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Diocese of Rockville Centre

Welcoming the New Roman Missal


Friday, December 12, 7:30 PM

Seasonal Favorites will be presented by the Cathedral Chorale, the Choir of Men and Boys, Diocesan Boys/Teens Choir of Rockville Centre, directed by Michael L. Bower.  These three magnificent choirs have recently presented themselves in a number of prestigious ways, including a concert tour to Italy, professional stages and performances, and compact disc recordings.  The Cathedral soloists and Mr. Bower’s two chamber choirs: the Cathedral Singers and Schola Cantorum will also appear in the concert. This performance will also include Mr. Bower’s latest choral creation, the Master Chorale 2013, who made their debut in the Brahms “Requiem” concert last June.

This presentation of Movement and Majesty will include familiar holiday music, a procession of the “Three Kings” while the whole audience, choirs, orchestra and organ perform this traditional carol.  At a certain point, The Choirs of Men, Teens, and Boys will surround the audience with their voices and Medieval instruments to sing an Advent Carol.  And there will be a very special rendition of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” with a dramatic 3-tiered gesture of the entire audience.  

This concert is sure to be the highlight of the season.  

Please contact the Music Office at (516) 764-9578,
go to the Office Window at 1 Quealy Place, 9-4 Daily or the Rectory House, at 29 Quealy Place, 4-9 PM (evening time.).


Registration for the one day bus trip on Wednesday, September 23rd to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia is now open.

go to for detailed information on registration and itinerary.
For further information about this trip please call Kathleen Logan, Office of Faith Formation, 516 678-5800 Ext 236

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Early Childhood Development
Benchmarks to Gauge Your Child's Development

Two of the region’s most recognized authorities on childhood development are being brought together at a free seminar to help parents of young children assess and track their children’s intellectual growth and development. The session, offered on Thursday, November 13th at Holy Family Regional School in Commack will feature Dr. Abigail Jewkes and Dr. Michael Sampson, both of St. John’s University. Attendees will be given tools, and the knowledge to use them at home during at the event.
Dr. Abigail Jewkes is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at St. John’s University in New York City. As an author of The Ounce Scale, an observational assessment for infants' and toddlers' growth, accomplishments, areas of difficulty, and temperament, Dr. Jewkes is uniquely qualified to coach parents on developmental stages. In her presentation; ‘Simple Ways to Support Your Child’s Development’, Dr. Jewkes will share her extensive experience training early childhood educators in observation-based assessment.
Dr. Michael Sampson is the Dean of the School of Education at St. John’s University and a prolific author. Dr. Sampson is a New York Times best selling co-author of 22 books for young children, including Chicka, Chicka, 1, 2, 3 and The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry. Dr. Sampson has written university textbooks, been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, and developed curriculum materials. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Teacher Education. His books on emergent literacy (The Pursuit of Literacy) and on literacy acquisition (Total Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Learning) make Dr. Sampson the ideal speaker to share his expertise in early literacy with parents.

The session will begin at 7pm and will last approximately 2 hours. It is offered free of charge and is open to all interested parents. The session is being offered as a community service by the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Education Department and St. John’s University.

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