Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church In Honor of 150th Anniversary

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

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Bishop DiMarzio to Celebrate Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church In Honor of 150th Anniversary

            The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside over the closing mass celebrating the 150th Anniversary of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, this Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at 333 Hart Street (between Lewis and Stuyvesant Avenues), in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

 

Father Astor L. Rodriguez is the Pastor of St. John the Baptist. The bilingual mass will be celebrated in both English and Spanish.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF BROOKLYN PRIEST, A CHAMPION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, SENT TO THE VATICAN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2019

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CAUSE FOR SAINTHOOD OF BROOKLYN PRIEST, A CHAMPION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, ON THE WAY TO THE VATICAN

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the findings of the Diocesan investigation regarding the Cause for Canonization of Monsignor Bernard John Quinn have been officially accepted by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

The documentation was presented to Bishop DiMarzio at a private vespers service held at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston earlier this week. The collected information will now be sent to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints in support of the cause of sainthood for Monsignor Bernard Quinn.

 

From an early age, Bernard Quinn became conscious of the great injustices African-Americans suffered and lived his life as a champion for racial equality. Bernard Quinn was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1912, and ten years later, with Diocesan support, he established the first church for African American Catholics in Brooklyn. Monsignor Quinn founded St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church in Bedford Stuyvesant.

 

In 1928, Monsignor Quinn established the first orphanage for African American children in Wading River on Long Island. Despite the building being set on fire twice, Monsignor Quinn rebuilt it a third time; this time fireproofing it, by using concrete and brick. The building, known at the time as the Little Flower Orphanage, remains the operations base for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York.

 

“Our investigation took almost ten years to put together and now we can send the documentation we have on the life of Monsignor Quinn to Rome.  He combatted racism and is an inspiration to the priests of this diocese.  He is a hero who turned things around and gave his life for his people, died an early death, and was a great man,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

Mary Clare Quinn, the great-niece of Monsignor Quinn who attended the service, recalled “They always called him the Monsignor but he liked to be called Father. The family was all very proud of the work he was doing at Little Flower, and we all contributed during the winters and summers, going out there to help. They used to burn crosses at our house in Mineola, even after he was gone, but my family stared fear down.”

 

Monsignor Paul Jervis, who published a book in 2005 entitled “Quintessential Priest: The Life of Father Bernard J. Quinn,” and who is the Postulator for the Cause said, “Monsignor Quinn could not separate his sacramental ministry from the social and political realities that denied to people on account of their race, or immigrant status, the opportunities to enjoy the fullness of life as the Lord willed for all humanity.”

 

“St. Peter Claver Catholic Church became a meeting ground where white Catholics encountered blacks and discovered that they all had a common humanity with the same human problems, and were all in need of the intercession of St. Therese and the pastoral intercession of Monsignor Quinn,” concluded Monsignor Jervis.

Photos attached:

Photo #1- Photo of Monsignor Bernard Quinn displayed on the altar at the prayer service at the Immaculate Conception Center.

Photo #2- Monsignor Paul Jervis, the author of “Quintessential Priest: The Life of Father Bernard J. Quinn,” speaks in support of Monsignor Quinn’s cause for sainthood.

 

Death Notice of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt

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 Robert W. Blauvelt, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Blauvelt was born on July 19, 1930, in Rosedale, Long Island, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1959, and died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village.

Father Blauvelt served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Saint Stanislaus Kostka (Maspeth), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Brendan (Brooklyn), Saint Clare (Rosedale), Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus (Brooklyn, Team Ministry), Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brooklyn), Resurrection- Ascension (Rego Park), Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Forest Hills), Saint Ann (Flushing) and Saint Camillus (Rockaway Beach). He also served as Faculty of the Queens Division of Cathedral Preparatory Seminary (Elmhurst), Spiritual Director of Saint Paul Cursillo Center as well as Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage Encounter.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VIGIL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Blauvelt was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to
concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his brother, Mr. Douglas Blauvelt, 7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

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

QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS A BIG PART OF ONE FAMILY’S HISTORY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2019

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QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS A BIG PART OF ONE FAMILY’S HISTORY

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced that this year’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens graduation had a very special meaning for the family of one student of the Class of 2019.

 

The graduation ceremony marked the last in a line of 13 family members to be awarded a diploma from the school. Now as a graduate, Alex Mansueto joins the ranks of his great-grandmother, his great aunt, great uncle, his grandfather, his grandmother, his uncles, cousins, his mother, and his sister.

 

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens is located in Maspeth.

Photos attached.

Photo #1 – St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy Principal Catherine Mangone join the family of graduates including the latest in the family, Alex Mansueto (center), along with his grandmother Carolyn Madaio, his uncle Robert Madaio II, his mother Susan Madio Mansueto, his aunt Jennifer Madaio Gallina and his sister Courtney Mansueto.

 

Photo #2- St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy Principal Catherine Mangone and 2019 graduate Alex Mansueto.

THE COLLARS DEFEAT THE SCHOLARS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2019

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THE COLLARS DEFEAT THE SCHOLARS AT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT

 

Catholic School Night was celebrated at MCU Park in Coney Island last night, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Prior to the start of the game, a special contest between the “Collars vs. Scholars”, took place on the field. The match-up featured baseball played between Diocese of Brooklyn’s priests and principals/school administrators.  The final score of the pre-game was 2-1, with the Collars winning for the second year in a row. The Brooklyn Cyclones also won their game last night.

 

Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, served as the umpire for the pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll, created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, was distributed to fans.

 

“What a tremendous turnout of students from Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The spirit of Catholic education filled MCU Park last night, as our schools celebrated the end of this school year.  The Diocese of Brooklyn has many great priests, pastors, principals, and teachers, who have been blessed with many talents, including skill on the baseball diamond,” said John Quaglione, Deputy Press Secretary, Diocese of Brooklyn.

 

The pre-game activities also featured a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians, sponsored by the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN). Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group.

 

Photos attached.

 

Photo #1- Member of the “Scholars” team including Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy.

Photo #2- Members of the “Collars” team, join Ed Wilkinson, Pee Wee, and Sister Shirlee.

Photo #3- Members of the “Collars” team.

Photo #4- Some of the Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

ONE FAMILY, ONE SCHOOL, FOUR GENERATIONS, 13 STUDENTS. SPECIAL GRADUATION AT QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TOMORROW

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2019

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ONE FAMILY, ONE SCHOOL, FOUR GENERATIONS, 13 STUDENTS
SPECIAL GRADUATION AT QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy graduation, taking place in the church at 61-15 Grand Avenue this Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m., will have extraordinary meaning for one family, as a graduate will be the last in a line of 13 family members to be awarded a diploma from the school.

 

As a member of the Class of 2019, Alex Mansueto follows in the footsteps of his great-grandmother, his great aunt and uncle, his grandfather and grandmother, his uncles and cousins, his mother and his sister.  His great-grandmother, who was in the first graduating class, his grandmother, mother, and sister, will all be in attendance.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.

COLLARS VS. SCHOLARS BASEBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES GAME

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019

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COLLARS VS. SCHOLARS BASEBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS PART OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES GAME

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced Catholic School Night at MCU Park in Coney Island will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Prior to the start of the Cyclones’ game, a contest between “Collars vs. Scholars”, will take place on the field at 5:45 PM. This match-up will feature baseball played between priests and principals/school administrators.  Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez and Dr. Tom Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, are among those set to play.

 

Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, will serve as the umpire for this very special pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll has been created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, who will be again taking the field this year.

 

The pre-game activities will also feature a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians brought to you by Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN).

 

To purchase your game tickets, visit fevo.me/CatholicSchoolsNight, and to receive a Sister Shirlee bobblehead with your ticket purchase, visit fevo.me/ShirleeBobblehead. Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group. MCU Park is located at 1904 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

United States Coast Guard Personnel, Response Boats and K-9 Officer to Visit St. Anselm Catholic Academy

 

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United States Coast Guard Personnel, Response Boats and K-9 Officer to Visit St. Anselm Catholic Academy

            Brooklyn – The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the U.S. Coast Guard will visit the students of St. Anselm Catholic Academy located at 365-83rd Street in Bay Ridge on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 12 PM to showcase the people, mission, and equipment to the children.

 

Highlights will include two 29-foot Response Boats and explosives K-9 Officer “Ruthie.” Students will have the opportunity to tour the Response Boats and try on the gear. The primary unit and personnel conducting the visit are from the Maritime Safety and Security Team New York that is based at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

 

Maritime Safety and Security Teams were established as part of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 in direct response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, to enhance the domestic maritime security capability of the United States.

 

Members of the media are encouraged to attend and asked to RSVP to John Quaglione atjquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

FORMER U.S. MARINES MEDIC AND NIGERIAN HOTEL MANAGER AMONG FOUR MEN ORDAINED PRIESTS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2019

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***VIDEO/PICTURES UPDATE***

 

FORMER U.S. MARINES MEDIC AND NIGERIAN HOTEL MANAGER AMONG
FOUR MEN ORDAINED PRIESTS

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, ordained four men to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn today, Saturday, June 1 at 11 am at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph’s located at 856 Pacific Street in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.

 

The Ordained Priests are:

 

Father Edwin Alexander Ortiz, 35

Served as a U.S. Marines medic in Japan and in the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.

Home Parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea – St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway

Graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn

For more info: https://thetablet.org/for-father-ortiz-life-of-service-continues/

 

 

Father JohnPaul Kodiri Columbus Obiaeri, 34

Born and raised in Nigeria where he attended Catholic boarding high school

Managed a hotel opened by a relative in Nigeria

Traveled to New York and settled in Canarsie, Brooklyn

Started attending mass at St. Clement Pope in Jamaica, with a large Nigerian community

For more info: https://thetablet.org/father-obiaeris-winding-road-from-nigeria-to-brooklyn-priesthood/

 

 

Father Michael Francis Falce, 26

Home Parish of St. Pancras Church in Glendale where he was an altar server

Graduate of Cathedral Prep & attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia

Completed his studies at St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers

Served his diaconate year at Mary Queen of Heaven in Mill Basin, Brooklyn

For more info: https://thetablet.org/father-falces-calling-started-early-on/

 

 

Father Pedro Francisco Angucho López, 31

Born and raised in La Plata Huila, Colombia, never planning to move to the U.S.

Spent a year in a Colombian Seminary and enrolled in St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie)

Bishop DiMarzio personally convinced him to become of Brooklyn Diocese seminarian
For more info: https://thetablet.org/grace-and-moms-prayers-led-father-angucho-to-right-path/

Diocesan priests make two promises – celibacy and obedience; these promises were part of the ordination ceremony today. The Priesthood is essential to the life of the Church and the celebration of the Sacraments.

Broll of Ordination Mass (Courtesy: DeSales Media Group)
https://vimeo.com/339770233/3987da4f8a