April 8, 2009 | Vol. 48, No. 3

From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (Zenit) — On April 2, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in St.


Twenty men studying for the permanent diaconate took a major step in their

St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School student film makers won first place awards

St. Agnes Cathedral School’s Drama Club presented Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates

Ben LeStrange, 8, portraying Jesus, rides a wooden donkey at the beginning of a

Students of St. Joseph’s School, Garden City celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a trip to

Jennifer Matthews of Rockville Centre, a senior at Kellenberg Memorial High School, was


Amityville— Bishop William Murphy blessed the new St. Pius X Residence for

Baldwin — Just as in the Gospels a darkness fell over the land during Jesus’ crucifixion,

GARDEN CITY — The pros and cons of how the free market economy stands up

Uniondale — Students from more than 70 Catholic schools and parish religious

PORT WASHINGTON — Margaret Nuzzolese has a better understanding of her

Bishop's Column

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus:


The custom that a friend of mine began a few years ago of watching a film on the evening

We know the story well. We know that Jesus was arrested after praying intensely in the

The Rite of Committal is the final ritual whereby the community of faith prays for and cares


On Tuesday, March 31, Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s bill (A.5708-A) extending the

Parish Profiles

Our Lady of Grace was founded in 1962 when the suburbs were growing rapidly.



Michael O’Herlihy used to be a Catholic priest.