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Diocese of Rockville Centre

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2011 Press Releases

CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT


WHAT: Ninth Annual Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua Lecture in Pastoral Theology

WHO: His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington will be the guest presenter on: “Why the New Evangelization Now” 

WHEN:   Sunday, October 30, 2011: 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception – Seminary Auditorium

440 West Neck Road
Huntington, New York 11743 

REGISTER: This event is free. Pre-registration is requested.  Contact Beverly Malone
at: 631-423-0483 x 102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CONTACT:

Sean P. Dolan
P: 516-678-5800, ext. 625
C: 516.510.0473
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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
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 1,737,498 baptized Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  In 2010, 16,318 baptisms, 16,296 confirmations, 17,123 First Holy Communions and 4,773 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 19,261 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,595 students in Catholic high schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 55 Catholic elementary schools (51 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  In 2010, Catholic Charities assisted more than 53,500 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (09/11).

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
Christine Hendriks,
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104


Date:           October 14, 2011

West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Pharmacy Department has scheduled a drug “take back” day on Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.  Members of the community may safely dispose of unused or expired medications rather than discarding them in the garbage or the toilet.  There will be bins in the hospital’s main lobby for the collection of these items.

Unused or expired pharmaceuticals can pose unnecessary risk to individuals and the community.  Drug “take back” days offer a safe and environmentally friendly disposal program that proactively addresses potential hazards associated with improper management.  The program helps protect the natural environment, avoid accidental poisoning and helps prevent against prescription drug abuse.
 
For further information on the proper disposal of unused or expired drugs, please call (631) 376-4444. 

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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip.  The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2010.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.

Good Samaritan provided more than $49 million in community service and charity care in 2010.  The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health.  This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.

CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT


WHAT: Bishop Murphy to Celebrate Mass at Hofstra University  

WHO: The Most Reverend William Murphy, bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Sunday Mass held on the campus of Hofstra University.

WHEN:     Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Greenhouse Room – Student Center
                 Hofstra University
                 Hempstead, New York
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 Sean P. Dolan
 P: 516-678-5800, ext. 625
 C: 516.510.0473
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For Immediate Release


13 October 2011

New Co-ChancellorsROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – October 13, 2011 – The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre appointed Rev. Msgr. Andrzej Zglejszewski and Sister Lucy Blyskal, CSJ as the new co-chancellors for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, effective October 17, 2011. The co-chancellors will replace Sister Kathleen Schaetzle, CSJ, who is leaving to assume a new position within her Religious community, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Brentwood.

“I am very grateful for Sister Kathy’s hard work and dedication over the years on the many tasks of the Diocesan Chancellor, but particularly so in coordinating the efforts of the Diocesan Pastoral Council; organizing the Diocesan “Belong More Deeply” Pentecost Mass at Saint Anthony’s High School this past June; and most recently for the many hours she worked in pulling together our Diocesan Ad Limina report, which was recently sent to the Holy See,” said Bishop Murphy. 

The occasion of Sister Kathy’s departure marked an appropriate time to review how best to configure the Chancellor’s office to meet the needs of the Diocese.  As co-chancellor, Msgr. Andrzej will oversee the sacramental and pastoral issues of the office.  He will also continue as director for the office of worship.  As a Canonist, co-chancellor, Sister Lucy will oversee all recordkeeping and administrative functions that Canonically belong with the Office of the Chancellor. 

“Both Monsignor Andrzej and Sister Lucy bring excellent credentials to their new responsibilities but they also bring a love for God and the Church and a deep appreciation of the pastoral life of the Church,” said Bishop Murphy.  “I thank them both for accepting to serve as Chancellors for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.”
   

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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
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 1,737,498 baptized Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  In 2010, 16,318 baptisms, 16,296 confirmations, 17,123 First Holy Communions and 4,773 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 19,261 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,595 students in Catholic high schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 53 Catholic elementary schools (49 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  In 2010, Catholic Charities assisted more than 53,500 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (09/11).

 

CONTACT: Sean P. Dolan
                 Director of Communications
                 (p) 516-678-5800, ext. 625
                 (c) 516-510-0473
                 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Colleen Valdini
Public & External Affairs Manager
Christine Hendriks,
VP, Public & External Affairs
Phone: (631) 376-4104


Date:           October 11, 2011

 

orthodic patientWest Islip, NY – Bohemia resident Carol DiSalvo was born with congenital foot and knee issues.  She had her first bilateral foot surgery at age nine, but over the years her left foot weakened in what became a chronic condition.  At age 67, following years of searching for relief, she was faced with the prospect of having serious foot surgery that could put her out of commission for more than a year, with no guarantee of a better quality of life.

Following diagnoses from two orthopaedic foot surgeons and several years of failed orthotics, DiSalvo came to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in search of an alternative.  After meeting with certified orthodist Bernardo Batista, CO, CPed, she experienced hope for the first time in years.  The Good Samaritan affiliated clinician was able to correct the alignment of the foot, eliminating her pain. 

 “Mr. Batista listened to me.  He knew what needed to be done and did it to perfection,” said DiSalvo.  “Many good people have helped me navigate the rocky road of life; He has a permanent place at the top of this list.”

Good Samaritan’s Rehabilitation Department provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy and orthotic services to patients. The care at Good Samaritan is unique, including hands-on treatment in a one-to-one setting with a dedicated clinician.

For more information on orthodics and other rehabilitation services at Good Samaritan, please call (631) 376-4444.


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Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), voluntary, not-for-profit hospital located in West Islip.  The medical center, which has more than 4,500 employees and almost 900 physicians on staff, had nearly 30,000 patient admissions and more than 95,000 emergency department visits in 2010.  Good Samaritan is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Visit the website at www.good-samaritan-hospital.org.

Good Samaritan provided more than $49 million in community service and charity care in 2010.  The medical center supplies residents with the tools necessary to maintain good health.  This includes community lectures, screenings, health fairs and other community programs and services.

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