Diocesan News

Mercy-Filled Tour of Holy Doors

Father Dwayne Davis, parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Flatlands, led a full-day tour of seven Holy Doors of Mercy at churches in Brooklyn and Queens. The doors were specially designated as the sites for special indulgences during the Jubilee Year of Mercy that concludes this Sunday, Nov. 20.

On their Holy Door tour, pilgrims visited St. Gerard Majella, Hollis; St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, where rector, Msgr. Kieran Harrington, spoke to the visitors; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria; and Our Lady of Lebanon, the Maronite cathedral in Brooklyn Heights, where Msgr. James Root, rector, addressed the group.

Finally they returned to St. Thomas Aquinas, also a site of a Holy Door, for an evening reception.

Closing ceremonies for the Holy Doors will be held this Sunday, Nov. 20. The schedule is:

Cathedral-Basilica of St. James, Downtown Brooklyn, Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, 11 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, Bishop Witold Mroziewski, at noon

Regina Pacis Basilica, Bensonhurst, Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., at noon

St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, Bishop James Massa, at 11:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, Bishop Paul Sanchez, at 5 p.m.

St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, Bishop Raymond Chappetto, at 11:30 a.m.