Diocese of Rockville Centre

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, July 13, 2007—The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre, appointed Msgr. Richard C. Bauhoff pastor of Our Lady of Hope parish, Carle Place, N.Y., effective July 11, 2007.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y. and raised in Mineola, N.Y., Msgr. Bauhoff attended St. Mary High School, Manhasset, N.Y. and St. Pius X High School, then in Uniondale, N.Y. He then attended St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary, then in Uniondale, N.Y., followed by Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston, N.Y.

He attended Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, N.Y.

Ordained a priest on May 26, 1973, Msgr. Bauhoff’s first assignment was as associate pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, Lindenhurst, N.Y., followed by St. Martin of Tours parish, Bethpage, N.Y.

In 1983, he was appointed Adjutant Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal, an administrative body assisting with the judicial power of the diocesan bishop. He served as Judicial Vicar from 1991 to 1995.

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, he served as administrator of three parishes. He was named pastor of St. Mary parish, Roslyn, N.Y. in 1995.

Pope John Paul II conferred the papal honor of monsignor on Msgr. Bauhoff in 1996.

Editor’s Note: Photo Courtesy of The Long Island Catholic

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About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
Celebrating its Golden Jubilee, 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 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 2.8 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 18,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 19,000 first communions and 4,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are approximately 22,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 69 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. There are also 120,189 total students in religious education. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 59,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. (4/20/07)

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