There are many ways you can continue to send your weekly or special one-time donations to help support our parish during these difficult times. Please consider: 1. Mailing your donation in or without the church envelope to PO Box 3035, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 2. Texting your donation: Text keyword 109parishQMHR to 516 271 3338 3. Calling us with your credit card and donation amount. Call 631 537 0156 x 12 and we will call you back within 24hours to gather your information. Thank you so much for your much needed financial support
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AS OF MARCH 15TH, BY MANDATE OF THE DIOCESE, ALL MASSES, DEVOTIONS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL BE SUSPENDED THROUGH APRIL 14TH. OUR PARISH OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE OFTEN FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ALL MASS INTENTIONS WILL BE OFFERED BY THE PRIEST DURING THEIR PRIVATE DAILY MASS. THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER FRIDAY-WEDNESDAY FROM 8AM-1PM AND ON THURSDAYS FROM 11AM-3PM.
Southampton Town ASAP program enables senior citizens to stay home and have their prescriptions or food items picked up and delivered to their home. For further info, call 631 702- 1777 Meals on Wheels for Southampton Town seniors offer prepared, delivered meals five days a week. For info call 631 537 3027 Mon-Friday from 9am-10am.
NOTICE: ALL STOP AND SHOP STORES WILL BE OPEN FROM 6AM-7:30AM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS ONLY. STORES WILL BE RESTOCKED EACH EVENING AND SENIORS WILL BE THE ONLY ONES ALLOWED- IN UPON OPENING AT 6AM. ONLY SENIOR CITIZENS WILL BE ABLE TO SHOP FROM OPENING TIME AT 6AM UNTIL 7:30AM. THANK YOU STOP AND SHOP FOR CARING FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE.
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Dear Parishioners: DUE TO THE MANDATE OF GOV. CUOMO, OUR PARISH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. IN AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 516 297 5252. FOR ALL OTHER REQUESTS, PLEASE CALL 631 537 0156 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ON EXTENSION 12. BE SAFE AND GOD BLESS YOU
As we continue to do our best, as a community, to go through this global crisis with trust and confidence in God's love for each and everyone of us, we remember the words of St. John:
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid". (John 14-28)
Please continue to pray for all of our First Responders, Doctors, Nurses and caregivers, as well as those afflicted by this illness; for those who have died and for their families.
God bless you.
Fr. Peter and Pastoral Staff QMHR
Pope Francis spoke on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These are the highlights of what he said: Many of you go to confession before Easter to return to the Lord. Many will not be able to find a priest who can hear their confession. What the catechist clearly states is if you don't find a priest, speak to god. He is your father Ask his forgiveness and make your act of contrition. Tell him the truth and ask for his forgiveness with all your heart. Your sins will be forgiven but afterward, when the crisis allows, go to a priest and make your confession.
Watch live masses and devotions on the Catholic Faith Network. For the link to the CFN, go to www.drvc.org
Just a reminder that our weekly bulletin can be viewed on our website at www.qmhr.org. Our church will be open for private prayers daily from 8am-1pm. Finding Peace in the Present Moment
CareNotes author Jenny Cromie offers guidance for faithfully staying in the present moment and finding healing and comfort when in the midst of trying times.
Be where your hands are. In difficult moments, it also is helpful to say things out loud to remind myself of where I am—right now, I am washing the dishes or right now, I am watering the garden. There is a Latin saying—Age quod agis or “Do what you are doing”—that carries the same idea.
It always helps me to tune into the present moment by asking: What has God placed in front of me this second to appreciate, accept, or do? A long walk in the woods always helps me tune in—I listen to the birds, watch the wind rustling through the leaves, gaze at wildflowers, and breathe in all the scents of the forest.
In surroundings that aren’t necessarily peaceful—like hospital waiting rooms—it is helpful to focus on what I am grateful for in that moment. I ask God to show me the spiritual gift He is allowing me to receive if I only accept the present moment as it is without trying to change or fight it.
I find that reading the Bible also helps when I have problems tuning out distractions. Others may find that traditional prayers (like the rosary) help them to focus. Whatever I focus on grows, so I always have to remember that relief in difficult moments only comes when I shift my focus away from the problem and focus on how God is at work in this moment.
Seek support. While I turn to God first, when I am having a difficult time, it also is helpful to seek guidance from friends, family, spiritual mentors, and others who are going through—or have gone through—similar life circumstances.
Over the years, I’ve learned that God uses other people to deliver messages I need to hear. Sometimes the message comes from a stranger or a chance conversation overheard in a coffee shop. Other times, a trusted friend or family member delivers the message. When I ask God for guidance, I have to remember to stay open and alert so that I am able to recognize and receive help no matter how or when it shows up. I have friends and mentors whom I call regularly when I need to cut things in half or talk about how to apply spiritual tools to life on life’s terms.
“Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be.” Take heart. Regardless of how difficult some moments feel, we never walk alone—even though it sometimes feels like it. And if we actively seek and ask for it, we can always find strength in any given moment.
Our task is simply to stay in the present—the gift God continues to give us with each breath—and to find strength there by relying on God’s grace and the support of those around us. After all, as Scripture reminds us,
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” –Philippians 4:13
If we remain open, we also see that God places people in our path who can guide us based on their own past or present experiences with illness and grief. Every moment of every day is a gift.
Remember that no matter what any given moment brings, you can always know peace—like the peace in the eye of a hurricane—by simply trying to live and to love in this present moment