A new bishop has been appointed by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Rockville Centre, succeeding retiring Bishop William Murphy.
Bishop John Barres will assume his role as fifth bishop of Rockville Centre on Jan. 31, the diocese announced in a press release last Friday. He’ll oversee a population of more than 1.45 million Catholics across Long Island.
TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Cutchogue’s Sacred Heart Parish Church, which originally served the local Irish community, held its last Mass in January 2013.
This month marks one year since the Diocese of Rockville Centre ordered Sacred Heart Parish Church in Cutchogue to close its doors. But the dilapidated historic structure is far from forgotten by some local residents. (more…)