Diocesan News

Diocesan Mass for Solidarity and Peace

In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate a Mass for Solidarity and Peace on at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. 

The tragic events that unfolded in Charlottesville revealed a nation still tainted by the evils of racism, bigotry, white supremacy and neo-Nazism. “As Catholics, our greatest weapon against hatred, violence, and anger is prayer,” said Father Alonzo Cox, diocesan coordinator of Ministry for African American Catholics, who will concelebrate the Mass.

The Mass will bring together the faithful of Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond, to pray for the nation, the three people who lost their lives, the many more injured, as well as all those who have allowed the seeds of hatred to grow in their hearts.

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