Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Convent Project
About the Sisters

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist were canonically established in 1997 in response to Pope St. John Paul II’s call for a New Evangelization.  They seek to share God’s message of faith and the joy of religious life with the modern world through various outreaches including education, vocations, and culture. The community now includes over 150 sisters, with an average age of 32. Over 6,000 women have attended their vocation discernment retreats and their impact on the national and global Church has been both amazing and profound. 

In the fall of 2021, the Diocese of Rockville Centre was immensely blessed to welcome four Dominican Sisters as they established a mission in our Diocese. The incredible influence they will have on our communities is certain, by witnessing the tremendous nature of their conviction, intelligence, and faith. The sisters are teaching in the Grade School and High School of Saint Mary’s in Manhasset and residing in the newly renovated convent at St. Hyacinth Parish, Glen Head.

 

As a mission to the entire Diocese, the sisters will also be visiting parishes throughout Long Island.  

 

In a world that more often than not disqualifies religion and views God as irrelevant, these sisters stand in the gap between who our children are and the bright future we desire for them.

Convent Renovation
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Your prayerful support is one of the most important things we 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. 

 

The Schools of St. Mary

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Support the Sisters

To cover the cost of renovations we are looking to raise $350,000. Whether you can donate the whole amount, $1, or anywhere in between, each donation will help support the Sister's new mission on Long Island.

 

If you have questions about making a donation, please contact us at: dsmmelongislandconvent@gmail.com or call us at:

(516) 676-0276 

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Donor

$10,000 or more

How a House Becomes a Home Convent

 

Whether your donation is $100,000 or $1 each donation will help us provide a beautiful convent for the Sisters. Some rooms and items would be included in any home renovation (kitchen, bathroom, pots and pans) other rooms and items go into what makes this home a convent (convent cells, a Great Room, stained glass windows, and an altar).

How to Donate Today

Personal Check

All checks should be made payable to:

St. Hyacinth Parish

and mailed to 

Dominican Sisters Fund

c/o Sr. Mary Magdalene O.P.

317 Glen Cove Rd, Glen Head, NY 11545

 

Please be sure to note that the check is for the purpose of supporting the Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer match gifts? Many companies have a matching gift program that can double and, in some cases, triple the value of your gift.

Please check with your company's Human Resources Department. You must initiate the matching gift once you have contributed to the Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist.

When we receive the paperwork from the company, we can verify that your gift was made and complete the necessary documentation.

**Personal checks or VISA/MasterCard/American Express credit card payments are accepted. Such gifts entitle donors to a charitable income tax deduction subject to IRS regulations. 

Prayer

Above everything else, prayer is the most important way to support the mission of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Please consider joining in one of these prayers between now and the feast of St. Dominic, August 8, as we await the sister's arrival. 

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