SPECIAL COLLECTION SET IN DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE DORIAN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2019

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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Urges Support for Hurricane Dorian Victims in the Bahamas

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, is asking the faithful of every parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn, throughout all of Brooklyn and Queens, to take up a special collection for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas at all Masses this weekend (September 14 and 15) and next weekend (September 21 and 22).

 

“We have all seen the painful images of devastation and heard of the deaths caused by the slow-moving Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible natural disaster, the most devastating of its kind on record. I am asking the Lord to extend His blessings upon our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas during this difficult time, and thanking the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens for their continued compassion,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

 

The money collected will be sent to the Archdiocese of Nassau. If someone wishes to donate by check, it should be made payable to the Compostela Fund and write Bahamas in the memo section.

 

For those who wish to mail in their donation, it can be sent to Compostela Fund, 310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL TO BLESS UPGRADED ART AND MUSIC CLASSROOMS TOMORROW

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2019

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UPGRADED ART AND MUSIC ROOMS TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AND BLESSED AT QUEENS CATHOLIC ACADEMY TOMORROW

            The Diocese of Brooklyn and the Office of the Superintendent of Schools has announced that Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, Vicar for Education, will bless the newly renovated art and music rooms at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Bayside, Queens, tomorrow, Friday, September 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.

 

Additionally, as part of Bishop Massa’s special visit to the school, celebrating the start of the new school year, he will lead a school-wide Mass beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

The school is located at 216-01 38th Avenue (between 216th and 217th Streets).

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Mass in Brooklyn to honor firefighters killed on September 11, 2001

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2019

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MARCH AND MASS TODAY AT BROOKLYN’S CO-CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOSEPH
TO HONOR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Today a solemn march and Mass will pay tribute to FDNY firefighters and all those who lost their lives in the September 11 terror attacks 18 years ago.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., firefighters from across the country will join New York City’s bravest and families of the fallen at ground zero in lower Manhattan. From there, the group will march across the Brooklyn Bridge with flags representing the firefighters from Battalion 57 in Brooklyn killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The journey from ground zero to Brooklyn serves to symbolically bring the brothers back home. The procession will also include an FDNY ceremonial flag for every New York City Firefighter killed on 9/11 and an American flag, in remembrance of all who died that day.

Led by fire trucks and motorcycles, the procession will march past several firehouses on the way to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The procession is expected to arrive at around 11:45 a.m.

The FDNY Mass in honor of the fallen heroes will be celebrated at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph at 12:00 p.m.

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SPECIAL BLESSING TO START NEW SCHOOL YEAR AT BROOKLYN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2019

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SPECIAL BLESSING TO START NEW SCHOOL YEAR AT BROOKLYN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

            The Diocese of Brooklyn and the Office of the Superintendent of Schools is announcing that Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, Vicar for Education, will bless the new STEM Lab and playground, as well as the renovated auditorium, at St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy in Brooklyn tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 1:15 p.m.

 

Additionally, as part of Bishop Massa’s special visit, celebrating the start of the new school year, he will lead a school-wide Mass beginning at 2:00 p.m.

 

The school is located at 438 Grove Street (corner of St. Nicholas Avenue) in Brooklyn.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES PASSING OF REV. CYRIL F. DOODY

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Cyril F. Doody, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Doody was born on September 12,
1930, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 1, 1957, and died Tuesday,
September 3, 2019, at his private residence in Sag Harbor, New York.

Father Doody served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Saint Thomas
Aquinas (Brooklyn), Saint Margaret (Middle Village), Resurrection-Ascension (Rego Park), Blessed
Sacrament (Jackson Heights), Saint Kevin (Flushing), Saint Robert Bellarmine (Bayside), Sacred
Heart (Bayside), and Saint Mark (Brooklyn). He also served as a faculty member of Cathedral
Preparatory School and Seminary (Elmhurst).

The arrangements are as follows:

FUNERAL:
Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint Andrew Cemetery
Sag Harbor, New York

Father Doody 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. Daniel Doody, 27 Parkway Drive, Sag
Harbor, New York 11963.

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.

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES PASSING OF REV. JOSEPH M. NOLAN

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Joseph M. Nolan, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Nolan was born on April 23, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 31, 1947, and died Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston.

Father Nolan served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambria Heights), as well as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Holy Innocents (Brooklyn), Immaculate Conception (Astoria), Saint Michael (Bay Ridge), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn), Saint Vincent Ferrer (Brooklyn), Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn) and Our Lady of the Snows (Floral Park). He also served as Chaplain of the Young Christian Workers for Kings County and as a member of the Diocesan Priests’ Senate.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church
115-58 222nd Street
Cambria Heights, New York 11411
Tel: (718) 528-0577

Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

VIGIL:
Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church
115-58 222nd Street Cambria Heights, New York 11411
Tel: (718) 528-0577

Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday,September 6, 2019 10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn, New York

Father Nolan 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 the Family of Reverend Joseph M. Nolan, c/o Bishop Mugavero Residence, 7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, New York 11362.

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.