Bishop John O. Barres


Camp Quo Vadis is a Week-Long Catholic High School Summer Camp (for students entering 9th grade – graduating seniors) July 8-13, 2018, Seminary of Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY; Cost: $275.  For More Information Contact: Karen Tanner, SROL Youth Minister  Visit the official camp website for trailer video at

Read Bishop Barres' Lenten Message here!

Bishop Barres… is now calling for a “full court press” of everyone involved in the CYO dimension of the Church’s mission to model for all of LongCYObishopBarrespic Island a radical fidelity to the Sunday Mass by the entire CYO community.  He encourages CYO teams to go to Mass together periodically in their team uniforms as a powerful witness of faith and commitment to the entire young Catholic community of Long Island.  He wants all CYO coaches, parents and players to read his tribute that will be available in our parish bulletin on the ‘What’s Happening Around the Diocese’ page, on and in The LI Catholic in February.” Read the entire article here

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.

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