Diocese of Rockville Centre


Calendar Announcement

WHAT:“Back to Basics” Seminars with Monsignor Joseph Champlin.

Msgr. Champlin will conduct two seminars dealing with parish stewardship, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The first will deal with “Financial Stewardship,” and the second with “Time and Talent.” Both sessions begin with meals and are designed for parish administration and committees. The $225 parish participation fee will be waived for those parishes connecting with the 2006-2007 Diocesan Parish Stewardship effort.
Pre-registration is required.

Between the seminars there will be informational presentations by professional representatives on how to start a parish-based automated giving program.

Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse for the past eight years, Msgr. Champlin has written dozens of articles and authored more than 40 books on topics including the Mass, prayer and marriage. Msgr. Champlin’s regular radio spot, titled "Spiritual Suggestions for a Stress-Filled Society," is heard regularly by more than 100,000 people. After Vatican II, Msgr. Champlin was named the first secretary of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission and served in the Office of Liturgy at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
WHEN:Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Afternoon Session   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Automated Giving Presentations    4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Evening Session 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE:Church of St. James, 429 Route 25A, Setauket, N.Y. 11733
FOR MORE INFO:Diocese of Rockville Centre/Office of Parish Stewardship
Phone: (516) 379-4055 x3
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 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

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