The Diocese of Brooklyn launched an advertising campaign for Christmas, encouraging people to return to Mass. It showcases different messages inviting people of Brooklyn and Queens to join their closest church.
“By coming among us as a man, God expresses His solidarity with humanity,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. “Christmas is that time of year when we celebrate that great generosity of God by recommitting ourselves to one another.”
The campaign includes print ads and 30-second radio messages focusing on its main theme: “Join us this Christmas.” The posters will be in multiple languages to meet the needs of individual neighborhoods.
“New York is an exciting place to live. Yet for some it can also be lonely. We launched this campaign to remind our neighbors that they are not alone, that we are family,” said Msgr. Kieran Harrington, diocesan Vicar for Communications.
“These creative ads are our response to Pope Francis’ call for a Church of mercy and hope, ‘where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven,’” added Bishop DiMarzio.
The Brooklyn Diocese, which includes the borough of Queens, serves more than 1.4 million Catholics. Due to its multicultural and diverse populations, Masses are regularly held in 33 different languages.