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Spiderman, Haiti, Poetry and More

Friends.

“Mr. Joe, look at my Spiderman backpack,” said a boy as he ran up to me and showed off his newly obtained bag for school. He said “cool”, and I said “way cool!” His older sister rolled her eyes at him (and me) but said thank you as she passed by with her backpack. Her mother smiled saying “Gracias” as they walked home. This has been the spirit of the Outreach “Back-to-School Backpack Program” this year. The children are ready to get back to school and some sense of normalcy after being virtual learners for over a year. We first distributed to registered families a few weeks ago but then held a distribution for non-registered families on August 30th; we will continue to distribute backpacks, supplies, and masks as long as our inventory holds. This is a valued effort and a much-needed community service.

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Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center COVID-19 Pop-up Coronavirus Vaccination Site

The Governor’s office in partnership with community leaders in helping to reach vulnerable communities and make the vaccine accessible to them. The center successfully hosted a vaccination pop up site for this hard hit community where over 430 plus people were vaccinated. The vaccine pop-up site was set up in conjunction with the Governor’s office, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church and Stony Brook Hospital healthcare workers administered the shots.

Please watch the video reported on Newsday.com

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Tariff Struggles With China Helps to Fight Hunger on Long Island

The Long Island Cares Food Bank benefits from the trade war with China enabling food pantries to provide meats, fresh produce, and other perishables. The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center is one of many food pantries that have been able to gain additional and desperately needed food to help feed families in need.

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Gerald J. Ryan Summer Camp Golf Outing 2019

The Gerald J. Ryan Summer Camp at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch has served the community for nearly 40 years. We enroll 150 children in Grades One through Six. Our goal is to foster the growth of self-esteem in our children as we give them educational and recreational opportunities that would not be readily available to them.

Our goal is to foster the growth of self-esteem in our children as we give them educational and recreational opportunities that would not be readily available to them. The summer camp has an educational component, which is reinforced by our staff of dedicated certified teachers. . The summer camp allows the children of Wyandanch to get off the streets and into classrooms where they have the opportunity to grow and feel safe during the summer. Campers are encouraged to build friendships, set goals and aspirations for the future.

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Long Island Catholic Applauds Thanksgiving Package Tradition Organized by the Ryan Outreach Center!

WRITTEN BY GREGORY SHEMITZ / THE LONG ISLAND CATHOLIC

The parish hall of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Wyandanch was humming with activity on Sunday, Nov. 19, as approximately 150 volunteers of various ages and faith backgrounds worked feverishly to assemble bags of Thanksgiving Day food that would be distributed to people in need living in the communities surrounding the church.

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Joe Gibbons’ Update Report From 9/19

–Basketball Clinic: this year, Adventureland sponsored the clinic by donating 150 basketballs, snacks and water. Alfie, their mascot, came and participated in all the drills to the delight of the campers! 92 degree weather on blacktop can get very hot but Alfie was a hero and stayed in role and costume the entire time. Joe Gibbons Jr and Justin Hassenfeld ran the clinic and the pictures on the website says it all! It was cute that the campers wanted Alfie to autograph their basketballs.

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Ryan Outreach Staff Help Get the Ball Rolling!

PAL SOCCER CLINIC FOR KIDS OFF TO A GREAT START

FROM THE DESK OF JOE GIBBONS (Ryan Outreach Board President) — May 19th / Reporting after the 2nd of 8 scheduled clinic Mondays.

The Police Officers of the First Precinct, the Police Athletic League, some St John the Baptist DHS coaches, the TOB parks team, Councilman and Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, the Outreach Center, and a few local Wyandanch parents are using focused, community-building actions to help bridge the gap between local law enforcement and Wyandanch youth.

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New Bishop John Barres Visits the Ryan Outreach

March 25th

Our new Bishop in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, John O. Barres, came to be the celebrant of the 9:30am mass at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Tuesday, March 25th.

Afterwards, he visited the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach and was given the “grand tour” by Joe, Noelle Naycha and others.

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OLMM and Pastor Bill Brisotti Featured in National Publication

SISTER CAMILEE D’ARIENZO’S INTERVIEW WITH FR. BILL WAS PUBLISHED JULY 5th.

Bill, during the past 42 years, you have lived and labored in Wyandanch, reputedly one of the most economically challenged areas on Long Island. How did this assignment come about?

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Ryan Outreach Golf Outing a Day to Remember: May 25th

TIMBER POINT GOLF CLUB / GREAT RIVER, N.Y.

The rumor going around on May 25th was that Father Bill Brisotti was in charge of the weather. And having conscientiously served the OLMM parish and Wyandanch community for the past 40 years – Fr. Bill’s prayers were answered from “on high” with a day of perfect golf weather!  There was brilliant sunshine, 85 degrees temps, and a cool ocean breeze–making any humidity a non-factor. It was the best possible weather, in fact.

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