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6 July 2018


  • Evening Prayer and Vespers - Our Lady of Loretto Church, Hempstead – July 23 at 7 PM
  • Mass of Episcopal Ordination - Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre – July 24 at 2 PM
  • Telecare to air Vespers on July 23 at 9 PM EDT; Ordination on July 24 beginning at 1 PM
  • Official Hashtag for Ordination is #BishopHenning
  • Open Seating – all are welcome to attend vespers and ordination
  • Media Must Secure Credentials to cover events

Evening Prayer
Monday, July 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Church of Our Lady of Loretto
104 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, New York 11550

Mass of Episcopal Ordination
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Saint Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, New York 11571

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK – July 6, 2018 -- Bishop-elect Richard Garth Henning will be ordained an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre at a Mass of Episcopal Ordination at Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre on Tuesday, July 24th, at 2:00 p.m.  On Monday, July 23rd, Evening Prayer or Vespers will be held at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead (104 Greenwich St., Hempstead, NY 11550), beginning at 7:00 p.m.  

Most Reverend John O. Barres, bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre, will preside at the Ordination Mass.  The Ordination Mass will be open seating and all are welcome to attend.
The Ordination will be broadcast live on Telecare, the Diocesan television network (Cablevision channel 29/137, Verizon FiOS TV channel 296, Time Warner Cable channel 471).  Prior to the beginning of the Ordination Mass, various choirs from around the Diocese will provide a musical prelude to the Ordination.  Telecare will broadcast live this sacred musical performance beginning at1:00 p.m.  

Evening Prayer
On Monday, July 23rd, the Church of Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead (104 Greenwich St., Hempstead, NY 11550) will hold Evening Prayer, or Vespers, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Bishop Barres will preside at Vespers, which will be offered for Bishop-elect Henning and will be broadcast later that night on Telecare at 9:00 p.m.  Bishop-elect Henning will be the principal homilist at Vespers that evening.  Evening prayer will be open seating and all are welcome to attend.

News media must contact the Office of Communications for credentials.

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