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.



Greenlawn — While growing up in Elmont, Msgr. Patrick Armshaw appreciated the

Roosevelt — Bishop Paul Walsh may have retired as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese

Amityville — Father Jose Simon Palliparambil “never thought about becoming a priest,”

People from across Long Island are being urged to ”Stand Up for Religious Freedom”

North Merrick — Sister Lynn Caton will make her final profession as a Sister of St. Joseph

An internationally acclaimed Catholic film is coming to Long Island on Labor Day

Bishop Paul H. Walsh, who has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Rockville Centre diocese

Amityville — While going to a Catholic college, Father Robert Kayser recalls, he normally

“To me, she’s the Joan of Arc of the Gospel of life.”

When Bishop John McGann was starting a prison ministry team in 1979, Franciscan

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