Diocese of Rockville Centre


Calendar Announcement

WHAT:Respect Life Convocation 2006-2007

The Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will host this discussion of human fertility and infertility and the Catholic Church’s teaching on the morality of reproductive science. The program will begin with Mass celebrated by Bishop William Murphy. 
WHO:Dr. Marie Hilliard, JCL, Ph.D., R.N. of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, will be the keynote speaker. Lunch will follow a question and answer segment with Dr. Hilliard.
With graduate degrees in Maternal-Child Health Nursing, Religious Studies, Canon Law and Professional Higher Education Administration, Dr. Hilliard has a widespread professional background in medical ethics and public policy. She is a practicing registered nurse who has been significantly involved in health care regulation at the state and national levels for twelve years. As a canon lawyer she serves as a resource for the implementation of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

This free program requires RSVP three (3) days before the event.
WHEN:Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 9:30 a.m
WHERE:Academy of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, N.Y. 11717
Diocese of Rockville Centre/Respect Life Office
Phone: (516) 379-8292 Ext. 215
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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

Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
Phone: (516) 678-5800 x625
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