Deacon Angel R. Rivera

Deacon Angel R. Rivera, 72, a retired deacon of the diocese who served at St. Benedict Joseph Labre parish, Richmond Hill, died Oct. 13 in Puerto Rico, where all arrangements took place.

Local Family Leaving for Missionary Work in Detroit

In less than two weeks, Matthew and Stephanie Zinser and their three young sons are leaving everything behind their families, jobs and Glendale home – to answer the call to live as missionary disciples.

Father Nicholas Apollonio

Italian-born Father Nicholas Apollonio, 33, gave up on God after a family tragedy, but God never gave up on him.

Obituary: Sister Mary Thaddeus Glass, C.I.J.,

Sister Mary Thaddeus Glass, C.I.J., a member of the Congregation of the Infant Jesus, popularly known as the Nursing Sisters of the Sick Poor, for 65 years, died at Villa St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I. She was 91.

Father Victor Bolaños

Father Victor Manuel Bolaños, 47, never thought of becoming a priest. Not until World Youth Day in 2008 when he felt a vocational call so powerful that he could not resist it.

Fourteen Priests Observe 25 Years of Priesthood

Seven of the men who are celebrating their 25th anniversaries as priests were ordained by Bishop Thomas V. Daily on June 1, 1991. Details of the other ordinations are included in these brief biographies.