WHAT: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Procession through the Streets of Farmingville.
The Most Reverend Emil A. Wcela, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre, will be the principal celebrant of a Mass in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Malcolm Burns, pastor of Resurrection Parish will concelebrate and Deacon Manuel Ramos, director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of Rockville Centre will be the homilist.
Following the Mass, participants will process through the streets of Farmingville in prayer and song with the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2005
WHERE: Resurrection Church
50 Granny Road
Farmingville, NY 11738
For more information:
Sean P. Dolan
516-678-5800, ext. 625
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