January 11, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 35

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


Commander Gary Vertichio from the Smith-Wever American Legion Post 651


WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Clergy and laity alike praised the naming of new cardinals

WEST ISLIP — Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s first baby delivered in 2012

Principal Stacie Stueber, right, of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional School

Father Stephen Morris was appointed pastor at St. Mary in Roslyn

Catholic Health Services of Long Island will hold  a training program

Soleil Jackson made her grand entrance 12:22 a.m. New Year’s Day

MANHASSET — When St. Mary’s High School here introduced a new iPad-based

UNIONDALE — Telecare, the diocesan television service, is inviting everyone

St. John of God Church, Central Islip, marked the feast of the Epiphany


ST. JAMES — Deacon Michael P. Hegarty, 82, formerly of Smithtown,

LAKE RONKONKOMA — Doris S. Bader, 91, former head of The Long Island Catholic

SPARKILL, NY — Dominican Sister Mary Bernadette Phillips, 79, passed away Dec. 31 in Siena Hall Infirmary in Dominican Convent here.

She entered the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill on September 8, 1952 and received the name Sister Catherine Martin. She professed her first vows in 1954 and her final vows in 1959. She received a B.S. in education from St. Thomas Aquinas College here.

Bishop's Column

My friend, Cardinal William Baum, who loves visiting Rockville Centre


With the feast of the Baptism of Jesus on Monday, January 9th

As we continue to explore the theology and spirituality of the newly-translated texts

Given the nature of his work, it can be challenging to speak of

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (CNA And VIS ) — Pope Benedict XVI used his Sunday Angelus address

Faith & Science