St. John’s Offers HS Students an Early Chance to Lead

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.

Father Thomas P. Maloney

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.

Black History Month Mass Pays Tribute to Ancestors

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.

Rockville Centre Welcomes Newly Appointed Bishop

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.