Diocese of Rockville Centre


Calendar Announcement

WHAT:Bishop Murphy to Celebrate 7:45 AM Mass Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the September 11 Tragedy

Bishop William Murphy will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 7:45 a.m. Mass on Monday, September 11, 2006 in St. Agnes Cathedral. All are invited to attend this Mass, which will mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that targeted the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

As usual, this Mass will be televised live at 7:45 a.m. and then repeated at Noon and 6:00 p.m. on Telecare (Cablevision, Channel 29), the diocesan television station.
WHEN:September 11, 2006 at 7:45 a.m.
WHERE:St. Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, NY
 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

Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
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