Bishop John O. Barres

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.

“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