***MEDIA ADVISORY**”ART FEST” HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND AT QUEENS CHURCH

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2019

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QUEENS CATHOLIC CHURCH CELEBRATES “ART FEST” THIS WEEKEND

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing that Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church will host a parish “Art Fest” this weekend in the Church Hall, located at 215-35 38th Avenue, in the Bayside section of Queens.

 

The event will feature an array of artwork on display including photos, pencil and ink drawings, paintings and hand-crafted items. Among the highlights will be the display of artwork created by parishioner Mary Boyd and 4 generations of her family artistry.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday, October 20, from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM and again from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

 

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***QUEENS CATHOLIC ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2019

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QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PRAY, SING AND SALSA DANCE TO CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

            The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing that St. Sebastian Catholic Academy will host a special assembly to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the school this Friday, October 18, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m., located at 39-76 58th Street in the Woodside section of Queens.

 

The event will feature students saying prayers and singing songs in Spanish, as well as a Salsa dance performance.  The students of St. Sebastian’s have been learning about Hispanic Heritage Month in their Spanish classes throughout the last month.

 

Members of the media are invited to attend.  To confirm your attendance, please send an email to jquaglione@desalesmedia.org.

STATUE HONORING MOTHER CABRINI PART OF THE COLUMBUS DAY FLOAT SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2019

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**VIDEO: COLUMBUS DAY PARADE/DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN MOTHER CABRINI FLOAT**
https://vimeo.com/366348469

***COURTESY: DeSales Media Group***

 

STATUE HONORING MOTHER CABRINI PART OF THE COLUMBUS DAY FLOAT SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn featured a Mother Cabrini statue aboard their float today at the 2019 New York City Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan.

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn rode on the float, boarding in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Mother Cabrini recently received the most nominations in the “She Built NYC” competition, which aims to build more statues honoring women. But despite earning this top ranking, a public statue honoring her life was not chosen as part of the City’s current plans.

Today, Governor Cuomo announced his support for a new memorial to honor Mother Cabrini; a State Commission that will work with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the Diocese of Brooklyn and others to site and fund the new statue.

“I welcome the assistance the Governor is promising in erecting a statue for Mother Cabrini, which we hope is a monument to her for her work on behalf of immigrants. We will work with Governor Cuomo’s office to make it happen,” said Bishop DiMarzio.

 

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STATUE HONORING MOTHER CABRINI TO BE PART OF THE COLUMBUS DAY FLOAT SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2019

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***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

STATUE HONORING MOTHER CABRINI TO BE PART OF THE COLUMBUS DAY FLOAT SPONSORED BY THE DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn today announced that it will be featuring a Mother Cabrini statue aboard their float which will be part of the 2019 New York City Columbus Day Parade, on Monday, October 14, 2019, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn will get on the float upon its arrival in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (5th Avenue between East 49th and 50th Streets) at approximately 1:00 p.m.

 

Mother Cabrini recently received the most votes in the “She Built NYC” competition, which aims to build more statues honoring women. But despite earning this top ranking, a public statue honoring her life is not part of the City’s current plans.

 

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

 

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Bishop DiMarzio Visits Buffalo

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2019

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Bishop DiMarzio Visits Buffalo

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn visited Buffalo earlier this week as part of the Apostolic Visitation announced recently.  He met with and interviewed more than 30 individuals and has plans to return for additional meetings later this month.

The Bishop takes his role as Visitator seriously and is determined to continue the fact-finding mission he has been directed to carry out by the Holy See.  Both lay faithful and clergy, members of the Diocesan staff, and others have been invited to be a part of this process so that Bishop DiMarzio can gather information from several perspectives as part of this fact-finding mission of the Buffalo Diocese.

Bishop DiMarzio has pledged to do his best to learn the facts and gain a thorough understanding of the situation in Buffalo.  Upon completion of the visitation, Bishop DiMarzio will submit a report to the Congregation for Bishops at the Vatican.

No additional information will be shared beyond this statement at this time.

 

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**VIDEO UPDATE – PROCESSION & PRAYERS FOR MOTHER CABRINI STATUE**

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2019

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***VIDEO UPDATE-Procession with more than a thousand Catholics from Mother Cabrini Park to Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church, Carroll Gardens
Video Courtesy: DeSales Media Group – https://vimeo.com/364666991

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS FAITHFUL KEEP HOPE ALIVE FOR MOTHER CABRINI STATUE

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will host a procession and Mass this Sunday, October 6, 2019, starting at 3 PM, in support of the construction of a public statue recognizing Mother Cabrini as part of the “She Built NYC” program.

 

The procession will begin at 3 PM in Mother Cabrini Park, located at 41 President Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn. The procession will continue to Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church located at 125 Summit Street, where Mass will begin at 4 PM.

 

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants, arrived in New York in 1889 with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Mother Cabrini Park is located at the former site of a church building where Mother Cabrini first ministered to the poor immigrants of the Italian community.

 

“Mother Frances Cabrini was certainly one of the women who built New York City. Her work to establish orphanages, schools, and a hospital, along with her commitment to immigrants, absolutely should be recognized. The failure to honor Mother Cabrini with a public statue would be an affront to many New Yorkers, especially Italian-Americans, who see her as most deserving,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

**MEDIA ADVISORY**SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3PM, PROCESSION & PRAYERS FOR MOTHER CABRINI STATUE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2019

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***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

BROOKLYN AND QUEENS FAITHFUL KEEP HOPE ALIVE FOR MOTHER CABRINI STATUE

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn today is announcing that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn, will host a procession and Mass this Sunday, October 6, 2019, starting at 3 PM, in support of the construction of a public statue recognizing Mother Cabrini as part of the “She Built NYC” program.

 

The procession will begin at 3 PM in Mother Cabrini Park, located at 41 President Street in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn. The procession will continue to Sacred Hearts – St. Stephen Church located at 125 Summit Street, where Mass will begin at 4 PM.

 

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants, arrived in New York in 1889 with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Mother Cabrini Park is located at the former site of a church building where Mother Cabrini first ministered to the poor immigrants of the Italian community.

 

“Mother Frances Cabrini was certainly one of the women who built New York City. Her work to establish orphanages, schools, and a hospital, along with her commitment to immigrants, absolutely should be recognized. The failure to honor Mother Cabrini with a public statue would be an affront to many New Yorkers, especially Italian-Americans, who see her as most deserving,” said the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES PASSING OF REV. PHI PHU (ANTONIUS) HO, C.S.J.B.

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Phi Phu (Antonius) Ho, C.S.J.B., a priest of the Congregation of Saint John the Baptist. Fr. Ho ministered in the Diocese of Brooklyn for the past thirteen years at the Parish of Saint John Vianney (Flushing), with his last assignment as Pastor. He was also Diocesan Coordinator of the Queens Chinese Apostolate. Father Ho was born on December 1, 1965, in Vietnam, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1995, and died Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Calvary Hospital, Bronx.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Central Funeral Home
162-14 Sanford Avenue
Flushing, New York 11358
Tel: (718) 353-2424

Friday, September 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

VIGIL:

Saint John Vianney R.C. Church
140-10 34th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354
Tel: (718) 762-7920

Friday, September 27, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:

Saint John Vianney R.C. Church
140-10 34th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354
Tel: (718) 762-7920

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 AM

BURIAL:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Hawthorne, New York

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to the Family of Reverend Phi Phu (Antonius) Ho, C.S.J.B., 131 Genoa Way, Upland, California 91786.

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 Moderator of the Curia

QUEENS CATHOLIC CHURCH VANDALIZED TWO SUNDAYS IN A ROW

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2019

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NYPD INVESTIGATING VANDALISM TWO SUNDAYS IN A ROW AT QUEENS CHURCH

 

The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing they are working with the New York City Police

Department in response to two acts of vandalism, which occurred this past week, on the property at St. Gerard Majella in the Hollis section of Queens.

 

This past Sunday evening, a woman broke into the parking lot and caused significant damage to the Rosary Stations which were crafted in Italy, the parish signs affixed to the fence and the sprinkler system. The pastor estimates the value of the damage at approximately $10,000.  The woman seen in the surveillance video, which has been handed over to the 103rd Precinct, is the same person who the Sunday before, on September 8, was captured on video in the parking lot ripping down signs and damaging potted plants bearing the parish name.

 

“The things damaged were all purchased through the fundraising of parishioners and the Generation of Faith Diocesan campaign. These are hurtful attacks against the image of Mary and the parish.  Such acts of religious intolerance have no place within our society, and every house of worship, regardless of their beliefs, should be respected. We are praying for the person and for justice,” said Father Josephjude C. Gannon, Pastor of St. Gerard Majella.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. St. Gerard Majella is located at 188-16 91st Avenue in Hollis, Queens.

 

 

 

Photos Courtesy of The Tablet