Announcement of Death – Reverend Monsignor Paul W. Jervis

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Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Paul W. Jervis, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Jervis was born on December 1, 1953 in Guyana, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 21, 1983 and died Tuesday, September 5, 2023. 

Monsignor Jervis served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Francis Assisi –Saint Blaise (Brooklyn), Saint Martin de Porres (Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Victory, and Saint Peter Claver in Brooklyn), and Saint Paul the Apostle (Corona). He also served as Administrator of the Parishes Saint Catherine of Genoa (Brooklyn), Holy Rosary (Brooklyn), Our Lady of Victory (Brooklyn), and Saint Peter Claver (Brooklyn); and as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Saint Clare (Rosedale), Saint Fortunata (Brooklyn), and Saint Peter Claver (Brooklyn). 

On September 4, 2009, Monsignor Jervis was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

Msgr. Paul Jervis also served as the postulator in the Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Bernard Quinn.

The arrangements are as follows: 

WAKE: Saint Francis of Assisi –Saint Blaise R.C. Church
319 Maple Street
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Tel: (718) 756-2015 

Monday, September 11, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:45 PM 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM 


VIGIL MASS: Saint Francis of Assisi –Saint Blaise R.C. Church
319 Maple Street
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Tel: (718) 756-2015 

Monday, September 11, 2023
7:00 PM 


FUNERAL: Saint Francis of Assisi –Saint Blaise R.C. Church
319 Maple Street
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Tel: (718) 756-2015 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
11:00 AM 


BURIAL: Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

 

Monsignor Jervis was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. 

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 The Jervis Family, C/O Saint Francis of Assisi – Saint Blaise R.C. Church, 319 Maple Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225

 

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

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Brooklyn Diocese Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann

POPE FRANCIS ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF BROOKLYN DIOCESE
AUXILIARY BISHOP NEIL TIEDEMANN

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Neil Tiedemann, C.P., Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The resignation was publicized earlier today in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

As required by Canon (Church) law, at the age of 75, all bishops must submit a letter of resignation from the ecclesiastical office they hold. It is then a determination of the Holy See when to accept the resignation.

“I am grateful for Bishop Tiedemann’s many years of dedicated service here in Brooklyn and Queens. Bishop Tiedemann has had extraordinary experience beyond the boundaries of our Diocese and therefore was able to enrich us with his knowledge, passion, and dedication to the Church and its people,” said the Most Reverend Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn.

“Throughout my priesthood, I have been blessed, and I am so grateful. I thank Bishops DiMarzio and Brennan for their kindness, support, and encouragement. Of my 48 years as a priest, I have spent 21 here in the Brooklyn Diocese. I am thankful to my brother priests for their friendship. Most importantly, I have been blessed by the wonderful people of our diocese. They make you the priest that you are because they encourage and strengthen you. They teach you so much about life and actually become the face of God in your life,” said the Most Reverend Neil Tiedemann.

Bishop Tiedemann, born on March 5, 1948, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was raised in St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Franklin Square, Long Island. He attended the Passionists’ Holy Cross High School Seminary in Dunkirk, New York, and Holy Family Seminary in West Hartford, Connecticut. In 1970, Tiedemann received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from LaSalle University. In 1975 he earned two master’s degrees in Theology and Divinity from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens. As a seminarian, Tiedemann was involved in outreach efforts with Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens near St. Barbara Parish in Bushwick.

Bishop Tiedemann entered The Passionists, officially the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, in 1970 and professed perpetual vows on Aug. 22, 1974. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 16, 1975, in the Brooklyn Diocese by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero. The bishop’s first assignment was as a parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Jamaica, Queens, from 1975-1982, where he continued his outreach work with Catholic Charities.

Bishop Tiedemann went on to serve at the largely Hispanic parishes of St. Joseph & Michael in Union City, New Jersey, and Blessed Sacrament in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also ministered in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, between 1987 and 1994, where he helped found an AIDS hospice called Casa Pasionista.

One of the joys of Tiedemann’s priesthood has been the opportunity to serve between 1998 and 2005 at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the parish where his grandparents were married. While he served there, he oversaw the 150th-anniversary celebration of the parish.

In 2006, Tiedemann was elected to the Provincial Council of the Passionist Congregation. Two years later, Pope Benedict XVI named him the third Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica.

After eight years of serving on the island of Jamaica, Tiedemann returned home to Brooklyn. He was installed as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn in August 2016. In 2020, he was named Episcopal Vicar of Brooklyn. Tiedemann currently serves as pastor of St. Matthias Parish in Ridgewood, Queens, and serves as the Director of the Diocese of Brooklyn Ministry to Caribbean and Black Catholics.

The Most Reverend Neil Tiedemann will now serve as an Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective immediately.

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Bishop Neil Tiedemann

Photo Courtesy: DeSales Media

USCCB Press Release: https://www.usccb.org/news/2023/pope-francis-accepts-resignation-auxiliary-bishop-neil-tiedemann-cp

VIDEO UDPATE-BISHOP BRENNAN BLESSES EASTER BASKETS

Bishop Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, joined the Polish communities of numerous parishes in Brooklyn this morning to bless the faithful’s Easter food baskets. The Polish tradition includes colorful baskets filled with items such as eggs, meat, sweets, and bread. The food has special significance and is typically blessed on Holy Saturday and enjoyed on Easter Sunday.

“It was important for me to be with the Polish community on Holy Saturday to share in the joy of their rich heritage. During Lent, we fasted because we love Jesus, and now we get to celebrate His glorious Resurrection. It was wonderful to see so many families come out with their beautiful baskets to ask for God’s blessings. In my best Polish, I told them, Szczęść Boże, God Bless you,” said Bishop Robert Brennan.

Video of blessings:  https://vimeo.com/815905567 / Courtesy: DeSales Media

:00-:57    St. Stanislaus Kostka – 607 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

:58-1:47  St. Frances de Chantal – 1273 58th Street, Borough Park, Brooklyn

1:48-2:37 Our Lady of Czestochowa-St Casimir Parish – 224 24th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn

 

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BISHOP BRENNAN TO PRESIDE OVER HOLY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER SERVICES

Bishop Robert Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, will mark this year’s Easter Triduum, the holiest days of the Christian calendar, with a number of Masses, prayer services, and a Good Friday procession beginning tomorrow night, Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023, and continuing through Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

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

Thursday, April 6, 2023
7:30 P.M. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the Washing of the Feet
The Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn

*Live coverage on the Diocesan cable channel, NET TV is available on Spectrum channel 97, Optimum channel 30, and Verizon Fios channel 548, or online at netny.tv

Good Friday, April 7, 2023

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

*Live coverage on the Diocesan cable channel, NET TV is available on Spectrum channel 97, Optimum channel 30, and Verizon Fios channel 548, or online at netny.tv

Saturday, April 8, 2023

10:00 A.M. Blessing of Easter Food Baskets with the Polish community
St. Frances de Chantal (in Polish) – 1273 58th Street, Borough Park, Brooklyn

11:30 A.M. Blessing of Easter Food Baskets with the Polish community
St. Stanislaus Kostka (English and Polish) 607 Humboldt Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

8:00 P.M. The Great Easter Vigil
The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

*Live coverage on the Diocesan cable channel, NET TV is available on Spectrum channel 97, Optimum channel 30, and Verizon Fios channel 548, or online at netny.tv

Sunday, April 9, 2023

11:00 A.M. Easter Sunday Mass
Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn

*Live coverage on the Diocesan cable channel, NET TV is available on Spectrum channel 97, Optimum channel 30, and Verizon Fios channel 548, or online at netny.tv

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BISHOP BRENNAN TO BLESS HOLY OILS AT CHRISM MASS

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BISHOP BRENNAN TO BLESS HOLY OILS AT CHRISM MASS

Bishop Robert Brennan will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass tonight, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. During the Mass, the bishop will bless the oils used by priests all year. He will also lead more than 280 priests and bishops in renewing their promises of service to the Church.

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 the 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.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Live coverage of the Chrism Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. on NET TV. The Brooklyn Diocesan Cable Channel is available on Channel 97 (Spectrum), Channel 30 (Optimum), and Channel 548 (Fios).

Viewers can also watch the programming live on NET TV’s website at www.netny.tv/watchnow.

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BISHOP BRENNAN LEADS PALM SUNDAY PROCESSIONS IN BROOKLYN

BISHOP BRENNAN LEADS PALM SUNDAY PROCESSIONS IN BROOKLYN

            Bishop Robert Brennan began Holy Week with a special Palm Sunday Procession in Spanish at 12:30 p.m. today at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. After an opening prayer and the blessing of the palms, Bishop Brennan led the pilgrims in procession down Vanderbilt Avenue to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, located at 856 Pacific Street.  (Video below)

Palm Sunday commemorates 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.

“We have begun Holy Week here on the streets of Brooklyn imitating the crowd that cried out to the Lord in the holy city of Jerusalem: processing through the streets, welcoming him with songs of praise, ‘Hosanna! Long live the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in heaven! Now we contemplate the deepest mysteries of our faith: the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and his gift of life, given for us in the Eucharist,’” said Bishop Robert Brennan.

            At 4 p.m. today, Bishop Brennan will lead a Nazarene procession with the Venezuelan community, with the carrying of the Cross. After catechesis and prayers at St. Michael-St. Malachy, located at 237 Jerome Street in East New York, Brooklyn, the procession begins and makes its way toward St. Gabriel’s at 749 Linwood St, also in East New York.

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION VIDEO – PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN
COURTESY: DeSales Media/Diocese of Brooklyn

https://vimeo.com/814041828

:00 Bishop Brennan blesses the palms at Grand Army Plaza
:08 Procession leaves Grand Army Plaza
:50 Procession along Vanderbilt Avenue
2:09 Procession arrives at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph for Mass

Prayer at the start of the Palm Sunday Procession
Prayer at the start of the Palm Sunday Procession

Palm Sunday Arch
Procession begins at the Arch

Palm Sunday Procession
Palm Sunday Procession along Vanderbilt Avenue
Palm Sunday Procession
Bishop Brennan – Palm Sunday Procession

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CHURCHES OPEN FOR CONFESSION ON RECONCILIATION MONDAY

Bishop Robert Brennan of the Diocese of Brooklyn, in partnership with Timothy Cardinal Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York and Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, invites Catholics to confession on Reconciliation Monday, which will be held this year on Monday, April 3. Churches in the two dioceses and the archdiocese will be open for Catholics to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation in advance of Easter.

Every church within the Diocese of Brooklyn will have a priest available for walk-in confessions from 2 PM to 4 PM, and from 6 PM to 9 PM. The scheduled times are the same in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Reconciliation Monday allows the faithful an opportunity to confess their sins in anonymity, as they can go to a parish different from their own.

Reconciliation Monday is an opportunity to experience the healing power of our Lord. The call to reconciliation before Easter is a powerful one, as we come before the Lord to ask for His mercy and His peace. I encourage many to take the time to confess their sins, so they can prepare for our Lord’s Resurrection free of burdens,” said Bishop Robert Brennan.

To find a parish near you in Brooklyn or Queens, visit dioceseofbrooklyn.org.

 

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Programación del Miércoles de Ceniza e inicio de la peregrinación de Cuaresma, junto a Mons. Brooklyn Robert Brennan

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: 21 de febrero de 2023

CONTACTOS DE PRENSA:

Adriana Rodríguez
646-241-9805
arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

John Quaglione
718-576-9180
jquaglione@desalesmedia.org

 

***AVISO A LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN***

MONS. ROBERT BRENNAN CELEBRARÁ EL MIÉRCOLES DE CENIZA
Y DARÁ INICIO A LA PEREGRINACIÓN DIOCESANA DE CUARESMA

El Reverendísimo Robert J. Brennan, obispo de Brooklyn, celebrará la Misa de mediodía e impondrá la ceniza este Miércoles de Ceniza, 22 de febrero de 2023, en la Basílica Catedral de St. James, situada en el 250 Cathedral Place, en el downtown de Brooklyn.

La primera Peregrinación Diocesana de Cuaresma de 2023 también comenzará el Miércoles de Ceniza y continuará durante 40 días, recorriendo iglesias por todo Brooklyn y Queens. Al final de la Santa Misa del Miércoles de Ceniza, Mons. Brennan dará inicio a la Peregrinación con la Adoración Eucarística en St. James. Durante la peregrinación por las diferentes iglesias se celebrarán Misas, habrá confesiones, así como rezos del Rosario y momentos de reflexión. Los peregrinos recibirán un pasaporte que podrán acuñar en cada una de las iglesias que visiten. (PDF adjunto).

La Misa y Adoración Eucarística del Miércoles de Ceniza se retransmitirán en directo por el canal de cable diocesano de Brooklyn, NET-TV, disponible en el canal 97 (Spectrum), canal 30 (Optimum) y canal 548 (Fios).

Otras misas que celebrará mañana Mons. Brennan donde también se impondrán las cenizas:

  • 7 a.m. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación (Our Lady of Consolation Church), 184 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (bilingüe: inglés y polaco)
  • 4 p.m. Iglesia de St. Patrick, 39-38 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens (bilingüe: inglés y español)

El Miércoles de Ceniza es la celebración cristiana que marca el comienzo de la Cuaresma. Como es costumbre, la ceniza se obtiene de las palmas bendecidas el Domingo de Ramos del año anterior, que se queman y se mezclan con agua bendita, y termina con la celebración de la Misa de la Cena del Señor, que marca el inicio del Triduo Pascual, los tres días más sagrados del año: Jueves Santo, Viernes Santo y Vigilia Pascual. El Domingo de Resurrección este año se celebrará el 9 de abril.

Invitamos a asistir a miembros de los medios de comunicación. Para confirmar su asistencia, envíe un correo electrónico a arodriguez@desalesmedia.org.

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Brooklyn Bishop Robert Brennan’s Ash Wednesday Schedule & Lenten Pilgrimage Kick-off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2023

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BISHOP ROBERT BRENNAN TO CELEBRATE ASH WEDNESDAY AND KICK-OFF DIOCESAN LENTEN PILGRIMAGE 

The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, will celebrate the Noon Mass and distribute ashes tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at St. James Cathedral Basilica, located at 250 Cathedral Place in Downtown Brooklyn.

The first ever 2023 Diocesan Lenten Pilgrimage will also begin on Ash Wednesday and continue for 40 days, visiting churches throughout Brooklyn and Queens. At the conclusion of the Ash Wednesday Mass, Bishop Brennan will begin the Pilgrimage with Eucharistic Adoration at St. James. At the different churches throughout the pilgrimage, the visits will include Mass, confession, praying the Rosary, and time for reflection. Pilgrims will receive a passport they can get stamped at each church they visit. (PDF attached)

Tomorrow’s Mass and Eucharistic Adoration will be broadcast live on the Brooklyn Diocesan Cable Channel, NET-TV, available on Channel 97 (Spectrum), Channel 30 (Optimum), and Channel 548 (Fios).

Other Masses Bishop Brennan will preside over tomorrow and distribute ashes:

  • 7 a.m.     Our Lady of Consolation Church, 184 Metropolitan Avenue,

Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Bi-lingual English & Polish)

  • 4 p.m.      St. Patrick’s Church, 39-38 29th Street, Long Island City,

Queens (Bi-lingual English & Spanish)

Ash Wednesday begins the Christian observance of the season of Lent. As is customary, the ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made by burning the blessed palms distributed the prior year on Palm Sunday. Lent ends with the celebration of the Sacred Triduum, the three holiest days of the year: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. Easter Sunday will be celebrated this year on April 9, 2023.

Members of the media are welcome to attend and are asked to confirm their attendance via e-mail to arodriguez@desalesmedia.org

Eucharistic Lenten Pilgrimage 2023 Final Documents
Eucharistic Lenten Pilgrimage 2023

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Announcement of Death – Reverend Monsignor John W. Maloney

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Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor John W. Maloney, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Maloney was born on June 4, 1949, in New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on April 19, 1975, and died Thursday, February 2, 2023.

Monsignor Maloney served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Saint Anselm (Brooklyn), Our Lady of Light (Saint Albans), and Saint Mary Magdalene (Springfield Gardens). He also served as Episcopal Vicar for Queens South, and Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Saint Pascal Baylon (Saint Albans). He was also in residence at the Parish of Our Lady of Angels (Brooklyn). On March 1, 2007, Monsignor Maloney was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness. The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Saint Anselm R.C Church, 356 82nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11209
Tel: (718) 238-2900
Monday, February 6, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

VIGIL MASS: 
Saint Anselm R.C Church, 356 82nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11209
Tel: (718) 238-2900
Monday, February 6, 2023
7:00 PM

FUNERAL MASS:
Saint Anselm R.C Church, 356 82nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11209
Tel: (718) 238-2900
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
11:00 AM

BURIAL:
Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Monsignor Maloney was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. 

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 brother, Mr. Robert Maloney, 7825 4th Avenue, Apartment B10, Brooklyn, New York 11209. 

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