from the Pastor and Administrators
Convent Renovation Project in Glen Cove
Your prayerful support is one of the most important things that the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are asking for. Your financial support is also vital; no matter the size of your gift it will go well beyond the purchase of furniture, flooring, bedding, etc. By donating what you can to support this initiative you will be supporting today’s generation of Catholics, as well as tomorrow’s, who will be brought ever closer to Our Lord and Our Lady by the beautiful witness of this religious community.
The Rectory of St. Hyacinth Parish, Glen Head was originally built as a convent, became a rectory, and now needs to be restored and renovated as a convent to house the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. A great deal of work is needed to make this a fitting convent for the Sisters including but not limited to:
- The convent chapel (which had been removed when it became a rectory) will be restored as the heart of the convent where the Sisters will gather for daily prayer, adoration, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
- Eight monastic cells (bedrooms) will be restored to house the four founding sisters and any other sisters who may be sent in the future.
- Rooms will be repurposed to support their teaching apostolate including a library, study room, and a computer room.
- The kitchen, laundry room, living room, and home gym will be updated to meet the basic living needs of the Sisters.
- The former parish office will be transformed into a public space to welcome guests, families, and young women discerning their own call to religious life.
You can help support the convent renovation project for the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist by clicking here to visit their website.
Dear Families of St. Mary’s Parish and Schools,
Over the last several years our parish and schools have hosted a number of dynamic young orders of religious sisters, including the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal and the Sisters of Life. Their vibrant faith, wide learning, and cheerful enthusiasm have never failed to impress our students, parents, teachers, and parishioners.
We’re delighted to announce that one such vibrant young Order, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, has decided to join our schools in our ongoing mission of educating the young people entrusted to our care. We will be welcoming the sisters when the new school year begins in September. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist trace their founding to the New York area, under the auspices of the former Archbishop of New York, Cardinal John O’Connor. Since that time, they have grown enormously. They currently send sisters to teach in Catholic schools throughout our country. Their Dominican charism places strong emphasis on teaching and the various intellectual apostolates of the Church. Their commitment to academic excellence mirrors our own, and their devotion to the Eucharist and Our Lady is a wonderful complement to our similar tradition here at St. Mary’s.
The Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will be residing at St. Hyacinth Parish in Glen Head, NY. A link to the formal announcement by Bishop Barres can be found by clicking here. The choice of St. Mary’s is a mark of the Bishop’s confidence in St. Mary’s vision of a liberal arts education in the Catholic intellectual tradition as well as your ongoing support for the implementation of that vision. There will be more details to share as we approach the new school year, but we’re sure you will agree this is absolutely wonderful news and a great blessing for our schools.
Please join us in thanking God for this wonderful sign of His favor!
Fr. Robert A. Romeo
Dr. Joseph R. McCleary
Mr. Gerard J. Buckley
High School Principal
Mrs. Theresa Kemp
Acting Elementary School Principal
Mrs. Sarah Griffin
Elementary School Principal