For Immediate Release

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – December 2, 2010 – The Most Reverend William Murphy, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, has announced that Pope Benedict XVI has conferred the title of “Monsignor” at the level of Chaplain to His Holiness upon Father Steven Camp.  Reverend Monsignor Camp is currently serving as pastor of Saint Christopher parish, Baldwin. 

The honorary title of “Monsignor” is given to Roman Catholic priests as a sign of appreciation and recognition of the service they have rendered, both locally and in the world.

Ordained for the Congregation of the Marians in 1987, Msgr. Camp came to the diocese in 1994 and served as associate pastor at Saint Jude parish, Mastic Beach.  He was incardinated into the diocese in 2000.  He also served at Saint William the Abbot parish, Seaford before becoming pastor of Saint Christopher parish in 2005.


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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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