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Pentecost 2013: Telecare to Air Town Hall with Bishop William Murphy Print E-mail

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. May 16, 2013 -- On Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013, Bishop William Murphy will host a live 2 hour program that celebrates the Year of Faith, and our commitment to Belong More Deeply through the New Evangelization!

The program will air LIVE 7:00PM 9:00PM ET followed by Mass from Rome with His Holiness Pope Francis.

Join parishes and people throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre with live remotes, special guests, entertainment, and the ability to call or email a question to the Bishop!

We encourage parishes to watch together in groups and at home on Cablevision channel 29 /137 or Verizon FiOS channel 296.   The live program will also be available at  Questions can be emailed ahead of time to:

About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre ( was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1,544,167 baptized Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  In 2012, 15,606 baptisms, 15,366 confirmations, 16,374 First Holy Communions and 3,193 marriages took place in the diocese.  

There are 18,496 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,328 students in Catholic high schools and 3,500 students in higher institutions. There are 53 Catholic elementary schools (49 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college (Molloy College, Rockville Centre) in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island is comprised of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for persons with special needs.  More than 17,500 employees and 4,600 credentialed physicians work within the CHS system.   In 2011, Catholic Charities assisted more than 59,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (04/13).