FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2019
THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS ATTEND MASS IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
The Diocese of Brooklyn officially marked the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe this afternoon at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street, in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, followed by the traditional torch walk to 39 Catholic Churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
At noon, the Mass was celebrated in Spanish by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, and concelebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros and more than 20 priests. Following Mass, Bishop DiMarzio blessed and lit 39 torches of the faithful.
More than 2,000 participants attended Mass and took part in pilgrimages to participating parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The group of Catholics in attendance was representative of the Mexican-Catholic population of Brooklyn and Queens. There are more than 175,000 Mexicans living in the Diocese of Brooklyn. This event was organized by Reverend Jorge Ortiz-Garay, Director of the Mexican Apostolate.