A Message from Bishop Barres

Posted on May 01, 2020 in: General News

On this Good Shepherd Sunday, we continue to pray for all those who are carrying crosses and burdens, as well as for all who are serving on the front lines of this Pandemic.

As we endure the cross of COVID-19, I want to thank you for your continued support of your parish and our Catholic Ministries Appeal. We know that the current crisis has impacted families, businesses and institutions financially and emotionally. Our parishes and the diocese are working continuously to support the faithful through televised and online Masses, parish food pantries and meal programs, healthcare services, and online learning for our school children.

Thank you, to all the parishioners in the Diocese of Rockville Centre for continuing to support your parishes. This week we are asking that, if you are able, you also consider supporting our Catholic Ministries Appeals. The Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) is an opportunity to support the ministries that help us as we build up the Body of Christ, such as Pro-Life efforts, formation of seminarians for the priesthood and Faith Formation for our children and young adults. Your commitment, during these most difficult of times, is extraordinary and a blessing to our entire community of faith.

Please continue to pray for those who are sick or who have lost a loved one, as well as for all of the heroic people serving on the front lines of this crisis. May God bless us as we help one another to carry this Cross.

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