School Closures: Winter Storm Toby

All schools and academies are closed on March 21, 2018, for Winter Storm Tobywhich is expected to deposit 11-15 inches of snow in the New York City area.


From 6:00am EDT, Wed Mar 21 until 6:00am EDT, Thu Mar 22

Issued by: New York City – NY, US, National Weather Service,

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY… * WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 11 TO 15 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY, SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK. * WHEN…FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EDT THURSDAY. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY BY AFTERNOON. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES. A COMBINATION OF THE HEAVY SNOW AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH COULD BRING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES, CREATING POWER OUTAGES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. CHECK LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION SERVICES FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS. &&

Passing of Reverend Robert M. Robinson

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Robert M. Robinson, a senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who was ministering as Parochial Vicar of the Parish of Saint Francis of Assisi–Saint Blaise. Father Robinson was born on November 22, 1943 in Brooklyn, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 31, 1969, and died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Sea Crest Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home in Brooklyn.

Father Robinson served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of SS. Joachim and Anne (Queens Village) and Saint Patrick (Long Island City), as well as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Holy Cross (Brooklyn), Saint John the Evangelist (Brooklyn), Saint Sebastian (Woodside), Saint Gabriel (East Elmhurst), and Saint Barbara (Brooklyn). He also served in the Catholic University in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Sunday, March 18, 2018
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Martin A. Gleason Funeral Homes LLC
149-20 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11354
Tel: (718) 359-6300

FUNERAL:
Monday, March 19, 2018
10:30 AM
SS. Joachim and Anne R.C. Church
218-27 Hollis Avenue
Queens Village, New York 11429
Tel: (718) 465-0124

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Robinson 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 Robert M. Robinson, 35 Dare Court, Brooklyn, New York 11229.

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

Passing of Reverend Dagoberto Noguera

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Dagoberto Noguera, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Noguera was born on October 16, 1949 in Colombia, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 29, 1985, was incardinated into the Diocese of Brooklyn on May 20, 2002 and died Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Colombia, where all arrangements have taken place.

Father Noguera ministered in the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of St. Agatha (Brooklyn), St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus (Brooklyn), Incarnation (Queens Village), St. Leo (Corona) and St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception (Brooklyn).

The Memorial Mass information is as follows:

MEMORIAL:
Friday, March 23, 2018
7:30 PM
St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus R.C. Church
862 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tel: (718) 383-3339

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

PASSING OF Monsignor John E. Mahoney

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Monsignor John E. Mahoney, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was in residence at the Bishop Mugavero residence for Senior Priests. Monsignor Mahoney was born on October 12, 1946, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 27, 1972, and died Sunday, February 19, 2018 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens.

Monsignor Mahoney served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament (Brooklyn), Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Bayside), and Our Lady of Fatima (Jackson Heights) as well as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart (Glendale), Saint Rose of Lima (Queens), and Our Lady of Fatima (Jackson Heights). In addition, Msgr. Mahoney also served as Episcopal Vicar of Brooklyn East, and as part of the Faculty of Cathedral Prep Seminary. The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel
7200 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston,
New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100

VIGIL MASS:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:30 PM

Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100

FUNERAL:
Friday, February 23, 2018 10:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Center Main Chapel
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: 718-299-8001 Ext. 2100

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

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

Condolences may be sent to his sister, Mrs. Katherine Brennan, c/o Gleason Funeral Home, 10-25 150th Street, Whitestone, NY 11357.

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

BISHOP DIMARZIO ISSUES STATEMENT ON FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING

News of yet another mass shooting, this one at a high school in Florida, is heartbreaking and, for many, demoralizing. News reports indicate this is the 18th school shooting this year.

Gun violence has become so prevalent in our country, and people are angry and frustrated.

Please pray with me for the families of the victims as well as for all Americans and our elected leaders, that we may come together to address this senseless violence.

Temporary Suspension On Distribution Of Precious Blood, Flu Season 2018

Due to a severe outbreak of the flu, Bishop DiMarzio has suspended the distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful at Mass. This suspension will be lifted when flu season is over.

While not life-threatening in most cases, the flu can be very dangerous for infants, small children, the elderly, and those who suffer from chronic illness. Bishop DiMarzio reminds the faithful to use common sense precautions when attending Mass or other public functions in their parishes to minimize the spread of the virus.

Specifically, parishioners should refrain from physically exchanging the sign of peace at Mass with a person exhibiting signs of illness. The bishop has asked pastors to make hand sanitizer accessible to all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion as well as Mass celebrants. Given the scale of the latest outbreak, these reminders are intended to protect those most vulnerable in our midst against a serious threat to their health.

Passing Of Monsignor William J. Rodgers

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor William J. Rodgers, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Rodgers was born on May 24, 1922 in South Carolina, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 11, 1949, and died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village.

Monsignor Rodgers served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Saint Lucy-Saint Patrick Parish, as well as Parochial Vicar of the Parishes of Saint Peter Claver (Brooklyn), Saint Benedict the Moor and Saint Patrick (Kent Ave.). He also served as Chaplain of the Queen of Peace Residence. On July 3, 1982, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness. The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429
Tel: (718) 464-1800

VIGIL:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:30 PM

Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429
Tel: (718) 464-1800

FUNERAL:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
11:00 AM

Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429
Tel: (718) 464-1800

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Monsignor Rodgers was a member of the Priests’ Purgatorial Society. All priests are invited to concelebrate the Liturgy. Please bring your diocesan vestments. 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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

Passing Of Monsignor John A. Burns

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor John A. Burns, retired senior priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Monsignor Burns was born on August 2, 1922 in Yonkers, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 22, 1948, and died Monday, January 8, 2018, at Coney Island Hospital. Monsignor Burns served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven (Brooklyn), Temporary Administrator of Guardian Angel, (Brooklyn) and as Parochial Vicar of St. Sebastian (Woodside) and St. Ephrem (Brooklyn). On February 25, 1988, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

Wake:
McManus Funeral Home
4601 Avenue N
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Tel: (718) 377-5200

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, January 11, 2018
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Vigil Mass:
Mary Queen of Heaven R.C. Church
1395 E. 56th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Tel: (718) 763-2330

Thursday, January 11, 2018
7:30 PM

Funeral Mass:
Mary Queen of Heaven R.C. Church
1395 E. 56th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11234
Tel: (718) 763-2330

Friday, January 12, 2018
10:30 AM

Burial:
Mount St. Mary Cemetery
Flushing, New York

Monsignor Burns 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 Mary Queen of Heaven R.C. Church 1395 E. 56th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11234.

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

Passing of Reverend William A. Smith

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend William A. Smith, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who was residing at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests in Douglaston, after being in residence at Corpus Christi R.C. Church (Woodside) for several years. Father Smith was born on September 18, 1946, was ordained to the Priesthood on March 30, 1974, and died Friday, January 5, 2018 at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Father Smith served the Diocese of Brooklyn as pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua (Ozone Park), Saint Martin of Tours- Fourteen Holy Martyrs (Brooklyn), Our Lady of Lourdes (Brooklyn), and Saint LucySaint Patrick (Brooklyn). He also served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Solace (Brooklyn), Incarnation (Queens Village), Our Lady of Refuge (Brooklyn), Saint Agnes and Sacred Heart Chapel (Brooklyn), and Holy Name (Brooklyn), and as a Counselor in Canon Law in the Tribunal.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Corpus Christi
31-30 61st Street
Woodside, New York
Tel: (718) 278-8114

Sunday, January 7, 2018
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL MASS:
Corpus Christi
31-30 61st Street
Woodside, New York
Tel: (718) 278-8114

Sunday, January 7, 2018
7:00 PM

FUNERAL:
Corpus Christi
31-30 61st Street
Woodside, New York
Tel: (718) 278-8114

Monday, January 8, 2018
12:00 PM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

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

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 Vicar for Canonical Affairs

Winter Storm School Openings And Closings For 01-05-18

Due to Snowstorm Grayson, many schools in the diocese are closed, but some have remained open. Please check this list to find the status of your school. Your individual school may have more information if needed.


** UPDATE **
Additional Closed Schools As of The Morning Of Friday, January 5


Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Astoria
Incarnation Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy of Howard Beach
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Academy
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Academy of Bellerose
Saint Joseph Catholic Academy
Saint Margaret Catholic Academy


Schools Open On Friday, January 5, 2018


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy
Saint Brigid Catholic Academy
Saint Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy
Saint Patrick Catholic Academy
Salve Regina Catholic Academy


Schools Closed On Friday, January 5, 2018


Divine Mercy Catholic Academy
Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy Douglaston
Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy Bayside
Good Shepherd Catholic Academy
Holy Angels Catholic Academy
Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy
Holy Family Catholic Academy
Holy Trinity Catholic Academy
Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy
Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Academy
Midwood Catholic Academy
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy
Notre Dame Catholic Academy
Our Lady’s Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Fatima School
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Academy
Our Lady of the Angelus Catholic Academy
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy
Queen of All Saints Catholic Academy
Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy
Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy (Bayside)
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy (Cambria Heights)
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy (Glendale)
Saint Adalbert Catholic Academy
Saint Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy
Saint Anselm Catholic Academy
Saint Athanasius Catholic Academy
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Academy
Saint Bernadette Catholic Academy
Saint Bernard Catholic Academy
Saint Camillus Catholic Academy
Saint Catherine of Genoa/Saint Therese of Lisieux Catholic Academy
Saint Clare Catholic Academy
Saint Edmund School
Saint Elizabeth Catholic Academy
Saint Ephrem School
Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy
Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Academy
Saint Helen Catholic Academy
Saint Joan of Arc School
Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy
Saint Kevin Catholic Academy
Saint Leo Catholic Academy
Saint Luke School
Saint Mark Catholic Academy
Saint Matthias Catholic Academy
Saint Mel Catholic Academy
Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Academy
Saint Pancras School
Saint Peter Catholic Academy
Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Academy
Saint Saviour Catholic Academy
Saint Sebastian Catholic Academy
Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy
Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens
Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy
Saints Joachim and Anne School
Visitation Academy