Diocesan News

Baskets Blessed in Borough Park


colorful-basket_cmyk St. Frances de Chantal parish, Borough Park, offered opportunities for families to bless Easter baskets every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Holy Saturday. Polish families brought staples of the traditional Easter breakfast to church to be blessed and then shared together as a family on Easter morning as the first food after Lent. Below, a man kisses a specially designated cross after the blessing ceremony as guards stand their watch over Jesus’ tomb.





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