May 12, 2020

May 13th is the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima

Wednesday, May 13th is the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, a day in which we honor our Blessed Mother as we recall her appearance in 1918 to three Portuguese children who were asked to pray the rosary for peace. Please join in praying a Novena to Our Lady of Fatima […]
May 10, 2020

Letter of Pope Francis to the Faithful for May 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have […]
May 4, 2020

Pope asks faithful to add 2 prayers to the end of the Rosary

Pope Francis has proposed two new prayers “to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which can be recited at the end of the rosary.” Given the COVID-19 outbreak, the new petitions from the pope include specific intentions for caretakers, patients, and people who’ve died or are mourning a loss.   1st Prayer: […]
April 24, 2020

Saint Thomas the Apostle

As we age, we come to expect letdowns and disappointments. Because of so many unfulfilled promises and unmet expectations, we become cynical of anything that can seem too good to be true. Our hearts grow calloused to protect us from future disillusionment. And so, we come to demand proof and […]
April 22, 2020

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis – Easter Vigil – Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020

“After the Sabbath” (Mt 28:1), the women went to the tomb. This is how the Gospel of this holy Vigil began: with the Sabbath.  It is the day of the Easter Triduum that we tend to neglect as we eagerly await the passage from Friday’s cross to Easter Sunday’s Alleluia. […]
April 20, 2020

Pope Francis’ Easter Message

Pope Francis’ ‘Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of COVID-19 – and to spread the “contagion” of hope. No banner hung from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica. No bands played the Vatican anthem. No floral […]
April 19, 2020

A Letter to the Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Rockville Centre From Bishop John O. Barres Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, the global spread of COVID-19, has forced us to reflect, think about our lives and the things we take for granted and to rethink how we live our daily lives. As we continue to celebrate Christ’s passion, death […]
April 18, 2020

Divine Mercy Sunday Letter

Twenty years ago, on April 30, 2000, Pope Saint John Paul II canonized Saint Faustina Kowalska, the humble messenger of Divine Mercy. During his homily at the Mass of her canonization, while reflecting on the timeliness of the message of mercy for the twentieth century, the Polish pontiff pondered what […]
April 17, 2020

Thank You for Continuing Your Church Offerings

In this time of uncertainty, there are still some things that remain constant. The passion, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus. We are a people of hope! This hope holds true as the news reports that our COVID-19 flattening the curve efforts are showing a glimmer of positive improvement. […]