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Diocesan Pilgrimage: A Journey of Unity in Christ Print E-mail

Calendar Announcement

WHAT:Diocesan Pilgrimage: A Journey of Unity in Christ

Bishop William Murphy will lead a diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

From noon to early evening, there will be opportunities for guided tours of the shrine, private prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the rosary. Bishop Murphy will be the main celebrant of a concluding Mass at 4:15 p.m. Many priests of the diocese will concelebrate.

Individual parishes may provide transportation.
WHEN:Saturday, September 23, 2006
WHERE:Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Washington, D.C.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Call 516-678-5800 ext. 580 or e-mail
 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