St. Patrick Church, Long Island City

Pope Francis gives an extraordinary blessing today, Friday, March 27 at 1 PM.

Bishop DiMarzio speaks at 12:45 PM. There is a plenary indulgence for all who are suffering from the Coronavirus and their caregivers if they listen live to the broadcast. NET—TV: Spectrum 97, Optimum 30, FIOS 48 as well as other channels and sites.

El Papa Francisco da una bendición extraordinaria hoy,
Viernes, 27 de Marzo a la 1 PM.

El Obispo DiMarzio habla a las 12:45 PM. Hay una indulgencia plenaria para todos que están sufriendo del Coronavirus y por sus ayudantes médicos si escuchan al Papa a la 1 PM. NET—TV: Spectrum 97, Optimum 30, FIOS 48 y también otros canales y sitios.



A Case of the Coronavirus

at St. Patrick’s


   On Tuesday evening, March 24, I was informed of the positive diagnosis of coronavirus of a person who attended the 12:10 PM weekday  Mass in the chapel at St. Patrick’s on Wednesday, March 11.  The person, who is not a parishioner here, then attended a meeting in the rectory basement.

   On Thursday, March 26, the chapel and the entire church and parish hall, the rectory basement and the entire rectory, were sanitized with a deep cleaning with approved disinfectants, following CDC guidelines. 

    We ask for your prayers for the recovery of this person and for all who have contracted COVID-19.

     Please observe all regulations regarding social distancing and shelter-at-home.  I believe it is our moral responsibility to do so.  If you think you have been exposed to the virus and you develop symptoms, call your doctor.   

     May God bless and protect you and your loved ones.

                                                                              Father Robert M. Powers


 Un Caso del Coronavirus

en San Patricio


     La noche del Martes, 24 de Marzo de esta semana pasada, yo  fui informado de un diagnóstico positivo  de una persona que asistí  a la misa de 12:10 PM en la capilla de San Patricio el Miércoles, 11 de Marzo.  La persona, que no es feligres aquí, después asistío a una reunión en el sótano de la rectoría.

     El Jueves, 24 de Marzo,  la capilla y la iglesia y el salón parroquial, y el sótano de la rectoria y toda la rectoria recibieron una limpieza muy fuerte con  desinfectantes, de acuerdo con las regulaciones del CDC. 

     Les pedimos sus oraciones por la recuperación  de esta persona y por todos que están enfermos con CODVID-19.

     Favor de cumplir todas las reglas con respeto al distancimiento social y permanecer—en—casa.  Yo creo que es nuestra responsibilidad cumplir estas reglas.   Si ud. piensa que ha tenido contacto con el virus y ha desarrollado los syntomas, llame a su médico.

    Que Dios bendiga y proteja a ud. y sus seres queridos.

                                                                                     Padre Robert M. Powers


                                                           March 20, 2020
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The Bishop of Brooklyn stated on March 19th that due to the difficulties in shopping for food at this time, no one is obligated to abstain from meat on the remaining Fridays of Lent.  
Everyone is permitted to eat meat on Fridays.
The bishop has ordered that all parish offices be closed.   You may call and leave a message on either the office voice mail (ext. 0) or Fr. Powers’ voice mail (ext. 12) at any time..
The bishop has mandated that all churches be closed until further notice.  St. Patrick’s is closed until further notice.
Confessions can be arranged with Father Powers by appointment at 718 729 6060 ext. 12.
I will hear all Confessions out doors but privately.  I will hear Confessions between 4 and 4:45 on Saturday, March 20 but out doors and privately.  Come to the front porch of the rectory between 4 and 4:45. 
Holy Communion will be given between 5 and 6 PM on Sat., March 20 and Sunday, March 21 between 9 AM and 1 PM in front of the rectory.    You are not obligated to receive Communion nor to attend Mass this Sunday. 
Although Mass is not offered in St. Patrick’s, I offer Mass every day in private for your intentions.
You are encouraged to participate remotely at Mass through NET-TV, the diocesan television station,  or by streaming through our website,  WNET-TV is 97 on Spectrum, 30 on Optimum, and 48 on FIOS.  On Saturday nights, Mass is at 6 PM, and on Sundays at 11 AM, and at 1:30 PM in Spanish. 
I am working with volunteers now to stream the Mass through our website.  My celebrations of the Mass will be on the website tomorrow by 5 PM please God.
Please continue to support the parish financially.  You can leave your envelopes in the mail slot in the front door marked LETTERS.  We are in the process of setting up online electronic giving.  Please email me if you are interested and I will email you as soon as this program is set up.
Pray with confidence to God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit that He will “flatten the curve,”  protect all from further infection, heal the sick, and comfort all who are suffering at this time.  He will certainly hear our prayers.
You are all continuously in my prayers, and always in the sacrifice of the Mass.
May God bless you all.
                                                                            Love, Fr. Robert Powers

Attend Mass by Streaming or TV

Parishioners, staff, and I am working on streaming the Mass
through social media channels and through the parish website, Please check the website for an update. I will
email all parishioners for whom we have email addresses when
the process is complete.
You can attend Mass via NET-TV, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s
channel on Spectrum (Channel 97), Optimum (Channel 30) and
FIOS (Channel 48). Viewers can also tune in online
The Sunday Masses are scheduled as follows:
Saturday at 6 PM (English)
Sunday at 11 AM (English)
Sunday at 1:30 PM (Spanish)
Weekday Masses on NET-TV are at 8 AM (English),
9 AM (Spanish) and 12 Noon (English).


Holy Week  


La Semana Santa


The Suspension of Public Mass Due to the Coronavirus, public Mass is suspended in the
Diocese of Brooklyn and in the Parish of St. Patrick for the
weeks including Sun., March 22; Sun., March 29; Palm Sunday,
April 4 and April 9, 10, 11: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and
Holy Saturday. Reconciliation Monday is canceled, though
the sacrament of Confession can be received by appointment,
any time Father Powers is available, or by coming at the usual
Confession time, Saturdays 4 to 4:45 PM. I will announce
when the diocese permits public Mass again. —RMP, Pastor