Above, Sarah Fogarty, 14, takes her donkey, Diesel, and dog, Fred, to be blessed by Deacon Jeff Sykes during the blessing of the animals at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mattituck, Oct. 7. The service took place in observance of the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of animals. Belowt, a woman uses an umbrella to shield a dog from the rain.



At the San Gennaro Festival at Sacred Heart Parish, Island Park, last month,

Uniondale — Telecare’s new season will kick off Columbus Day weekend with

On October 2, 2012, Bishop William Murphy announced that The Long Island Catholic is

MERRICK — When he was growing up in India, Father Josep Augustine Kadungamparambil

Garden City — You’ve probably heard of Captain John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War figure,

Bishop Robert Brennan celebrated a liturgy at St. Rose of Lima Church, Massapequa,

Catholics for Freedom of Religion, a local non-partisan group, is advocating for and

Huntington — Parents and educators often complain that electronic games turn children

MANORVILLE — Teenagers who want to deepen their faith and share it with others

More than 500 teenagers and young adults from parishes, high schools and colleges

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Scranton, PA — Sister M. Sarita Gesler, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate

Wellesley Hills, MA — Sister Mary Francis McConnell died on Oct. 5 at Mount

Amityville — Sister Regina Bernadette Wesnofske, 94, died Oct. 4. She had dedicated

Amityville — Sister Rose Carmel Saladino, 98, died on Oct. 4. She had dedicated 80


Kayla Dolan and Caitlin Bowe, recipients of  the Maureen Nolan Scholarship for pro-life

Our Lady of Peace Church, Lynbrook, held its annual Blessing of the Animals for the Feast

Brother Peter Joseph Sullivan recently made his solemn profession as a Benedictine

On September 13, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center held their