The Most Reverend Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, will be the main celebrant and Homilist at a Mass dedicated to the New York City Fire Department, this Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Brooklyn. The Mass will commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Members of the FDNY’s Battalion 57 in Brooklyn will lead a procession over the Brooklyn Bridge to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. Bishop Brennan will meet the procession on the Brooklyn Bridge and accompany the FDNY along the procession route. The marchers will carry 25 flags, with 24 FDNY flags representing the 23 members of Battalion 57 who were lost at the World Trade Center and a Battalion member’s brother who also died that day, and one American flag.
Battalion 57 consists of several fire stations and multiple fire companies including 4 Battalion Chiefs, Engine Companies 217, 219, 230 and 235, as well as Ladder Companies 102 and 105.
*The procession of flags will walk over the Brooklyn Bridge exiting at Adams Street which becomes Boerum Place, turning left onto State Street (Engine 226), then right onto Nevins Street, followed by a left on Atlantic Avenue, a right on Flatbush Avenue, a left on Dean Street, another left onto Vanderbilt Avenue, and then a right onto Pacific Street where they will arrive at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in time for Mass.
The Mass will be broadcast live on the Diocesan cable network NET-TV available on Spectrum channel 97, Verizon Fios channel 548, and Optimum channel 30. The mass can also be viewed online at www.netny.tv.