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Brooklyn and Queens Churches Will Re-Open for Limited Services From Tuesday

Queen of Angels Church 44-04 Skillman Ave. (Google Maps)

May 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn will re-open churches for limited services this week.

The diocese, which covers Catholic churches in Queens and Brooklyn, will resume prayer services, funerals, baptisms, and weddings from May 26.

A maximum number of 10 people will be permitted to attend the ceremonies and social distancing rules will apply, according to a statement released by the diocese Friday.

All attendees will be required to wear face masks at the services.

“It has been a challenging few months for Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens,” Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said.

“We know many people have eagerly been awaiting the day our churches would open,” he said.

Regular church services, or mass, will still not be permitted to take place, although the diocese will continue to stream the celebration online and on the diocesan cable channel, NET-TV.

The limited resumption of services stem from an executive order signed by the governor Friday that permits all public gatherings of up to 10 people – including faith services – provided social distancing rules are adhered to.

Houses of worship throughout the state have been shuttered since March 20, following the government’s stay-at-home order which prohibited non-essential gatherings of people.

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ABoondy

I agree with Antonio. you cant imagine how many more would have been wiped out if they all packed into churches. how hilarious would that be?

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Cuomo Killed Grandma

Meanwhile liquor stores are open and AA meetings cannot take place. Yes, the governor has his priorities!

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Alcohol is addictive

Strange you were completely unaware.

Now that you’re no longer completely misinformed: that’s why liquor stores are open.

Another fact: there’s a national pandemic.

Now that you’re no longer completely misinformed: that’s why large gatherings (like AA) are not allowed.

Now you don’t have to be so gullible!

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AA meetings are not banned...

That’s completely false, and if alcoholics suddenly couldn’t buy alcohol it would be very bad.

Strange you understand SO little about what angers you 🤔

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Suckafree

Swine flu was suppose to have originated in the US or Mexico. HIV, Ebola, Zika, came from Africa. Spanish Flu?

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New Whirled Order

It’s no surprise this virus originated in a communist country. It’s tailor made to infringe on freedom of worship.

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That has nothing to do with the article...

The Roman Catholic Diocese made the decision to close in the first place…they’re a communist?! If you scroll up it’s in the first sentence 😂

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Antonio

Disgraceful that they ever closed, Maybe they should research the meaning off the word Church, Everything they ever taught went right out the door with this closure, Is Father Kevin still in his summer home or can I meet him in St Sebastians I wonder.

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