December 14, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 32

News

“ON THIS MOST HOLY DAY” — THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION —

TLIC continues to feature brief profiles of each of the honorees

Seven men preparing for the priesthood were ordained to the transitional diaconate Dec. 8 at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington.

FREEPORT — Advent should be a time of “creative waiting and preparation,”

HICKSVILLE — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre held its fifth annual Helping Hands

OYSTER BAY — Through His Incarnation, “God showed humanity

Stress at Christmas time is so much a part of the season that there is a song about it.

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Wed., Dec. 14 through Thurs., Dec. 15

Obituaries

BRONX — Brother Victor Serna, 87, a member of the Marist Brothers

AMITYVILLE — Sister Jean Veronica McCarthy, 80, died on December 5, 2011.

Bishop's Column

Dear Children of the Diocese of Rockville Centre,

Columnists

When I first began to read Michael Paul Gallagher’s “Faith Maps

As we enter a new Church year we begin with the beautiful season of Advent.

One good way to go deeper into the meaning of Advent

Neighbors

The students and faculty at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Before using a tablet computer to