This is the second in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.
Since 1907, Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church has functioned as a spiritual family center that prides itself on its commitment to lending a helping hand, not only to members of the congregation, but to the Shelter Island community at large.
The history of Catholicism on Shelter Island dates back to the early 19th century. Though a large number of Catholics lived on the Island at the time, they had no local priest or church to minister to them. Those who wished to practice their faith had to migrate to St. Agnes in Greenport every Sunday, a trip that, in those pre-ferry times, was exhausting and often dangerous, especially in the dead of winter. (more…)
Judy Rojas Bennett
Judy Rojas Bennett died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Ram Island on Wednesday, July 18 after a three-year battle with cancer. (more…)
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Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.
This is the first in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.
Every Sunday, members of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church community gather to sing, pray, catch up with each other and hear the pastor, Father Charles McCarron, reconcile Jesus’s teachings with modern life on the Island — a uniquely Episcopalian approach to faith that he calls “the middle way,” where “newness is held in tension with tradition.” (more…)
Edward O. Payne III, 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice. (more…)
John Patrick “Jack” Monaghan of Shelter Island died on September 6, 2017. He was 82 years old. (more…)