July 25, 2012 | Vol. 51, No. 15


ROCKVILLE CENTRE — With his ordination as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese

HUNTINGTON STATION — Bishop Nelson Perez’s first experience serving Mass,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE – At a joy-filled liturgy rich in symbolic tradition,

In designing the shield — the central element in what is formally called the heraldic

He may not have known that Bishop Robert Brennan would become an auxiliary

Centerport — “So much has changed on Long Island,” said Msgr. T. Peter Ryan

When he was young, Martin Perez recalled, his older brother, Nelson,

Syosset — No one knows how many lives were touched by Sister of Mercy

AURORA, COLO. (CNA/EWTN NEWS) — “Sin, evil and death do not

Huntington Station — Dan Diviney always wanted to ride his bike cross-country


Bishop William Murphy recently presented awards to the winners of the 2012

James Sokol, Anthony Pallisco, and Eamonn Lennon (left to right) of Boy Scout

Mary’s/Maris Stella Council #2228 in Lynbrook recently presented Brooke

Cardinal George Alencherry of India celebrated the noon Mass at Resurrection

Youth Voice

Five days. Five teachers. Fifty-five students. Five lessons learned. One family of faith.

Parish Profiles

St. Sylvester’s parish is “a community praying, growing, serving and welcoming

Bishop's Column

The Diocese of Rockville Centre has been blessed this week with two new


This past decade has seen a plethora of movies dealing with superheroes:

These are very exciting times in our diocese. We have been blessed by our

I am just back from a relaxing few days on the coast of southern Maine.

Sunday, July 29: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 5: The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gift of the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost morning gave birth to the Church.


In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

From the Pope

Faith & Science

Those who seek to justify abortion often try to minimize or deny the humanity



Amityville — Sister Agnes Wassmer, 85, died July 10. She had dedicated 66 years