This instruction, which takes effect on September 14, 2007 grants permission to priests to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal Promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962.
In the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the Mass using the Roman Missal of 1962 is offered each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Pius X in Uniondale and on the First Sunday of each month (11:00 a.m.) at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Cutchogue.
For more information on Summorum Pontificum click on the following links:
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website: http://www.usccb.org/
- Vatican Website: http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm
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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
Celebrating its Golden Jubilee, 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 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 2.8 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 18,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 19,000 first communions and 4,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are approximately 22,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 69 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. There are also 120,189 total students in religious education. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 59,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. (4/20/07)
For more information Contact:
Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625