Bishop Brennan Celebrates Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne and Honors Jesus’ Grandparents

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The Bishop of Brooklyn Robert Brennan joined parishioners of Sts. Joachim and Anne Catholic Church in Queens Village to celebrate the feast day of their patron saints.

The faithful honored the grandparents of Jesus with songs, prayer and worship and a multicultural Mass in Latin, English, Creole and Spanish.

Remarking on how well Joachim and Anne did in raising the Blessed Mother Mary, Bishop Brennan called on the faithful to cherish our families.

“Let’s honor our parents,” Bishop Brennan said. “Let’s honor our grandparents and all those people who nourish us in the spiritual life like Joachim and Anne.”

Following the Mass, there was a procession with the statues of Saints Joachim and Anne through the neighborhood and the night ended with a final blessing. The feast has been a part of the parish since it was founded in 1896.