About Our Church
Our doors are open to all! We offer Holy Mass, Adoration, Praise and Worship Nights, and many other activities to foster unity and community. Our church is part of the Diocese of Brooklyn and has been directed by missionaries from the Shalom Catholic Community, an International Association of Faithful recognized by the Holy See, since October of 2020. We seek to offer to all the experience of the Risen Christ who passed through the Cross.
Our church building, formerly known as Holy Family Catholic Church, was founded in 1905 by Slovak immigrants and was renamed San Damiano Mission in 2015.
San Damiano Mission
Roman Catholic Church
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 6:15pm*
Saturday Vigil: 4pm
*Weekday Masses subject to change to 7:30 pm on major liturgical solemnities and feasts (check weekly bulletin).
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-6pm, Fridays 9am-6pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:40pm-6:10pm, Fridays by appointment
Praise and Worship
Prayer Group for Young Adults
Every Saturday the Shalom Catholic Community hosts an open prayer group for young adults at 5:15pm. The purpose of this group is to grow in prayer and community support to deepen one’s relationship with God through His Word.
Rise Up (Praise and Worship Night)
On Tuesdays at 7pm, all are welcome to join an evening of Praise and Worship and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The missionaries pray over those who are willing to receive prayer, and the encounter of prayer finishes with a moment of sharing.
Fridays of Intercession
Every Friday, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed from 9am to 6pm with shifts of adoration. At 5:30pm all are invited to pray the Rosary and intercede for all the intentions of the local community, the Church and the world. The day of intercession finishes with Mass at 6:15 pm.
23rd World Youth Day Mass
Each month, in preparation of the 2023 World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, a Mass is offered in order to gather the youth and the local community to intercede for this global youth event. This special Mass takes place on the 23rd of each month at 6:15pm.
We frequently host international parties in the courtyard of San Damiano Mission to welcome new and returning community members to the Church. International cuisine, cultural dance lessons, and moments of joy are shared to foster and enrich our community. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held within the church throughout the evening for moments of personal prayer, intercession, and encounter with our Lord.