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

 

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