Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Archdiocese of New York cancels church service

The Archdiocese of New York has canceled all masses this weekend and in the near future. Signs are posted outside Catholic churches in the East Village, including at Immaculate Conception on 14th Street (above) and Most Holy Redeemer-Church of the Nativity on Third Street...

[Photo by Stacie Joy]

This also means a closure for St. Brigid-St. Emeric on Avenue B at Eighth Street.

However, the churches will be open for prayer

Per the release we received:

All Public Masses Are Canceled Until Further Notice.

Church will be open for private prayer during usual hours only.

All obligation to attend mass is suspended.

1 comment:

Trixie said...

I went to the church of St. Brigid and St. Emeric this morning and there was just a handwritten sign on the front door "All masses are suspended this weekend." The church was open though and about a dozen or so people gathered to pray the rosary. It was powerful, and comforting. It felt like we were praying for the whole world, and I suppose we were. It's easy to worship in such a beautiful sanctuary, and I thank God for Saint Brigid's.