Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Joachim B. Fernando, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Fernando was born on March 10, 1935 in Sri Lanka, was ordained to the Priesthood on August 31, 1962, was incardinated into the Diocese of Brooklyn on November 6, 1989 and died Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Sri Lanka, where all arrangements have taken place.
Father Fernando ministered in the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Holy Cross (Brooklyn), Saint Malachy (Brooklyn) and Saint Pius X (Rosedale).
The Memorial Mass information is as follows:
Saint Pius X R.C. Church
MASS 148-10 249th Street
Rosedale, New York 11422
Tel: (718) 525-9099
Sunday, November 5, 2017
If you wish to send condolences, please mail to the Fernando Family, 91 Basiyawatta, Thalahena, Negombo, Sri Lanka.
Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and friends. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.
Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L. Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs