A welcome banner is seen outside Carnesecca Arena.
Bishop John Barres poses with priests and seminarians from the diocese.
Cardinal Dolan delivers his homily.
Members of the youth ministry from St. Patrick Church, Smithtown, pray.
Bishop Barres distributes Communion.
Father Sean Magaldi, diocesan vocations director, distributes Communion.
Members of the youth ministry at St. Louis de Montfort Parish, Sound Beach, sing.
Bishop Barres poses with priests, seminarians, participants and chaperones from the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Bishop Barres addresses the teens.
Nolan Reynolds, diocesan director of youth ministry, poses with Father Sean Magaldi and seminarian Paul Clores.
Bishop Barres speaks with members of the youth ministry from St. Joseph the Worker Parish, East Patchogue
Guest speaker Emily Wilson gives a presentation during a session for young women.
Participants listen to speaker Emily Wilson.
A young woman prays before the Blessed Sacrament.
Father Michael Phillippino of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn., administers the sacrament of reconciliation.
A tote board keeps track of the number of participants who received the sacrament of reconciliation.
Sister Mary Marta, a member of the Missionaries of Charity, chats with two participants in the vocations information area.
Franciscan Father Rick Martignetti, director of campus ministry at Ave Maria University in Florida, speaks to the young men about vocations.
On Saturday, July 20, Bishop John Barres visited with the 125 participants from the Diocese of Rockville Centre who were attending the three-day Steubenville NYC youth conference at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens. After concelebrating morning Mass with New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Bishop Barres met with the diocesan teenagers in the University’s Little Theatre. Parishes represented at the conference included Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Centereach; Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook; St. Francis de Sales, Patchogue; St. Joseph the Worker, East Patchogue; St Louis de Montfort, Sound Beach; St. Martin of Tours, Bethpage; St. Patrick, Huntington; and St. Patrick, Smithtown. Students from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Hicksville, also attended the conference, which drew more than 1,800 teens and youth ministers from 11 states. Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz