March 10, 2010 | Vol. 48, No. 46


WESTBURY — More than 60 workshops responding to the full range of

“Let the children come to Me” is the theme of this year’s Religious Education Week,

Montauk — Suzanne Lieder has taken on double duty as the director

Bohemia — Teaching the faith is a family affair at St. John Nepomucene

AMITYVILLE — Each Wednesday, Father Tom Costa puts aside his clerical black

PLAINVIEW — Each Friday evening this Lent between 50 and 80


HICKSVILLE — Eileen M. Verity, director of senior services and nutrition

Youth Voice

Now it’s my turn to say that I believe


St. Anthony’s High School, South Huntington, celebrates the Friars boys swim

CYO will offer a free five-week recreation program for developmentally challenged

On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, the parish of St. Joseph, Garden City, hosted

Catholic high school track stars Patrick Farmer and Colleen Schmidt are both

A  pair of former diocesan high school hoop champions regained their crowns

Wrestling champs Grant Greene, top, joined Chris Brienza and Jimmy Morris in leading

Bishop's Column

We are about half way through Lent. Daily I pray for all of us in this our diocese


In November Pope Benedict XVI invited a group of artists to a meeting at the Vatican.

Has it been awhile since you went to confession? We are a long way away from the

Jesus taught us that it does not profit us to gain the whole world, if in the

The Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent are the Sundays when the First,


WHITE PLAINS — Franciscan Father Bernard Smith, a Kings Park native who

PHILADELPHIA — Vincentian Father John G. Nugent, 87, who was one of the

BRENTWOOD — Sister Frances Patrice Quinn, an educator who served locally

BRENTWOOD — Sister Isabel Maria Rivera, the first native of Puerto Rico

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Mary Madden, formerly Sister James Eugene,

WELLESLEY HILLS, MASS. — Sister Rita Edward Kehir, 88, died Feb. 24

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — Before praying the midday Angelus with those