WHAT: The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will preside at a Mass for those who will be attending World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany. Young people from nearly 20 parishes, five Catholic high schools, and three ministries from the Diocese of Rockville Centre are expected to attend World Youth Day in August.
The World Youth Day Cross, a gift to the diocese from Bishop Christopher Cardone of the Solomon Islands, will be used in the Processional of the Mass. Blessed and presented at YouthFest, the Cross has been shared with parishes, schools, and youth groups on a pilgrimage throughout the diocese. The Cross will continue on to World Youth Day.
WHEN: Sunday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: St. Agnes Cathedral Church
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
DIRECTIONS: Take Southern State Parkway to Peninsula Blvd. south exit. Take Peninsula Blvd. south until Lakeview Rd. Make a left onto Lakeview Rd. Turn right onto North Village Ave. Make a left onto Quealy Place. St. Agnes Cathedral is on the left. Parking is available across the street from the Cathedral.
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 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3 million). There are 134 parishes in 119 towns. Last year over 21,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 21,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,622 students in kindergarten, 26,738 in primary or elementary school, 11,979 in secondary school and 9,310 in higher institutions. There are 77 Catholic elementary schools, high schools and colleges/universities 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. These facilities served over 743,000 people last year. 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
Sean P. Dolan,
Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800, ext. 625