October 7, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 24


To celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mattituck, held a

For his Eagle Scout project, Justin D’Angelo refurbished the Roslyn Road Park which

On the patronal feast of his new parish, Father Peter Kaczmarek was formally installed

Kaitlyn Stoyer and Caitlin McDonough of Notre Dame School, New Hyde Park,

First-time pastor Father Gerard Gentleman officially assumed the top position at


MINEOLA — Following the annual Red Mass Sept. 29 at St. Joseph’s Church in

Roosevelt— “Every Child Brings Us God’s Smile,” a quote from Pope Benedict XVI,

Kings Park— Animal blessings on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi commemorate

SEAFORD — Close to a thousand children — along with some of their parents

Catholic Ministries Appeal, which supports many parish and diocesan-level

Rockville Centre — Despite the threat of rain, more than 150 students, faculty,

Greenport — For 125 years, St Agnes Church here has been a harbor for

Bishop's Column

Text of Bishop Murphy’s homily at the annual Red Mass hosted by the Catholic


Volleyball is a game of communication. Teams need to work together to get the

SYOSSET — A steady rain didn’t dampen the smiles and enthusiasm of the Our


While the Senate Finance Committee, in its markup late last week of Sen. Max Baucus’s


Youth Voice

Two years ago, Pat McDonough, director of youth ministry at St. Mary’s Parish


Islip — Daughter of Wisdom Sister Joan Leavey, 81, who was a counselor at Mercy

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. — Sister Loretta Philomena Moreau, a member of the

Amityville — Dominican Sister Patricia Ann Thomas, a doctor who served Catholic


“It’s really great that you go to the abortion mill to pray. I would go, but I would get