50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Fifty years ago, on July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI issued an Encyclical Letter entitled Humanae Vitae, “On Human Life”. On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis will canonize his predecessor as Pope Saint Paul VI.

In this anniversary year, Bishop John O. Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre has issued a Pastoral Letter entitled The Supreme Gift: The Gift of Life, commemorating the encyclical of this soon-to-be-canonized saint. This teaching of the late Holy Father is in many ways more important today than at any time before.

In his letter, Bishop Barres wants to teach the people of the diocese the important truths of Humanae Vitae, because these truths very much need to be reexamined today in light of the problems we face in our time.

To read the full letter from Bishop Barres, The Supreme Gift: The Gift of Life, please click this link.

To read a summary Bishop Barres' letter, please click here.

A Gift for You!

Here's some exciting news!  Our diocese was given a gift for each member of every parish family!

 That gift is a subscription to FORMED, a wonderful website that has been called a “Catholic Netflix.”

FORMED has inspiring movies and video based studies, audio talks and e-books from the Church's most compelling speakers and authors.

Simply go to www.cureofarschurch.formed.org to sign up for FREE.

Love your neighbor... and bring good close to home

Our 2018 Appeal campaign is now underway!  Please support the annual Appeal. Love your neighbor... and bring good close to home.

Catholic Charities spreads the good in our communities through vital services ranging from emergency assistance to job training to counseling and mental health services for all ages. We do it to realize the good that is in each person, and in our community as a whole.

With your help, through your talents, time and gifts (both direct and in-kind), we can keep the good flowing to those who are struggling and vulnerable.  

 

THE LONG ISLAND CATHOLIC

One year (10 issues) for $20. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of The Long Island Catholic Magazine. Everyday people in the diocese tell their faith stories along with color photos and informational graphics about ministries of the Catholic Church. Columnists explore the faith and educate about the Church’s teachings. There is something for everyone in The Long Island Catholic Magazine. Subscription cards are available in the vestibule of the church or go to licatholic.org/subscribe.

A Message from Bishop Barres

Christ encourages us to be willing stewards of the gifts with which He has blessed us and willing servants of His compassion, hope and love. He wants us to serve the poor and all those in crisis. He wants us to be Good Samaritans of mercy and forgiveness. He wants us to be instruments of Dramatic Missionary Growth.

 

A video message from Bishop John O. Barres Regarding the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal.