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Category Archives: News

Some Data Points About the Outreach Center

Friends, I am in constant awe of the breadth, depth, and reach of services to the community that the Outreach Center is able to provide and the number of people we are able to touch and serve on a weekly basis. A quick, sincere “Shout Out” to Rich Schaffer and Tony Martinez who could not […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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