WHAT: Most Reverend William F. Murphy, S.T.D., L.H.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be the principal celebrant at an outdoor Mass celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Copiague, N.Y. Held on the Feast of the Assumption at the Church’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Mass will reflect the ethnic parish community as four languages will be spoken and sung (English, Spanish, Polish and Latin). Bishop Murphy will also re-dedicate the shrine during Mass. Following Mass, parishioners and guests will process through the neighborhood praying the Rosary in English, Spanish and Polish while carrying a statue of Our Lady of the Assumption.
WHEN: Sunday, August 15, 2004, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Our Lady of the Assumption Church outdoor shrine 1 Molloy Street Copiague, N.Y. 11726
Take Southern State Parkway to Route 110 South. As soon as you cross over Sunrise Highway, make a left onto Dixon Avenue. Proceed approx. ½ mile on Dixon. Then make a right onto Molloy Street. The church is on Molloy Street.
CONTACT: Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
(p) 516-678-5800, ext. 625