Diocesan News

Lent Begins in the Diocese

Bishop DiMarzio Ash Wednesday 2015
Photo by Marie Elena Giossi

Above, Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, executive director of Catholic Charities, joined Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in distributing ashes at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn. Below, Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, episcopal vicar for Brooklyn, distributes ashes at a Mass with diocesan employees at The Chancery office building in Park Slope. Lent began a 40-day time of penance and good works in preparation for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi Ash Wednesday 2015
Photo by Ed Wilkinson