FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021
BISHOP DIMARZIO TO CELEBRATE ASH WEDNESDAY MASS IN BROOKLYN
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will join Father Bryan Patterson, Pastor of St. James Cathedral Basilica, for Ash Wednesday Mass and the distribution of ashes tomorrow, February 17, 2021, at Noon.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, changes have been made to the distribution of ashes this year so to limit physical contact. The Church will follow an ancient custom, widely used in Europe, in which the imposition of ashes will be done by sprinkling them on one’s head.
All Coronavirus safety regulations remain in effect including requiring masks to be worn at all times during Mass, social distancing within the church pews, distributing Holy Communion in the hand, and not exchanging the sign of peace by shaking hands.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. James located at 250 Cathedral Place (at Jay Street and Cathedral Place) in Brooklyn. Members of the media are welcome to attend and should email John Quaglione at email@example.com to confirm attendance.