FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2020
Attached please find photos from this morning’s Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church in Sunset Park. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio offered remarks and prayers for all those affected by the Coronavirus.
BISHOP DIMARZIO JOINS CHINESE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
IN PRAYER AND SOLIDARITY THIS ASH WEDNESDAY
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, joined Father Vincentius Do, Pastor of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church in Sunset Park, for the Chinese Mass and distribution of Ashes this morning at 10:00 am.
“At a time of great concern over the Coronavirus, I thought it would be good to support our Chinese community and to offer prayer and solidarity as we begin the Holy Season of Lent,” said Bishop DiMarzio.
Following the Mass, a special Novena was prayed in Chinese by the congregation with a map of China on the altar (Photo #5). St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church is located at 702-48th Street in Brooklyn.