Diocese of Brooklyn Italian Procession and Mass
To Remember Victims of Italian Earthquake
SUNDAY, October 2, 2016
Procession – 3 PM
Beginning at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Procession down Vanderbilt Avenue to Pacific Street
Mass – 4 PM
Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph
856 Pacific Street
BETWEEN VANDERBILT AND UNDERHILL AVENUES
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN
On Sunday, October 2, 2016, Italian Catholics will gather together as one community in prayerful remembrance of all the victims of the earthquakes in Italy that took place one month ago. The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will join over two thousand members of the Italian community living in Brooklyn and Queens for a procession and Mass. These community members represent Italian churches, religious clubs and social organizations, all under the umbrella of the Italian Apostolate, which is responsible for ensuring the spiritual needs of Italian immigrants living in Brooklyn and Queens.
Participants will enjoy the special privilege of entering the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, through its Holy Door, marked this year for the Extraordinary Year of Mercy established by Pope Francis. In addition, a special collection will be taken up to support the town affected by the devastating earthquakes in central Italy.
The events of the day will begin with a street procession in honor of the Guardian Angel. Starting at the entrance to Prospect Park, through Grand Army Plaza, down Vanderbilt Avenue and to Pacific Street, where participants will enter the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph for a special Mass celebrated in Italian by Bishop DiMarzio and the Italian clergy of the Diocese.