31 May 2011
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – May 31, 2011 – The Most Reverend William Murphy, bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre appointed Reverend Monsignor Richard Figliozzi administrator of Saint Vincent De Paul parish, Elmont. This appointment becomes effective June 22, 2011. Msgr. Figliozzi will continue to serve as pastor of Saint Catherine of Sienna parish, Franklin Square.
Father James Drew, current pastor of Saint Vincent De Paul will receive a new assignment and he will not be replaced by another pastor. Msgr. Figliozzi will have the assistance of priests as associate pastors who will reside in Saint Catherine’s rectory and assist in celebration of the Mass and the sacraments in both parishes under the administrative leadership of Msgr. Figliozzi.
Since 2008, Msgr. Figliozzi has served as pastor of Saint Catherine of Sienna parish, Franklin Square. Ordained in 1979, Msgr. Figliozzi previously served as the director of the Diocesan Office of New Evangelization; director for the Propagation of the Faith and Mission Office; administrator of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish, Roosevelt; associate pastor and pastor of Our Holy Redeemer parish, Freeport; associate pastor of Saint Vincent de Paul parish, Elmont and associate pastor of Saint Frances de Chantal parish, Wantagh.
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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 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million). There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns. In 2009, nearly 16,702 baptisms, 16,900 confirmations, 17,537 first communions and 3,402 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 19,261 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,595 in Catholic high schools and 3,500 in higher institutions. There are 55 Catholic elementary schools (51 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan and 8 private) and one Catholic college in the diocese. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. (12/10).
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