Reopening Updates

We are here if you need us. You can reach us by calling the emergency number for each church.

Emergency Numbers: Our Lady of the Assumption - 718-514-0385

St. Mary, Star of the Sea - 929-301-0796



The requirement for Catholics to attend Mass on Sunday remains suspended. if you are uncomfortable about gatherings in large groups or are in the category of being especially susceptible to the Corona Virus

please feel free to stay home and watch Mass on TV. If you are sick, please stay home and seek medical attention.

Weekday Masses: Resumed Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:30 AM & 12:00 Noon at OLA and 7:00 AM at St. Mary's.

Social Distancing in effect.

Face coverings required.

33% Capacity of the Church (OLA: 313 persons / SMSS: 82 persons)

Also resuming will be Funeral Masses (including Wake Services), Weddings & Baptisms. All of the above requirements are in effect for these Masses & Services.

SUNDAY MASSES: RESUMED Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Regular Schedule of Masses for Sunday, including the Saturday evening vigil Mass at both churches.

Social Distancing in effect.

Face Covering required. Social distancing in effect.

RECTORY OFFICE HOURS: Resumed Monday, June 22, 2020 - Monday - Friday ONLY: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Face Covering required to come to the office. Please follow the directions on posted signs.

Please follow the directions on all posted signs.

  • No worship aids will be allowed and bathrooms will available as of 10/3-4/2020.

  • No indication as to when other parish-based activities will resume.

It will be important for all involved to follow the instructions and read all posted signs. Pews will be closed off to seating with others open for seating all marked by the use of blue tape and signs. Seating will be only permitted on the ends of the pews. This will avoid people from having to climb over others, compromising the six-foot distancing. The priests/deacon will come to you for Holy Communion. By standing you will indicate your desire to receive Holy Communion. This will avoid the necessity of the six-foot separation on a Communion line. The pews at both churches are long enough to allow for the six-foot separation between congregants. Families and couples will be allowed to sit together.

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Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us!

St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Pray for us!

Prayer in the Absence of Mass

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.Never permit me to be separated from you.Amen.

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