|WHAT:||The Cornerstone Conference 2007|
Parish staff and volunteers, as well as anyone interested in family relationships and support groups for singles, separated, divorced and widowed, are invited to attend the first annual family ministry conference, where a “family perspective” will be applied to faith formation.
Bishop William Murphy will begin the day with the celebration of Mass
Participants will be able to register for such workshops as The Digital Revolution and Your Kids; Single Parents and Stress; Faith Formation for Older Adults and Raising Faith-Filled Kids. Other topics will include baptism and marriage preparation.
Three workshops will be offered in Spanish and one will be offered in American Sign Language.
|WHO:||Dr. John Grabowski, associate professor of moral theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington, will deliver the keynote speech, “Spirituality for Families in the 21st Century.”|
|WHEN:||Saturday, September 22, 2007 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||St. John the Baptist High School 1170 Montauk Highway West Islip, NY 11795|
|DIRECTIONS:||Visit www.stjohnsdhs.org and click on “direction.”|
|Contact the Office of Faith Formation at 516-678-5800 ext. 508|
|About The Diocese of Rockville Centre|
The Diocese of Rockville Centre 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. For more information, visit www.drvc.org
Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625