Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta Will Visit the Diocese of Rockville Centre and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary Mass for the Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry.
|WHAT:||Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta Will Visit the Diocese of Rockville Centre and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary Mass for the Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry.|
At the invitation of Bishop William Murphy, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at a Mass celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Celebrating in song will be the Sister Thea Bowman Rockville Centre Diocesan Gospel Choir. This event will be broadcast live on Telecare (Cablevision Channel 29).
|WHEN:||February 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.|
|WHERE:||St. Agnes Cathedral|
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, NY
|Call the Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry at 516-678-5800, ext. 239. |
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| ||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
For more information:
Sean P. Dolan
516-678-5800, ext. 625
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