NEW CURRICULUM LESSON CHALLENGES CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EXTRACT THEIR OWN DNA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2021

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NEW CURRICULUM LESSON CHALLENGES CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EXTRACT THEIR OWN DNA

            The students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy, located at 111-10 115th Street in the South Ozone Park section of Queens, will have a chance to extract their own DNA as part of a hands-on lesson and activity, this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 12:45 p.m.

Students will use soap to help dissolve the cell membrane and use salt to break up protein chains that hold nucleic acids together, thus releasing the DNA strands. The challenge is for the students to extract their own DNA which will be floating on top of the solution. The students have already been introduced to Captain Barrington Irving’s Regenerative Medicine Expedition, to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he learned about the role of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Students of grades 3, 4, and 5 will be participating in the hands-on activity. The materials to be used as part of this experiment include dish detergent, table salt, rubbing alcohol, food coloring, and plastic cups, along with a number of tools including gloves, a magnifying glass, a wooden craft stick, and a measuring cup.

The lesson is part of The Flying Classroom STEM supplemental curriculum recently incorporated in schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn. Captain Irving, the first Black person to pilot a plane around the world solo, and at the time the youngest, is the founder of The Flying Classroom program.

Members of the media are invited to attend and asked to notify the Diocesan Press Office of their attendance.

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BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO TO CELEBRATE EASTER VIGIL AND EASTER SUNDAY MASS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2021

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BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO TO CELEBRATE EASTER VIGIL AND EASTER SUNDAY MASSES

            The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will be the main celebrant at the Easter Vigil, the most important liturgy of the year, at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.

Bishop DiMarzio will also celebrate Easter Sunday Mass tomorrow, April 4, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, located at the intersection of Cathedral Place and Jay Street, in Downtown Brooklyn.

Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the greatest celebration in the Catholic Church, which marks the end of Holy Week. On Easter, Christians celebrate that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, conquering sin and death, granting eternal life to all who believe in Him.

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel, NET-TV, will air live coverage of both Masses. NET-TV can be seen on Spectrum channel 97, Optimum channel 30, Verizon Fios channel 48, or live on www.netny.tv.

NET-TV will also provide live coverage, from the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, of Easter Mass in Italian at 8:00 a.m., Creole at 9:00 a.m., Spanish at 1:30 p.m., and Polish at 3:00 p.m.

The Diocese of Brooklyn is reminding the faithful planning to attend Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses that they must wear a mask, maintain social distancing, sit six feet apart in only the rows designated for seating, receive Holy Communion in the hand, refrain from contact with fellow parishioners during the exchange of the sign of peace, and avoid congregating in the church.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend and asked to notify the Diocesan Press Office of their attendance.

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BISHOP DIMARZIO TO MARK GOOD FRIDAY AT BROOKLYN’S ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2021

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BISHOP DIMARZIO TO MARK GOOD FRIDAY AT BROOKLYN’S ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside over the Solemn Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion at The Cathedral Basilica of St. James, located at the corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn, today, Friday, April 2, 2021, at 3 p.m.

Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary.

Members of the media are welcome and asked to send an e-mail to John Quaglione at jquaglione@desalesmedia.org regarding their attendance.

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BISHOP DIMARZIO TO LEAD MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER THIS HOLY THURSDAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021

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BISHOP DIMARZIO TO LEAD MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER THIS HOLY THURSDAY

On this Holy Thursday, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will be the main celebrant at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper tonight, Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

The Last Supper established the sacrament of Holy Communion. The Last Supper was the final meal Jesus shared with his Disciples in Jerusalem prior to His arrest and Crucifixion.

Members of the media are welcome and asked to send an e-mail to John Quaglione at jquaglione@desalesmedia.org regarding their attendance.

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