The annual Volunteer Luncheon, held at Bishop John R. McGann Hall, #564 in Bayshore, was an opportunity for the staff of the Life Center to thank our volunteers for contributing their time and talents, without which we would not be able to serve and educate clients and our communities. Everyone enjoyed the delicious food from Mama Sbarros of Deer Park. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Council #564 for the generous use of their beautiful hall. Congratulations to the Gospel of Life Award Recipients, Linda Digiacomo and Margie Reilly from the Deer Park Center and Anne DeGennaro and Louise O’Connor from the Masspequa Center.
Thank you to all those who joined us for a beautiful evening as we celebrated the 30th Anniversary for the Life Center of Long Island at our Annual Dinner Dance held on Friday, September 30th at the Woodbury Country Club. We thank all those who attended and appreciate the numerous congratulatory well wishes from many others.
We honored Monsignor James Lisante for his impact on prolife issues within our society as a priest and thanked Monsignor for his spiritual guidance throughout the years as our Spiritual Advisor. Our guest speaker Mr. Rick Hinshaw, Director of Communications for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, shared the history of the Life Center and the positive influence our mission has provided our communities.
Special thanks to our photographer Stephen Bitel.
Please click HERE to visit his online gallery, from which you may view or download pictures:
When on the site, click on the gallery “Life Center of Long Island.” The Gallery will open up on the screen with all the pictures.
- In the upper right corner above the pictures you will see three symbols: Ignore the shopping cart and “Buy Photos”
- If you click the triangle, you will see a slide show. (Suggested)
- If you click the down arrow you will down load the entire gallery.
- If you do this, follow the instructions which come up.
- When you pass the curser over an image you will see a down arrow and a shopping cart.
- Ignore the shopping cart, click the down arrow and that individual picture will be downloaded onto your computer.
If anyone wants a high quality print of any size they can email Steve at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (His business card is the final picture in the gallery, which has his other contact information.)
This past Saturday our Executive Director Gloria Schreiber met with Riverhead town officials, LCLI board members, staff, volunteers and supporters to officially “cut the ribbon” at our new office, located at 524 East Main St., Suite 200, Riverhead, NY. Fr. Peter from St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead blessed the office.
Since their opening in June, this new office location has served over 40 clients, providing pregnancy tests, counseling, community referrals and material aid. Two of those clients, who were facing unplanned pregnancy and were initially abortion minded, had a change of heart and chose to parent. Here are some pictures. More pictures to come…
Every year The Life Center of Long Island holds a luncheon for volunteers to thank them for their hard work and service to the community. There are over 100 volunteers at The Life Center of LI. To get involved, contact your local center: Hempstead 516-408-6300, Deer Park 631-243-0066, Massapequa 516-798-9100, Riverhead 631-591-9017.