April 11, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 2


Bishop William Murphy greets Father Frank Nelson, before the start of the Chrism Mass.

Slide show of Easter celebrations across Long Island and the world, including Father Peter Garry, pastor of St. Patrick, Southold, at sunrise Mass at Cedar Beach.

Local Confirmation students and their parents will have the chance to learn new ways

With the goal of helping to make better sense of our place in an evolving world,

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Bishop's Column

The following is Bishop Murphy’s homily for Easter Sunday.


Recently I gave a talk on Christian joy and found the experience preparing the talk

We have begun the celebration of the Great 50 Days of Easter Time,

On that first Easter morning the news of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead


The families of St. Christopher School, Baldwin, strived to live out their motto,

More than a dozen students, including several Long Islanders, from the Habitat for Humanity club

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.



WILTON, CT — Sister RoseMary Ballasty, who taught school for several years in Maryland,


Most six-year-olds are happy to spend their days with their families and playing with friends,

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Following are excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at the Easter Vigil.