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Labor Day Statement Focuses on Importance of Work in Building and Supporting Families

WASHINGTON - August 24, 2015 - Creating sufficient, decent work that honors the dignity of families is a necessary component of the challenge facing all Catholics, and it is the Catholic way, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami cited the importance of work in supporting families in the 2015 Labor Day statement, which drew on Pope Francis’ June encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’.

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National Bible Week to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Dei Verbum, Role of Bible in the Family

WASHINGTON - August 24, 2015 - Families, parishes, schools and other Catholic groups can participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21, with resources provided in English and Spanish and available on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The theme of the observance is “The Bible: A Book for the Family/ La Biblia: Un Libro para la Familia.”

The Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 18, 2015. National Bible Week logos and a variety of resources that highlight the Bible in Catholic life are available online: www.usccb.org/bible/national-bible-week/index.cfm

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Pope Visits New York 2015

We prayerfully anticipate the visit of Pope Francis to NYC.  

At the present time we have not received information from the Archdiocese of New York regarding tickets for the Papal Mass. Diocese of Rockville Centre does not know how many tickets the diocese will receive. We have been told tickets will be very limited. Please continue to watch this website for additional information.


 

This article appears on the official website of the Diocese of Rockville Centre courtesy of First Things

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