THOUSANDS OF BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLICS MAKE ANNUAL  PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
646-241-9805
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

THOUSANDS OF BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLICS MAKE ANNUAL
PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Today the Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, in Prospect Heights, followed by the traditional torch walk to 35 Catholic Churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

The day’s events began at 10:30 a.m. with Catechesis. At noon, Mass was celebrated in Spanish by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and concelebrated by 20 priests as well as auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, who delivered the homily.

Following Mass, Bishop DiMarzio blessed and lit about 35 torches of the faithful. After that, more than 2,000 participants departed for their pilgrimage to participating parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens. There are five routes; three will end in Queens, and two will terminate in Brooklyn.

The group of pilgrims represents, in its vast majority, the Mexican-Catholic population of Brooklyn and Queens. According to the 2015 National Census, there are nearly 200,000 Mexicans living in Brooklyn and Queens.

Attached are pictures of the colorful celebration. If you need higher resolution images or a video clip, contact Adriana Rodriguez at (646) 241-9805 or at arodriguez@desalesmedia.org.

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THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS EXPECTED TO MAKE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
646-241-9805
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS EXPECTED TO MAKE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Today the Diocese of Brooklyn is celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, in Prospect Heights, followed by the traditional torch walk to 35 Catholic Churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

The day’s events begin at 10:30 a.m. with Catechesis. At noon, Mass will be celebrated in Spanish by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and concelebrated by 20 priests as well as auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, who will deliver the homily.

Following Mass, at about 1:30 pm, Bishop DiMarzio will bless and light the 35 torches of the faithful. At 1:45 pm, more than 2,000 participants are expected to depart and make their pilgrimage to participating parishes. There are five routes; three will end in Queens, and two will terminate in Brooklyn.

The group of pilgrims represents, in its vast majority, the Mexican-Catholic population of Brooklyn and Queens. According to the 2015 National Census, there are nearly 200,000 Mexicans living in Brooklyn and Queens.

This event is being broadcast live on NET-TV starting at 10:30 am. NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum, channel 97; Altice (Optimum), channel 30; and Verizon Fios, channel 48. Live streaming is available at netny.tv.

For more information, contact Adriana Rodriguez at (646) 241-9805 or at arodriguez@desalesmedia.org.

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THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS EXPECTED TO MAKE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
646-241-9805
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS EXPECTED TO MAKE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO HONOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

On Wednesday, December 12, the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, in Prospect Heights, followed by the traditional torch walk to 35 Catholic Churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

The day’s events begin at 10:30 a.m. with Catechesis. At noon, the Mass will be celebrated in Spanish by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and concelebrated by 20 priests as well as auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros, who will deliver the homily.

Following Mass, at about 1:30 pm, Bishop DiMarzio will bless and light the 35 torches of the faithful. At 1:45 pm, more than 2,000 participants are expected to depart and make their pilgrimage to participating parishes. There are five routes, three will end in Queens, and two will terminate in Brooklyn.

The group of pilgrims represents, in its vast majority, the Mexican-Catholic population of Brooklyn and Queens. According to the 2015 National Census, there are nearly 200,000 Mexicans living in Brooklyn and Queens.

This event is organized by Reverend Jorge Ortiz-Garay, Director of the Mexican Apostolate.

For more information, contact Adriana Rodriguez at (646) 241-9805 or at arodriguez@desalesmedia.org.

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Passing of Mrs. Carmen Josefina Luces

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org


Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Mrs. Carmen Josefina Luces, mother of Deacon Fernando E. Luces, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn who is presently ministering at St. Rita, Long Island City. Mrs. Luces died Monday, December 3, 2018 at SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brooklyn.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Conway Funeral Home
41-45 58th Street
Woodside, New York 11377
Tel: (718) 639-3220

Thursday, December 6, 2018
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FUNERAL:
St. Rita R.C. Church
36-25 11th Street
Long Island City, New York 11106
Tel: (718) 361-1884

Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00 AM

BURIAL:
St. Michael Cemetery
East Elmhurst, New York

Please pray for the repose of her soul and for the consolation of her family and friends. May she rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Deacon Fernando E. Luces, 96-08 57th Avenue Apt. 8J, Corona, New York 11368.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L. Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs Moderator of the Curia

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
646-241-9805
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA

On Tuesday, December 11th at 5:00 p.m., Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will bless the life-size Nativity crèche and light a giant Christmas tree at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Parishioners from Brooklyn and Queens will fill the plaza for the annual kickoff to the Christmas season in Brooklyn.

The festivities will be hosted by actor Anthony Mangano, and include performances by the St. Saviour Gospel Choir, 14-year-old budding opera singer Diana Marie Paunetto and cabaret singer Charlie Romo.

The 35-foot Balsam Fir Christmas tree at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch is decorated with thousands of colored lights to represent the Diversity of Brooklyn. The tree and Nativity will be on display until early January.

Tomorrow’s tree lighting event is made possible by DeSales Media Group, the Communications, and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

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OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org


Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Mrs. Carmen Josefina Luces, mother of Deacon Fernando E. Luces, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn who is presently ministering at St. Rita, Long Island City. Mrs. Luces died Monday, December 3, 2018 at SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brooklyn.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Conway Funeral Home
41-45 58th Street
Woodside, New York 11377
Tel: (718) 639-3220

Thursday, December 6, 2018
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FUNERAL:
St. Rita R.C. Church
36-25 11th Street
Long Island City, New York 11106
Tel: (718) 361-1884

Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00 AM

BURIAL:
St. Michael Cemetery
East Elmhurst, New York

Please pray for the repose of her soul and for the consolation of her family and friends. May she rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Deacon Fernando E. Luces, 96-08 57th Avenue Apt. 8J, Corona, New York 11368.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L.
Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs
Moderator of the Curia

FOX NEWS ANCHOR TO HEADLINE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS CONCERT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2018

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Adriana Rodriguez
516-238-7565
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

FOX NEWS ANCHOR TO HEADLINE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS CONCERT

On December 6, 2018, at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, will host a live Christmas Concert co-hosted by Currents News Anchor, Liz Faublas and Anthony Mangano, actor and host of City of Churches.

The concert will feature Emmy Award Winning Fox News Anchor, Kelly Wright. Wright is also an accomplished recording artist, who has performed on programs featuring Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston, Bobby Caldwell, the late James Brown, and more.

Also performing at the concert will be Anthony Mangano and Diana Marie Paunetto, a 14-year-old Opera singer who hails from Bensonhurst and has performed at many parades and festivals in the area.

A coat drive will also be held at the concert. Everyone is invited to donate either new or used coats and other warm clothing for St. Dominic’s Homeless Outreach Center.

For more information on Thursday’s concert, please contact Adriana Rodriguez at arodriguez@desalesmedia.org or at 718-517-3143

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