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Diocese of Rockville Centre

"As His Church here on Long Island, the Diocese of Rockville Centre can deepen our faith, renew our hope and make our love for the Lord and one another ever more fervent and real. Nourished by the Body and Blood of the Lord, we then can put out into the deep and become evangelizers of one another, of our neighbors who may not know the riches of the Sunday Mass, and of all the men and women in our communities who thirst for the love that only God can give and which He offers to us in abundance at every celebration of the Mass." - Bishop William Murphy

Below is a list of pastoral letters written by Bishop William Murphy. Select the title of a given pastoral letter to view the full text.


You too go into the Vineyard  [Tú También Ve a la Viñal]
Issue: October, 2012


Belong more Deeply
Issued: December 12, 2010


I Will Give You Shepherds Vocations to the Priesthood [Les Dare Pastore - En Espa�ol]
Issued: November 6, 2009


Do This in Memory of Me
A Pastoral Letter to the Priests of the Diocese Regarding the Proper Celebration of the Eucharist and Distribution of Holy Communion
Issued: May 9, 2008


Rediscovering Sunday
Issued: Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003


Seeking the Face of Christ: A Christmas Time Pastoral
Issued: Christmas Day, December 25, 2003


Saint Agnes, Patroness of Youth
Issued: Feast of St. Agnes, January 21, 2004


For the Life of the World: A Pastoral Letter on the Church
Issued: Feast of Pentecost, May 30, 2004


United in Heart and Mind
Issued: Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2006


Penance and Reconciliation [En Espanol]
A deeper understanding of what this Sacrament means to us