FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2019
Today, Holy Saturday, the Church commemorates the time Jesus spent in the tomb. Then, after sunset, Easter Vigil Services throughout Brooklyn and Queens will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Services will begin in the dark and dramatically light up to symbolize the Risen Lord.
This year, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate the Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, located at 140-10 34th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. During the Mass, 56 people will receive the Sacraments of Initiation; 51 will receive Baptism, Confirmation, and Communion; two will receive Confirmation and Communion and three children will be baptized.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens will continue to celebrate the Resurrection. Bishop DiMarzio will be the principal celebrant at Easter Sunday Mass at Noon at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
For more information on Holy Week events throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn, visit: https://thetablet.org/