On Tuesday January 31, the Little Sisters of the Poor at Queen of Peace Residence attended the Celebration of the Eucharist for the Installation of The Most Reverend John Oliver Barres as the Fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre.
The installation occurred at St Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, was the principal celebrant for the Celebration of the Eucharist. In his homily, Bishop Barres stressed that “I will always have the heart of a parish priest.”
At the reception following the installation ceremony, the Sisters had the opportunity to meet Bishop Barres, who is no stranger to the mission of the Little Sisters of the Poor. In addition, the Sisters had the opportunity to spend time with two very special friends of Queen of Peace Residence; Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Robert Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre.
We wish Bishop Barres much success as he assumes his new role. We shall remember him in our daily prayers and look forward to being with him again before too long.