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New Pastor Appointed to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Centerport Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 May 2010 16:03


Rev. Msgr Richard BauhoffROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – May 26, 2010 – The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, appointed Reverend Monsignor Richard Bauhoff, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish, Centerport.

Beginning in 1995, Msgr. Bauhoff was pastor of our Lady of Hope parish, Carle Place.  He was named an honorary prelate with the title of monsignor in 1996.  He had previously been associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, Lindenhurst, St. Martin of Tours parish, Bethpage; and Our Lady of Hope parish.  Msgr. Bauhoff worked as an administrator at of Our Lady of the Magnificat parish in Ocean Beach and temporary administrator of Holy Name of Mary parish, Valley Stream.  He served on the diocesan Tribunal as Vice Officialis and judicial vicar. 



About The Catholic Church of Long Island
The Diocese of Rockville Centre ( 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.  In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (12/08).

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