The Diocese of Brooklyn
2245 Kimball Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234
If you had a family member with a connection to Saint Columba Parish who
passed away and you were unable to have a Wake or Funeral Mass
between March 2019 and March 2020,
please contact the Parish Office with the deceased’s name during business
hours (Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
by October 28th.
We will include them in our All
Souls’ Day Remembrance at the 5:00 PM
Mass on Saturday, October 30th.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon
May their souls and all the souls of the Faithful Departed, Rest in Peace.
GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF
LITURGIES IN OUR CHURCHES
State of New York, following recommendations from the CDC, lower
rates of infection and higher numbers of people being vaccinated
against COVID-19, has relaxed many of the restrictions which were in
place. Because of that, with the pastoral care of the people of
Brooklyn and Queens in mind, Bishop DiMarzio is issuing the
Churches may open to full 100% capacity. There is no longer
any need to rope off a pew between the occupied rows. Social
distancing is still required for those who are not vaccinated.
Unvaccinated parishioners should distance themselves from others who
are not members of the same household.
hygiene is still required and disinfectant use should be encouraged. Additionally,
it is wise to provide disinfectant at the entrances of the Church.
are strongly recommended because not everyone in Church will
have been vaccinated.
and missalettes can once again be used.
safety and proper hygiene, the Precious
Blood of Christ may not be administered to the congregation.
trained Parishioners (Readers) may resume proclaiming the Sacred
Scriptural Readings at Mass.
obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sunday is a sacred one and must be
taken seriously. The dispensation from
this obligation which has been in effect since the start of the
pandemic will be lifted as of the weekend of June 5-6, the Solemnity
of the Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi). Although
the dispensation will be lifted, those who are ill, or feeling
unwell, those who care for the sick and those truly at risk are
automatically dispensed from the obligation, as is always the case.
water fonts should not be filled as yet.
All of the above will be put into
full effect at Saint Columba on the weekend of 5-6 June 2021.
you all for your patience during the past year.
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Lambert asks you to spend a few minutes viewing a short film entitled The
Veil Removed located at TheVeilRemoved.com .
This 7-minute video is beautifully made and
performed taking you into the true mystery of the Most Holy Sacrament of
the Altar. Having viewed it several times, I find myself yearning more
and more for Whom we often take for granted - Christ Jesus.
Give it a view, pass it on to your family and
friends, and reflect on that precious Gift we long to have by an Act of
God's infinite love and grace will get us through this crisis!
Please Pray for
Saint Columba is a community whose faith
is rooted in Christ and centered in the
We witness to the Gospel, reaching out
to serve the spiritual, emotional and material needs of others.
We challenge child and adult to grow
in Christ, communicating with love, and welcoming all to share their gifts as
vital members of the Parish.