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Beach Day 2006! Print E-mail

Calendar Announcement

WHAT:Beach Day 2006!

The Young Adult Apostolate of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will host its second Beach Day, a gathering for sun, surf and spirituality, at Ocean Beach on Fire Island Saturday, August 5. The day starts with beach activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 p.m., Holy Mass at 5 p.m. and a barbeque at 6 p.m.
WHEN:Saturday, August 5, 2006
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE:Ocean Beach, Fire Island
Our Lady of the Magnificat rectory
Corner of Bungalow and Midway

After taking the Fire Island ferry, walk directly south until you get to Midway (a small concrete walkway). Make a right on Midway and walk 4-5 blocks west until you get to Bungalow Road. The rectory and white, country church will be on your left.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact Tom Smith at  516-678-5800 ext. 615, or Alexandra Bastien at  ext. 616.
 Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 2.
 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

Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625