ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, June 12, 2007 – The Respect Life Office will host the third annual Mother–Daughter Tea on Saturday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Cathedral Parish Center, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
The program will feature speakers on the topics of God’s gift of human fertility, the menstrual cycle and its physical and emotional effects, the sacredness of human life, the importance of the mother–daughter relationship and healthy self esteem for girls ages 10-12 and their mothers or adult female guardians.
Msgr. Francis Maniscalco, director of the Respect Life Office, said the goal of the program is “to promote education with young people about issues such as chastity, respect for life and respect for their own bodies.”
Last year’s event attracted about 200 people in the diocese.
Those interested in attending must complete a reservation form and mail with a $15.00 check (made payable to the Diocese of Rockville Centre) to The Respect Life Office/200 West Centennial Ave./Suite 204/Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575.
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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)
Sean P. Dolan
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