WHAT: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will serve as the main celebrant of Sunday morning Mass in Breezy Point. Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be in attendance, in addition to several representatives from the Irish Consulate including the Consul General Noel Kilkenny and Deputy Consul General Peter Ryan.
“We in Brooklyn are honored that the Taoiseach of Ireland, the Honorable Enda Kenny, would visit us on the Feast of Glorious St. Patrick,” said Bishop DiMarzio. “For centuries, the Irish endured cruel persecution for their steadfast adherence to the Catholic faith and when forced to flea their own country because of famine, they made an invaluable contribution to the building up of the Church in the United States and in Brooklyn and Queens. Following Hurricane Sandy, the people of Ireland once again stood up to help the Church in the United States. It is fitting that on the feast day of the Irish national patron, the Prime Minister would celebrate Mass in the Church of St. Thomas More.”
WHEN: Sunday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m. Press to arrive by 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: St. Thomas More Church (Blessed Trinity Parish)
204-25 Rockaway Point Boulevard Rockaway Point, New York 11697