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Diocese of Rockville Centre

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WHAT: Diocese of Rockville Centre’s YouthFest 2004 - Nearly 1,000 young people celebrating their Catholic faith with a day of prayer, worship, music, learning and fun.     Held on the beautiful grounds of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, YouthFest participants will discuss their faith in various workshops, listen to inspirational music, and have an opportunity to learn about various ministries and good works of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The faith-filled day will close with a Mass celebrated by Bishop William Murphy and concelebrated by approximately 30 priests.  

WHEN: Saturday. August 21, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  


· 10:30 a.m - singer/songwriter/storyteller Jesse Manibusan
· 1:30 p.m. - modern-day troubadour Sarah Hart
· 4:30 p.m. - Bishop William Murphy presides at Mass
· Breakout Sessions – 
· 10:30 a.m. - “We are One Body” - Multicultural experiences of Long Island Youth
· 2:30 p.m. – “Prayer, Power, and Politics: How Young Christians Heal a Broken
· 3:30 p.m. – “Sharing the Gifts” - Vocations      

WHERE: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception   440 West Neck Road, Huntington, New York 11743       Long Island Expressway (Route 495) – To Exit 44N: Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135). Follow 135 north approximately 1 mile to Exit 14 E: Jericho Turnpike (Route 25 East). At exit you will be on Jericho Turnpike. At the 5th traffic light turn left on Woodbury Road. Follow Woodbury Road north approximately 5 miles to Huntington Village. Be prepared to turn left after Cold Spring Harbor train station (on your right) to stay on Woodbury Road. At Main Street (Route 25A in Huntington), Woodbury Road becomes West Neck Road. St. Patrick's School will be on the left and Chase Bank will be on the right. Continue north on West Neck Road approximately 3.3 miles to the Seminary, which will be on your right; #440.

Southern State Parkway - East to Exit 28A: Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135 North). Continue as above.



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