Submitted by ian on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 14:44
Virtual Mass this Sunday

A Message to the Parish Families of Saint Augustine – Saint Francis Xavier - This Sunday, June 14th, we invite all parishioners of Saint Augustine and Saint Francis Xavier parishes to join the faith community of Saint Charles Borromeo in Brooklyn Heights for an online Mass at 11:15 AM, using the Zoom application.

Fr. John Gribowich, who will officially begin his ministry at St. Augustine – St. Francis Xavier on June 30th, is currently a resident at St. Charles and will be the main celebrant for this Mass. Unlike live-streamed Masses, the Zoom application facilitates the congregation’s participation during the Mass. This way we can hear each other pray together!

To join the Mass, please follow the instructions below, which are available on the St. Charles Borromeo website.

We look forward to virtually seeing you at Mass this Sunday! Stay tuned for further announcements via this e-blast on when we will be able to worship together in person again.

And, in case you missed it, check out Fr. John’s words of welcome video, which was posted on the St. Augustine and St. Francis Xavier Facebook pages.

You can also view the video here on

There are several ways to join remotely:

Join via Zoom

Click on the following link with a web browser or on a smartphone with the Zoom app installed;

Open the Zoom app on your phone, click Join, and enter Meeting ID 849 0802 1688 and enter the current parish Zoom password, which is 1584.

If prompted to allow Zoom to use your phone’s camera and microphone, choose to allow. Once connected, choose the “Call via Internet Audio” option at the bottom of the screen.

You can dial in with a phone to hear the audio portion of the Mass. Dial (646) 876-9923 and enter 849 0802 1688 and press #. You will not be prompted for a password.


Watch the Mass live on YouTube…

If you encounter any issues joining via Zoom, you can also watch the Mass live at 11:15 AM on Sundays by visiting the St. Charles Borromeo YouTube channel or clicking on the YouTube streaming link that is posted on the St. Charles Borromeo parish website shortly before Mass begins.


Other technical information…

Installing Zoom on an Apple iPhone or iPad

(The process to install Zoom on an Android device is similar, although you download it from the Google Play Store. Some of the wording on the screen may be different)

  • Tap on the Apple App Store icon on your iOS device to open.

  • Tap on Search at the bottom right of your screen.

  • Enter Zoom in the search text box and press enter to search.

  • Select ZOOM Cloud Meetings from the available app choices, and then tap on the GET button.

  • The install process will start and the GET button will be replaced with an Open button. Once it finishes, tap Open.

  • A Zoom app icon should also appear on your Home screen, which you can use to open Zoom in the future.


Zoom Program Downloads

Links to the Zoom programs for Windows, Mac, Apple and Android devices are available at:


Technical Assistance is Available

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact Mike McGowan (parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo) by phone or by email at (917) 306-4547 or