On Jan. 11, Bishop William Murphy blessed the new headquarters of Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Department of Education in Hicksville. With Dr. Kathleen Walsh, superintendent of schools, staff members and invited guests in attendance, the bishop led a brief prayer service before walking through the two floors of space to sprinkle holy water in corridors, offices and conference rooms.
The building, located on the campus of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, is a former convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Previously, the education department operated out of the diocese’s pastoral center in Rockville Centre. Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz
Bishop William Murphy addresses the gathering prior to the prayer service.
Marian Hernandez, assistant superintendent for administration, reads the general intercessions.
Bishop William Murphy imparts a blessing.
Bishop William Murphy smiles as he walks down a corridor while blessing the offices.
Bishop William Murphy uses holy water to bless a map of Long Island. Diocesan schools are denoted by markers.
Dr. Kathleen Walsh, superintendent of schools, addresses her staff and guests.
Bishop William Murphy poses with seniors Amanda Kane, left, and Erin McMahon of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School after receiving retirement gifts from the students.
Bishop William Murphy with Dr. Kathleen Walsh, superintendent of schools.
Education office staff membes