“Put Christ at the center of your basketball experience,” said Bishop Barres. “Play basketball for the glory of God."
There was an opportunity to venerate relics of St. Gianna, a 20th century Italian physician, wife and mother who is the patron of mothers and unborn children.
'What manner of insanity and sadism will make some people open fire on priests celebrating Mass in the house of God? '
'People should never forget where their family came from or the challenges they and other immigrants of the past faced -- whether they did or did not enter the U.S. legally.'
Recitation of the rosary for vocations preceded a liturgy enhanced by traditional sacred music
Retired Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy is part of the delegation.
Special prayer service held at St. Agnes Cathedral. See photos and read Bishop Barres' homily here.
Christians should ask themselves if they have hearts open to being surprised by God; if they feel a need to rush to share with others the good news.
On Easter morning, Bishop Barres celebrated Mass and spent time with parishioners at St. Agnes Cathedral.