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 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 18, 2018

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Fr. Donald


From Sister Diane! 

Weekly Homily On-Line 
View Father Donald's Homily 
"End of the World"
To view--->   Homily
Photo Events 
Photos of our recent activities and celebrations.
Volunteer Party
To view--> PHOTOS

                         Current Events
Thanksgiving Day
November 22, Mass at 9:00 a.m.

We will bless and distribute something for your Thanksgiving dinner.  We bring the prayer from our celebration of Eucharist to our homes!

Rosary Society
Annual Bake Sale
November 17-18 after the Masses

Youth Ministry Event (middle and high school)
Sunday, November 18- 5 p.m. in LBC Gym
Click for further details--> YOUTH

Bible Study
St. Luke -Acts of the Apostles
Sr. Diane will send upcoming meeting dates via email

Catholic Daughters
Monthly Meeting
Sunday Nov.25 after the '10' MCC

Long Beach Coat Drive 
Sunday December 2 - 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.

Fall Reading
"A Long Walk to Water
Thursday, Nov. 29-7:15 p.m. MCC
See below

Dig Into the Word 
Exploring the Sunday Readings 
Thursday, November 29-3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in MCC 

                                                                             (note: MCC-Msgr Cass Center)


Rosary Altar Society 
Bake Sale 
W/E of Nov. 17-18
After all masses
Msgr. Cass Center
22nd Annual Long Beach Coat Drive
Sunday Dec. 2 8:30 a.m.. to 1:30 p.m. 
Click here  for further details
 Letters to Military Personnel 
            and Hospitality Sunday

Thanks so much for all who came last weekend to write letters to our military personnel.  50 letters will be mailed to them!
Fall Reading
 “A Long Walk to Water”
by Linda Sue Park-

 We have 18 people signed up to read “A Long Walk to Water”.  Our conversation led by Sr. Diane will take place on Thursday, November 29, at 7:15 p.m., located in the Msgr. Cass Center.  There will be a freewill offering for waterforsouthsudan.org.

St. Ignatius Food Pantry

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the St. Ignatius Food Pantry is asking for donations to help those in need.  Gift cards are a huge help and allow us to buy turkeys and turkey breasts for those in the community.  We are also in need of other Thanksgiving items to fill the baskets.  Items are listed in order of necessity:  

Gift Cards, Mashed Potatoes, 
Vegetables, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Yams, Cranberry Sauce 

Thank you in advance for you tremendous generosity!



Bishop Andrzej is Coming Back to Long Beach

An Advent Evening of Prayer

Wednesday, December 12

7:30 p.m. - Church


Auxiliary Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski



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.

Fall Bible Study  - The Acts of the Apostles

St. Luke continues the story of the risen Jesus who will now extend His reign through the apostles and others to the furthest reaches of the Roman Empire. The mysterious presence of Jesus haunts the whole story of Acts.
We are 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 

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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