FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2021
BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO TO CELEBRATE EASTER VIGIL AND EASTER SUNDAY MASSES
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will be the main celebrant at the Easter Vigil, the most important liturgy of the year, at 7 p.m. tonight, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.
Bishop DiMarzio will also celebrate Easter Sunday Mass tomorrow, April 4, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, located at the intersection of Cathedral Place and Jay Street, in Downtown Brooklyn.
Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the greatest celebration in the Catholic Church, which marks the end of Holy Week. On Easter, Christians celebrate that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, conquering sin and death, granting eternal life to all who believe in Him.
The Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel, NET-TV, will air live coverage of both Masses. NET-TV can be seen on Spectrum channel 97, Optimum channel 30, Verizon Fios channel 48, or live on www.netny.tv.
NET-TV will also provide live coverage, from the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, of Easter Mass in Italian at 8:00 a.m., Creole at 9:00 a.m., Spanish at 1:30 p.m., and Polish at 3:00 p.m.
The Diocese of Brooklyn is reminding the faithful planning to attend Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses that they must wear a mask, maintain social distancing, sit six feet apart in only the rows designated for seating, receive Holy Communion in the hand, refrain from contact with fellow parishioners during the exchange of the sign of peace, and avoid congregating in the church.
Members of the media are encouraged to attend and asked to notify the Diocesan Press Office of their attendance.