THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
As a follow-up to the directive to suspend all Public Masses until further notice, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, has issued a number of additional guidelines, governing the practice of the faith as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, to all parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
To comply with the government recommendation to avoid
gatherings of 10 or more people, the following has been
implemented in the Diocese of Brooklyn effective immediately:
PALM SUNDAY AND HOLY WEEK SERVICES
There will be no Masses open to the public on
Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday
GIVEN THAT NEW YORK IS THE EPICENTER OF THIS CRISIS
CHURCHES WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
MINDFUL OF EVERYONE’S HEALTH, PALMS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE FAITHFUL AT THIS TIME, THEY WILL NOT BE LEFT OUTSIDE OF CHURCH BUT WILL BE BLESSED AND DISTRIBUTED AT A LATER DATE USING THE
BLESSING OUTSIDE OF MASS, COMMUNICATED BY
- Reconciliation Monday, a special time devoted to
confession at the start of Holy Week, has been
cancelled. However, Priests will be available for individual confessions throughout the remainder of the Lenten
season and during this period of crisis.
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday), the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday) the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, will not be celebrated publicly. A broadcast schedule of the services with no congregation, to air on NET-TV, the cable channel of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will be announced at a later date.
“In the days and weeks ahead, let us ask God to watch over the people of our Diocese and all of His people; those who are sick, those who will fall ill, and those who are caring for them,” said
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
At all times, but especially now, the safety and well-being of our faith community is our primary concern. The Diocese of Brooklyn will continue to deliver important information in a timely manner.
STAY SAFE AND STAY INDOORS
At St Clare, we get together as a community of faith to listen, cheer and watch our Music and Youth ministry perform a beautiful Christmas carol and pageant play, as prelude of Christmas celebration.
“Sing We Noel” features our Adult and Youth Choirs, the Youth Ministry, Praise Dancers, Renaissance Steel Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra.
Join us this Christmas season to experience this outstanding performance, as each year is always a different exciting experience!!
Tickets are available in the Rectory Office, from Choir members & Youth (Adults: $25, Children: $10) Ticket pages are also available : Buy two ticket and get the next 50% off ( adult tickets only)
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
This little girl knows exactly how to worship God! Hosanna in the highest!
Posted by St. Clare Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, March 25, 2018
The Seder is a feast that includes reading, drinking wine, telling stories, eating special foods, singing, and other Passover traditions.
As per Biblical command, it is held after nightfall on the first night of Passover (and the second night if you live outside of Israel), the anniversary of our nation’s miraculous exodus from Egyptian slavery more than 3,000 years ago. This year’s Seder was celebrated on March 17th, 2018 at St Clare Parish.
The clergy participating in the supper
The youth service at the Seder supper
A moment of joy and happiness, as the family of St. Clare Church gather together to celebrate the history of their journey in faith and love at the Annual Black History Month Mass.
The Shroud Of Turin presentation had been a spiritually filled moment that gives reflective and meditative experience for the participants. The shroud was portrayed as a pictorial representation of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, it was used as a tool to prepare the parishioners spiritually for Lenten season.