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 
Gaudete Sunday

 December 16, 2018

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Fr. Donald



From Sister Diane! 

Sr. Diane

Please click on each of the above for the statement and Sr. Diane's review 
of the ways the money is spent in the parish!

Weekly Homily On-Line 
View Father Donald's Advent Homily 
December 16
To view--->   Homily
Photo Events 
Photos of our recent activities and celebrations.
Volunteer Party
To view--> PHOTOS

                        Current Calendar

Dig Into the Word 
Exploring the Sunday Readings 
Thursday, December 20-3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in MCC 

Blessing of Nativity Figures
 December 15-16 - All Weekend masses

Christmas Caroling with Deacon Bob
Saturday, December 22 after the 5 p.m. Mass
Carol   <- click

March for Life

Friday, January 18, Washington, DC, and 
Prayer Time in St. Ignatius Martyr Church  

                                                                           (note: MCC-Msgr Cass Center)

Christmas Eve Family Liturgy 
4:00 p.m., December 24

St. Ignatius Martyr Parish celebrates a Family Mass at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve . Children in grades 3, 4, and 5 from LBCRS and the Parish Religious Education Program will be invited to participate at different points during the Mass. Sr. Diane will distribute a flyer / permission slip with more information to the children in these grades. There will be only one rehearsal. Questions? Contact Sr. Diane at 432-0045, ext. 12, or via email dcmorgan@optonline.net. 

Blessing of Home Nativity Figures
December 15 - 16

At all the Masses on December 15 - 16, you are invited to bring the infant or another figure from your home nativity set. At each Mass these figures will be blessed. This prayer includes praying for your family and all who father in your household during the Christmas Season.
Parish Outreach
Christmas-Adopt a Family

Please contact Tim Murphy at (516) 432-0045, ext 14, if you are interested in adopting a Long Beach family in need this Christmas.
Christmas Caroling
December 22 after the 5:00 p.m. mass

Refer to our flyer for all the details including the Long Beach Trolley.
click-> CAROL

St. Ignatius Martyr

The St. Ignatius Martyr Outreach Program will be accepting gift card donations to stores like Kohl’s and supermarkets to distribute to families in need for Christmas. Please donate your gift cards in the box in the front right of the Church. Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.



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.
Our sessions begin on Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Msgr. Cass Center. 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   Betty at 516-608-8255

                                     Click for Rosary 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                          


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