Ordinands of the Class of 2013 were active in parish ministries.Two-thirds served as an altar server and about half were in a parish youth group.
51 Kellenberg Memorial High School juniors were commissioned as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.
Father Kevin Smith, pastor of St. Dominic's Church in Oyster Bay, was installed as the associate national chaplain of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting..
Skelos said he wouldn't bring a bill to the floor even if it only maintains current standards. "There's no need, absolutely no need."
“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life,” he said, “there is always strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community ... .”