Diocese of Rockville Centre

For Immediate Release

05 August 2011

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – August 5, 2011 – The Diocese of Rockville Centre today announced the launching of a new World Youth Day website and blog.

The website (www.drvcwyd.org) contains a wealth of information about World Youth Day.  The blog has been set up to link World Youth Day participants on pilgrimage in Madrid with those who visit the diocesan website.

The bloggers will write about their experiences while in Madrid and then they will be posted to the World Youth Day webpage.

“We’re grateful to each of the pilgrims who will be able to communicate to all of us here who are not in Madrid,” said Sean P. Dolan, director of communications, Diocese of Rockville Centre.  “World Youth Day can be a transforming experience and perhaps a blog entry might inspire someone here to belong more deeply to the Catholic Church and to make plans to attend the next World Youth Day,” he added.

To access the World Youth Day Blog – go to www.drvc.org or www.drvcwyd.org.

About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
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 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  In 2009, nearly 16,702 baptisms, 16,900 confirmations, 17,537 first communions and 3,402 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 19,261 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,595 in Catholic high schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 55 Catholic elementary schools (51 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan and 8 private) and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of six 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.  (12/10).

CONTACT: Sean P. Dolan
  Director of Communications
  (p) 516-678-5800, ext. 625
  (c) 516-510-0473
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