Diocese of Rockville Centre


Calendar Announcement

WHAT:Young Adult Apostolate Film Retreat

The Young Adult Apostolate is hosting a film retreat entitled “The Three Faces of Love: Eros, Philia and Agape” after Pope Benedict’s encyclical “Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love).” The films being featured are “Hitch,” “The Spitfire Grill” and “Hotel Rwanda.”

“I see film as the parable of today,” said Alexandra Bastien, coordinator of the apostolate. “Just as Jesus was able to tell us lessons, movies have become our storytellers…so why not try to get lessons out of that about our faith?”

The retreat is open to individuals in their 20s and 30s.
WHEN:September 30, 2006
WHERE:Hofstra University
FOR MORE INFO:Contact Alexandra Bastien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ext. 616.
 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
516-678-5800, ext. 625
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