The Long Island Catholic and The Fe Fuerza Vida
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am saddened to inform our faithful subscribers that The Catholic Press Association has made the difficult decision to suspend all print publications and will no longer publish The Long Island Catholic magazine or Fe Fuerza Vida, the monthly Spanish-language newspaper.
Both publications have not been self-sustaining for many years. Regrettably, with the prolonged pandemic exacerbating the financial strains from our bankruptcy, the Diocese can no longer afford to subsidize these operations. This is a sad moment for the Diocese, as these Catholic publications have proudly served the Faithful well on Long Island for many years.
The summer issue was the final issue of The Long Island Catholic Magazine, which, like many magazines and newspapers, has suffered from a steady erosion in both subscriptions and advertising. Fe Fuerza Vida’s last issue is the recently published August edition.
We wish to thank all the loyal readers of both publications and encourage them to sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter to keep you informed of Diocesan and parish news and events. We also thank our advertisers for their support over the years. If you are not already on this email list visit www.drvc.org/newsletter to sign up.
Please continue to stay connected to the Catholic Church on Long Island through our diocesan website, E-newsletter, social media, and the Catholic Faith Network television station. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Communications at 516-678-5800, ext. 221. Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend John 0. Barres
Bishop of Rockville Centre
We want to feel that our country is on the right track and that our church is serving God’s people as well.
On Pentecost Sunday at the 12 Noon Mass, Fr. Peter, assisted by Deacon Jim, administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to two sisters – Emilia and Federica Paiva.