WHAT: The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, will preside at a Mass in Spanish to mark the celebration of
Hispanic Heritage Month.
WHEN: Sunday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Our Lady of Loretto Church
104 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
NOTE: The Mass has been scheduled this Sunday in advance of el “Dia de la Raza” on October 12th. The liturgy will be taped and broadcast at 6:00 p.m. the same evening on the diocesan television station, Telecare (Cablevision Channel 29).
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
Sean P. Dolan,
Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800, ext. 625