Pope Francis prayer to the Virgin Mary to watch over the world in this current moment of crisis.
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at the Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform Ourselves to the Father’s sill and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.Do not despise our pleas-we who are put to the test– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Pope Francis—11 March 2020, 19:08
REVISED- Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020-
Given that Brooklyn and Queens are in the Epicenter of this crisis, Churches are to remain closed. Mindful of everyone’s health, palms are not to be distributed to the faithful at this time. They may be blessed at a later date. They may be distributed at a later date communicated by the Diocesan Bishop. DO NOT PLACE PALMS OUTSIDE CHURCH
FOR PEOPLE TO PICK UP.
THESE ARE INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESAN OFFICE.
To the Parents, Guardians and Students in Faith Formation
It is my prayer that this finds you and your family safe and healthy !!! There have been no new updates from the Diocese concerning Faith Formation. I sent out an email last week to the parents by grade with materials that can be used with your child to continue with their Faith Formation. I am working on materials for those in First Eucharist Preparation and will be sending this out shortly. The candidates for Confirmation are finishing up the work in their packets and a reminder that the packet is due this Sunday, March 29. Instructions were mailed to the parents as to how to get the information to me.
There were a few emails that could not be delivered, please check you SPAM box if you did not receive an email. If it is not there than I either do not have the
correct email address or I do not have an email address. If you have an email contact, please forward it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org so I can keep you updated on Faith Formation news as I am updated by the Diocese. Be Safe, Be Healthy!
Director of Faith Formation
Where to watch Mass
With the suspension Public Masses until further notice, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s cable channel NET-TV, has added new services on Sunday and weekdays in multiple languages.
NET-TV can be seen in New York City on
Spectrum (channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48). The Masses can be accessed on the diocesan website:
Vigil Mass is on Saturday at 6pm
Mass in English on Sundays is at 11:00am
On weekdays in English at 8:00am and at 12pm
For Masses in other languages and times please check the Diocesan website.
Ways to help the Catholic community of Brooklyn and Queens in response to the COVID-19 health crisis:
Continue to give your weekly offertory to your parish
Sponsor a student in our Catholic schools and academies
Support the ministries of the Diocese of Brooklyn through the Annual Catholic Appeal