FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: March 31, 2021
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MARKS HOLY WEEK WITH NUMEROUS SERVICES IN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will lead the Catholics of Brooklyn and Queens in numerous services during this Holy Week, to celebrate the essence of the Christian faith – the Passion, Death and, Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
On Holy Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m., Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. The Mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.
On Good Friday, April 2, at 3 p.m., Bishop DiMarzio will preside over the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord on the cross at The Cathedral Basilica of St. James, located at the corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn. It has been the tradition in many parishes to hold outdoor processions, and the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to maintain social distancing, such celebrations will not take place this year.
On Holy Saturday, April 3, 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. This is the most important liturgy of the year. This year, Bishop DiMarzio will celebrate the Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens will continue to celebrate the Resurrection. Bishop DiMarzio will be the main celebrant at Easter Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, located at the intersection of Cathedral Place and Jay Street, in Downtown Brooklyn.
The Diocese of Brooklyn is reminding the faithful planning to attend any Mass this Holy Week, 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.