July 29, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 17


WEST HEMPSTEAD — The pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church is hoping

LONG BEACH — Bishop Murphy is expanding the work of the diocesan Office

 RIVERHEAD — Parishioners of St. Isidore’s Church here joined together recently

When he isn’t ministering to his parishioners at Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport,

OCEANSIDE — Entering the Oceanside Christopher offices here, one is immediately

LONG BEACH — Retired Jewish businessman Gary Krupp is a leader of efforts

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — The people of Long Island “need the Church more than ever,”

As the issue of health care took center stage in the nation’s capital last week, Bishop

HOLBROOK — Vacation Bible Camp at Good Shepherd parish here brought together

Bishop's Column

All of us commemorate special moments in our life. That is true in the Church as well.


At St. John’s University, I teach a course entitled “The Problem of God.” The course

We have completed the year of St. Paul and begun the year for priests. There is a deep

Sunday, August 2- 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 9- 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time


MARYKNOLL, N.Y. — Maryknoll Father Thomas E. Lavelle, a missionary to Mexico

ISLIP — Daughter of Wisdom Sister Gabrielle Michaud, 87, who served at St. Charles

BRENTWOOD — Sister Kathleen Reilly, who served as a nurse’s aide at Maria Regina

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Miriam Dolores Veale, who taught math

BRENTWOOD — Sister of St. Joseph Regina Fidelis Denny, 92, died July 5 in the 74th


As detailed on page one, our bishop, William Murphy, has taken the lead in articulating

Faith & Science

Many influential people and institutions in our society, including Hollywood and the mass


Parish Profiles

Originally a mission of St. Anne’s, Brentwood, St. John of God parish was founded


From the Pope

ROMANO CANAVESE, ITALY (Zenit) — Before praying the midday Angelus here