NEW YORK CATHOLICS ATTEND “VIEWING PARTY” IN QUEENS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS IN MEXICO CITY

Event: Pope “Viewing Party”
Time: Saturday, February 13th, at 5:30 pm.
Location: 88-19 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432

Queens, NY – On Saturday, hundreds of New York Catholics, many with Latin American roots, will gather at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Jamaica, Queens, to watch Pope Francis celebrate Holy Mass LIVE from Mexico City. The Mass will be held at Mexico’s National Shrine, the Basilica of Guadalupe. The Pontiff’s 6-day visit to Mexico is part of his first Apostolic Trip of 2016.

“Presentation church is home to a big Hispanic community, welcoming a vast group of Mexican parishioners. With this special viewing, our Mexican brothers and sisters will have the opportunity to spiritually travel back to Mexico and witness the blessings of having our Holy Father in their homeland, as he blesses their land, their roots and their people,” said Father Manuel de Jesús Rodríguez, pastor of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.
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NEOYORQUINOS CATÓLICOS SE REUNIRÁN EN QUEENS PARA VER MISA PAPAL DESDE MÉXICO

Evento: Transmisión en vivo de misa papal
Día y hora: Sábado 13 de febrero, a las 5:30 pm.
Lugar: 88-19 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432

Queens, NY – Este sábado, hispanos católicos asistirán a la Parroquia de la Presentación de la Santísima Virgen María en Queens para ver en vivo la Santa Misa que celebrará el Papa Francisco desde Ciudad de México. El Sumo Pontífice presidirá la Misa en la Basílica de Santa María de Guadalupe en el marco de su visita apostólica de 6 días al país mexicano, la cual corresponde su primer viaje del 2016.

“La iglesia Presentación cuenta con una gran comunidad hispana, sirviendo especialmente a un gran grupo de feligreses mexicanos. Con esta transmisión en vivo nuestros hermanos mexicanos tendrán la oportunidad de volver espiritualmente a su país y presenciar la visita del Santo Padre, quien bendecirá su tierra, sus raíces y su pueblo”, dijo el padre Manuel de Jesús Rodríguez, pastor de la Parroquia de la Presentación de la Santísima Virgen María.
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Bishop DiMarzio To Celebrate Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 10th, hundreds of Catholics will come to Brooklyn’s historic Cathedral Basilica of St. James in observance of Ash Wednesday.

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will bless ashes and mark the foreheads of congregants as he celebrates a noon Mass at 250 Cathedral Place, Downtown Brooklyn.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day Christian observance in the liturgical year that ends with the celebration of the Sacred Triduum, the three holiest days of the year–HolyThursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil–which lead to Easter Sunday.

As is customary, the ashes to be used on Ash Wednesday will come from the burning of the blessed branches used on Palm Sunday of the previous year. Palm Sunday, also known as PassionSunday, is the Sunday before Easter that commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week. This year, Easter Sunday will be celebrated on March 27.

BROOKLYN DIOCESE TO LIGHT CHRISTMAS TREE AND BLESS FIRST PROSPECT PARK NATIVITY SCENE IN OVER A DECADE

On Wednesday, December 16th, at 4:00 p.m., the Diocese of Brooklyn will light a Christmas tree and bless a Nativity scene at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park, as part of the celebrations for the Holy Season of Christmas.

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will bless the crèche right by the triumphal arch at the main entrance of the park. “As we gather to bless this Nativity scene, we are reminded to keep Christ in Christmas as we prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ into the history of our world. It is an opportunity to bring hope and peace to our tolerant city, as we teach the new generations love and compassion through diverse traditions,” said Bishop DiMarzio.
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LA DIÓCESIS DE BROOKLYN HONRARÁ A LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CON TRADICIONAL PEREGRINACIÓN

La Diócesis de Brooklyn celebrará el Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe este sábado, 12 de diciembre, a partir del mediodía en la Concatedral de San José, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights.

Monseñor Nicholas DiMarzio, Obispo de Brooklyn, celebrará la Santa Misa junto a los Obispos Auxiliares monseñor James Massa y monseñor Octavio Cisneros, quien ofrecerá la homilía en español. Inmediatamente después de la misa, a la 1 p.m., los clérigos bendecirán y encenderán las antorchas de los feligreses, quienes peregrinarán hacia sus parroquias por las calles de Brooklyn y Queens. Los peregrinos llevarán las antorchas a sus iglesias correspondientes al son de cánticos, oraciones y mensajes de amor y paz.
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BROOKLYN DIOCESE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE WITH TRADITIONAL TORCH PILGRIMAGE

On Saturday, December 12th, the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe starting at noon at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights.

Holy Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishops James Massa and Octavio Cisneros, who will preach the homily in Spanish. Following Mass, at 1 p.m., the bishops will bless and lit up the torches of the faithful who will then make their ways to the different participating parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The pilgrims will carry the torches back to their parishes as they sign, pray and spread messages of hope and love.
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CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NYC LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS AD CAMPAIGN

In partnership with the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn has launched a campaign to promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation and encourage people to return to church during the Christmas season. On December 14th, parishes from the five boroughs and the upper counties will offer Reconciliation Monday. Confessions will be made available in all churches from 4 p.m. through 8 p.m.

Inspired by Pope Francis’ announcement on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which begins on December 8th, the ad campaign calls on all Catholics to give witness to the mercy of God and focus on what it means to be faithful, targeting the diversified population of the Greater New York area and beyond.
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Futures In Education Raises Over $2 Million Benefitting Impoverished Students Of Brooklyn And Queens

On Thursday, October 15th, Futures in Education, the scholarship fund of the Diocese of Brooklyn, hosted its annual Scholarship Fund Dinner at the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf Astoria New York in Manhattan. The event raised an overall of $2.3 million in scholarships for the deserving students of low-income families of Brooklyn and Queens to attend Catholic elementary schools and academies, overpassing the record set last year of $2.2 million.

“When you save one soul, you save the whole world. This is the same, we are working one child at a time. Thanks to God we are able to help nearly 6,000 deserving students with scholarships to stay in our schools,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, during the event. Read more »

BROOKLYN DIOCESE WELCOMES POPE FRANCIS WITH LARGEST PAINTED BILLBOARD IN NYC

DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will welcome Pope Francis to the New York metropolitan area with a 225-foot tall billboard in the middle of the Big Apple.

Earlier this week, from sunrise to sunset, a team started hand painting a welcoming message at one of New York’s busiest intersections, the corner of Eighth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan. The corner is conveniently located outside Pennsylvania Station and the iconic Madison Square Garden arena, which will host the Holy Father’s September 25th Mass. The billboard will generate more than 700,000 impressions each week and will be visible throughout September.
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TWO PRIESTS TO BE ORDAINED BISHOPS FOR THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN


On Monday, July 20th, at 2 p.m., the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain two new bishops for the Church in Brooklyn and Queens at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights. Pope Francis appointed the Very Reverend James Massa, 54, and the Reverend Canon Witold Mroziewski, 49, as auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn in May.

Co-consecrating bishops will be the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre, and the Most Reverend Raymond Chappetto, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn and Vicar General for the Diocese. They will be joined by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States; His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop-Emeritus of Washington, D.C.; His Excellency Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations; His Excellency Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia; in addition to over 28 archbishops and bishops from across the United States and the world, including Bishop Artur Mizinski, Secretary General of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, and Archbishop-Emeritus Juliusz Paetz of the Archdiocese of Poznan.
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