Bishop John Barres celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord with the Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry and also honored Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 11 a.m. at St. Martha’s Parish in Uniondale, Sunday, January 13. View a gallery of photos from the Mass below. Ed Casey photographs.
Bishop John Barres and Father Eric Fasano pose with servers Afa Odiaka, Chrystelle Senatus , Kryston Whyte, Chuks Odiaka, Christie Anglade and Brienne Lange as well as Mayelle Calixte and Isy Odiaka who presented the gifts shortly before Mass.
Altar serves process into church.
Deacon Trevor Mathurian proclaims the Gospel.
Bishop John Barres reminds the congregation of the pastoral letter he released last April on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.
Church choir sings during Mass.
Altar server Kryston Whyte with Mayelle Calixte and Isy Odiaka prepare to present the offertory gifts.
Father Costigan recites the Eucharistic Prayer.
Bishop Barres distributes Communion.
Father Costigan greets parishioners after Mass.