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WHAT:Three bishop-catechists to visit Diocese of Rockville Centre on Friday to introduce the National Directory for Catechesis. (Catechesis is the education of children, young people and adults in the faith of the Church through the teaching of Christian doctrine.)
 
WHO:Bishop Richard Malone of Portland, Maine will discuss renewing our passion for Catechesis. Bishop Malone will focus on principles of the Directory as they provide guidance for the formation of all catechetical personnel and the organization of catechesis at the diocesan and parish levels.

Archbishop Daniel DiNardo, Coadjutor Archbishop of Galveston-Houston will address the topic of “Catechesis within the Worshipping Community.”

Bishop Donald Wuerl, of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will address the topic of “This is Our Faith - This is the Faith of Our Church.”
 
WHEN:Friday, March 24, 2006
9:00 AM
  
WHERE:Christ the King Parish Family Center
Commack, NY
  
 About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre ( www.drvc.org ) 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 approximately 22,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 69 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, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 73,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.
 
  
CONTACT:Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625
sdolan@drvc.org