Lord

The heart of the Christian community is our Triune Lord: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Geography, history, and numbers are not the heart, but probably I will type mostly on these topics. As the internet already provides many encouraging spiritual guides and discouraging contentious forums, I intend to offer neither.
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Monday, August 24, 2020

Registration has begun for the Test for Acceptance to Catholic High Schools

This notice addresses the eighth grade students who hope to begin attendance at a Catholic High School in September, 2021. The time for registration has begun. For more information, please see this handbook, which might be worth printing.

https://www.tachsinfo.com/PDF/HandBook.pdf

This entrance exam now includes Catholic High Schools on Long Island, twelve counties in total:

Brooklyn,  Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and Orange. There are no Catholic high schools in Sullivan or Ulster counties. I know of one Catholic High School that requires a separate exam, namely all-boys Regis High School in Manhattan. Because the school listings are on landscape pages, I suggest that you print the lists of the counties that interest you.

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Some important information is lacking from the Rockville Centre page: the Approximate Admissions number and tuition data. Also, all the charts refer to the wrong year, 2020, not 2021.



Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hymn written in 1941

 This morning, 8.23.2020, the Sunday Mass from the Passionist monastery in Jamaica began with "To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King." Although I often heard this hymn during my high school days, I would never have guessed its origin in the first year of our Second World War.  Please see Deacon Greg Kandra's explanation HERE.  

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Much of the liturgical movement of the Twentieth Century was led by German and Austrian monks and their friends in the United States. In this instance, Father. Martin Hellriegel wrote this hymn as a proclamation opposite the claims of Hitler and the doctrines of the Nazis.

Greg Kandra is a permanent deacon at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

St. Camillus de Lellis

Bishop John Barres continues his Lives of the Saints one-minute commentaries with St. Camillus de Lellis on today, July 18, 2020.
Link to YouTube https://youtu.be/2DL6HLYh0Bg
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The priestly congregation he founded uses the initials M.I., Ministers of the Infirm. Wikipedia HERE.
The U.S.A. Camillians have a website HERE.
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The nearest parish with St. Camillus as patron is at Beach 100th Street in Rockaway Park.
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My 8th grade teacher was Mother Camillus, R.J.M.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bishop from Massapequa HS

The Pope has appointed Father Stephen D. Parkes the next bishop of Savannah, Georgia. He will be ordained September 23, 2020. Cruxnow reports the news HERE.
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Born in Mineola (Winthrop Hospital?) in 1965, he presumably was baptized in a Long Island parish (which one?)  He attended Massapequa High School (graduating about 1983? or did the family move to Florida?).  His older brother is Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

St. William the Abbot, July 3, 2020



Congratulations to the 8th graders of 2020!
One hundred eighty-nine 8th graders graduated from Seaford Middle School.
Thirty-six graduated from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bellmore.
Sixteen graduated from Maria Regina, Seaford.

Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.








For many more photos of the parish of St. William the Abbot, please click HERE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Change of rector at St. Agnes Cathedral

Please see the link HERE, for a change of rector effective 8.26. 2020.
Msgr. William Koenig, rector for the past eleven years, will become the Vicar for Priest Personnel. He is such a caring listener that I would say this is a wise selection.
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Fr. Michael Duffy will become the new rector of the cathedral.

Appointments effective August 26, 2020

As published in the Long Island Catholic newsletter:
Remarkable are the number of pastors named to take care of adjacent two or three parishes. Demographics are the reason, namely the growth rate of non-Catholic neighbors. Congratulations and thanks to all the helpers listed below.
Official clergy appointments announced

The following official appointments and announcements have been made by his Excellency, the Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York. All are effective August 26, 2020 unless otherwise noted.


Shared Pastorates:
Rev. Brian Barr is appointed Pastor of the Church of Saint Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach, while remaining Pastor of the Church of Saint Mary of the Isle, Long Beach, and the Church of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout. Effective June 24, 2020.

Rev. Rony Fabien is appointed Pastor of the Church of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevel,t while remaining Pastor of the Church of Saint Martha, Uniondale.

Rev. Stephen J. Pietrowski is appointed Pastor of the Church of Saint Philip Neri, Northport, while remaining Pastor of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Centerport.

Msgr. Francis J. Schneider is appointed Pastor of the Church of Saint Mark, Shoreham, while remaining Pastor of the Church of Saint John the Baptist, Wading River.


Pastor Assignments:
Rev. Joseph Baidoo, from Pastor of the Church of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt, to Pastor of the Church of Saint Boniface, Elmont.

Rev. Robert Joerger, C.P. is appointed Pastor of the Church of Saint Therese of Lisieux, Montauk.

Rev. Janusz Mocarski, from Administrator of the Church of Saint Therese of Lisieux, Montauk, to Pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph the Worker, East Patchogue. Effective September 2, 2020.

Msgr. Robert O. Morrissey is appointed Pastor of the Church of Saint Gertrude, Bayville, while remaining Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Rev. Lawrence N. Onyegu, from Administrator of the Church of Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream, to Pastor of the Church of Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream.

Rev. David Regan, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Gertrude, Bayville to Pastor of the Church of Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream.  Effective July 1, 2020.

Rev. Lennard S. Sabio, from Administrator of the Church of Saint Mark, Shoreham, to Pastor of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Rocky Point.

Rev. Edward M. Sheridan, from Vicar for Clergy Personnel, Diocese of Rockville Centre, to Pastor of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, East Northport.

Rev. James T. Stachacz, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville, to Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne.


Administrator:
Rev. Piotr Narkiewicz, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Isidore, Riverhead, to Administrator of the Church of Saint Agnes, Greenport.


Newly Ordained: 
Rev. Rafal Borowiejski
 is appointed Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park.  Effective July 1, 2020.

Rev. John Crozier is appointed Associate Pastor of the shared Parishes of Saint Mary, East Islip and Saint Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace. Effective July 1, 2020.

Non-parochial Ministry:
Rev. Michael J. Plona, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Center Moriches, to Chaplain at Saint Anthony High School, Melville, with residence at Church of Christ the King, Commack.

Retired Priests:
Msgr. Donald McE. Beckmann. Effective June 24, 2020
Rev. William F. Brisotti  
Msgr. Peter C. Dooley
Msgr. William J. Gomes
Rev. Richard P. Hoerning
Msgr. Joseph A. Mirro