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Diocese of Rockville Centre


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WHAT:  September 11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony.

A new September 11th memorial in Holy Rood Cemetery honoring the memory those who lost their lives on that day will be dedicated by the Most Reverend William Murphy, S.T.D., L.H.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

The memorial is comprised of two features: the first is an exact bronze replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta, behind which is a twelve-foot high black granite cruciform-wall, on which is inscribed over four hundred names, placed at the request of family members. This was done at no cost to the families; over 1200 individuals, businesses and organizations have donated toward this project.

The blessing will take place immediately after the All Souls Day Mass, a day the Church sets aside to pray for the dead.

WHEN:       Tuesday, November 2 at 9:30 a.m. 

WHERE:     Cemetery of the Holy Rood
                    111 Old Country Road

Southern State Parkway:
Take Meadowbrook Parkway North to Old Country Road East. Travel 2 miles. Cemetery entrance is on left side.

Long Island Expressway:
Take exit 39 South (Glen Cove Road). Go 2 miles to Jericho Turnpike (Rte. 25) and make a left turn. Go 2 miles to Post Ave. and make right turn. Go to Old Country Road and make a left. Cemetery is on the left.


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