Softball
St. Patrick’s Men’s Softball League

In 1982, Dr. Joe Smith, with the help and encouragement of the pastor at the time, Fr. John Mott, started the St. Patrick Parish Men’s Softball League. The league was formed to encourage community and friendship and is open to parishioners and non-parishioners. The games are structured to be serious, fun and safe.

The St. Patrick Parish Men’s Softball League is comprised of two divisions:

  • Division A is for players 39 of age and under.
  • Division B is for players 40 and over.

The season begins at the end of April. Most of the games are played on the sports fields behind St. Patrick School, with the exception of Sunday games which take place at Brady Field on Maple Avenue. Weekday games generally start at 6:30 PM or 6:45 PM. Sunday games begin at 5 PM and are 7 inning doubleheaders.

Picnic and Playoffs

At the end of the playing season, typically in late July or early August, the League will hold a picnic on the sport fields. The grills are fired up, cold beverages abound and all teams in the league are entered to play in the play-off series. Finally, the division winners face off for the season capper.

Safety Notes

The competition should never get to a point where anyone gets injured. There is a safety base at first base (one base for the runner and one base for the fielder,) and there is a safe line at home plate to avoid collisions. No player touches the plate, they just have to pass the line before the throw arrives to the catcher. Sliding is kept to a minimum. These rules are in place to keep everyone injury free and to avoid contact between the players. Catchers are required to wear a mask.

For more information, contact Charlie Modica at cmod@optonline.net.

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Service Opportunities

Catholic Ministries Appeal

The Catholic Ministries Appeal is the only appeal made each year on behalf of the diocese. It funds the work of the diocese including Catholic Charities (such as Senior Services, Houses Services, Food and Nutrition services and much more), Pastoral Ministries (such as the Office of Prison Ministry & Criminal Affairs and Dominican Republic Mission), Ministerial Personnel (including the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception), Education and Formation and administrative expenses. Volunteers assist with the appeal.

You can visit the website of the Catholic Ministries Appeal for more information.

Blood Donor Drive

St. Patrick’s hosts Blood Drives for the Long Island Blood Services. Volunteers assist with donor check-in and registration.

Service Volunteers

The parish has a constant need for volunteer tradespeople: Masons carpenters, plumbers, electricians, glaziers, etc. If you have a particular area of interest or expertise and are willing to share it for the good of your parish community, please call Joe Menge at 631-265-2271 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

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Social Activities and Fundraisers

Golf Outing

The St. Patrick’s Annual Golf Outing includes a day of golf with refreshments and dinner. It is a day for parishioners to enjoy each others company on the golf course and share a good meal. Volunteers are always appreciated to help facilitate this fund raising event.

LobsterFest

This annual event is held in June. The evening includes food, live music and the drawing for the winner of the annual St. Patrick’s Car Raffle.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Held every march, this popular parish event is sponsored by the St. Patrick School Parents’ Guild. It features dancing, fellowship and food. Volunteers are always welcome.

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Something for Seniors

If you are a senior citizen looking for some fun and friendship, our Something for Seniors group is the place for you.

Members of Something for Seniors enjoy trips, guest speakers, interesting activities and just being together. Meetings take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, September through June, at 1:00 PM in the Parish Center.

For more information on Something for Seniors, call Jerry at 631-981-9716 or Barbara at 631-265-0034.