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Bishop William Murphy Announces Appointments of Associate Pastors Print E-mail

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, June 29, 2005 - The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, has announced the appointment of new associate pastors for 15 parishes. All appointments are effective June 29, 2005, unless otherwise noted. Below is the listing of appointments:

Rev. Cyril Obi Bayim (of the Diocese of Ogaja, Nigeria) to Associate Pastor at St. Patrick’s, Bay Shore

Rev. Paul Butler from Associate Pastor at St. Joseph, Ronkonkoma to Associate Pastor at St. William the Abbot, Seaford

Rev. James Calledo from Associate Pastor at St. James, Seaford to Associate Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport

Rev. Noel Effoing, MSP (of the Order of the Missionary Society of St. Paul, Nigeria) to Associate Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead (effective April 4, 2005)

Rev. Frank Nelson from Associate Pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream to Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd, Holbrook

Rev. Richard Nilsson from Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Inwood to Associate Pastor at St. James, Seaford

Rev. Patrick Daniel Parcon (of the Diocese of San Carlos, Philippines) to Associate Pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream

Rev. Rudyferio Pesongco from Associate Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua, East Northport to Associate Pastor at St. Anne, Garden City

Rev. Carlos Prieto, OP (of the Order of Predicadores of the Province of San Luis Bertran, Colombia) to Associate Pastor at St. Luke, Brentwood (effective February 22, 2005)

Rev. Valentine Rebello from Chaplain at Mercy Hospital with residence at St. Martha, Uniondale to Associate Pastor at St. Joseph, Kings Park

Rev. Patrick Riegger from Associate Pastor at St. Anne, Garden City to Associate Pastor at St. Patrick, Smithtown

Rev. Vincent Schifano from Associate Pastor at Holy Family, Hicksville to Associate Pastor at St. Patrick, Huntington

Rev. Jacob Varghese, OIC from Associate Pastor at Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream to Associate Pastor at St. Aidan, Williston Park while continuing as Administrator of the St. John Chrysostom Malankara Catholic Quasi Parish in Hempstead

Rev. Stanislaw Wadowski from Associate Pastor at Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream to Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst (effective April 22, 2005)

Rev. Francis Wright, C.S.Sp. from Associate Pastor at St. Patrick, Bay Shore to Associate Pastor at Holy Family, Hicksville

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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 76 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, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. For more information, visit www.drvc.org

 

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Sean P. Dolan,
Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800, ext. 625
rvcinfo@drvc.org
 

 

 

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Diocese of Rockville Centre
P.O. Box 9023
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023

Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications

Tel: 516-678-5800, ext. 625
Cell: 516-510-0473
Fax: 516-594-0984
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