Bishop Barres' Pastoral Letters

To celebrate Labor Day during this Year of St. Joseph, Bishop Barres has released a new pastoral letter commemorating this important day: Our Holiness and Mission in the Changing World of Work.  A Pastoral Letter Celebrating St. Joseph the Worker on Labor Day.  Bishop Barres examines what St. Joseph teaches us about the true nature of human labor in God’s plan for our happiness.

The Diocese has a dedicated microsite to celebrate the Ignatian Year: This website is the central location for all the works created for our celebration of the Ignatian Year.

Read other Pastoral Letters: “Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam – For the Greater Glory of God”; introducing the Ignatian Year (May 20, 2021 – July 31, 2022).  The Ignatian Year begins on May 20, and concludes on July 21, 2022.   Several of our priests are working on a series of reflections that will come out over the course of the year that begin an exploration of the life and legacy of St. Ignatius, and will connect the Ignatian legacy with our legacy in 2021.

The Great Week - Bishop Barres' Pastoral Letter on Holy Week; view online at: For Martin Luther King Day, "The Dream and Our Deepest, Truest Selves." - click here to view online On the 200th anniversary of the death of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, read Bishop Barres' Pastoral Letter "Attentive to the Voice of Grace" - click hereBishop Barres' Pastoral Letter "Go To Joseph" - click here to view online; Evangelium Vitae: The Gospel of Life for Today  -  click here.