FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019
Diocese of Brooklyn to Host Catholic Youth Day Rally
The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing plans to host the 2019 Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Youth Day Rally this Saturday, March 30, at 500 19th Street in Brooklyn. The theme for this year’s event is “Ignite,” as in igniting the faith.
Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros will celebrate Mass at 10:30 am as part of the schedule of activities. The event will also feature live music, an opportunity for confession, and adoration.
The keynote speakers include Stephen Eguino of The Bosco Beats who will talk to the young adults about encountering their faith through music and social media. Will Smith, a nationally recognized speaker and youth minister, will also address those in attendance.
Members of the media are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has launched a new initiative entitled Meet Me in Church (www.meetmein.church). Initially launched to promote the Office of the School of Evangelization’s “Joy of Encountering Christ” program, Meet Me in Church is an open invitation to reconnect and re-engage with the Church, the community, and with God.
The Meet Me in Church website features information about the School of Evangelization’s one-day pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families, which takes place on Wednesday, September 23rd, in Philadelphia. In coming months, the website will evolve to become an online hub for all diocesan and parish level events. “Meet Me in Church is another step forward in our efforts of evangelization,” said Monsignor Kieran Harrington, Chairman of DeSales Media Group. “Our hope is for everyone to use this new website to stay connected and informed as we grow in our faith.”
On Saturday, May 23rd, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain 19 men to the Order of Deacon at 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights.
“These 19 faithful men are a clear representation of the Church in Brooklyn and Queens,” said Bishop DiMarzio. “I am profoundly grateful for their vocation to the Permanent Diaconate. Their dedication to the many hours of education and formation, and their faithfulness to this ministry is a wonderful expression of the vitality and new life present in our Diocese. This diversified group of men are ready to assist in the ministry of our multicultural communities in Brooklyn and Queens. I take this time to thank their wives and children for their support, not only of their husbands and fathers, but also of the Diocese of Brooklyn.” Read more