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.
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.
Italian-born Father Nicholas Apollonio, 33, gave up on God after a family tragedy, but God never gave up on him.
The country’s only church under the protection of St. Benedict Joseph Labre is marking its 125th year in Richmond Hill.
Sister Kathleen Rose Mulhern, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 68 years, died Aug. 5 in Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood, L.I.
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 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.
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.
Sister Kathleen Bernadette Kane, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 68 years, died at Sacred Heart Convent, Hempstead, L.I., Jan. 2.
The 61 new lay leaders from 37 parishes will coordinate new or existing parish ministries.