Saint Dominic HS Senior chosen as Youth Ambassador

Preston_Gabriella-(1)St. Dominic H.S. senior Gabriella Preston was selected to be a Youth Ambassador at National Catholic Youth Conference 2015 as part of the Diocese of Rockville Centre Delegation.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Here I Am Lord.”  This is especially meaningful to her because this was the theme of her Sweet Sixteen Blessing Ceremony last year. The conference was held in Indianapolis in November.
At St. Dominic, Gabby is actively involved in Science Olympiads, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, International Club, and was one of the leads in the fall musical. She is also part of  the Youth Group at St. Brigid’s in Westbury.

Our Lady of Mercy School Faculty Gets CPR Certified

In November the faculty and staff of Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville successfully completed a CPR training session. Steve Doucette, an Our Lady of Mercy parent and school board member, offered his services to provide this life saving training.  In addition to being CPR certified for infants, children, and adults, they also received instruction on the proper use of the AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillator) that are located in both the parish church and school. All are now well prepared to handle an emergency, should one arise.
Molloy’s Dominican Young Adults Lead Vespers at Motherhouse
As part of the celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Dominican Order, the Dominican Young Adult chapter from Molloy College recently presided over Sunday vespers service at the Sisters of St. Dominic chapel in Amityville.
Honoring Veterans in Bay Shore

For Veterans Day, St. Patrick Parish, Bay Shore, remembered the 240 veterans interred in the parish cemetery with a special bulletin insert.

Bill Lindner, the parish cemetery administrator and retired navy veteran also added a sign recognizing the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War to the graves of four men who were in battle 150 years ago and now rest in peace at St Patrick Cemetery, Bay Shore.






Veterans Honored at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center

olc-photos-vets-day-11Veterans Day was observed at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center, West Islip, with numerous events saluting its veteran residents and staff, many of whom served their country in World War II. As a gesture of appreciation for their service, the veterans were guests of honor at a special breakfast, where gifts from the children of Bayview Elementary School were given to them. The West Islip American Legion invited Our Lady of Consolation’s resident veterans to attend a prayer service and luncheon at the American Legion hall. Earlier in the month, a plaque was blessed and dedicated in remembrance of the residents of Our Lady of Consolation who gave their best when called upon to serve and protect their nation. Father Brian Brinker, Our Lady of Consolation chaplain, offered a blessing to “all our veterans and their families who know and live out the meaning of valor, strength and bravery. For those who made the greatest sacrifice, we remember them with great reverence and thanksgiving.”