FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019
THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS TO TAKE PART IN
NUMEROUS PROCESSIONS TO MARK GOOD FRIDAY
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will take part in the Good Friday “Way of the Cross Over the Brooklyn Bridge,” Prayer and Procession beginning at
10 a.m. tomorrow, April 19, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn.
Bishop DiMarzio will offer a reflection at the first Station of the Cross at St. James. He will then lead the group to the Brooklyn Bridge. The faithful will then process over the Brooklyn Bridge to Ground Zero, symbolically walking the path of Jesus toward His Crucifixion. Along the way, the marchers will stop and pray the Stations of the Cross. The apostolic group Communion and Liberation is sponsoring the prayer and procession.
At 3:00 p.m. Bishop DiMarzio will be in Ridgewood, Queens, to preside over the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord in English at Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal located at 62-81 60th Place. At 6:15 p.m. the Bishop will lead an Italian procession in the streets of Ridgewood, beginning at the parish hall on Bleecker street. At 8 p.m. the procession will return to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church for the Liturgy of the Word and Veneration of the Cross in Italian.
Other large processions marking the day Jesus died on the Cross will take place across the diocese in Brooklyn and Queens including:
2 p.m. in Corona, Queens
Thousands of Catholics will take part in a Procession and Good Friday Liturgy beginning at Our Lady of Sorrows, 104-11 37th Avenue.
7:30 p.m. in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Thousands of Catholics will take part in the Way of the Cross Procession through the streets. The faithful will carry crosses and statues, symbolizing Jesus’ walk to his Crucifixion. Along the journey, participants will pray in Italian.
The procession begins on 66th Street between 18th and 19th Avenues. The walk will end at Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 15th Avenue and 72nd Street.
For more information on Holy Week events throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn, visit: https://thetablet.org/