BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO TO CELEBRATE MASS IN BREEZY POINT ON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, AT 12 P.M.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will celebrate Mass at St. Thomas More Church, 204-25 Rockaway
Point Blvd., this Sunday, Nov. 4th at 12 p.m. Almost every single family in the parish was
displaced due to Hurricane Sandy.
“When confronted by natural disasters I am reminded of the words of the Lord found in the
prophet Isaiah ‘O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones
in precious metal, and lay your foundations with sapphires.’ While we humans have learned
how to mitigate against natural calamity, we cannot despite these advances, change the reality
that life is fragile,” Bishop DiMarzio said in a statement in response to the devastation left by
The bishop also announced that all parishes in the diocese will take up a second collection to
assist those who are in distress as a result of this natural disaster. “Most of our families
throughout Brooklyn and Queens are middle-class or working poor. All are so incredibly
generous to those suffering in other parts of our country and world. Now we need to come
together to assist our neighbors,” he said.
For information on relief efforts in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as volunteer opportunities,