United in prayer and action, may we become a visible sign of God’s love.
Parish Outreach Hours-
Our regular hours are:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
and Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Should you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call us at 631.567.1995 during those times. If you cannot get through, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note that our email has changed to email@example.com
We NEED (for each one):
Box (8-12 oz) of Instant Potatoes
1 bottle (46-64 oz.) of Juice
1 box/bag (12-13 oz.) of Stuffing Mix
1 24 ounce jar of Applesauce
2 cans of Corn AND 2 cans of Green Beans
2 cans of Cranberry Sauce 2 cans of Gravy (any flavor)
2 cans of Fruit
1 box Cake Mix or Brownie Mix
1 box of Jello AND 1 box of pudding
1 box of Corn Muffin Mix
1 small box of Tea Bags (20)
1 Gift Certificate to local Grocery Store ($20 –50)
CHRISTMAS HELP NEEDED:
Delivery of Christmas Food and Gifts We will gather at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, Dec. 11th then deliver the bags afterward. Please contact the Outreach Office At 631.567.1997 if you are able to give a few hours of your time at (leave your name and number). Thanks.
The Bob Walther Food Pantry of St. John Nepomucene PSM/Outreach remains open to any family needing food who resides in Bohemia, Oakdale or West Sayville, without regard to religious affiliation. Currently, the Food Pantry is open:
Tuesday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Food Pantry Needs (in order of greatest need):
NON-PERISHABLE FOODS and SUPPLIES
(Please leave on the carts in the lobby of the church, 9am – 9pm daily,
or bring to Outreach Tue-Wed-Thurs 10 am – 3 pm)
Mac & Cheese
Juice boxes or pouches
Green Beans, Peas and Carrots, Mixed Veggies
Individual beverages (8-20 ounces):
water, seltzer, juice, sports drink, iced tea, sodaIndividual Snacks
PERISHABLE FOODS (Please drop off at Outreach T-W-Th 10 am – 3 pm)
Ground beef OR ground turkey in 1-lb. packages
Fresh veggies, such as carrots, onions, celery, potatoes etc.
We are providing contactless, curbside pick-up whenever the Pantry is open, and delivery on Thursday mornings for families without transportation, those who are over 65 or anyone with an underlying medical condition. We need to hear from families by Wednesdays at 12 noon if they wish delivery. We could not continue this work without the amazing numbers of parishioners who have stepped up to volunteer. Thank you for enabling us to help so many so fully.
“Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are.” – St. John Chrysostom
Donations were recently made to Parish Outreach and Witness Housing in memory of the following deceased loved ones:
Edward H. Bergeron
Fr. Hugh Cannon
Karilyn Zurick Drago
Kathy and Dick Freiburger
Edwin J. Howard
Fr. Robert McIntyre,
SJ Helen T. Rocco
Let us keep them and their families in our prayer.
- From Us to You
I may sound like a broken record, but every day my prayers are FILLED with abundant gratitude for ALL that our you, our volunteers and parishioners, are doing to support this ministry; your contributions of time, presence, funds, gift cards, baked goods, homemade soups, fresh produce and non-perishable items for the pantry allow us to serve so many in need. We could not continue this essential work without every bit of your support. Truly, your contributions are an expression of God’s merciful presence, and a sign of your own good, compassionate hearts. Truly, you touch me by your overwhelming generosity. Thank you for enabling us to serve so many so faithfully and so generously.
- From Us to Our Corporate Sponsors
We are also grateful to members of the wider community, especially our corporate sponsors, for the ways you empower us to serve those in greatest need among us, including:
Black Denim Crew
Bohemia Historical Society (November Food Drive)
Boy Scout Troop 76
Connetquot Teachers Association
Giunta’s Meat Farms
Knights of Columbus, Sunrise Council
Modern Italian Bakery
Panetta Physical Therapy
Pilot Club of Greater Long Island
The Transport Workers Union Local 252
In July, Suffolk County launched a new program to help address the urgent food needs of homebound/non-mobile persons, that is those who are without ANY access to transportation. All you do is:
- Call 311, if you are in need of food and without any access to transportation;
- Monday – Friday
- 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Be prepared to answer a few questions as part of 311’s assessment.
- Be ready, when approved, to receive a box of non-perishable food with 24-30 hours of your request.
- Be assured that food will be delivered to your residence without contact.
- Remain confident that your information will remain confidential.
During this difficult time, there may be added stresses on one’s mental health that may require professional intervention. So I offer the following resources available in Suffolk County. All inquiries are kept confidential, and many are now offered without requiring in-person visits.
First, see the website of Suffolk County:
- RESPONSE Hotline: (631) 751-7500
- Islip Hotline: (631) 277-4700
- Association for Mental Health and Wellness: (631) 471-7242
- Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services:
Open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday : (631) 853-8500
- Family Service League – DASH hotline: 631) 952-3333
- For Information and services regarding Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation: 631) 434-6100
St. John Nepomucene Church
1140 Locust Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716