Bishop John O. Barres

Lent“Lent 2017 is a time for us to pray for dramatic missionary growth in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Part of that dramatic missionary growth is stimulated by our willingness to invite our inactive Catholic friends back to Mass.”
Read Bishop Barres' Lenten Message here!

On Tuesday January 31, the Most Reverend Bishop John O. Barres was installed as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  Follow Bishop Barres on Twitter at, Instagram at, and Facebook at

Attached is the press release and Bishop Murphy’s statement. For more information visit