June 8, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 10


The graduating eighth-graders from St. Joseph School, Garden City, recently celebrated

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) Club recently sponsored a “Blessing of the Cars.”

The parents’ organization of Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park sponsored a recent week-long circus visit

After reading the story “Soil” by Sally M. Walker, second-graders at Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip wrote

For the Girl Scout Gold Award, Alli Philbin educated local Seaford/Wantagh Girl Scout groups about the flag

The Young Vincentians of St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh recently held a bread and soup dinner that raised $4,000 for a children’s orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania in East Africa.

At St. Frances de Chantal in Wantagh, Bishop John Dunne offered a liturgy celebrating



Those who know Deacon Richard Mastrogiacomo best say that when he is passionate about something

Bishop Murphy has appointed Nan Doherty as principal of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

Deacon Frank Zero wanted to be a priest since he was seven years old.

Most people know the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis” means “always faithful.”

“How Natural Family Planning Renews Marriage” will be the topic this Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Seminary

The diocesan Respect Life Office will sponsor a conference on end-of-life issues at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception,

With only two months to go until the next World Youth Day, teens and young adults from around the diocese

“You expect a call to be like a trumpet blaring,” said Deacon Kevin Thompson about his vocation to the priesthood.

Long Beach Catholic Regional School (LBCRS) students and teachers greeted wounded Marine Corporal Joshua Himan on Wednesday

Bishop William Murphy will ordain four men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on June 25 at St. Agnes Cathedral.

When he was growing up in Brentwood, Father Patrick Callan recalls walking around town with a priest and noticing the respect

Bishop's Column

Text of Bishop Murphy’s homily at 11 a.m. Mass, Sunday, June 5 at St. Agnes Cathedral.


There is so much that is good in Father James Martin’s book, “The Jesuit Guide to

I certainly hope you plan to be at St. Anthony’s High School this Sunday for the diocesan

In our society we are used to getting everything our own way, , and we are used to

Blessed John Paul II announced a New Evangelization to the Catholic world.

Youth Voice

Abuelo is the Spanish word meaning grandpa. My abuelo however, is not your typical grandfather. I can honestly say

From the Pope

During his June 4-5 apostolic visit to Croatia, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the central role of religion in promoting justice, peace and the common good