Sunday Online Community Mass – 11:15 AM EDT

Please join us online for our weekly Online Community Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter on 4/26 at 11:15 AM EDT. [Zoom dial-in info removed from website for security reasons]

 

Parish Coronavirus Response 3/21 – Closure of Church Building and Rectory Office

On Thursday, March 19, Bishop DiMarzio mandated the closing of all church buildings and rectory offices in our diocese in response to the spread of the coronavirus. A copy of the announcement at available at dioceseofbrooklyn.org/coronavirus-updates. Based upon that guidance, we have responded as follows:

  • Our church will no longer be open for Eucharistic Adoration prayer and private prayer until further notice.
  • The rectory office is now physically closed; however, we will remain available by phone or email. Please call us at (718) 625-1177 or email us at [email protected]
  • We will stream a private Mass this Sunday at 11:15 AM from the rectory chapel, which we expect will include hymns and music recorded by the St. Charles musicians for the occasion. You can watch it live, and it will also be available on our website for later viewing.
  • Starting next Sunday, March 29, we will adjust the format of our Sunday program. Instead of streaming the Mass live, we will pre-record the program. This will allow you to see and hear it more clearly. It will also allow us to prepare it while abiding by the new mandates issued by the state and the diocese. We expect that, starting next weekend, the recorded Sunday program will include a homily from one of our priests and hymns sung by our musicians, but will not be a recording of a full Mass.
  • Full Masses are available online and on TV. Fr. Bill recommends the Mass from St. James Cathedral, which is broadcast on NET-TV on Sunday at 11 AM and weekdays at noon. NET-TV can be seen in the New York City are on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30) and FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online at www.netny.tv.
  • Our priests continue to say daily private Masses, which are offered for the special intentions of our parishioners.

Urgent Update From the Diocese of Brooklyn 3/19/2020

Tonight, Bishop DiMarzio issued the following guidance given the current impact of the coronavirus.

As of tomorrow, Friday, March 20 at noon:

  • All churches  in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens will be fully closed;
  • Parish offices will be physically closed;
  • Funerals and wedding will not be permitted in church since limiting funerals and weddings to 10 people is proving not to be feasible. If absolutely necessary, a graveside service could be held, at the discretion of the cemetery administration. A memorial Mass for the deceased should be celebrated later. Weddings should be postponed.

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Update on Parish Response to Coronavirus – March 15, 2020

Given the continuing and growing concern about the spread of the coronavirus, Bishop DiMarzio has determined that all public Masses be cancelled in the Diocese of Brooklyn beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. This includes weekday Masses as well as Sunday Masses.

Funerals and weddings will be permitted but should be limited to family members only. Parish baptism celebrations should be limited to family only, if they cannot be postponed.

In accordance with the Bishop’s guidance, all public Masses and other in-person parish activities are cancelled.

  1. We will have a private Mass on Sunday at 11:15 AM that people can stream or dial in to. Below are further details about how to join the remote events via Zoom or by phone. Wherever possible we will use the same Zoom meeting for parish events. A recorded version will also be available on our website for later viewing.
  2. On weekdays, the church will still be open for Eucharistic Adoration and private prayer from 9 a.m. to noon, but we will not hold public weekday Masses.
  3. Other parish events will proceed on a remote-only basis, including Tuesday’s RCIA class, Thursday’s discussion group with Grace Church, and our Sunday faith sharing groups.
Until further notice, the Parish will stream a Sunday 11:15 AM Mass and other parish events live via Zoom. [Zoom dial-in info removed from website for security reasons]

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