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Diocesan Superintendent of Schools to Appear on K98.3/KJOY Radio This Sunday Print E-mail

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – January 9, 2014 – Sister Joanne Callahan, OSU, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will appear on Connoisseur Media’s Island Outlook, the public affairs radio program heard on K98.3/KJOY radio. The program is scheduled to air on Sunday, January 12. A link to the recording will then be found on the K98.3 web site and will also be available on the Long Island Catholic Elementary School’s web site,

The interview kicks off Catholic Schools Week this January 26th through February 1st. Long Island’s Catholic schools are best defined by their integrated program of academic achievement and the learning and living of faith and values. “Helping parents during the all-important formative years of their children’s character is what separates our schools from their public counterparts.” said Sr. Joanne Callahan. “We help instill the moral values, self-respect and study habits that go on to serve our students well as they continue their education, and for the rest of their lives.”

About LI Catholic Elementary Schools
Long Island’s 43 Catholic Elementary Schools are a community of schools operated by the Diocese of Rockville Centre that share a vision and commitment to academic excellence and faith formation. The Catholic religion and values are incorporated into everyday activities and the schools form a unique community environment where children are surrounded by other children, families and a parish which serve to reinforce moral values and beliefs. Highly experienced teachers, creative classrooms, computer instruction and innovative reading programs accelerate academic achievement and lead to children who outperform academically. Almost every graduating student from Catholic elementary applies for and is accepted into a Catholic high school, with the vast majority accepted into the school that was their first choice. A full 99 percent of the students who graduate from a Catholic high school ultimately go on to college.
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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 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).

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