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 in anticipation of the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy this Sunday, Nov. 20.
Over 100 pilgrims from Incarnation parish, Queens Village, led by their pastor, Father John O’Connor, processed through the streets, praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet as they journeyed from their church to the Holy Doors at St. Gerard Majella, Hollis.
The Holy Year of Mercy will close on Sunday, Nov. 20. In the Brooklyn Diocese, five bishops and an episcopal vicar will participate in closing ceremonies that include Mass and the blessings of the Holy Doors at six sites.
As the Year of Mercy draws to a close in the coming weeks, Brooklyn and Queens Catholics shared a day of prayer and pilgrimage focused on the Mother of Mercy.
Holy Doors, a noted historian, church and street art and a wedding were among the different and sometimes unexpected ways Catholics experienced faith and fellowship on a walking pilgrimage in Brooklyn, Oct. 15.