WHAT: Advent Lessons and Carols Service; The service of scripture readings, choral anthems and hymns is modeled after a service at Kings College, Cambridge which has long been associated with the holiday season. The Diocesan Choir, comprised of over 100 singers from parishes throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will lead the music. A new setting of the Magnificat by John Ferguson will be premiered.
WHEN: Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00 p.m. - Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington
Sunday, December 4th at 3:00 p.m. - St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Diocesan Office of Worship at (516) 678-5800 extension 504.
About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 76 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. For more information, visit www.drvc.org
Sean P. Dolan,
Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800, ext. 625