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Mass and Procession with His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan Print E-mail

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WHAT:Mass and Procession with His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan

The Diocesan Eucharistic Congress will conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ at St. Agnes Cathedral. His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan will be the principal celebrant and homilist. There will be an outdoor procession with the Blessed Sacrament following the Mass.
WHEN:Sunday, June 18, 2006; 12:30 p.m.
WHERE:St. Agnes Cathedral
Rockville Centre, NY
WHY:Beginning on the vigil of the feast of Pentecost, June 3, 2006 and continuing for two weeks, ending with the celebration of the great Feast of Corpus Christi, June 18, 2006, the Eucharistic Congress is a unique time in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. It is an opportunity to deepen our devotion, understanding and reverence for the Eucharist. A Eucharistic Congress has certain elements that form the structure and set the focus: prayer, adoration, catechesis and renewed commitment to works of charity. Each of these elements will be part of the diocesan and parish celebrations planned during the Eucharistic Congress.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Call 516-678-5800, ext. 309
 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