Holy Week 2020

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

 BISHOP DIMARZIO.

  • 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.

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STAY SAFE AND STAY INDOORS