St. Augustine Church, Park Slope, NY

Dear Parishioners of St. Augustine Church,

It is with great joy and prayer that I announce that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio has given Pastors and Administrators permission in the Diocese of Brooklyn, to re-open the churches. He has assembled a special task force which is led by Mr. Joseph Esposito former director of the emergency management for NYC. While abiding by governmental directives.

While this news is very exciting for us, we still need to implement safety precautions. This is for your protection and the clergy. Here are the directives given by Bishop DiMarzio.

The re-opening of St. Augustine Church:

  1. Begins on Monday June 1, 2020
  2. The Church will be open Mondays/Wednesdays from 10:00AM-12:00PM

The Church will be open for the following (Mass will not be celebrated publicly and communion will not be distributed):

  1. Personal and Private Prayer; 10 people or less with social distance
  2. Funerals (Funeral Liturgy outside Mass) 10 people or less
  3. Baptisms; 10 people or less

Please keep in mind we will follow governmental and diocesan directives

The following directives are to be observed:

  1. Face masks will be worn at all times no exceptions
  2. If you are not feeling well or you have a temperature anything above 100 degrees please do not enter
  3. Please wash your hands thoroughly before leaving your home
  4. Please sit in designated areas marked in the body of the Church
  5. Please refrain from touching any statues
  6. Please follow all directives by ushers, staff and volunteers

Thank you for your attention to these important matters

Respectfully,

Deacon Dean Dobbins