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Education Tax Credit Rally Print E-mail

Calendar Announcement

WHAT:Education Tax Credit Rally

The New York State Coalition of Independent and Religious Schools is sponsoring a rally on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the state Capitol in Albany to show support for legislation to enact education tax credits. Bill sponsors and Gov. Pataki have been invited to speak. The Diocese of Rockville Centre will send 10 buses of supporters to the rally.
WHEN:February 14
WHERE:New York State Capitol
Albany, New York

Call the Diocesan Education Office for information on bus availability and event details at 516-678-5800, ext. 555.
 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

For more information:
Sean P. Dolan
516-678-5800, ext. 625