Year of Faith to Conclude with Four Days of Eucharistic Adoration Throughout Long Island on Nov. 24-27
• Exposition, Benediction to take place in 96 parishes
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – Nov. 8, 2013 – The Most Rev. William Murphy, bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre announced that the Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate the fulfillment of the Year of Faith and the continuation of the Diocesan “Belong More Deeply” evangelization initiative by a diocesan-wide and parish-based period of Eucharistic Adoration.
The Days of Adoration will begin on the Feast of Christ the King (Sunday, November 24, 2013). This is the day the Year of Faith will close. For the next three days, Eucharistic Adoration will take place in 96 parishes throughout Long Island. This powerful event will conclude on the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
During this time there will be Eucharistic Adoration taking place continually from 12 Noon through 8:00 PM Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in at least one parish in each of the 13 deaneries of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
“When we talk about adoration, we are talking about spending some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Although we may be referring to praying in front of the tabernacle in church, usually we mean that the consecrated host is exposed – visible to worshippers. The host is placed in a small glass disk, called a luna, and that is inserted in a gold vessel called a monstrance. The monstrance has rays coming from the center, so it resembles the sun. Or more accurately, the Son. Get it?
“When we spend time in adoration, we are ‘staying awake with Jesus’ for a time. It’s a time to sit quietly with the Lord and really allow yourself time to feel His love – so often, we are too busy with the day-to-day parts of our lives to do that.” -- excerpted from “In the Know with Father Joe Column”, The Long Island Catholic Magazine, November 2013.
For the latest schedule of parishes and times of adoration, visit www.drvc.org.
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 1,544,167 baptized Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million). There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns. In 2012, 15,606 baptisms, 15,366 confirmations, 16,374 First Holy Communions and 3,193 marriages took place in the diocese.
There are 18,496 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,328 students in Catholic high schools and 3,500 students in higher institutions. There are 53 Catholic elementary schools (49 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college (Molloy College, Rockville Centre) in the diocese. Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island is comprised of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for persons with special needs. More than 17,500 employees and 4,600 credentialed physicians work within the CHS system. In 2011, Catholic Charities assisted more than 59,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. (04/13).