Pope Francis Prayer

Today, Friday, March 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. EST, Pope Francis will offer prayers and an extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” Blessing for the world’s Catholics. The Holy Father stated, “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication.”

Live coverage begins on NET-TV at 12:45 pm. The coverage includes reflection from the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, on the significance of this Papal blessing and what it means for us.

 NET-TV can be seen in the New York City area on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30), and FIOS (Channel 48).  


We are blessed by your commitment to our faith community.  To that end, I would ask each of you to share the link with family and friends. We need to be able to reach out to everyone in our community. It is more important than ever for us to help one another. We are trying to gather contact information so that we can help each other and pray with each other in this time of need.

I would also ask you to consider remembering your parish at this time.  Below is a link for those of you that are able to continue to support your parish in its ministry.


Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, DD, VG, VE
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
Vicar General
Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life