The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has released a video statement today on this Palm Sunday. Bishop DiMarzio reminds us that the blessed palms signify victory and peace, and in order to truly welcome this into our lives at Easter, we must rid ourselves of resentment.
Father Gioacchino Basile, pastor of Saint Gabriel’s in East Elmhurst, Queens is the latest priest to pass away due to complications associated with COVID-19.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced an expanded broadcast schedule of live Masses that includes one in Polish.
Four more confirmed coronavirus cases related to the diocese of Brooklyn and Queen’s churches were announced March 21.
Effective 12 p.m., Friday, March 20, all churches and rectories in the Brooklyn Diocese are now closed.
When public Masses in the Archdiocese of Washington were suspended in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Father Scott Holmer, pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Bowie, Maryland, got creative about bringing the sacraments to his local community.
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Emanuele Alaimo couldn’t predict that in the middle of Lent, a pandemic was going to impact his Brooklyn-based small business. He said the economic effects of coronavirus are just getting started.
Following the cancelation of all public Masses, Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has announced new additional guidelines on practicing the faith during the coronavirus outbreak in parishes throughout the Brooklyn Diocese.
At Holy Family Church in Fresh Meadows, Queens, nearly 70 parishioners worshiped at the March 15 noon Mass, which is about half the normal attendance. In a sense, it was a regular Sunday Mass, but it was also unusual.