PASSING OF REVEREND ROBERT BLYMAN

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

The Diocese of Brooklyn has been informed of the death of Reverend Robert Blyman, a priest of
the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Date of Death: Saturday, January 5, 2019
WAKE: Church of Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 931-4351
Thursday, January 10, 2019

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
VIGIL MASS: Church of Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 931-4351
Thursday, January 10, 2019

7:30 PM
FUNERAL: Church of Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, New York 11801
Tel: (516) 931-4351
Friday, January 11, 2019
11:00 AM

BURIAL: Abbey of Regina Laudis Cemetery

Bethlehem, Connecticut

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

New Communications Director/Press Secretary at Brooklyn Diocese

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2019

NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY
APPOINTED AT THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, is pleased to announce Adriana Rodriguez has been promoted to the position of Director of Communications and Press Secretary, effective January 2, 2019.

In the last year, Ms. Rodriguez has excelled at handling the variety of inquiries that have come into the busy press office. In addition, she organized two volunteer trips to help hurricane victims in Houston and Puerto Rico.

Before joining DeSales Media Group in 2017, she held numerous positions over a 25-year career in local and national TV news. She was an on-air reporter for 12 years, including locally at WNBC and WABC, and covered the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Ms. Rodriguez grew up in Queens and attended Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary elementary school and St. Francis Preparatory School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at New York University and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Public Relations at Hofstra University.

She is a parishioner at St. Anne’s Church in Garden City, where she lives with her husband, Mike, two teenage children, Sophia and Ryan, and their dog, Maddie.

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PASSING OF MR. FRANKLIN EDMUNDO PEÑAFIEL, BROTHER OF REVEREND ROMEL PEÑAFIEL

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

 

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Mr. Franklin Edmundo Peñafiel, brother of Reverend Romel Peñafiel, a priest of the Diocese of Loja, Ecuador who is presently ministering as Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights. Mr. Peñafiel died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Florida.

All arrangements will be taking place in Florida. A memorial service may be held at a later date.

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.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Reverend Romel Peñafiel, Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 34-43 93rd Street, Jackson Heights, New York 11372.

Reverend Monsignor Anthony Hernandez, J.C.L. Chancellor and Vicar for Canonical Affairs Moderator of the Curia

PASSING OF REVEREND ANDREW K.SOLEY, C.S.Sp.

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

 

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Andrew K. Soley, C.S.Sp., a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Province of Ghana, who was ministering in the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn). Father Soley was born on November 7, 1952 in Ghana, West Africa, was ordained to the Priesthood on July 23, 1994, and died Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn. Father Soley served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn).

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel
7201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 236-8300
Sunday, January 6, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL:

Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church
7201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 236-8300
Sunday, January 6, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:

Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church
7201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 236-8300
Monday, January 7, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
If you wish to send condolences, please mail to Father Soley’s sister, Ms. Mary Kumi, c/o Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. Church, 7201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11228.
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 Moderator of the Curia