See photos from Bishop John Barres' first year as leader of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He was installed Jan. 31, 2017, as the fifth bishop of the diocese serving all of Long Island.

Officially installed

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Bishop John Barres after his installation Mass on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017, at St. Agnes Cathedral.

Fluent in Spanish

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Bishop John Barres celebrates his second Spanish Mass on Long Island at St Luke's Church in Brentwood on Feb. 12, 2017, a few hours after the first one, at nearby St. Anne's Church.

Youth appeal

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Bishop John Barres joins seventh- and eighth-graders for basketball during gym class on Feb. 17, 2017, at Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional School in Southampton.

Hoops and glory

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Bishop John Barres is presented with a Red Storm jersey by St. John's University president Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, center, before the school's basketball game against Seton Hall University at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 11, 2017.

A point guard for God

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Bishop-designate John Barres shares a laugh with worshippers at St. Agnes Cathedral on Jan. 30, 2017, as he holds a photo of himself from his college basketball days.

Comforting mourners

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Bishop John Barres pays his respects as the coffin of gang violence victim Justin Llivicura, 16, of East Patchogue, arrives for a funeral Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Church in East Patchogue on April 19, 2017.

Welcoming new clergy

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Five men prostrate themselves before Bishop John Barres at St. Agnes Cathedral as they are ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 2017. The five --  the Revs. Michael Bissex, Liam McDonald, Michael Plona, Christopher Sullivan and John Wachowicz -- were assigned to a parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Compassion for sorrow

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Bishop John Barres greets Sachem East High School football players before the funeral Mass for their teammate Joshua Mileto, 16, on Aug. 15, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Lake Ronkonkoma. Mileto died during a team practice session.

Learning the game

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Bishop John Barres plays spikeball with the Rev. Joe Fitzgerald and youths on July 12, 2017, during a weeklong vocations camp for students at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception who are considering becoming priests or nuns.

Catholic values

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Bishop John Barres carries a cross as he leads a procession on Nov. 28, 2017, for the inauguration of the Gianna Center of Long Island, which specializes in reproductive medicine, in Babylon.

Bless this house of worship

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Bishop John Barres sprinkles holy water Oct. 29, 2017, at the rededication of the Saints Peter and Paul Church in Manorville, which completed a major renovation.

Family time

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Bishop John Barres speaks with Joseph and Allison Hartmann and their children Olivia, 5, Felix, 3, and Emmett, 18 months, before celebrating Christmas Mass on Dec. 25, 2017, at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.

Leader of his flock

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Bishop John Barres is seen before Christmas Mass on Dec. 25, 2017, at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. He asked the diocese's 1.5 million Catholics to remember the less fortunate, including refugees, mirroring Pope Francis' Christmas homily.

Looking to next generation

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Bishop John Barres speaks with students at Our Lady of Providence Regional School in Central Islip on Jan. 31, 2018, during Catholic Schools Week.

Inspiring words

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Sixth-graders at Our Lady of Providence Regional School in Central Islip listen to Bishop John Barres on Jan. 31, 2018, during Catholic Schools Week.

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John Barres, Bishop of the Diocese Of Rockville Centre (top, right) high fives with Andrew Agyeman-Duah, (top, left) a student at Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park during their Sports Night on the evening of February 1, 2018.

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John Barres, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre speaks with students at Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park during their Sports Night on the evening of Feb. 1, 2018.

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