Bishop John O. Barres

Read Bishop Barres' Christmas Letter - click here!
Bishop Barres has a new video series with a reflection for each day of Advent beginning December 3rd.  Watch them at, or check diocesan social media at the new hub:
Letter on the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program from Bishop Barres - click here to read English version, here to read the Spanish version.
Watch Bishop Barres, Bishop Brennan and Msgr. Vlaun on Racism and Violence: video

CARDINAL ROSA CHAVES TO VISIT THE DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE - Friday August 18 - Monday August 21; a variety of special events are being planned!  Please read Bishop Barres' letter; for more information visit
In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima, Bishop Barres has released a Pastoral Letter for Dramatic Missionary Growth through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima. If you would like a copy, please contact our rectory.

“As we celebrate Easter with our families and our parish families, we ask the Risen Lord for a true resurrection of our belief that dramatic missionary growth of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Rockville Centre can and will happen...”
Read the rest of Bishop Barres' Easter Letter!
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