More than 100 residents, staff and guests assembled in the auditorium of Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center in West Islip to celebrate Easter.
Gregory A. Shemitz photos
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A bouquet of flowers arrives for one of the residents.
Volunteer William Sammis carries the processional cross.
Residents listen as Father Bill Logan prays at the beginning of Mass.
Josephine Eich, a 100-year-old resident, proclaims the First Reading.
Amityville Dominican Sister Claire Patrice Farrell prays.
Members of the Consolation Chapel Choir sing.
Members of the Consolation chapel choir sing.
Father Bill Logan blesses the congregation with holy water.
Father Bill Logan and retired Auxiliary Bishop Paul Walsh pray over the gifts.
Joseph Pritchard holds the hand of his wife Madeline during the recitation of the Lord's Prayer.
Volunteer Ann Messina distributes Communion.
Robert Alert, a member of the Knights of Columbus, blesses himself at the end of Mass.
Amityville Dominican Sister Marilyn Breen, Consolation's administrator, visits with Msgr. George Graham after the service.
Kate McLeer, 7, holds an Easter lily and greeting card in the chapel. Kate donated the flower to Consolation in memory of her great-grandmother, Mary Freund, a former volunteer and resident at Consolation. The card was for the residents.