As part of his regular pastoral visitations to the Catholic communities of Brooklyn and Queens, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio came to greet and extend his blessings on the parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Greenpoint. The Father’s Day visit on June 16th, 2013 began with the Bishop celebrating the 9:00AM Family Mass, which was dedicated in prayerful remembrance of all father’s living and deceased.
The Bishop appropriately reminded us of the goodness of our Heavenly Father as well as the goodness of our earthly fathers through parables like the “Prodigal Son.” And, on Father’s Day, called us to be extremely thankful for their love.
The Holy Mass concluded with our parish organizations extending their best wishes to Bishop DiMarzio on his birthday. After we sang “STO LAT”, Bishop DiMarzio blessed the attendees at this most memorable Father’s Day celebration.
After the Mass, a reception was held at the rectory for Bishop DiMarzio. The guests included members of the Pastoral Council, Finance Council and other parish organizations. After a splendid breakfast, Bishop DiMarzio took a moment to speak to the parish organizations as well as to take questions.
The visitation concluded with a birthday cake for the Bishop who was pleasantly surprised by the unexpected gesture.
STO LAT, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio !!!
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