Weekday Masses in the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, can begin this Monday, June 29, 2020. The celebration of Sunday Mass can begin with the Saturday Vigil Mass on July 4, 2020, and on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
NEWS ALERT: The Diocese of Brooklyn announced today the cancellation of all public masses beginning Monday, March 16th, until further notice.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has dispensed Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice, as a proactive response to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
After Mass, Bishop DiMarzio and six auxiliary bishops prayed in the downstairs crypt at the Immaculate Conception Center for the 16 diocesan priests and deacons who have died within the past year and for the souls of all the clergy who have gone before.
St. Francis Preparatory H.S., Fresh Meadows, celebrated its Founder’s Day Mass, Oct. 16, where more than 600 freshmen gathered for a day of prayer and formation.
Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina, a Catholic, and his wife, Mialy, sat near the front of the crowd as Pope Francis preached about the Gospel call to solidarity and the joy that comes from putting faith before power or possessions.
Steady rain didn’t stop the celebration of Caribbean culture along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Labor Day. And the Catholic community was near the front of the West Indian Day Parade on Sept. 2 to proclaim their Caribbean Catholic culture and religion and invite others to join them.
Joining in a special hour of prayer held simultaneously throughout New York state on May 16, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led local members of the Knights of Columbus before the Blessed Sacrament and the icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians in a service at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn.
On May 16, the Brooklyn Diocese honored the service of laymen and women at the eighth annual diocesan recognition Mass and celebration, at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Jamaica.