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.



SHOREHAM — When Father Christopher Deh was growing up

GREENPORT — Making her first Holy Communion last weekend

On June 9, at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre, three men were

HUNTINGTON — Scores of priests, deacons, and seminarians

With a public comment period set to expire on June 19,

ROCKVILLE CENTRE — “We have two new bishops,”

SYOSSET — As St. Edward the Confessor School concludes

UNIONDALE — Local Catholic high school journalists

The three men come from different backgrounds and have taken different

Brentwood — Father Paul Dahm started celebrating his 50th anniversary

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