A Pastoral Statement to the People of God of the Diocese of Rockville Centre from Most Reverend John O. Barres

Noel Boutique and Craft Fair

  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • $35.00 per space
  • an 8-foot table will be provided
  • Vendor application form
  • For more information, call Diane at (631) 345-3027

Important DRVC Information – August 17, 2022

  • Information regarding a new deadline to file proofs of claim for victims of sexual abuse who were over 18 or older when the alleged conduct occurred and the forms to use, can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page:

Long Island’s Historic Catholic Past at Inisfada – July 29, 2022

  • Click the above link to read the latest article in the Ignatian Year Series of pastoral letters, reflections and articles.
  • This one focuses on Long Island’s Historic Catholic Past at Inisfada, later to become The St. Ignatius Retreat House.
  • There was quite a bit of history made in that now demolished Gold Coast mansion.

Quo Vadis, America?

  • Click the above link to find a new, timely pastoral letter from Bishop Barres —“Quo Vadis, America?” – June 26, 2022

DRVC Bulletin Board

  • The Diocesan Bulletin Board is a dedicated page and a central source where promotional materials produced by the ministries and offices of the diocese are posted.
  • The Diocesan Bulletin Board is updated weekly and contains the latest information about upcoming diocesan events.
  • Each week’s information will be available on the page for two full weeks following the initial posting.
  • To access the latest information, click here or above to see the latest promotional materials.

Bishop Barres issued a letter regarding repeal of the Hyde Amendment – July 8, 2021

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese’s chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese’s bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page:

On January 24th, Pope Francis calls upon all believers to give thanks for the Word of God and open our hearts to its life-giving power. Join us as the Diocese of Rockville Centre honors, celebrates, and listens with open hearts to the saving Word of God!

Today, January 4th, is the 200th anniversary of the death of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. On this anniversary, Bishop Barres has issued a new pastoral letter about her: Attentive to the Voice of Grace – January 4, 2021

20 + C + M + B + 21: A Blessing for the Home  – January 4, 2021

  • This is an ancient blessing in the Catholic tradition that transcends cultures and continents. Legend holds that the letters correspond to the initials for the names of the Three Magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. More importantly, these letters abbreviate the Latin phrase “Christus Mansionem Benedicat” – “May Christ bless this house”.
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The Feast of the Holy Innocents & the Reproductive Health Act (La Fiesta de los Santos Inocentes y la Ley de Salud Reproductiva) – December 29, 2020

Diocese of Rockville Centre Files for Chapter 11 – October 1, 2020

Evangelium Vitae – September 8

  • On this the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bishop Barres has issued this pastoral letter to the People of God reflecting on St. John Paul II’s eleventh Encyclical, Evangelium Vitae – The Gospel of Life. This pastoral letter will also appear in the October edition of The Long Island Catholic Magazine.
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Novena for Our Nation – August 15 to October 7, 2020

May 17, 2020 – Special White Mass Celebration

April 19, 2020 – Divine Mercy Sunday

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