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May 2005

NEWS OF THE DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND Covering Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk

Celebration at St. Jude’s

The Rev. Charles McCarron FCS Executive Director
where he developed HIV/AIDS service programs, teen peer education and congregational interfaith care teams. He served for two years as an organizational consultant for the National Network for Lay Professionals of the Episcopal Church USA. He was also the founding Coordinator for the Homeless Street Youth Project at St. Luke in the Fields Episcopal Church in New York City. Father McCarron’s pastoral positions include chaplaincies with SUNY New Paltz and tbe NYS Correctional Facility at Fishkill as well as the New York State Office of Mental Health. Since 2002, he has served as the Priest-in Charge of the Church of the Resurrection in Richmond Hill, NY In describing his new position, Father McCarron stated: “As FCS lives into its new identity as a diocesan agency and takes on a more expansive vision for service throughout the diocese we will be guided by a sense of the necessity of prayer and constant reflection on the Gospel roots of our mission as we seek to be of service to the congregations and people of the diocese. Through its relationship with Episcopal Community Services, FCS will become part of the movement of diocesan social service agencies throughout the Church seeking to incorporate advocacy for justice with acts of effective compassion on behalf of the poor.”

Enjoying a happy moment before the Service of Institution at St. Jude’s Church in Wantagh on Saturday, April 9 are: the Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., Bishop of Long Island; the Ven. Theodore Bean, Archdeacon of Nassau; the Rev. David L. Hofer, Pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Emden, IL; the Rev. Christopher D. Hofer, sixth Rector of the Church of St. Jude and the Rev. Marjorie Gerbracht-Stagnaro, Chaplain of St. Patrick’s Day School in Washington, D.C. (photo by Rudy Flores)

The Rev. Charles F. McCarron

On March 7, 2005, Bishop Walker appointed the Rev. Charles F. McCarron as Executive Director for Family Consultation Services. A native of the Bronx, Father McCarron’s extensive background in social services ministries makes him ideally suited for this position. A graduate of Fordham University, Father McCarron has Masters Degrees from the Maryknoll School of Theology and the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University. He also has a J.D. from C.U.N.Y School of Law. He holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Hofstra University School of Business and a Diploma in Anglican Studies and an S.T.M. from the General Theological Seminary. Father McCarron’s administrative background includes positions with Catholic Charities agencies on Long Island

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The Rev. Joseph Jerome helps Bishop Walker distribute palms on Palm Sunday at All Saints’ Church, Long Island City. (photo by Rudy Flores)

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The Bishop’s Message
In reviewing the year’s columns to date, I have remained faithful to my vow to use every opportunity at my disposal to discuss Holy Habits. By now most of you remember that Holy Habits are: The habit of tithing or conscientiously working towards the tithe The habit of daily personal prayer and study The habit of observing Sabbath time/Sabbath rest The habit of weekly corporate worship It is my prayer and hope that many of you have incorporated them into your daily lives. There is still an opportunity to have your name listed as one who has committed to support the resolution adopted at our Diocesan Convention, and your life of Holy Habits can begin today. There is another habit that I would like you to adopt that, while secular, touches upon the Holy. The habit of which I write is the habit of putting and keeping your affairs in proper order. Now that the media glare has dimmed causing us to turn our attention away from Terry Schiavo and the ensuing promises we made during the evening news broadcast, let us commit to be serious about our affairs. The preparation of a living will and medical directive should be undertaken thoughtfully and prayerfully by all persons of adult majority age. If you don’t have these documents, please prepare them now! If you do, it should be remembered that our wills, health care proxies and health care directives should be reviewed at several major points within our lives. Decade: Just as we are told to replace our smoke detector batteries as we enter and leave Day Light Savings Time, at the beginning of every new decade, we should review all of our documents to ascertain if our directives and decisions are consistent with our wishes. Diagnosis: A health care diagnosis with either short- or long-term implications should trigger a review of our medical directives, and if we haven’t prepared one, there can be no better time to begin. Death: The death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or friendly administrator often causes the need to revise one’s beneficiaries and medical trustees/administrators. The failure to do so in a timely fashion may lead to troubles in the future. Disability: Even the shortest of terms of a disability should inspire action. Divorce: Upon the dissolution of a marriage, living wills and medical trusts should be reviewed. With the exception of the entry into a new decade, the remaining “D’s” are all times of major distress and disruption in our lives, yet they are times we need to respect in order to be prepared for the future. When Rob Rogers, the forward thinking organist at St. Luke’s and St. Matthew’s, asked all members of the congregation to list the hymns they wished played at their funeral, there was nervous laughter and then a palpable hush over the congregation. Hymns, readings, and our desires regarding the burial office are even more difficult to contemplate than our health care directives but equally necessary. Cremation or in ground burial - these too are helpful instructions as well as your desires about organ or tissue donation. We need to let others know what we are thinking about all of these issues while we still are able to make our wishes known. While we are healthy and bounding, these are difficult steps into a foreboding future but these are steps that we should take nevertheless. Just as we have learned of the necessity of getting all things in order from the tragic life and death of Ms. Schiavo, we have also learned of the beauty of death from The Holy Father, John Paul, II. His preparation for death, while not of earthly things and livings wills, has illumined for us the joy of being people of the Resurrection.

Convention Corner
* Plans are progressing for the November 11-12, 2005 Diocesan Convention at the Hyatt Regency Wind Watch Hotel in Hauppauge, conveniently located off Exit 57 of the LIE with complimentary shuttle service from the Ronkonkoma train station. Special Room Rate: $109 per night * We are excited to announce that the Guest Preacher for Saturday’s Eucharist at Convention will be The Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty, Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon. * Delegate Certificates were due March 13, 2005. Please check the Diocesan Convention page of the website (www.dio to ensure that your congregation’s certificate is filed and your delegates receive all convention material as it is distributed. * Parochial Reports were due March 1. Check the website to ensure that your congregation is current with its reporting. * Audits are due September 1. * Please visit the Diocesan website ( regularly for current information.

By Alison Hegeman
Jennifer Carroll, president of Brooklyn ECW, reported that on March 12 the Archdeaconry of Brooklyn hosted the Annual Quiet Day for Brooklyn and Queens at St. Gabriel’s Church. Although the day broke with a snowstorm, more than 50 persons attended, including the Archdeacon of Brooklyn, the Ven. Peter Golden; the president of Queens ECW, Mrs Marjorie Boyden-Edmunds, and other members from Queens. The leader of the day was the Rev. Andrea Hayden, assistant to the rector of St. Gabriel’s. The topic was growth and change. Mother Hayden traced our spiritual development from babes in Christ to mature Christians. She invited the attendees to share their reflections on the day. The Quiet Day ended with a Eucharist. The next meeting of the Brooklyn Archdeaconry will be on May 14 at St. Philip’s, MacDonough Street. The theme will be how to start and run an ECW chapter at the parish level. The Nassau Archdeaconry held its first meeting for 2005 on March 12 at St. Jude’s Church in Wantagh. Twenty-four members attended. Fr. Christopher Hofer, rector of St. Jude’s, celebrated the Eucharist, assisted by Fr. Simon. Mother SaraLouise Krantz and Mother Joan Fraser also attended this meeting. Flo Hills talked about the Christmas at Sea program at Seamen’s Church Institute; June Gerbracht discussed the shawl ministry; Ruth Haugaard told about the lap robe ministry and a representative from the Cathedral talked about the ministry, Dolls2Love. The meeting was followed by lunch. Suffolk Archdeaconry had planned a meeting on March 24 at Little Portion Friary with a talk by Lauranne Von Gonton on hospice. Unfortunately, heavy snow the night before, with a prediction of six inches to come, forced a cancellation of that meeting. Same time, same place, same program— postponed to Thursday, April 28. One of the new board members of the Diocesan ECW is Sharon Bolotine, who worships at Christ Church, Port Jefferson. She is chair of Ministry in Action and is eager to help parishes participate more fully in this ministry. Ministry in Action covers a wide range of volunteer activities. Individual parishes may choose one or more branches in which to participate. Supplying lap robes to those afflicted with AIDS and those in nursing homes is one ministry; supplying layettes to unwed mother facilities; giving food and clothing to homeless shelters; and/or giving clothes, toys and sundries to families taking part in the FCS Adopt-a-Family Program— are other options.

Vol. 16 No. 5 May, 2005 The Diocese of Long Island The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., Bishop Marcia Yeates, Editor The DOMINION/Episcopal Life is prepared by the Diocese of Long Island, 36 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY, 11530, and published by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, Inc., 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Periodical postage paid in New York, NY and additional mailling offices. (ISSN 1050-0057). $2 per copy; Postmaster: Send address changes to Episcopal Life, P.O. Box 2050, Voorhees, NJ 08043-8000 To change subscription addresses contact: Episcopal Life Circulation Dept. P.O. Box 2050 Voorhees, NJ 08043-8000 1 800-374-9510 Send Articles, Parish Stories, Letters to The Editor 36 Cathedral Avenue PO Box 510 Garden City, NY 11530 NOT LATER THAN May 7, 2005 for INCLUSION IN THE NEXT ISSUE. Fax # :516-248- 1616 email:

Holy Habits
Those wishing to sign up as signatories to the Holy Habits pledge passed at the last Diocesan Convention may send their names to: Canon Diane M. Porter, Deputy for Episcopal Administration, 36 Cathedral Avenue, P.O. Box 510, Garden City, NY 11530. Added this month to the list is: Selvena Mosley, St. Philip’s, MacDonough St., Brooklyn.

I heard an unconfirmed news report that as The Holy Father surrendered himself to God, after prayers he offered a blessing and then said AMEN. May we learn, at least, two things from these recent events: how to prepare for disability and death and how to enter into the larger life so that we too at the last may offer an AMEN.

. (The Right Reverend) Orris G. Walker, Jr. Bishop of Long Island

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Episcopal Charities Appeal
By Grants Committee Member, Mrs. Priscilla Stevens
What do a sewing machine and a defibrillator have in common? There are probably many answers, some of them humorous, but the appropriate answer is unusual—Episcopal Charities is the common denominator. All Saints’ Church in Sunnyside has a parish sewing program, initiated in 2004, which received a $5,000 grant from Episcopal Charities. Camp DeWolfe will have a defibrillator in time for the summer 2005 camping season— a gift from Episcopal Charities. These examples are but two of the many grants made by the charitable “arm” of the Diocese of Long Island. The Grants Committee of Episcopal Charities directs funds to every area supporting the betterment of human life; health, education, youth, the elderly, the disadvantaged. Funds available to support these existing needs, and to aid in the start up of worthy new programs will total about a half million dollars for 2005, an amount similar to the total granted in 2004. As a result of a decrease in the amount and number of contributions from both individuals and parishes, there are less dollars to cover more programs. The Grants Committee is examining each grant proposal carefully and prayerfully in order to discern how Episcopal Charities can do the best for the most. There is a clear need for increased contributions from each person and each parish. Pray, discern. Be a mindful steward.

Day of Prayer and Remembrance
The Brooklyn Episcopal Peace Fellowship is inviting all 33 parishes of Brooklyn to participate in a Day of Prayer on Trinity Sunday, May 22nd in honor members of our Armed Forces who have died in Iraq. Each church will be asked to offer 50 names of those who have died in the Prayers for the People on that day so that the name of each of the over 1500 who have died will be remembered that day in Brooklyn. Trinity Sunday is an appropriate opportunity for this offering of Prayer since it is the day after Arms Forces Day. Please consider joining us as we continue to serve Christ in seeking peace even as we remember the dead and minister to the suffering in this troubled world. If you would like more information about either this action for peace or the Brooklyn Episcopal Peace Fellowship please email Matthew Moore (, chairperson.

Report From Africa on HIV/AIDS
By Dr. Jenny Coley, ECUSA
The Most Reverend Justice Akrofi, Primate Of West Africa and Bishop of the Diocese of Accra, and his team of Archdeacons, Canons and Priest met on January 11, 2005 to reappraise the Church’s response and way forward for HIV/AIDS intervention within the Diocese. It was emphasized that HIV intervention efforts must be improved and sustained and that the role of the clergy is paramount since effective interventions will not thrive, unless, they are supported by a policy environment that is led by committed and informed decision makers. Resource persons, Dr. Benedicta Ababio of the Anglican Health Professional Guild (AHPG) and Dr. Jenny Coley of the Council of the Anglican Province of Africa (CAPA)-Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA) HIV Mission Partnership, articulated the urgent activities that can take place this year. The whole exercise had its base and foundation in the broader vision of the whole Anglican Communion in Africa, which state “In our vision and God’s call to transformation, we confess our sins of judgement, ignorance, silence, indifference and denial”, and the commission “The Church’s Commitment to prevention recognizes that all life is sacred”. In line with the Church’s vision and commission, numerous positions have been stated including that “ the Church has a moral responsibility to provide accurate information and education, allowing individuals and couples to make an informed choice about HIV testing and future of their relationships”. Thus said, in response to HIV, The All Africa Anglican AIDS Planning Framework defines and embraces the following six-fold commission of ministry: through leadership, pastoral care, help with death and dying, care, counseling and prevention.

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Book of Remembrance Celebration
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Long Island will hold their annual Book of Remembrance Celebration on Thursday, May 26. The day will begin with the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 am in the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Celebrant and homilist will be the Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., Bishop of Long Island. Luncheon will follow in the Cathedral House. The guest speaker at the luncheon will be the Rev. Joan Grimm Fraser, rector of Holy Trinity Church in Hicksville and chaplain of the Diocesan ECW. ECW ministries will be on display. For tickets (at $12.00) contact the archdeaconry presidents: BrooklynJennifer Carroll at 718-941-4423; QueensMarjorie Boyden-Edmonds at 718- 4763252; Nassau- Carol Fielding at 516- 6941217. The Suffolk contact is Alison Hegeman at 631-298-5180 .

Annual Renewal of Ordination Vows And Blessing of Oils at Cathedral in HolyWeek
Each year during Holy Week, the clergy of the Diocese of Long Island gather at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City to renew their ordination vows. The deacons, priests and bishops stand and reaffirm the promises they made at their ordinations. In the introductory prayer, Bishop Walker stated: “We are called to proclaim Christ’s death and resurrection, to administer the Sacraments of the New Covenant which he sealed with his blood on the cross, and to care for his people in the power of the Spirit. “We are all called to represent Christ to the Church. Let us now reaffirm the vows we made at our Ordinations.” After making their promises, each group heard these comforting words: “May the Lord who has given you the will to do these things give you also the grace and power to perform them.” Following the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the annual Blessing of Oils of the Catechumens and of the Sick are blessed and the consecration of Chrism to be used in Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Orders of Deacon, Priest and Bishop takes place. A luncheon at the Mercer School followed the service.

May Events At Little Portion Friary In Mount Sinai
Saturday, May 21, 2005, Franciscan Day of Reflection: Walking with Mary
Conducted by Br. Clark Berge, SSF and friends. Program begins at 10:00 a.m., and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Requested donation $20.00, scholarships available. May is the month of the year dedicated to Mary, and the American celebration of Mother’s Day. This Day of Reflection will present some of the basic teachings about Mary in the Christian Tradition, and our Episcopal understanding of these teachings, as well as the role of the Divine Feminine, We will explore some of the devotions to Mary, using the labyrinth as a path and pattern for deepening our experience and understanding. Participants will gain a deeper appreciation of Mary, and will be encouraged to explore the role of Mary and all women in our faith and religious practice. Those who wish to stay for the torchlight labyrinth walk that evening are asked to bring a nonperishable contribution for the potluck dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. To register please call (631) 473-0553 or e-mail For directions to the friary see our website at Mailing address is P.O. Box 399 Mt. Sinai, NY 1 1766

Bishops Michel and Walker renew their ordination vows .

Diocesan clergy gather for the renewal of their ordination vows.

Saturday, May 21, Labyrinth Walk
Potluck dinner and walk begin at 7:00 p.m., prayer service begins at 8:45 p.m. All are welcome! No reservations are necessary. For directions to the friary see our website:, or call (631) 4730553

The Rev. Canon Stephen D. Muncie, rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn, delivers the homily at the service. Bishop Walker leads the deacons in their renewal of vows.

Easter Cards For Iraq Troops

Bishop Michel is shown receiving the oil from the Rev. Hope Koski, rector of St. Lawrence of Canterbury, Dix Hills. Also presenting oils and chrism are the Rev. Dr. Joel Harvey (partially hidden) and the Rev. Domenic Ciannella of Emmanuel Church, Great River. (Dominion photos by Marcia Yeates)

Dr. John B. Caruso, Head of School at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School, helps first graders to make Easter cards which were sent to the troops in Iraq. They were sent through Jacob’s Light, which is a group of volunteers who put together suppplies, toiletries and letters or cards for those in the military who do not have family support at home.

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Palm Sunday Procession in Greenpoint
On Palm Sunday in Greepoint, Brooklyn, Churches in the community held their second annual procession through the streets. Taking part were the Episcopal Church of the Ascension; St. John’s, Lutheran; and Greepoint Reformed Church. The Blessing of the Palms took place in front of the Church of the Ascension. Palms were distributed and then the procession began up Kent Street to Manhattan Avenue and Milton Street and then back to Ascension. Despite inclement weather, the participants made plans for an even bigger procession next Palm Sunday. Below are the participants from Church of the Ascnesion as they proceed on their rainy march.

Bishop Walker presented the Bishop’s Cross for Parochial Service to John Kingston (right) of St. Mary’s Church, Carle Place on February 27. He is shown reading the certificate which describes Mr. Kingston’s service to St. Mary’s.

Constant Wonder at May Festivals
Constant Wonder will bring its wonder trunk of natural marvels, theatre games and original music to the Huntington Tulip Festival on Sunday, May 1 at 3:15 pm and to Old Westbury Gardens on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 pm. Children will be invited onstage for both shows for improv games. The creative duo which makes up Constant Wonder is actually former primary teacher Connie Gillies Cocciolone and singer/dancer/actress Alice Weiser. They met at a retreat organized by St. John’s Church in Huntington, where they are both parishioners. Alice had seen Connie leading children in musical programs throughout the liturgical year. In 2002 Alice sang in “ Wake Up, Jonah!”, a musical performed by parishioners featuring music written by Connie. Since their meeting and the formation of Constant Wonder, Alice and Connie have given several performances to the St. John’s congregation. They performed an original song entitled “Love in a Box” written by Connie to inspire the parish family to fill shoe boxes for needy children through a program called Samaritan’’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. More than 2,000 boxes were sent abroad. They have also written and performed for other feasts and holidays in the church season. In addition to their joint creative efforts, both are Youth Group Leaders at St. John’s and Connie recently joined the Hand Bell Choir. The Huntington Tulip Festival is at Heckscher Park in Huntington Village. There is no admission charge. Old Westbury Gardens has an admission fee of $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and $5 for children.

Law Day at St. Gabriel’s, Hollis
The Episcopal Church Women of St. Gabriel’s Church in Hollis will celebrate Law Day on May 1 at 12:15 pm with a program featuring an attorney who will discuss such issues as living wills, lifetime trusts, health care proxies and end of life decisions. All are welcome to this timely program. For further information, call the church office at 718-465- 2876. St. Gabriel’s Church is located at 196-10 Woodhull Avenue in Hollis.

Grace, Massapequa Plans Golf Outing
Grace Episcopal Church in Massapequa will hold its Third Annual Golf Outing. on Monday, May 23rd at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury. Last year, Grace Church successfully raised over $5,000 for its outreach ministries, which included donations to Camp DeWolfe and Family Consultation Services. The $175 per player donation includes 18 holes of golf at one of the leading public golf courses on Long Island, a halfway house lunch, free on-course beverages, and dinner at the Woodlands Restaurant overlooking the 18th green. Non-golfers can attend the dinner for a $35 donation. The outing also includes the JetBlue Challenge (a closest-to-the- pin contest and a $50,000 hole-in-one prize), longest drive awards, a sports memorabilia silent auction, raffle prizes and great giveaways. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ron or Barbara Staib at (516) 681-3205 or the Parish Office at (516) 798-1123.

Around the Diocese
The young people of the Church of the Resurrection, Kew Gardens, held a bake Sale in January and raised $423 which was sent to Episcopal Relief and Development for the South Asia Fund in response to the December 26 tsunami disaster. Members of the community also contributed to the collection, which is ongoing. The parish was able to apply this amount to a matching grant offered by Trinity, Wall Street, so ERD received double the amount . The ECW of St. Mark’s Church, Islip, will hold its annual Craft Fair and Flea Market on Saturday, May 21 from 10 am to 4 pm on the church grounds at 754 Montauk Highway, directly opposite the south end of Route 111. For further information, contact S. Anderson at 631277-4630. The Cathedral Women of the Cathedral of the Incarnation will hold their annual Geranium Bridge on Thursday, May 12 from 12:30 pm to 4 pm at the Cathedral House in Garden City. Co-chairs of the event are Edythe Cox and Clara Clark. Dessert and punch will be served in the auditorium decorated with pink geraniums which will be for sale. Prizes will include children’s picture books, gourmet foods and craft items. Table reservations at $12 per person may be made by mailing a check, payable to Cathedral Women’s Geranium Bridge, to Edythe Cox, 84 Kingsbury Rd., Garden City NY 11530. Funds raised at the Bridge are used to further the Cathedral Women’s philanthropic endeavors. St. Mark the Evangelist Church in North Bellmore will hold a Chinese Auction and Dinner on Saturday, May 7 at 6:30 pm. The $15 admission includes a hot buffet, snacks, refreshments, dessert and coffee, tea and five raffle tickets. Advance reservations are a must and can be made by calling Marge at 516- 8043474. St. Mark’s is located off exit 25 of Southern State Parkway at 1692 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore. A Hymn Festival will take place at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Church in Bay Shore on Sunday, May 22 at 5:00 pm. This festival, featuring guest conductor Richard Webster, the St. Peter’s Chamber Choir, organist Nigel Potts and Celebrations Brass, will include audience participation in the singing of hymns. The suggested donation is $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students. For further information, call 631-6650051,ext.12 or e-mail: The church is located at 500 South Country Road in Bay Shore.

At last year’s Grace golf outing are: (l-r) Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano, Rob Picken, John Caracappa, Jim Picken, Ron Staib, Greg Caracappa and Bob Duplesis.

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ECW Trust Fund Grants
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Long Island are now accepting applications requesting gifts from the trust funds. If the requests are granted, checks will be sent in December of this year. Recipients of the grants are both domestic and international. The ministries receiving grants are diverse and the amounts granted are varied. Please use the form below to apply for a grant. The form should be sent to: Mrs. Barbara Taylor, 190-17 Nashville Blvd. Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. .

The Rev. Dr. Lowry of Christ Church Addresses Vatican Conference
forms of Marxism remained a concern, but many other issues, including the end of colonialism and the development of the ‘Third World,’ had become important as well. Although the Church noted these new challenges in relationship to economic and social justice, she remained conservative and insular in her social doctrine. However, with the end of Communism as an economic and social force, Father Lowry suggested that the Church has an opportunity to re-think and re-energize her social doctrine. Therefore, Father Lowry expressed hope that the Church would issue a ‘new’ statement of social doctrine and implementation strategies that reflect a more globalized and interconnected world and the emergence of ‘transnational civil society.’ Further he commended the potential for the Church to enter into alliances with entities that have similar interests in improving the conditions under which the poor and the disenfranchised live. Father Lowry’’s paper will be published later this year. The conference brought together scholars and church leaders from around the world. Participants in the conference included Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; Cardinal Claudio Hummes, Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Callisto Madavo, Special Advisor to the President of the World Bank; and Rubens Ricupero, former Director General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, celebrated Mass at the Altar of the Chair at St. Peter’s and delivered a homily for the conference participants.

Name of project: Address: Telephone: Contact Person: Telephone (if different) Description of project and need (amount of money requested):

If possible, attach budget or financial statement. The gift will be given in December if approved. This form should be sent before May 2, 2005 to: Mrs. Barbara Taylor 190-17 Nashville Blvd. Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

The Reverend Dr. David Lowry, Rector of Christ Church, Manhasset, spoke at a conference at the Vatican that was held from March 15th through the 18th. The conference addressed the effects of the Church’s social doctrine set out at the Second Vatican Council, especially as seen in the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et spes. Father Lowry’s paper and talk dealt with the new opportunities that the Church has to help establish a more just and equitable world. He noted that modern Catholic social doctrine developed at the end of the 19th century when Pope Leo XIII issued the encyclical Rerum novarum. The encyclical was issued at a time when the Papacy had lost control over the Papal States and when Marxism and other forms of socialism appeared to threaten the Church. Periodic updates on Catholic social doctrine, often issued on the ten-year anniversaries of Rerum novarum, have tended to remain within the original scope of Leo XIII encyclical. By 1965, when the Second Vatican Council finished its work,

News From Camp DeWolfe
By Kathleen Loomis-Ward
The Board of Managers warmly invites the diocesan family and friends of Camp DeWolfe to a Dinner honoring the Reverend Canon John Davis and Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Davis on October 7, 2005 at the Nassau Bar Association in Mineola. Beloved by campers, staff, and parishioners, “Father John” served the Diocese of Long Island from 1945-1986. During the 50s and 60s, John, as Director of Camp DeWolfe and of Youth Work and Betty, as Camp Nurse, led the summer camp program and acted as caring stewards of the DeWolfe property. Father Davis also served in several other positions, including vicar and rector of St. Mary’s, Westbury; rector of St. George’s Church, Hempstead; college chaplain for Hofstra, Queens College, and C.W. Post, Historian of the Diocese, honorary canon of the Cathedral of the Incarnation and member of the Standing Committee. In conjunction with the Dinner, the Board invites you to a Rededication Ceremony of the Dining Hall at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River on October 8 at 11 am. The Dining Hall is being renovated through a generous gift from the Libby family. We hope that alumni and their families, friends of the camp, and the entire diocesan family will join us in these wonderful events to honor the Davises. Tickets at $95 for the Dinner (7 pm – 11pm), journal ad reservations, information about the Dining Hall Rededication, and overnight lodging at Camp DeWolfe on October 7 are available through Ruth Haugaard (address: 271 Tulip Avenue, Floral Park, NY 10011 & telephone: 516 352-4001) and the camp (631 929-4325). Please look for more information in future issues of the Dominion.

Summer Schedule Camp will be offered in three 12-day sessions. Bus transportation will be provided from central points in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau on Fridays and Sundays for an additional fee.

Father Davis at Camp DeWolfe in 1949.

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Important Dates: Deadline for Episcopal Charities Applications: May 15 (See your parish rector or senior warden) Deadline for Staff Applications: May 15 Staff Training: July 1 - 9 Session A: July 10-22 (Also available as two separate weeks: 7/10-7/15 & 7/17-7/22) Youth Weekend*: July 22-July 24 Session B: July 24 – August 5 Youth Weekend*: August 5-August 7 Session C: August 7-August 19 Family Camp: August 20 – September 6 Reservations are required

The basic fee for one week of camp is $450, with generous scholarship assistance for children from Episcopal parishes available from Episcopal Charities. Registration forms, Episcopal Charities applications and brochures are available from your parish and from the camp: 631 929-4325 and the website: *Two Youth Weekends offered this summer include the challenge course, water sports, beach, drumming, and arts & crafts. We hope this will enable day camps, schools, and other groups to include Camp DeWolfe in their summer program.

Remember Episcopal Charities In Your Giving

Please go back with me to last month’s news of our diocesan giving to ERD in 2004: $183,535.83. This amount is just short of twice as much as the 2003 total of $95,000. Keep on doing the right thing. Be generous as often as you can. Your donations to ERD show that you have care and concern with action for our brothers and sisters in need world-wide. Thank you. Changing Lives One Loan At A Time ERD is working with the Ecumenical Church Loan Fund in Brazil to support food security in local communities through micro-credit activities. Twenty-eight year old Cristiane Jesus Santos, one of ECLOF’s many loan officers, is the primary breadwinner of her household. She has been working for ECLOF Brazil since 1998. She learned about the position through a professor. After she passed the first interview she had to do a “field test.” Candidates were accompanied by another staff member and taken to an urban market to see how they would interact with ECLOF clients and how they would handle difficult situations. When interacting with a client she first observes him or her to see how they work and by demonstrating interest in what they do she slowly builds a relationship. She befriends them and shows how she is available to help. “Of course,” she says, “I also stress that the money is not a grant but a loan and that loans allow ECLOF to keep giving loans and help others to improve their lives, it is necessary to make repayments over time.” She says her clients treat her well. “They call me ‘the woman of the money,’” she quips, “of course only until I claim the repayment!” Each loan officer is given their own zone. She usually goes to the most sensitive neighborhoods of Salvador. These neighborhoods can be dangerous. “Of course I am afraid,” she says, “but any place is dangerous. I just have to trust God that nothing will happen to me.” Her favorite client is Mrs. Vera of the Felicidade (Happiness) Group, because she is a very hard working and courageous person. “I also like her in a special way because now, when I go see her, I can see the real improvement in her life.” Cristiane helped send Vera’s children to school. ECLOF Brazil requires that clients’ children attend school if they are to receive a loan. The problem is that many people are not aware that the government has set up a school program. “I told Mrs. Vera about it, got the government forms and helped her fill them out. On my next visit I was very happy to learn that her children were at school. They are still attending which pleases me very much.” She says she can think of at least four other children she has helped send to school. In the future, Cristiane wants to use her experience in microcredit work to help develop solid projects for the development

of an increasing number of people from the most varied backgrounds and communities. “I want to help increase the outreach of ECLOF in its work for more than just society,” she says. ERD Expands Malaria Programs in SubSaharan Africa It is important for us to recognize the malaria epidemic as a global concern. Each year 300-500 million cases of malaria occur – 90% of them in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria kills vulnerable children in SubSaharan Africa at the alarming rate of 3,000 each day despite the fact that it is a curable and preventable disease. Episcopal Relief and Development’s malaria programs incorporate preventative measures such as insecticide treated bed nets, effective drug therapy and education, which greatly reduces the prevalence of the disease. ERD’s programs are currently active in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia and Zambia and will expand to other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. ERD launched a new section on its website,, to serve as a hub for news and updates about programs fighting malaria. The section features program updates and useful resources such as a photo gallery, educational links, press releases, and suggestions for how to raise awareness about Africa’s silent killer. “The burden of malaria particularly in the countries of Angola, Mozambique and northern Namibia is so great that unless more resources are put into malaria control there can be no meaningful progress towards reducing poverty in these countries,” said Janette O’Neill, ERD’s Program Director of Africa, who recently attended The Church of the Province of Southern Africa’s planning meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. “The church is galvanized to raising resources both from within and turning the attention of the donor community to this urgent problem.” Representatives from dioceses across Southern Africa participated in presentations and discussions on poverty, HIV/AIDS, malaria and education. “The Church has now been presented with a great platform to become meaningful partners for development,” said Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane in a closing statement for the conference. To support ERD’s malaria program, donate to the Malaria Fund online or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief and Development, Malaria Fund, PO Box 12043, Newark, NJ 07101. ERD’s Partners From Burundi Share Stories of Hope During U.N. Status of Women Conference Women from countries throughout the Anglican Communion have been meeting as part of the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). Forty-one delegates

Last month’s Dominion reported about the fund raising efforts of eight teenagers from Christ Church , Babylon who took part in a Long Island Youth for Christ 30 hour fast which has raised more than $1700 for World Vision, a Christian aid organization. They were part of a group of more than 125 teens from local churches in the Babylon area. Here they are with Youth Minister Caroline Marsden and parent Diane DeBlasio . from 27 provinces in the Anglican Communion gathered beginning February 28 to learn, advocate, and exchange with other women from around the world. Claudette Kigeme, a Mothers’ Union provincial worker, attended the UNCSW as a delegate from Burundi. “I was born in a poor country where people lack basic needs. After attending the meetings, I can share with my country that I have raised the voice of women in my community,” said Kigeme. “Their voices were heard at the UN and it strengthened my commitment to the work I do with the Church. From this conference, we are working in partnership to move from commitment to action,” she said. Episcopal Relief and Development’s partnership with the Episcopal Church of Burundi supports an HIV/AIDS and malaria program. “ HIV/AIDS and malaria are the top two leading causes of death in Burundi,” said Desiderata Niragira, also a delegate from Burundi who attended the UNCSW. Niragira works as a trainer for the Mothers’ Union Literacy and Development Program. “We are most grateful and thankful to Episcopal Relief and Development for what they are doing to help people affected by these diseases, which disproportionately affect women,” said Niragira. The Church of Burundi has established an HIV/AIDS department in each diocese. “A micro-credit program brings people together to earn money for themselves, their families, and their communities while helping them learn capacity building,” said Niragira. ERD’s malaria program will be incorporated in dioceses throughout Burundi. “Our main aim is to prevent malaria by teaching people how to properly clean around their homes and giving them mosquito nets which many are unable to afford,” said Kigeme. “In Burundi, we have a saying, ‘A great friend, is a friend in need.’ ERD has made a commitment and is working with us,” said Kigeme. “The Church never leaves the community but instead always responds to its issues. With ERD, we are now able to help more people who really need it. It is a great thing when you have something to give people struggling in poverty.” For more information on ERD’s partnership in Burundi, please visit our Burundi page. ERD Helps Families After Tragedy in Red Lake, Minnesota Episcopal Relief and Development is helping families affected by the tragedy on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota. A high school student killed nine people and took his own life. “Our native clergy have been very involved in their ministries of presence and counseling,” said Karen Olsen, an assistant with the Diocese of Minnesota’s office. “We were told that seven Episcopal clergy were the only clergy present at the first community gathering on Wednesday morning at Red Lake Elementary School. The Rt. Rev. Michael G. Smith, Bishop of North Dakota, reported that there is an amazing sense of forgiveness for the young man who was driven to this extreme brink—grace in the midst of tragedy coincided with our Holy Week path,” said Olsen. On behalf of Episcopalians, Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance to a memorial fund established by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa to assist with affected families’ immediate needs. The funds will help families with funeral expenses and counseling services. In an article published by Episcopal News Service, the Rt. Rev. James Jelinek, Bishop of Minnesota, said, “I believe this fund provides an appropriate opportunity to give assistance in response to this tragedy for now. This fund will provide much needed relief for the many community-wide expenses associated with this tragedy.” As you have just read, ERD helps many people in many parts of the world: South America, Africa, South Asia, United States – Red Lake Minnesota. Please pray for all in need, and for the effectiveness of ERD programs and projects. The Spring/ Summer Gifts for Life catalogs are available online: Consider a gift from the catalog for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, birthdays, confirmations, and other celebrations. Think how good you would feel if someone made a gift donation to honor you! News articles courtesy of ERD. Questions or comments may be addressed to me: Gail Madden, ERD Diocesan Coordinator , Box 398, Laurel, NY 11948-0398 or telephone: 631-298-8831.

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8:00 am. Joint Meeting of Canadian & US Bishops (ECUSA/ACC) 10:00 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: All Saints’, Baldwin 4 7:00 pm. Bp. Walker’s Visit: Holy Apostles’, Brooklyn 7:30 pm. Mercer Board Meeting (Board Room) 7 11:00 am. Diocesan Regional Confirmation: St. Augustine’s, Brooklyn (if necessary) 4:00 pm. Diocesan Regional Confirmation: St. Augustine’s, Brooklyn 11 7:00 pm Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. John’s, Springfield Gardens 13-14 Province II Conference. Latham, NY 15 12:00 pm. Bp. Walker’s Visit: Redeemer/St. George’s, Astoria 17 3:00 pm. Dept. of Budget Meeting. Mercer Board Room 18 1:00 pm Standing Committee Meeting 21 Partners for Sacred Places 22 10:00 am. Bp. Walker’s Visit: Holy Trinity, Valley Stream 25 7:00 pm. Bp. Walker’s Visit: St. James the Just, Franklin Square 26 10:00 am. Diocesan ECW Book of Remembrance Service. Cathedral of the Incarnation 28 11:00 am. St. James the Less, Jamaica, 75th Anniversary 29 4:00 pm. Diocesan Regional Confirmation. St. Mark’s, Islip 30 Memorial Day. Diocesan Offices closed 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 St. Paul’s, Great Neck St. George’s, Hempstead St. John’s, Hempstead Trinity-St. John’s, Hewlett Holy Trinity, Hicksville The Diocesan Chancellor St. Philip & St. James, Lake Success St. Francis of Assisi. Levittown St. John’s of Lattingtown, Locust Valley St. James of Jerusalem, Long Beach Christ Church, Lynbrook Christ Church, Manhasset Grace Church, Massapequa Church of the Nativity, Mineola St. Mark the Evangelist, North Bellmore Members of the Diocesan Council & its Departments St. Mathias’, North Bellmore St. Andrew’s, Oceanside Christ Church, Oyster Bay St. Margaret’s, Plainview Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn St. Stephen’s, Port Washington Church of the Ascension, Rockville Centre St. Paul’s, Roosevelt Trinity Church, Roslyn St. Luke’s, Sea Cliff The Cathedral Chapter of the Cathedral of the Incarnation St. Michael & All Angels, Seaford St. Bede’s, Syosset Holy Trinity, Valley Stream St. Jude’s, Wantagh 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Church of the Advent, Westbury The Archdeacons of the Diocese St. Andrew’s, Williston Park St. Thomas’, Amagansett St. Mary’s, Amityville Christ Church, Babylon St. Peter’s, Bay Shore The Diocesan Commission on Ministry Christ Church, Bellport Christ Church, Brentwood St. Ann’s, Bridgehampton St. James’, Brookhaven St. John the Baptist, Center Moriches Staff & Bd of Directors of Family Consultation Services Church of the Messiah, Central Islip St. Patrick’s, Deer Park St. Lawrence of Canterbury, Dix Hills St. Luke’s, East Hampton Emmanuel Church, Great River Holy Trinity, Greenport Commission on Liturgy & Church Music St. Mary’s, Hampton Bays St. John’s, Huntington St. Mark’s, Islip St. Mary’s, Lake Ronkonkoma St. Boniface, Lindenhurst The Diocesan Episcopal AIDS Commission St. Andrew’s, Mastic Beach The Spouses of Diocesan Clergy Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck

The Rev. William D. Galer, Jr. has resigned as Rector of St. James’ Church, Elmhurst, effective April 1, 2005. Father Galer also retired from the active priesthood at that time.

The Rev. Charles McCarron Named Executive Director of FCS
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He went on to describe several of the practical organizational considerations which will shape the agency’s work. In an organizational assessment commissioned by FCS’ Board by the InterAmerican Consulting Corporation, and completed in 2004, several recommendations for future directions were made. In the immediate term, the report recommended the securing of an Executive Director, Board development and education, and the consolidation and development of the agency’s finances. Midterm goals listed were the creation of a human resource function and fundraising function in the agency, both of which were absent. The report also recommended the diversification of program and funding sources and the develpment of an interactive website that could be accessed by all of FCS’ stakeholders. Long term goals from the study concerned the relationship with the diocese and its congregations, as well as the expansion and stability of its proograms. Furthermore, the study felt that FCS should consider expansion into other regional areas of the diocese for its programming where the program serves only a small part of the diocese, and to collaborate with other agencies doing similar work in the area. In the coming months the Board, with Bishop Walker, will prioritize all these concerns and come up with a realistic implementation plan. Father McCarron concluded: “All of this is to be more effective in this ministry and to place our services and expertise and the service of the mission of the Church. Our vision in going forward is perhaps best summed up in that of the national network of Episcopal social services agencies, of which we are now a part. “The mission is to encourage, support and challenge the individuals and organizations of the Episcopal Church that seek to serve those in need. “The purpose is to be the organizational expression of the diaconal ministry of the Church: to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world, and to show Christ’s people that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself.”

Black Bishops of the Episcopal Church Are Focus of New Poster, Booklet
Bishop Walker and Bishop Martin are among the 37 black bishops featured in a new poster and booklet recently released by the Office of Black Ministries at the Episcopal Church Center. Also included in the poster and booklet are Bishop Henry B. Hucles, who died in 1989 and Bishops Herbert Thompson, Jr., and James H. Ottley, who have served in the Diocese of Long Island. Through the past 130 years, there have been 37 black bishops consecrated in the Episcopal Church. In recognition of these leaders, the Office of Black Ministries has updated its Black Bishops of the Episcopal Church 1874-2004 wall poster and for the first time added a 37 page booklet containing biographical sketches of each bishop’s contribution to the church and community. A 38th bishop in this sequence will soon be consecrated now that Edward A. Gumbs was elected on January 29, bishop of the Virgin Islands

No Generation Gap Here!

Mercer Chapel Pews Available
Pews from the Mercer School Chapel of the Good Shepherd are available for the taking to any church who would like to pick them up. They are oak and are of various sizes. Five of them are 24 feet long; the others are shorter. Anyone interested may call Stuart Newby, Supt. of Buildings & Grounds, at 516-248-4800, ext. 41. The Mercer chapel is located at 65 Fourth Street, Garden City on the cathedral campus.

Vendors, Entertainers Needed For Festival In Greenpoint
The Church of the Ascension in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will present the 10th annual Kent Street Festival on Saturday, September 24. There will be vendors, festival games, carnival rides, live entertainment and food. For information about being a vendor or entertainer, call 718- 383-6141 or go to www.thechurchofthe The festival will be held on Kent Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The Rev. Domenic Ciannella of Emmanuel Church, Great River, left, chats with several of the new young clergy in the diocese at the Bishop’s luncheon following the annual Renewal of Ordination Vows in Holy Week. With him are Fr. Christopher Hofer (partially hidden) of St. Jude’s, Wantagh; Fr. Owen Thompson of St. Mark’s , Islip, and Fr. Joseph Pae of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. As senior priest in the diocese, Fr. Ciannella had many stories to tell to these newcomers to the Diocese of Long Island.

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