FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2021
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MARKS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Celebration of Guatemalan Independence, Queens Parish Feast, Among Celebrations of Hispanic Faith and Heritage
The Diocese of Brooklyn will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with two special celebrations of faith and community this week.
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate a special Mass in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Guatemalan Independence at St. Finbar Roman Catholic Church, located at the corner of Bay 20th Street and Benson Avenue, in the Bath Beach section of Brooklyn.
The readings will be proclaimed in the native languages of Ki’Chee and Garifuna. The music at the Mass will include the traditional Marimba instrument. The Consul General of Guatemala in New York City, Nivia Rosemary Arauz Monzón, will be in attendance. Father Jose Henriquez is the Administrator of St. Finbar Parish.
On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, located at 104-11 37th Avenue in the Corona section of Queens, will celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows and the 150th Anniversary of the parish’s founding.
Prior to the Patronal Feast, a procession will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Mass, which will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Kevin Sweeney, Bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, will begin at 7:00 p.m. A community celebration will follow immediately after Mass in conjunction with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Members of the media are invited to attend these special parish events and are asked to reply to this email to confirm their attendance.