On the weekend that Pope Francis canonized Saint Archbishop Oscar Romero in Rome, here in the Diocese of Rockville Centre people of Salvadoran heritage and many others gathered to celebrate. Bishops John Barres and Robert Brennan celebrated Mass at St. Anne’s in Brentwood (Saturday evening) and  at Our Lady of Loretto in Hempstead (Sunday morning.)

Photographer Cesar Gonzalez captured moments from both events shown in the slideshows below. Additional photos can be found on The Long Island Catholic Facebook page.

From St. Anne’s, Brentwood, October 13


From Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead, October 14.