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Pronto Honors Sister Jane Reilly

Pronto Honors Sister Jane Reilly

Since 1969, Pronto has been serving the people of the Brentwood, Bay Shore and surrounding neighborhoods in need of basic human services. Over the past 50 years Pronto moved from the basement of St. Anne’s Church, to a storefront in Brentwood, and today its spacious building can be found on Pine Aire Drive in Bay Shore. One of the persons…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Preserve 27 Acres of their Brentwood Campus for Agriculture

Sisters of St. Joseph Preserve 27 Acres of their Brentwood Campus for Agriculture

On Friday, April 12, 2019 County Executive Steve Bellone held a press conference on the campus of the Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood to announce the acquisition of development rights on 27 acres of the Sisters’ farmland. By selling development rights to Suffolk County for farmland preservation, the Sisters have perpetually extinguished the right to develop these 27 acres for…

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National Catholic Sisters Week Event – March 10, 2019

Come and join us as Sister Theologians and Millennials Seize the Stage during National Catholic Sisters Week 2019! Sister Theologians and Millennials in Theology and Ministry in Conversation with one Another. Join us as we celebrate religious sisters who were some of the first women to break the glass ceiling in the study of Theology and Scripture along with a new generation…

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Brentwood JPIC Update

JPIC in the Room!      On Monday, February 11th S. Susan Wilcox, JPIC Coordinator, attended the Legislative Hearing On Replacement of Gas Power Plants at NYC City Hall Council Chambers. She was there with 350.org and other advocacy groups to show support for NYC Bill #1318 to examine replacing gas filled peaker plants with battery storage, citing the environmental and health risks…

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Nuns and Nones Gathering

The first Nuns & Nones gathering in the New York area took place on Sunday, February 10th at St. Joseph High School, Downtown Brooklyn. The CSJ Young Adult Outreach Ministry and the St. Joseph Worker Program collaborated to make what is hoped to be the first of many gatherings. Young millennials came from the NYC area and beyond to meet…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Awarded Urban Forestry Grant

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry projects to protect air quality, water quality and natural resources across the state. The grants are part of DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, which helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree planting, management, maintenance, and education to create healthy…

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Educational Signs in Brentwood

In response to our Land Ethic statement we implemented new initiatives and continued ecological projects that were already in place on our Brentwood campus.  Many new initiatives were brought to fruition with the support of the Long Island Community Foundation, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Department of Environmental Planning, our generous benefactors, and capital funds.  In our…

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