WHAT: Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate Mass for Pope Benedict XVI, our new Holy Father.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2005
WHERE: St. Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Take Southern State Parkway to Peninsula Blvd. south Exit. Take Peninsula Blvd. south until Lakeview Rd. Make a left onto Lakeview Rd. Turn right onto North Village Ave. Make a left onto Quealy Place. St. Agnes Cathedral is on the left. Parking is available across the street from the Cathedral.
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 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3 million). There are 134 parishes in 119 towns. Last year over 21,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 21,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,622 students in kindergarten, 26,738 in primary or elementary school, 11,979 in secondary school and 9,310 in higher institutions. There are 77 Catholic elementary schools, high schools and colleges/universities 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. These facilities served over 743,000 people last year. 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
CONTACT: Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
(p) 516-678-5800, ext. 625