Diocesan News

Photos: Good Friday in Brooklyn and Queens

Good Friday in Ridgewood

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Hundreds of Italian Catholics from Ridgewood conducted their annual Good Friday procession. The Maria SS. Del Balzo Bisacquino Society escorted statues of the corpus of Christ followed by His Sorrowful Mother through the streets as an intergenerational crowd walked, prayed and sang in Italian. They arrived at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church for an evening prayer service over which Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez presided.

Good Friday in Bensonhurst

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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led the parishes of Bensonhurst on their annual Way of the Cross through the streets of the neighborhood on Good Friday. About 3,000 people processed from Regina Pacis to St. Finbar Church, where a prayer service and blessing with the relic of the True Cross took place.

Spanning Two Boroughs

Photo by Catholic News Service/Eric Thayer, Reuters
Photo by Catholic News Service/Eric Thayer, Reuters

Richard Vega holds a cross as he leads the Way of the Cross procession sponsored by Communion and Liberation over the Brooklyn Bridge. The annual Good Friday procession began with the first Station at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, where Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio participated. Several thousand participants made their way to Ground Zero, where the march concluded.

Good Friday in Park Slope

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The annual Good Friday Way of the Cross in Park Slope began at Holy Name Church and made stops at the diocesan offices, St. John the Evangelist, Green-Wood Cemetery, St. Rocco and Our Lady of Czestochowa before ending at St. Thomas Aquinas. The people were led in prayer by Father James Massa, administrator of Holy Name, and Father Jesus Cuadros, pastor of Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas.

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