Fall 2014 School of Evangelization Guidebook

2014-10-01_12-11-11The staff of the School of Evangelization has published the first edition of its Guidebook for September 2014 to January 2015. This Guide was created to provide information relating to the various programs, courses, events, and initiatives of the diocesan Office of Faith Formation, Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), and the Pastoral Institute. The Guidebook is available online at www.bqonlineformation.org; click on the Resource tab to access the Guidebook link.

A new Guidebook will be published in January and July of each year. Printed copies of the Guidebook will be available free of charge to order and will be available for pickup at the School of Evangelization Inaugural Gathering on September 18, 2014 at Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians Church in Woodside. Please email Christine Georgi at cgeorgi@diobrook.org to place your order (limit of 20 copies per parish/school/academy).

Please contact Ted Musco, Executive Director of the School of Evangelization with any questions at 718.965.7300 or tmusco@diobrook.org.


Announcing the Fall Semester School of Evangelization Courses

Diocese of Brooklyn Evan coursesRegistration for the Fall Semester School of Evangelization courses is now available at www.bqonlineformation.org. All registration and payment is now done online. A certificate will also be provided online, once you successfully complete the course.

A schedule of classes can be found here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christine Georgi, Registrar, at cgeorgi@diobrook.org or 718.281.9544.

Office of Charity and Giving

This Parish Giving Office under Monsignor Gigantiello’s direction oversees all parish giving and increased offering programs. He also serves as Executive Director for the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Annual Catholic Appeal. As Vicar for Development Monsignor oversees the Alive In Hope Foundation, Futures In Education Foundation and Futures In Education Endowment Foundation in addition to the Parish Giving Office.


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Office of Communications

The Office of Communications is the conduit by which Bishop Robert Brennan and other officials of the Diocese of Brooklyn convey information, statements, pastoral letters, and related material to the public through print and electronic media. It also provides advice and counsel to parishes and schools on news-related issues that may pertain to them. Read more »

Office of Faith Formation

The Office of Faith Formation of the Diocese of Brooklyn offers lifelong and comprehensive formation in the Catholic Faith to all persons so that they may become disciples of Jesus and witnesses to the Gospel. We realize this mission through servant leadership that promotes faith formation for children, youth, adults, families, and all persons of special needs in a variety of settings in our multi-cultural, totally urban diocese.  Through our ministry, we collaborate with other diocesan agencies and pastoral leaders in forming genuinely holy people actively engaged in the New Evangelization.


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Office of Migration

About the Catholic Migration Office (CMO)

Founded in 1971 in response to Pope Paul VI’s call for the care of immigrants, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Catholic Migration Office now welcomes thousands of immigrants each year. Since its inception, the office has served immigrants from at least 167 countries who, collectively, speak more than 80 languages. Read more »

Office of the Tribunal

The Diocesan Tribunal serves as an extension of the Bishop’s ministry of justice in the world. The Church has a long tradition of maintaining its own legal system, called “canon law”; the Tribunal is, in effect, the “court” for that system.

Much of our work surrounds the process of marriage annulment, an often misunderstood concept. We hope these pages will clarify what an annulment is, and answer most of your questions. The Tribunal also works to resolve questions of authority and jurisdiction within the Church, and serves to protect the rights of both institutions and individuals.

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