About the Diocese of Rockville Centre

About the Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million baptized Catholics* (total population in both counties is approximately 2.9 million). There are 132 parishes plus 1 campus parish in 115 towns.

The diocese is blessed with 336 total priests, 703 religious women, 61 Brothers and 275 permanent deacons.  In 2020, 13,526 baptisms, 11,583 confirmations, 11,760 First Holy Communions and 2,169 Catholic marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 11,077 students in Catholic elementary schools; 10,407 students in Catholic high schools and 3,409 students in higher institutions.

There are 35 Catholic elementary schools (31 parish or regional and 4 private), 9 high schools (2 diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college (Molloy College, Rockville Centre) in the diocese.  In 2020, there were 66,578 children in parish Faith Formation programs.

In 2020, Catholic clergy and community provided consolation to families and loved ones of 9,439 deceased Catholics at 4 diocesan and 20 parish cemeteries.  Catholic Health of Long Island is comprised of six hospitals, three health care centers, four homes for the aged, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for persons with special needs.

More than 17,500 employees and 4,600 credentialed physicians work within the CH system. Catholic Charities provides Care With Dignity…Life With Hope to the poor, isolated, vulnerable, and disadvantaged on Long Island.  In 2020, more than 600 staff members and 400 volunteers provided over 1.4 million face-to-face services to 45,460 people of all faiths and backgrounds from 60 service sites in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The single largest outreach to the People of God on Long Island is through the diocesan media outlets.

The diocese maintains vibrant Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms.  Catholic Faith Network broadcasts 24/7/365 to millions of homes; the weekly DRVC E-newsletter is emailed to more than 10,000 recipients.  The diocesan website drvc.org averages approximately 18,000 unique visitors each month. *As of 2020

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