Bishop William Murphy gathered with all of the groups from the Diocese of Rockville Centre at World Youth Day in Poland for catechesis, Mass and lunch. Bishop Murphy spoke to the Long Island pilgrims about two people who lived the WYD theme of “Blessed are the merciful” to the point of giving their lives: Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

Bishops Robert Brennan, Nelson Perez and Andrzej Zglejszewski and eight diocesan priests concelebrated the Mass with Bishop Murphy for the 350 young people and chaperones.  Thanks to Marianne Sheridan, diocesan coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Brother Timothy Driscoll, traveling with the Marianist Province of Meribah pilgrims from Kellenberg and Chaminade high schools, and Peggyanne Shaw, chaperone for the group from Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, for sharing photos in this slideshow.