Sacrificing one week from their summer plans, 10 high school student leaders, some from the Rockville Centre Diocese, but most from St. John the Baptist parish, Bedford-Stuyvesant, answered the call to be bold when it comes to learning about their faith, courageous when it aligns with their actions and willing to serve the greater Brooklyn and Queens community.
At the end of a well-fought tug-of-war, 76 mud-caked teenagers jostled one another into a group photo with dozens of soaking wet young priests, shaving cream-spattered seminarians and lay leaders.
Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Rockville Centre, N.Y., to head the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.
A memorial Mass for Father Thomas P. Maloney, a priest of the Rockville Centre Diocese, will be celebrated June 8 at St. Joseph’s Church, Babylon, L.I.
Living a holy life is “the finest tribute we can give to our slave ancestors, to our parents, grandparents and great grandparents, who walked the gauntlet of segregation, discrimination and annihilation … in heroic Christian fashion,” Chicago Bishop Joseph N. Perry told attendees at a Black History Month Mass in Douglaston Feb. 19.
Saying that he was ready to lay down his life for the people of Long Island, Bishop John O. Barres was installed Jan. 31 as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Three seminarians from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, L.I., attended the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump Jan. 20, thanks to help from their representative in Congress.
It took longer than expected but the Vatican has appointed the new Bishop of Rockville Centre. Larchmont, N.Y.-native, Bishop John O. Barres, 56, who most recently served as Bishop of Allentown, Pa., succeeds Bishop William Murphy.
Three men, one from Ghana, one from Haiti and one from the Philippines, officially joined the ranks of the priesthood of the Diocese of Brooklyn on Feb. 24.
“Let us give thanks for the opportunity for our two dioceses to celebrate our ancestry together for the first time in so many years,” said Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski.