Attentive to the Voice of Grace

Attentive to the Voice of Grace

Attentive to the Voice of Grace A Pastoral Letter by the Most Reverend John O. Barres on the 200th Anniversary of the Death of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton One week prior to the First Continental Congress, on August 28, 1774, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was born in New York....
To the People of God of the Diocese of Rockville Centre:

To the People of God of the Diocese of Rockville Centre:

To the People of God of the Diocese of Rockville Centre: Christmas 2020 When he was elected as a Successor of St. Peter on March 13, 2013, our Holy Father chose the name Francis. It was a weighty decision with a prophetic message. Especially now, seven years later and...
Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday

Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday

Rejoice! Gaudete Sunday What is special about the Third Sunday of Advent? For much of the Church’s history, this Sunday had a special name: “Gaudete” Sunday. The traditions surrounding this Sunday go back as far as the fourth or fifth century, as does the season of...
Comfort in the World of God

Comfort in the World of God

Comfort in the World of God In 2020, we heard plenty of voices speaking out and sharing their opinions, but many of those words were not comforting or hope-filled. Sometimes, it was hard to know which expert or “instant expert” to listen to, and it is still difficult...
A Restart

A Restart

A Restart With Advent we begin a new church year as we renew our preparations for the coming of Christ. The scriptures show a profound movement from despair in the first reading, as we feel the wrath of God’s anger and a sense of being abandoned, to the respon­sorial...
Our 7th Graders “Confirmation I”

Our 7th Graders “Confirmation I”

Our 7th Graders “Confirmation I” Our 7th Graders “Confirmation I”, have been preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation since First Grade. October 8th, at their Commitment Mass — celebrated by Fr. Peter with their Parents present — they signed their names...
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