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.



Southampton — There are always celebrity sightings in the Hamptons

Through education, discussion and prayer, parishes are responding to calls

Huntington — Last weekend Bishop William Murphy joined the Missionary Sisters

Just as they did a little more than two months ago, local Catholics will once again

Rockville Centre — Through a half-century in his many diverse roles as a priest,

As part of a nationwide effort, the Diocese of Rockville Centre today announced the filing

Bethpage — At St. Martin of Tours Church here, while the Life Teen ministry gives the teenagers

Bishop John Dunne was the principal celebrant at a liturgy celebrating couples

Huntington — It was a mostly happy celebration at the Seminary

Rockville Centre — It is fitting that the first residence hall at Molloy College

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