Bishop John O. Barres was the principal celebrant and homilist at the diocesan White Mass for health care workers on Sunday, May 17, at St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre. A White Mass, named for the white coats traditionally worn by physicians and other medical personnel, provides an opportunity for the church to affirm and bless health care professionals and caregivers. The liturgy had special significance this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for a gallery of photos from the Mass which was televised on CFN. To read Bishop Barres’ homily, click here.

Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz