From Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio desk

Your Parish Needs Your Support Now More Than Ever

Parishioners pray at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg. (Photo: Jeffrey Bruno)

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Masses have resumed in our churches in Brooklyn and Queens, with the required social distancing and other new health-related requirements such as wearing a face covering and social distancing. The reports of our people returning to Sunday Mass have been different throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn. I would say, given the limited capacity, that we have seen about 40 percent of people returning, which is encouraging. …(read more)