Death Notice of a Priest – Reverend Monsignor Peter V. Kain

Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Peter V. Kain, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Kain was born on April 28, 1940, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 29, 1965 and died Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Monsignor Kain served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Ephrem (Brooklyn), and Our Lady of Lourdes (Queens Village). He also served as Chaplain for the Newman Center of Queensborough and Kingsborough Community College, and Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Saint Catherine of Sienna (Saint Albans). He was named Chaplain of His Holiness in 1989, and Prelate of Honor in 2007.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:                        Saint Ephrem R.C Church
929 Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 833-1010

Monday, April 25, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

VIGIL MASS:              Saint Ephrem R.C Church
929 Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 833-1010

Monday, April 25, 2022
7:30 PM

 

FUNERAL MASS:      Saint Ephrem R.C Church
929 Bay Ridge Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11228
Tel: (718) 833-1010

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
10:30 AM

 

BURIAL:                     Mount Saint Mary Cemetery
Flushing, New York

 

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 his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flanagan, 17 Pond Lane, Darien, Connecticut 06820.

 

Reverend Monsignor Steven J. Aguggia, J.C.L.
Chancellor

VIDEO/PHOTOS: BISHOP BRENNAN CELEBRATES EASTER VIGIL IN BROOKLYN

BISHOP BRENNAN CELEBRATES FIRST EASTER VIGIL AS
BISHOP OF BROOKLYN

         “We are announcing the greatest news of all time. Jesus Christ is Risen,” proclaimed the Most Reverend Robert Brennan, who celebrated the Great Easter Vigil tonight, his first as Bishop of Brooklyn, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street, in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.

“He is Risen from the dead, He lives.  He didn’t just rise to make an appearance 2000 years ago, He lives. He lives now forever and we will be with Him one day. We will die with Him, we die with Him in baptism, but by dying with Him in baptism we know that we will rise with Him. This is the greatest news ever and today we celebrate it with tremendous joy,” preached Bishop Brennan.

The Easter Vigil begins in the dark outside the Church. That is where the Paschal candle is lit and that light is shared with all inside the church, which dramatically lights up to symbolize the Risen Lord.

“We come because we need to be reminded every once in a while, and we go forth from here ready to announce, to bring the news to the world by the way we live our lives with joy, with hope and with confidence, because Jesus is Risen, because our lives have meaning and direction, because we are meant to live forever,” added Bishop Brennan.

Bishop Brennan baptized five new Catholics, who now begin their new life in the Church. Six people were also confirmed during the Easter Vigil.

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Video courtesy of DeSales Media: https://vimeo.com/700128379

:00  Ceremony begins outside

:41  Sharing the light inside the Church

1:31 NATS “Que Viva Jesus Resuscitado”

1:42 Quote 1 – We are announcing … He is Risen from the dead

2:19 Quote 2 – We come because ….

2:50 Baptisms

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: BISHOP BRENNAN TO BLESSES EASTER FOOD BASKETS WITH POLISH COMMUNITY

BISHOP BRENNAN BLESSES EASTER FOOD BASKETS THIS HOLY SATURDAY

         The Most Reverend Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, this morning joined the Polish community of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Maspeth for the annual blessing of their Easter food baskets.  Bishop Brennan was joined by Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski.

“This blessing of the Easter baskets, and of all the foods, is so beautiful because it connects the family and the Church. It’s beautiful to see so many of you gathered as families, to see different generations of people here, coming together to the Church to ask for God’s blessing,” said Bishop Robert Brennan.

“We remember the works completed during this time of Lent. We thank God for the graces we have received through the season of prayer, fasting, and works of mercy.  Today connects us with the Joy of Easter when we will celebrate that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead,” continued Bishop Brennan.

This morning’s prayer service was attended by more than 300 people. Two children from the parish presented Bishop Brennan with an Easter food basket in appreciation of his visit. Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is located at 61-21 56th Road in Queens.

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Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/700054948

Photos attached.
The photos and video are courtesy of DeSales Media.

BISHOP BRENNAN TO MARK FIRST EASTER TRIDUUM AS BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2022

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BISHOP BRENNAN TO MARK FIRST EASTER TRIDUUM AS BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

            The Most Reverend Robert Brennan will mark his first Easter Triduum as the Bishop of Brooklyn with a number of Masses, prayer services and processions beginning tonight, Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022, and continuing through Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.

Members of the media are invited to attend any of the following:

Thursday, April 14, 2022,

7:00 P.M. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the Washing of the Feet

Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

*This Mass will be live-streamed at: https://netny.tv/watch-now/

Good Friday, April 15, 2022

10:00 A.M. – The Way of the Cross Good Friday Procession

Starting at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James and continuing over the Brooklyn Bridge

3:00 P.M. – The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place, Downtown Brooklyn

Saturday, April 16, 2022

10:00 A.M. Blessing of Easter Food Baskets with the Polish community

Bishop Brennan will be joined by Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski

Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 61-21 56th Road, Queens

7:30 P.M. The Great Easter Vigil

The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

*This Mass will be live-streamed at: https://netny.tv/watch-now/

Sunday, April 17, 2022

11:00 A.M. Easter Sunday Mass

Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn

*This Mass will be live-streamed at: https://netny.tv/watch-now/

*Arrangements can be made through the press office for media coverage of Easter Sunday Masses at parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Death Notice of a Priest-Rev. Pablo Sans

Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Pablo Sans, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Sans was born on June 6, 1927, in Spain, was ordained to the Priesthood on March 15, 1953, and died Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Father Sans served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Our Lady of the Cenacle (Richmond Hill), Saint Rita (Long Island City), Our Lady of Sorrows (Corona), Saint Agnes and Sacred Heart Chapel (Brooklyn), Saint Gabriel the Archangel (Brooklyn), and Saint Peter-Saint Paul-Our Lady of the Pilar (Brooklyn).

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:               Our Lady of the Cenacle
136-06 87th Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
Tel: (718) 291-2540

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

VIGIL:                           Our Lady of the Cenacle
136-06 87th Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
Tel: (718) 291-2540

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
7:00 PM

FUNERAL:                  Our Lady of the Cenacle
136-06 87th Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
Tel: (718) 291-2540

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10:30 AM

BURIAL:             Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

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 Our Lady of the Cenacle Parish, 136-06 87th Avenue, Richmond Hill New York 11418.

Reverend Monsignor Steven J. Aguggia, J.C.L.
Chancellor

 

BISHOP BRENNAN SPEAKS ON BROOKLYN SUBWAY ATTACK IN HOMILY DURING TONIGHT’S BROOKLYN DIOCESE CHRISM MASS

BISHOP BRENNAN SPEAKS ON BROOKLYN SUBWAY ATTACK IN HOMILY DURING TONIGHT’S
BROOKLYN DIOCESE CHRISM MASS

The Most Reverend Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, tonight celebrated the annual Diocese of Brooklyn Chrism Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn. During the Mass, the bishop consecrated the oils to be used in the coming year for sacramental anointing. He also led hundreds of priests and deacons in renewing their promises of service to the Church.

In his homily, Bishop Brennan spoke of this morning’s attack on the subway at 36th Street in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.

“We were shaken to our core this morning, right here in the borough of Brooklyn, when violence hit us at home. Tonight, we pray very earnestly for those who were injured, passengers on the train, and the police who went in. We pray for their healing and restoration of their health.  We pray for all of those out there every day watching over, protecting us, in so many ways,” said Bishop Robert Brennan.

“We see that sometimes evil prevails, but we know it is not the final answer. And always, this morning, no exception, do we see that when evil prevails the goodness of people becomes even stronger. The power of Jesus risen from the dead is always, always at work, reminding it is not the final answer,” continued Bishop Brennan.

The Chrism Mass is one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of the Catholic Church. It is marked by the ceremonial blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and consecration of the oil of chrism, which will be used in all churches of the Diocese of Brooklyn throughout the liturgical year. The oils are used to anoint the sick, baptize catechumens and infants, ordain priests, and anoint altars. This Mass is celebrated in dioceses around the world.

The video is courtesy of DeSales Media.

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VIDEOhttps://vimeo.com/698852180

:00 Bishop Brennan Homily quote from above

1:14 B-roll of Chrism Mass

1:46 Blessing of Oils and Consecration of the Chrism

VIDEO UPDATE-BISHOP BRENNAN LEADS PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION TO MARK START OF HOLY WEEK

BISHOP BRENNAN LEADS PROCESSION THIS PALM SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN 

            The Most Reverend Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, began his first Holy Week as leader of the Diocese of Brooklyn with a special Palm Sunday procession which began at Noon at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

Hundreds of Catholics took part as Bishop Brennan began with an opening prayer before he blessed the palms. Then the faithful began to walk, pray, and sing down Vanderbilt Avenue, making their way to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street.

The procession commemorated the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, where those who greeted Jesus waved palms and set them on the ground along His path. Palms are recognized as a symbol of victory and peace.

“Here in Brooklyn we are commemorating that solemn entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem by walking with a procession down Vanderbilt Avenue. I am thrilled to be entering into Holy Week in such a dramatic way,” said Bishop Brennan.

He added, “It is important to live our faith publicly, what we believe. We are walking one with Jesus, on His road to Calvary. He came to walk with us and share our burdens to help us along the way and to guide us to the Resurrection, which we will celebrate next week.”

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VIDEO – Courtesy of DeSales Media:

https://vimeo.com/697957662

MONS. BRENNAN DIRIGIRÁ LA PROCESIÓN DEL DOMINGO DE RAMOS PARA DAR INICIO A LA SEMANA SANTA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2022

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MONS. BRENNAN DIRIGIRÁ LA PROCESIÓN DEL DOMINGO DE RAMOS
PARA DAR INICIO A LA SEMANA SANTA

El Rvdmo. Robert Brennan, obispo de Brooklyn, dará inicio a su primera Semana Santa como líder de la Diócesis de Brooklyn con una procesión especial del Domingo de Ramos a partir de las 12:00 p.m. este domingo, 10 de abril de 2022, en Grand Army Plaza, en la sección Prospect Heights de Brooklyn.

La procesión del Domingo de Ramos comenzará con una bendición y una oración de apertura. Los feligreses comenzarán a caminar aproximadamente a las 12:30 p.m. con sus palmas bendecidas, desde Vanderbilt Avenue hasta la Concatedral de St. Joseph, ubicada en 856 Pacific Street.

La procesión conmemora la entrada triunfal de Jesús en Jerusalén, donde una multitud lo recibió agitando las palmas y colocándolas a su paso en el suelo. Las palmas son consideradas un símbolo de victoria y paz.

Mons. Brennan estará acompañado por el padre Christopher Heanue, rector de la Concatedral de St. Joseph. Después de la procesión, Mons. Brennan celebrará la misa en español a la 1:30 p.m. en la Concatedral de St. Joseph.

Los miembros de los medios de comunicación están invitados a asistir y les agradecemos de antemano que confirmen su asistencia.

 

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Death Notice of a Priest – Reverend Monsignor Raymond J. Kelly

 

Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Pablo Sans, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Sans was born on June 6, 1927, in Spain, was ordained to the Priesthood on March 15, 1953, and died Sunday, April 10, 2022.

Father Sans served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Our Lady of the Cenacle (Richmond Hill), Saint Rita (Long Island City), Our Lady of Sorrows (Corona), Saint Agnes and Sacred Heart Chapel (Brooklyn), Saint Gabriel the Archangel (Brooklyn), and Saint Peter-Saint Paul-Our Lady of the Pilar (Brooklyn).

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:               Our Lady of the Cenacle
136-06 87th Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
Tel: (718) 291-2540

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

VIGIL:                           Our Lady of the Cenacle
136-06 87th Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
Tel: (718) 291-2540

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
7:00 PM

FUNERAL:                  Our Lady of the Cenacle
136-06 87th Avenue
Richmond Hill, New York 11418
Tel: (718) 291-2540

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10:30 AM

BURIAL:             Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York 

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 Our Lady of the Cenacle Parish, 136-06 87th Avenue, Richmond Hill New York 11418.

Reverend Monsignor Steven J. Aguggia, J.C.L.
Chancellor

 

FROM ITALY TO BROOKLYN: RELIC OF FIRST POSSIBLE MILLENNIAL SAINT TO ARRIVE IN DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN FOR SPIRITUAL EVENTS NEXT WEEK

Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino, Bishop of Assisi–Nocera Umbra–Gualdo Tadino and of Foligno in Italy will be welcomed to the Diocese of Brooklyn for two special spiritual events next week as part of his visit to the United States with a First-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Acutis is the first millennial to be considered for Sainthood in the Catholic Church.

The First-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis is a fragment of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounded and protected his heart.

The prayer and veneration events scheduled include:

Monday, April 4 – 7:00 p.m. 

Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Hour of Prayer

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

2325 Newtown Avenue, located in the Astoria section of Queens

Wednesday – April 6  – 12:00 p.m.

Diocese of Brooklyn High School Rally with Archbishop Sorrentino

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church

175-20 74th Avenue in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens

Last July, another First-class relic, strands of the hair of the Blessed Carlo Acutis, was received in the Diocese of Brooklyn at the request of then-Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Since then, the Diocese has brought that relic to schools and parishes for veneration, in an effort to inspire the youth to deepen their faith.

Members of the media are invited to attend and are asked to respond to this email to confirm their attendance.

A photo of the relic is attached.

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ABOUT CARLO ACUTIS

Carlo Acutis passed away at the age of 15 in 2006 after his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Acutis, who attended Mass daily from the age of seven, designed a website listing “The Miracles of the Eucharist,” documenting every miracle throughout the world, associated with the bread and wine consecrated at Mass and transformed into the body and blood of Christ.  The website can be found at http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/.

Since his death, Pope Francis has attributed a miracle to Carlo Acutis, which healed a boy with a malformed pancreas after the child came in contact with one of his shirts. Carlo could become a saint if a second verified miracle is attributed to him and is recognized by the Pope.

First-class relic of Carlos Acutis
The First-class relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis is a fragment of the pericardium, the membrane that surrounded and protected his heart.