"The icon of the heart of the Church on Long Island..." These are the words used by Bishop William Murphy (fourth bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre) to describe the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. Since its founding in 1930, the Seminary has been blessed by the presence of consecrated men and women on faculty and staff whose primary mission had been the education and formation of men for the priesthood. Although seminarians from the Diocese of Rockville Centre now study at St. Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York, the Development Office continues to create programs and events to "support our seminarians, our future priests" and to increase awareness of the many facets of the Seminary.
Some important information about the Seminary...
- Situated on more than 200 acres in Huntington, New York on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island, the Seminary can provide the perfect setting for retreats, days of recollection, workshops, conferences, lectures, reunions, picnics, etc.
- The Seminary remains a vibrant home for the education and formation of permanent deacons, as well as those lay students wishing to pursue advanced studies in theology.
- The Sacred Heart Institute, based at the Seminary, is a cooperative effort of the Archdiocese of New York and the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre to facilitate the ongoing formation of priests and deacons and strengthen the bonds of priestly and diaconal fraternity.
- The Seminary has been further blessed with the presence of the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, a new religious community devoted to the work of new evangelization. In particular, they work to renew Eucharistic devotion among the Catholic faithful, and will be offering days of recollection and retreats in the Seminary as well as giving parish missions around the United States.
Supporting our seminarians, our future priests.