FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2021
BISHOP DIMARZIO TO DEDICATE THE BROOKLYN DIOCESE’S MOTHER CABRINI STATUE TOMORROW NIGHT
Brooklyn – The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate Mass in honor of the Feast of the Sacred Heart tomorrow, Friday, June 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, located at 125 Summit Street, in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn.
Following the Mass, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will officially unveil and bless the Diocese of Brooklyn’s very own statue dedicated to Mother Cabrini, which will be permanently displayed in a shrine outside the Church on Summit Street.
$40,000 was donated to the Diocese of Brooklyn specifically to pay for the statue and the shrine. A miniature sculpture of the original church is included as part of the Mother Cabrini statue. The brick base on which the statue will stand, contains the cornerstone of the original church.
The original Sacred Hearts & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church is now the site of Mother Cabrini Park. Members of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, founded by Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, will be in attendance.
The plaque will read in part “A Woman Who Helped Build New York City.”
Members of the media are invited to attend and are asked to confirm their attendance via e-mail to John Quaglione at firstname.lastname@example.org.BISHOP DIMARZIO TO DEDICATE STATUE TO MOTHER CABRINI, A WOMAN WHO HELPED BUILD NEW YORK