ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, June 27, 2007—The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre, appointed Father Andrzej J. Zglejszewski director of the diocesan Office of Worship, effective June 27, 2007.
The director of the Office of Worship assists the diocesan bishops and agencies in planning and coordinating special diocesan liturgical celebrations. The office provides education, formation and resources to parishes in the areas of liturgy, sacraments and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
“I’m very much excited about expanding my horizons,” Father Zglejszewski said of the new assignment. “This will be a totally new adventure to me.”
Born and raised in Bialystok, Poland, Father Zglejszewski attended St. George Seminary there, followed by the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, N.Y. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on May 26, 1990.
His first assignment was as associate pastor of St. Christopher parish, Baldwin, N.Y. in 1990, followed by St. Thomas the Apostle parish, West Hempstead, N.Y. in 1995.
He has served as associate pastor of St. Rose of Lima parish, Massapequa, N.Y., since 2003. He is currently earning a doctorate in systematic theology and religion from Fordham University. He is also an adjunct professor at the Immaculate Conception Seminary.
Editor’s Note: Photo Courtesy of The Long Island Catholic/Greg Shemitz
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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)
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