The Passing of Rev. William R. Dulaney

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend William R. Dulaney, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was ministering as Parochial Vicar of Saint Gregory the Great (Bellerose), as well as Part-time Chaplain of Saint Edmund Preparatory High School (Brooklyn). Father Dulaney was born on February 15, 1948 in Queens, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 26, 1973, and died Friday, February 10, 2017 at Northshore University Hospital, Manhasset.

Father Dulaney served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven (Brooklyn) as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Flatlands), Saint Sebastian (Woodside), Saint Margaret (Middle Village), Saint Anselm (Brooklyn), and Saint Mel (Flushing). In addition, Father Dulaney also served as Vice-Rector, Spiritual Director and teacher at Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary.

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NET TV TO AIR SPECIAL PROGRAM, “THE TRUTH ABOUT SUICIDE”

Feb. 13, 2017 – More than 44,000 Americans end their own lives each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. That makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.  Clearly, suicide touches the lives of so many families and yet, it’s a topic that is rarely discussed candidly.

On Monday, Feb. 13 at 8:30 p.m., NET TV will start airing a special program entitled, The Truth About Suicide.  Currents Anchor Liz Faubles hosts a panel discussion about the pain that leads so many to end their own lives, and how their loved ones can find a path to healing. Her guests include: Read more »

Passing of Rev. Msgr. Gerard J. Arella

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Gerard J. Arella, retired senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was in residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence. Monsignor Arella was born on September 21, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 29, 1954, and died Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Monsignor Arella served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of St. Mark (Brooklyn), Parochial Vicar of St. Clement Pope (South Ozone Park) and in residence at Our Lady of Victory (Brooklyn), St. Augustine (Brooklyn) and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn). He was appointed Defender of the Bond and Associate Presiding Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal Office. On September 11, 1989, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

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Passing of Rev. Msgr. Austin P. Bennet

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Austin P. Bennett, J.C.D., K.G.C.H.S., P.A., an active senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Bennett was born on February 26, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 11, 1949, and died Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Among his many responsibilities in the Diocese of Brooklyn, Monsignor Bennett served as Parochial Vicar of Saint Saviour (Brooklyn), was appointed to the Diocesan Curia, Director of Parish Service Corporation, Director of Finances, Administrator of the Pension Office, Vicar for Administration, Executive Director Emeritus of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood and Special Assistant to the Bishop. On August 21, 1981, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness and on February 23, 1997 he was named Protonotary Apostolic Supernumerary.

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ST. MEL’S NEW STEM LAB!

We would like to congratulate the St. Mel’s Catholic Academy community on their official opening of their new STEM Lab earlier this week.

Students, parents and faculty were delighted as they began Catholic Schools Week with some state of the art additions to their academy.

The opening of the new STEM Lab, complete with its own 3D printer, included a blessing by Fr. Gerard Sauer, a ribbon cutting ceremony with Principal Christopher Stein, as well as benefactors, faculty and students.

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