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Sadly, we learned today of the death of two of our priests.

Msgr. Donald J. Desmond, Pastor of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, East Hampton died on Monday, March 26, 2007 after a long illness.

Father Robert J. O’Connell, Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patchogue died today, Tuesday, March 27, 2007 following heart surgery this weekend.

Funeral arrangements for:

Msgr. Donald J. Desmond

WAKE: Thursday, March 29, 2007 1 PM - 6 PM

Church of the Most Holy Trinity
57 Buell Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
631 324-0134

TRANSFERRAL MASS:

Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:30 PM

Parish Hall
Church of the Most Holy Trinity
57 Buell Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
631 324-0134

FUNERAL MASS:

Friday, March 30, 2007 11 AM

Parish Hall
Church of the Most Holy Trinity
57 Buell Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
631 324-0134

BURIAL: Parish Cemetery, Church of the Most Holy Trinity, East Hampton

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Funeral arrangements for:

REVEREND ROBERT J. O’CONNELL

There will be no wake.

TRANSFERRAL MASS:

Friday, March 30, 2007 7:30 PM

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
495 New North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
631 475-4739

FUNERAL MASS:

Saturday, March 31, 2007 11 AM

Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
495 New North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
631 475-4739

BURIAL: Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Brooklyn

May the souls of these priests and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. AMEN.


 
About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million).  There are 134 parishes in 115 towns.  Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions.  There are 76 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. 

 

Contact:

Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625
sdolan@drvc.org