


Some Interesting Items on the Web!

Parish E-Mail

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Feb 23, 2019, 3:51 PM