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Tuesday, 30 March 2010 15:43

Holy Thursday - Easter Sunday: April 1, 2010 – April 4, 2010

HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS - April 1st – 11:00 a.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
 
Bishop William Murphy is the main celebrant and homilist.  This Mass is a clear expression of the unity of the priesthood and the sacrifice of Christ which continues to be present in the Church.  During the Mass, Bishop Murphy will consecrate the Oil of Chrism and bless the Oil of Catechumens and Oil of the Sick.  These holy oils will be used throughout the diocese during the coming year in celebration of the Sacraments. 

  • For those who cannot attend the Chrism Mass in person, the Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/Verizon FiOS channel 296.

 

HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER.  April 1st – 8:00 p.m. 
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 
Bishop William Murphy is the main celebrant and homilist.  This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, the sacrament of Holy Orders and gave us His commandment to love one another.  After the homily, following the example of Christ of washed the feet of the apostles during the Last Supper, Bishop Murphy will wash the feet of parishioners. 

  • For those who cannot attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in person, the Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/Verizon FiOS channel 296.

 

GOOD FRIDAY. PASSION OF OUR LORD.  April 2, 2010 – 3:00 P.M. 
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Bishop William Murphy will preside at a celebration of the Lord’s Passion.  According to the Church’s ancient tradition, the sacraments are not celebrated on Good Friday or Holy Saturday.  During this celebration, Christ’s crucifixion is remembered through the Liturgy of the Word that includes the Veneration of the Cross.

  • For those who cannot attend the Passion of our Lord in person, the service will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/Verizon FiOS channel 296.

 

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL - April 3, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 
Bishop William Murphy is the celebrant and homilist at the Easter Vigil Mass celebrating the Resurrection of Christ.  There are four parts: Light Service (Blessing of the Fire and lighting of the Paschal Candle), Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism and the Eucharist.  After a reflective and intense period of prayer during Lent, Catechumens (those who have not been baptized) and Candidates (those who have been baptized in other faiths) will become full members of the Catholic Church at St. Agnes Cathedral and parishes throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  In 2010, almost 250 new Catholics will be welcomed into the Church. 

  • For those who cannot attend the Easter Vigil in person, the Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/Verizon FiOS channel 296.

 

EASTER SUNDAY MASS – April 4, 2010 – 11:00 a.m.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 
Bishop William Murphy is the celebrant and homilist at the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord.  Other Masses at the Cathedral on Easter Sunday are: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Family Mass); 10:30 (Family Mass-Parish Center); 12:30 p.m. (Cathedral); 12:30 p.m. (Parish Center).

  • For those who cannot attend the Easter Sunday Mass in person, the Mass will be broadcast live on Telecare, the diocesan television station: Cablevision channel 29/Verizon FiOS channel 296.

Editor’s Note:  Television cameras are permitted inside the Cathedral.  However, all television crews must secure permission to gain access to the Cathedral for Holy Week and Easter Services by calling the Office of Communications beforehand.

Reporters and still photographers will be permitted in the Cathedral but are asked to remain in the designated area for the media.  All media (including still photographers and video cameras) are asked to stay out of the center aisles at all times. 

 

About The Catholic Church on Long Island
The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 133 parishes in 115 towns.  Last year over 17,000 baptisms, 19,000 confirmations, 17,000 first communions and 3,000 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are approximately 20,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,500 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 88,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (12/08).

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