Diocese of Rockville Centre

For Immediate Release

03 November 2010

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – November 3, 2010 – The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, will be the principal celebrant of a Mass honoring 66 couples from Nassau County who will celebrate their golden wedding anniversaries.
Held November 7, 2010 at St. Rose of Lima parish, Massapequa  and sponsored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the 2:30 p.m. Mass will honor couples who are celebrating 50 years of married life, as well as those who have been married for over 50 years but have not participated in this event.  Each couple will renew their wedding vows during the Mass and will receive a certificate marking the occasion.

“The vows these couples spoke before the Lord on that special day, faithfully lived for so many years, gives all of us hope in the reality of unconditional and everlasting love,” said Bishop Murphy.  “This occasion is also looked upon by other married couples, young and old, as a shining example of what God intends the sacrament of marriage to be.”

Marriage is a wonderful, sacred act of love, responsibility and sacrifice.

About the Golden Wedding Celebration
On four Sundays throughout the year, couples married 50 years or more - who have not already been honored by the Bishop - are invited to receive a special blessing and certificate from one of the Bishops of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, following a Mass at various churches in Nassau and Suffolk County. To register, contact your parish.

Golden Wedding Mass Honorees:

St. Martin of Tours, Amityville
John R. & Celeste Niederauer

St. Christopher, Baldwin
John & Janet Bryck

St. Gertrude, Bayville
Kenneth & Rosemarie Veselak

St. Barnabas, Bellmore
Raffaele & Filomena Esposito
Richard & Marilyn Huhn
Luigi & Teresa Paci
Sabino & Rosamaria Piemonte

St. Martin of Tours, Bethpage
Allan & Barbara Manz
Michael & Margaret Siegler

St. Raphael, East Meadow
Edward & Joan Briody
Aldo & Rose Carparelli
George & Dolores Cunningham
Ernest & Theresa Novello
John & Eileen Rohan

St. Raymond, East Rockaway
Vincent & Rita Boden
Jimmy & Eileen Henshaw

St. Kilian, Farmingdale
Kenneth & Tomasina Penzes

Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park
Nicholas & Mary Zacchea

St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square
Louis & Jennie Lazaro

St. Hyacinth, Glen Cove
John & Michaline Broza

St. Joseph, Garden City
James & Sheila Dollard
Michael & Maria Ferragamo

Holy Family, Hicksville
William & Arline Ennis

Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville
John & Caryl Rzeznik

St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville
Frank & Isabella Carone
Ralph & Sofia Iacobellis

Sacred Heart, Island Park
Alfonzo & Rosemarie Ruocco

St. Bernard, Levittown
Hugh & Joan O'Haire

St. Mary of the Isle, Long Beach
Eugene & Eileen Harrison

Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook
Richard & Bernadette Siegler

Our Lady of Lourdes, Malverne
Gary & Margaret Indelicato
Robert & Marianne Polimine

St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa
Vincent & Dorothy Dunn
Barney & Marie Levantino
Ralph & Mary Rotondo
John & Claudine Scenna

Our Lady of Lourdes, Massapequa Park
Angelo & Gerry Conti
Sal & Carol LaMendola
Donald & Dolores Molloy
John & Anna Pianese

Cure of Ars, Merrick
Ronald & Geraldine O'Grady

Corpus Christi, Mineola
John & Joan McKenna

Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park
Joseph & Loretta Kusk

Sacred Heart, North Merrick
Peter & Amelia Palamaro

St. Dominic, Oyster Bay
Vincenzo & Carolyn Diglio

St. Pius X, Plainview
John & Asunda Morris

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout
James & Gertrude McCormick

St. Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington
Robert & Elizabeth Steinmann

St. Agnes, Rockville Centre
A. Arthur & Dorothea Acerno
Anthony & Virginia Grandazza

Maria Regina, Seaford
Frank & Suzanne Fischetti
Jack & Meg Malley

St. James, Seaford
Thomas & Pearl Costello

St. William the Abbot, Seaford
Ralph & Joan Bruno
Salvatore & Judith Canzoneri
Francis & Patricia Fergus
John & Sarah McCormick
John & Barbara McDonald
Pasquale & Charlene Serentina
Raymond & Mary Ann Zorovich

Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream
Eugene & Marie Cimino
Arthur & Mary Peik

Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream
Stephen & Hannah Sullivan

St. Frances de Chantal,Wantagh
James & Delores Brannigan
James & Rosemary Cunningham

St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead
Dr. Louis & Genevieve Pellegrino

About The Catholic Church of Long Island
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 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 133 parishes in 115 towns.  Last year over 17,000 baptisms, 19,000 confirmations, 17,000 first communions and 3,000 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are approximately 20,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 69 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, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (12/08).

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