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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Coming and Going at Rockville Centre

The Holy Father has named Monsignor Peter A. Libasci to be an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. Bishop-elect is a priest of that diocese and Pastor of Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish in Montauk. He was born in Jackson Heights, New York, in 1951 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St. John’s University in Queens, a Master of Divinity from the St. Meinrad School of Theology, and (after ordination) a Masters in Theology-Catechetical Ministry from St. John’s. He was ordained April 1, 1978 and has served in different parishes in the Diocese. He also works with the local Byzantine-Ruthenian community (having obtained bi-rituality from the Holy See). He speaks English and Spanish.

At the same time, the Holy Father accepted the retirement of the Most Reverend Emil A. Wcela who had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop for that diocese.