Children dressed in traditional garb carried flags from many countries.
Bishop Richard Henning addresses the congregation.
Father Luis Miguel Romero, Bishop Richard Henning and Deacon Fernando Cales await the presentation of the offertory gifts.
A woman presents a baby to be blessed by the pastor and bishop.
Sarah McAteer, associate director of the Office of New Evangelization and the
Pontifical Mission Societies, addresses the congregation.
Father Luis Miguel Romero displays a piece of artwork given to the parish by the mission office.
Bishop Henning and Father Romero pose with parishioners dressed in traditional costumes after the Mass.
Bishop Henning greets members of the congregation following Mass.
Children in traditional dress represented countries around the world as Auxiliary Bishop Richard Henning concelebrated the diocese’s World Mission Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead, on Sunday, October 21.
During the celebration, Deacon Francisco Cales, director of the Office of New Evangelization, and Sarah McAteer, associate director of Pontifical Mission Societies for Rockville Centre, presented a gift to Idente Father Luis Miguel Romero, Our Lady of Loretto’s pastor.
Photos César González