September 28, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 21


Teacher Jennifer Dunn’s first-graders get their seating assignments

Friday, Sept. 23 was a rainy night in North Merrick, but it did not dampen the spirit of the students attending Sacred Heart

Kenneth M. Chapey (left) and Douglas J. Chapey (right) of The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Homes, received the Citizen

On Sept. 23, firefighter Eric Brown visited fifth-graders at Maria Regina School, Seaford, to talk about fire safety.

Sister of St. Joseph Mary Alice Piil, director of the diocesan Office of Faith Formation, was honored on her 50th jubilee at a Mass


Bishop William Murphy was presented with a cake by workers at the diocesan pastoral center

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has warned President Barack Obama that his

The young adult ministry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre invites all Long Island Catholics

The Diocese of Rockville Centre last week unveiled a strategic plan designed “to create the strongest Catholic schools possible

Dolores Hope, the widow of entertainer Bob Hope and a supporter of many Catholic charities, was a Catholic of “deep

Getting the best deal on automobile financing isn’t as easy as accepting the first offer you are presented with.

The Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Rockville Centre have announced the formalization

A young parishioner greets Father Larry Duncklee after he was formally installed as pastor of St. John the Evangelist parish,

As previewed in TLIC Sept. 14, the diocesan Respect Life Office has organized a “Rosary and Adoration for Life” initiative to take place in parishes around Long Island

For Msgr. Ron Richardson, his first hint of a calling to the priesthood came at a movie theater. “It was the day

Bishop's Column

Last Saturday, the Religious of the Retreat of the Cenacle invited me to bless their new convent and retreat center and dedicate the beautiful new chapel


When I read a good book that speaks to me about what I take to be important in life, I want to share the author’s insights with others.

On the day before Ash Wednesday and on Christmas Eve the phones in the parish office ring off the hook as people seek information about the times of services and Masses.

The countdown continues! As of the date of this issue of The Long Island Catholic, September 28, there are a mere 60 days left

Two things.
I have nothing against soccer. Exercise and team play are very important.

Youth Voice

In today’s society, not all people are looking for justice in the legal system; many look strictly for profit and personal gain instead.


From the Pope


Sister Eileen Hennelly, a teacher and librarian at Seton Hall High School in Patchogue

Sister Marion Kelly, 81, who was the principal of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in Southampton from 1967-81,