The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.
Bishop John Barres
There was an opportunity to venerate relics of St. Gianna, a 20th century Italian physician, wife and mother who is the patron of mothers and unborn children.
Bishop Barres prayed over and blessed the holy oils that will be used in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, holy orders and the anointing of the sick in the coming year.
Bishop Barres took in the action at the boys eighth grade CYO games on Sunday in Commack.
Take a look back at highlights from his first year in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Click here for galleries of photos from Masses at the start of Catholic Schools Week.
Diocesan bishops make Christmas pastoral visits to Catholic inmates in Long Island jails.
More than 600 attended the day-long event designed to support catechists in their efforts to teach the faith.