Young adults gathered with Bishop John Barres Thursday night, July 18, for the annual East End barbecue and holy hour at the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton. Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz
Bishop John Barres greets participants as they arrive for the event.
Patrick O'Brien, left, catches up with fellow seminarian Rafal Borowiejski.
Mary Mailloux, director of the diocese's Young Adult Ministry, holds her 3-month-old son, Elijah Jude, as she chats with Amora Laucella.
Father Michael Vetrano, pastor of the basilica parish, welcomes guests.
Bishop Barres chats with two participants.
Members of the Knights of Columbus prepare dinner.
Young adults form a circle as they introduce themselves to each other.
Father Sean Magaldi, diocesan vocations director, introduces himself to the participants.
Bishop Barres joins the young adults for a photo.
Bishop Barres joins members of the Knights of Columbus for a photo.
Bishop Barres uses incense during eucharistic adoration.
Bishop Barres delivers his homily.
Participants pray before the Blessed Sacrament.
The Blessed Sacrament is the focal point of the service.
Amora Laucella, faith formation director at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Deer Park, kneels in prayer.
Music minister Elizabeth Woods sings and plays the piano.
Jim Anderson of St. Ladislaus Parish, Hempstead, and Kaitlin Stasinski of St. Bernard Parish, Levittown, sing.
Bishop Barres venerates the Blessed Sacrament.
Bishop Barres elevates the monstrance.
A Divine Mercy image is seen during the service.