The Diocese of Brooklyn has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his official capacity as governor and is seeking an injunction to prevent him from enforcing new rules on church attendance in COVID-19 hot spots.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said Wednesday that the rights of Catholics in the Diocese of Brooklyn are being violated, following news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is mandating new COVID-19 restrictions on church attendance across the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated the feast day of St. Jerome with St. Jerome’s clergy and congregants on Sept. 30. The nighttime Mass — celebrated in Creole, Spanish, and English — was the church’s 26th memorial Mass to its patron saint.
With New York City’s COVID-19 cases at its lowest levels since the height of the pandemic, churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn are starting to see an uptick in attendance at Masses.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio consecrated the new altar St. Clement Pope Church in Queens on Sept. 27, where he also celebrated a special Mass.
Msgr. Steven Aguggia, the chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, celebrated his first Sunday Masses as the new pastor of St. Pancras Church in Glendale on Sept. 20.
Auxiliary Bishop James Massa was officially installed as the new rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary and College during a Mass in the seminary’s chapel on the Yonkers campus on Sept. 13.
This year, Patriot Day will be observed on Friday, September 11, the 19th Anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville in Pennsylvania. Each year, Patriot Day is celebrated in remembrance of all those who were killed or injured by the terrorist attack.
Labor Day 2020 is very different from Labor Day 2019 as we see the economic toll that the coronavirus pandemic has taken upon our economy and especially upon the job market.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has named Monsignor Steven Aguggia, the chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, to serve as pastor of St. Pancras Church.