St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary

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St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary
Type Seminary
Active 1961–1984
Religious affiliation
Catholic Church
Location New York, United States

St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary was the minor seminary of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. It was founded in 1961 and closed in 1984.

It was originally headquartered in Hempstead, New York, but moved to its permanent home on Front Street in Uniondale, New York in the early 1960s. At that time, it served as both a high school seminary and a two-year junior college. After the establishment of Cathedral College, Douglaston, the junior college portion closed. St. Pius X's high school was closed in 1984 after a bitter battle for preservation between students, parents, alumni, and friends on the one side, and the diocese, led by Bishop John McGann, on the other.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Joe Donnelly, Democrat of Indiana, US Senate (2013- ), US House of Representatives (2007-2013), Class of 1973
  • Sean Hannity, who graduated in 1980
  • Steve Grocki, graduated in 1967; worked at ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia 1980-87, alleged associations incl. the C.I.A., K.G.B., Mossad.
  • Kevin McCormack, host of WABC (AM)'s Religion on the Air, Sunday a.m. broadcast.
  • Peter Jurasik, played the role of Londo Mollari on Babylon 5.


  1. ^ Goldman, Ari (1985-05-07). "Bishop's Visit is Sad Occasion at a School for Future Priests, Soon to Close". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

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