Bishops from the Diocese of Rockville Centre traditionally make pastoral visits to Long Island prisons each Advent. They celebrate Mass in anticipation of Christmas for inmates at the Suffolk County Correctional Facilities in Riverhead and Yaphank, and at the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow. This year Auxiliary Bishops Robert Coyle, Richard Henning and Andrzej Zglejszewski offered a total of ten Masses in the jails for both the English- and Spanish-speaking populations. The services are coordinated by the diocesan Office of Prison Ministry.

Here is a gallery of photos from Bishop Henning’s visit to the East Meadow Jail on Dec. 21.  Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz



Here are photos from Bishop Coyle’s visit to the Yaphank Correctional Facility on December 19. CNS photos by Gregory A. Shemitz.