February 8, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 39


Center Moriches — Students, athletes, actresses, and businesspeople get stuck on a train,

NORTH BABYLON — While growing up in Brooklyn more than 60 years ago,

The feast of St. Blaise is observed annually on Feb. 3 and is marked by the blessing of the throats.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A directive from the U.S. Army chief of chaplains that a letter

BROOKLYN — St. Francis College management majors have again achieved top rankings

HICKSVILLE — Holy Trinity Diocesan High School will induct three new members into  its Hall of Fame

Representatives of various religious communities on Long Island gathered at the 11 a.m. Mass Feb. 5


WASHINGTON (CNS) — Auxiliary Bishop Joseph W. Estabrook of the U.S. Archdiocese

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, retired archbishop of Philadelphia,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Sister Mary Loyola, 103, of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus,

Bishop's Weekly Calendar


Last July, Bishop Leonard Blair directed that in his Diocese of Toledo, Ohio,

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — At midday Feb. 6, Pope Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray

Bishop's Column

Last Saturday we had the regular quarterly meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC)


Lately the expression “the earthly virtue” seems to me to fit the virtue of hope.

In the three Sunday Gospels in February before Ash Wednesday the one consistent theme is healing.

As we continue to explore the depth and richness of the new translation of the Profession of Faith,

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading:
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46
Responsorial: Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Fourth-graders at St. William the Abbot School in Seaford had a surprise visitor,

St. Anthony High School, South Huntington, recently formed the Celtic Friars Pipe Band.

Kindergarten through third-grade students at Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook


Order not taking over any elementary schools