21 March 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- All media must secure credentials from Office of Communications
- Ordination is ticketed event -- only those with valid tickets permitted inside Cathedral
- Ordination covered live on Diocesan Television Station, Telecare
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK – March 21, 2014 – On March 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., -- the Feast of the Annunciation, the Most Reverend William Murphy will ordain Reverend Monsignor Andrzej Jerzy Zglejszewski, 52, - as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, at a Mass of Episcopal Ordination to be celebrated in the Cathedral of Saint Agnes, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. The appointment was publicized in Washington on February 11, 2014 by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigaṇ, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The Episcopal Ordination is a ticketed event and only those people holding a valid ticket will be permitted inside St. Agnes Cathedral. Telecare, the television station of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, (Cablevision Channel 29/137 and Verizon FiOS TV Channel 296) will air the ordination live at 2:00 p.m. EDT and will rebroadcast the Mass at 7:00 PM EDT. The ordination can also be seen live streaming on http://www.telecaretv.org/.
Bishop-Elect Zglejszewski was born in Czarna Biarostocta, Poland in December 18, 1961. The son of Tadeusz and Anna Zglejszewski, Andrzej studied philosophy and theology in Bialystok before coming to the United States in 1987. Bishop-Elect Zglejszewski completed his studies for the priesthood at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre by Bishop John R. McGann on May 26, 1990. After his ordination, Bishop-Elect Zglejszewski served as an associate pastor in the Parish of Saint Christopher, Baldwin (1990-1995), in the parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead (1995-2003) and the parish of Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa (2003-2007). Then in 2007, he was appointed by Bishop Murphy director of the Diocesan Office of Worship and in 2012, he was appointed co-chancellor, Diocese of Rockville Centre.
As Auxiliary Bishop, Bishop-Elect Zglejszewski will join Auxiliary Bishop Nelson Perez, Vicar of the Eastern Vicariate and Vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Rockville Centre Bishop Robert Brennan, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese.
NOTE TO MEDIA:
Media outlets are invited to cover this event.
However, only those media representatives holding credentials obtained for this event from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Office of Communications will be permitted inside the Cathedral. To apply for credentials, contact the Office of Communications no later than March24, 2014 at 516-678-5800, ext. 625 or email@example.com.
About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
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 1,544,167 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 47 Catholic elementary schools (43 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).
CONTACT: Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
(p) 516-678-5800, ext. 625