November 11, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 29


John-Patrick (Jack) Mauro of Troop 336 prepares to cut into the cake celebrating his

Third graders at St. Ignatius Loyola School, Hicksville, participate

Pre-K students of St. Ignatius Loyola School, Hicksville, enjoy an autumn

Father Robert Hayden was installed as the ninth pastor of St. William the Abbot in

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption, Inc. recently named Garden City resident

Saint Aidan’s parish, Williston Park hosted a free pumpkin patch the Sunday before


St. Anthony’s High School, South Huntington, and St. John the Baptist Diocesan

Bishop's Column

As one of the responses to Pope Benedict’s calling this year The Year for Priests,


For those of us who lived through the sessions of Vatican II more than 40 years ago,

“God is ready.  God is kind and generous.  He wants to bless us with vocations.”

Those who exercise a liturgical ministry at our worship are public people.

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


WASHINGTON (Combined News Sources) — Inclusion of an amendment banning

East Meadow — When the gleaming white van pulls up in front of Lena Jankowski’s

Bishop William Murphy presided as the diocese honored couples married 50 or more

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — Fathers and sons from around Long Island gathered at Molloy


“No health care legislation that compels Americans to pay for or participate in abortion


From the Pope


Brentwood — Sister Clare Imelda Ruane, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Brentwood — Sister of St. Joseph Mary Leonie Conk, who served for 33 years at

Dallas, Pa. — Sister of Mercy Virginia Bertschi, 67, who had been principal of Our