BROOKLYN DIOCESE WELCOMES POPE FRANCIS WITH LARGEST PAINTED BILLBOARD IN NYC

DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will welcome Pope Francis to the New York metropolitan area with a 225-foot tall billboard in the middle of the Big Apple.

Earlier this week, from sunrise to sunset, a team started hand painting a welcoming message at one of New York’s busiest intersections, the corner of Eighth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan. The corner is conveniently located outside Pennsylvania Station and the iconic Madison Square Garden arena, which will host the Holy Father’s September 25th Mass. The billboard will generate more than 700,000 impressions each week and will be visible throughout September.
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TWO PRIESTS TO BE ORDAINED BISHOPS FOR THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN


On Monday, July 20th, at 2 p.m., the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain two new bishops for the Church in Brooklyn and Queens at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights. Pope Francis appointed the Very Reverend James Massa, 54, and the Reverend Canon Witold Mroziewski, 49, as auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn in May.

Co-consecrating bishops will be the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre, and the Most Reverend Raymond Chappetto, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn and Vicar General for the Diocese. They will be joined by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States; His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop-Emeritus of Washington, D.C.; His Excellency Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations; His Excellency Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia; in addition to over 28 archbishops and bishops from across the United States and the world, including Bishop Artur Mizinski, Secretary General of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, and Archbishop-Emeritus Juliusz Paetz of the Archdiocese of Poznan.
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BISHOP DIMARZIO ORDAINED 10 NEW PRIESTS FOR BROOKLYN AND QUEENS

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, ordained ten men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Prospect Heights.

“You come to us from individual different backgrounds, from different ethnicities and cultures, from different families. You mirror clearly today what is the Diocese of Brooklyn,” said Bishop DiMarzio to the new priests during the ordination homily. “So today we recognize that all of us come with one language, the language of the Holy Spirit.”

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BISHOP DIMARZIO TO ORDAIN 10 NEW PRIESTS

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11 a.m., the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain ten men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights.

“These devoted men are truly a blessing to our Diocese. Their deep faith and different backgrounds will help grow and enrich our multi-cultural Church in Brooklyn and Queens,” said Bishop DiMarzio. “It is my privilege to welcome these young men to the Presbyterate of Brooklyn.” Read more »

Statement of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on the Murder of Worshipers at AME Church, in Charleston

Last week we were all stunned to learn of the murder of worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. My prayers and that of the entire Catholic Community in Brooklyn and Queens are with the Emanuel AME community and the people of South Carolina. As worshipers returned to Mass on Sunday, there is no doubt it was difficult to pray and worship among grief and anger. But they have shown the world how faith can overcome even the most evil act. Join me in prayer and solidarity for the Emanuel AME community.

BISHOP DIMARZIO TO HOLD MASS OF SOLIDARITY AND UNITY

In light of the Haitian deportations in the Dominican Republic

WHO:  Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn

WHAT:  Mass of Solidarity and Unity in light of the deportations in the Dominican Republic; with a special invitation to the Haitian and Dominican communities.

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn, New York 11201

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

WHY: In light of the beginning of deportations of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic, some born there, Bishop DiMarzio has called together the Dominican and Haitian communities in a Mass of Peace and Solidarity with those being deported. “We will pray for a change of heart on the part of the Dominican government in this humanitarian crisis,” said Bishop DiMarzio.

OBISPO DIMARZIO CELEBRARÁ UNA MISA DE UNIDAD Y SOLIDARIDAD

Ante la amenaza de repatriación de haitianos en la República Dominicana

QUIÉN: Monseñor Nicholas DiMarzio, Obispo de Brooklyn.

QUÉ: Una misa de unidad y solidaridad tras las deportaciones de inmigrantes haitianos en la República Dominicana; con la participación especial de la comunidad haitiana y dominicana.

DÓNDE: Catedral Basílica de St. James, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn, New York 11201

CUÁNDO: Miércoles 24 de Junio del 2015, 7:30 p.m.

POR QUÉ: Tras finalizar el plazo para acogerse a un plan dominicano de regularización, miles de inmigrantes haitianos enfrentan deportaciones, incluyendo algunos nacidos en la República Dominicana. Monseñor DiMarzio ha hecho un llamado a las comunidades haitianas y dominicanas de Brooklyn y Queens para celebrar en conjunto una misa de unidad y solidaridad, por todos aquellos en riesgo de ser repatriados. “Oraremos juntos para que el gobierno dominicano cambie de parecer en esta crisis humanitaria”, dijo Moseñor DiMarzio.

POLICE OFFICER BRIAN MOORE TO BE HONORED WITH THE DEDICATION OF A LIVING MEMORIAL AT THE ANNUAL GREGORIAN FESTIVAL IN BELLEROSE

After the tragic death of NYPD officer Brian Moore, 14 Catholic schools and academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn teamed up with the 105th Precinct to raise funds and build a Memorial Garden in his honor.

The garden dedication ceremony, street naming, and 105th precinct presentation will take place on Saturday, June 20th, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Gregory the Great School, 244-44 87th Avenue in Bellerose, New York. The ceremony was planned in conjunction with the 36th Annual Gregorian Summer Festival run by Saint Gregory the Great parish and school.

“Our festival runs for eleven nights, and this is a very large area so security is a major concern. Police Officer Moore was a frequent contributor towards the security effort here, and he was well known to the people of our community,” said Msgr. Edward Ryan, pastor at Saint Gregory the Great. Read more »

POPE FRANCIS NAMES TWO PRIESTS AS AUXILIARY BISHOPS FOR DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

Pope Francis has appointed two priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn – the Very Reverend James Massa, 54, and the Reverend Canon Witold Mroziewski, 49 – as auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, made the announcement public today in Washington, D.C.

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain the new bishops at a Mass of Episcopal Ordination to be celebrated at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph on July 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. Read more »

BISHOP DIMARZIO TO ORDAIN 19 PERMANENT DEACONS FOR THE DIOCESE OF IMMIGRANTS

On Saturday, May 23rd, the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will ordain 19 men to the Order of Deacon at 11 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Prospect Heights.

“These 19 faithful men are a clear representation of the Church in Brooklyn and Queens,” said Bishop DiMarzio. “I am profoundly grateful for their vocation to the Permanent Diaconate. Their dedication to the many hours of education and formation, and their faithfulness to this ministry is a wonderful expression of the vitality and new life present in our Diocese. This diversified group of men are ready to assist in the ministry of our multicultural communities in Brooklyn and Queens. I take this time to thank their wives and children for their support, not only of their husbands and fathers, but also of the Diocese of Brooklyn.” Read more »