BROOKLYN DIOCESE WELCOMES NEW AUXILIARY BISHOP

With thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced today the news of the appointment of Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, as an auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn. Bishop Tiedemann returns to his hometown diocese after serving as bishop of the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica.

“We in the Diocese of Brooklyn are delighted to welcome home Bishop Neil Tiedemann,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. Read more »

New York Catholics to Celebrate World Communications Day

On Wednesday, May 11th at 11 a.m., DeSales Media Group will host the Diocese of Brooklyn’s World Communications Day Catholic Media Conference. The 25th annual event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn, aligns with the Vatican’s 50th annual celebration of World Communications Day.

World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as time to explore how modern means of social communication can best be utilized by the Church. This year’s theme chosen by Pope Francis is “Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter.”
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BISHOP DIMARZIO TO BLESS HOLY OILS AND PRESIDE OVER RENEWAL OF PRIESTLY VOWS AT CHRISM MASS

On Tuesday, March 22nd at 8 p.m., the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate the annual Mass of the Chrism at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY. During the Mass, the bishop will bless the oils used for sacramental anointing. He will also preside over the renewal of promises made by priests serving the diocese in Brooklyn and Queens. Read more »

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN LAUNCHES ANNUAL AD CAMPAIGN PROMOTING THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION

The Diocese of Brooklyn, in partnership with the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, is launching its annual Lenten campaign to promote the Sacrament of Confession. On the Monday of Holy Week, which falls on March 21 this year, churches in the greater New York City area, New York’s upper counties and on Long Island will be open for confession from 3 p.m. through 9 p.m. This initiative, known as Reconciliation Monday, has become an annual event in the participating dioceses.

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5 FOR-BROOKLYN: FIVE FATHERS TO PERFORM ORGAN RECITAL IN CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

Who: 5 For Brooklyn: The Five Fathers Organ Recital with:
Fr. Jeremy Canna from Our Lady of the Snows Church, Floral Park
Fr. Gerald Dumont from the Church of the Holy Innocents, Brooklyn
Fr. Stephen Giulietti from the Shrine Church of St. Bernadette, Brooklyn
Fr. Carlos Velasquez of St. Sebastian Church, Woodside
Fr. Joel Warden from Oratory Church of St. Boniface, Brooklyn
What: Performing 5 musical pieces on organ before a solemn vespers service with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
When: Friday, March 18th, at 7pm.
Where: The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Why: To celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph

In celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph, five priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn will join musical talents for a live organ recital at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18th, fathers Jeremy Canna, Gerald Dumont, Steven Giuletti, Carlos Velasquez and Joel Warden will play five pieces on the co-cathedral’s newly restored antique organ. The Moller organ, with 3000 pipes and 13 ranks, is more than 100 years old.

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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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