Bishop John Barres made a pastoral visit to the Catholic campus community at Stony Brook University on Dec. 10, celebrating an evening Mass for 85 students, staff and guests on the second Sunday of Advent. Stony Brook chaplain Father Sean Magaldi, associate pastor at St. Patrick Parish, Smithtown, and Father Patrick Riegger, pastor at Infant Jesus, Port Jefferson, and a member of SBU’s Class of 1994, concelebrated the liturgy. Following Mass, Bishop Barres joined campus minister Joanne Buonocore and others for fellowship at a social sponsored by the school’s Newman Club. The event coincided with Father Magaldi’s 30th birthday, prompting the community to sing “Happy Birthday” to the priest, who was presented with a sheet cake decorated in his honor.
Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz