November 2, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 26


With the holidays quickly approaching, many parish outreach programs

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Angelic voices and music filled the air

TLIC continues to feature brief profiles of each of the honorees chosen by their parishes

Msgr. Romualdo Sosing was installed as the ninth pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church

HUNTINGTON — Facing an “eclipse in the sense of God” in Western society

A warm welcome was extended to Long Island’s immigrant population

In what has been an annual tradition for the past 25 years, the students of Ruth Testa’s sixth-grade class at Sts. Philip and James School

Children from 36 schools, high schools and religious education programs

A total of 356 men and women representing 74 parishes were honored

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — In the student center, a group of young women

The Telecare Awards of Excellence were held on October 25

Tom Szymanski’s desire to serve those in need was fostered by his experiences

The American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Community Cancer Center

SMITHTOWN — When you’re active, do you notice numbness in your legs


At Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School’s spelling bee in Uniondale

Members of the Knights of Columbus Immaculate Conception Council in Riverhead

Bishop William Murphy presided at Mass Oct. 16 as St. James Parish in Seaford


St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington captured both the boys’ and girls’


Silently, in the midst of the warm summer months when families were enjoying vacation days, traveling to the shore or to parks and recreation areas, and most children were basking in the sun, enjoying free time with friends as they played sports, went to beaches or community pools, hiked, went to camps and were busy making new friends, a catastrophe of almost Biblical proportion was unfolding in the stark, harsh, dry territory of the Horn of Africa.

The Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Wisdom 6:12-16
Responsorial: Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

Youth Voice

Most Catholic parishioners would have no problem stating


Next Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day, and we are reminded of our civic duty to vote.

Bishop's Column

On October 27 last week, the Holy Father traveled to Assisi by train


WILMINGTON, DEL. — Father Daniel McCloskey, a Wilmington priest with family ties on Long Island, died Oct. 13 at the age of 62.

AMITYVILLE — Sister Virginia Ann Hellow, 81, died Oct. 22.

From the Pope

ASSISI, ITALY (Zenit and CNS) — Marking the 25th anniversary of the first interfaith

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Where is everyone ?
Editor: I was in church this past Sunday

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Wed., Nov. 2    
Feast of All Souls Mass – Holy Rood Cemetery – 9 a.m.