There is no greater joy than accepting the invitation, the challenge even, to love God more each day. He calls me to draw nearer to Him every day in my community as His spouse. This is religious life: an invitation to love.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Father William A. Smith, a retired priest of the diocese, was celebrated Jan. 8 at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside. He died Jan. 5 at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
In response to Pope Francis’ call to preach the Gospel at the peripheries of society, Father Frank Mann has started a ministry to street artists in Bushwick.
Sister Frances E. Costello, C.S.J., a Sister of St. Joseph, Brentwood, L.I., for 74 years, died at Sacred Heart Convent in Hempstead, L.I., on Feb. 7.
Twelve men who are studying to become permanent deacons for the parishes in Brooklyn and Queens, were admitted as Acolytes June 22 at Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa presided.
March 26, 1966 – a day I remember as though it were yesterday. A few minutes before 8 a.m., I stood together with several other young men about to be ordained priests in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Innsbruck, Austria.