The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new church year, and for some Catholic families, the liturgical "New Year" is tied to special traditions at home.
Pope Francis pleaded with the international community to assist Bangladesh helping refugees and helping to resolve the crisis in Myanmar that led them to flee.
“This is what the season should be about for everybody, the concept of giving, unselfishness.”
'See, God provides. No one will suffer want if we put our trust in Divine Providence.'
The love of Jesus is "stronger than all the challenges ahead."
An essential activity of bishops is to set the example for Catholics in their dioceses of a personal relationship with Jesus.
The Pilgrim Virgin statue will be touring the Diocese of Rockville Centre through November 20th. See complete schedule.
View a slide show of images from Masses at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, and St. Patrick Cemetery in Smithtown.