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Claim Deadline Notices and Forms (February 10, 2021)
 DRVC School Announcements:
– Media Release: St. Christopher School (March 22, 2021)
– Media Release: St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Raymond Schools (March 16, 2021)
– Media Release: Our Lady of Guadalupe School (April 23, 2021) |

Molloy College Commencement Homily from Bishop John O. Barres (May 16, 2021)

Vocations Prayer Calendar for June (May 12, 2021)

The following official appointments and announcement have been made by his Excellency, the Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of Rockville Centre, New York. All are effective June 23, 2021 unless otherwise noted. (May 12, 2021)

Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, The Year of St. Joseph Homily of Bishop John Barres, St. Agnes Cathedral (May 1, 2021)

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK – April 30, 2021 – The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has named Reverend Monsignor William E. Koenig, the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington (Delaware). Press Release | Video Announcement | Press Conference (10:30am) | Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of Saint Peter (12:10pm)

Friday of the Third Week Easter Season, Homily of Bishop Barres, St. Agnes Cathedral (April 23, 2021)

“It is with great shock and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Fr. Kevin O’Reilly, Academic Dean and Professor of Dogmatic Theology. An alumnus of Dunwoodie and ordained a Priest of the Archdiocese of New York on May 11, 1996, Fr. O’Reilly served St. Joseph’s Seminary as a faculty member and administrator since 2004. We pray for the soul of Fr. Kevin and we pray also for the consolation of his family, loved ones, and all of his former students and colleagues! Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him!” (from

February 4 has been designated the International Day of Human Fraternity.
The Catholic Church has been proactive in responding to the needs of all people and working with others through interreligious dialogue.
We invite you to check out the official website for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue:

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• DRVC Reorganization (October 1, 2020):
– Information Website:
– Press Release English | Spanish
– Bishop Barres’ Letter English | Spanish

• Effective September 25, 2020, the Rockville Centre IRCP is no longer accepting new Registrations or Claim Submissions.

• Note from the in the current pandemic | Decree of the to the faithful in the current pandemic (3/21/20)
Apostolic Penitentiary on the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences

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