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.



Rockville Centre — As a boy growing up in Kenya, Father Gabriel Muteru went

October is Respect Life Month, and once again, the diocesan Respect Life Office

UNIONDALE — An address by nationally renowned Catholic scholar Robert

Above, Father Michael Vetrano greets well-wishers following his Mass of Installation as

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — In the wake of the U.S. Department of Health and Human

The St. Vincent de Paul Society in the Diocese of Rockville Centre wants people to

Levittown — Father Marty Hall, retired parish priest and veteran of ministry

Amityville — For younger immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. years ago but seeking to

Farmingdale — Father Michael Duffy is using social media to bring the Gospel message

After attending services for nearly a year in the school cafeteria while their church was

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