Adult Faith Formation

dsc_0067Lay Carmelite Community 3rd Order

This community follows the Charisms of Carmel – prayer, ministry, and community – thus witnessing to the Christian community within the Church and the world. Members meet twice monthly and commit themselves to daily prayer and the sacramental life of the church. To become a member, one must be at least 17 years old, be a practicing Catholic who feels called to live more strongly his/her Baptismal vocation. Contact Andrea Waldron, Director at 516-876-2505.

Parish Advent Lessons & Carols

Advent is a beautiful scriptural and spiritual preparation time when faith-filled people wait in joyful anticipation for the coming of Jesus Christ. The combined choirs of Our Lady of Peace offer a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on the third Sunday of Advent. This service consists of scriptural readings along with hymns or anthems that tell the story of Advent.

Parish Lenten Mission

A mission is a special time of grace for everyone in the parish. It is a time to focus on the unconditional love God has for each of us through the suffering, death, and resurrection of His only Son. It is a time to deepen and nurture our special relationship with our Loving God in preparation for the Triduum, the holiest time of the church year. The mission offers a time for prayer and reflection with an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Lenten Mission for 2007 will be held on March 26, 27, and March 28, 2007 in Our Lady of Peace Church.

Thursday Mornings of Spirituality

A different topic of our Catholic faith is discussed each month. Topics to be covered include, prayer, Gifts of the Spirit, journaling, ordinary saints, and little known people of the Bible. This group gathers after the 9:00AM Mass in the Parish House on Nieman Avenue. For additional information please contact, Sr. Jo Ann Bonauro at 516-599-6414 x149.

Women’s Annual Retreat

This event began in 2005 and is held in the fall at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, NY. The retreat program begins with dinner on Friday night and concludes with Liturgy at the 12:30pm Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church on Sunday. The retreat consists of presentations, communal prayer, time for silent meditation, reflection, conversation, and Liturgy. Past presenters have been Sr. Jo Ann Bonauro SC, Pastoral Associate at Our Lady of Peace and Irene Rush-Nolan, Associate at St. Ignatius Retreat House.  Please contact Sr. Jo Ann Bonauro at 516-599-6414 x149 for details.

Women’s Spirituality Group

This is an opportunity for the women of the Parish to meet monthly for an evening of prayer, reflection, and conversation centered on our Catholic faith. For additional information regarding meeting dates, time, and location, please contacts Sr. Jo Ann Bonauro at 516-599-6414 x149.