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WHAT: Archbishop Jozef Miroslaw Zyciński, a native of Poland and Archbishop of the Diocese of Lublin will be the guest presenter at the third annual Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Lecture in Pastoral Theology. Archbishop Zyciński will speak on, “The Eucharist as a Source of Dynamic Evangelization in Our Day.” 

WHO: Archbishop Zyciński has pursued his academic studies at the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow; Catholic Academy of Theology, Warsaw; Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and the Catholic University of Leuven. His many degrees include a licentiate in theology and doctorates in theology and philosophy. In 1980, he served as editor of Philosophy in Science (Tucson, Ariz.) He joined the faculty of the Pontifical Academy of Cracow in 1981, and became dean of the faculty of philosophy in 1988. Appointed Bishop of Tarnow in 1990, he was elevated to Archbishop of Lublin and Grand Chancellor of the Catholic University of Lublin in 1997. Archbishop Zyciński’s main areas of interest include relativistic cosmology, the history and philosophy of science and the study of the relationship between natural sciences and Christianity. 

WHEN: Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
440 West Neck Road
Huntington, N.Y. 11743      

About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 76 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, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. For more information, visit

Sean P. Dolan,
Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800, ext. 625
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