January 4, 2011

New York parishioners face possible hepatitis A exposure from Communion

NEW YORK – The Nassau County Department of Health on New York’s Long Island is offering immune globulin or hepatitis A vaccine to parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park who might have been exposed to hepatitis A when receiving Communion at two Christmas Day Masses.
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Mount Carmel in contest to get football field

Photo by Owen Sweeney III Essex’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School had its first football team  last fall. The program was assembled quickly, but was well-coached by Robb Johnson. Johnson believes in the program’s future. The school is trying  to install a game/practice field on campus. The first-year field was in a wooded park that...
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Blakefield students swim for their brothers

I received a really nice item from Loyola Blakefield’s Robert Robinson. As students eyed clocks  Dec. 22 to countdown to their Christmas vacation,  members of the school’s swim team completed a 100-mile relay during nearly 30 hours. They did so in honor of fellow Dons and freshmen Joseph Gorman and Matthew Costello. Gorman has had leukemia for more...
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