FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2020
CORONAVIRUS CASE CONFIRMED AT QUEENS CHURCH; ALL CATHOLIC MASSES CANCELED IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Diocese of Brooklyn late yesterday, Saturday, March 14, 2020, learned of a confirmed case of the Coronavirus within the parish community at Incarnation Roman Catholic Church, located in the Queens Village section of Queens.
The individual attended the Noon Mass last Sunday, March 8, 2020.
As a result of this information, Incarnation Church is closed and undergoing a deep cleaning and sanitization, with approved disinfectants, following guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Masses today have been held in the Auditorium.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Diocese of Brooklyn has canceled all Masses until further notice. However, Churches will be open for private prayer, but Catholics are urged to check with parish rectories regarding a specific parish’s schedule.
The Celebration of the Eucharist within the Diocese of Brooklyn can be seen on NET-TV, the 24/7 cable channel of the Diocese. The Mass schedule is as follows:
- 8 am Live from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (English)
- 9 am Live from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)
- Noon Live from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
- 5 pm Replay of the Noon Mass from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
- 6:30 pm Pre-recorded Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- 6 pm Saturday Vigil Pre-recorded Passionate Mass from Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica (English)
- 11 am Sunday Live from St. James Cathedral in Downtown Brooklyn (English)
- 1:30 pm Sunday Pre-recorded from Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights (Spanish)
NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv.
At all times, but especially now, the safety and well-being of our faith community is our primary concern. The Diocese of Brooklyn will continue to deliver important information in a timely manner.
Let us pray for all those who have been diagnosed with Coronavirus and those who have died here in our country and around the world.