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Diocese of Rockville Centre

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WHAT: Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert - Featuring classical and popular music to raise money for the on-going effort to rebuild the areas in South East Asia affected by last month’s tsunami. Coordinated and programmed by Michael Scarola, a well-known New York City-based stage director and a former cantor at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, the evening will feature the talents of his colleagues from the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera. Scheduled to appear are Carol Meyer, Hanan Alattar, Angela Fout, Kathryn Friest. Anna Vikre, Caroline Worra, Sandra Piques-Eddy, James Schaffner, Jason Currie, Ryan Allan, Mark Risinger, Kyle Pfortmiller, Rod Nelman and Peter Volpe.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for senior citizens and children. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. All the money collected will be given directly to relief efforts.

For more information, contact Carla at (516) 561-3118 or the rectory office at (516) 568-1027.
WHEN: Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church
201 North Central Avenue
Valley Stream, N.Y.
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 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3 million). There are 134 parishes in 119 towns. Last year over 21,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 21,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,622 students in kindergarten, 26,738 in primary or elementary school, 11,979 in secondary school and 9,310 in higher institutions. There are 77 Catholic elementary schools, high schools and colleges/universities 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. These facilities served over 743,000 people last year. 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
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