The Death of Reverend Edward Brophy

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Phone: 718.399.5990
Fax: 718.399.5934
E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Edward Brophy, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Edmund (Brooklyn). Father Brophy was born on April 3,
1939, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 22, 1993, and died Tuesday,
March 31, 2020, at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in Queens N.Y.
Father Brophy served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the parish of Saint Clare
(Rosedale), and Pastor of Saint Edmund (Brooklyn).

All arrangements and burial are private.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

If you wish to send condolences, please mail to his godson, Glen Katowski, 31 Rosewood Lane,
Wantagh, NY 11793.

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 Steven Aguggia, J.C.L.
Chancellor

Death Notice of a Priest – Brophy, Rev. Edward[1]

The Diocese of Brooklyn Announces the Death of a Beloved Pastor Due to Coronavirus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2020

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The Diocese of Brooklyn Announces the Death of a Beloved Pastor Due to Coronavirus

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to announce the death of 49-year-old Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, Pastor of St. Brigid’s Church in Wyckoff Heights, Brooklyn and Diocesan Coordinator of the Ministry to Mexican immigrants. He died Friday evening, March 27, 2020, at Wyckoff Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn from complications related to the coronavirus and is believed to be the first Catholic priest in the United States to die as a result of COVID-19. 

“This is a sad day and a tremendous loss for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Jorge was a great priest, beloved by the Mexican people and a tireless worker for all of the faithful in Brooklyn and Queens,” said Bishop DiMarzio. A video statement from the Bishop on Father Ortiz’s passing can be found below in English and Spanish.

 Father Jorge, as he was called, was born on October 16, 1970, in Mexico City, Mexico. He was ordained to the Priesthood at the Archdiocese of Newark as a member of the Neocatechumenal Way on May 29, 2004.

He arrived at the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2009 and first ministered at St. Joseph’s in Prospect Heights while also serving as the Chaplain for the mission Ad Gentes in Brooklyn. In 2014, he began serving as Administrator at St. Brigid’s and on July 13, 2019, was installed as the Pastor. On December 10, 2019, he was incardinated into the Diocese, which means he officially became a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Father Jorge coordinated the magnificent Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day traditions in the Diocese of Brooklyn, which include a Mass attended by thousands of pilgrims followed by a torch-lit pilgrimage through the streets of Brooklyn and Queens.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Fr. Jorge is survived by his parents, Jorge and Estella Ortiz, siblings, nieces and nephews.

We pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family, friends and all those to whom he ministered to in the Diocese of Brooklyn. May he rest in the peace of Christ, the Risen Lord.

Bishop DiMarzio’s video statement in English: https://vimeo.com/401710598

Bishop DiMarzio’s video statement in Spanish: https://vimeo.com/401714349

Photos of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay are attached.

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Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Reverend Joseph Gancila


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
:  January 8, 2019

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Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Reverend Joseph Gancila

            The Diocese of Brooklyn regrets to announce the passing of Father Joseph Gancila, a priest in active ministry, currently serving as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Dyker Heights. Father Gancila died on Monday, January 6 at the age of 50.

A vigil mass will be offered tonight, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church, located at 7201-15th Avenue in Brooklyn. The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will be the main celebrant of the mass.

The funeral mass for Father Gancila will be held tomorrow, Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Auxiliary Bishop James Massa serving as the principal celebrant. Monsignor Robert J. Romano, Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will concelebrate the mass, also with Monsignor Thomas Caserta, Monsignor Andrew Vaccari and Father Christopher Bethge.

Father Joseph A. Gancila was born in Brooklyn and attended the parish school at Regina Pacis and Xaverian High School. Father Gancila was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn on June 2, 2001. In addition to his most current assignment, throughout his career, he served as a parochial vicar at St. Mary Mother of Jesus in Bensonhurst; Sacred Heart in Glendale; Our Lady of Angels in Bay Ridge; and St. Bernadette in Dyker Heights.

Father Gancila is survived by his parents, his sisters and several nieces and nephews.

 

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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

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES PASSING OF REV. CYRIL F. DOODY

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Cyril F. Doody, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Doody was born on September 12,
1930, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 1, 1957, and died Tuesday,
September 3, 2019, at his private residence in Sag Harbor, New York.

Father Doody served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Saint Thomas
Aquinas (Brooklyn), Saint Margaret (Middle Village), Resurrection-Ascension (Rego Park), Blessed
Sacrament (Jackson Heights), Saint Kevin (Flushing), Saint Robert Bellarmine (Bayside), Sacred
Heart (Bayside), and Saint Mark (Brooklyn). He also served as a faculty member of Cathedral
Preparatory School and Seminary (Elmhurst).

The arrangements are as follows:

FUNERAL:
Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint Andrew Cemetery
Sag Harbor, New York

Father Doody 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 his brother, Mr. Daniel Doody, 27 Parkway Drive, Sag
Harbor, New York 11963.

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.

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN ANNOUNCES PASSING OF REV. JOSEPH M. NOLAN

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Joseph M. Nolan, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Nolan was born on April 23, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 31, 1947, and died Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston.

Father Nolan served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cambria Heights), as well as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Holy Innocents (Brooklyn), Immaculate Conception (Astoria), Saint Michael (Bay Ridge), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn), Saint Vincent Ferrer (Brooklyn), Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn) and Our Lady of the Snows (Floral Park). He also served as Chaplain of the Young Christian Workers for Kings County and as a member of the Diocesan Priests’ Senate.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:

Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church
115-58 222nd Street
Cambria Heights, New York 11411
Tel: (718) 528-0577

Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

VIGIL:
Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church
115-58 222nd Street Cambria Heights, New York 11411
Tel: (718) 528-0577

Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001

Friday,September 6, 2019 10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn, New York

Father Nolan 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 Joseph M. Nolan, c/o Bishop Mugavero Residence, 7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, New York 11362.

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.

Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2019

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Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Passing of Father Michael Carrano

            The Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing the passing of Father Michael A. Carrano, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, in Middle Village, Queens. Father Carrano died on Sunday, June 23, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Father Carrano was ordained a priest in 1970 and served at various parishes throughout Brooklyn and Queens during his 39 years of service.

 

In 1992, then Bishop Thomas Daily appointed Father Carrano the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry.  His most recent assignment, Pastor of Our Lady of Hope, began in 2009. In the wake of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, Father Carrano played a major role spiritually for FDNY Engine 205/Ladder 118, who lost eight firefighters in the attack.

 

Father Carrano’s wake will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. inside Our Lady of Hope Church located at 61-27 71st Street in Middle Village. A Vigil Mass will also take place at Our Lady of Hope Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will preside at the funeral Mass on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church.

 

PASSING OF REVEREND MICHAEL A. CARRANO

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934

E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend
Michael A. Carrano, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn who was ministering as Pastor of the Parish
of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village. Father Carrano was born on June 7, 1945, in Brooklyn, New
York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1970, and died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the
Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston.

Father Carrano served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parishes of Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary (Brooklyn) and Our Lady of Hope (Middle Village), as well as Parochial Vicar of
the Parishes of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Brooklyn) and Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and Saint
Stephen (Brooklyn). He also served as Principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (Brooklyn),
Director of the Youth Ministry Program of the Catholic Education Office as well as Dean of Queens 6
Deanery.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

VIGIL:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Friday, June 28, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Our Lady of Hope R.C. Church
61-27 71st Street
Middle Village, New York 11379
Tel: (718) 429-5438

Saturday, June 29, 2019 (Please note the time of Funeral Mass is 10:00 AM)
10:00 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Carrano 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 his sister, Mrs. Rose Dionisio, 16433 South 16 Lane,
Phoenix, Arizona 85045.

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

Death Notice of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934 E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Robert W. Blauvelt, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Blauvelt was born on July 19, 1930, in Rosedale, Long Island, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on May 30, 1959, and died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village.

Father Blauvelt served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Saint Stanislaus Kostka (Maspeth), as well as Parochial Vicar of Saint Brendan (Brooklyn), Saint Clare (Rosedale), Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus (Brooklyn, Team Ministry), Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brooklyn), Resurrection- Ascension (Rego Park), Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (Forest Hills), Saint Ann (Flushing) and Saint Camillus (Rockaway Beach). He also served as Faculty of the Queens Division of Cathedral Preparatory Seminary (Elmhurst), Spiritual Director of Saint Paul Cursillo Center as well as Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage Encounter.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

VIGIL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 PM

FUNERAL:
Queen of Peace Residence
110-30 221st Street
Queens Village, New York 11429 Tel: (718) 464-1800
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village, New York

Father Blauvelt 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 his brother, Mr. Douglas Blauvelt, 7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.

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

THE PASSING OF REV. MSGR. MATTHEW F. FOLEY

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215 ● 718.399.5990 ● FAX: 718.399.5934

E-mail: curia@diobrook.org

Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, regrets to inform you of the death of Reverend Monsignor Matthew F. Foley, a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Monsignor Foley was born on May 4, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, was ordained to the Priesthood on June 2, 1956, and died Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, Douglaston. Monsignor Foley served the Diocese of Brooklyn as Pastor of the Parish of Epiphany (Brooklyn) as well as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart (Brooklyn). He also served as Co-Director of Catholic Charities Family Services. On May 14, 1986, he was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

The arrangements are as follows:

WAKE: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FUNERAL: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, New York 11362
Tel: (718) 229-8001
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:30 AM

BURIAL: Saint Peter Cemetery
Liberty, New York

Monsignor Foley 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 his niece, Mrs. Kathleen O’Malley, 91 Hudson Road, Floral Park, New York 11001.

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.