The Holy Week Schedule for the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, was announced today.
Today, Holy Thursday, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s
Supper at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise, located at 319 Maple Street, in
Prospect Lefferts Gardens, at 7:30 p.m. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the
Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the
priesthood. The service also stresses the importance Jesus puts on the humility of service. The
cleansing of the apostles feet with water, prefigures baptism.
On Good Friday, Bishop DiMarzio will be joined by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to offer prayers
at St. James Cathedral Basilica, located at 250 Cathedral Place, Downtown Brooklyn, at 10
a.m. This will be followed by a cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge, sponsored by
Communion and Liberation.
At 12 p.m., there will be a Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ, followed by the
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death, at 3 p.m.
That evening, an outdoor Good Friday Service will be officiated by Bishop DiMarzio starting
at 6:30 p.m. at St. Pancras Church, located at 7222 68th Street in Glendale, Queens, and will
end at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, located in 62-81 60th Place in Ridgewood, Queens.
Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate Easter Vigil on April 19th at the Church of the Transfiguration,
located at 263 Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, at 8 p.m. He will baptize four and thirteen will
be fully initiated into the Catholic Church.
Also during this Easter, the Diocese of Brooklyn will welcome a total of 1,136 new Catholics:
580 will be baptized, 41 will receive full communion and 515 will complete their initiation.
Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate Easter Sunday on April 20th with a service at the Metropolitan
Detention Center in Brooklyn, at 8:30 a.m. This event is closed to press, however, all the other
services are open.
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