My Dear Trinitarians,
What an exciting time it has been and will continue to be! God is doing wonderful things in our
parish and in the Diocese of Long Island. One of the ancient ideas of what happens at the
Eucharist, is that we stand with all the saints and all of the kingdom of heaven united before the
throne of God—that when we make Eucharist together we can experience most fully the
“already” of God’s in-breaking kingdom, experience God’s all-redeeming love and salvation, and
experience our true identity as God’s beloved children. The photo below beautifully captures how
strongly that truth can be and was experienced at the ordination and consecration of our new
Bishop Coadjutor Lawrence C. Provenzano! In these months we thank and bless Bishop Walker
for his ministry that has brought us to this new beginning, and we begin anew and refreshed the
work God has prepared for all of us. Rejoice—and fasten your seatbelts! You are an important
part of all that God is doing!
With love to you in Christ,
Newly-elected Bishop Larry Provenzano acknowledging a considerably-extended standing ovation
THE PROVENZANOS ARRIVE
By Jeanne Provenzano (as printed in The Dominion)
The Provenzanos have arrived in the Diocese of Long Island and, as of the end of June, are living in
Garden City. As we have begun to get to know you little by little, you may be wondering a bit about us.
Let us tell you about ourselves.
Larry, your new Bishop Coadjutor Elect, was born and brought up in Brooklyn, N.Y. His parents, who
both passed away in 2002, were Larry and Marie Provenzano. Larry has one older brother, Richard. Larry
was educated in Roman Catholic Schools through high school. Upon graduation from St. Paschal Baylon
School in St. Albans, Queens, Larry enrolled as a student at St. John’s University in New York as a
pharmacy student. It was during his time at St. John’s that he began to feel a call to the priesthood. He
then entered a college seminary. After graduation, he traveled to Italy and became a monk at a Franciscan
monastery in Sicily. After two years there, he felt called to a different kind of ministry. He returned to the
United States and began seminary at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York. After
completing seminary, he was ordained a deacon and then a priest.
He left the Catholic Church late in 1982, and began the transition to the Episcopal Church through the
Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. During that time, Larry and I were married. Larry was an intern at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wickford, RI. He then became curate at Christ Church in Westerly, R.I.
After three years at Christ Church, Westerly, he was called to be Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in
North Adams, Massachusetts, a parish located in the diocese of Western Massachusetts. After seven and a
half years as rector there, Larry was called to St. Andrew’s Church, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. It was
from St. Andrew’s that he was called to be your next bishop.
Jeanne was born and brought up in Waterford, Connecticut. Jeanne’s parents are Arthur and Edna Ross,
who now live in Niantic, CT. Jeanne is the fourth of five children. She has four brothers, Art, Mike, Pete
and Bill, all of whom live in different communities in Connecticut with their respective families. Jeanne
was educated in the public schools in Waterford and then earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Michael’s
College in Winooski, VT in English Literature.
After graduation, Jeanne worked in publishing. It was at that time, that Jeanne and Larry met and were
married. After doing freelance editorial work for many years, Jeanne earned a juris doctor degree from
Western New England College School of Law. After being admitted to both the Massachusetts and
Connecticut bars, she practiced law with a firm and then with the Hampden County District Attorney’s
Our oldest daughter is Kathryn Provenzano. Kate is 26 years old and just recently moved from the North
End of Boston to Newburyport, Massachusetts. After graduating from Merrimack College in North
Andover, Massachusetts with a degree in psychology, Kate worked in the financial industry in Boston for
several years. During last year’s economic downturn, she was laid off from her job. She has since taken and
passed the Massachusetts teacher’s exam and is endeavoring to find a position in teaching.
Our second daughter is Mary Provenzano. Mary is 24 years old and lives and works in Burlington, VT.
Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology/ anthropology from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT.
She interned for a non-profit organization, NESEI, the New Sudan Education Initiative, whose mission is
building schools in Southern Sudan.
The culmination of her internship was traveling to Southern Sudan in May, 2008 to participate in the
opening of the first NESEI school in Sudan. Mary has spent the last year focusing on the development of
her art and music. She may be transitioning from the cold winters of Vermont to a different – and warmer
– environment this year!
Our youngest child is Christopher. Chris is 20 years old and will be starting his sophomore year at St.
Michael’s College in Vermont in a few weeks. Chris is an English major. After his freshman year, Chris
traveled to India for three weeks for a brief study abroad program.
He has spent the rest of his summer enduring the rigors of moving from Longmeadow to Garden City.
Chris has spent many past summers as a camper and then counselor at Bement Camp and Conference
Center, the diocesan camp in Western Massachusetts. Chris loves to play the guitar and assisted the music
program at the camp. He also worked there as a lifeguard and sailing instructor.
The last, but certainly not the least member of our family is our cat, Tigger.
We hope this gives you a small window into who we are as a family. And, now, we eagerly look forward to
learning more about you in the ensuing months.
Larry, Jeanne, Kate, Mary and Chris Provenzano (and Tigger!)
Airport Playhouse presents
Starring Sheila Sheffield Platt
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Directed by Edward Brennan
Fridays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2009: 8:00 pm
Saturdays, Sept. 26 and October 3: 8:00 pm
Sundays, Sept. 27 and October 4: 2:30 pm
Wednesday, September 30: 2:00 pm
218 Knickerbocker Avenue
Box Office: 631-589-7588
LIE to exit 57 to Route 454 (follow signs to MacArthur Airport). Continue on 454, past the main
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turn right. Go ! mile to theater entrance on right.
WARDENS REPORT from Outreach to Burning Books to the way we
tackle outdoor cleanup. As we begin this fall
While we hope you were relaxing over the season, let’s give thanks to God for bringing us
summer, things were hopping at Trinity as we together and to each other for creating such a
abandoned our outdated 5,000-gallon oil tank (as wonderful community.
mandated by state law) and converted from oil
heat to gas heat for the education building, John Platt
Penson Hall, and Mike Callahan’s apartment. The Barbara Holzkamp
report from the Buildings and Grounds
Committee elsewhere in this issue can fill you in
on the details of this complex project. ALL SAINTS DAY BRUNCH
Save the Date!
What we’d like to do is commend the team who
saw it through successfully. First credit must go
to Mike Callahan, who spent untold hours
getting estimates and revised estimates from
vendors, then overseeing the work as it
progressed. Those of us who see Mike on Sunday
mornings may have no clue how his job has Please join us for the All Saints Day Brunch on
evolved from being a sexton to being a true Sunday, November 1st after the 10:00 service
property manager. He has risen to the occasion (an 8:00 service will also be held). Details to
and persevered, even when his health has been follow soon.
At that time, Trinity Photo Directories will be
But as they say, it takes a village – or at least, a
available for those who never picked up their
cadre of committed parishioners. Buildings and
copy at last year’s All Saints Brunch.
Grounds did a lot of research into our options.
Ted Weill, Roger Gerber, and the Finance
Committee thought through the ways to finance
it, helped guide the bidding process, and worked
to secure the challenge from the Tony Joseponis
trust. (Many of you have generously responded
to this, in spite of the rough economy. We hope
others will consider contributing, as we close in BURNING BOOKS
on our goal.).
The next Burning Books meeting will be Tuesday
Bob deBruin, Mike Rodriguez, Don Krug, and October 20, at the home of Charles and Nancy
Karl Hansen supplied excellent technical advice Golightly, 4 Provence Lane, Glen Head, 7:30
and Don Kavanagh, legal counsel. Finally, the PM. We will discuss Rebecca Wells' Little Altars
Vestry came together with those committees to Everywhere, recommended by Nancy Golightly as
decide on our best course of action. Through it good context for our last book, The Killer Angels,
all, Margo was very involved, working with the about the Battle of Gettysburg. It has been
Department of Health and keeping us on track. described as "beautiful, complex, and all about
It was really an unprecedented team effort. families and real people. It's readable, it's fun, it's
We won’t be able to see the results in the same light but meaningful at the same time." All are
way as we can with the new retaining wall or welcome to join a Burning Books discussion any
time, even if you are not a regular member.
other beautification projects, but we will benefit
in so many other ways – not just avoiding a PLEASE let the Golightlys know if you plan to
costly fine from the Department of Health, but be there. Call them at 759-0819 or email them at
becoming a greener, more cost-efficient parish. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are blessed to have so many smart,
conscientious Trinity members. And we can see Jean Henning
that in so many other aspects of our parish life –
ORDINATION & CONSECRATION Sarane Ross singing in the choir, represented
OF THE REV. LAWRENCE C. Trinity. Tom Cammisa was also present as one of
PROVENZANO the Trustees of the Diocesan Estate. There also
were many other Trinity parishioners in the
On Saturday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the audience.
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts located on
the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island I am sure we all look forward to meeting Bishop
University, our new Bishop Elect, The Rev. Larry when he makes a visit to Trinity.
Lawrence C. Provenzano was ordained and Kathy Mendall
consecrated as the new bishop for the Diocese of
Long Island. The day was a magnificent display P.S. For those who missed the Ordination,
of the Episcopal Church at its finest, with the ‘Video Highlights’ of the ceremony can be
Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, our viewed on the diocesan website beginning the
Presiding Bishop, and fellow Bishops from week of Sept. 21st (www.dioceselongisland.org).
around the country presiding over the festivities.
This occasion marks a joyous, new beginning in
the life of the Diocese of Long Island. There
were more than 2,200 in attendance including a
192-member choir, which represented 68
churches and provided a wonderful atmosphere
of spirituality and celebrated the diversity of our
diocese with music sung in other languages and
African drums, trumpets and trombones being
played along with the organ. We also enjoyed
watching liturgical dancers during the song
Siyahamba and a group of Native Americans from
the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton
who presented traditional and historical gifts to
the new Bishop as part of the Offertory. Outside Bishop Larry with happy youths of the diocese
in the Atrium a Steel Pan Band provided
wonderful music for those waiting for the service
to begin as well as again during the reception
following the service. Inside, while the audience
was arriving, a group from Cursillo played guitar
and led people in singing some traditional
It was wonderful to hear the scripture readings in
Mandarin, Spanish and English. Another
highlight was the homily eloquently delivered by
the Rev. Mpho Tutu, daughter of the Archbishop
It was a truly moving and awe-inspiring service
bringing together people from across the
Diocese, including the youth, who have now
formed lasting connections.
Rev. Margo serving communion, Mike Callahan
serving as a Marshall, and Ken Bongort, Kathy
Mendall, John Platt, Martha Regelmann and Bishop Larry greeting the attendees
Margo with Fr. Mauricio Wilson, who Partial view of the choir, led by Gregory Eaton
coordinated the Eucharistic Ministers
Clergy of the Diocese: The Revs. Paulette Schiff, Robert Fardella, Chancellor with Margo, Vice
Brenda Overfield, P. Allister Rawlins & the Rev. Chancellor of the Diocese of Long Island
Deacon Debra Bennett
Krisann Johnson, Harry’s Godfather’s fiancée, Singers & instrumentalists who welcomed the
with Margo crowd with their cursillo tunes
Mike Callahan (Marshall), Margo & Tom Fr. Rob Picken lining up the procession
Cammisa (Trustee of the Estate of the Diocese)
Trinity choristers who sang in the 192-person Fr. Tom Pellaton, Rector in Rockville Centre
choir: Ken Bongort, Kathy Mendall & John Platt (who has preached at Trinity) with Margo
(not shown- Martha Regelmann & Sarane Ross)
Gorgeous gospel banner, designed and made by Some of the Trinity attendees: Ruth Fick, Helen
Larry & Jeanne Provenzano’s daughter Mary Oehrlein, Sheila Platt & Barbara Holzkamp
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS We’d like everyone to
GET TO KNOW YOUR HYMNAL
This summer was spent mostly getting ready for
the winter! A routine licensing inspection Part of what we think makes Sunday mornings at
discovered that we had a 5,000-gallon Trinity Church so wonderful is the beautiful
underground oil tank which could no longer be music we make. Martha and the choir take time
licensed. After research and discussion it was to make sure that the songs lifted in praise on
determined that we would switch the school Sundays are the best that they can be, and Martha
boiler from oil to gas. This involved getting chooses are hymns based largely upon the
quotes for a number of different components of selected lessons for each week; thus marrying the
such a switch. musical and liturgical themes.
But what do you like to sing?
The Department of Health granted us
permission to abandon the oil tank in place Over the summer we laid the groundwork for an
(rather than the much more costly and risky job informal survey. This fall we’re kicking it into
of removing it.) There were quite a few anxious full gear! We’ll be asking everyone to provide us
days waiting to see if the soil around the tank was with some of their favorite hymns from The
oil free and that there had been no leaks in the Hymnal 1982 and its supplement, Wonder, Love
old tank. Tests were performed by the DOH and Praise (the green, soft cover hymnal), as well
and the soil did prove to be clean and the tank as a few words as to your fondness for them. So
has now been abandoned. keep your eyes peeled during coffee hour in
September for your surveys and…GET TO
Next, the boiler room had to have quite a bit of KNOW YOUR HYMNAL!
asbestos removed. This was done and again air Ariann Forella
monitoring tests showed the room to be particle
UNITED THANK OFFERING
Then the old (huge) boiler had to be removed. (UTO)
Graziose Plumbing performed this task using a
backhoe with an extendable arm to carefully lift UTO has been in existence since 1889 for
each section up the outside stairwell, all 60,000+ the benefit of others.
pounds of it.
In 2008, UTO funded 91 different grants
A new gas-fired boiler was obtained from totaling more than $2.4 million!
National Grid at a sizeable price discount. This In 2009, United Thank Offering (UTO)
boiler is now in place and the entire job including monies will be granted in support of
running 4" gas lines to the meter is now 80% programs within the dioceses of The
completed (just in time for the heating season). Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican
Communion that address compelling
Many thanks to all those who were forthcoming human needs, alleviate poverty both
in donating matching funds for this project. It domestically and internationally, and focus
kept us from having to remove valuable funds on the Millennium Development Goals
from our portfolio. overseas.
This will be a much more efficient boiler (the old Please use the envelope attached and do
one was from 1965) and hopefully gas prices will your share to help the UTO provide a
remain lower than oil costs. better life for those in need.
Mike Callahan The envelopes will be collected at Trinity’s
Ingathering on Sunday, October 18th.
CORNELL TEAM TAKES 1ST PRIZE ARTHRITIS WALK
IN ROBOTICS COMPETITION MAY 15, 2010
This summer, the Bongorts toured California Once again, Ariann and Kathy are lacing up their
from San Francisco to San Diego, where they sneakers for the Arthritis Walk! The 2010 Walk
attended the 12th Annual Autonomous to benefit the Long Island Chapter of the
Underwater Vehicle Competition. The 35 Arthritis Foundation will take place on Saturday,
competitors included Cornell's team for which May 15, 2010. While that’s still several months
Kenny has been writing software ever since he away, the time to start raising donations is NOW!
joined as a freshman. Each team had built and Go to www.belmont2010.kintera.org, scroll
programmed a submersible robot whose down to Donate and enter either Ariann Forella
objective was to complete a mission with six or Kathy Mendall (or both!). If you’d prefer to
objectives. The robots were not remotely mail in your donation, please see Ari or Kathy
controlled. Rather, they were on their own once for a sponsorship form. Thank you for helping
they left the dock. Each had a suite of sensors us in the fight to cure such a debilitating and
(camera, hydrophones, compass, depth gauge, painful disease.
etc.) which it used with whatever logic its team
had developed for it to find its way around the
course, locate objectives, and perform tasks.
Most of the robots completed two or three
objectives, but Cornell's Nova completed all six
and handily won the competition earning the
$10,000 first prize. It was the first time in the
history of the competition that a robot
completed the entire course. The prize money
will help offset the substantial cut in university
funding that the Cornell team faces this year.
To see a video of Nova's winning run (and to try
to spot Helen in the white cap) visit
More information about the team and their robot
is at http://www.cuauv.org.
Welcome to the Body of Christ. . .
Julia Price (October 25)
Rest Eternal Grant Unto Them. . .
Trinity Church, Roslyn
Every Sunday there will be a 10:00 service (with choir)
On the 1st Sunday of the month, there will be two services*
8:00 (no choir) and 10:00 (with choir)
*Exceptions: February 7, 2010 (Annual Meeting) & April 4, 2010 (Easter)
(One service only at 10:00)
SAVE THE DATES:
October 11- The Rev. David Gable filling in (Margo away 10/7-10/14)
October 18- UTO Ingathering at Trinity (see info elsewhere in this newsletter)
October 22- Diocesan UTO Ingathering Service & Luncheon-10:00 AM at Cathedral
followed by Luncheon at Cathedral House.
November 1- All Saints Day Brunch after the 10:00 service
November 4- Nassau Pre-Convention Meeting- 7:00 pm, Stewart Room in Cathedral House,
50 Cathedral Ave., Garden City. Bishop Provenzano plans to be there to meet and speak
November 13 & 14- Diocesan Convention- 143rd Convention at the Melville Marriott Long
Island Hotel. Eucharist on Sat at 8:30 am with Bishop Provenzano’s Address.
November 18- Nassau Archdeaconry Meeting & Dinner – 7:00 pm, George Mercer, Jr.
Memorial School of Theology.
November 22- Seating of New Bishop in Cathedral – 3:00 pm- Welcome to the Cathedral
and Seating of the Bishop at Choral Evensong. Reception to follow in Cathedral House.
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Trinity Church is a community where all are welcome. We seek to love God, to learn and practice Jesus' teachings,
and to answer the call of those in need.
10:00 Eucharist with Choir every Sunday Wardens
8:00 & 10:00 Eucharist- 1st Sunday of month Barbara Holzkamp
The Rev. Margaret A. Peckham Clark,
(516) 621-7925 Maryellen Hansen Robert Alexander
Roger Gerber Michael Callahan
Michael Rodriguez Dawn Weill
Joan Murphy, Administrative Assistant Donald Kavanagh Ariann Forella
Martha Regelmann, Organist and Choir Director Don Krug
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