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their families and usually are sending money home to support family while working very low-paying jobs. We as a nation are also facing a time when many of those working will retire. Increased immigration seems the only way that we will be able to have enough workers to maintain our way of life. Our diocese and our national Church have gone on record to insist that the US provide legal status for all workers in the country along with legal protections on the job and access to permanent residency and citizenship. In the midst of this, Long Island has seen the growth of ugly anti-immigrant groups who are actively resisting immigrants and have committed acts of violence against immigrants. Our experience of living in the midst of this xenophobia requires us to speak out and to stand up. The second Sunday of Lent is intended to recall us to the biblical imperative to do justly to the stranger living and working in our midst. On Thursday, February 12, Canon Juan Oliver has invited the clergy to a Clergy Day at Mercer to prepare for Immigration Sunday. It will include a look at the Sunday Propers with this theme in mind, suggestions about guest speakers and developing speakers from within the congregation, updates on the status of immigration legislation and access to immigration services for members of the Diocese. Lunch will be served. The day will close with evensong and a workshop for lay leaders over a light dinner. We, the members of Christ `s Church must support and protect the stranger in our midst. People will "come from the east and west and from the north and south and sit at the table in the Kingdom of God". Let us prepare to focus on this mystery in our worship March 7th.


Immigration Sunday Scheduled For March 7

By Brother John George, SSF

The 137th Convention of the Diocese of Long Island, with the strong support of Bishop Walker, designated the Second Sunday of Lent, March 7, as Immigration Sunday throughout the diocese. Parishes are asked to focus worship, preaching, and adult and children's education on the concerns and experience of immigrants. Most Americans, with the exception of Native Americans, come from immigrant stock. Our forbears were born someplace other than the United States. This experience provides a rich story of lives of faith within every congregation. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate our diversity as a church. Many members of our diocese are recent immigrants, struggling to build family lives under the pressure that comes with being recently arrived. For some it involves learning a language. For all it means learning about new institution such as schools, health care, employment policies as well as living in a new culture. This would be enough of a reason for a parish to celebrate and recall the immigrant experience. Many people worshiping in the parishes of the diocese each week are undocumented. In the US at the moment many people are coming to work to assist in building the country who are not being granted legal status and are therefore living as undocumented peoples. America needs these workers in our homes, in our restaurants, caring for our gardens, growing and processing our food. For these individuals immigration holds particular challenges. People are fearful of being identified and deported. People are working at jobs where there are no legal protections as to working conditions or wages. People have little access to healthcare. People are separated from

Arrivederci: Friends and colleagues gathered for a farewell luncheon honoring retiring Nassau Archdeacon and Deputy for Episcopal Administration John A. Greco.The gala event, celebrating his 36 years of service to the diocese, was held in December at the Garden City Hotel . In top photo, he shares a moment with diocesan staff members Nancy Ludwig, Linda Malvin and Violet deLagarde. In lower photo, with former Suffolk Archdeacon John Madden, his wife Gail, who is diocesan coordinator for Episcopal Relief and Development, and Bishop Walker, who hosted the luncheon.


Delegate Certificates for the 2004 Diocesan Convention have been mailed to all rectors and priests-in- charge. The canonical deadline for their return is March 15, 2004. Vestries and Bishop's Committees should schedule the election of their delegates at their next meeting and ensure that the certificates are properly completed and returned to the diocesan office by the deadline. This will ensure that all delegates receive convention material in a timely manner.

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Job Fairs For Camp DeWolfe

February 8 at Church of St. Mark, Brooklyn. 718-756-6607. February 15 at All Saints' Church, Sunnyside, Queens. 718- 784- 8031. March 6 at St. Margaret's, Plainview. 516-692-5268. March 7 at Camp DeWolfe, Wading River. 631-929-4325. Open Houses at the camp for prospective families will be offered on March 7, May 2 and June 6. March 7 is also a Job Fair.

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Diocesan Altar Guild Lenten Quiet Day

The Diocesan Altar Guild will hold a Lenten Quiet Day with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Monday, February 23 at the Mercer School in Garden City. The conductor and celebrant will be the Rev. Christopher L. David, rector of St. Mark's, Westhampton Beach. The day will begin at 10:00 am with The popular television series Law and Order proudly trumpets that its story line is ripped from the headlines. Let me see if I can rip a headline or two out of the current news before Sam Waterson and Company begin acting them out. Fire House Brawl. Once again we have been reminded of the power of words ­ especially when they are used to demean or depict one as less than the other. One look at Fire Officer Walsh's face is a powerful antithesis to the old saying, "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." Apparently words did hurt not only him but also the entire chain of command that participated in the Tottenville Fire House cover-up. As more is revealed about firehouse culture and norms, we are challenged and reminded that respecting the dignity of every human being includes watching our words especially around our children. Pop Icon's 55 Hour Marriage. Perhaps her lyrics revealed more about Brittany Spears than some of her distasteful fashion statements. Singing "I'm Not Too Innocent", Spears and long time friend Justin somebody wed and unwed during a scant 55 hour period. What makes this event all the more distasteful to me is its timing. As many of our brothers and sisters within the Church call for exploratory studies of the effect of gay civil unions and gay marriage on the deterioration of society, the discussion needs to be expanded to include the ramifications of heterosexual couples making a travesty of the sacrament of marriage. Our impressionable children who worship many of these pop icons need to be reminded that loving your neighbor as yourself is more than a 55 hour proposition. registration and coffee and will continue until about 2:00 pm. Attendees are requested to bring a sandwich for lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided. The Quiet Day is open to all; altar guild members are encouraged to bring friends. For further information, call Joan Derle at 631- 499-8234.

Brooklyn Archdeaconry ECW News

The Episcopal Church Women of the Archdeaconry of Brooklyn look forward to a program of trips, arts and crafts workshops and fellowship in 2004. Under the leadership of Jennifer Carroll they begin the year with an informational meeting on February 21 at St. John's, Fort Hamilton at 10:00 am. On May 1 they will embark on a tour of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The Annual Meeting will be held on September 18, hosted by All Saints' Church, Brooklyn. It will also be an ingathering of baby and back to school items for FCS. The ECW Board will meet on October 18 at Emmanuel Church at 12 noon. The final event of the year will be a visit to Bishop Hucles Nursing Home on December 4 at 10:00 am.

General Theological Seminary Offers Learning Opportunities

This February, The General Theological Seminary (GTS) is seeking to make theological study available to a whole new audience of students and busy New Yorkers. In addition to newly instituted afternoon and evening courses, the Seminary is offering an innovative lecture series specifically designed to give newcomers an overview of theological study at the graduate level. Participants will experience first-hand the richness and breadth of what GTS offers all full-time and part-time students- lay people as well as the clergy. On five successive Thursday nights beginning February 12, explorations of theology and the Episcopal Church will be presented by members of the Seminary's distinguished faculty, with ample discussion time afterward--all at a fraction of the cost of a single course: just $175 for the entire series. The fields of Church History, Scripture, Christian Spirituality, Liturgy and Church Music are all showcased in the five evenings which not only look back to discover the roots of the modern church and current theologies but, as importantly, also examine emerging thought and practice in today's church. Those committed to undertaking a degree in theology but whose major obstacle is the time commitment required by a traditional program will want to consider General's recently established flexible part-time Master of Arts program. It offers late- afternoon and evening study with flexible scheduling and a pace that is individualized for each student. For those who seek day- long opportunities for spiritual enrichment, the Seminary's Center for Christian Spirituality offers Saturday Quiet Days on Feb. 7 and April 17 from 10am to 3pm addressing topics related to the spiritual life through meditation, quiet reflection, prayer and other spiritual practices. A light lunch is provided and a $10 donation is requested. Two of the Seminary's annual lectures are also upcoming, the first on Feb. 17 by Fr. Martin Smith and the second by Prof. Mary C. Boys on March 9. More detailed information on the fivepart lecture series, the flexible M.A. program, the Seminary's quiet days, and the annual lectures may be found on the GTS website, All offerings take place on the Seminary's historic campus, Chelsea Square, located in one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods. This full city block is often cited as one of the most beautiful oases of tranquility in the city. Educational opportunities at GTS are within the context of a learning community that invites and welcomes participation in daily worship where faith is nurtured and fed. In addition to visiting the website, interested persons can phone Ms. Toni Daniels at 212-243-5150.

(The Right Reverend) Orris George Walker, Jr. V11 Bishop of Long Island .

Letter to the Editor

Greetings from Central New York, where it's snowing (again) and where the temperature dropped to -22 F the night before last. It's supposed to go to -25 tonight, and old-timers are piling snow around the foundations of their buildings. But folks around here don't think they live in "upstate" New York; that territory begins around Watertown. And wherever you find yourself, you're not in the snow belt; it's always somewhere to the north of any given point. Mainly, I write to express my thanks to Fr. Mark Clevenger for his provocativetale of "Monks and Mushrooms" (January 2004 DOMINION), though I confess I got a bit derailed in mid-story. I was engrossed by the image of these worthies rocketing off to preserve their own hides, while their "beloved" monastery cat writhed in her supposed death agony. (I take it they weren't Franciscans!) Did the original teller (or inventor) of the story exclaim at this point "An woojabuleeve . . .."? Other thoughts injected themselves: Did no one notice that the cat was pregnant? Did anyone consider having her spayed? But, finally, I got back on the stewardship line, and remembered something thatJim Vaz,from St. James', Brookhaven,once said. He grew up in Jamaica, and the headmaster of his school used to tell the boys "Cast your bread upon the waters, and whole bakeries will come floating back." Best blessings, Noreen Mooney+ Calvary, McDonough


Vol. 15, No. 2 February, 2004 The Diocese of Long Island The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., Bishop Marcia Yeates, Editor The DOMINION/Episcopal Life is prepared by the Diocese of Long Island, 36 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY, 11530, and published by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, Inc. (ISSN 1050-0057). . Postmaster: Send address changes to Episcopal Life, P.O. Box 1337, Bellmawr, NJ 08099-1337 ISSN:1050-0057 Send Articles, Parish Stories, Letters to The Editor 36 Cathedral Avenue Garden City, NY 11530 NOT LATER THAN February 7 , 2004 INCLUSION IN THE NEXT ISSUE. Fax# 516-248-1616 E-mail: [email protected]

Parish Administrators' Meeting

Parish Administrators of the diocese will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 10 at the Cathedral House in Garden City at 10:00 am. Discussion will include a follow up on "How to Outline a Job Description" and further instruction on the correct ways of gathering membership statistics. The December meeting provided information on time management, unemployment insurance, health benefits and pension plans as well as stewardship of self and the theology of the position (ministry). Linda Hay talked to the group about her certification program in Church Business Administration. All parish administrators are welcome to attend the meetings. For further information, call Marla Wills at 516- 746-2955 or Linda Hay at 6331665-0051, ext. 14. E-mail [email protected]

Clergy Day To prepare for Immigration Sunday Mercer School Thursday, February 12

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FCS Brings Joy To Over 1000 Children Franciscan Day of Reflection Lenten Retreat February 27 to 29, 2004

Friday, 5:00 pm until Sunday,2:00 pm Conducted by Br. Clark Berge, SSF Making a retreat during Lent is a traditional way of preparing oneself for Easter. This retreat will look at the times and situations in our lives when we feel furthest from God and our families and friends. These are the times when we are actually closest to God, perhaps even being carried by God. There will be time for silence, as well as shared conservation. $150 requested donation: scholarships available.

Call 631- 473 0553 0r E-mail [email protected] for reservations. Little Portion Friary 48 Old Post Road, PO Box 399, Mount Sinai, NY 11766.

By Stephanie Delaporte

Once again, the annual Family Consultation Service (FCS) Adopt-AFamily Christmas party was a smashing success. The event began, as it usually does, with a service at the Cathedral. Bishop Michel, a former FCS Board member, served as celebrant and homilist. His words came from the heart and were very inspiring. After the service, some 244 persons gathered in the Cathedral House for lunch and a Chinese Auction, a joyous occasion. Christmas is always a wonderful excuse for a party, but when over 1,000 needy children are provided with Christmas presents by "strangers", it is a true cause for celebration. This year more than 115 parishes, groups and individuals were the "strangers" who played Santa Claus to the children whose families are involved in various FCS programs. These children may not know us, the people who shopped and wrapped for them, but they do know that someone cares. Every year the number of families and children needing help increases. But FCS and the "strangers' such as you, will always be there for them. This is one of God's gifts to little children.

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Now that the Christmas trees and decorations have been put away, we next anticipate Lent. This is a time when it is most appropriate to look beyond ourselves and address the needs of others in a compassionate and disciplined manner. ER-D comes to mind ­ no surprise! If you don't already have a copy of ER-D's Gifts For Life catalog, call 1.800.334.7626, ext. 5129, and request a few to share at your church. Gifts can be for growing food, providing health care, or earning a living to get out of poverty. Gift costs range from $ 20 for one person to get emergency food assistance to $4,200 for tools and seeds for one village of 60 families. Check it out. Your church, church group or family can pool resources and make a big difference in people's lives. A big Thank You to Holy Trinity Church, Greenport, for an undesignated gift of $1000.00. Thank you, also to St. Mark's Church, Westhampton Beach, for an undesignated gift of $2000.00 Earthquake Victims in Iran Emergency relief efforts continue in the ancient city of Bam, Iran after a deadly earthquake struck on December 26. Episcopal Relief and Development is working to help people caught in the disaster. CNN reports at least 25,000 people are dead after being buried under homes and buildings made from mud bricks. Almost half of the city's population of 80,000 may be dead, according to the Associated Press. The situation is especially critical for tens of thousands of people left homeless as winter weather sets in and temperatures drop below freezing. Episcopal Relief and Development's initial emergency funds will provide emergencies supplies such as tents, blankets, water, and medicine. ERD will continue to assess critical needs on the ground through our partner agencies. ERD is accepting donations for the Iran Earthquake Fund. Make a contribution using a credit card online at or by calling (800) 334-7626, ext. 5129. Donations can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief and Development, P.O. Box. 12043, Newark, NJ 07101. ERD asks people to pray for those affected by this tragedy. Please visit for updates. The following letter has gone out to our donors. If you are a donor of record, you will also receive this: In the ancient citadel of Bam, Iran, over 28,000 people are feared dead and many more injured after a massive earthquake devastated the entire city on December 26. Thousands of children and their families are homeless and struggling to find food, clean water, and shelter from near-freezing temperatures. Officials fear the death toll could reach 40,000. Please help save lives and alleviate suffering today. Go to!

December 30, 2003 Dear Friend, At this very moment tens of thousands of children and their families in Iran are struggling to survive. News agencies report that 70 percent of the homes were destroyed and nearly half the population of Bam might be dead following a killer earthquake that struck the city last Friday. Two of the city's hospitals have collapsed. Electricity and water supplies remain cut off in areas of Bam. As rescue teams search through rubble for signs of life, survivors struggle to find water, food, and shelter. Critical life-saving supplies are needed immediately. Because of caring donors, Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency funds for critical supplies such as food, clean water, blankets, and tents. We will continue to respond as additional funds become available. Please give generously today. Help us rush emergency aid to devastated families. Here's what your gifts can do: $20 will provide life-sustaining food for at least one person. $80 will provide food and clean water for a family of four. $125 will provide emergency survival supplies for a family of four. All gifts are tax-deductible. Remember to pray for the families who have been devastated by this tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have lost everything. Give today and send hope to people caught in the midst of this crisis. Your gift can save lives and help alleviate suffering today. To make a donation to the Iran Earthquake Fund using your credit card, call (800) 3347626, ext. 6113 or go online to You can also mail a contribution to: Episcopal Relief and Development, c/o Iran Earthquake Fund, P.O. Box 12043, Newark, NJ, 07101. Yours in Christ, Sandra Swan, President Reconciliation and Trauma Recovery: More than 30 million people are forced to flee their homes every year because of war, civil unrest, and persecution. The nature of war has changed profoundly. At the turn of the 20th century, only 5% of war casualties were civilians. Today, that number is closer to 90% - and the majority of the victims are women and children. Where will the future generations come from? News briefs are courtesy of ER-D. For more information about ER-D and its activity, visit the website: Contributions should be sent to: ERD, PO Box 12043, Newark, NJ 071015043. Questions or comments may be addressed to me: Gail Madden, ERD Diocesan Coordinator Box 398, Laurel, NY 11948-0398 or telephone:631-298-8831


Boy Scout News

By Ed Sholander

Is Scouting of Interest to You? A scouting unit within your church can be a positive activity ot only for the church, but also for youth and adults. The aims and purposes of the Scouting programs provide many opportunities for offering character enhancing aspects to traditional church education. We see that some families become members of a church through contacts made with a religious organization that is providing services to their young family members. Scouting is built upon a principle that all youth can learn to do progressively more difficult activities and thus succeed and excel. Perhaps this is the most significant aspect of scouting as it is a program for the community that corresponds to the mission of the church. A scouting program indicates to all that the church is definitely reaching out to the community and to youth. A scouting unit offers the church another religious oriented education program for youth, especially with the God and COuntry religious emblems program. This article has been excerpted from the relationships division newsletter of the Boy Scouts of America. For further information, contact Ed Sholander at 516- 483-1632 or e-mail: [email protected]

Franciscan Day of Reflection

Food Pantries, Hunger and You

Share stories and learn how to treat hunger in a faith context. Cosponsored by the University of the Poor School of Theology

Saturday, February 21, 2004 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. All day workshop. Lunch provided

Who should come: Clients of food programs Volunteers in food programs Clergy of all faiths Members of congregations of all faiths Anyone who wats to end hunger

Cost: Free will donation requested Call 631-473-0553 to register. Little Portion Friary 48 Old Post Road, PO Box 399, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766.

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Music Of The Christian East At Cathedral of the Incarnation

Music of The Christian East with the Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir will be presented at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on Sunday, February 15 at 4:00 pm. The Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir was formed in 1997 as a missionary and educational group, drawing members from the Orthodox Church in America's New Jersey Deanery. It has evolved to include choir directors and singers from Orthodox parishes throughout the metropolitan area. The choir's music witnesses to the range of the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church and is representative of the major stylistic periods of Russian church music. The ensemble is directed by Aleksei Shipovalnikov, who was born in Rostov on the Don, Russia, and emigrated to the United States in 1990. The son of a priest and choir director, he served as artistic director and manager of the Moscow State University University Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir. He has also conducted in West Germany and Poland, establishing a reputation for innovative programming. Requested donation for the concert is $15.00 general seating; $5.00 high school and college students. Children under 13 admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by series subscription.

St. Peter's Day School Adopts a Family

Fourth Rector Elected At Holy Trinity

Parishioners at Holy Trinity Church in Hicksville welcomed their new rector on January 4 at the Sunday services. The Rev. Joan Grimm Fraser, fourth rector of Holy Trinity, assumed her duties on January 1, 2004. Ordained in 1977 by Bishop John Harris Burt of the Diocese of Ohio, she had most recently been serving as priest assistant at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. She had also served in churches in North Carolina and Colorado She and her husband, Ross, who is Director of Graduate Student Housing at Columbia University, have taken up residence at the Holy Trinity rectory in Hicksville.

Students at St. Peter's Day School in Bay Shore participated in the Annual FCS AdoptA-Family program. They enjoyed a visit from St. Nicholas (the Very Rev. James DaltonThompson, rector of Church of the Ascension, Rockville Centre) who blessed the gifts they had donated. Shown with St. Nicholas are (l-r) Mrs. Linda Hay, Parish Administrator at St. Peter's; students Jonathon Mazza, JohnPaul Cantalino and Sara Seaquist.

News From Camp DeWolfe

By Kathleen Loomis-Ward

Mardi Gras Carnival at St. George's, Hempstead

The Episcopal Church Women of St. George's, Hempstead will hold their annual Mardi Gras Carnival on Saturday, February 21 at 7:00 pm at the church, 319 Front Street in Hempstead. Costumes are welcome and prizes will be awarded for best costume. Food and fun are on the menu. Donation is $35.00 for adults and $10.00 for children ages 4 to 17. For further information, call 516-4832771. . Augustine's, Brooklyn priest-in-charge and Mr. Joseph H. Waterman is Master of Music at St. Augustine's. The church is located at 4301 Avenue D in Brooklyn. For further information, call the church office at 718-629- 0959.

Concert at St.

The Bethune-Cookman College Inspirational Gospel Choir will appear in concert at St. Augustine's Church in Brooklyn on Sunday, February 29 at 4:00 pm. Ervin Ross, Jr. is coordinator of the choir. The Rev. Howard K. Williams is

Almost New Shop Thrives At Christ Church, Manhasset

Winter Camp this year had the theme of "Jesus, Gift of Light, Love and Peace". It was held from December 29 through 31. Campers, parents and staff included: Rosalina Lopez, Kathleen Ward, Dvon Burchette, Scott and John Sherlock, Jon Boatswain, Karon and Tonya Hawkins, Patrick Morrison, Keisha Johns, Jill and Kerry Netusil. Camp DeWolfe salutes alumnus Jon Morrison (counselor, challenge course and canoeing instructor from 1999 to 2001 and a parishioner at St. George's Church in Brooklyn) who recently visited us while on leave from Iraq where he is serving as an Army Nurse. We thank God for his safety and service as we pray for world peace. JOB FAIRS Friends of the camp, youth leaders, teachers, alumni and camp families are being asked to help to recruit a great summer staff by publicizing and visiting job fairs in the four archdeaconries. Positions available include : Nurse/ EMTs, Counselors, Supervisors, Waterfront Staff, Support Staff, Chaplain and Program . They are open to young adults as well as retirees. The camp will sponsor qualified individuals for specialized training. Participate in an exciting ministry that will make a difference in a child's life and your own. Please call the church office for directions and times of the Job Fairs. February 8 at Church of St. Mark, Brooklyn. 718-756-6607. February 15 at All Saints' Church, Sunnyside, Queens. 718- 784- 8031. March 6 at St. Margaret's, Plainview. 516-692-5268. March 7 at Camp DeWolfe, Wading River. 631-929-4325. Open Houses for prospective families will be offered on March 7, May 2 and June 6. March 7 is also a Job Fair.

Volunteers at the Almost New Shop at Christ Church, Manhasset arrange some of the fashions available at the newly refurbished store. Located at 1351 Northern Boulevard (the old rectory on the church property), the shop reatures seasonal clothing for men, women and children, accessories, gifts, toys and household items. Manager of the shop is Patricia Cantelmi of Port Washington. It is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. There is ample parking on the church grounds. For directions, call the shop at 516-365-4321


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1 12 16 18 21 22 25 29 10:15 am. Bp. Michel's Visit: St. Peter's, Bay Shore 10:00 am Clergy Day at Mercer School Presidents Day. Diocesan Offices Closed 1:00 pm. Standing Committee Meeting 4:00 pm. Diocesan-wide Confirmation at Cathedral of the Incarnation 11:00 am. Bp. Walker's Visit: St. John's, Park Slope, Brooklyn Ash Wednesday. Lent begins 10:00 am. Bp. Walker's Visit: Grace Church, Jamaica


1 Calvary & St. Cyprian's, Brooklyn 2 Christ Church, Bay Ridge 3 Christ Church, Cobble Hill 4 The Episcopal Day Schools of the Diocese of L.I. 5 Emmanuel Church, Brooklyn 6 Epiphany & St. Simon, Brooklyn 7 Grace Church, Brooklyn 8 Church of the Holy Apostles, Brooklyn 9 Holy Trinity Cluster of Central Suffolk 10 Church of the Holy Spirit, Brooklyn 11 Staff & Bd. of Directors of Episcopal Charities of L.I. 12 Church of the Nativity, Brooklyn 13 Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn 14 St. Alban's, Brooklyn 15 St. Andrew's, Brooklyn 16 The Retired Clergy of the Diocese 17 St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 18 St. Augustine's, Brooklyn 19 St. Barnabas', Brooklyn 20 St. Bartholomew's, Brooklyn 21 St. Gabriel's, Brooklyn 22 Bishop Hucles Nursing Home, Brooklyn 23 St. George's, Brooklyn 24 St. John's, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn 24 St. John's, Park Slope, Brooklyn 26 St. Luke & St. Matthew, Brooklyn 27 The Bishop of Long Island 28 St. Lydia's, Brooklyn 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 St. Mark's, Brooklyn St. Mary's, Brooklyn St. Paul's, Carroll St., Brooklyn St. Paul's, Flatbush, Brooklyn St. Philip's, Dyker Heights, Brooklyn St. Philip's, MacDonough St., Brooklyn St. Stephen & St. Martin, Brooklyn Church of the Redeemer, Astoria St. Andrew's, Astoria St. George's, Astoria Parish Health Ministry Program All Saints', Bayside Retired Bishop & Retired Suffragan Bishop St. David's, Cambria Heights St. Paul's, College Point Grace Church, Corona Zion Church, Douglaston Church of the Resurrection, East Elmhurst St. James'. Elmhurst St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway St. George's, Flushing St. John's, Flushing St. Luke's, Forest Hills St. Margaret of Scotland, Fresh Meadows Trinity-St. Joseph, Flushing St. Gabriel's, Hollis St. Mark's, Jackson Heights Grace Church, Jamaica St. James the Less, Jamaica St. Stephen's, Jamaica


The Letters Dimissory of the Rev. Joan Grimm Fraser, from the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, have been pesented to and accepted by the Bishop, and the date of the record thereof is January 1, 2004. The Rev. Joan Grimm Fraser has been elected, with full approval of the Bishop, to be rector of Holy Trinity Church, Hicksville. She assumed her duties effective January 1, 2004.

Recovery Ministries Conference To Be Held in June on Cape Cod

Recovery Ministries, Inc of the Episcopal Church . will hold its annual Gathering in North Falmouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, from June 3 to June 5, 2004. The location is the Seacrest Conference Center and Resort on the Atlantic Ocean coast. The Gathering is designed to give all in attendance practical tools that can be implemented into recovery ministries in parishes and dioceses. Registration for the Gathering will be from 9:00 am to noon on June 3 followed by lunch at the hotel and a national information exchange in the afternoon . The registration fee is $195.00 and includes all meals, workshops, and special events. On the evening of June 3, there will be a 12-step Eucharist at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wareham. Celebrant will be Bishop Gayle Harris. This will be followed by a New England supper provided by the parishioners of the Good Shepherd. An open 12-step meeting will be held that night at the hotel. Friday, June 4 will feature workshops both morning and afternoon, with a clambake on the patio at 1 :00 pm. After supper that evening, the keynote address will be given by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas. She will also provide a workshop on Saturday morning before the Annual Meeting. The final Eucharist will be on the beach, weather permitting. For those staying overnight on Saturday, plans have been made to provide a bus to common cathedral in Boston to attend the weekly service held on Boston Common for homeless persons. There will also be a tour of the city and a meal at one of Boston's famous restaurants. The cost of rooms at Seacrest is $149.00 per room, or $74.50 for a double,approximately $45.00 per person for a triple. Reservations may be called in to 1-800-225-3110. For more information about the Gathering, call Joyce Hofstra, chair, at 508533-6378. To contact Recovery Ministries, call 1- 800-306-1542 or e-mail: [email protected]

Labyrinth Walk

Thursday, February 5, 2004

Walk: 7:00 pm Weather permitting Potluck Dinner 7:00 pm Prayer Service 8:45 pm

All Welcome! Little Portion Friary 48 Old Post Road. PO Box 399, Mount Sinai, NY 11766

Reservations: 631- 473-0553. Fax: 631 473-9434. Website: S-S- E-mail [email protected]

Office Hours: Tues. thru Sat. 9 am to 1 pm. Open to guests Tuesday thru Saturday.

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St. Mark's Day School Seeks Principal

St. Mark's Day School in Brooklyn is seeking a principal to provide leadership for approximately 546 students in nursery through eighth grade. The candidate must be an Anglican/ Priest. The ideal candidate will possess a broad base of knowledge coupled with educational credentials and administrative experience. Skills and personal qualities needed: * Knowledge of educational matters; e.g., evaluation and assessment techniques, strategic planning, curriculum development and implementation; *Visionary leadership (risk taking, initiative); *Accountability for student achievement; planning, organizing and administration of academic programs in accordance with state statutes and Dept. of Education requirements; * Cultural and ethnic awareness; *Communication with Head Master, Board, parents, families and students; *Teamwork and power sharing; *Knowledge of technology to improve classroom instruction and administrative functions; *Maintenance of discipline to ensure a safe and orderly school environment; *Dedication to optimal student learning, parental involvement and professional development for faculty; * Ability to set performance standards; * Organizational and fiscal management skills and ability to enhance the school profile in the community. Please forward resume as soon as possible to: Dr. Lucille Cole Thomas, President, Board of Trustees, St. Mark's Day School, 1184 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Fax: 718-953-9454 .E-mail: [email protected]

Deacon Belasco Honored By NYC

Deacon Betty Belasco of the Diocese of Long Island was recently honored by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York for her pastoral work at Memorial Park, where the unidentified remains of 9/11 victims are stored, pending DNA investigation. Families come to the park, bringing flowers, letters, mementoes of their loved ones. In addition to ministering to those families, the nine chaplains there offer support to the workers at the Medical Examiner 's Office. Deacon Belasco previously served as a chaplain at Ground Zero until its closing. In her citation, she was praised for her work " under the most difficult of circumstances to share experience of pain, loss, despair and grief. Working within the multi faith Chaplaincy Program she prayed with those of all faiths and stood by as silent witness and support with those of no faith. Performing this work for years after others had left, she has continued a vigil of prayer and presence, maintaining the dignity so essential at the site of the sacred unidentified remains of so many lost." The citation was signed by Charles Hirsch, Chief Medical Examiner; Betsee Parker and Charles T.H. Flood, Head Chaplains.

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