Thirtyone busloads of marchers from the Diocese of Rockville Centre were among the crowds marching for life.
Bishop John Barres
The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.
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.