Diocese of Rockville Centre

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK, June 27, 2007—The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre, appointed Father Paul A. Dolan pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux parish, Montauk, N.Y., effective
June 27, 2007.

Born in New York, N.Y. and raised in Greenlawn, N.Y., Father Dolan earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. in 1973. He then attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Ga. and the United States Capitol Police Academy, Washington. He served as a member of the United States Capitol Police Force, Washington, from 1975 to 1979. In this capacity, he protected members of the U.S. Congress.

Father Dolan attended Catholic University, Washington and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, N.Y. He was ordained into the priesthood on May 12, 1984.

His first assignment was as associate pastor of St. Anne parish, Garden City, N.Y., followed by St. Raphael parish, East Meadow, N.Y. and St. Joseph parish, Kings Park, N.Y. Most recently he served as associate pastor at Corpus Christi parish, Mineola, N.Y.

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

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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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