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OLMM Pastor William Brisotti Receives Special Award From St. Joseph’s College

Named after the College’s motto, Esse Non Videri: “To be, not to seem,” the Sister Elizabeth Hill Esse Non Videri Non-Violence Award is presented annually to individuals who exemplify compassion, social engagement and spirituality in the pursuit of social justice and peace. Recipients are chosen for their commitment to a nonviolent way of life and efforts toward bringing about peace, perhaps in an individual or personal situation, or to the wider community or world.

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Executive Director Noelle Campbell Awarded

The Gerald Ryan Outreach Center’s Director, Noelle Campbell has achieved special recognition from State Senator Phil Boyle, and will be receiving an award on Thursday, February 4th. Noelle is one of 12 outstanding contributors to our region of Western Suffolk County–in connection with Black History Month (February). Noelle’s hard work, dedication and determination are well-known to anyone and everyone connected to the Ryan Center, and so it is with great pleasure that we congratulate Noelle and applaud her very tangible achievements.

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Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Homeless Shelter

This program was started by Board Member, Joseph Gibbons, in response to the call for churches and community centers to provide shelter for the homeless within the Town of Babylon. This initiative was a first and provided an overnight stay for countless men and women on Tuesday nights. The Shelter operated from January to April assisting with temporary shelter from the cold, clothing including hats, gloves, undergarments and toiletries.

Please watch the video reported on Newsday.com

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Newsday – Faiths’ Common Ground Celebrated as Passover, Good Friday Coincide


View video on the Newsday website here.

Two dozen tables were laden with traditional Passover food: the mixture of apples, walnuts and wine called charoset symbolizing the mortar Hebrew slaves used to build pyramids in Egypt, and the saltwater representing the bound ones’ tears.

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Thanksgiving Packages for Those in Need

The Gerald Ryan Outreach Center (Wyandanch, Long Island, NY) with the support of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church (right next door) hosted another “Thanksgiving Box Brigade” packaging extravaganza on Sunday, November 23, 2014…..so that those who are in need or have little disposable income can have a complete and nutritious Thanksgiving dinner. Literally hundreds of people from the parish community, from Temple Beth Torah in Melville, and several other local organizations including the Girl Scouts and the Dix Hills Fire Department (and many others) made the event a great success–producing on a low-tech assembly line several hundreds of Thanksgiving packages for local families.
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Seder @ OLMM with Temple Beth Torah…a Spirited Success!

Thanks to many volunteer chefs and cooks too numerous to mention….and organizers (especially Edith and Elda, Dick and Betsy, Jim and Joe….and many others) we “broke new ground” on April 16th, 2014 by gathering for an interdenominational Seder Dinner and Celebration at the Miraculous Medal (OLMM) Parish Hall.

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Wyandanch Church’s Outreach Center is Back, but Challenges Remain


Tears streamed down the Rev. William Brisotti’s face as he watched a fire set by an arsonist consume the outreach center at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church in Wyandanch on the night of Dec. 30, 2007.

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