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New Bishop, Most Reverend

John O. Barres, is 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Most Reverend John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D., was born on September 20, 1960 and is a native of Larchmont, New York. His late parents, Marjorie (Catchpole) Barres and Oliver Barres (a native of Bethlehem), were Protestant ministers who met each other at the Yale Divinity School, and subsequently converted to Catholicism, entering the Catholic Church in 1955.

 

The story of their conversion is told in Oliver Barres’ book, One Shepherd, One Flock. Bishop Barres is the fifth of six children and has seven nephews and four nieces.

Bishop Barres is a graduate of Princeton University (BA in English Literature), where he played three years of junior varsity basketball during the Coach Pete Carril era, and the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA in Management).

 

His theological education includes an STB and an STL in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America (where he received seminary formation at Theological College), and a JCL in Canon Law and an STD in Spiritual theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Bishop Barres was baptized by Bishop Fulton Sheen in 1960 while his father was working for the Bishop at the Propagation of the Faith in New York City. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Wilmington on October 21, 1989 by Bishop Robert Mulvee.

 

He began his priesthood as an associate pastor at churches in Newark and Wilmington. After further study in Rome, he served as Vice-Chancellor and then Chancellor of the Wilmington Diocese.

Pope John Paul II named him a “Chaplain to His Holiness” in July 2000 with the title of “Monsignor.”

 

Pope Benedict XVI named him a “Prelate of Honor” in November 2005.

Bishop Barres was ordained a Bishop and installed as the fourth Bishop of Allentown by His Eminence, Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena in Allentown on July 30, 2009. He was the first priest ordained a bishop within the Diocese of Allentown.

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Animals Blessed at OLMM

Posted November 9, 2015

 

That dog's name is Gerald Ryan. No, we're not kidding. It's a pit bull owned by Scott & Bernadette Broderick. He was blessed at our church last month. You should see the video, it's great! That dog's name is Gerald Ryan. No, we're not kidding. It's a pit bull owned by Scott & Bernadette Broderick. He was blessed at our church last month. You should see the video, it's great! That dog's name is Gerald Ryan. No, we're not kidding. It's a pit bull owned by Scott & Bernadette Broderick. He was blessed at our church last month. You should see the video, it's great! 

 

 

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