Coronavirus Updates

For stories regarding how the Covid-19 virus is affecting our churches, schools, and communities click here to see The Tablet.

Below you can find all the Diocesan updates, regarding the Covid-19 virus.

Christine Persichette outlines the reopening guidelines for churches in Brooklyn & Queens.



Adriana Rodriguez

John Quaglione 


Date Topic
May 22, 2020 Diocese of Brooklyn Churches Can Begin to Re-open for Private Prayer on May 26,  Funerals, Baptisms, and Weddings can Commence Following Safety Guidelines
May 8, 2020

Diocese of Brooklyn’s NET-TV to air “Memorial for Us All” COVID-19 Pandemic – Tribute Concert from Lincoln Center Sunday, May 10 at 6 pm

May 3, 2020 Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay Begins Journey Home To His Final Resting Place in Mexico
May 1, 2020 To the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
May 1, 2020 Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Brings Food To Elmhurst Residents In Need
May 1, 2020 Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year
April 30, 2020 Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Distribute Bags of Food in Elmhurst, Queens One of the Hardest Hit Communities Impacted by COVID-19
April 24, 2020 Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Provides Meals and Resources for Neighbors in Need Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23, 2020 Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Host Pop-Up Food Distribution in East New York, Brooklyn for Neighbors in Need Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 22, 2020 Remote Learning Technology Delivered For Students at Siz Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens
April 17, 2020

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Provides Food for 1,000 Families At Second Pop-Up Food Distribution in Corona, Queens

April 14, 2020 Pope Francis sends his condolences to Bishop DiMarzio and the Diocese of Brooklyn
April 13, 2020 Queens Pastor Blessed NYPD Officers on Easter Sunday Morning
April 11, 2020

The Brooklyn Diocese Unites the Faithful this Easter via TV and online Masses in Seven Languages to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

April 9, 2020

Feet of First Responders Symbolically Washed at Holy Thursday Mass – NYPD, FDNY, Doctor, and Nurse Among Those Represented

April 9, 2020 Queens NYPD Officers Assist Catholic Church in Distribution of Easter Hams
April 8, 2020 Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Hosts Pop-Up Food Distribution in Corona Queens for Community Severely Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 6, 2020

Virtual Singing Together : Queens Catholic School Third Graders Sing “That’s What Friends are For”

April 5, 2020 Bishop DiMarzio Says “It’s Time To Make Peace” in Palm Sunday Video Statement
April 4, 2020 Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Palm Sunday Plans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 
April 4, 2020 Bishop DiMarzio Announces Queens Pastor Falls Victim to COVID-19
April 3, 2020 Infectious Disease Doctor Will Take Questions Tonight on Currents News
April 3, 2020 Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Releases Video Statement on “Bells of Hope
April 3, 2020 Live Polish Mass Included in New NET-TV Schedule Courtesy of DeSales Media
April 2, 2020 Bishop DiMarzio Announces Brooklyn and Queens Churches to Ring “Bells of Hope” Starting Friday
April 2, 2020 Catholic Distance Learning Class Honors First Responders at Notre Dame Catholic Academy of Ridgewood
April 2, 2020 Live Mass Broadcast Schedule To Include Korean Mass Courtesy of DeSales Media Group
March 29, 2020 La diócesis de Brooklyn anuncia la muerte de un querido sacerdote a causa del coronavirus
March 28, 2020 The Diocese of Brooklyn Announces the Death of a Beloved Pastor Due to Coronavirus
March 26, 2020

Two Additional Coronavirus Cases Confirmed a Diocese of Brooklyn Church Communities

March 25, 2020

Diocese of Brooklyn Reports a Parishioner has Died of the Coronavirus Five Additional Cases Reported in Diocesan Church Communities

March 24, 2020 Five people test positive for the Coronavirus in the Diocese of Brooklyn including Three Priests
March 23, 2020 One Coronavirus Case Confirmed at Holy Spirit Church in Brooklyn
March 21, 2020

DeSales Media Expands Broadcast Schedule of Masses in the Diocese of Brooklyn Masses to be Live-Streamed in Seven Languages Beginning Sunday

March 21, 2020

Four More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed at Diocese of Brooklyn Church Communities

March 20, 2020

Diocese of Brooklyn Churches and Rectories Closed Two priests test positive for Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Dispensation from the Law of Abstinence for the Fridays of Lent

March 18, 2020 Diocese of Brooklyn Coronavirus Update
March 17, 2020 Seven Coronavirus Cases Confirmed at Two Queens Catholic Churches
March 16, 2020

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Catholic Academies and Parish Schools  will close until at least April 20, 2020

March 15, 2020 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed at Queens Church: All Catholic Masses Canceled in Brooklyn and Queens until Further Notice
March 15, 2020 Urgent Update From The Diocese of Brooklyn: Public Masses to Be Canceled
March 13, 2020 Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Dispenses the Faithful from Mass Obligation Until Further Notice 
March 13, 2020 Diocese of Brooklyn Catholic Academies and Parish Schools to Close Next Week
March 11, 2020 Letter to the Faithful –  Office of the Vicar General